Ndamukong Suh not worried about cheap shots

Aug 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) during a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been called a dirty player base in large part by dirty plays he’s made over his NFL career. In week one he took a low shot, and unnecessary one, at a Minnesota Vikings lineman’s knees making a block on an interception return.

That led an Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman to take a low shot at Suh’s knees to make a unneccessary block in week 2. Fortunately neither player was injured in week 1 or week 2.

Suh’s wallet took a hit though when he was fined $100,000 for the week 1 hit. Cardinals guard Paul Fanaika didn’t even get flagged for his hit on Suh, whereas Suh’s hit cancelled out the touchdown from the penalty.

But it looked like the start of a trend, offensive players retaliating and taking cheap shots at Suh. He maintains that he isn’t phased by it.

“To me it’s just gnats in the air,” Suh said, according to The Detroit News. “I just swat at ‘em, sometimes you hit ‘em, sometimes you don’t, sometimes they run away.”

“I’m just that bee going to find that honey hole.”

That’s big talk from Suh, who is a big man and can back it up. The thing though is it’s only happened to him once really. Wait till it happens a couple more times, or someone stomps on him when he is on the ground. See if he’ll swat that away.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh

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  • Herman Moore

    This is no different than what happens in the trenches on nearly every play. O linemen cut block D linemen all day long. It wasn’t a cheap shot–it was a routine block.

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