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Suh had another cheap shot on Sunday

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Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh lost none of his aggressiveness in Week Two after being fined $100,000 for an illegal low block in Week One.

Against the Cardinals, he routinely overpowered or outmaneuvered his man when single-teamed, and Suh twice blew up in the backfield a handoff that was supposed to go away from him after the guard that otherwise would have blocked Suh pulled.  Suh also tolerated a couple of efforts by Cardinals guard Paul Fanaika to dive at Suh’s knees.

But Suh got his licks in.  One lick in particular apparently slipped past the attention of the game officials — and the league office.

On a play that came with just under 9:30 in the third quarter, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer took a shotgun snap from the Arizona 47 and handed off to running back Rashard Mendenhall, who cut left to right and gained nine yards.

Suh initially faced a double-team block from Fanaika and Eric Winston.  After Mendenhall migrated through the tackle box and when Suh was engaged only by Winston, Suh toppled Winston with a fast but ferocious right hook/elbow to the head.

Suh wasn’t penalized or fined for the maneuver, which largely has gone unnoticed.

And so it appears that a problem still exists with Suh, even if neither the NFL nor the Lions have acknowledged that he was dishing out cheap shots on the second Sunday of the 2013 regular season, seven days after being fined $100,000 for illegally hitting Vikings center Jonathan Sullivan in the knee on the first Sunday of the 2013 regular season.

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112 Responses to “Suh had another cheap shot on Sunday”
  1. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 21, 2013 11:14 PM

    Dude, it’s Saturday night. You’re breaking down Lions-Cardinals film?

  2. 12thmanchawk says: Sep 21, 2013 11:15 PM

    Dirtiest player in the League.

    Needs help.

  3. foosballisthedevil says: Sep 21, 2013 11:16 PM

    His socks were legal, so what’s the problem?

  4. h3min1230 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:17 PM

    Absolutely disgusting.

    Get him outta here.

  5. cappa662 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:19 PM

    Looks like a solid clean play to me. Suh is a throwback defensive player. I love it. Wish he was on my team.

  6. thebirdofprey says: Sep 21, 2013 11:20 PM

    The media can look for anything on a football field and point to it to paint a picture their way. The shot he got fined 100, 000 k for was uncalled for and dirty but now PFT is just reaching for stories. I can show you video of Tom Brady in his Ugg Boot taking a shot at Ed Reed’s knees.

  7. sakatak says: Sep 21, 2013 11:20 PM

    Wow, I bet Suh will be suspended before the season is over. It would be awesome if it cost the Lion’s a spot in the playoffs.

  8. sellout1983 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:21 PM


  9. shivablast says: Sep 21, 2013 11:21 PM

    Well, he was being held. That was also overlooked by the officials.

    Stop nitpicking. His play gets plenty of attention.

  10. isphet71 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:21 PM

    Witch hunt.

  11. JMClarkent says: Sep 21, 2013 11:22 PM

    Is that the Zapruder film?

  12. tjacks7 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:22 PM

    No doubt that was a deliberate cheap shot. But, that’s to be expected from Suh.

  13. orivar says: Sep 21, 2013 11:23 PM

    He’s not so much cheap as he’s extremely rough and aggressive but that’s also his issue. Twenty years ago there wouldn’t be a problem with his play but those days are over. I doubt he could play any different if he wanted to as this video shows just how natural it is for him. That’s not’s just him.

  14. shadowman1946 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:24 PM

    Tell me what do you do sit all day looking at the lions game just so you can write about Suh? You should get a life and write abot someone else.

  15. giftnthecurse says: Sep 21, 2013 11:24 PM

    I don’t see the problem….

  16. geo91 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:25 PM

    As if this is news to anyone anymore. If the NFL hasn’t fined him, who cares? It’s pretty obvious they haven’t been shy about fining him so far. Did Jay Glazer help write this article? Or are the NFL storylines so dry that writers are using “when in doubt, write about Suh.” Pretty weak stuff.

  17. jamie092773 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:26 PM

    Florio – you just hate him and the Lions. Please get video of every d-lineman every week and you will see dozens upon dozens of plays like this one. Why are you such a ridiculous lions and suh hater? It all goes back to your anonymous source work and the club calling you on it and embarrassing you and your pathetic journalism. Your hate is so transparent.

  18. scoregasmic says: Sep 21, 2013 11:26 PM

    I see dlineman do that all the time…like every other play to try to get rid of the blocker.

  19. jcutlerstoothygrin says: Sep 21, 2013 11:27 PM

    I can’t wait for Detroit to lock this guy up with a huge deal long term and watch him be suspended for the majority of it.

  20. thundastormz says: Sep 21, 2013 11:27 PM

    Sign him up for UFC and let him get whomped on like Kimbo Slice did. I bet he realizes “he ain’t bout that life”

  21. stlluna7 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:27 PM

    Ok but here’s the thing. This league should go to flags because ultimately no one will ever want to play on defense and if they do, they will be the highest paid players.

  22. ttgb2 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:27 PM

    Von Miller gets a 6 game suspension for smoking pot.

    Suh is out there trying to end careers, and nothing.

  23. huey88 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:28 PM

    So sick of reading articles about this guy…we know what type of player he is..he wasn’t fined..chill..filler story

  24. datdangdrewdundunituhgin says: Sep 21, 2013 11:29 PM

    wow, florio… did you find this all on your own!? great reporting after a week of your loser minions crapping on keyboards saying suh was handled dirty.

    the guy is an emotional player and he goes over the line habitually. he’s a habitual line-stepper. it’ll be this way forever so lets stop trying to write sensationalism bullcrap whenever his name pops into your feeble conscienceless and we’ll all go to bed happy.

  25. raiderapologist says: Sep 21, 2013 11:30 PM

    That was a hook to the helmet.

  26. matt2calvin says: Sep 21, 2013 11:30 PM

    Sorry Florio,

    the only “problem that still exists” is your infatuation with Suh.

    Got a man crush?

    You watched every snap so you could find something to whine about – that is pathetic.

  27. stealthscorpio says: Sep 21, 2013 11:31 PM

    Break his leg

  28. rhamrhoddy says: Sep 21, 2013 11:31 PM

    He’s got mad skills but he takes too long to go from whistle to civilized.

  29. mancave001 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:31 PM

    If it were anyone else, it wouldn’t be an issue at all and could be explained away. But with him, I give no benefit of the doubt.

  30. ravensoriolesnation says: Sep 21, 2013 11:33 PM

    Sue is a beast and would love for him to be a Raven. Hes old school , the NFL is turning into a flag football league. you hit (tackle) me to hard: and im a sissy. (Brady) – BS…

  31. skoobyfl says: Sep 21, 2013 11:34 PM

    I see a problem pattern here.

  32. warhammer420 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:34 PM

    Can we stop with the witch hunt already? Stuff like this goes on in every NFL game.

  33. kylerichards76 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:38 PM

    JFC… Suh could fart in his sleep and PFT would have a story about it, and Florio would go into detail on the aroma it left in is nose.

  34. sterlingrodgers says: Sep 21, 2013 11:39 PM

    This guy is a piece of work.

  35. SooperflySnuka says: Sep 21, 2013 11:39 PM

    No news here. It’s football. Get over it Florio

  36. papacrick says: Sep 21, 2013 11:39 PM

    Cry me a river

  37. jarod505 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:40 PM

    Give me a break. another media cheap shot. how much more can the OL get protected. just remove them and have the DL count 10 mississippi already.

  38. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Sep 21, 2013 11:41 PM

    This guy needs psychiatric help.

  39. ironislanders says: Sep 21, 2013 11:41 PM

    Suh girls one- SMASH!!!!!

  40. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:43 PM

    So what’s next, suspension or the largest player fine in league history?

    The need to test Suh for steroids which his total inability to control his anger could well be an indication of.

  41. waterboy420 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:44 PM

    Stop snitchin Florio

  42. thesmartest1 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:46 PM

    Nobody noticed 71 on the Cards doing the exact same thing? Happens all game.

  43. chi01town says: Sep 21, 2013 11:46 PM

    Thats right go after Suh’s knees on every play. and they need to have a different linemen or TE or even a FB
    to try to take out his knees on every snap. Until somebody get him. Suh has insulted every linemen in the league by calling them knat’s. So take a fine and be called dirty but get him at all cost

  44. detroit20iron says: Sep 21, 2013 11:53 PM

    Florio is a big puss

  45. bennyb82 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:55 PM

    But then he went and broke into the guy’s house and threw a party and Florio forgave him.

  46. stairwayto7 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:57 PM

    The commish won’t do ANYTHING! WORTHLESS

  47. jbaxt says: Sep 21, 2013 11:59 PM

    From a Chiefs fan, thank you Suh, he had it coming.

  48. pmtlps says: Sep 21, 2013 11:59 PM

    Who cares

  49. chrismgillis says: Sep 22, 2013 12:03 AM

    You guys never cease to amaze me. You are digging for Suh’s dirty behavior. Completely going out of your way to say how dirty of a player he is. I guarantee that if you went to these ridiculous lengths with say Clay Matthews you’d see a dirty play here or there. Or how about Nick Mangold clearly trying to destroy Talibs knees? That clown didn’t even get a fine for that clear and intentional dirty hit that started a brawl. Guys are a bunch of hypocritical punks.

  50. pioniere says: Sep 22, 2013 12:05 AM

    C’mon Florio, that’s really a reach!

  51. earpaniac says: Sep 22, 2013 12:07 AM

    The thing that bothers me the most about Suh is he doesn’t need to stomp people or kick them in the groin, dive at knees, etc. He is a fantastically gifted player. Obviously aggression is a major part of his game and football. But he is actually dirty, and it appears he’s trying to hurt people. And I don’t mean “hurt” in the football sense, IMO he’s trying to purposely injure people.

  52. askcoachjay says: Sep 22, 2013 12:13 AM

    Pretty sure it’s not nitpicking. Rule 12-2-1 Personal Fouls. A player is prohibited from:
    (c) striking, swinging, or clubbing to the head, neck, or face with the heel, back, or side of the hand, wrist, arm, elbow, or clasped hands

    The penalty for such will be a 15 yard penalty. If it is deemed to be flagrant by the officials, the player may be ejected from the game.

    If Suh did something other than that, I didn’t see it. And just in case you thought it part of Goodell’s master plan of wussifying the league, it added to the rulebook in 1980. I’m going to go ahead and assume that’s before whatever systematic degradation toward flag football or whatever you all are complaining a out.

  53. wolfmanpatriot says: Sep 22, 2013 12:17 AM

    It would be awesome if it cost the Lion’s a spot in the playoffs.



  54. jimmysee says: Sep 22, 2013 12:21 AM

    WWE is in that guy’s future.

  55. cullimon says: Sep 22, 2013 12:24 AM

    So much lions hate here, why? Get over whatever petty grievance you have with the lions and become what you are paid very well to do. Give unbiased reports about important football news. You write very well, and it’s a pity to see your name get trashed because of crap like this.

  56. Suhstomp says: Sep 22, 2013 12:29 AM

    I wish Suh would stomp Florio… I’d watch that on PPV!!!

  57. greatestgamensports says: Sep 22, 2013 12:30 AM

    I wish there was more players with his aggressive adittude! The NFL has gotten way to soft now days just. Those of you on here that don’t like it STOP watching football and start following golf or something.

  58. unrulyondamic says: Sep 22, 2013 12:32 AM

    If this dude was clean, like Geno Atkins, he’d be the best DT in the league

  59. rmc1995 says: Sep 22, 2013 12:36 AM

    Cheap shot? He’s trying to rip his arm free from a guy holding it in. Fitzgerald gets away with a hold and 71 swings a defender around with one hand. Calling a hold against the offense would go a long way from keeping Suh from having to rip his way out.

    If holds aren’t being called than defenders have to improvise.

    You need to go snap by snap and see how often Suh is held without a flag.

    Part of being dirty is getting away with doing illegal acts. A hold is illegal, yet time and time again Suh is being held. Sometimes it appears as if the refs want to see if Suh will lose his mind if he the offense is allowed to get held.

  60. theboondoggles says: Sep 22, 2013 12:45 AM

    All I see is football.

  61. thebadguyswon says: Sep 22, 2013 12:47 AM

    I’m surprised he isn’t an inmate.

  62. jason1980 says: Sep 22, 2013 12:56 AM

    Suh must be single, because wives don’t typically put up with that kinda crap. Mortgage notes, kids schooling, vacations, RELATIVES, come on man!

  63. seabronco says: Sep 22, 2013 1:10 AM

    Suspend and fine him

  64. rasta028 says: Sep 22, 2013 1:42 AM

    I truly hope someone blows the maggots knee out and ends his career, there’s no room for losers like him..

    And the NFL doesn’t need criminals like him.

  65. carpe164 says: Sep 22, 2013 1:42 AM

    This is a classic example of media bias. Not against Suh or detroit but a bias for laziness and sensationalism. There is a popular storyline that Suh is a dirty player. That storyline generates webtraffic and is easy to jump on board. This type of play happens 15-20 per game. But if Florio can use a clip like this to feed into the convenient storyline of big, bad. Suh…by all means.

  66. peehergriphon says: Sep 22, 2013 1:45 AM

    Suh is dirtier than hobo’s undie.

  67. ee00ee says: Sep 22, 2013 2:02 AM

    Check your panties there Florio, they seem to be all up in a bunch on ya.

  68. frankenklein9009 says: Sep 22, 2013 2:22 AM

    I don’t like the guy but this? Really? That’s the kind of BS that makes the league weak. There is nothing wrong with that. Get a new hobby rather then picking at a guy who gets enough attention

  69. ivanpavlov0000 says: Sep 22, 2013 2:22 AM

    Seems more than a little obsessive to be posting this stuff about Suh so late on a Saturday night. Ever heard of Netflix?

  70. 106reasons says: Sep 22, 2013 2:23 AM

    Is the league becoming far too panty-waisted?…yes.

    Is this shot from Suh “just football”? Not even a little. The low block he threw in week 1 wasn’t particularly egregious to my eyes. It could have been defended as a guy just trying to make a football play.

    Suh lands a haymaker on the back of the head of an offensive lineman who just disengaged from him. If that’s “just football”, then there’s no such thing as an unnecessary roughness penalty.

  71. bigcatdc says: Sep 22, 2013 3:05 AM

    I’d love to have the guy play for my team any day… He’s the one paying the fines and risking suspension and when he’s not doing those things he’s exactly as you described– an absolute force that demands double teams just to try to contain him… The guy will likely never win any league-wide popularity contests but last time I checked he’s one of the very best at his job in the world that has to deal with opponents willing to do most anything to stop him… If you scour game films again and point out the sheer number of “dirty” plays against him, I’d be willing to bet he’s the victim of “foul play” far more often than he dishes it out…

  72. jayniner says: Sep 22, 2013 3:10 AM

    You really have a hard-on for Suh and the 49ers this week, don’t you.

  73. bigcatdc says: Sep 22, 2013 3:10 AM

    That being said, if he knocks out RGIII for the season or his career tomorrow with a less than kosher play, I’ll be the first the lead the “Poo on Suh Campaign” to ban the guy for life… Hah, just kidding… Kind of…

  74. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 22, 2013 3:24 AM

    Where are all of the lion “If this was Suh they’d suspend him” apologists?


  75. dylude says: Sep 22, 2013 3:37 AM

    If you’re really tired of this kind of journalism, stop giving the website hits and traffic. There are plenty of alternatives. Calling Florio names using their bandwidth only puts more $$ in his pocket.

    That being said, that video is hilarious. Suh still terrorizes Colt McCoy’s nightmares along with James Harrison I bet. Dude is nasty, and no one wants to bang with him. That can’t be argued. Props, Suh. Do what you can get away with to help your team. It’s what corporate America was built on for centuries.

  76. finz4eva says: Sep 22, 2013 4:02 AM

    They will call hands to the face but not an elbow to the back of the head WTF??????????Good reporting Florio. Hopefully an OL chopblocks this P.O.S right out of the league.

  77. louhudson23 says: Sep 22, 2013 4:33 AM

    It has become quite amusing to read the mindless defense of this idiot,no matter what he does….

  78. lflib69 says: Sep 22, 2013 4:45 AM

    “thebirdofprey says: Sep 21, 2013 11:20 PM

    The media can look for anything on a football field and point to it to paint a picture their way. The shot he got fined 100, 000 k for was uncalled for and dirty but now PFT is just reaching for stories. I can show you video of Tom Brady in his Ugg Boot taking a shot at Ed Reed’s knees.”

    Really? Tom Brady “took a shot”, (his one and only in how many years?) paid his fine without complaining or appealing yet you don’t have a problem with an obvious repeat offender getting in “shots” every which way he can? Get over it or get back in the basement.


  79. lflib69 says: Sep 22, 2013 4:47 AM

    Oh and by the way “thebirdofprey” if you are going to bring Tom Brady’s one discretion to light…get it right…it wasn’t Ed Reed’s knees.

  80. realityron says: Sep 22, 2013 4:54 AM

    This guy could be the next “Mean Joe Greene”, if the league would let him. Stop being complicit to the pussification of the league….

  81. zeeman911 says: Sep 22, 2013 5:00 AM

    Glad he is on my team

  82. zeeman911 says: Sep 22, 2013 5:01 AM

    With all the low blows he took that game, I think it was called for…

  83. bearsoxass says: Sep 22, 2013 5:31 AM

    Kill it with fire

  84. diggy1 says: Sep 22, 2013 5:31 AM

    That was cheap no way to look at it. Suh put more effort into setting up the retaliation then he did worry about the running back that just went through his gap.

    It did look like a hold, but if this is how Suh reacts to a hold then he is a lost cause as a football player.

    Suh might be getting some Brian Baldinger justice if he keep it up.

  85. chi01town says: Sep 22, 2013 6:05 AM

    Every O-lineman, TE, and FB in the league should go after Suh’s knees on every snap. Suh said they are all knat’s anyway. So I say mix it up.. send a different player from a different angle on every snap until his knees snap! Lets send Suh home for good

  86. jrs45 says: Sep 22, 2013 6:25 AM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician
    Sep 21, 2013, 11:14 PM EDT

    No, he’s pulling up douche bag film!

  87. petedutcherjr says: Sep 22, 2013 6:35 AM

    Wow…I like how the media is being called to task in these comments.

    That said…Suh has huge issues. I see nothing wrong with this article. The man is truly dirty.

    And Lions fans whining about bad press, lol. Try being a Buc fan.

  88. jskzoocrew says: Sep 22, 2013 6:54 AM

    Florio, what is your vendetta against Suh? You jealous of the big guy? My God, every week there are 6 Suh posts. Wish he could stomp you…

  89. wingnut739 says: Sep 22, 2013 6:56 AM


  90. mike06181 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:10 AM

    Thats not a penalty! You can swat a oline player away! Florio has a man crush on suh.

  91. source7769 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:33 AM

    you need to calm down with the Suh nonsense that doesnt look like a big deal to me, stop tattling buddy with all these whiney complaints you have it makes you sound bitter like you were always picked last in team oriented sports

  92. mrbigass says: Sep 22, 2013 7:42 AM

    Curious if the league office will take note of this and do anything. Seems like they have to acknowledge it happened because I’m betting PFT has already called them asking for a response to it….

  93. detroitcityy says: Sep 22, 2013 7:45 AM

    Man I love having him on the lions but guy needs some serious help

  94. joeyd524 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:45 AM

    Football at this point is unwatchable,defense is not aloud to play defense,qb’s throwing for 450yds 3tds and losing? Freaking ridiculous..only reason I watch is cause I bet on games,oh as far as mr suh is concerned,he’s the last of a certain breed,big,strong,nasty def player,I love it..go out and smack the crap out of rg3 today suh

  95. beerndrums says: Sep 22, 2013 7:46 AM

    I’m not a Lions fan but to me it looked like he threw him to the ground and because of the camera angle it appeared as if his forearm smacked him up side the noggin

  96. section128drunk says: Sep 22, 2013 7:55 AM

    newsflash, that was him throwing a shoulder and forearm not the fist and I’ll bet it happens a bunch at every level

  97. lionsdraftguy says: Sep 22, 2013 8:03 AM

    PFT is a joke. All they talk about is Suh. Give it a rest. Why don’t u post one of your horrible mock drafts or something.

  98. rhsindians says: Sep 22, 2013 8:05 AM

    Suh will go from the NFL to the UFC.

  99. matt2calvin says: Sep 22, 2013 8:14 AM

    claymatthewsisonsteroids says:
    Sep 21, 2013 11:41 PM
    This guy needs psychiatric help.

    I totally agree!

    Florio is obsessed…

  100. skinsfolife says: Sep 22, 2013 8:19 AM

    He is what I want in a d tackle. It’s cheap but when it’s for your team you love it. I wish suh played for my team.

  101. Neftali Ramos says: Sep 22, 2013 8:22 AM

    Damn that was a brutal clubbing to the head.

  102. tpa43 says: Sep 22, 2013 8:23 AM

    Yeah, this is a total witch hunt. I’m sure you can find 1000 mussed calls if you look at all the tape.

  103. detroitfinest says: Sep 22, 2013 8:25 AM

    first of that was not a dirty play. Second Suh penalties that he is most famous for was not as bad as everyone seems to make it. The Thanksgiving Day stump was later talked about and it was brought up that it was told to a player that he should untie his shoes every pile up. then the hit on Jay Cutler was not a late hit. Even Jay Cutler stated that he thought the play was clean.then there is the 100000 dollar penalty.I agree that was a stupid decision. Bad judgment yes. But now this article is about him with a defensive lineman move that is nowhere near a penalty.note then he says Suh took a few attempts at cheap shots on himself. He sum that up with one sentence, yet makes a whole article about a defensive lineman move in his eyes was dirty. As a huge fan of football, I believe a lot of the present day rules are taking football out of football. We might as well give them flags and play flag he there already No, if you aggressive yes. these gms and players will welcome him to there team in a heartbeat.

  104. hehateme2 says: Sep 22, 2013 8:27 AM

    He’s too dumb to learn from his mistakes. I hope they sent this tape to the league for further fines and/or suspensions.


  105. mcqphx says: Sep 22, 2013 8:49 AM

    That’s suh dirty

  106. joeylongarm says: Sep 22, 2013 8:59 AM

    Give me a break, seriously. Took a week to find this clip. Just goes to show you he is now being singled out. Did you watch every player in the NFL every play, from every angle as you appear to with Suh? This is probably 1 of a few hundreds of similar hits that take place weekly.

  107. hatesycophants says: Sep 22, 2013 9:14 AM

    Fans calling for players to end another player’s career is indefensible.

  108. tyrobjenkins says: Sep 22, 2013 9:29 AM

    Can’t really tell if he made contact and this video kind of looks like it has been sped up, probably wouldn’t look as bad at normal speed.

  109. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 22, 2013 10:01 AM

    I’d love to see him and the Washington LG get in a brawl today…. ‘Steiger’s a nasty guy too… But I fear Suh will manhandle the center if there’s no help… No matter though, Redskins win today

  110. willrock11 says: Sep 23, 2013 12:10 PM


  111. pklemans326 says: Sep 24, 2013 2:52 PM

    He probably should get the benefit of the doubt in this instance. It looks like he was just trying to throw the guy to the ground. That said, he does deserve to be under a microscope. Bad reputations are hard to shake.

  112. footballfather says: Sep 27, 2013 7:05 PM

    Haters gonna hate, but did anyone else notice Winston holding Suh after Suh released his grip to try to run towards the ball? Why isn’t anyone talking about why that didn’t get flagged? Oh, just because Suh is Suh? That’s pathetic. Man up.

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