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Suh, Goodell make up during meeting

Posted on: November 1, 2011 5:45 pm
 
SuhPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Ndamukong Suh had his meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, and he’s taken to his Facebook page to tell you all about it.

It seems to have gone very well indeed.

"I am very appreciative of the opportunity to sit and speak with the Commissioner and his staff to clarify a few questions about my play, and the game in general,” Suh wrote. “I have gained a better understanding how I need to play the game to help my team win.

“I look forward to the rest of the season and the doing everything we can to bring the Lombardi Trophy to Detroit."

Suh has been characterized as a dirty player (probably because he’s seemingly always trying to rip off the other quarterback’s face), and he’s been hit hard by fines -- which is why he asked to meet with Roger Goodell. He wanted to get clarification on why his style of play has led to so many personal fouls and fines. Now, apparently he’s got it.

“We appreciate that Ndamukong Suh, Coach (Jim) Schwartz, and team president Tom Lewand took the time to meet with us today,” Goodell said in a statement. “Ndamukong plays the game with great skill and passion and is a major reason for the Lions’ success this year. We reviewed video showing that he has clearly made the adjustments to play consistently within the rules so that he can continue to help the team. We commend Ndamukong’s leadership in taking the initiative to schedule today’s meeting.”

Glad to see Suh and the NFL are, once again, BFFs. Opposing quarterbacks can only hope those good feelings last.

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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 5:14 pm
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Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Suh, Goodell make up during meeting

well...how much more upstanding, intelligent, honest, and cooperative does Suh look compared to say...James Harrison (sry to pile on but its too easy a comparison to skip)? I really think he did the right thing. He plays with a lot intensity and does not need the refs hounding him. He took the fines like a man (for the most part) didn't really talk too much trash about the league, and I'm sure, whether or not he takes the rules to heart, Goodell has a much better feeling toward him. Doesn't matter whether or not you think Suh's a dirty player, this was all about perception and this is how a professional and mature player deals with adversity. Take note NFL players, you don't call the talking heads the devil, whine about refs, or berate the new rules, you accept them and learn how to play better...way to go Suh.



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2011 3:48 pm
 

Suh, Goodell make up during meeting

Mabye he is that stupid.  Hopefully he's smart enough to take his conversation w/Goodell to heart.

However, I think the only stupid question is the one that needs to be asked that remains unasked...



Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Suh, Goodell make up during meeting

Braves win, you are a moron.



Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 2:43 pm
 

Suh, Goodell make up during meeting

Yes sir , Mr. Goodell i understand completely what you want, I see what you mean now. If you dont like the way i play in the future why dont you call me back in and we discuss what you think im doing wrong.
      
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Since: May 26, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Suh, Goodell make up during meeting

 Suh reminds me of that bully child that is still stricken with the fear of God with their parents... Sure, push the other children around, and then go and kiss daddy's butt before all of the other kids go to him with complaints of his behavior.

 "Ummm, Daddy, I really want to learn how to be a good child and please you.... Shutup, Roddy White!" I'm sorry, I don't buy this move.



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Suh, Goodell make up during meeting

So you are really that stupid??? Who said the meeting was about playing dirty??? The meeting was because their is an obvious grey area in the new rules. Suh just wanted the commissioner to show him why he got fined, what he can do to fix it w/o getting penalized and still be aggressive. The rules have changed in the NFL over the past few years, he and others are being penalized for hits that they have been taught to make for there entire lives. 



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Suh, Goodell make up during meeting

So Suh is really that stupid?  He needs a meeting with the league commissioner to understand he can't play dirty?  OK.  Incredible.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Suh, Goodell make up during meeting

Suh's a pussycast compared to the guys I remember playing in the late 60s and early 70s. If today's rules applied then. most of them would go broke from fines.
It seems that league officials have way too much time on their hands to watch films and fine players for what certainly didn't seem like dirty plays or cheap shots. This is football, guys get hit and hit hard.



Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Suh, Goodell make up during meeting

Great move by Suh, and the lions. Kinda like pulling YOURSELF over in front of a cop and saying, "Im sorry officer, I was doing 75mph in this 35mph zone. Im sorry. It sure wont happen again sir." "Thats allright son, you seem like a very nice young man. You can go, and have a nice day." ("what a nice young man that was.")


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