Detroits Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is about as unsensitive possibly as any NFL player. We’ve seen him stomp on players. We’ve seen him kick players in the groin. We’ve seen him rip quarterbacks helmets off. So the word “affectionate” doesn’t come to mind describing Suh.
But when Ed Werder asked Suh about becoming more of a leader in the Detroit Lions locker room he had an interesting way of describing his leadership style.
“I’m a player that goes by my actions and leads by my actions,” Suh said, via Pro Football Talk. “I have an affectionate way of being able to corral somebody, to go along and understand what I want and what I need from them and we can work together and get to where we want to be.”
That leadership he thinks will help lead the Lions to their first playoff win in 22 years. If he does that all the dirty plays might be forgiven. Well, in Detroit at least.
“I would think it would be an absolute disappointment if we don’t make it to the playoffs and have an opportunity to win in those playoff games,” Suh said. “It’s a matter of just putting it together.”