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On Monday night, Tony Romo escaped unscathed a Monday night game before which Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he’s target the quarterback’s broken ribs.  (The fact that DeAngelo was once faked out of his Underoos by Jake Delhomme likely played a role.)

Tony Romo may not be quite as lucky today.

He’s facing the Lions and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who has a reputation for roughing up quarterbacks.  Per Ed Werder of ESPN, Suh said he won’t try to hurt Romo.  And then Suh added this caveat.

“But it could happen.”

Indeed it could.  And it if happens it won’t mean that Suh has done anything wrong.  Romo knows the risk he’s taking.  Besides, the original rib fracture came on a fairly innocuous play.  As long as Suh operates within the rules, any injury that happens to Romo or any other offensive player is fair game.

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51 Responses to “Ominous words from Ndamukong”
  1. mikeheruki says: Oct 2, 2011 10:47 AM

    And Rob Ryan may offer up a bounty for Suh’s knees.

  2. radtrigger says: Oct 2, 2011 10:50 AM

    NdomaKingKong Suh is gonna go apesh1t on some cowboys OL tonight!!

  3. touchdownroddywhite says: Oct 2, 2011 10:52 AM

    Keep the ambulance ready. These boys are trying to make a statement with a big time win here.

  4. j972 says: Oct 2, 2011 10:53 AM

    The Lions are pretenders. Dallas by 20.

  5. revengeofthefilthymcnasty says: Oct 2, 2011 10:54 AM

    “I must break you.”

  6. primetimetto says: Oct 2, 2011 10:54 AM

    And He may get hurt as well! Chop blocks are carrier Enders.

  7. klee0384 says: Oct 2, 2011 10:54 AM

    Great, another post about Romo’s ribs. We also need more stories about Mike Vick’s hand.

  8. howley1 says: Oct 2, 2011 10:55 AM

    Yeah, same holds true for defensive players. I like Romo’s chances of coming out of this game no worse physically than he started it. Can’t say the same for Stafford.

  9. jpb12 says: Oct 2, 2011 10:55 AM

    Somewhere Romo just pooped his pants a little bit.

    The legend of Tony Romo… may find out today what a real punctured lung feels like.

  10. jsrdc says: Oct 2, 2011 10:58 AM


    As long as you play like a true professional and don’t body slam Romo at the conclusion of a sack if you do sack him (see: Andy Dalton), then you won’t have anything to worry about. You are a stud early in your career. Don’t give the opposing o-lineman reason to retaliate for dirty or questionable hits.

  11. ronrivers says: Oct 2, 2011 11:00 AM

    I’m a lifelong Lions fan and I’m really happy to see the Lions earning new respect from the media… but this site is maybe overdoing it. I’m looking at the top 10 articles on here and four are about the Lions (Suh, Megatron vs. Carter, O-Line, and Kitna). I’m pretty sure the Suh quote and Johnson’s attempt to break the 2 TD record have already been covered in previous articles.

    Please let this team discreetly meet/exceed expectations!

  12. nyyankeedave says: Oct 2, 2011 11:01 AM

    Make it so, Suh. You’ll not only break the hearts of Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden, but you’ll restore order to the free world! Imagine the headlines – “Tony Romo Out Indefinately – Cowboys Season Lost Again” – Beautiful!

  13. tatum064 says: Oct 2, 2011 11:02 AM

    He should start playing and talking less…although its good to have swagger and confidence…OL’s start preparing chop block strategy, so you shouldnt make yourself a target by “it could happen” commentary on quarterbacks.

  14. suckitphilly says: Oct 2, 2011 11:07 AM

    Blah blah blah… Get in line behind DeAngelo Hall as the chumps who ran their mouths while TR picked em apart.

  15. pftbillsfan says: Oct 2, 2011 11:08 AM

    he is unbelievable, when the bills and lions meet in Indy that is gonna be a tough matchup for us.

  16. scudbot says: Oct 2, 2011 11:12 AM

    Oh, shut up and play.

  17. goatcheez says: Oct 2, 2011 11:13 AM

    This guy is pure gold! look at that face. “It could happen” dude is a genius.

  18. clavette says: Oct 2, 2011 11:14 AM

    the cowboys are very lucky they dont have to face suh and fairley. at least they can double and triple team suh today (still doesnt mean they will stop him) and hope for the best

    he will have at least 1 sack, a few hits, and a ton of pocket collapses. wouldnt be surpised to see avril have a very strong game today too

  19. whatwouldlombardido says: Oct 2, 2011 11:18 AM

    “But it could happen.”
    DO IT!

  20. omega49 says: Oct 2, 2011 11:22 AM

    OMG Suh shut -up and play football everybody know what you can do. Don’t bring extra attention to yourself from the league. BTW have a good game and smash the cowboys and GO RAIDERS!!

  21. mikeinthevine says: Oct 2, 2011 11:28 AM

    Suh’s one of the dirtiest players in the game, but remember, what goes around comes around. He might get Romo, but my guess is he goes off the field on a stretcher before the game is over.

  22. senky3 says: Oct 2, 2011 11:33 AM

    why is it that the only thing the lions fan say when they talk about the defense is how suh will hurt the qb. so far this week i have heard about faces being ripped off, real punctured ribs, crushed bodies. is it just figurative speaking or do they know that suh is just a dirty player and that is the only way he can play???

  23. daysend564 says: Oct 2, 2011 11:43 AM

    The difference is that Stafford won’t make it through the game. Suh has to talk to sound scary. Ware doesn’t have to.

  24. 1historian says: Oct 2, 2011 11:45 AM

    Thoughts from an old fart – 50 years ago Suh would NEVER shoot his mouth like this, and not because of retaliation from the opposition – his own teammates would have taken care of him.
    No class.

  25. afc22 says: Oct 2, 2011 11:47 AM

    haha, i love this guy

  26. Ralphie says: Oct 2, 2011 11:50 AM

    OR, if Suh hurts Romo “it could happen” that a crack-back on one of his knees unfolds on a Guard/Tackle combo block and he’s laid-up for a while. Things have a way of working themselves out in the NFL like that.

    Suh should have just kept his big mouth shut because even if he hits Romo cleanly and hurts him it will be construed that it was dirty because he’s carrying the dirty rep baggage this year (whether it’s fair or not).

    And the PFT innuendo machine will be leading that charge with torches and pitchforks.

  27. sikoix says: Oct 2, 2011 11:52 AM

    All Suh did was state a fact. It’s football and people get hurt/injured. He answered a question with a standard cookie cutter response. He must be making waves for all these “shut up and play!” haters to appear.

  28. razedeyebrow says: Oct 2, 2011 11:52 AM

    Make it Suh.

  29. hawkswhereplayersretire says: Oct 2, 2011 12:00 PM

    both teams stink.

  30. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 2, 2011 12:07 PM

    radtrigger says:
    Oct 2, 2011 10:50 AM
    NdomaKingKong Suh is gonna go apesh1t on some cowboys OL tonight!!

    Tread lightly on that, dude. He may not want to be called a big ape.

  31. turk2875 says: Oct 2, 2011 12:11 PM

    I never seen a blank stare more scarier then Suh’s in that picture. That’s a bad man.

  32. geniusfan says: Oct 2, 2011 12:18 PM

    Yeah i’m really excited about the Lions as well I’m not a lions fan but it’s really cool to see them back in the NFL’s spotlight so to speak.

    But yes PFT is really getting hard over the Lions and especially Suh. Suh just said what every Lions player is thinking their defensive players they will target the ribs there is no news here….. As usual.

    Once again PFT is becoming the national enquirer.

  33. jimmysee says: Oct 2, 2011 12:23 PM

    If the dude is operating outside the rules — then send him to the WWE – permanently.

  34. howley1 says: Oct 2, 2011 12:26 PM

    Somewhere Romo just pooped his pants a little bit.


    Doubt it. Suh’s not the first pass rusher Romo’s ever faced. Nor the best. Freeney. Willis. Orakpo. Tuck and Umenyiora. Jared Allen. Peppers, Long, Suggs, Cole. Stafford has never faced a better pass rusher than Ware. In fact he’s never faced Ware. The Lions are lucky that Jason Hatcher is out today. He has as many sacks as Suh does.

    Keep an eye on NFC Defensive Player of the Month for the month of September Sean Lee, too. 31 tackles and 2 INTs in three games so far, unbelievable.

  35. darthvincent says: Oct 2, 2011 12:30 PM

    more loud-mouthed blathering from an “alleged” all-pro who’s 9th on his own team in tackles.

    Suh is more likely to blow out his knee than for Romo to be knocked out of the game on a tackle made by him.

  36. xx4zu1 says: Oct 2, 2011 12:39 PM

    Lions fans calling for Suh to hurt Romo should really think about the fragility of their own QB. They should also keep in mind that their ends are a lot more questionable than the Dallas line. Also keep in mind who is wandering that perimeter, possibly the best and most dangerous linebacker they will face this season. Five sacks and counting………

  37. slickmarine says: Oct 2, 2011 12:40 PM

    I respect and appreciate was Suh does for the game. But as I recall, Matt ‘Strawman’ Stafford is inclined to season-ending injuries — more so than Tony Romo. And no one here seems to remember that DeMarcus Ware is lining up opposite the guy that Detroit MOST NEEDS to win. Megatron can’t throw AND catch, and Suh can’t really score. So what’s to say that all this Lion bravado doesn’t go up in smoke – for the year – when Stafford meets Ware and Spencer? Did I mention Jay Ratliff? Be cool, Detroit… this ain’t the blow-out you think it is.

  38. scratchnpost1234 says: Oct 2, 2011 12:41 PM

    Suh’s not saying anything, the media is hyping this. A sack from a 300 lb player is a clean play if there’s no headshots or below the waist, which only leaves OhNo’s ribs to hit without a penalty. Sounds like the Cowpatties fans are the dirty players with all the talk about crackback and chopblock retaliation blocks. I hope Jerry Jones plastic face is melting by the end of the game. Go Lions!

  39. dirtydrynn27 says: Oct 2, 2011 12:58 PM

    “Get in line behind Deangelo Hall and the rest of those chumps who ran their mouths while TR picked them apart”………255 yds passing 3 fumbles an INT and 0 TDs is far from picking a secondary apart…..You just witnessed over hyping a QB at its finest!…..Romo can blow his nose and there would be an article up here about that!!!!!!

  40. brianbowman16 says: Oct 2, 2011 1:02 PM

    I absolutely LOVE the ‘Suh needs to shut up and back it up with his play’

    Uhhh i am prrrreeetyyy sure HE F’N DOES!!!

    try again retards

  41. christopher525 says: Oct 2, 2011 1:08 PM

    Not a Lions fan, but they scored HUGE by picking this man up, like it or not he’ll be a first ballot Hall of Fame player around his 8th-10th season. Adding Fairley (once healthy) just made his impact that much stronger. Detroit FINALLY got somethings right lately. Johnson, Suh, Fairley, and Stafford if he can stay healthy are great starting pieces. If they land a stud RB, they’re set. There likely WILL be a guy showing up here within the next couple years with a VERY familiar name.

  42. mikeyveli says: Oct 2, 2011 1:13 PM

    Give me a QB that have Rodger’s head, Stafford’s shoulder, Manning’s neck, Romo’s ribs, Vick’s hand, Brady’s knee, Rothlisberger’s toe, Sanchez’s accuracy. And I’ll show you what a bad luck QB will look like and will be on every single daily article of PFT.

  43. howley1 says: Oct 2, 2011 1:20 PM

    “Get in line behind Deangelo Hall and the rest of those chumps who ran their mouths while TR picked them apart”………255 yds passing 3 fumbles an INT and 0 TDs is far from picking a secondary apart


    Romo had one fumble against the Redskins. And one game-winning drive, including a 3rd and 21 conversion.

  44. slickmarine says: Oct 2, 2011 1:32 PM

    Suh Who?

    Suh Who?

    Ya’ll watching this game?


  45. abninf says: Oct 2, 2011 1:45 PM

    Suh, the few moments your defense is actually off the field today, stand on the sideline, watch Ware and learn how to play the game without talking.

  46. howley1 says: Oct 2, 2011 1:46 PM

    Sounds like the Cowpatties fans are the dirty players with all the talk about crackback and chopblock retaliation blocks.


    Fans aren’t players. That was a dirty hit on Sensabaugh after the INT though. Totally unnecessary to drill the player while he’s laying on the ground and not attempting to advance the ball. No call, of course.

  47. slickmarine says: Oct 2, 2011 2:32 PM

    Wow. Here it is halftime and I all see/hear is ‘crickets’. What’s up, guys? Cat got your tongues? Cowboys got your tongues?


  48. thetechnocrat says: Oct 2, 2011 2:39 PM

    Ndoglickin Duh should stop flappin his gums and start letting his play speak for itself. 9th on his team in tackles.

  49. replica33981 says: Oct 2, 2011 2:43 PM

    Suh had nothing against Tampa last week and nothing today. You are not Warren Sapp Mr. Suh.

  50. icuwoot says: Oct 2, 2011 9:27 PM

    Yes, he’s no Warren Sapp, he’s better.

  51. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2011 2:47 AM

    Cowboys fans. Always providing this Giants fan with comedy since 1996.

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