Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh knows that one of the big subjects of conversation in the preseason was whether he’s a dirty player. He finds that funny.
“I really kind of laugh and chuckle at it,” Suh said on the Jim Rome show. “Because when have I ever gotten a 15-yard penalty or been ejected from a game or anything of that sort? To say that I am a dirty player? Just because I play hard, ferocious and fierce?”
For the record, Suh has had several 15-yard penalties, although he’s right that he’s never been ejected. But Suh reiterated that he believes his strength makes him look like he’s trying to be vicious when he’s really just trying to play good, hard, clean football.
“A lot of times the plays that I make and the tackles I make look a lot worse because I have great God-given ability and talent,” Suh said.
Anyone who thinks Suh is going to change his ways should know that Suh plans to hit people even harder once the regular season starts.
“I’m going to continue to play hard and really, now that it’s the regular season I’m going to turn it up a couple more notches and get after these quarterbacks and offensive linemen,” Suh said.
That’s bad news for the offenses on the Lions’ schedule.