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What'd you do, Suh?

Can't explain this, other than he deserves the suspension.  What I can't figure out, he didn't have this problem before.  Different coaches keeping his temper in check?  Too much pressure to perform?  The guy on the other team, trash talking, trying to provoke a penalty?  Who knows, but this sort of behavior is unacceptable, IMO.  When he was a Husker, he had a pretty clean penalty record, especially for someone who was often double-teamed, and closely watched.  He did charity work (I have seen pictures of him at the Children's hospital, one is him holding a baby girl needing heart surgery, it looks like an oak tree, holding a squirrel.  He, and other Huskers would go there from time to time, to try to cheer up the kids (and some parents, in Nebraska, the Huskers are almost a religion).  He donated big $$$ to the hospital, as well as the UNL college.  It just didn't seem to match his personality, or perhaps it was an image he was projecting?  I guess time will tell.

 

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2011/11/lions-dt-ndamukong-suh-suspended-two-...

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Re: What'd you do, Suh?

Huge husker fan here and I think he was actually really disliked by his teammates at Nebraska. Slauson has come out and said so. And if you recall during the Bill C. days I think he punched out a teammate at practice. But you might need to check that I cant remember if it was him. I hope he gets in together.

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Re: What'd you do, Suh?

Reading the article, it seemed that the Lion's coach was condoning this type of flagrant violence BEFORE the whistle blows.  To him it seemed to be a matter of timing.

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Re: What'd you do, Suh?

He is a rather well spoken young man, not a gangsta dude at all. Which reveals my own cultural biases.

 

Sort of tlike Roethlisberger- a white kid from a small town in Ohio who proved that young men with fame, money and time on their hands can behave atrociously regardless of where they come from.

 

As I said, I detect the same cultural biases in myself that I'm pointing oui but think it is easier for all of us to hope for redemption in somebody that we can kind of identify with than someone we might not.

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Re: What'd you do, Suh?

I can't look at this guy--Roethlisberger---without seeing Wiil Ferrell.  That makes it so funny every time I see him playing that I can't really get into his game.

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The worst part for me was after having half the nation watch it on national TV over Thanksgiving Suh tried to deny it saying he was just trying to keep his balance.   I think the suspension is fair based on his previous instances on the field this year.

 

Anyone see Bob Costas last week after a game when he spoke about how he is growing tired of the unsportsmanlike behavior in the NFL and how he misses players like Barry Sanders who after scoring on a great touch down run he would simply hand the ball to the ref and quietly jog back to his team's side line?   Costas talked about one player last week who's name I forget

that scored a touchdown late in the game which helped put his team in the lead  and then went through this whole routine that included his imitation of Plexico Burress (who was on the opposing team) shooting himself in the leg .   After several seconds the refs flagged him for either delay of game or unsportsmanlike behavior.   This met his team had to kick off deeper then normal which in turn helped the opposing team get better field position and made it easier for them to go down and get the winning score before time expired.

 

Costas said he hoped some coaches would start cracking down on this poor behavior which has become common place in the NFL and other sports.  It is now common to see a player make an average play at best but still do some type of look at me theatrics.   Makes me miss the days of Lombardi when players acted like professionals as opposed to spoiled children starved for attention acting out on the play ground.

 

I've been a Packer fan my entire life and even I think the Lambeau Leap pushes the envelope for what constitues

unsportsmanlike behavior.   The one good thing about the Lambeau Leap is it is something that allows the fans to get involved and closer to the players.

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Re: What'd you do, Suh?

Not harsh enough. It's a competitive sport that is rough enough if played fairlY. But willfully trying to do bodily harm to another player should not be tolerated. There is enough "late" hits and some of those are caused by momentem of people in hot pursuit. But emerging from a tackle or contact and willfully trying to strike a blow to a man on the ground is not kosher.

 

If some of these guys were suspended for the season it would end some of that crap.