Ndamukong Suh is apparently still harboring some hard feelings towards the Detroit Lions despite his tenure with the team long having passed.
The Los Angeles Rams travel to Detroit for this weekend’s game against the Lions. That means Suh will face off against the team with whom he started his career. Ahead of the matchup against his former team, Suh chose to bite his tongue when he was asked to comment about the Lions. Suh was complimentary of the city and its citizens. However, it’s obvious he was in no mood to speak about the Lions’ organization in good terms.
Suh spent the first five seasons of his NFL career with the Lions after being drafted No. 2 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. During that time, he established himself as a dominant defensive force. Since then he has played for the Miami Dolphins and Rams.
The reason for Suh’s hard feelings towards the Lions are unclear, but he was part of numerous controversies while playing for the team. Of course, he’s not the first star player to have issues with the Lions.
It will be interesting to see what kind of reception Suh receives on Sunday.
The referees were throwing penalty flags left and right in the first half of Monday night’s Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams game, but somehow they failed to call a penalty on Ndamukong Suh for swatting Patrick Mahomes.
The Kansas City quarterback scrambled to the 1-yard line in the second quarter and was met by two Rams defenders. Suh completely swatted him in the head but got away with it.
With so many penalties being called in the game, it’s a wonder that Suh got away with what could have been illegal hands to the face.
Maybe if it were a Chiefs player who had done it, a penalty flag would have been thrown.
Ndamukong Suh had some harsh words for his Los Angeles Rams’ run defense.
The Rams were gashed for 190 yards on the ground in their narrow win over the Seattle Seahawks last weekend. That is one of the lone areas of weakness for the 5-0 team.
On Thursday, Suh called the team’s run defense “terrible” lately.
The Rams rank third in the league in points scored and sixth in points allowed. Their first in yards gained and ninth in yards allowed. But they are 18th in the league in rushing yards allowed and 29th with 5.0 yards per carry allowed.
Suh seems confident that the team can fix the matter with better execution. We weren’t the only ones to take note of their issues stopping the run.
A video of Ndamukong Suh at Los Angeles Rams practice on Thursday is going viral for a great reason.
ESPN’s Rams reporter Lindsey Thiry shared a video of the Rams doing drills to work on sacking the quarterback without incurring a roughing the passer penalty. The video shows what happened with Ndamukong Suh approached the dummy.
Yes, Suh ran up to the dummy and then socked it with a huge punch. Thiry later explained that Suh knew she was filming and did it for show.
In the past we have seen Suh:
– Step on a quarterback
– Grab one by the throat
– Kick them
Straight up punching one would be new territory though, even for him.
NFL contracts are often a hot-button issue. People love to debate who’s making too much, too little, who deserves more, and who is overpaid. Some athletes outplay their deals, while others cash in and fail to deliver. Teams obviously try hard to avoid the latter situation, but sometimes things don’t work out as hoped.
With all of that in mind, here’s a look at the worst contract on every NFL team entering the 2018 season.
Arizona Cardinals – Jermaine Gresham, TE
After signing him to two consecutive one-year deals, the Cardinals suddenly decided to invest heavily in Jermaine Gresham, signing him to a four-year, $28 million deal with $16.5 million guaranteed. The $7 million annual salary far exceeds any contract Gresham had previously signed, which is curious considering he hasn’t exceeded 500 yards in a single season since 2012 with the Cincinnati Bengals. Add in that Greshman is now on the wrong side of 30, and it’s easy to understand how he made this list.
Aaron Donald received a nice vote of support from one of his newest teammates in his pursuit of a new contract.
Ndamukong Suh, long viewed as one of the top defensive players in the NFL, said from Los Angeles Rams training camp Friday that Donald deserves more money than he does.
Keep in mind that Suh signed for $114 million in 2015 and is making nearly $17 million this season. Donald is in the final season of his rookie deal and set to make under $7 million. As arguably the best defensive player in the NFL, Donald is seriously underpaid. The Rams just gave big money to Brandin Cooks and Todd Gurley, which is why a Donald holdout could become “lengthy.”
The NFL free agency frenzy has officially come and gone, and while there are still plenty of moves to be made, the noteworthy trades, signings, releases and tenders are all set in stone.
Free agency itself was as wild as ever, but the trade market was also far more active than usual. And as the result of both, a plethora of superstars have new homes heading into the 2018.
Here’s a look at 20 NFL players who will thrive with their new team.
20. Justin Pugh, OL, Arizona Cardinals
Behind Andrew Norwell, Nate Solder and one or two others, Justin Pugh was arguably the most talented offensive lineman available in free agency. The versatile Pugh proved himself to be a selfless team-first player with the Giants, shifting positions based on the team’s needs. He played both tackle and guard positions, and played relatively well at each. With some positional stability in Arizona, Pugh should excel so long as he can remain healthy.
Jared Goff is the only quarterback in the NFL who does not have to worry about going up against Ndamukong Suh and Aaron Donald, and that is a thought that should help him sleep much easier at night.
Almost immediately after the Rams announced on Monday that they have signed Suh to a one-year deal, Goff showed how much he approves with a simple tweet.
And Goff isn’t the the only member of the organization who is glad to have Suh on his side.
Whoever is in charge of the Rams’ Twitter account also got in on the fun:
Suh reportedly took less money than another team offered him so he could sign with the Rams, and you can understand why. The star defensive tackle should have plenty of opportunities to terrorize opposing quarterbacks while playing alongside Donald. L.A. has also added star cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib this offseason, so they are clearly going all-in. That should make life a lot easier for Goff and his offensive teammates.
Ndamukong Suh has finally decided where he wants to continue his football career, and Los Angeles Rams fans will be quite pleased with his choice.
The Rams announced on Monday that they have signed Suh to a one-year deal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the deal is worth $14 million and that the defensive tackle took less money from L.A. than he was offered elsewhere.
The Rams have seemed like the favorite to land Suh all along, and their defensive front should be among the best in the NFL with Suh and Aaron Donald rushing opposing quarterbacks. Suh also considered signing with the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans.
While he recently turned 31, Suh did not miss a game in his three seasons with the Miami Dolphins and has continued to play at a high level. He was reportedly released for reasons other than football, but that didn’t scare the Rams away.
Ndamukong Suh should be revealing his free agency decision any day now, and the most likely scenario seems to be that he winds up with the Los Angeles Rams.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Rams are considered the favorite to sign Suh despite those close to the star defensive tackle insisting the Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints are still in play.
That falls in line with what a Rams source reportedly told ESPN’s Josina Anderson last week.
While he recently turned 31, Suh did not miss a game in his three seasons with the Miami Dolphins and has continued to play at a high level. The thought of him playing alongside Aaron Donald is one that should keep opposing quarterbacks up at night, and we know one other team has taken itself out of the running to sign Suh. Los Angeles would be a good landing spot for him.