Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndmaukong Suh has a reputation for playing dirty on Sundays. Opponents have been critical of the former Nebraska star for taking cheap shots, one of which recently earned him a $100,000 fine from the league. From the sound of it, Suh doesn’t exactly tone it down during the week.
According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Suh’s Lions teammates have recently expressed concern about whether he is capable of playing the game cleanly.
“Even in practice, Ndamukong gives guys the business,” Glazer said during FOX’s pregame show on Sunday, via Pro Football Talk. “He’ll slam a guy’s head against the ground. He’ll stomp on a guy. He’ll take little shots at guys. And guys are concerned if he can’t control himself even in practice with us, how can he control himself against someone else’s jersey?”
There’s no place in the game in general for kicking people in the groin or stomping guys while they’re down, but it’s even more alarming to hear that Suh allegedly does it to his own teammates. Suh was ripped by an anonymous teammate last season for losing his cool and not understanding what it takes to win. If what Glazer said is true, the issue extends well beyond that.
Coaches love to see players giving as much effort in practice as they do during games. From the sound of it, Suh’s so-called “effort” crosses the line.Google+