Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh currently isn’t dominant. After one G.M. reportedly spoke out anonymously regarding Suh’s recent performance, Suh opted to respond.
“True men [go on the record],” Suh said, via Anwar Richardson of MLive.com. “I don’t know who he is. I couldn’t tell you if he’s one.”
But then Suh sort of agreed with the criticism.
“Personally, I believe I had an average quarter,” Suh said. “I had some good things. Some not okay things, but it’s a work in progress. It’s early in the year. Still have a lot of time to play at a high level and stay consistent. That’s the biggest thing I want to focus on every week.”
“I have listened to the media hype about Suh since he got in the league — what has he done?” an unnamed G.M. told Pro Football Weekly. “Even the year he had all those garbage sacks, the guy took a million plays off and got pushed around in the run game. I have never thought he was a very good pro player. I liked him coming out and thought he had a chance. But I also never thought he was going to be the second coming that he was labeled. I am not sure who bestowed that on him, but it is kind of a joke.”
“People have their opinions,” Suh said. “That’s basically what it is to me. I don’t really pay attention to it. He’s a G.M. He’s supposed to be knowing what he’s talking about. That’s on to you guys’ discretion whether he’s right or not.”
Suh and the Lions would seem to have far bigger problems than whether an unnamed G.M. thinks Suh takes “a million plays off” or some lower amount. Suh and the Lions are 1-3 and facing the Eagles in Philly this weekend, which could make them 1-4, soon.
And if the Lions don’t turn things around, soon no one will be talking about the Lions at all — on or off the record.