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Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

Posted on: November 29, 2011 10:28 am
Edited on: November 29, 2011 3:54 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson



As CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman noted earlier, Ndamukong Suh was suspended two games without pay by the NFL on Tuesday for his actions in Detroit's loss to Green Bay on Thanksgiving.

Suh received the suspension due to the fact that the incident in the Packers-Lions game was Suh's fifth on-field violation over the past two years, according to the NFL.

"NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks notified Ndamukong Suh today that he has been suspended without pay for the Lions' next two games for his unsportsmanlike conduct in the Lions-Packers game on Thanksgiving Day," a statement from the NFL, obtained by Freeman, reads. "It was Suh's fifth violation of on-field rules in the past two seasons that has resulted in league discipline. Suh may not practice or be at the team practice facility for any other activities during the two-game suspension.

"He will be reinstated on December 12. Under the CBA, the suspension may be appealed within three business days. If appealed, an expedited hearing and decision would take place this week in advance of this weekend's games."

Suh drew a lot of criticism for his decision not to apologize for his actions, then apologize via Facebook (!), then finally call Roger Goodell on Sunday night and apologize for his actions on Thursday.

Suh isn't the only one who stands to lose money here ($164,000, to be exact). The Lions could also be a little lighter in their proverbial wallets. Freeman explains:

"League rules stipulate that when a player is suspended or fined, the amount of the fine, up to a maximum of $50,000 per infraction, counts towards a club's season total.

"If a team reaches $100,000 in fines the club must forfeit $50,000. If a team reaches $150,000, then it must forfeit an additional $25,000, and match any subsequent fine/suspension amounts for remainder of season.

So, bottom line, the Suh suspension put the Lions over that $100,000 season total. Lions players have already been fined at least that much this season so not only is that $100,000 mark already likely been reached, the next mark could be as well. The team fine would happen at the end of the season once all appeals and reductions are accounted for."

There's more (of course there is): a source close to the embattled defensive tackle tells Freeman that Suh has appealed his suspension. "Suh was urged, I'm told, by union and others that suspension was heavy handed and he should appeal. He officially has."

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

You know Redwings,the Jets have gone to back to back afc championships games and if you go into a Jets thread all you will hear about is that Sanchez sucks and Ryan is .And Stafford is a much better QB than Sanchez is,but Sanchez has won 4 playofff games in his 1st 2 years.And that is mostly because the Jets had good defenses and a running game and Ryan is a pretty good coach,now I know you think Sanchez sucks But to go Into N.e and Indy and come out with wins is not that easy.And his 9 tds and 3 ints in the playoffs is pretty good too.


I looked at his playoff game logs and I have to admit his playoff stats are impressive, no doubt about it.  All I'm saying is he's been in there long enough and played a lot of football on a very good team, he has to get a lot better if he's going to be in New York for long. If not for a very impressive Jets D during the regular season there is no playoff appearance for Sanchez...... I haven't seen a guy that can have even 3 or 4 good games in a row, that's the problem.  I'm not saying it can't change, I'm just saying when you look at his qb rating year after year on a good team, it's not that impressive. 



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 7:48 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

Yes, swiss cheese, holey, stinky, rotten swiss cheese.  Good job on exploiting teams early on in the season with strong pressure from the front 4, but the lack of recent pressure has opened up the eyes of opponents to where the Lions D is vulnerable.  Keep a tight end and a back in to chip and teams will move the ball against the back 7 all day long.  I agree 307 yards and 3 touchdowns is pedestrian for Rodgers, but only 1 drive started in Detroit's half that resulted in a touchdown.  the second half, Green Bay was moving the ball much easier with TD drives of 65 and 77 yards.
Just to point out a few things about the Detroit/GB game -- The Lions were doing just fine holding down GB's offense in the 1st half.  They held GB to a season low 86 yards in the first half.

The thing that killed the Lions in the 2nd half -- No Chris Houston, as he was injured late in the 1st half.  No Eric Wright, as he was injured early in the 2nd half.  No Louis Delmas, injured in the 1st half.  Detroit's starters in their secondary aren't too bad, but they have no depth.  For the last part of the game -- Detroit was using Rasheed Davis (a backup WR) as our nickelback.  The one play I watched -- he was in man coverage against Greg Jennings.  LOL.

Trying to stop GB with a healthy team is next to impossible.  When you lose your best safety and your top two CBs for basically the entire second half -- you get exactly what you would expect.  Aaron Rodgers torching them.

On top of losing all the guys in the secondary -- Suh's stupidity got him booted too.  Detroit is good if they can stay healthy -- they are not a team with alot of depth, with the exception of the DL.  

If you think what Rodgers did to the Lions in the 2nd half was impressive -- Imagine what Drew Brees is going to do to the Lions secondary if all those guys are still out and he gets to face the scout team for an entire game.  He may throw for 500 yards.  As usual, there hasn't been much talk though about who will or won't play in this weekends game for the Lions. 



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

 the second half, Green Bay was moving the ball much easier with TD drives of 65 and 77 yards.


The defense was on the field ALOT in the second half, the first drive of the half they were fresh, but if it was not for Suh's stupid actions they only get a field goal and that changes alot IMO. I think Detroit did better than any other team this year with Rodgers. I dont think the LB's are awesome, but 3 of them ARE good players (Durant, Levy, & Tulloch), and they are still new to eachother, they have gotten better just about every game, and recently have been doing a pretty good job of helping stop the run, and Carpenter is a pretty good cover LB as well. Houston is the only DB that I think has been consistently good the entire season out of that back 7. I would like to see Detroit upgrade both the secondary, and the o-line in the offseason. If they solidify the CB, FS, and SS that alone will make the linebackers look better, and Detroit will be able to blitz more. I think the Lions will be a very dangerous team next year if they make some good moves, but I agree, even if they make the playoffs, they will be lucky to win a game. They are actually better on the road this year, but I think that is a reflection of the teams they played on the road. They definitely struggle against good teams thus far, that is part of getting used to winning and just getting better overall. I also think they need a better OC, I have not been impressed with Linehan this year. I dont see them getting rid of him, but you never know.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

Yes, swiss cheese, holey, stinky, rotten swiss cheese.  Good job on exploiting teams early on in the season with strong pressure from the front 4, but the lack of recent pressure has opened up the eyes of opponents to where the Lions D is vulnerable.  Keep a tight end and a back in to chip and teams will move the ball against the back 7 all day long.  I agree 307 yards and 3 touchdowns is pedestrian for Rodgers, but only 1 drive started in Detroit's half that resulted in a touchdown.  the second half, Green Bay was moving the ball much easier with TD drives of 65 and 77 yards.


Calling someone an idiot isn't makeing a point, so I'll save that and say this...THE LIONS ARE RANKED 6TH IN THE NFL IN PASS DEFENCE. The ONLY QB that has moved the ball well against the Lions is your boy Rodgers! Prior to Rodgers, Cam Newton threw for 280 yards, but had 4 picks!! And before that it was was Romo who threw for 330 yards and also had 3 picks! Other than that the Lions have completely humbled every other QB thats been put in front of them! Considering your a Packer fan, I don't expect you to get it...so whatever!

As far as the linebackers go...Durant, Levy and Tulloch are maybe not awesome (if that is the word I used), but a very good group of linebackers with Houge and Carpenter providing nice depth. And I think these guys can be more than serviceable fo years to come and will only get better the more they play together...they only got 11 game of experiece together!

And last but not least, you dont hate the Lions!! C'mon man...your a packers fan! Ain't no Lions gettin no love from you...keep on hatein...you ain't hurtin my feelings!



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

In case you haven't noticed this... the Lions are ranked 6th in the league and made Rodgers look very pedestrian in the first half and actually throughout the whole game on Thanksgiving!
rsteele-

Yes, swiss cheese, holey, stinky, rotten swiss cheese.  Good job on exploiting teams early on in the season with strong pressure from the front 4, but the lack of recent pressure has opened up the eyes of opponents to where the Lions D is vulnerable.  Keep a tight end and a back in to chip and teams will move the ball against the back 7 all day long.  I agree 307 yards and 3 touchdowns is pedestrian for Rodgers, but only 1 drive started in Detroit's half that resulted in a touchdown.  the second half, Green Bay was moving the ball much easier with TD drives of 65 and 77 yards.

The linebackers aren't awesome just because you like them.  Sorry to inform you unless, of course, you are a NFL scout, then I retract my statement.  The Lions back 7 are pedestrian, none of them have shown any level of high-play consistency.  The front 4 have generated enough pressure on the opposition to limit passing yards in the early part of the season.  Now that teams are leaving a TE and/or RB back in the backfield to block and chip, teams have been passing the ball against the Lions secondary with much more ease.

I don't hate the Lions, so save the hater comments for someone else, but I am not rooting for them either, so I can honestly say I can be objective.  The Lions are a couple of years away from being really dangerous, assuming they make some good off-season acquisitions.  This year they may make the playoffs, but they aren't a big post season threat yet.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

By this line of "reasoning", attempted murder shouldn't be a crime; intent is irrelevant. Yikes.  I really have to wonder about anyone protecting Suh as to why they would put homerism over integrity, sportsmanship, and fair play.  It is the sort of conclusion a self-serving teen-ager would reach rather than a mature adult.

What the hell are you talking about.  You quoted both myself and Skillet...... we both said multipl times Suh deserved the suspension and any fines he gets.  What else do you want us to say??? How are we protecting Suh?   The only thing we both said in our posts is helmet to helmet hits are dangerous as hell and they aren't always accidental and they too need to be punished.  The fact of the matter is nobody in NFL has actually been suspended for a helmet to helmet hit, yet these hits cause serious concussions that may come back and haunt the injured person for the rest of his life.  So my main point for people that say Suh's 2 game suspension isn't enough is until the league is willing to suspend others for intent to injure using helmet to helmet hits, 2 games is more then enough.

If you think Suh should get more then 2 games, then Goodell needs to start suspending players for helmut to helmut hits.  If they get zero games for their hits and just fines, then 2 games for Suh is fair.  If they started suspending players for 2 or 3 games on a regular basis for H2H hits then I'm fine with Suh getting 5 or 6 or 10 games the next time he screws up. 

But you can't tell me H2H hits shouldn't be punished at all regardless of their intent to injure but tell me Suh's intent to injure should mean a season out of football.
You both say he should be suspended in your first sentence yes, then you give us 20 lines why he shouldn't be.  Which is it? 



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

I mean a group, not a thread, but a group.



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 5:13 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

Just to let everyone know, I created a thread called Motown Madness. If anyone is interested, I have never done anything like this and dont know what to expect. It is supposed to be about all Michigan sports, anyone is welcome. It is in my profile, just click on it, I will let anyone join. 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh suspended 2 games, will appeal

OR YOU CAN SAY PLAYING WITH A BROKEN THUMB IS TOUGH TOO

No doubt about it, playing anything broken is tough, that's for sure and I never said it wasn't tough to do.  But occasionally going through the pain of using your thumb to grip the ball is one thing... a fractured index finger with a splint and a glove on is completely another story... it's brutal.   

Anyway, I have to run for a while now.... will be back online when I make a couple hockey bets tonight..... we'll see how that goes.  


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:48 pm
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