Washington running back Alfred Morris didn’t do anything about it when Miami defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh knocked Morris’s helmet off with his knee on Sunday. Former Washington running back Clinton Portis would have done something about it.
Portis said that he would have enjoyed mixing it up with Suh, and that if Suh had taken a shot like that at Portis, he would have been sorry.
“I just would love to be in that situation,” Portis said on ESPN 980, via the Washington Post. “Why didn’t guys play that way when I was on the field? I wish a guy would have. I would have dove at the back of Suh’s knees so quick and got up and just probably choked him out. I definitely wouldn’t have let him get away with that. But again, Alfred Morris is a different guy than myself.”
Portis thinks other players need to stand up to Suh.
“Guys give this facade of being tough and, ‘Oh man, I’m the man and don’t try me,’ and you know, they’re really not,” Portis said. “I don’t think Suh is, you know, that tough of a player. I think he’s a great player though.”
The NFL declined to discipline Suh for the incident. So if opposing players want Suh to pay for his antics, they may have to go the Portis route.