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Ndamukong Suh ready for matchup with Kyle Long

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At least part of the reason the Bears drafted guard Kyle Long in the first round was because of Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

And this weekend, we get a chance to see how ready Long is to handle the assignment.

Suh smiled when asked about the emphasis their division rivals put on stopping him with Long.

We’ll see how well he is prepared to block me when we play on Sunday,” Suh said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “That’s their opinion, that’s their choice, that’s their draft. That’s not anything of my concern. I just look forward to and digest whoever I have in front me.”

Digest? Suh’s done a lot of stuff, but the fine for cannibalism is going to be a big one.

When he’s not making charitable donations to the league, Suh’s playing well this year, with a number of plays that don’t reflect specifically on his stat sheet that have helped the Lions.

“I’ve said this before and I’ll always continue to say it, I can have no sacks, no statistics, as long as we’re winning games and I’m a part of it,” he said. “It’s fun for me to feed people plays. It’s exciting because even though it may not show up on the stat sheet, it’s showing up on somebody else’s stat sheet just not under my name, which is fine.

“I don’t need the glory of anything like that. I’m humble enough and excited enough and good enough with just the wins to be satisfied.”

We’ll find out this weekend if Long is able to keep him at bay, and fulfill the expectation they created on draft day.

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71 Responses to “Ndamukong Suh ready for matchup with Kyle Long”
  1. hellafiedfc says: Sep 26, 2013 12:42 PM

    a beast!!! glad he is on my team.

  2. trumb1mj says: Sep 26, 2013 12:42 PM

    All-pro

  3. noeffinway says: Sep 26, 2013 12:52 PM

    Thing is, it won’t be JUST Long one-on-one with Suh. It will be Long and 1-2 teammates.

  4. lionsblood73 says: Sep 26, 2013 12:58 PM

    Which will open the door for others to get to Cutler!!

  5. staffordsyear says: Sep 26, 2013 12:59 PM

    Eat em up Suh!!

  6. Stupid Lions Fan says: Sep 26, 2013 1:01 PM

    Suh is gonna eat his lunch

  7. jeffsnow7 says: Sep 26, 2013 1:02 PM

    a fine for cannibalism Hilarious

  8. jjb0811 says: Sep 26, 2013 1:03 PM

    I’ll go w/ the rook. Suh more famous for a top pick & being dirty than stats. And being statless isn’t changing the W-L record.

  9. starderup says: Sep 26, 2013 1:03 PM

    Humble??? lol

  10. crazycane says: Sep 26, 2013 1:05 PM

    Geno Atkins >>>>> Suh

    And even if Suh is getting stopped he’ll try to get the guy out of them game via injury

  11. deweyaxewound says: Sep 26, 2013 1:05 PM

    When a guy has to tell you how humble he is, you know the opposite is probably true.

    Actions > words

    Suh may have a disruptive presence, but even with the Bears’ super-craptastic patchwork o-lines over the last few years, they’ve STILL managed to win 9 of the last 10 against the Lions.

    Also, Bears actually have a competent o-line now – which means Cutler will have the time and opportunities to carve up the kitties even worse than he has in previous meetings.

    And Forte ALWAYS gashes Detroit’s defense — I expect him to do the same this week, too.

    Still, in what will likely be a close game, I see the difference coming down to discipline (and coaching). One team has epitomized keeping cool under adverse conditions – meanwhile, the other team seems to embody the opposite, a complete LACK of discipline. I expect that to make a difference in this game (along with a big special teams play or two).

  12. noeffinway says: Sep 26, 2013 1:07 PM

    starderup says: Sep 26, 2013 1:03 PM

    “Humble??? lol”
    ————————–
    Humble would be accurate. You only know the Suh that the media wants you to know, too bad. Suh knows!

  13. cbrown386 says: Sep 26, 2013 1:09 PM

    Suh should dominate, but I’m more excited to see his retaliation should Long outplay him. You couldn’t give me a million dollars to get between them and I’m bigger than half of the NFL. Should be a fun matchup to watch.

  14. lionsdraftguy says: Sep 26, 2013 1:14 PM

    I’ll take Suh any day. One of the top DTs in the game. But like someone mentioned, it’ll be Long plus 1-2 other guys.

  15. datmr says: Sep 26, 2013 1:20 PM

    An all-pro vs a rookie with five college starts and three pro starts under his belt. Yeah – don’t get too excited Lions fans. Suh will win his share Sunday, and Long will also. Remember, week one Geno Adkins was probably licking his chops over the big rook also. That didn’t turn out very well for he or the Bungles. Surprisingly, he never got a sniff. I think Suh will be more of a challenge than Adkins was. The real question is what stupid stunt will he or his mates pull to ensure another undisciplined loss at the hands of the Bears. Having said all that, this is the Lions best chance against us in a while, with Tillman and Forte nicked up and Melton now on IR.

    As an aside, us Bears fans wonder what it must be like to still be drinking the cool-aid going into week 4. My bet is the Lions cool aid goes totally sour by about week 6 this year (an improvement). The Bears beverage usually lasts until game 12 or 14.

    After this season’s typical swoon the Lions should take a page from Emery’s playbook and get an intelligent, high character coach. U gotta admit that Schwartz is neither.

  16. painsyndicate says: Sep 26, 2013 1:22 PM

    NDonkey Kong is an animal. The NFL needs to put him in a cage and throw away the key.

  17. deidunx says: Sep 26, 2013 1:25 PM

    Am I the only one who secretly daydreams of a team that has Geno Atkins and Suh as the DTs?

    Just me then? Okay.

  18. clark54bears says: Sep 26, 2013 1:34 PM

    I just hope this sociopath in a football uniform with no regard for anyone else’s career doesn’t blow up anyone’s knee. He makes Haynesworth look like a nice guy. The Lions are still the same Lions.

  19. whysomanylosers says: Sep 26, 2013 1:42 PM

    As a Bears fan, I dont like this matchup.

  20. trumb1mj says: Sep 26, 2013 1:57 PM

    Long is playing well and everything, but the Lions drafted a better OG in the 3rd round with Larry Warford. Oh, and no one was projecting Long in the 1st round…

  21. otis52gsh says: Sep 26, 2013 2:01 PM

    And sue followed be saying ” if he does pancake block me I will just stomp on him, and than deny it”.

  22. larryboodry says: Sep 26, 2013 2:11 PM

    Long may be a rookie with just three pro starts, but he is already way better than the turnstiles who used to play o-line for the Bears. As are Bushrod, Slauson, and Mills, plus Garza is playing better this year due to improved talent around him. And Kromer will likely find a way to neutralize Suh’s digestive habits.

    That said, I don’t care if Suh gets a sack or two Sunday, as long as his dirty play doesn’t cause injury to Cutler or anyone else. Bears 31, Lions 21.

  23. schmokes says: Sep 26, 2013 2:14 PM

    Hope Kyle wears his cup.

  24. larryboodry says: Sep 26, 2013 2:23 PM

    After the game Suh will have to ‘digest’ another Lions loss to the Bears.

  25. thepunkyqb says: Sep 26, 2013 2:35 PM

    I honestly didn’t know there were this many Lions fans out there. You guys post about Suh, and they come outta the woodwork. Hilarious!

    I wonder how many will be Posting at 3:30 pm Sunday when they’ve just gotten smacked down @ home. Me thinks not too many

  26. thinkarez says: Sep 26, 2013 2:38 PM

    who dey!! bet he wishes he was a Bengal!!

  27. rl7911 says: Sep 26, 2013 2:50 PM

    Suh’s playing his best ball this year and he’s going to show why Long wasn’t projected as 1st rounder. The best rookie guard this year is on the Lions, Larry Warford, and the Lions didn’t need to reach for him in the first round like the Bears incompetent GM did.

  28. sellinmp1506 says: Sep 26, 2013 3:03 PM

    Prepared??? Is it possible to prepare to have your helmet ripped off, get leg whipped, kicked in the crotch, get hit after the whistle and have your limbs stomped on? Long must have some preparation regimen.

  29. hyzers says: Sep 26, 2013 3:20 PM

    Look at all the terrified Bears fans. Love it.

  30. millerhour says: Sep 26, 2013 3:21 PM

    The only way Suh will make a huge disruption this week is if he plays dirty. Long should have a good day against him with the help of one of his teammates for most of the game. If Cutler is given time he is going to find Marshall and Jeffrey all game against Detroit’s horrible secondary.

  31. deweyaxewound says: Sep 26, 2013 3:25 PM

    rl7911 says:
    Sep 26, 2013 2:50 PM
    Suh’s playing his best ball this year and he’s going to show why Long wasn’t projected as 1st rounder. The best rookie guard this year is on the Lions, Larry Warford, and the Lions didn’t need to reach for him in the first round like the Bears incompetent GM did.
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    LOL at a Lions fan accusing any other franchise of having an incompetent GM.

    Matt Millen (record-setting personification of incompetence) aside, even Martin Mayhew has yet to do anything even nearly as successful as Emery has so far (Marshall, Martellus Bennett, fixing the worst o-line in the league, Trestman).

    What did Mayhew do in this year’s draft?

    Talk about unproven players with a lack of experience!!!

    –Ansah was an aspiring basketball player before deciding to tryout for BYU’s football team; he only had 4½ sacks as a senior last season

    –5th round pick Sam Martin started off as a kicker and didn’tt become a punter until after he arrived at Appalachian State.

    –Fuller was a TRACK athlete at the University of Kansas before transferring to Virginia Tech to play football.

    In other words, put the stones down – you live in the glassiest house around!

  32. jazsrt says: Sep 26, 2013 3:28 PM

    They’ll double Suh, and hold M. Bennett back to block who ever else may come through.

    Problem solved.

  33. rl7911 says: Sep 26, 2013 3:37 PM

    Where has all this hype come from regarding Long, he has been pretty bad in pass blocking. Long has graded out horribly according to PFF(-2.5). Actually the Bears are giving up just as much pressure on Cutler as last year, he’s just getting the ball out quicker.
    Look for Quitler to get pummeled by Detroit, and revert back to the same old Jay Cutler we all know and laugh at.

  34. rl7911 says: Sep 26, 2013 3:43 PM

    What did Mayhew do in this year’s draft?

    Talk about unproven players with a lack of experience!!!

    –Ansah was an aspiring basketball player before deciding to tryout for BYU’s football team; he only had 4½ sacks as a senior last season

    –5th round pick Sam Martin started off as a kicker and didn’tt become a punter until after he arrived at Appalachian State.
    ———–
    Let’s see…Ansah has 3 sacks and 11 tackles, not bad for a rookie, especially considering the Bears highly paid DE Peppers doesn’t have a sack yet.

    Sam Martin was the special teams player of the week this week.
    ——
    If you want to talk Long…he’s was famous football players son that got kicked out of FSU and had to go into rehab, great pick Emery!

  35. rl7911 says: Sep 26, 2013 3:44 PM

    Bennett is literally the worst pass blocking TE in the NFL. I hope he stays back to block.

  36. jazsrt says: Sep 26, 2013 3:44 PM

    rl7911 says:
    Sep 26, 2013 3:37 PM
    Where has all this hype come from regarding Long, he has been pretty bad in pass blocking. Long has graded out horribly according to PFF(-2.5). Actually the Bears are giving up just as much pressure on Cutler as last year, he’s just getting the ball out quicker.
    Look for Quitler to get pummeled by Detroit, and revert back to the same old Jay Cutler we all know and laugh at.
    ________________________________

    You mean the one that has consistently beaten the Lions?

    I’m ok with that.

  37. jazsrt says: Sep 26, 2013 3:59 PM

    rl7911 says:
    Sep 26, 2013 3:44 PM
    Bennett is literally the worst pass blocking TE in the NFL. I hope he stays back to block.
    _______________________________

    Martellus Bennett is the worst pass blocking TE in the NFL?

    LOL.

    Yep-I’m done with this conversation.

  38. chi01town says: Sep 26, 2013 4:05 PM

    37-10 Chicago Now if Suh play dirty
    against Kyle Long he will get what he is looking for. I can see a fight with flags everywhere and Suh getting kicked out.

  39. larryboodry says: Sep 26, 2013 4:15 PM

    Meow, kitties, meow!

  40. stanleyhalas says: Sep 26, 2013 4:20 PM

    Didn’t the lions lose to the cardinals and barely beat the winless redskins? Suh did nothing so far this season aside from throw a cheap shot block that wasn’t legal in the last decade, cost his team a ton of yards and get a historically high fine

  41. butkusrules says: Sep 26, 2013 4:21 PM

    Suh should ask Geno Atkins how easy Long was to digest.

  42. rl7911 says: Sep 26, 2013 4:35 PM

    Stanleyhalas, the Bears barely got by the Vikings at home, they needed last second heroics to get by them. Beating Minnesota at home by 1 pt doesn’t show much.

    Suh leads all DT in QB hurries, he’s caused 2 ints, and helped on a majority of the Lions sacks. I’ll take that over the mediocrity they have over in Chicago.

  43. rl7911 says: Sep 26, 2013 4:38 PM

    jazsrt…when PFF has you ranked 56th of 56th at blocking for a TE, that has taken at least 25% of snaps this year, that means he’s a good blocker? Good to know….

  44. dino2997 says: Sep 26, 2013 4:57 PM

    Suh = All talk, no action. Unless the action involves playing dirty.

  45. jazsrt says: Sep 26, 2013 5:00 PM

    rl7911 says:
    Sep 26, 2013 4:35 PM
    Stanleyhalas, the Bears barely got by the Vikings at home, they needed last second heroics to get by them. Beating Minnesota at home by 1 pt doesn’t show much.

    Suh leads all DT in QB hurries, he’s caused 2 ints, and helped on a majority of the Lions sacks. I’ll take that over the mediocrity they have over in Chicago.

    __________________________________

    I’ll take the mediocrity of 10-6 over a 4-12 record any day.

  46. dino2997 says: Sep 26, 2013 5:01 PM

    Lions fans posting here are amusing. Here’s a stat for you. The Bears have taken 9 out of the last 10 games against the Lions. Care to know who’s been the better QB between Cutler and Stafford head-to-head? This being the same Stafford that’s won 1 game against teams with a winning record.

  47. stanleyhalas says: Sep 26, 2013 5:03 PM

    rl7911, If you want to talk about those types in non-quantifiable statistics the bears lead the NFL in forcing turnovers and defensive touchdowns.

    The bears beat two 0-3 teams, that’s true, but they also beat the bengals. They have the best pas rushing defensive tackle in the NFL and with the same unit lead the NFL in sacks last season. Long did just fine and passed that test so i’m optimistic about how he’ll perform against Suh.

  48. rl7911 says: Sep 26, 2013 5:06 PM

    dino2997…could you remind me which team has been to the playoffs more recently?

  49. jazsrt says: Sep 26, 2013 5:07 PM

    rl7911 says:
    Sep 26, 2013 4:38 PM
    jazsrt…when PFF has you ranked 56th of 56th at blocking for a TE, that has taken at least 25% of snaps this year, that means he’s a good blocker? Good to know….
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    Our defense also leads the league in take-aways, and points scored…you know, things that actually matter.

    You see, statistics don’t really matter when you win games. I could care less about yardage, etc…just about who has the W at the end of 4 quarters.

    Long and our entire O line has limited opposing defenses to 3 sacks this year-much improved from last.

    You keep looking up stats, though. If that helps you deal with being a fan of a team that the Bears have just about more wins in four games than your team did the entire last season-by all means-continue.

  50. rl7911 says: Sep 26, 2013 5:09 PM

    Wow…Stanleyhalas, the Bears are really on a role, maybe they will go 7-1 and completely collapse again.

    Yes we know that the Bears need to rely on their D to score points because Cutler is a turnover machine and their offense is overrated.

  51. jazsrt says: Sep 26, 2013 5:14 PM

    rl7911 says:
    Sep 26, 2013 5:09 PM
    Wow…Stanleyhalas, the Bears are really on a role, maybe they will go 7-1 and completely collapse again.

    Yes we know that the Bears need to rely on their D to score points because Cutler is a turnover machine and their offense is overrated.
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    7-1 and then collapsed..maybe to some…

    But they still more than doubled your teams wins.

    Cheers.

  52. rl7911 says: Sep 26, 2013 5:16 PM

    Chicago fans are great for a laugh, they hated Cutler, but now they love him. It reminds me of Blackhawk fans, a couple years ago you couldn’t give away a Blackhawk ticket, and they were dead last in attendance, but now they are the top ticket. That’s a Chicago fan for you…

  53. cadillacjosh says: Sep 26, 2013 5:17 PM

    These comment wars are a little ridiculous. I am a die hard Bears fan, but we’re both talking like we’ve already won the North.

    The fact is neither team made the playoffs last year, as much as us Bear fans want to point out that 10 – 6 was so much better than Detroit’s 4 – 12. This game will be an interesting one. Chuck Tillman is banged up and probably wont match Megatron like usual, which I imagine will lead to a big day for Stafford. Chicago’s D is living off the turnover and we’re giving up big chuncks of yardage. Stafford has shown he can get rattled and toss INT’S, so that is our game. Cutler is much the same, our o-line is much improved but Suh can change games by himself so it’s a big test.

    The division still runs through Green Bay and as much as I hate puns, they are the gold standard. Let’s wait ’till week 17 before either of us declares supremacy.

  54. rl7911 says: Sep 26, 2013 5:21 PM

    Maybe to some? Did they not really collapse?

    Going 7-1 and then missing the playoffs is pretty bad.

    That’s what happens when all your key players are 30+ years old. It’s a young mans game.

  55. jazsrt says: Sep 26, 2013 5:22 PM

    rl7911 says:
    Sep 26, 2013 5:16 PM
    Chicago fans are great for a laugh, they hated Cutler, but now they love him. It reminds me of Blackhawk fans, a couple years ago you couldn’t give away a Blackhawk ticket, and they were dead last in attendance, but now they are the top ticket. That’s a Chicago fan for you…
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    Didn’t the Lions go 0-16 and have games blacked out?

    I vaguely remember seeing fans with bags over their heads as well….

  56. rl7911 says: Sep 26, 2013 5:27 PM

    Lions still sold out when they went 0-16…

  57. chi01town says: Sep 26, 2013 5:48 PM

    WAIT ONE.. we have packers fans talking like that team has done something THIS SEASON!! the packers has played two playoff teams from last season and they LOST both games. CHICAGO has played two playoff teams from last season and they WON both games.
    RIGHT NOW the packers are on a bye week with a 1-2 record… a coach who is at odds with his QB.. The worse O-line in football and a bunch of ONE LEGGED RB’S. RIGHT NOW CHICAGO is 3-0 and about to take control of the North as soon as they beat the Lions. and did I mention the Bears are #5 on the Power Rankings. and you will find the packers at 16. This is 2013 NOT LAST SEASON.

  58. jazsrt says: Sep 26, 2013 6:05 PM

    rl7911 says:
    Sep 26, 2013 5:27 PM
    Lions still sold out when they went 0-16…
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    My apologies-it was 2009 AND 2010 when they had games blacked out.

  59. larryboodry says: Sep 26, 2013 6:24 PM

    @rl7911:

    You said…”That’s what happens when all your key players are 30+ years old. It’s a young mans game.”

    Then your young guys must really suck.

  60. sbarron2000 says: Sep 26, 2013 6:59 PM

    chi01town:

    CHICAGO has played two playoff teams from last season and they WON both games.
    _____________________________

    LIONS have also played two playoff teams from last season and they WON both games. Which makes it clear that these “from last year” stats are almost meaningless.

  61. chi01town says: Sep 26, 2013 8:11 PM

    @dbarron2000
    Agreed 100% last season is gone. The differents is on sunday the Bears will beat the Lions 37-10. take aways and points off turn overs will win this game for Chicago.

  62. respectgsh says: Sep 27, 2013 12:15 AM

    Pretty sure the success of this pick (long) doesn’t hinge on outplaying Suh in Long’s fourth career start. That being said, I hope he manages to keep the oh so humble Suh from taking a cheap shot at another player.

  63. chi01town says: Sep 27, 2013 7:50 AM

    Now Let see here.. we have Packers fans and Lions fans banned together against the Bears well put both team records together and they will only be 500.
    Lions fans dont try to make your self bigger than you are just wait for the game we will see who’s the better team. Packers fans Shut up! you know after Chicago beat Lions that the Bears will have control of the North and because Chicago has beat the bengals and the packers Lost to that same team Chicago has the tie breaker already. It aint no level in the slime a packers fan wont stoop to.

  64. bearshaterseverywhere says: Sep 27, 2013 10:16 AM

    @rl7911

    You shouldn’t be talking until you actually win something. The Lions have always been the worst team in the division, historically. The Vikings rival them lately, but you have no place to be running your mouth, even if the Lions win on Sunday!

    Just because you’ve acquired Calvin Johnson and the Dirtiest player EVER (Suh), doesn’t make the Lions comparable to the Patriots dynasty or something like that…..Bears have dominated your team for years and you sound very, very desperate.

  65. ihaterogergoodell says: Sep 27, 2013 12:07 PM

    “I’m humble enough…” said no person with humility EVER.

  66. larryboodry says: Sep 27, 2013 3:44 PM

    ”That’s what happens when all your key players are 30+ years old. It’s a young mans game.”

    Prepare to be home-schooled on Sunday.

  67. rl7911 says: Sep 27, 2013 4:00 PM

    Bearhaterseverywhere, did you miss the 90′s when the Bears were the worst team in the division?

    Over the past 20 years, the Lions and Bears have made the playoffs the exact same amount of times, don’t pretend that the Bears are this great team.

  68. rl7911 says: Sep 27, 2013 4:03 PM

    Take away will win the game? The Lions should be a lock then, Cutler already has how many turnovers in 3 games, 4?

  69. jazsrt says: Sep 27, 2013 6:38 PM

    rl7911 says:
    Sep 27, 2013 4:00 PM
    Bearhaterseverywhere, did you miss the 90′s when the Bears were the worst team in the division?

    Over the past 20 years, the Lions and Bears have made the playoffs the exact same amount of times, don’t pretend that the Bears are this great team.
    _________________________________

    If you read his post, he said they have dominated the Lions for years-not the league.

    This is also a fact.

    rl7911 says:
    Sep 27, 2013 4:03 PM
    Take away will win the game? The Lions should be a lock then, Cutler already has how many turnovers in 3 games, 4?
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    Cutler has 3 TO’s this year-’almighty’ Stafford-2.

    Our defense has 11 total takeaways so far-my guess is Stafford’s int’s will out number Cutler after Sunday.

  70. butkusrules says: Sep 27, 2013 9:19 PM

    As a Bears fan, As long as we get out of there without a major injury I’m almost indifferent to the score. If we win, great ..woohoo. If we lose, I won’t feel so bad knowing that our loss if causing the Detroit happiness. God knows they need it.

  71. rl7911 says: Sep 30, 2013 2:09 PM

    jazsrt, how did that work out?

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