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Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:22 am
 
Suh redeemed himself in Oakland Sunday after serving a two-game suspension. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh returned to the field against the Raiders Sunday after serving a two-game suspension for stomping on a Packers offensive lineman back on Thanksgiving day. Turns out, Suh has pretty good timing because he ended up blocking Sebastian Janikowski's game-winning field-goal attempt as time expired. (Granted, it was 65 yards -- and would've been a new NFL record -- but if anyone's going to make that kick it's Janikowski)

But after the game, Suh had more on his mind than that last play.

"I wanted to address this," he said, via CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter John Kreger. "It's something that I've dealt with and am trying to move forward with. I have apologized about it, obviously on my Facebook page, but also after the game.

"I made a mistake. The biggest thing for me is that I've dealt with and am moving past it, and happy to be back on the field with my team. The biggest thing for me is just wanting to sincerely move forward from it. … I’ve spoken to [Packers lineman] Evan Dietrich-Smith, and I feel we’re on very good terms. He’s a great guy."

So maybe Suh's time away from the game gave him a chance to reflect on what he had done and where his career might be headed if he didn't reevaluate his after-the-whistle behavior. And who knows, maybe we'll be saying the same about Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who will miss Monday's night's game against the 49ers while serving a one-game suspension for a Week 14 helmet-to-helmet hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy.

For now, Suh is happy to be able to help his team win an important late-season game. He called the block a "great moment,"

"I put my hand up and it hit my thumb and I looked back and saw it twirling and that's when you see me run off and I take my helmet off," he said, via the Detroit Free Press. "I'm usually not that excited about things, but it's what you play the game for."

The Lions are now 9-5, the No. 6 seed in the NFC, and two games clear of the Seahawks, Bears, Giants and Cardinals with two games to go.

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Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

See in NYC we can afford to watch all the games if we like.I bet on the game so I watched alot of it.And when you make 1 tackle all day,watching it or the boxscore tells it all.He was pushed around all day.He had 1 good year and all we have to hear is how good he wil be.He had 10 sacks last year this year he has 3,he has gotten more personal fouls than Sacks.Heck he was suspended fro 21/2 games almost as many sacks.In college he was a man playing with kids.Now that he is playing with men his own size,he really is not anywhere near as good as Lion fans think.We all saw him get FRIGGIN pancaked on Thansgiving 1 on 1.
Alright -- I gave you too much credit for your intelligence.  What is the point of making comments about being able to "afford to watch all the games in NYC"?!?!  You know absolutely nothing about what anyone does on these boards and you act like spending 100 bux for the NFL package is some incredible investment?

Also -- As I've said to you already -- if there is one position where the numbers don't tell the whole story -- it is DT.  They don't get alot of sacks -- getting 10 last year was incredible.  Now teams are doubling him 99% of the time, so of course he isn't going to put up the same type of numbers.  His value to the team is huge, in that he opens it up for everyone else on the DL and LB position.  He has made numerous great plays throughout the year where he didn't get a sack or tackle, yet was responsible for causing an interception (see the dallas, minnesota and carolina game) -- He has made huge stops in short yardage when teams have went for it on fourth down (see the bears and minnesota game).  He just blocked a field goal in the game yesterday to seal the victory.  

You can say what you want about how you feel about Suh -- arguing his talent is ridiculous though.  You keep saying he has had one good year, yet he has only been in the NFL, ONE YEAR.  He was the defensive rookie of the year, was named to the pro bowl and was named to the 1st team All-NFL team.  I'd say that is an alright 1st year? 



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2011 5:48 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

1ST off don't be a hypocrite you were in a Jets thread a few minutes ago.And again this is a SPORTS THREAD not a Detroit thread.Are the only people allowed to comment on this suppose to LIONS FANS.

I am willing to bet the Lions don't make it to the 2nd round of the PLAYOFFS,Put your money where your faith in the Lions is.
Yeah -- I was in the Jets thread saying I think the Jets will beat the Giants.

You are all over threads regarding Detroit players, as well as the Detroit game blog yesterday.  I just don't understand why you seem so interested in articles regarding Detroit, since you have said you don't like Detroit or its fans???  Seems you would just steer clear and following your own team?

As far as making a bet with a stranger on the internet?!?!  Sure -- I'll bet you 1.4 million the Lions make it to the 2nd round of the playoffs.  Is it a bet?  Come on Brian -- you are smarter than that.   



Since: Oct 13, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 5:46 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

Is it just me or do corners like Revis or Tackles like Suh tend to be lacking in the "stats" department becuase of what they actually do.  Until this year when you were on "Revis Island" that ball was just not coming to ya...that means less tackles, fewer interceptions. etc etc for Revis or corners like him.

Well Suh maybe the most double...maybe at times triple teamed defensive player in the league.  Offensive lines game plan for Suh and thats what makes guys Like Cliff Avril great...no Suh and Avril who is a pretty good player himself doesn't stand out like he does.

To me if you don't get that about football then you just don't get football....especially on the defensive side of the ball.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:40 pm
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Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

If he can keep his head he has the potential to go down as one of the best ever.
He had 1 TACKLE all day yesterday


yeah bro, the box score doesnt tell you the whole story.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

Yep, cause you can look at a box score and know exactly how well Suh played yesterday... Good call. You can't possibly be that naive, can you?

Oh, and don't forget to watch the final play of the game where he blocks the game winning field goal... Sheesh.



brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:15 pm
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Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

If he can keep his head he has the potential to go down as one of the best ever.



Since: Feb 6, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

In my opinion, Ndamukong Suh has the potential to be the meanest, baddest Detroit Lion of all time. He has garnered the attention of the nation with his fines and suspension, and either you love him or hate him. And that is Suh's dilemma. He has endorsements from Subway and Chrysler paying him millions, and he risks losing them if his stupidity continues. I think that he will get it together, and be a positive leader for this team. Albert Haynesworth was never the same after his run in with the league, but he was all about Albert. Suh knows what is at stake, and sincerely appears to want to be a rich champion, not just rich!! Go Lions!!!



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Suh: 'I made a mistake...and am moving past it'

I made a mistake by not kicking the player down even harder. 


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