I really like Ndamukong Suh. He’s a genuine guy, soft-spoken, humble in real life and an all-around good guy.
But to steal a phrase from The Dave Chappelle Show, Ndamukong Suh is ****** up!
(side note: I think there many phrases you can take from the Chappelle Show and apply them to real life, that’s why it’s one of my top 5 comedy shows ever. Season two especially.)
Suh’s latest run in with the moral law of the NFL will land him on the suspended list and will once again raise questions as to what kind of player he actually is.
Suh has slowly gained a reputation of being a dirty player after his vicious take downs of Jake Delhomme, Jay Cutler and Andy Dalton. However, each time people such as myself have given him the benefit of the doubt by saying he just plays the game the way way it should be played.
Suh has an incredible motor. In just two years he has established himself as one of the top 5 defensive linemen in the game because if that relentlessness.
With that being said, that motor is about to land him on the suspension list.
Suh’s latest act is absolutely indefensible. During Thursday’s thanksgiving day game versus Green Bay Suh got tangled up with Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith and proceeded to mush his head into the concrete twice then as he was getting up he stomped on Smith’s arm. Suh was then ejected and was seen pleading his case to coach Jim Schwartz and the umpires.
As if that weren’t enough there was his poor excuse of an apology after the game where he seemed more resentful to being ejected than remorseful for his actions.
C’mon son! What are you doing?
I can’t defend Suh’s latest actions, infant I’ll take it a step further, Ndamukong Suh is a dirty player.
Slamming down QB’s and inflicting pain on running backs is your job so you get a pass on that. However, once you start trying to purposefully hurt players on the field with non football tactics then you cross that line of tough and dirty. Suh is now on the other side of that line.
The crazy part is Suh still believes that he’s innocent even after watching replays over and over again of him stomping on another man’s arm.
Commissioner Roger Goodell would be right to sit him down for two games especially after Suh volunteered to to speak with the commish after his recent run ins.
Also more than anything Suh needs to learn to control the rage that he has on the field of play. That same rage that makes him great is changing a lot of people’s opinions about him and he has to find a happy medium that allows him to still be dominate without being dirty.
Suh is at a turning point very early in his career he can either clean his act up and continue to be a mister of a force in the middle of the Lions front line, or he can keep playing the way he does and continue to lose respect throughout the league.
I like the guy a lot, but if Ndamukong Suh doesn’t learn to control himself he’ll have a very light wallet and a target on his body whenever offensive linemen see him.
Let’s hope his impending suspension will be a lesson well learned instead of the beginning of a bad trend.