Late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game between the Lions and Cardinals, Arizona guard Paul Fanaika can be seen diving at the knees of Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
The move comes as Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall is being tackled several feet away, with Suh in the permissible zone for cut blocks.
Still, the low block looked dirty and unnecessary, in the know-it-when-you-see-it sense. But not to the league. Fanaika wasn’t fined for the maneuver, the league office has informed PFT.
Earlier in the game, Fanaika made a clumsy dive at Suh’s legs from behind, badly missing the mark. It seems that, a week after Suh hit Vikings center John Sullivan low during an interception return, Suh became a target for some of his own medicine.
It’s a pill that, for now, the NFL apparently won’t be protecting him against.