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Brandon Marshall calls out Suh on Twitter

Chicago Bears quarterback Cutler is sacked by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Suh during the second quarter of their NFL football game at Soldier Field in Chicago Reuters

The potent tackle of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler by Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has generated mixed reviews regarding whether and to what extent it was clean.

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall already has made his views known.

After Monday night’s 13-7 win over Detroit, Marshall sent a couple of tweets to Suh.  “A Suh. What u did to Jay wasn’t cool. Great players don’t have to do that,” Marshall said initially, via CSNChicago.com.  And then this:  “A Suh. Something I’ve learned and now passing down to you. Succeed with character.”

It’s unknown whether Marshall’s comments reflect his own views or the mood of the locker room.

The only portion of the hit that seemed to cross the line came as Suh drove Cutler to the ground with a forearm against Cutler’s neck, driving his helmet into the ground.  Though Cutler didn’t suffer a concussion, forcible hits to the head and neck are prohibited.

Also, and as a practical matter, it looked like the kind of violent hit on a quarterback that the NFL has been trying to get away from.

The officials didn’t feel that way.  We’ll find out Friday whether the league office agrees.

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129 Responses to “Brandon Marshall calls out Suh on Twitter”
  1. wryly1 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:25 AM

    That the hit was within the rules is beside the point that it seems pretty Suh repeatedly and intentionally tries to injure people.

  2. ialdrich1214 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:26 AM

    How ironic…

  3. pftcensorssuck says: Oct 23, 2012 8:26 AM

    “Succeed with character”

    Coming from Brandon Marshall, this is an f-ing riot!!!!!

    When I think of Marshall, character is the LAST thing that comes to mind.

    Take a look at dude’s arrest record.

  4. megatron1120 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:27 AM

    Funny Brandon Marshall talks about “character”. Aren’t you the same guy who had committed assault when you were first signed by the bears? It was a legal hit that wasn’t flagged. He dragged cutler down, he didn’t try to break his neck, so relax. It’s funny how much of a big mouth this clown Marshall is.

  5. crazycane says: Oct 23, 2012 8:27 AM

    So I guess putting his leg as far out as possible to use it as leverage is allowed.

    It was a dirty hit from a dirty player.

  6. kurtrundell says: Oct 23, 2012 8:27 AM

    Of course, succeeding with character is synonymous with beating women.

  7. det12 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:27 AM

    Get over it the hit was clean it only looked bad because it was Suh & because of the way he fell which was caused by Cutler tryin 2 escape & Suh pulling him by his under armor sleeve

  8. tcmiller30 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:28 AM

    Haha. Marshall.. Character?? Really? He’s like 3 months removed from a domestic violence issue.

    I haven’t pooped yet today.. Doesn’t mean I’m constipated. Give it time.

  9. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Oct 23, 2012 8:29 AM

    From the title I thought we had another Woodson type remark on our hands… He’s just standing up for his quarterback, nothing wrong here.

  10. boyd54 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:32 AM

    There was NOTHING dirty about that hit. It was a tackle by a very strong man. And if you paid attention there were other oppotunities in that game where he pulled up and didn’t hit him. If it had been any other player, no one would say anything.

  11. intedwetrust says: Oct 23, 2012 8:32 AM

    Dirty player makes dirty plays…are we supposed to be surprised? Let me work up my surprised look…nope can’t do it.

  12. dezno24 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:33 AM

    All i know is Jay Cutler sufferred a nasty hit and came back and showed how tough he is. Very ironic that MJD goes to his hometown in front of his family and friends and gets injured and doesn’t. Karma is a mutha!

  13. rickyspanish says: Oct 23, 2012 8:34 AM

    Suh is a scary man. Do not let him touch your qb, he will crush him into dust.

  14. giantsfanlewis says: Oct 23, 2012 8:36 AM

    Beat part about the replacement refs was:

    Games would be called down the middle
    All qbs had the same protection not just peyton, Brady breed and rodgers.

    Since the refs came back we have had games decided by the refs(a major criticism), blown tds, blown pi calls, blown holding calls, and most importantly favoritism.

    Boy oh boy I miss the good ole days of the replacement refs.

  15. contract says: Oct 23, 2012 8:36 AM

    Suh intentionally went high and drove Cutler forcefully into the ground. He can expect a fine and possibly a suspension for repeated violations.

  16. clk320cpe says: Oct 23, 2012 8:39 AM

    It was a clean hit, period. Marshall needs to tend to his own house before calling out others for no reason.

  17. pixelito says: Oct 23, 2012 8:40 AM

    Tony Siragusa made one of the dirtiest plays in history when he crushed Gannon’s shoulder in the playoffs, yet somehow he’s as loveable as a teddy bear.

  18. giantsfanlewis says: Oct 23, 2012 8:41 AM

    Best not beat

    Oh and I forgot since the real refs have returned we have had just as many if not more injurys then when the replacements were here.

    I guess the media is just a union first pack of liers because since the real refs have returned I haven’t heard any complaints from the media about a single call. It’s always “well it seemed wrong but it was right” with the replacements it was “they are wrong” three days later “sorry they were right but that’s not what’s important…”

  19. mavix27 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:42 AM

    I’m not a Lions or Bears fan…but the hit Suh put on Cutler seemed a bit violent. A 300 lb player making a wrestling or karate takedown move by taking your arm to the neck then trip him and slam his head and shoulder into the ground. It looked to me the intent was to really injure Cutler. It’s not the first time Suh tried to injure Cutler.

    I thought the NFL was protecting QBs? The refs missed the call…hopefully Goodell doesn’t.

  20. glennmcahill says: Oct 23, 2012 8:42 AM

    Are all the commenters above me that thick? Marshall knows he has lacked class for 99% of his career, hence why he states ‘something I’ve learned.’ He knows first hand what having no class does to an athlete’s reputation hence why he can speak on the subject.

  21. spicymudbugs says: Oct 23, 2012 8:42 AM

    Sounds like Roger Goodell hacked into Marshall’s Twitter acct

  22. commonsensedude says: Oct 23, 2012 8:43 AM

    On the bright side for Cutler, at least Cutler wasn’t driving his car home when Suh was driving in the same part of town. Whatever you think about him being a decent player, he’s a terrible driver.

  23. EJ says: Oct 23, 2012 8:44 AM

    I am not saying it was a clean hit, because it wasn’t, but Cutler is the kind of Quarterback that if you give him an inch he’ll slip away. Maybe that is why Suh was a little more forceful and less caring about the sack? Suh is a dirty player who consistently warrants the name with his actions, no matter what he does It will be considered dirty, because that is what fans are used to seeing from him.

  24. source7769 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:44 AM

    now people have to hear lectures from a guy who thought it was a good idea to challenge his wife to a knife fight?

  25. broncostevenp says: Oct 23, 2012 8:44 AM

    Not a fan of either team, and that was definitely NOT a dirty hit. Cutler just landed on the ball and got the wind knocked out of him. It is football after all. Players do get hit in the game….even the Quarterbacks.

  26. liltifer says: Oct 23, 2012 8:45 AM

    “When I think of Marshall, character is the LAST thing that comes to mind.”

    It’s the first thing that comes to my mind. His lack of it.

    He’s got all the talent in the world, but you KNOW that at some point in this season, he’s going to flake out. The question is when…

  27. dragus84 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:49 AM

    The dirtiest part of the hit was when Suh used his leverage and stuck out his leg.

    He knew what he was doing as he flipped cutler off his legs and then drove him into the ground.

    Suh repeatedly tries to injure guys. I’m not sure if it technically was breaking any rules… but the intent was there.

  28. mlenenski says: Oct 23, 2012 8:50 AM

    That play was definitely legal with the intent to injure.

    It looked like he was trying to break Cutler in half.

    Would have broken the back of most men.

  29. thesportsguy52 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:57 AM

    And this is exactly why football isn’t football anymore, and may die a sad death some day. Guys simply cannot get hit hard or assert dominance the way it should be done in the NFL. It is all about who throws the most yards for your fantasy team.
    Believe me, I have no horse in this race-I’m a ravens fan. But that means I’ve watched football the way it is supposed to be played, In the past. Not this new “Arena football XL” crap we promote.
    The whole problem with this is that the league will fine Suh significant (not to him) money, and the integrity of the game will continue to go down the drain, while guys keep begging for flag after flag after being hit hard (with the exception of cutler, he doesn’t do that). Sad. Just sad.

  30. annes22 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:57 AM

    Brandon Marshall is the last person to make a comment about character. He’s an idiot amongst other things. The Dolphins put up with his antics for too long, and he finally “nailed” the wife and they sent him to Chicago. Now he actually catches a few passes and he’s “Mr Wonderful”. Really??
    Suh is a BIG guy, so it looked bad at the time, but it wasn’t illegal.

  31. primetime0552 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:58 AM

    That wasn’t a dirty hit. Only Suh haters will say so to try and make him seem like a dirty player. Last night the article said ‘brutal but clean.’ Today it was a dirty hit. Laughable how the media twists things every 10 hours. That hit was as dirty as Suhs hit against Cutler his rookie season where he pushed him too hard. Suh is a lot bigger than Cutler and definitely a lot stronger, only reason the hit looked bad. The play was clean. We didn’t pick him up and slam him, he didn’t grab him by a facemask or horse colar him, he did absolutely nothing wrong….

  32. theralph2012 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:59 AM

    All opinions on the hit aside, the word character should never be used by a man who is solely responsible for the murder of a former teammate. B. Marshall is a disgrace.

  33. chilomane says: Oct 23, 2012 9:01 AM

    Was that the women beater character that gave the advice?

  34. juanhughjazz says: Oct 23, 2012 9:03 AM

    I’ve never seen Brandon Marshall and character in the same sentence. Coincidence?

  35. chitownbears says: Oct 23, 2012 9:06 AM

    That’s the kind of hit i would like to see the Bear’s D put on Aaron Rodgers. Yes it was nasty but the only reason the question of whether it was dirty is being discussed is because of who delivered it and what his reputation is. Bear Down!

  36. irshrek says: Oct 23, 2012 9:08 AM

    Legal, yes. Clean, no. No D lineman is taught to tackle that way. He grabs with the left hand and rather than wrapping with the right he instead grabs the left shoulderpad, plants his right foot, and tries to snap him in half. Dirty. He tries to injure people. Not like he has anger management issues or anything…

  37. buckeye94 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:08 AM

    How is him saying this showing Suh “good character”…more like smack talk to me

  38. noeffinway says: Oct 23, 2012 9:08 AM

    lol…you people are really a bunch of clowns. Suh is a beast, now go ahead and run crying to your mommies about the big bad man.

  39. mialto says: Oct 23, 2012 9:10 AM

    That was a dirty play in clear violation of the rule…if that was Brady, Suh would have been arrested on the field. You cannot touch a QBs neck or head. Suh clearly laid out his forearm and leg to drive him to the ground.

  40. muskyhunter2542 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:11 AM

    Clean hit… Nothing more, nothing less!!!

  41. bosspower says: Oct 23, 2012 9:13 AM

    I saw this play and I didnt think it was dirty, no flag, should be no fine, while Cutler was bein n by medical team Suh was over there talking to him, and when Cutler got up, Suh shook his hand as he walked to the sideline. So I dnt see all the noise, Cutler came back in after concussion tests, he was fine, this is a non incident being blown way out of proportion.

  42. randyschwimmer7 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:14 AM

    Cutler had ran for a few big first downs. I normally am not a fan of Suh, but this was a CLEAN hit. Cutler has the opportunity to run for a first and was trying to out run Suh. He grabbed his arm and made sure to tackle him. Clean from the beginning to the end. Cutler wasn’t even complaining about it. He acted like a man, got off the field and came right back into the game. Case closed. Coming from a big time Broncos fan, if you listen to ANYTHING Marshall says, GOOD LUCK.

  43. bosspower says: Oct 23, 2012 9:14 AM

    I saw this play and I didnt think it was dirty, no flag, should be no fine, while Cutler was being seen by medical team Suh was over there talking to him, and when Cutler got up, Suh shook his hand as he walked to the sideline. So I dnt see all the noise, Cutler came back in after concussion tests, he was fine, this is a non incident being blown way out of proportion.

  44. florioisahack says: Oct 23, 2012 9:15 AM

    Jay Cutler Tweets “someone call MJD and tell him “watch this”.

  45. chi01town says: Oct 23, 2012 9:17 AM

    there wast nothing CLEAN about that hit.. that was just like you expect from this scumb bag.. his coach an his team. Ndamukong needs to be put out of the game BUT you can only count on Goodell going in his pocket.. ohh yea hes paying for that hit

  46. sovereen says: Oct 23, 2012 9:17 AM

    Let me see. Assaulted a police officer, stole from Burlington, assaulted his girlfriend & started a fight that led to the shooting death of a teammate. If ever there is a morally bankrupt individual, it has to be Marshall.

  47. faultylogic29 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:20 AM

    I’m not at a fan of Suh, but this was not a dirty hit. If this was a dirty hit, how are you supposed to sack a quarterback anymore? I’m all for player safety, but if a hit like that is illegal, then I just don’t know what the league expects anymore.

  48. goodolebaghead says: Oct 23, 2012 9:24 AM

    According to the majority of NFL fans, as long as he didn’t bet money on that hit before the play, it was perfectly legal and ‘good football.’

  49. kleppnasty says: Oct 23, 2012 9:24 AM

    Not a fan of the lions (or bears) but I am not sure why this is even being talked about. QB scrambles, DL grabs QB by arm and pulls him in for the tackle. How is this anything other than just another tackle/sack? Anyone who is complaining about this as it being dirty, please, go back to watching baseball. In football, people get tackled.

  50. scotchrocks says: Oct 23, 2012 9:26 AM

    pixelito says:

    Tony Siragusa made one of the dirtiest plays in history when he crushed Gannon’s shoulder in the playoffs, yet somehow he’s as loveable as a teddy bear.

    ————————————————-

    It’s been 12 years, I think it’s time to move past this erroneous memory.

    As for the subject at hand, I love how these types of posts bring out all of the perfect upstanding citizens.

  51. hpeters77 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:26 AM

    this is coming from a fan of neither team, it was a clean old school football hit. period. if you dont like it dont play

  52. gochargersgo says: Oct 23, 2012 9:28 AM

    Truly a sad sight to see all of these bitter trolls come on to this site just to criticize these athletes. Are your lives that depressing? So far he hasnt caused any trouble in Chicago, and by all accounts he seems to have changed his attitude and surrounded himself with better people. Maybe he has realized the opportunity he has been presented with and has genuinely changed. So give the guy a break, you can get on him if/ when he actually does screw up.

  53. passiveaggressivechiefsfan says: Oct 23, 2012 9:28 AM

    Clean hit all the way. It looked like it hurt like hell…but these guys are playing professional TACKLE” football. Get over it BM.

  54. tabdanger says: Oct 23, 2012 9:30 AM

    “The Quarterback must go down and the Quarterback must go down hard”- Al Davis

  55. grumpyoleman says: Oct 23, 2012 9:35 AM

    Anyone calling that dirty is a pansy. Suh did nothing but continue to try and tackle the quarterback as he was trying to get away. What was he suppose to do ask Cutler to fall down nicely for him. All he did was make a football play, go watch your Lingerie League if you don’t understand the game.

  56. lucky5936 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:35 AM

    crazycane says:
    Oct 23, 2012 8:27 AM
    So I guess putting his leg as far out as possible to use it as leverage is allowed.

    It was a dirty hit from a dirty player.

    ————————————————
    Refs said it was clean, he was wearing pads. It is a violent sport. Add that all up and was not a dirty hit.

  57. skinsfaninnebraska says: Oct 23, 2012 9:36 AM

    I’m sitting here chuckling because Marshall used Twitter for this instead of saying something to Suh’s face on the field last night. I guess Marshall is not a complete idiot after all.

  58. flakeybiscuits says: Oct 23, 2012 9:37 AM

    if you’ve got a problem with that guy making hard, legal hits, get an o-line and stop him.

  59. txspartan95 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:38 AM

    Brandon Marshall should not be giving advise on character to anybody but prison inmates.

    Playing with character, hmmm. Does that mean each time you get the ball thrown in your direction and don’t catch it that you should look at the officials in disgust screaming and gesturing at them to throw a flag like he does? Hmmm..

  60. amaf21 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:39 AM

    Suh is trash plain and simple. Get ready to meet Mr. Karma.

  61. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:41 AM

    Succeed with charater………and lithium.

  62. source7769 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:42 AM

    i think joe montana wouldve taken that kind of hit over the ones he got thru the years which were way more brutal and legal

  63. doug1grohlin says: Oct 23, 2012 9:44 AM

    Stafford would have been out for the season.

  64. waterboy420 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:46 AM

    hey brandon at least he doesnt hit women. brandon marshall has no room to talk about illegal hits. according to colorado police and florida police.

  65. fuddpucker says: Oct 23, 2012 9:47 AM

    I’d rather the refs and league stay out of the way and let the players settle it on the field.

    Prolly work out better this way..and safer.

  66. west4420 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:48 AM

    I don’t know the technical rule but he used his leg to basically trip slam him head first into the ground instead of a normal tackle using body momentum. He was able to completely up-end him using that move.

    I don’t know if it was legal or not but it was dirty and violent. As a Bears fan I would not be angry if I saw Melton do that to someone but I also wouldn’t get angry if a flag was thrown or a fine handed down.

    NFL is becoming one big fantasy league anyway.

    5-1 boys, Lions season over and Jay lives to fight another day!!!

  67. kurly00 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:49 AM

    No skin in the game just at avid NFL fan…

    Brutal, violent, clean. Strong big man taking a QB down hard. As a defensive lineman he is supposed to hit the QB.

    Glad J is ok, bruised but not broken.

  68. tcostant says: Oct 23, 2012 9:54 AM

    No he didn’t. Kettle meet Marshall for saying “Succeed with character”. Marshall is known almost more for beating up girlfreinds as for football and talks about “character”. Come on Brandon – stop that.

  69. rmc1995 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:57 AM

    This hit was not much different then when Peppers hit Stafford a couple of seasons ago. Peppers grabbed Stafford’s arm and tucked it into an unnatural position then drove him into the ground on that shoulder and put Stafford out for a few games. The only difference is that the Bears are crying about a hit that didn’t even cause an injury…just hurt real bad. The double standard for Suh keeps getting more absurd.

  70. aceinthehole12 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:58 AM

    I’m a 49ers fan..but I don’t mind Cutler…I hate Suh. That being said..nothing wrong with that hit. It was violent for sure..that’s what happens when 300lb men moving that fast tackle you. If Cutler doesn’t land on the ball he’s fine…not like he was complaining on a concussion, sore neck or shoulder. People on ESPN, NFL Network etc have no problem with it so lets move on and talk about how BAD the Lions look as a team….they got some serious work ahead of them this year.

  71. paytonsghost34 says: Oct 23, 2012 10:05 AM

    Brandon Marshall has never once had his character questioned during a game – never. Not once. That’s what he’s talking about here. It is funny, however, to see the spin characters spin this a completely different way.

    rmc1995 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:57 AM

    This hit was not much different then when Peppers hit Stafford a couple of seasons ago. Peppers grabbed Stafford’s arm and tucked it into an unnatural position then drove him into the ground on that shoulder and put Stafford out for a few games. The only difference is that the Bears are crying about a hit that didn’t even cause an injury…just hurt real bad. The double standard for Suh keeps getting more absurd.

    ______________

    Ummm, Suh picked him up and body slammed his shoulder into the ground.

  72. paytonsghost34 says: Oct 23, 2012 10:06 AM

    The point on the Suh hit is this:

    Legal? 100% yes.

    Dirty? 100% yes. As Marshall pointed out – you don’t need to pick up your opponent and body slam them into the ground putting your 320 lb body directly onto his shoulder.

  73. sschmiggles says: Oct 23, 2012 10:07 AM

    I don’t like Suh, but I don’t see any problem with that hit. He just took him down hard. That’s how football should be played

  74. lks311 says: Oct 23, 2012 10:10 AM

    My guess is that the majority of the people complaining about the hit NEVER played organized football. And, if they did, it was not past the level of Pop Warner.

  75. 19lions57 says: Oct 23, 2012 10:13 AM

    What do you want the guy to do, Suh had to get Cutler down before he got rid of the ball. How else was he going to sack Cutler. If this play was made by anybody not named Suh it would not be a big deal. The only people making a big deal of this is Bears fan, media members, and Brandon Marshall. BTW, Brandon you might want to stop hitting women before dishing out moral advice.

  76. lionsdraftguy says: Oct 23, 2012 10:14 AM

    So Cutler got hit by a tougher guy, layed there like a sissy, and now Marshall wants to act on it. HAHAHA.

    Good hit Suh! Take that girl down.

  77. nfl fan says: Oct 23, 2012 10:18 AM

    The hit was clean, but the leg whipping (or tripping) prior to the takedown was not. He could have been seriously injured. Why protect the QB below the knees like they do, if you allow this?

    That was a move you’d see from someone who once stomped someone…oh wait?

  78. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Oct 23, 2012 10:18 AM

    It wasn’t a dirty hit. It was, however, illegal, and Suh should have received a 15 yard flag for tripping.

    “Sweep the leg, Johnny!”

  79. solador78 says: Oct 23, 2012 10:24 AM

    It was effectively an illegal hit to the head, no different than a horse-collar tackle or facemasking. The only difference is that Suh is such a beast that he didn’t need to stick his fingers in the earhole to bring him down. Scary!

  80. hatesycophants says: Oct 23, 2012 10:27 AM

    Bears fans defending Marshall’s character is ridiculous. Beating your wife is the hallmark of great chatacter, right?

  81. officialmiamidolphinsspokesperson says: Oct 23, 2012 10:27 AM

    @paytonsghost34 you are a panzie. you soundlike an 89 year old grandma at a little league football game “You dont need to pick up your opponent and body slam them into the ground putting your 320 lb body on his shoulder…” like dude are you serious? D-lines job is to get the qb down cleanly. thats what suh did. This is PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL where guys get hit. not Pro Wrestling where guys pretend to get hit

  82. dwarftosser says: Oct 23, 2012 10:29 AM

    The hit looked very clean to me. It looked like Suh was purposely trying to grab Jay’s shoulder / body and stay away from his face and helmet. He’s a big strong guy.. I’m not sure what else he could have done other than not make the tackle.

    I’m no fan of Suh’s, but I did like that he went over to check on Jay after he saw that he was still down. It was a surprisingly classy move.

  83. 6kings says: Oct 23, 2012 10:38 AM

    At least he went to Cutler and showed concern as he was squirming around in pain. He is learning to be a BS artist like the NFL wants him to be.

  84. kriswd40 says: Oct 23, 2012 10:43 AM

    Brandon Marshal has no right to be talking to anyone about character.

  85. paytonsghost34 says: Oct 23, 2012 10:44 AM

    hatesycophants says: Oct 23, 2012 10:27 AM

    Bears fans defending Marshall’s character is ridiculous. Beating your wife is the hallmark of great chatacter, right?
    ______

    1) Marshall isn’t talking about his character. He’s talking about his play actually on the football field. Brandon Marshall has been nothing short of a model citizen since coming here to Chicago pretty much after he got on the right meds. We’ll see if this continues or not.

    officialmiamidolphinsspokesperson says: Oct 23, 2012 10:27 AM

    @paytonsghost34 you are a panzie. you soundlike an 89 year old grandma at a little league football game “You dont need to pick up your opponent and body slam them into the ground putting your 320 lb body on his shoulder…” like dude are you serious? D-lines job is to get the qb down cleanly. thats what suh did. This is PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL where guys get hit. not Pro Wrestling where guys pretend to get hit

    ______________

    Again – the point here is Suh has a LONG history of hitting people with intent to actually hurt them. Sorry – that’s not how you play football. Aggressive, tough.. yes. Do players get hurt.. often.. yes.

  86. millerhour says: Oct 23, 2012 10:45 AM

    As some have vaguely pointed out, Suh wrapped his leg around cutler after he was already going down then basically used that leverage to chop him in half. I don’t think it was against any rules, but the hit was far more vicious than it needed to be.

  87. spkmania says: Oct 23, 2012 10:53 AM

    Pot, meet kettle.

    Oct. 31, 2004: During his junior year at Central Florida, Marshall was arrested at a Denny’s restaurant in Orlando, Fla., on charges of assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct, trespass and resisting arrest without violence and refusal to obey. The charges were dismissed.

    April 8, 2005: Marshall was charged with retail theft, a misdemeanor, after trying to return a stolen set of bed sheets, valued at $19.99, to a Burlington Coat Factory. The charge was dropped.

    June 17, 2006: Marshall and longtime girlfriend Rasheedah Watley both filed police reports alleging physical abuse by the other in a long altercation at an Orlando apartment. No arrests or charges were made.

    Jan. 1, 2007: Marshall was at the Denver nightclub Shelter with Broncos teammates Javon Walker and Darrent Williams, attending a birthday party for Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin. As the group left the club in a limousine, Williams was shot fatally in the neck by an unknown assailant. Walker later said the shooter was likely another man at the nightclub who was seeking retaliation after an altercation with Marshall’s cousin that evening. Marshall testified at the trial of gunman Willie Clark that he helped escalate the dispute that led to Williams’ death.

    Jan. 24, 2007: According to the Denver Post, police interviewed Marshall and his father after an argument in an Orlando parking lot. Marshall claimed his father tried to hit him with his car. His father claimed Marshall had fired a gun. Both men declined to press charges.

    March 18, 2007: In Atlanta, Watley told police Marshall punched her and took her purse while in a hotel. Marshall was gone before police arrived. No charges were filed.

    March 21, 2007: According to the Denver Post, police in Palm Beach County, Fla., interviewed Marshall and Watley twice in the same night after two loud arguments. Both said the disturbances were not physical in nature. No arrests or charges were made.

    March 26, 2007: Marshall was arrested in a Denver suburb on suspicion of domestic violence. Watley reported Marshall prevented a taxi she was in from leaving his house. Marshall completed anger management counseling and the charges were dropped two months later.

    June 8, 2007: According to the Denver Post, two incident reports were filed by Atlanta police. A friend of Watley’s claimed Marshall hit her car and then threw a rock at the passenger door as Watley was riding in the passenger seat. Watley also told police Marshall cut her in the thigh and punched her in the face. She was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Marshall was not present when police arrived. No charges were filed.

    June 30, 2007: According to the Denver Post, Watley told Atlanta police Marshall punched and choked her at his condo. She had a bruise and scratches. Marshall was not present when police arrived. No charges were filed.

    Oct. 22, 2007: Marshall was arrested in Denver and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. He was pulled over driving the wrong way on a one-way street hours after a game. He later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of driving while ability-impaired and was sentenced to one year of probation and 24 hours of community service.

    March 6, 2008: Marshall was arrested on charges of misdemeanor battery in Atlanta after a dispute with Watley. She told police he punched her in the mouth and eye. Marshall said he cut his hand on glass.

    Aug. 6, 2008: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Marshall for three games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The suspension was reduced to one regular-season game and a fine of an additional game check, costing him $52,353.

    March 1, 2009: Marshall was arrested in Atlanta on disorderly conduct charges after allegedly being involved in a dispute with then-fiancee, Michi Nogami-Campbell, now his wife. Charges were dropped the next day.

    Aug. 14, 2009: Marshall was found not guilty on the battery charges from the March 2008 arrest in Atlanta.

    April 23, 2011: Marshall was taken to Broward General Medical Center after Nogami-Campbell stabbed him in the abdomen at their Florida home. Nogami-Campbell told police she stabbed Marshall “out of self-defense.”

    March 11, 2012: Marshall is accused by a 24-year-old woman of punching her in the eye, leaving a black eye, in an altercation outside a club in New York. Marshall’s attorney says it was Marshall’s wife that was injured and says the couple are the true victims in the case.

  88. pshanks62 says: Oct 23, 2012 10:57 AM

    I don’t know if anyone was aware or not…but football is a violent sport…

  89. thelastpieceofcheese says: Oct 23, 2012 10:58 AM

    Which Marshall personality wrote the tweet?

  90. all32 says: Oct 23, 2012 11:00 AM

    Suh lacks class and respect for the game.

  91. purpleguy says: Oct 23, 2012 11:10 AM

    Absolutely a clean hit, albeit by a player of questionable character.

  92. mvp43 says: Oct 23, 2012 11:14 AM

    Both these teams are pathetic. 20 total points??

    Green Bay will end up winning this division.

    Regarding Suh: it was a clean hit- its football

  93. nyjets1017 says: Oct 23, 2012 11:15 AM

    The problem is no player plays that physical anymore so when it does happen people get in an uproar bc the guy actually hit him. It’s funny all these players say they aren’t worried about concussions and what not but boy are they first to complain about being hit

  94. daysend564 says: Oct 23, 2012 11:16 AM

    Marshall: Succeed with character
    Marshall’s Wife: Touch me again and I’ll succeed in stabbing you in the stomach

  95. paul82461 says: Oct 23, 2012 11:18 AM

    It was a legal, hit but Suh did have intent to injure. Let the NFL decide, but I feel a fine is coming.

  96. jimmylions says: Oct 23, 2012 11:26 AM

    Mike Pereira tweeted:
    That was a clean hit by Suh and I thought it was cool that he went over and checked on Cutler when he was on the ground.
    Suh will not get fined. Cutler was on the run out of the pocket. No foul for driving him into the ground.

    But the Suh haters won’t really care about the facts.

  97. n2thaizzo says: Oct 23, 2012 11:29 AM

    I love how Marshall said NOTHING to him on the field, but instead, chose to blast him on Twitter!
    #smhatathletesandkeyboardcourage

  98. dtlb58 says: Oct 23, 2012 11:31 AM

    Maybe next time Suh should just ask the QB “sir, would you just fall down for me, please?”

    If anyone thinks that was an illegal tackle you must be a Bears homer and not thinking rationally.

    That is the man’s job! They pay him to chase the opposing teams QB, grab him, and throw him to the ground, while trying to prevent him from throwing the ball. If you don’t like it, either don’t watch or don’t play!

  99. conormacleod says: Oct 23, 2012 11:33 AM

    At first I saw nothing wrong with the hit. It was violent, but so is football. But, then I saw it in slow motion about 50 times this morning. The leg whip was clear intention to hurt Cutler. I don’t necessarily have a huge problem with the hit, but Suh should be fined, and then we should all just move on. It’s not the worst I’ve seen, but a fine is deserved. Like it or not, but the QB is the star of the game and deserves protection.

  100. radrntn says: Oct 23, 2012 11:39 AM

    Bottom line…..it is football…guys are going to get hit, and guys are going to get hurt.

  101. 2difshoe says: Oct 23, 2012 11:42 AM

    Both these teams are pathetic. 20 total points??

    Green Bay will end up winning this division.

    Regarding Suh: it was a clean hit- its football
    ——————————————————————-
    ” pathetic ” Bears 5-1…Detroit 2-4.

    Bears lead the league in many defensive stats… doesn’t come from being pathetic.

    If you beat the Bears in Chicago, then let the diarrhea of your mouth continue…last I looked, you are 2 games BEHIND the Bears !

  102. chi01town says: Oct 23, 2012 11:42 AM

    Lions fans that belive that hit was legal. You need a football coach NOT a gang leader.. Suh should be in Jail not playing football. Johnson is a grown man that shouldnt call him self a cartoon. The lions are losing because the league can see them coming

  103. philtration says: Oct 23, 2012 11:43 AM

    Anyone from Detroit trying to lecture anyone else about character is hilarious and I am not talking about football.

  104. skol77 says: Oct 23, 2012 11:44 AM

    Yes legal hit, but you can see very clearly that he was trying to injure.

  105. 69finfan says: Oct 23, 2012 11:48 AM

    No dog in this hunt, saw the play and was surprised Cutler got up and only missed one play. Was it illegal, don’t know but we’ll find out soon if the NFL think so. The bigger story is that Brandon Marshall is a p_ _ _ _. Taking to twitter to call out N Suh, really? If you’ve got something to say do it on the field to his face! Of course that would be out of “character” for Brandon and wouldn’t be “cool” because N Suh is not a woman, Brandon wouldn’t dare hit him.

  106. grumpyoleman says: Oct 23, 2012 11:49 AM

    This part of the play took all of 2 or 3 seconds at most. You actually think Suh had anytime to think about tripping (which he didn’t) or injurying Cutler. No way. He was tackling the quarterback plain and simple.

  107. traveye99 says: Oct 23, 2012 11:54 AM

    You guys need to read before you post. Marshall said he has LEARNED to act with character. Meaning he knows his past has been much less than acceptable behavior. He now has a diagnosis and is dealing with his disorder and being a huge advocate for others who have the same disorder. So since he had been in Chicago he has practiced what he preaches, so until he shows otherwise he deserves the benefit of the doubt.

  108. denverscott says: Oct 23, 2012 11:56 AM

    rickyspanish says: Oct 23, 2012 8:34 AM

    Suh is a scary man. Do not let him touch your qb, he will crush him into dust.
    ——————————————————

    Suh is average at best. He doesn’t scare any decent OL. You don’t need to game plan for Suh.

  109. packownsu says: Oct 23, 2012 12:08 PM

    Clean, vicious hit. Reminds me of the NFL in the 60s and 70s.

  110. goldrush4949 says: Oct 23, 2012 12:17 PM

    Marshall lecturing someone about character is beyond hypocrisy.

  111. mekahldownish says: Oct 23, 2012 12:19 PM

    Geez, maybe the NFL should just go to 2-hand touch instead of tackling!

  112. franchisetagged says: Oct 23, 2012 12:23 PM

    Somebody teach Marshall about self awareness..

  113. funshipm174 says: Oct 23, 2012 12:28 PM

    If Marshall really wanted to man-up he would have taken it up with SUH face to face.

  114. maverick5266 says: Oct 23, 2012 12:41 PM

    I can’t stand the new panty waste attitude of most offensive players in the nfl now. Crying about hits, crying about their money, crying for flags during games, and jumping on Twatter to cry again.

    Nut up, or go get a job passing happy meals with Ronald McDonald.

  115. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 23, 2012 12:44 PM

    Stuff like this makes the whole Saints mess seem utterly ridiculous.

  116. lionsdraftguy says: Oct 23, 2012 12:46 PM

    @denverscott

    Dont need to game plan for Suh? REALLY? Go ask your offensive line if they have to or not.

    Funny how all you clowns talk so much crap about Suh, but every single one of you would love to have him on YOUR defensive line.

  117. steelerdynasty2010 says: Oct 23, 2012 12:54 PM

    the hit wasnt dirty. mean? yes. violent? yes. dirty? not even close. unecessary? debatable, but in my opinion not at all. he’s a d-lineman who got to take a hard shot at the qb…legally, and within the rules.
    just because some people want the game to be softer, kinder, gentler, doesnt mean every hard hit needs to be totally removed from the game. it certainly doesnt make every hard hit dirty. it’s a tough, physical game played by tough, physical people. bottom line is that it’s not for everybody and it really bugs me that we’re trying to water it down to make it for everybody. there are people who play and like it, and there are also people who would never play but like it nonetheless. there’s nothing wrong with being in either camp, just know which side you’re on and let the players play.

  118. m2karateman says: Oct 23, 2012 1:02 PM

    OK, how many Bears fans feel that Julius Pepper driving Matt Stafford into the ground onto his throwing shoulder three seasons ago was a dirty hit? Nobody spoke about that, nobody said a word, but it falls under EXACTLY the same category. It was a clean hit, but an aggressive hit by a talented player.

    Nothing more to say, nothing more to see here. Move on.

  119. scotchrocks says: Oct 23, 2012 1:15 PM

    Why would Marshall take it to Suh on the field, thus drawing a penalty and potentially a fine only to then have those same people talk about his immaturity. lol

  120. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 23, 2012 1:19 PM

    chi01town says:
    Oct 23, 2012 9:17 AM
    there wast nothing CLEAN about that hit.. that was just like you expect from this scumb bag.. his coach an his team. Ndamukong needs to be put out of the game BUT you can only count on Goodell going in his pocket.. ohh yea hes paying for that hit

    —–

    Such a baby. Clean hit. Karma sucks, eh, little girl?

  121. rooneyruleblues says: Oct 23, 2012 1:24 PM

    You guys have all turned soft. If you have a chance to make a HARD CLEAN hit on the QB you take it. It is his job to hit that guy as hard as he can and if possible wear him out or remove him from the game. From the comments here it sounds like you would prefer flag football.

  122. beefbus says: Oct 23, 2012 1:49 PM

    Driving him to the ground with an elbow to the back of his neck isn’t within the rules. If he’s fined, then he’s guilty of being dirty…again.

  123. beefbus says: Oct 23, 2012 1:51 PM

    Louis and Carimi had their way with Suh for most of the night. I saw at least 3-4 pancake blocks during the game.

  124. mintberrycrunch1 says: Oct 23, 2012 3:34 PM

    That hit by Suh represents everything I love about pro football. Why ~38% of you want this game to be even softer and more gentle than it has already become is completely incomprehensible to me.

  125. lionpride10 says: Oct 23, 2012 3:49 PM

    Clean Hit. Cutler is teaching the rest of that team to cry as much as he does. Marshal will prove to be a locker room disease on this team just as he has in the past.

  126. centralchamps says: Oct 23, 2012 4:16 PM

    beefbus says: Oct 23, 2012 1:49 PM

    Driving him to the ground with an elbow to the back of his neck isn’t within the rules. If he’s fined, then he’s guilty of being dirty…again.
    ————————————————————-
    You gotta be kidding me! So you’re telling me that EVERY player fined is dirty?? smh

  127. chi01town says: Oct 23, 2012 11:09 PM

    the point here is Ndamukong tried to hurt Cutler.. GAME SAFTY is what Goodell claims to be all about so … just by looking at that play you know Suh was trying to hurt Cutler. If they dont get him now the next thing that happen no matter how small hes DONE

  128. dmface says: Oct 25, 2012 11:39 AM

    The guy was just making a play. This is football, not flag football. So as he is chasing the QB he is suppose to be thinking how to take the QB down without hurting the QB and himself? Wow, it was unfortunately how Cutler landed but I see nothing wrong with the tackle. But hey if you are soft then it will reflect in your comments.

  129. larryboodry says: Oct 25, 2012 2:30 PM

    lionsdraftguy says: Oct 23, 2012 10:14 AM

    “So Cutler got hit by a tougher guy, layed there like a sissy, and now Marshall wants to act on it. HAHAHA.

    Good hit Suh! Take that girl down.”

    Shoulda known your whole ‘Good to talk football with an opposing fan without a bunch of trash-talk’
    BS was just a sham…

    Cutler missed one play…ONE…Came back to a standing ovation and finished the game despite bruised ribs, and Da Bears manhandled your offense all game, except for a meaningless garbage-time TD with 30 seconds left.

    You’re just bitter ’cause the Lions don’t roar, they meow.

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