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Schwartz not concerned about Suh taking a dive


Of all the things Lions coach Jim Schwartz is going to worry about, having star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh appear on “Celebrity Diving” does not make the list.

Schwartz cracked jokes about Suh’s appearance on the reality show, which apparently includes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, among others.

“I did take a couple physics courses, but there’s something about displacement of water, but it has to do with like mass and density and Ndamukong Suh’s going to displace some,” Schwartz said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “Even if he goes in like those Chinese divers that don’t even make a ripple, it’s going to move a lot of water. There’ll be a tsunami somewhere because it’s just – that should be probably more Celebrity Cannonballing.

“But Ndamukong’s a good athlete. He played soccer. He’s a really good athlete for a big man.”

Schwartz joked that he wasn’t concerned about the risk of injury.

“I don’t really see this as being [an issue],” he said. “It’s not like celebrity skydiving. Even like ice skating or something like that where you sit there and say somebody could break their wrist or fall down, I think we’re probably pretty safe to say there’s not a high rate of injury on celebrity diving.”

Suh would probably be more at risk if the show was “Celebrity Karate,” “Celebrity Driving,” or “Celebrity Lumberjack,” so the idea of him falling into a pool isn’t going to cause that big of a splash in Lions offices.

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16 Responses to “Schwartz not concerned about Suh taking a dive”
  1. jimnaizeeum says: Jan 23, 2013 6:41 PM

    These shows are usually for washed up celebs/ athletes…is his dive going to be a cannonball?

  2. thekiller678 says: Jan 23, 2013 6:59 PM

    wow how old is Kareem he’s doing this?

  3. goldrush36 says: Jan 23, 2013 7:06 PM

    Not a fan of Suh but he can totally make me one if he does a cannonball from the 10 meter lol

  4. govtminion says: Jan 23, 2013 7:10 PM

    “Impressive, a triple backflip, half-twist, kick-Schaub-in-the-junk dive!”

  5. larryboodry says: Jan 23, 2013 7:17 PM

    Is it free-agency yet?

  6. purpleguy says: Jan 23, 2013 7:21 PM

    Hey, as long as it’s not celebrity “driving”, Suh should be just fine.

  7. pdkknelson says: Jan 23, 2013 7:51 PM

    I think a SUH-nami warning should be issued.

  8. cardinalsfan87 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:50 PM

    Suh is so overrated anyways.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 23, 2013 9:19 PM

    Kareem is in better shape than most of you guys who regularly comment here, even at age 65. If you saw his workout regimen, you’d be blown away.

  10. justwannawinna says: Jan 23, 2013 9:44 PM

    Suh is a good hard player. He has those moments which remind you hes a old skool dirty player but thats ok cuz his level of play is great. I would trade for him in a heartbeat

  11. fin72 says: Jan 24, 2013 6:41 AM

    I wonder if he’s going to break out the “Triple Lindy” in the final round?

  12. lionstigersandwingsohmy says: Jan 24, 2013 10:58 AM

    Great “Back to School” reference.

  13. f0rem4n says: Jan 24, 2013 3:03 PM

    Taking a “drive” on the other hand…

  14. lionsninersfan says: Jan 24, 2013 4:20 PM

    I agree Suh is overated… Overated as a dirty player! Go back and watch film and you will see the bad calls made against him! From when he shoved cutler to the accidental kick of schaub. I will give you the stomp lol, but as a lions fan i love the fact that apposing teams qbs are scared to play against him! Hes an old school player in a league thats gone soft! If you wanna see brutal go to YouTube and watch the game Barry broke 2000 yds, i saw alot of stuff that wouldn’t stand in todays powder puff NFL, including the lions getting penalized a time out for the crowd being too noisy! Just shows you the lions have been getting screwed by the officials and the likes for years!

  15. Brian Kronner says: Jan 28, 2013 12:05 PM

    Suh saved Louie Anderson’s life apparently in the pool. But we only talk about the negative Suh stuff around here.

  16. larryboodry says: Jan 28, 2013 3:55 PM

    Regardless of Suh’s reputation on the field, he deserves praise here…Good job, sir.

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