November 24, 2011

Suh Ejected for Stomping on Opponent: Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was ejected from Thursday's 27-15 loss to Green Bay for stepping on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith after pushing his head into the ground three times. Suh denied any of it was intentional: "The man upstairs knows what I did."

posted by rcade to football at 10:20 PM - 29 comments

Suh is an idiot.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:32 PM on November 24, 2011

Goodell better suspend Suh for that stomp. What a ridiculous thing to do.

posted by insomnyuk at 06:09 PM on November 24, 2011

Somewhere, Bill Laimbeer and Dennis Rodman are applauding; Detroit Bad Boys live again!

posted by NerfballPro at 08:33 PM on November 24, 2011

Suh killed what little momentum the Lions had, pulled out the defense's teeth for the game, and if suspended, might have cost them a playoff berth. Good job, dumbass...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:06 PM on November 24, 2011

What a dumbass. Of course that was intentional. Goodell better levy a hefty suspension for that.

posted by insomnyuk at 10:36 PM on November 24, 2011

Ndamukong Suh should be suspended for the rest of the season and fined about $100,000.00.clearly this idiot will never figure out the look at other games how many times has he gone after the quarterbacks head.

posted by yooper1674 at 11:00 PM on November 24, 2011

Suh, James Harrison and the like are talented enough to have a huge impact each game they play without all of the cheap crap. Sad they can't figure that out on their own, worse that the NFL has to resort to fines to attempt to teach them so.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:26 PM on November 24, 2011

"The man upstairs knows what I did."

They didn't need to go to instant replay to see what he did...

posted by grum@work at 12:22 AM on November 25, 2011

Turkey Day took on an entirely different meaning this year.

posted by NerfballPro at 06:41 AM on November 25, 2011

It sure looked intentional. Wish he'd grow the hell up.

posted by apoch at 07:07 AM on November 25, 2011

Earlier in the game he should have been flagged for hands to the face (a teammate was flagged for it the very same play) when he actually ripped his opponents helmet right off. The guy is in denial and needs a suspension tagged on to hopefully figure it out.

posted by dyams at 07:39 AM on November 25, 2011

The guy is in denial

+1. That or insane.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:43 AM on November 25, 2011


Lions fan, Suh fan (he should have won the Heisman), but this is inexcusable. He needs at least two games off, and if Schwartz doesn't do it before the NFL does, then I'll have to rethink my fandoms.

posted by Etrigan at 09:42 AM on November 25, 2011

Not a lions fan and sort of an OT rant, but this is bad for them as Goodell and his crack staff of dumb-asses already had a bulls-eye on them BEFORE this incident. They'll be getting flags and fines the rest of the year for perfect form tackles that aren't wrapped in pillows.

For example, can anyone explain to me why, early in the game, Detroit got a roughing the passer penalty on a play where he hit Rodgers right as he let go of the ball (wasn't late, didn't go to the head, didn't lead with his helmet, didn't drive him into the ground) and the series before the same penalty wasn't called against the Packers who did the EXACT SAME THING to Stafford? I mean it was funny how the replay on Stafford, Aikman was like "yea, it looked like they were going to get a penalty here but you can see he was just completing the motion and it was a good non-call", then the very next series the same thing happens but because it's Rogers he gets a flag. It's the inconsistency and blatant favoritism that is infuriating. Protect the Roethlisbergers and Staffords the way you do every other team's QB they are playing.

posted by bdaddy at 10:33 AM on November 25, 2011

I thought the comparisons to the Haynesworth-Gurode incident were overblown. I'm not entirely sure what the freak out is about though. I thought the hitting the guy's head on the ground was the bad part. That kick didn't look like much to me (though I haven't watched it since the game).

Suh has to know he is under a microscope, and it was a really bad time for him to cause such a stupid penalty.

posted by bperk at 12:05 PM on November 25, 2011

I'd agree with you, bdaddy, about most NFL quarterbacks, but I don't think Ben Roethlisberger should be protected. He's a serial rapist, after all. Any NFL player who cares about the women in his life should be allowed to beat the shit out of him and piss into his facemask while he lies unconscious on the turf. I would encourage his teammates to do the same, but you know, misplaced loyalty and all, never gonna happen.

posted by Hugh Janus at 12:22 PM on November 25, 2011

He's been a finalist for so many awards. Is there a Romanowski Award?

posted by beaverboard at 12:27 PM on November 25, 2011

Did Suh know in the post-game interview that he was lying? He sounded like he had no idea his explanation was completely bogus. I think that would scare me as a Lions fan more than the guy's temper problem.

posted by rcade at 12:56 PM on November 25, 2011

I'm with bdaddy, I thought Rodgers got a bit more protection from the officials than what Stafford did. Didn't change the outcome of the game, but it did seem obvious to me.

Suh is a fool, and at least a two game suspension is in order.

posted by dviking at 02:12 PM on November 25, 2011

The officials were flag-happy, but I'd agree that Stafford seemed to get a little less protection than Rodgers, and that the commentariat seems to operate on the basis of covering up and explaining away the inconsistency. Perhaps it's subconscious -- no official wants to be blamed for a hit that ends Rodgers' season -- but it's still there.

posted by etagloh at 05:04 PM on November 25, 2011

Funny thing is, the hit on Rodgers that was flagged wasn't Suh, it was Vanden Bosch. The whole defense is under a microscope with Ndonkeykong out there...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:20 PM on November 25, 2011

Is it just me, or is everyone ignoring Pat Lee's ejection? Good luck finding any news on it, typical media/fan bias BS.

posted by bo_fan at 06:34 AM on November 26, 2011

Pat Lee shouldn't have been ejected. The officiating crew did not do a good job on Thursday.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:26 AM on November 26, 2011

Does the NFL have the guts and willingness to ban Suh from FOOTBALL ENTIRELY? Or will they merely slap his hand and say "bad little boy. you are a professional sports player and we should continue to allow you to earn unmentionable salaries"?

Do you remember some years ago when a Detroit player named Martin picked up the Bears quarterback and slammed him to the ground?

Do they grow these kind of idiots in Detroit???

Another reason I'm staying away from professional anything in sports.

posted by agwaurora at 10:21 AM on November 26, 2011

Pat Lee's getting as much attention as a backup cornerback/special teamer merits.

posted by rcade at 10:30 AM on November 26, 2011

One more comment. Is Suh going for the "Roller Ball" effect? If you did not see the movie find it.

posted by agwaurora at 10:30 AM on November 26, 2011

Does the NFL have the guts and willingness to ban Suh from FOOTBALL ENTIRELY?

Yeah, that might just be a little over the top.

Another reason I'm staying away from professional anything in sports

How did you know about this if you are "staying away"?

posted by grum@work at 11:13 PM on November 26, 2011

Agwaurora, Charles Martin was actually on the Packers...

posted by ajaffe at 11:19 AM on November 27, 2011

He'd probably know that if he followed professional anything.

posted by dyams at 12:36 PM on November 27, 2011

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