FOOTBALL — 31 December 2014

Welcome to another edition of TAILGATE TALK: Ndamukong Suh gets suspension reduced to $70K fine! Suh is once again in the headlines but this time for his use of Aaron Rodgers as a “stepping stone“. This isn’t Suh’s first offence and has been fined $400,000+ throughout his short NFL career. He is widely considered one of the NFL’s dirtiest players. So much so that Sporting News had taken a poll amongst NFL players and Suh was voted the ‘The Dirtiest Player in the NFL“. He was also named the NFL’sLeast Liked Player” in a Forbes-publicized Nielson report in 2012. Take a look at Suh’s most recent action and come to your own conclusion.

Suh steps on Rodgers

 

Im not saying that Suh is the NFL’s cleanest player but I definitely do not think that he intentionally stepped on Rodgers ankle. If you watch closely, you can see that Suh is being blocked backwards into Rodgers. You can clearly see that he doesn’t look down or around to see where he is and his back is clearly turned to Rodgers with no clue as to where the Packers quarterback is. So, unless the man has eyes in the back of his head, Im not exactly sure how Suh is supposed to have “intentionally” stepped on him. Now, I realize once you step on someone, you clearly know you’ve stepped on a person and he obviously didn’t do anything to make himself seem apologetic but why should he? Suh is a tough, old fashioned type of NFL lineman and has no remorse for his actions during the game. So, should he be fined for being blatantly unapologetic? Sure! Should he be suspended for a playoff game for a misplaced step? Absolutely not!

ESPN First Take discusses Suh’s suspension

 

Maybe this is just the opinion of a Detroit Lions fan, who so desperately would love to see Ndamukong Suh on the field this Sunday helping the NFL’s number one rushing defence take on the NFL’s number two rushing offence, the Dallas Cowboys. Suh is a major part of the Lions defence and will be greatly needed to stop the Cowboys rushing attack. If the Lions can force a shoot out in Dallas, than the Lions chances of winning will be much greater as Tony Romo in the 4th quarter with the game on the line can sometimes end in an interception or some sort of other turnover. So maybe there is a slight touch of favouritism on my part this time but hey, we all get one! GO LIONS!!!

So those are my thoughts on this edition of TAILGATE TALK: Ndamukong Suh get suspension reduced to $70K fine. Comment below and click the LIKE button with your thoughts on Suh’s fine or Tweet me @D_ScHramER34 with the #TAILGATETALK. I’ll see you at the Tailgate! 

 

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