As if the recent body slam of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton left any doubt, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh explained to Lesley Visser of CBS on Saturday night his desire to induce fear into the minds and hearts of Detroit’s foes.
“We wanted to earn respect last year,” Suh said. “I felt we did that. We want to continue to earn that respect. And now it’s with fear, it’s all about fear. It’s about having quarterbacks fear us, offensive linemen fear us, every single game we step into. And that’s by our play. So we want to continue to get after quarterbacks and offensive lines and wreak havoc.”
They wreaked some havoc on Tom Brady tonight, at one point crushing him from behind and forcing him to land hard on his throwing elbow.
Though it remains to be seen how good the Lions can be in 2011, they won’t be boring.