Tag:Ndamukong Suh
Posted on: April 4, 2011 2:21 pm
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Woodhead, Hillis advance in Madden tourney

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Patriots RB Danny Woodhead continued his remarkable run in the Madden ’12 cover vote, but considering he’s matched up against Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in the third round, his streak is probably about to end.

Woodhead, a dark-horse candidate at the beginning of the 16-man tournament, knocked off Giants WR Hakeem Nicks 57 percent-43 percent, but he’ll face a tough candidate in Rogers, who blasted Lions DT Ndamukong Suh 72-28 in the first round and Rams QB Sam Bradford 76-24 in the second round and appears only to be growing stronger.

In the other half of that side of bracket, Browns RB Peyton Hillis – originally a No. 10 seed as compared to Woodhead’s No. 4 – surprisingly edged Falcons QB Matt Ryan 51-49 and will meet Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles.

On the other side of the bracket, 49ers LB Patrick Willis – who upset Steelers WR Hines Ward in the second round – will meet PETA favorite/Eagles QB Michael Vick.

The final quarterfinals matchup between Saints QB Drew Brees and Vikings RB Adrian Peterson might be the most intriguing vote of the third round.

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Posted on: March 8, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh gets a little ridiculous

Posted by Andy Benoit
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Congratulations to Ndamukong Suh. The Lions Pro Bowl defensive tackle had such a great rookie season that he’s already in that class of athlete who gets attention just for saying something ridiculous.

Suh’s inaugural comment in the “attention for stupid comments” club (we’re open to changing the name to something crisper, so send suggestions if you have some) came on the NFL Network earlier this week. He was asked if the sky is the limit for the Lions. (Nice hardball question, by the way.)

His response?

"No question. I don't see there [being] a reason why we can't be 16-0, as long as we put in that hard work ... throughout camp and so forth, getting ready for that 2011 season. As long as we stay healthy and are putting in that hard work, I think we should be happy where we end up."

Not to pick on the guy too much, but if going 16-0 is all about putting in that hard work, then what does it say about the Lions’ work ethic last season when they went 6-10?

Wordsmithing aside, Suh is to be credited for at least bringing some genuine confidence to Detroit.

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Category: NFL
Posted on: February 4, 2011 7:55 pm
Edited on: February 4, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Bradford, Suh win AP Rookie of the Year awards

Posted by Will Brinson

DALLAS -- Sam Bradford and Ndamukong Suh were named the 2010 AP Rookies of the Year on Friday night.

The announcement hardly comes as a surprise -- Bradford broke several of Peyton Manning's rookie records en route to passing for 3,512 yards, 18 touchdowns (to 15 interceptions) and a 76.5 QB rating while completing 60 percent of his passes. More importantly, perhaps, was his strong play during the middle of the season -- over a six-game stretch, Bradford threw 11 touchdowns to just two interceptions as the Rams picked up four of their seven wins in 2010. And he did all this while throwing to a wide receiver corps that was about as far from elite as it came in the NFL this season.

Suh piled up 10 sacks, 66 total tackles and one interception in his first season. While the Lions didn't have as much success, his front-seven disruption showed why he was the No. 2 overall choice in last year's draft (behind only Bradford) and hinted as to the damage he could do in the future under Jim Schwartz' tutelage.

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Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:37 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2011 2:42 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh wins 2010 Rookie of the Year

Posted by Andy BenoitN. Suh

See, not every major award goes to an offensive player. Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been announced as the 2010 NFL Rookie of the Year. The award was determined by fan voting on NFL.com.

The No. 2 overall pick recorded 10 sacks, an astounding number for a rookie interior defensive lineman since Kevin Williams debuted with 10.5 in 2003. Suh was also dominant against the run and a regular subject of double-teams.



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Posted on: February 3, 2011 7:55 am
 

Ndamukong Suh talks Super Bowl, Lions and more

Posted by Will Brinson

DALLAS -- Ndamukong Suh is a really talented and outstanding defensive player. He looks flat-out ferocious on the field.

But when you get a chance to talk to him away from the gridiron, he's so outstandingly smart about the game and brings such a different demeanor (than you'd expect from his style of play anyway) to interviews that it makes him even more impressive as student of the football.

I caught up with Suh at Radio Row during the Super Bowl, and we chatted about his toughest matchup, how the Lions are turning the corner, who he thinks will win the Super Bowl and much, much more.

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Posted on: January 23, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Hot Routes 1.23.11: De Smith will fight you



Posted by Josh Katzowitz


  • Here’s an interesting feature in the NY Times on NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. He doesn’t mind taking on a fight apparently.
  • Pro Football Talk thinks Steelers owner Dan Rooney NEEDS to be involved in the labor negotiations.

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Posted on: January 5, 2011 9:04 pm
 

Surgery for Ndamukong Suh

Posted by Andy Benoit

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will miss the Pro Bowl due to shoulder surgery. The news shouldn’t be considered too alarming, though. For one, it came from Lions GM Martin Mayhew (big stories pertaining to injuries tend to first break from reporters, not team officials). By all accounts, Suh’s injury is not serious.

In other Lions news, Mayhew also said that outside linebacker Julian Peterson would not be back in 2011. Peterson was scheduled to make $8 million, which, based on his 2010 performance, is about $6 or $7 million too much.

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Posted on: December 18, 2010 8:26 pm
 

Nike unveils Zoom Alpha Talon cleat for NFL

Posted by Will Brinson

Nike, as you know, recently signed a deal with the NFL owners to become the league's apparel provider.
Some of the 2010 Nike Football Media Summit in Cowboys Stadium was specifically designed around dropping news about that angle.

There was also plenty of discussion and presentation of the new BCS uniforms (TCU, Boise State, Florida and Oregon all got new digs) but much of it related to the new gear that NFL teams would begin using.

For instance, the most revolutionary piece of equipment was the Zoom Alpha Talon cleat (right), which features an adaptive tracking system (for making quick cuts) and is the first football cleat to use Flywire, an uber-light but ultra-strong lockdown material.

The Talon's also the first football cleat ever to apply "Deflex" padding (which is basically what Nike makes their lowest-layer padding out of). The premise there is you get lightweight layering with heavy protection for bruises, big hits to the foot, etc.

Here's what the athletes present -- Steven Jackson, Clay Matthews, Ndamukong Suh, Dwayne Bowe and Felix Jones -- had to say about the new uniforms and cleats they'll be wearing.

 
 
 
 
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