We noted this morning that an anonymous scout was quoted as saying that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is coddled and doesn’t push himself. Unsurprisingly, Suh doesn’t think highly of that critic, whoever he or she is.
“It’s really funny that we’re keeping everybody anonymous,” Suh told reporters today. “I wish people would kind of grow up and be a man or a woman and say exactly how they feel and put their name behind it. I mean, I really don’t care. . . . I don’t really care what you have to say about me, as long as my coaches feel that I’m producing for my team. I continue to prove that and show that day in and day out as well as in games week in and week out.”
Suh was also asked about playing against Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith on Sunday, and he was unsurprisingly uninterested in addressing last year’s Thanksgiving incident in which Suh stomped on Dietrich-Smith, resulting in an ejection and a two-game suspension. Suh said he has no intention of saying anything to Dietrich-Smith.
“That was in 2011. It’s 2012. Let’s move on,” Suh said. “He’s on the other side. I have no plans to say anything to him.”
As long as Suh doesn’t stomp on him, that represents progress.