Lions coach Jim Schwartz said that he won’t apologize for anything the Lions did in their victory over the Vikings, a list of things that includes defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s low block on Vikings center John Sullivan during an interception return.
The play drew a flag as an illegal block, wiping out a Lions touchdown as DeAndre Levy had returned the pick all the way to the end zone. According to Suh, the appearance that he was trying to take out Sullivan’s knees was deceiving.
“I wasn’t by any means going for his knees,” Suh said after the game. “He knows that. We had a great conversation running out at halftime, and he understood. My aim was his waist to cut him off.”
Sullivan said he was surprised he wasn’t hurt on the play and Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, who knows a thing or two about doling out low hits, expressed his disapproval as well. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the league is also less than thrilled with Suh’s move and the Lion will face discipline from the league as a result.
There’s no word on what that discipline might be. If it is a suspension, Schwartz might not be apologetic but he’ll probably be sorry that Suh threw a low block.