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Don’t be surprised if Suh gets suspended

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Ndamukong Suh has done it again.  And the end result could be a suspension.  Again.

During Sunday’s game against the Vikings, Suh applied a low block well behind the play on an interception return.  The block was both illegal and grossly unnecessary, since the lineman whose knee Suh lunged at had no chance of catching the linebacker who was heading to the end zone.

To no surprise, the league is reviewing the play for discipline.  To what should be no surprise if it happens, Suh could very well be suspended.

The illegal hit immediately positions Suh for discipline.  Suh’s history — which includes a two-game suspension for stomping on the arm of Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith during a 2011 Thanksgiving game — will be a factor.

If a suspension is going to happen, it will happen fairly quickly.  Then, Suh will have the ability to appeal the suspension via a process that, this year, rotates between Ted Cottrell and Matt Birk.

The potential involvement of Birk is intriguing, given that Birk played in the league during Suh’s first three seasons and surely knows what players think of him, even though Birk never faced Suh.

Regardless, there’s a strong to quite strong chance that Suh won’t be available when the Lions travel to Arizona for Week Two.

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  1. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 9, 2013 3:40 PM

    Suh has sought the reputation he has. Now that reputation will come back and bite him in the wallet. I wonder if a suspension will get his attention.

  2. ccjcsr says: Sep 9, 2013 3:40 PM

    According the crew last night on the NFL Network, “He likes giving his money away”.

    #NFL Network
    #Redzone

  3. scoops1 says: Sep 9, 2013 3:41 PM

    so Suh will get 2 bye weeks??

  4. azarkhan says: Sep 9, 2013 3:41 PM

    No surprise at all. A stupid, cheap, unnecessary block.

  5. vbe2 says: Sep 9, 2013 3:42 PM

    He needs a full year suspension without pay. Playing in the NFL isn’t a right and he needs to learn that in a hard way.

  6. stevent92 says: Sep 9, 2013 3:42 PM

    Around the 6:00 mark of the 4th quarter, Suh took 2 steps and laid-out Ponder well after he had thrown the ball on a 3rd down rollout. It was blatant, and the Vikings had just been flagged for something not-so-blatant the drive before.

    I’d say the Sullivan low hit, combined with that under-the-radar cheapshot should warrant a game or two until this guy learns to play clean.

    No sour apples about the game. DET flat-out beat MIN in nearly every aspsect. But those were fine/suspension-worthy plays by Suh.

  7. buhbay1c says: Sep 9, 2013 3:44 PM

    The NFL is going to be in for an appeal. They let Looney cut Kevin Williams without punishment on essentially an identical block.

  8. lionsblood73 says: Sep 9, 2013 3:45 PM

    Does this mean Clay Matthews will also be suspended for clotheslining Kaepernick when he was out of bounds? This coming after all of Matthews talk about hitting Kaepernick.

    “Clay Matthews said this week that the best way to deal with Kaepernick when he is in read-option mode is to tee off on him.”

    …and he did just that…around his neck!

  9. 87hollywoodhorn says: Sep 9, 2013 3:45 PM

    i like suh

  10. jobotjones says: Sep 9, 2013 3:45 PM

    I’m sure that as a former O-Lineman Birk will have no problem putting a dirty DT on the shelf!

  11. jbaxt says: Sep 9, 2013 3:46 PM

    Luckily for them, it’s the Cardinals.

  12. endzone says: Sep 9, 2013 3:48 PM

    He is a real life Dr. Jekyl and Mr.Hyde. He needs a shrink.

  13. gooolions says: Sep 9, 2013 3:48 PM

    As long as matthews get suspend for hitting kapernck 4 yards out of bounce and staley gets suspended for punching matthews im fine with it

  14. fnsquirrel says: Sep 9, 2013 3:49 PM

    This better be a multiple gamer…

  15. jetsmmt says: Sep 9, 2013 3:49 PM

    Suh is one of my favorite players in the league, I’d love to have him on my team.

  16. wearethesteelers says: Sep 9, 2013 3:49 PM

    Dirty player learned from dirty coach (Schwartz) who learned from another dirty coach (Fisher) who learned from another dirty coach (Buddy Ryan). Remember the Bounty Bowl?

  17. staffordsyear says: Sep 9, 2013 3:49 PM

    Gimme a break, it wasnt even that malicious of a hit.. i swear the league has it out for suh. Oh yeah what about Mr matthews hit on kapaernick, any word on that nfl?

  18. oside760 says: Sep 9, 2013 3:50 PM

    why would anyone be surprised? it was a cheap shot by a dirty player

  19. hrmlss says: Sep 9, 2013 3:51 PM

    Good thing her matured and as a Captain is leading by example…….

  20. glac1 says: Sep 9, 2013 3:52 PM

    he needs to be suspended for life. He just doesn’t get it.

  21. 2013htoutlaws says: Sep 9, 2013 3:52 PM

    that’s why he’s the dirtiest player in NFL

  22. bucksfan141 says: Sep 9, 2013 3:52 PM

    Great choice for a team captain, eh?

  23. davikes says: Sep 9, 2013 3:54 PM

    Also intriguing is that Birk knows Sullivan (the guy who received the illegal block.) Sullivan backed up Birk for a season or two in MN before replacing him.

    Birk was then essentially let go by Chilly. Chilly and Birk didn’t get along, surprise. Chilly was right about Sullivan, though, he’s a quality center.

  24. wabbitslayer says: Sep 9, 2013 3:54 PM

    Maybe they can have a “players only” meeting to discuss this.

  25. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Sep 9, 2013 3:54 PM

    Actually I would be VERY surprised if he got suspended.
    Maybe you should quit beating the drum for him to be suspended. You’re pretty much the only journalist who I’ve heard suggest this and you’re doing it over and over. It’s almost as if you personally want him to be suspended.
    The hit doesn’t warrant it at all. If he gets any more than a fine it’s because of preexisting bias against him.

  26. Stupid Lions Fan says: Sep 9, 2013 3:55 PM

    A suspension is a joke. The better suspend every player that ‘misses’ on a block from now on then. What about Clay Mathews? He tried to take a star QB’s head off 5 yards out of bounds, suspension there??????

  27. bigcali4life says: Sep 9, 2013 3:55 PM

    gooolions says:
    Sep 9, 2013 3:48 PM
    As long as matthews get suspend for hitting kapernck 4 yards out of bounce and staley gets suspended for punching matthews im fine with it
    –___________________________________________

    The NFL came out today and said Staley should not of been flagged. I doubt he’ll be fined, let alone suspended.

  28. weaselpuppy says: Sep 9, 2013 3:55 PM

    Looney’s hit was way worse, helmet to knee.

    Matthews clotheslines a QB out of bounds, then punches another guy in the face on the same play?

    Chuck Woodson sucker punches a guy.

    Suspensions there? Nope.

    Good luck with that.

    It was a bonehead play and a penalty. but that’s it.

  29. Jason Saidoo says: Sep 9, 2013 3:55 PM

    I appear to be in the minority, but I have less of an issue with this play than any of Suh’s other “misadventures”. A few years ago, this wasn’t even a penalty, and now we’re talking about suspension?

    This was at least part of a football play – attempting to block a man. If I read the rule correctly, if Suh was in front of him, then a low hit is fine. But because he was hit from the side, it’s a penalty.

    The Suh-Stomp was not a football play. The groin kick, not a football play. Those are dirty and worthy of a fine/suspension.

    A low block is not. Are we going to start suspending defenders for hitting QBs in the head or knees (also an equal 15 yard penalty)? What about the newly illegal blind side blocks on punts and kicks? Are we going to suspend violators?

    Is that what we’ve come to now?

  30. txspartan95 says: Sep 9, 2013 3:56 PM

    Let the man play. Jarred Allen has a lot of nerve calling Suh out given the number of cheap shots he’s delivered in his career.

  31. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Sep 9, 2013 3:57 PM

    By the way did anyone happen to notice the score of the game? It was 34-24 Lions.

  32. brassknuckles47 says: Sep 9, 2013 3:57 PM

    Suh reminds me of that cheap-shot artist Warren Sapp. Neither are worthy to place in the NFL, little-on worthy of being called a man.

  33. seabronco says: Sep 9, 2013 3:57 PM

    Suspend him at least 4 games

  34. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 9, 2013 3:57 PM

    I would be surprised if the NFL comes up with a way to deter Suh from this type of playing style in the future. Good luck with that. And good luck to RG3 the following week if Suh gets suspended cause he’s going to be angry.

  35. emoney826 says: Sep 9, 2013 3:57 PM

    Lol @ you lion fans

    Our boy Matthews is not getting suspended. He’s not a repeat offender, unlike your boy Suh.

  36. rg3enoughsaid says: Sep 9, 2013 3:58 PM

    goodlions- hit out of bounce, was he?

  37. macneil4025 says: Sep 9, 2013 3:59 PM

    4 Games, he got 2 last time and never learned his lesson! Suh has no regard for other players health, I hope teams cut at his knees next time he is on the field and see if he likes it!

  38. shadowoflambeau311 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:00 PM

    He went at a players knee who had no chance of making the tackle. He deserves a stiff fine and/or suspension.

  39. aboveaveragejoe11 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:02 PM

    And the Lions named him a team captain. Way to lead by example, Mr Suh. Way to help your team, cap’n.

  40. simplesimon1 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:03 PM

    I’m going to post the same thing I did earlier. It seems like nobody will care as the pitchforks are already well lit though. Just give the suspension and get on with it already.

    First, Suh specifically said he tried to go at the waist and looking at the replay it seems reasonable. His head began at the waist and in front of him. He also said he only went low because he was actually trying to avoid hitting the head and getting fined….LOL…I guess next time, knock him right out.

    I have commented on here a few times already. The problem isn’t that it was a dirty play. Was it unnecessary, absolutely, but in football you’re taught to hit the guy closest if you have a shot at him. That’s why QB’s always get unnecessarily crushed after an INT. The real problem is that it was Suh….Honestly, that is the only conclusion one can come to. Suh has a completely different set of guidelines than anybody else in the league.

    Look at it this way. If people come out and say somebody is dirty, as has happened for a long time now with Suh (and rightfully so after the stomp and head twists of Delhomme and late shot on Dalton), then they get labeled a repeat offender. Then, everytime you hear about a guy you’re hearing about the one penalty they took, not the great game played otherwise. As an example, the preseason game vs Cleveland where even the most honest and simple of hits became a conversation of whether it was dirty…LOL

    Now, they’ve actually created this myth about Suh being dirty by non-stop talking about it. The only plays before yesterday’s low block (which by the way, was only a penalty starting this year) was the ones I mentioned. All the other penalties were the result of Suh being watched like a hawk for any and all mistakes. He’s now not handled the same as any other player. So, when he gets a penalty, they simply chalk it up to the fact that even though it’s not a bad hit, the fact of Suh’s past means he won’t get the benefit of the doubt. But, it’s because of “not getting the benefit of the doubt” which causes the excess of penalties to begin with. So you have a cyclical situation where he’s targeted for the simplest of things, even when it’s completely legal, and that ups the amount of penaltes he has, which, in turn, is used as ammunition for more penalties.

    He can’t win.

  41. fighting69th says: Sep 9, 2013 4:05 PM

    I am a Lions diehard, but this guy just chooses to destroy people at the wrong time over and over again. I cannot tell you how many times he cost us a TD or even win because of his out of control antics. Suspend him! I see a flag on D and assume it’s Suh. Fairly is better anyways.

  42. glac1 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:06 PM

    he needs to be suspended for life….

  43. flipadelphia says: Sep 9, 2013 4:07 PM

    The potential involvement of Birk is intriguing, given that Birk played in the league during Suh’s first three seasons and surely knows what players think of him, even though Birk never faced Suh.
    ———————————————-
    Who cares what the players think of him? How would something like opposing players factor into a punishment. Typical NFL, they’ll suspend Suh but will ignore Clay Matthews very late very illegal hit. Why wasn’t Looney even warned or fined?

    Suh played basically penalty free last year so I think that the whole made up history of illegal hits is bogus. Seriously, two of those historic illegal hits were shoving Jay Cutler too hard and tackling Marion Barber by his dreadlocks. Two perfectly legal hits.

  44. bordner says: Sep 9, 2013 4:07 PM

    Looks like even the Lions fans are getting tired of themselves supporting this loser. Now, instead of delusionally going on about what a clean, misunderstood player Suh is, they try to divert the attention away from him and only want to talk about what Clay Matthews did yesterday or Charles Woodson did two years ago.

  45. primetime0552 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:08 PM

    where are all the articles and comments about the Clay Matthews dirty hit??? it’s not like Matthews hasn’t had dirty hits in his career, there has been plenty of them. the media biased is a joke. media loves to make one guy a villain and ignore the rest. this is the third article on Suh today, not one of Matthews. yes Suh should be fined, no he shoukdnt be suspended. he has zero history of trying to take a player’s knee out. the only thing he ever did that was too far was the ‘stomp’

  46. goodluckking says: Sep 9, 2013 4:08 PM

    Next headline I expect to see:

    REPORT: Suh is the Devil!

  47. mykelane says: Sep 9, 2013 4:09 PM

    Blocking BELOW the waist on a CHANGE OF POSSESSION has ALWAYS been illegal.

    not just since last year.

    unless thats when you just started to watch football.

  48. afcdomination says: Sep 9, 2013 4:09 PM

    this was just so dirty, so darn dirty. he took out a freaking 300 LB OL who was a good 10 yards behind the ball carrier. he couldn’t have chased down 90 percent of the roster.

    Suh is just not a good guy. he proves it time and time again. you have to respect the people you play against as a human being. unfortunately he doesn’t care if he ruins a career on a completely pointless dive at someone’s legs

    I guarantee the first time someone does it to him, he cries foul

  49. lks311 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:10 PM

    What a whiny lynch-mob mentality bunch. It’s a penalty. It cost the Lions 15 yards and a Touchdown. For the life of me, I can’t understand this idea of doubling down on the punishment.

    Suspension? For a low block? Seriously, I don’t see it.

  50. henryd3rd says: Sep 9, 2013 4:10 PM

    Screw Suh! My real concern is for Vikings’ lineman John Sullivan. Fortunately he wasn’t seriously injured on that; but one of these time Suh’s going to ruin someone’s career with those cheap shots and then what? Another one or two game suspension?

  51. @Cereal_22 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:11 PM

    He’s a dirty play & deserves to be suspended. I really want to like this guy b/c I love his game….

  52. timmmah10 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:11 PM

    Let’s be honest, if it wasn’t for the media exploding every time Suh does something, this would slide by just like the Matthews clothsline, which is getting zero press.

    This play happens countless times in this league. Suspending for this play would be based solely on the player’s reputation which would be wrong.

    This would set a precedent, which I don’t think anyone wants.

  53. citiciti says: Sep 9, 2013 4:12 PM

    How much is the BOUNTY on Shu at this point.
    $5000.00?
    thumbs up -over
    thumbs dn -under

  54. gjdodger2 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:13 PM

    It was a dirty hit, I’m a Lions fan, he has to stop, and he may deserve suspension. But I don’t get the argument that Suh should have left Sullivan alone because he couldn’t catch Levy. It’s football. Sullivan was pursuing Levy; Levy could have fumbled the ball, could have run into his own man, could have pulled up lame. You pursue until the play is over.

  55. brohamma says: Sep 9, 2013 4:13 PM

    The guy is a menace.. plain and simple. To be having these types of incidents at such a chronic pace; in such a relatively short career in the NFL, speaks volumes.

    Ultimately, this guy is going to end someones career at a young age; and it will be argued, successfully, that it was intentional. When that happens the NFL is going to be on the hook for not doing something about him.

  56. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Sep 9, 2013 4:13 PM

    Discipline starts with the head coach. Well coached teams have players that do dumb things but not over and over again.

    Schwartz is Detroit’s problem, not Suh.

  57. trumb1mj says: Sep 9, 2013 4:17 PM

    There is no way the players union will allow a suspension on a play that may be dirty but was definitely a questionable penalty. Their OL isn’t hurt either…

  58. alexandrasmith11 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:17 PM

    never trust a man named Ndamukong.

  59. jjackwagon says: Sep 9, 2013 4:18 PM

    Love all the knuckle-heads trying to make a Matthews comparision:

    1. Did Sullivan have the ball? Kaep did.
    2. Would Sullivan have been able to get into the play? Kaep would have scored if not for Matthews.
    3. Does Matthews have the history of dirty play that Suh has?

    And for the record, I am not a fan of either team.

  60. warhammer420 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:18 PM

    I think Scarface said it best… You need people like (Suh). You need people like (Suh) so you can point your freakin fingers and say, “Thats the bad guy.” Fact is, most of you are brainwashed by the media. They call Suh a bad guy, and you believe it.

  61. trollaikman8 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:21 PM

    Clay Mathews doesn’t deserve suspension.
    He was chasing a guy to the first down marker.
    He lunged while Kaepernick was still inbounds.

    Suh is a repeat offender and a genuine villain.
    He goes after knees.

    If he doesn’t get suspended, then I wouldn’t cry if an OL-man helps shred his ACL.

  62. billh1947 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:28 PM

    It was a low block but also an illegal below the knees block so any suspension is warranted.it was the cheapest block I have witnessed since Warren Sapps cheap shot block against Chad Clifton on an interception where Clifton was nowhere near the defensive back who had the ball,Sapp broke Cliftons hip and essentially ended his career.Suh deserves anything he gets because it was well earned and he is quite dumb.

  63. ramal1dw says: Sep 9, 2013 4:28 PM

    Admittedly, I’m a Lions fan. I don’t think that hit was so vile to warrant a multi-game suspension. However, Suh also has done everything he can to cultivate this old-school “just don’t care” rep that he’s gotten. Well, this is the other side of that.

    You wanna be the bad boy, that’s fine with me. Hell, if he dropped Cutler over his knee while doing a crappy Bane impression I’d probably buy his jersey. But you don’t get to be that heel and not face the consequences when relatively benign things happen as well.

    Suh will probably be suspended for a game, maybe two.

    Surprised PFT hasn’t picked up the interview from NFL Radio this morning with Burleson, talking about how the team has implemented “internal” punishment for stupid penalties that cost the team. He said, and I’m paraphrasing, that they’re worse than just having to pay a fine. So my guess is Suh will be running laps or doing up-downs naked until he cries. (Actually my guess is that it means absolutely nothing, but it was still interesting to hear the players’ take on the whole situation.)

  64. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain says: Sep 9, 2013 4:31 PM

    Dirty player is dirty. No news here.

  65. mnlogic says: Sep 9, 2013 4:40 PM

    Suh = Four games!!
    Suh has no respect for the league or the players he is on the field with hin.

  66. shayeezy says: Sep 9, 2013 4:40 PM

    this guy is a moron, plain and simple. for every eloquent apology where he claims he’s learned from his mistakes and matured, he keeps going back and doing the same stupid and dangerous things on the field.

  67. hendeeze says: Sep 9, 2013 4:43 PM

    jjackwagon says:
    Sep 9, 2013 4:18 PM
    Love all the knuckle-heads trying to make a Matthews comparision:

    1. Did Sullivan have the ball? Kaep did.
    2. Would Sullivan have been able to get into the play? Kaep would have scored if not for Matthews.
    3. Does Matthews have the history of dirty play that Suh has?

    And for the record, I am not a fan of either team.

    ___________________________________
    Matthews knowingly broke the rules in a manner that put a player’s safety at risk. Just like Dirty Suh. Kap was already out of bounds when Matthews left his feet and launched at him. Clay’s history started yesterday. Expect him to get the same treatment as Suh the next time around.

  68. northstarsmitty says: Sep 9, 2013 4:44 PM

    @simplesimon1- You are delusional! Look, I get what you are trying to say, but you are doing it with unicorns and pots of gold. That rule isn’t new as of this year. Welcome to the modern era of media! where facts and accuracy matter not, but opinions and feeding fires of a force fed topic (like thinking we all give a damn about the pathetic NY Jets!) is the only goal! He is a repeat offender and has played dirty before, no secret. Has it been blown out of porportion before? Yes. Does that change anything? No. Think about the game of football. You are on the field. You see your team with the ball 20 yards ahead of you, scoring. What just went through your head that made you decide to roll your 300+ lb body at a OL not even running or making a play on the ball? Remember, you are a DL and your job is to watch the ball and focus on breaking the line of scrimmage, everything behind you = you are out of the picture now. So now do you still hold the same opinion? He is the next Jerome Harrison. I am not saying he is a murdering criminal, I am saying he has an attitude, it reflects in his play, it aids in his poor decision making on the field, he doesn’t know how to properly tackle (why should you know when you’re that size, easier to do it your own way) and he is surrounded by a negative environment of coaches and players that can’t stay out of jail. Your defense of Suh is futile

  69. cosmoman11 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:46 PM

    If he isn’t suspended this week he will be suspended for what you know he will do next week.

  70. faulkn22 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:48 PM

    Mark my words, he won’t serve any suspension over this. Not a single game. The NFLPA ain’t gonna let it happen. Sorry.

  71. shaggytoodle says: Sep 9, 2013 4:48 PM

    gooolions says:
    Sep 9, 2013 3:48 PM
    As long as matthews get suspend for hitting kapernck 4 yards out of bounce and staley gets suspended for punching matthews im fine with it

    _______

    Kaep wasn’t even out of bounds when Matthews left his feet. When he did eventually wrap up Kaep he was out of bounds a bit.

    Its a fast game but Matthews didn’t know if he was going to turn it up the sideline. If you guys want to crucify someone. Let it be Suh who has a history of making dumb dangerous plays every season.

    He will be suspended again, and he will still do something foolish next year he is good for that.

  72. primetime0552 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:50 PM

    jjackwagon says: Sep 9, 2013 4:18 PM

    Love all the knuckle-heads trying to make a Matthews comparision:

    1. Did Sullivan have the ball? Kaep did.
    2. Would Sullivan have been able to get into the play? Kaep would have scored if not for Matthews.
    3. Does Matthews have the history of dirty play that Suh has?

    ==============================

    1.)Was Sullivan running after the Lions player trying to make a play? If he didn’t have a chance to catch him, then he shouldn’t have been pursuing. Was the block low and deserve a penalty/fine – absolutely, suspension would be a joke.

    2.) Sullivan was what 5-7 yards behind Levy? Again, if he couldn’t catch him he should have not pursued him. Kaepernick would’ve scored if not for Matthews clotheslining him? Kaepernick was 5 yards OUT OF BOUNDS when Matthews launched at him and clotheslined him, how do you score when you’re out of bounds?

    3.) This isn’t Clay Matthews first ‘dirty’ hit. He has had others in his career. I love how Matthews plays though, so don’t fault him for anything. I also love how Suh plays and think the only bad thing is the ‘stomp’. All the other ‘dirty’ plays are exactly what you want from you DT.

  73. earlcampbellrules says: Sep 9, 2013 4:54 PM

    I hope he dosen’t get suspended. The NFL needs more players like him, and James Harrison. It has become so wussified it’s getting hard to watch. Flags on every hit…fines if you hit a guy too hard…isn’t this supposed to be football?

  74. ivanpavlov0000 says: Sep 9, 2013 4:54 PM

    I’m sorry – where does it say in the rule book that you can’t touch players who are behind the play?

    Nowhere?

    That’s what I thought.

    Again … sounds like a lot of moralizing and posturing from people who’ve never put on pads and played the game.

  75. onebucplace says: Sep 9, 2013 4:56 PM

    The Warren Sapp block on Clifton wasn’t low or illegal — it amazes me the collective stupidity of so called NFL fans when they don’t even know the basics. In another 8 years when the NFL removes all contact from the game at the advice of a lawyer, it’s going to be idiots like you all that made it happen.

  76. spawnsacs says: Sep 9, 2013 4:56 PM

    primetime0552 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 4:08 PM
    where are all the articles and comments about the Clay Matthews dirty hit??? it’s not like Matthews hasn’t had dirty hits in his career, there has been plenty of them. the media biased is a joke. media loves to make one guy a villain and ignore the rest. this is the third article on Suh today, not one of Matthews. yes Suh should be fined, no he shoukdnt be suspended. he has zero history of trying to take a player’s knee out. the only thing he ever did that was too far was the ‘stomp’

    …………………………………………………………………….

    Facts? Clay Mathews has had 0 personal foul/late hit/unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in his career. And has never been fined or suspended. Suh on the other….everyone knows his story.

    Keep making up your “facts” and enjoy your boy on the bench.

  77. endzone says: Sep 9, 2013 4:58 PM

    He’s no moron at all, in fact, he is extremely intelligent. I researched him because I find him interesting. Here’s my diagnosis based on my academic background: He simply can’t control himself. A different aspect of his personality comes out on the field that either is beyond his ability to keep under control or maybe even outside his awareness. Dr Jykl is the Captain in the locker room, but Mr. Hyde gets loose on the field. He has a personality disorder and fining him is only useful to whatever the NFL puts those fines towards. Letting him smoke a reefer before a game would probably work better than a fine. Calm down that inner beast.

  78. hatesycophants says: Sep 9, 2013 5:05 PM

    Mere talk of suspension is ridiculous. When your defense gets an interception, you’re supposed to knock someone on the offense out. The suggestion that Suh went after his knees is ridiculous. If you believe this was a dirty play, you didn’t see it, you’re an idiot or both.

    Lions 34, Vikings 24.

  79. EJ says: Sep 9, 2013 5:18 PM

    Suh should be suspended for a full season w/o pay. Maybe having his Coaches, Teammates and Fans upset with him for his selfish actions will get his attention. Having him sit out a full season will not only hurt him financially, but it will affect his teams success. So far not a thing that Goodell has done has worked in changing his dirty ways. I think its time for some tough love.

  80. mblue24 says: Sep 9, 2013 5:25 PM

    Why can’t the NFL just let players play ball. Damn, is it still football or what? So what if SUH did it. No different than other players and if the players can’t take it. Don’t play in the NFL then.

  81. EJ says: Sep 9, 2013 5:27 PM

    primetime0552 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 4:08 PM
    where are all the articles and comments about the Clay Matthews dirty hit??? it’s not like Matthews hasn’t had dirty hits in his career, there has been plenty of them. the media biased is a joke. media loves to make one guy a villain and ignore the rest. this is the third article on Suh today, not one of Matthews. yes Suh should be fined, no he shoukdnt be suspended. he has zero history of trying to take a player’s knee out. the only thing he ever did that was too far was the ‘stomp’
    ===============================================

    Does a player really need to “have a history” to be punished? Suh knew when he took him out at the knees that it was wrong, he just doesn’t care. He is a man with the brains of a child, so now he should be disciplined like one.

  82. dwackenthaler says: Sep 9, 2013 5:28 PM

    Just watched Adam Schefter on nfl network saying suspension is unlikely for Suh but heavy finds can be expected for both him and Clay. He said he heard this from a insider league source. I honestly believe if Suh played on a vaunted defense during the 70’s he would be considered a legend. Finishing a play and playing hard a** football used to be praised but now there needs to be a media villain for everyone to have something to talk about. You think The raiders of the late 70’s and early 80’s would have been anything close to what they were if didnt scare there opponents with bruising tactics? I never agreed with Suh’s stomp at all that was uncalled for and deserved suspension for sure but if anyone else in the league makes that block there is not even an afterthought. Probably about to get roasted on here for somewhat defending Suh somewhat but oh well.

  83. cometkazie says: Sep 9, 2013 5:32 PM

    Didn’t Warren Sapp do something similar to Bret Favre?

    Way behind the play, etc, etc?

  84. realtheprince says: Sep 9, 2013 5:43 PM

    lionsblood73 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 3:45 PM
    Does this mean Clay Matthews will also be suspended for clotheslining Kaepernick when he was out of bounds? This coming after all of Matthews talk about hitting Kaepernick.

    “Clay Matthews said this week that the best way to deal with Kaepernick when he is in read-option mode is to tee off on him.”

    …and he did just that…around his neck!

    ———————————————–

    I heard League / Commishioner’s office gonna suspend New Orleans players / coach for Clay Matthews cheap shot

  85. ramal1dw says: Sep 9, 2013 5:45 PM

    Good post, Endzone, but I’ll do you one better.

    He knows exactly what he’s doing on and off the field. I mean, I’m not saying these hits aren’t dirty, but he’s done quite a few and never hurt anyone significantly. You would think even once he’d actually hurt someone on accident. Most of his opponents really don’t have a problem with him (except for crybaby GB linemen, and they whine about everything anyways.)

    I just think it’s a media stunt. He gets to look like a goon and get the negative media attention, but he plays nice once the cameras start rolling during the press conference so he doesn’t lose that Subway money.

    I really think at this point most of the Suh stuff is his high-wire act to try and come off as a WWE style heel. His gamble wasn’t that he’d hurt a Viking on Sunday, he knew he wouldn’t. His gamble was whether or not he’d get penalized enough to call back a TD. He lost.

    Like I said, he should be suspended. He probably will be suspended. But I’m not entirely convinced that it’s not just him trying to feed the hype machine anyways.

  86. guitarfreak21 says: Sep 9, 2013 5:56 PM

    In the words of fred sanford, “You big DUMMY!” Suh fits the bill.

  87. primetime0552 says: Sep 9, 2013 6:05 PM

    spawnsacs says:
    Sep 9, 2013 4:56 PM

    Facts? Clay Mathews has had 0 personal foul/late hit/unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in his career. And has never been fined or suspended. Suh on the other….everyone knows his story.

    Keep making up your “facts” and enjoy your boy on the bench.

    ===============================

    Matthews has had personal fouls in his career. Roughing the passer is a personal foul, he has more than one of those. So guess you should keep making your facts up too…. Suh had one penalty, offsides, last season…before that he rightfully got suspended for ‘stomping’, and i believe 3 or 4 other personal fouls in his career(one was for pushing Jay Cutler to hard). He is hardly this dirty player the media try and makes him out to be. Actually watch the games besides believing everything the media tells you.

    I have also said more than once that Suh, just like any other player, should be fined for a block like this. To suspend him would be a joke.

  88. charlesanakin says: Sep 9, 2013 6:20 PM

    Lets review the facts:
    1. Until last year this play was completely legal.
    2. Sullivan was not injured on the play.
    3. Sullivan himself said that he didn’t think Suh was trying to injure him.

    Finable maybe suspendable, don’t be silly. Only for Suh would this even be a conversation.

  89. rockbottom37 says: Sep 9, 2013 6:38 PM

    Ppl that are calling for a suspension are either ignorant or don’t know football…until last year this hit was completely legal. Sullivan himself said Zig was not trying to hurt him..so a fine yes…but all you Lions haters looking for suspension ..keep looking …can’t believe this is being talked about and the Clay Matthews hit is Not..how pathetic

  90. lionshawk says: Sep 9, 2013 6:43 PM

    You can’t suspend a guy for throwing a block that last year was legal. That’s foolish. If Suh had done something that was outside of the field of play then ok but this was Suh trying to make a hustle play. We can argue if it was needed but Suh has no idea of other Vikings are going to slow down Levy and make a player in pursuit become a tackler. Also he hits him in the thigh pad and takes him out. The next offensive play he is anchoring the center the line. Good job feigning injury as if he hadn’t a penalty flag probably wouldn’t have even been thrown.

    Finally you need to stop with beating of the Suh is a bad guy drum. He is a defensive lineman, he’s paid to be a bad guy!!!

  91. rockbottom37 says: Sep 9, 2013 6:44 PM

    cLay Matthews= 4 gm suspension

  92. chstr330122 says: Sep 9, 2013 6:47 PM

    Someone needs to pay him back, do the same to him, then his last names will suit him fine SUH

    “Sorry U Hurt”

  93. guitarfreak21 says: Sep 9, 2013 6:51 PM

    charlesanakin, your syntax troubles aside, your points fall flat.

    1. Sullivan DID say he didn’t think Suh tried to hurt him, but ALSO said he was at the very least CARELESS, and then said Suh SHOULD be punished.

    2. Suh has a history of dirty play, and this will most definitely play a factor.

    3. This play may or may not have been legal (it actually was dangerously close to a cut block with a teammate RIGHT there with Suh) but it is NOT LEGAL NOW. Blows to the head were legal a couple seasons ago, would you like me to select my nastiest player to take a shot at Stafford?

  94. mattjay0101 says: Sep 9, 2013 6:58 PM

    It’s embarrassing how soft the NFL has become.

    SHUT UP AND PLAY FOOTBALL!!!!

  95. adoombray says: Sep 9, 2013 7:09 PM

    Ted Cottrell? Ted Cottrell never knew anything about how defense is supposed to be played. How is this his call?

  96. truelionsfan says: Sep 9, 2013 7:11 PM

    Offensive lineman have been doing this to d-lineman for ever, but that’s okay? On this play Suh started his block in front. The rule clearly states the block is only illegal from the side, that’s why Suh got called because he mostly hit him on the side. This in no way warrants a suspension. Nothing malicious, just trying to make a play. Suh is watched harder than any other player in the league.

  97. ejmat2 says: Sep 9, 2013 7:55 PM

    staffordsyear says:
    Sep 9, 2013 3:49 PM
    Gimme a break, it wasnt even that malicious of a hit.. i swear the league has it out for suh. Oh yeah what about Mr matthews hit on kapaernick, any word on that nfl?
    ———————————
    LOL. Did you not see the play? However, to your second point, Matthews should be disciplined as well. Unfortunately for Suh, he is a repeat offender of cheapshots and it’s his reputation that has everyone other than most Lion fans thinking he should be suspended.

  98. jollyjoker2 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:02 PM

    Gotta have some gentlemen play or lets just pay the mob to break his legs. He obviously needs a few mob guys to send him a message.

  99. TheRichMeister says: Sep 9, 2013 8:07 PM

    Is anyone ever surprised if/when Suh gets suspended?

  100. GenXJay says: Sep 9, 2013 8:07 PM

    Player meetings in suit attire. You’re a dirty player, Suh.

  101. ponderthedumpoffking says: Sep 9, 2013 8:16 PM

    Looked like a clean hit to me. I just think Vikings fans like to cry about things.

    But hey, how about those draft picks?

    How many sacks did Floyd have? How many long TDs did Cordarelle have? How many picks did Rhodes have?

    Lookin’ good!

    Almost as good as Peterson after that first play. What was it? 15 yards on 17 carries?

  102. trg728774 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:25 PM

    Suh is a piece of sh*t, this guy needs a significant amount of time away from the game. I would love to see someone knock him out.

  103. couldziggybetheansah says: Sep 9, 2013 8:31 PM

    Suh is the kind of guy you love if he’s on your team and hate if he’s not. He played a great game. But the only thing people will remember is that one block . That’s what your going to get with him … that’s how he plays … always aggressive and sometimes dirty.
    I can’t defend his ” dirty ” plays but at the same time I don’t want to see him change the way he plays.

  104. thetruthcampaign says: Sep 9, 2013 8:37 PM

    I doubt it.

  105. thetruthcampaign says: Sep 9, 2013 8:38 PM

    They went out there and took care of business. All season long, folks.

  106. lions81slappy says: Sep 9, 2013 8:40 PM

    hmm…only lions fans defend suh? couldnt be because we are the only ones who regularly watch their games instead of getting all our info from the media, right? anyone who thinks a suspension is warranted in this situation needs their head checked. a fine? absolutely.

  107. johnnytarr says: Sep 9, 2013 8:40 PM

    I think if a player has a suspension worthy infraction against a division rival they should suspend him the next game against the same team, if possible.

  108. lions81slappy says: Sep 9, 2013 8:44 PM

    johnnytarr:
    spoken like a true vikes fan. didnt enjoy AP getting blown up AD, eh?

  109. chi01town says: Sep 10, 2013 8:05 AM

    Suh is dirty.. the media didnt kick a man in the nuts but Suh did. the media didnt pull the helmet off of another player but Suh did. but this is the kicker I dont like the media no more than I like Suh and there is nothing worse than a green bay packer except a packers fan. but when Suh kicked that man from a standing position in his neck he could have hurt that man bad. throw him out 8 games sounds good to me.

  110. johnnytarr says: Sep 11, 2013 12:56 PM

    lions81slappy says:
    Sep 9, 2013 8:44 PM
    johnnytarr:
    spoken like a true vikes fan. didnt enjoy AP getting blown up AD, eh?
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Read the context you moron. I said IF a Player, meaning any team & if it is suspension worthy. It wasn’t just about this particular game.
    It would be justice to the team that may lose a player due to a flagrant penalty.
    Are you a little sensitive, go shake the sand out of your panties & try to enjoy the rest of the day.

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