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Lions’ Jackson calls Logan Mankins “a dirty bastard”

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During last week’s Patriots-Lions game, New England offensive lineman Logan Mankins was flagged for grabbing Detroit defensive lineman Lawrence Jackson by the facemask. Jackson’s teammate Ndamukong Suh stepped in and went after Mankins, and now Jackson is saying that the whole confrontation that went on between the teams is a result of Mankins’ dirty play.

Yeah, he’s a dirty bastard,” Jackson said. “That’s all. He’s dirty. I kind of called him out on it. Things got a little rough. It seems like defense is always on the short end of the stick in the league. The offense gets away with a lot of stuff, especially the offensive line; 95% of it doesn’t get called.”

When told of Jackson’s comments, Mankins wasn’t particularly bothered.

That’s fine,” Mankins said. “Everyone has their own opinion.”

Mankins also said he disagrees with the rapidly growing belief around the league that Suh plays dirty.

“I wouldn’t say Suh’s a dirty player,” Mankins said. “I think Suh’s a great player. He’s got a load of talent. He plays good and he plays hard. He defends his teammates. He does all the things that I would want in a teammate.”

Those are some very measured and reasonable comments from a dirty bastard.

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  1. Tribe&Browns&Cavs says: Aug 31, 2011 6:34 AM

    Wait, was Jackson insulting Mankins or complimenting his rap skills by comparing him to ODB?

  2. ButkisMyDick says: Aug 31, 2011 6:37 AM

    I know how annoying hearing about “The Patriot Way” is.. but the difference in their comments says enough.

  3. pftwstbshmc says: Aug 31, 2011 6:41 AM

    Hmmmm…. wonder what this clean cut Mr. Jackson did to put Mr. Mankins over the edge?
    Yeah, Mankins is a a dirty player. How about Jackson. Does anyone think that he may have instigated this whole thing? Players don’t usually do the things they do that create this type of response without reason. Whatever Jackson did to put Mankins over the edge will most likely never be known, but something tells me it wasn’t because he is a “clean player”.

  4. angrycorgi says: Aug 31, 2011 6:41 AM

    So a facemask penalty = Dirty Bastard, but repeatedly slamming QBs to the ground by their head long after the ball is gone or whistle is blown = NOT Dirty Player??

    Uh, right…

  5. akulabug says: Aug 31, 2011 6:44 AM

    Give me 40 million and you can call me worse than that

  6. dirtdawg55 says: Aug 31, 2011 6:54 AM

    Any player worth having on your team should always have a bit of dirty bastard in them.

    It’s not all “let’s play fair and get along”. The stuff that happens in the trenches and at the bottom of piles is pretty rough stuff. It is all about who can impose their will on the other guy and the other team.

    That kind of “dirty” is different from trying to take put a guy’s knees or crap like that. I am sure Logan – and trust me, I am no Patriots fan but would love to have this guy on the team I root for – is just a tough old throwback player who doesn’t take crap from anyone. If that makes him a dirty bastard, so be it.

  7. gi141 says: Aug 31, 2011 6:56 AM

    Football is a rough and violent sport by nature, even at the pee-wee level. The NFL is highly competitive and it is how these guys feed their family. ‘Dirty’ is relative.

    Want some true stories of how ‘dirty’ the play in the NFL is? Read NFL:Unplugged. Fantastic read. Not a fluffly, NFL is pretty, football is super, kind of book. It’s first hand stories of the insane things NFL players put their bodies and minds through to succeed at the highest level. The comments aimed at Javon Kearse are hilarious and dead on point.

    Anyway, if an O-lineman is playing dirty, kick is f’ing teeth out when he’s down in a pile. Or try and eye gouge him. Spit in his mouth, spike his balls…or just try and rip them off his body with your hands. There are any number of ways to fight fire with fire without crying to the media (you hear me Jamar Chaney?).

  8. coke566 says: Aug 31, 2011 6:59 AM

    angrycorgi and the rest of you people trying to harp on about him being dirty are absolutely pathetic. You keep throwing things against the wall to see if they stick, hoping to get a credible source from inside the league to come out and say he’s dirty. When are you going to start feeling stupid because no ones going to come forward and say it. The players know he plays tough but within the boundaries. Go watch the pro bowling league or something, a little less contact you might be interested in it.

  9. dirtdawg55 says: Aug 31, 2011 7:00 AM

    Patriot’s way? Hee, hee. Pretty sure that will invite comments about cheating or how can you even have a “way” when your history of success is a decade or so.

    More like Belichick’s way. Let the play do the talking boys. That’s one reason he was annoyed with Welker last year.

  10. blake110 says: Aug 31, 2011 7:20 AM

    Losers are haters. The Patriot Way is the best way…or the Steeler Way…

  11. jpb12 says: Aug 31, 2011 7:21 AM

    Lions trying to make some noise.
    I thought they were going to intimidate and impose fear?

  12. bigsweat says: Aug 31, 2011 7:25 AM

    Really we are still talking about this?? Im a BIG Pats fan and Mankins does do alot a “dirty” stuff… As do ALL football players. GET OVER THIS STORY AND MOVE TO THE NEXT!!!

  13. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Aug 31, 2011 7:27 AM

    Most every good offensive lineman at any level, from pop warner up, is a dirty player, ESPECIALLY in the interior line. Grabbing facemasks, grabbing jerseys, grabbing shoelaces, chopblocking DTs in the nuts, whatever it takes to keep them from touching the QB. Basically whatever you can get away with between the whistles short of spitting in a guy’s face or going Foster on someone’s knee to help your teammates. Offensive line is just like this by nature; it’s no indictment on Mankins for playing the position the way that it is meant to be played.

  14. iflounder says: Aug 31, 2011 7:33 AM

    mankins is also a child molester.

  15. lockoftheweak says: Aug 31, 2011 7:41 AM

    Well, you have to do a little digging but you will find that in 2010 Detroit was the 31st most penalized team in the NFL and NE was 8th.

    Detroit def. line 2010 penalties:

    CLIFF AVRIL
    Chicago: 15, Roughing the passer
    Giants: 15, Roughing the passer; 2, Personal foul, roughing
    Jets: 5, Illegal use of hands

    NDAMUKONG SUH
    Philadelphia: 4, Offside
    Minnesota: 15, Roughing the passer
    Giants: 5, Illegal use of hands
    Buffalo: 5, Offside
    Dallas: 6, Horse collar
    New England: 15, Unsportsmanlike conduct

    COREY WILLIAMS
    Philadelphia: 5, Offside
    Green Bay: 5, Illegal formation (PAT block)
    St. Louis: 5, Offside
    Giants: 5, Offside
    Jets: 5, Offside
    Buffalo: 5, Offside
    Dallas: 5, Offside
    New England: 5, Offside; 5, Offside

    KYLE VANDEN BOSCH
    Green Bay: 5, Offside; 0, Personal foul (offset); 0, Offside (declined); 5, Offside
    St. Louis: 5, Offside
    New England: 5, Offside

  16. tigers182 says: Aug 31, 2011 7:45 AM

    I drove down Patriot Way one time. It was a dirty road with camera’s throughout it.

  17. fcs34 says: Aug 31, 2011 7:46 AM

    Logan Mankins doesn’t have a problem with you f**cking him but he does have a little problem with you not f**cking him

  18. patpatriotagain says: Aug 31, 2011 7:54 AM

    dirtdawg55 says:
    how can you even have a “way” when your history of success is a decade or so.
    —————————————————
    maybe if you had a knowledge of history, you’d know that since the merger in 1970, the patriots have won 12 division titles.
    contrast that with the jets post 1970 – 2 divisional championships

  19. evrybdyhas1 says: Aug 31, 2011 7:57 AM

    So what, they also have fat bastard on D.

  20. Ralphie says: Aug 31, 2011 7:58 AM

    He’s a tough SOB. I’d sure as hell want Mankins on my team. With the QB being the most important position on the field for the O I want the nastiest, meanest basta*ds on my team guarding him. Jackson can call Mankins dirty, but there’s no disagreeing that fellow players around the league regard him as one of the top guards in the league and regularly call him a “throwback” and a “mauler”. I can’t think of a better compliment for an offensive lineman.

  21. sschmiggles says: Aug 31, 2011 8:04 AM

    Funny thing is, Mankins’ comments will probably get under Jackson’s skin more than any trash talking would.

  22. gloss233 says: Aug 31, 2011 8:14 AM

    Jackson is a bust that loves to yapp , sure he can put upsome stats when he is playing with a all pro like suh , maybe he should string together more then 1 season before he talks about someone that would dominate him like Mankins would and im not even a pats fan.

  23. wallypeezy says: Aug 31, 2011 8:14 AM

    I’m a lifelong Lions fan and there ain’t no way in hell I would consider Mankins (or Suh) to be dirty players.

    Ask any other Pro Bowler or HOF’er, past or present, and I bet they love both these guys and say they play the game the way it’s supposed to be played.

    It’s the random guys around the league, good – but not great players, who get manhandled by dudes like Suh and Mankins that play the “dirty” card, as it’s the only explanation beyond coming out and saying they can’t hang with the big boys.

    Mankins take on Suh isn’t surprising at all, nor would I consider it part of the “Patriot way”. He knew there was nothing wrong with Suh coming to his teammates back, it’s exactly what Mankins would have done and would have expected from anyone else on his team.

  24. flipadelphia says: Aug 31, 2011 8:16 AM

    pftwstbshmc says: Aug 31, 2011 6:41 AM

    Hmmmm…. wonder what this clean cut Mr. Jackson did to put Mr. Mankins over the edge?
    Yeah, Mankins is a a dirty player. How about Jackson. Does anyone think that he may have instigated this whole thing? Players don’t usually do the things they do that create this type of response without reason. Whatever Jackson did to put Mankins over the edge will most likely never be known, but something tells me it wasn’t because he is a “clean player”.
    ———————————————————-

    Hmmmm…maybe getting his o-line and qb owned the entire first half was enough to put Mankins over the edge. O-linemen and not just Mankins hold this D-line and use dirty tactics (hands to the face) on just about every play…especially on Suh, and it’s rarely called.

  25. ajknox88 says: Aug 31, 2011 8:20 AM

    Jackson does make a good point that the offensive line gets away with way more than any other position.

  26. tigers182 says: Aug 31, 2011 8:20 AM

    You really took all that time to show all the offsides penalties?

  27. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Aug 31, 2011 8:22 AM

    There isn’t a QB in this league who wouldn’t want Mankins lining up in front of him. Call him whatever you like, but just like Suh, I’ll take him on my team every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

  28. camjon32 says: Aug 31, 2011 8:25 AM

    Couldn’t help but notice MDS is writing about the Lions an awful lot recently. This is a non story however…

    Who cares if Mankins is “dirty”…he’s an offensive lineman charged with the task of protecting Brady, a difficult job provided he’s an immobile QB. I would LOVE to have Mankins on my team…

    …and I’m a LIONS fan! This article proves that the Lions are, once again, becoming relevant…because it’s such a non story!!!

  29. notsosmartski says: Aug 31, 2011 8:25 AM

    Back in the day, this would not even be discussed. Ever since women had to work, men began talking about stuff like this. What a world we live in today. Get over it people.Move on.

  30. ravensfan4life52 says: Aug 31, 2011 8:34 AM

    ODB!!

  31. furious76 says: Aug 31, 2011 8:54 AM

    Patriots are always dirty when they are losing the game. Sorest losers in all of pro sports.

    Lions are contenders this year, Pats are lucky they won’t have to face the Lions in the regular season this year, the o-line got worked like a 3 dollar hooker.

  32. homelanddefense says: Aug 31, 2011 9:02 AM

    Mankins does have a mean streak to him. The difference between him and the two Lions players running their mouth is he gives his opponents respect instead of spouting off like a teenager.

  33. scudbot says: Aug 31, 2011 9:02 AM

    Lions: Yap stars.

  34. m2karateman says: Aug 31, 2011 9:09 AM

    Interesting. People on this forum, including Pats fans, have been calling Ndamukong Suh a dirty player. But see how quickly those same people come to the defense of Mankins. See how they make excuses, one actually accusing LoJack of somehow taunting Mankins into his actions.

    My, how the tables turn.

    So…why does Ndamukong Suh manhandle QBs? Did you ever think that maybe it’s because he gets held just about every play, and it rarely gets called? Maybe it is the pent up frustration that comes from something like that which causes him to go “over the top”?

    Regardless, all linemen will do what they have to, legal or not, to succeed in their assignments. If Mankins has to hold, then that’s what he’ll do. If Suh has to add some extra pop when he hits a QB, then that’s what he’ll do. It makes them NFL caliber players.

  35. bigboi30 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:14 AM

    Please , can we get on with this? Seriously!! Niether Suh or Mankins are dirty. Both play the game the way it was intended. Its funny all you that cry about the NFL getting to soft are the same ones crying on here every week about someone getting hit to hard, a QB getting thrown. I mean come on, I love the fact that we had men in the trenches showing us football isnt dead. Ask any real football player, coach, or fan what goes on in the trenches is what controles a game. There is a reason these guys a freakishly huge and strong, whoever controls the trenches, controls the game. Seriously, let them play, and if you little cry babies cant handle watching the game the way it was intended to be played, switch the channel to Danceing With the Stars, thats more your level.

    GO LIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. kevinfromphilly says: Aug 31, 2011 9:19 AM

    Oh my God, he killed Kenny!

  37. england123 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:19 AM

    Just curious as to why we are brushing this aside as a non issue purely on the fact that Mankins is well spoken. Im pretty sure that how articulate you are has nothing to do with how dirty you play on the field….

  38. omegaichiban says: Aug 31, 2011 9:21 AM

    When linemen are instructed to “hold” on the inside so the refs can’t see it at all levels, the playing field is already unlevel. There’s holding on every play and i’m pretty sure the book doesn’t say “let it go if it doesn’t affect the play”. Having said that, who’s to say Mankins didn’t do something dirty?

  39. craggt says: Aug 31, 2011 9:30 AM

    I haven’t watched Mankins play enough to comment on whether or not he is a dirty player but on this play I feel pretty confident in saying that Mankins was the one who made a dirty play not Suh. He was pulling Jackson around by his facemask way way after the play, which is absolutely unacceptable. This isn’t about playing with intensity, or being old school or protecting his quarterback, this was him being angry, doing something illegal and getting called out on it.
    Suh stepped in to help his teammate, which Mankins pretty much acknowledged in his comments.
    From the sounds of it Mankins is a very good O-lineman, but pulling a defender around by his facemask after the play has long been whistled dead doesn’t help your quarterback or your team.

  40. homelanddefense says: Aug 31, 2011 9:35 AM

    craggt, I dont disagree. And I dont blame Suh for coming to his teammates aid, neither does Mankins if you saw any of his comments. The punch was a bit over the top though.

  41. peanutbutter&jelly says: Aug 31, 2011 9:56 AM

    WOW! a patriot story involving being dirty or in other words cheating no way not in this life time it just cant be true.

  42. tatum064 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:59 AM

    ol Dirty, kept it real.

    ““I think Suh’s a great player. He’s got a load of talent. He plays good and he plays hard. He defends his teammates. He does all the things that I would want in a teammate.”

    Wait till Haynesworth AND Vince Wilfork get going…thought you’ve seen dirty?…think again.

  43. jpolston90 says: Aug 31, 2011 10:00 AM

    As a former athlete, I agree with Jackson on multiple things. 1: The offense is always more favored than the defense, in any sport, but especially football. 2: Offensive line gets away with 95% if not more than they should. I played linebacker and safety on defense and a rushing fullback on offense. I had to deal with lines holding me nonstop, doing illegal blocks all the times, hands to the face excessively.. all of it. Then I had to run behind it after all the holes those illegal things would open up. I have seen the lack of calls from both sides of the ball. It’s this way through highschool, college, and pros. There are VERY few offensive lineman who need to do this in the pros. Some have the brute strength to handle anything that comes at them as well as the agility to watch the ends. Still, even they will get flagged for some penalties because linemen are taught ways to cheat, period. All positions that have any sort of ways to cut an edge are taught those ways and told to use them sparingly. You don’t believe this FACT? You’re either ignorant or just don’t pay attention. Mankins is a dirty offensive lineman.. period. Suh, while I like the fact that he plays til the whistle, can go overboard on the QB, and while I hate QBs, the fact that Suh intentionally slams them well after the release of the ball makes him dirty. Every player is dirty. How so? Scramble for a fumble and end up at the bottom of the pile and find out.

    P.S.: The Patriots way? They were caught cheating. REPEATEDLY. They had MULTIPLE tapes from MULTIPLE seasons during their “dynasty” run. The USC Trojans were forced to vacate a season, including a national championship, due to ineligible players. They did some dirty things, but they didn’t actually cheat. They flat out tore people up. Why should the Patriots be able to keep their SBs when they had multiple tapes that basically gave away oppositions playbook, playcalls, and multiple other GAME changing factors, meaning actual cheating? There is no way to defend such stupidity and the only ones who attempt to(and lose no matter what they try to say) are homers and bandwagoners.

  44. rc33 says: Aug 31, 2011 10:04 AM

    Can’t help but think the Lions need to shut up, especially Suh, who’s yet to even begin his 2nd season but his next fine will be at least $20K. He’s as dirty a player as there is in the NFL and it’s no secret.
    More importantly, the Lions are as pathetic a franchise as sports has seen over the past two decades or longer. Bad to the point of embarrassment; a complete and thorough joke.
    So they have all these high picks and young players and they supposedly have a great future.
    Well maybe , maybe not.
    Until then, win something…anything…or just shut up.

  45. tiffpats4eva says: Aug 31, 2011 10:07 AM

    Why the incessant whining? Maybe someone should remind the Lions that real football hasn’t been played yet.

    BTW, I would love to have either Mankins or Suh on my team any day. They are great players and just a little dirty.

  46. rc33 says: Aug 31, 2011 10:09 AM

    Keep losing sleep over something that happened 5 years ago, polston.
    Keep up the good fight, schleprock.
    Ideally, 5 years from years from now, you’ll still be sweating bullets over it.
    Or you can move on. Whatever; nobody really cares.

  47. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 31, 2011 10:13 AM

    So how does Tim Tebow feel about all this?

  48. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 31, 2011 10:14 AM

    And in other news Andy Dalton called Suh a Poo Poo head nasty man.

  49. tiffpats4eva says: Aug 31, 2011 10:16 AM

    jpolston90,

    I believe the USC wins were vacated that season because they were in illegible. They were deemed ineligible under NCAA rules. The Pats aren’t governed by the NCAA.

    Need some kleenex?

  50. bullcharger says: Aug 31, 2011 10:23 AM

    Mankins is a mauler. Of course he’s a bit dirty. Teams need guys like that for an o-line to dictate the game.

    Suh is borderline dirty too… So what? He’s great. Any fan would want him on their team.

  51. 1historian says: Aug 31, 2011 10:24 AM

    jpolston90 – the patriots were caught repeatedly – could you please be more specific?

    Where? When? By whom?

    Please take

  52. 1historian says: Aug 31, 2011 10:24 AM

    ALL your proof to the NFL Front office asap.

    Thank you

  53. homelanddefense says: Aug 31, 2011 10:32 AM

    jpolston90, nothing is worse than listening to people compare their days as a high school athlete to pro sports.

  54. kevpft says: Aug 31, 2011 10:37 AM

    So Jackson whines about it, Suh does his lame sucker-punch thing about it, and Mankins just shrugs it off and compliments the other guy.

    Thus, Mankins is tougher and more of a “real” football player than both Jackson and Suh combined, and just the type of player all you Suh-defending neanderthals should be loving.

    Right?

    Oh, and what’s with the whining of so many NFL defensive players lately? You’d think these people actually had hard lives or something. Wah, I’m getting paid a fortune to play a meaningless game, and I can’t do whatever I want when I play. Good grief, I have no respect for such people.

  55. kevpft says: Aug 31, 2011 10:39 AM

    homelanddefense says: Aug 31, 2011 10:32 AM

    jpolston90, nothing is worse than listening to people compare their days as a high school athlete to pro sports.

    Except for listening to morons like you whine about people doing so.

  56. carnboys says: Aug 31, 2011 11:20 AM

    no player is dirtier then Hines Ward. He is always blocking in the back or blind siding somebody.

  57. pigskinswag says: Aug 31, 2011 11:26 AM

    How does Lawrence Jackson know that Logan Mankins is a fatherless person who does not bathe?

  58. rushmatic says: Aug 31, 2011 11:39 AM

    wallypeezy says:

    Mankins take on Suh isn’t surprising at all, nor would I consider it part of the “Patriot way”. He knew there was nothing wrong with Suh coming to his teammates back, it’s exactly what Mankins would have done and would have expected from anyone else on his team.
    ______________________

    While I agree with most of what you said, this paragraph is way off. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

  59. denverdude7 says: Aug 31, 2011 11:52 AM

    Uh-Oh,

    Lawrence Jackson talked mean about a Patriots player.

    That can only mean he’s going to get a good Rogering (Goodelling?) soon.

    Time to cough up some cash…

  60. boogiesauce says: Aug 31, 2011 11:56 AM

    Football is football and there is going to be dirty plays and players.

    Everyone calls Suh a dirty player but when the coin is flipped and it is Mankins everyone wants to take his side.

    It’s whatever…

    And I am tired of people talking about the lions being so bad the last decade. Especially the kid talking about the lions being the biggest joke of the last 2 decades.

    Well I don’t know if you know your history but in the last 2 decades of football your beloved Patriots were 3 points away from being the first 0 and 16 team.

  61. huhfasi says: Aug 31, 2011 12:19 PM

    That last line just bothered me more than anything. Why is it that if Suh says he’s not a dirty player, that he’s just stronger than what people are used to; he still gets attacked. Mankins says it and it’s “oh, he’s probably not because that was a well worded statement” You’re right, trying to drag a player to the ground by the facemask after the play is over is fine as long as it’s not an offensive specialty player.

  62. nesuperfan says: Aug 31, 2011 12:31 PM

    I am pretty sure that jpolston90 is Al Bundy. Can you sing some “Glory Days” for me?

  63. granadafan says: Aug 31, 2011 1:31 PM

    I don’t blame Mankins. I wouldn’t want to piss off Suh either.

    “camjon32 says:
    Aug 31, 2011 8:25 AM
    Couldn’t help but notice MDS is writing about the Lions an awful lot recently. This is a non story however…”
    —————————————————————————————

    @camjon32, uh, no. PFT is writing mainly about Suh, not the Lions, regarding his rising reputation as a dirty player. And, yes, this is a story, even if you don’t like the subject.

  64. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 31, 2011 1:54 PM

    Nothing new here. Everyone knows Mankins is dirty.

    And no Suh isn’t, and he doesn’t “repeatedly” body slam (or tackle dirty, for that matter) anyone. ONCE isn’t repeatedly.

  65. nofunleague says: Aug 31, 2011 4:20 PM

    Speaking of knees. You heard it here first. Suh will not finish the season. Someone will take him out. Mark my words.

  66. staffordsyear says: Sep 1, 2011 12:53 AM

    Nope,actually we have all heard that at least us lions fans oh about 82 times..your not the first but nice try kiddo.

  67. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Sep 1, 2011 1:00 AM

    kevpft says:Aug 31, 2011 10:39 AM

    homelanddefense says: Aug 31, 2011 10:32 AM

    jpolston90, nothing is worse than listening to people compare their days as a high school athlete to pro sports.

    Except for listening to morons like you whine about people doing so.

    ————————————————-

    Pot meet kettle…

  68. belicheckyoself says: Sep 1, 2011 1:58 AM

    #1. Whaaambulance.

    #2. I bet Tiffpats is hot.

    #3. That whole game was dirty, they avoided most calls. It was fun.

    #4. Suh is great, and smart enough to adapt if he starts getting called.

    #5. Jpolston90, who are you really, man? If few linemen need to hold, why do they all do it?
    I think the Pats did tape, as did most if not all other teams, up til ’06 ’07. It’s not like the opportunity/technology wasn’t there for basically everyone. I just don’t think it matters. If you’re crying about physicality, gamesmanship, and team identities, maybe you just don’t like football? I’m more sure you’re Jake Delhomme than I am Tiffpats is hot.

    #6. They keep writing Lions/Pats stories ’cause the comments are 50-50, and numerous. That game woke the hell up out of that sleepy little town. Good luck, hope for a rematch in February. Rough divisions are won by rough teams sometimes.

  69. spthomas1 says: Sep 1, 2011 6:36 PM

    Neither of them are dirty players. Its the NFL turning this league into the new NFL (National Flagteam League). The only thing they are guilty of is playing football and not flag football.

  70. jtyson433 says: Sep 2, 2011 5:04 PM

    I don’t condone dirty play, however, there would be a case if Suh and Mankins were the ONLY two players to throw in a cheap shot or two. You dedicate your life to football and being the best, then you accept that this is a part of it. To be honest, I kind of enjoyed the fact that both sides were getting after eachother like that… it shows that neither side wants to relent! I guess what I am saying is it’s not dirty unless it is above and beyond what EVERYONE else in the league is doing. I am a Lions fan by the way. We all know Dominic Raiola throws some cheap shots, but he sucks so nobody notices. Suh and Mankins are both incredibly powerful people, so when they go a little extra, its easier to see… doesn’t mean they are dirty. I would love to see a Best vs. Best drill with those two squaring off!

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