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Tag:Ndamukong Suh
Posted on: July 9, 2011 2:45 pm
Edited on: July 9, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Okung, Suh coach up lineman at Nike's The Opening

Posted by Will Brinson

BEAVERTON, Ore -- As I mentioned yesterday, some kids were lucky enough to have Ndamukong Suh as their coach during Nike's 7-on-7 camp, "The Opening."

Some kids were also lucky enough to have Russell Okung coach them.

And these kids squared off in the lineman drills that took place on Friday, before the actual 7-on-7 games.

As you can see, the training paid off.



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Posted on: July 8, 2011 7:48 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2011 8:03 pm
 

VIDEO: Suh trains youngsters at Nike 7 On event

Posted by Will Brinson

BEAVERTON, Ore -- The group of young men at the Nike complex in Oregon are here because they're extremely talented.

That skill has paid off handsomely because they're all receiving instruction from some pretty talented folks, like manchild defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh who, in the video below, gives Durham, N.C.'s Jamal Marcus some one-on-one instruction on how to penetrate the offensive line.

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Now, it's hard to hear exactly what Suh was saying because of my sick music overlay skills Nike had some dudes bumping sick tunes, but here's the gist:

Suh: "Pick any particular method of blocking me you want. No, go ahead. And then I'll show you proper technique for destroying that method."

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Posted on: June 30, 2011 4:36 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2011 6:02 pm
 

Podcast: Suh talks Lions, labor, Fairley and more

Posted by Will Brinson



Ndamukong Suh had a pretty good year last year, and it stands to reason that 2011 could be even better.

Not only do the Lions look much-improved, but he'll have a wrecking ball partner-in-crime in Nick Fairley to team up with and go after quarterbacks.

We talked to Suh about the Lions, the lockout, Fairley, delivering avocados and much, much more on the podcast today.

Just hit the play button and don't forget to Subscribe via iTunes.



If you can't view the podcast, click here to download.


Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:06 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2011 12:36 pm
 

Hot Routes 6.13.11: Nice payday for De Smith



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • The Sports Business Journal reports today that NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made $2.45 million last year and that his current term ends next March. Depending on how this lockout plays out, I wonder if he’ll get much opposition for another term.
  • Before the NFL Draft, Jets RB Shonn Greene didn’t know what the team had planned for him next year. But after coach Rex Ryan announced he would be the main guy in the backfield, Greene said he now knows the kind of confidence his coaches have in him.
  • AEG is doing everything it can to woo a team to Los Angeles, but the Bills are not on the immediate list for relocation. However, the Buffalo News points out that when owner Ralph Wilson dies the organization could be a viable candidate to leave Buffalo.
  • 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is optimistic about the labor situation. He thinks a deal can be done by early July.

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Posted on: June 12, 2011 11:09 am
 

McGinest jokes about ending NFL retirement

Willie McGinest was joking when he said he'd like to make a comeback (Getty).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Willie McGinest, who’s spent the years since he retired as an NFL LB in 2008 working for the NFL Network, was in Detroit on Friday, filming a segment for his employer.

He participated in the conditioning circuit with the approximately 30 Lions in the player-led workout, and afterward, he took part in position drills with Kyle Vanden Bosch, Ndamukong Suh, Cliff Avril, Andre Fluellen and Willie Young.

McGinest felt so good, in fact, that he told the Detroit Free Press that he’s thinking about making a comeback.

"We're going to see if I get offered a contract now," McGinest said. "After I send this tape out to a few teams, we're going to see."

He was, ahem, not being serious, as he explained in a statement to Pro Football Talk, “Even though I looked as good as I did, this number 55 has been retired for three years and plans to stay retired. The only thing that will bring me back is a one-day contract with New England to retire as a Patriot.”

Though I can see why the Lions might want to give him a shot – our Lions offseason checkup pointed out LB Bobby Carpenter isn’t exactly irreplaceable and they’ll have to fill the void left by Julian Peterson – there’s just no way the skills of McGinest, who turns 40 in December, would be NFL-worthy at this point.

But, if McGinest WERE serious, he could do worse than Detroit. After all, with the Lions, he’d get to play behind the best young DL in the league with Suh and Nick Fairley, and he’d be on a team that could be a trendy poll to make the playoffs.

Instead, McGinest will get to keep watching them on TV and then commenting on it for your pleasure.

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Posted on: May 21, 2011 7:38 pm
 

Detroit Lions also turn down 'Hard Knocks'

Posted by Will Brinson

Things are getting a little awkward for HBO, as another team -- this time the Detroit Lions -- has declined to appear on "Hard Knocks."

Previously, the Bucs said no, and then Denver declined to appear, now the Lions.

Per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions turned down the opportunity earlier this month, though no one's issuing a comment about the decision.

"It’s one thing to have cameras on the practice field. These guys are used to that and every day there’s cameras, fans watching them practice and things like that," Schwartz said last year about the show. "But when you start getting into meeting rooms, when you start getting into the cafeteria, into the dorms, into the locker room and things like that, it changes the vibe."

The Lions would actually be a pretty spectacular show to watch -- Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh will be an epic defensive tackle tandem starting as soon as there's football, Detroit is -- already -- a popular playoff sleeper in the NFL, and Matthew Stafford's ability to overcome injury heading into 2011 is a major storyline.

Plus, I'd tune in just to watch Jim Schwartz listen to Metallica in his office. But, the front office also knows this is a team trying to shed a losing culture that's permeated the entire organization for many years, and it's probably a smart move to keep egos, etc., in check by leaving the cameras at he door.

But, hey, there's always the Atlanta, guys!

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Posted on: May 16, 2011 9:16 am
Edited on: May 16, 2011 9:17 am
 

Ndamukong Suh likes Detroit's D-line

Posted by Andy BenoitN. Suh

Sometimes when a player sees his team draft another player in the first round at his position, he tends to get perturbed. Unless, of course, that other player will join forces with him and form a potent one-two punch.

That’s the case in Detroit with sensational second-year defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and this year’s first-round pick, Nick Fairley.

“It’s going to be exciting to be able to have a guy like that come out and be really a truly impact guy from the first couple days of him getting on the field,” Suh recently told the Detroit Free Press.

“I think on paper we have one of the strongest defensive lines across the board,” Suh said. “It’s going to be exciting with that, but we’ve got to go out there and prove it. It may look good on paper, but you definitely want to get out there and make some noise.”

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Posted on: April 15, 2011 11:19 am
 

Hot Routes 4.15.11: Ochocinco and the book biz



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • An interesting look at what it’s like to work on a book with Chad Ochocinco (full disclosure: the first book I wrote was with Orange Frazer Press. It was not on Ochocinco. Or Chad Johnson, for that matter).
  • We don’t normally think of Bengals coach Marvin Lewis as a stand-up comic, but in a recent roast of Cincinnati restaurant legend Jeff Ruby, Lewis summoned his inner-Jeff Ross. Naturally, that includes a joke at Ochocinco’s expense. Also, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly just kills Lewis and Bearcats coach Butch Jones.
  • The three finalists for the Patriots 2011 HOF induction class are coach Bill Parcells, QB Drew Bledsoe and DL Houston Antwine. Fans can vote at patriots.com through May 15.
  • Joe Henderson of the Tampa Tribune doesn’t think that agreeing to a home game in London vs. the Bears is such a good idea for the Buccaneers.
  • Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio gave an interesting look into how New England preps for the draft and what happens in the war room during draft day.

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