Suh tells anonymous scout to “Grow up and be a man or a woman”

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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.

31 responses to “Suh tells anonymous scout to “Grow up and be a man or a woman”

  1. I wonder if a small unknown to man micro bacteria lives within Suh’s head wrinkle ? It should be looked into

  2. His coaches don’t think he’s producing I heard from an anonymous source named Jim Schwartz.

    Oops.

  3. The anonymous “professional” with the scathing opinions is getting old fast. Last week with Raiola and this week with Suh. It is kinda funny though. They’re picking on people who have a history of outbursts. That’s a reputation that’s hard to shake because your every move is scrutinized after receiving the hot tempered label.

    Still though. If you’re going to criticize an athlete, don’t make it personal and put your name behind it.

  4. Albert Haynesworth 2.0. I can’t wait to see what chump team picks him up after his rookie contract runs out.

  5. And we wonder why these athletes dislike the media and get upset. I wouldn’t print anything from an anonymous source because you don”t know what the motive is. The worse anonymous source in history is and was Jeff Fischer.

  6. raymondtx says:
    Nov 15, 2012 5:26 PM
    I guess stomping on someone’s head is “grown up” behavior to Suh.
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    When exactly has Suh ever stomped on someone’s head?

  7. We’ll see what happens when they Step on to the field.

    Also, did he just ask for a trade to wherever Rex Ryan is? They are using the same lines. Although Rex should be out a job and there should be a spot in Detroit for him to Stomp his Feet over to.

  8. Lions Fan here…. and Mr. Suh, you’re effort this year has been very disappointing.

    Many games you’re not even getting double teamed…. and nothing to show for it.

    Shut up and get some sacks.

  9. Just another example of how easy it is to get into Suh’s head! If indeed Dietrich-Smith was untying his shoe laces that’s smart, it’s now a documented fact that it got into Suh’s head, and got Suh out of his (and the) game! Brilliant!

  10. I guess stomping on someone’s head is “grown up” behavior to Suh.

    Lets get our Suh bashing correct. It was his arm. The head bashing was Albert Haynesworth

  11. let’s get some facts straight:
    a) the “stomp” was to the arm, not head. I dont know where this notion that he stepped on his head came from.

    b) since when does receiving minor traffic violations make you a bad person? everyone that looks down on someone for speeding tickets better have a SPOTLESS driving record.

  12. Bottom line is its impossible for this random scout (most likely for a division rival) to have any clue how the coaching staff treats Suh, and how Suh goes about his business as far as training and practicing goes.

    Its 100% pure speculation and the problem with it is that some people will read it and take it as fact when in reality its just some guys’ outside opinion.

  13. How ironic that men who weigh well over three hundred pounds are always the ones spouting off about someone stepping up to be a man. How about Suh stepping up by returning some of the money he hasn’t earned this year-I thought he was injured because I don’t recall him making plays or being a factor other than a non factor this season!

  14. polegojim says: Nov 15, 2012 6:46 PM

    Lions Fan here…. and Mr. Suh, you’re effort this year has been very disappointing.

    Many games you’re not even getting double teamed…. and nothing to show for it.

    Shut up and get some sacks.
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    Agree Sir.

  15. This man is quickly becoming a Train Wreck. That being said, Mr./Ms. Scout…Put Your NAME on it…Coach Herm!

  16. Just want to remind people that a DT can impact a game without getting sacks. Just look at a guy like Vince Wilfork. If Suh is pushing back the pocket and making the QB uncomfortable and making him force throws then he is doing his job. The knowitalls around here come across as obnoxious every time they say Suh has been invisible to them just because he doesn’t have 10 sacks like his rookie season.

  17. @mintberrycrunch

    The knowitalls around here come across as obnoxious every time they say Suh has been invisible to them just because he doesn’t have 10 sacks like his rookie season.

    Or he could back up his awesome rookie season by coming close to or surpassing those numbers. See Von Miller. He’s getting doubled every snap but still comes up with amazing plays every week. I believe he’s second sacks to JJ Watt.

  18. Suh is right – it is cowardly for someone in the league to talk trash to the media and hide behind anonymity.

    It’s even weaker when sources carry the anonymous story — even when they hide behind the “we’re covering the story of the story” nonsense.

    Bottom line – he’s having a great year. His one encroachment penalty is making the haters really dig for trash to talk. Lions are still a top 10 defense.

  19. fuglyflorio says:
    Nov 15, 2012 5:38 PM
    Albert Haynesworth 2.0. I can’t wait to see what chump team picks him up after his rookie contract runs out.

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    How many times are you going to repeat that line?

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