Man United vs Real Madrid attended by Ndamukong Suh, Ziggy Ansah

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Ndamukong Suh was famously quoted a few years ago:

“I’m just a different breed. I hate to say that, but it’s kind of like, no athlete in the NFL is like any other person. You can’t treat everybody the same exact way. That would be unfair, but there’s guidelines that everybody needs to follow behind, so that’s more or less the understanding that I needed to see.”

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Green Bay Packers Blow Out Detroit Lions in Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl

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No absence of storylines from the 2011 “Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl” between the Green Bay Packers an the Detroit Lions. You had:

-the Lions failing to live up to expectations/Matt Stafford throwing three picks

-Green Bay winning in dominant fashion 27-8, despite playing UGLY football for a half

-The Detroit fans getting a petition passed to prevent the crappy, overrated pop act Nickelback from playing at halftime

-Would this match-up of two potentially playoff bound NFC North teams live up to night back featuring two first place teams (San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens)

However, the real story here was Ndamukong Suh getting kicked out of the game early in the second half.

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Nebraska’s Jared Crick: Best NFL Talent in Big 10, Not the Next Suh

Jared Crick has really torn up opposing offenses in his three years with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Ndamukong Suh’s alma mater. Crick is a dominating player in his own right; but he’s not like Suh. Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh was fined $20,000 by the NFL last Wednesday for a hit on Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton.

Infractions aside, Suh is a beast among beasts, and the search is on for NFL teams to find the next game-changing DL in his mold. Crick’s name comes up often in this specific discussion because well obviously he played with Suh and wears the same uniform. But Crick has his own legacy to build.

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Next Ndamukong Suh: Michigan Wolverines Mike Martin? Possibly?

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Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh was fined $20,000 by the NFL Wednesday for a hit on Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton, Suh’s third fine of this sort in the past year. He was obviously upset, tweeting before practice: “$20,000REALLY???!!!!!!… #NFL #BIGFAIL”

The reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year grabbed the Bengals rookie ginger-haired quarterback after he released the ball, and threw him to the turf in the first quarter of Friday’s preseason game. Suh was penalized for unnecessary roughness.

Infractions aside, Suh is a beast among beasts, and the search is on for NFL teams to find the next game-changing DL in his mold. How about Jared Crick, who’s tearing it up for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Suh’s alma mater? Well, Crick is a dominating player in his own right; but he’s not like Suh. We’ll explore this more in a future post.

But we may have found another Suh.

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Lions get 2 Pro Bowl Starters! Calvin Johnson, Ndamukong Suh

The Detroit Lions do have two Pro Bowl starters on their roster this season. This is no surprise for their fan base since they have thoroughly dominated their positions this season. Calvin Johnson has accumulated over eleven hundred yards this season averaging more than fourteen yards per catch.

He is the first wide receiver in thirteen years to receive the honor for Detroit. His twelve touchdowns are not only important for those who have him in their fantasy leagues, but also for the organization. The turf toe injury to Jahvid Best has made the team less dynamic from the running back position. One has to wonder just how effective Johnson could be if he had Matthew Stafford as his quarterback for an entire season. It’s not to say that Drew Stanton and Shaun Hill haven’t filled in admirably, but neither has the raw talent that Stafford possesses.

By Patrick Herbert

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Ndamukong Suh, being “Ndominating” in otherwise Bleak Lions Season

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Let’s get this out of the way now. Ndamukong Suh has the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award wrapped up. No one else is even close. He’s been one of the few bright spots in a long Detroit Lions season. (Although by Lions standards, this is a much better season than usual- only three of their ten losses have been by nine or more points).

At six-feet-four and 305 pounds, Suh possesses stellar mobility with his uncanny lateral movement on a straight line rush. He runs through the entire play and over blockers pushing them deep into the backfield. In Detroit’s 3-4 defense, he’s produced 8 sacks (tied with former Purdue Boilermakers DE Cliff Avril for the team lead) and 40 solo tackles in 2010.

And his “ndominating play” has often been the subject of controversy this season. He was asked about it at Cowboys Stadium during the Nike Football Media Summit last week.

By Paul M. Banks

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Aaron Rodgers Injury Changes Complexion of the Game

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Detroit Lions fans are breathing a sigh of relief for a change at the conclusion of a game. They have won a divisional game for the first time in over three years with late heroics by the defensive line. Ndamukong Suh and company controlled the line of scrimmage for the entire game. Before Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down late in the first half with a concussion, the defense for the Lions at least had to respect the passing game that Green Bay had. After the injury, defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham and the rest of Detroit’s staff could focus on stopping the run.

By Patrick Herbert

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Ndamukong Suh’s Prediction Doesn’t Come to Fruition

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Nearly fifty eight thousand fans experienced heartache on Sunday at Ford Field. Ndamukong Suh recently made some comments indicating that the Detroit Lions would not lose another game at their home stadium this season. Unfortunately, he is already putting his foot in his mouth. He hopefully will remove it soon though since it’s evident that he’s the emergency kicker on the Lions roster.

Jason Hanson went down and Suh had to attempt an extra point against the Jets. That was not the biggest injury of the day though. Quarterback Matthew Stafford was injured once again in his young NFL career with his tender right shoulder knocking him out of the game in the fourth quarter. This gave the Jets hope to make a long comeback from ten points down to tie the game and ultimately send it to overtime.

By Patrick Herbert

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Ndamukong Suh- Nation’s Best College Football Player, period

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Staying in school another year truly helped Nebraska senior defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, arguably the nation’s best college football player. Suh, a finalist for the Lombardi, Outland, Nagurski and Bednarik awards, recently spoke about why he returned for his senior season. “It was really a matter of weighing the pros and cons and the pros outweighed the cons in my eyes, and my decision has treated me well this season. I never second guessed the decision and I’m happy with it.”

And indeed he should be happy with it, as he’s considered a top three pick in just about every NFL Mock Draft you can find. Saturday night, in what was essentially a “Final Four” game for college football’s deranged version of a playoff system, Suh was the best player on the field in a game every college football fan was watching.  We know that defensive players winning the Heisman happens about as often as mainstream media criticism of Tim Tebow, but Suh should at least be invited to New York City next week.

He almost single-handedly guided his Huskers to the upset. After the game Texas Coach (and charter member of Bill Simmons’ “Reggie Cleveland All-Star team”) Mack Brown, said about Suh

“He was all over the place. We just couldn’t handle him. I tried to find him to wish him good luck in the NFL, because I don’t want to see him again.”

Here’s what he did in the Big 12 title game, a performance that made the name no can pronounce a household name

  • Suh sacked Texas quarterback Colt McCoy 4.5 times in last night’s game. McCoy had never been sacked that many times by another team during his four-year career at Texas–let alone one player. Nebraska had nine sacks as a team.
  • Suh’s 4.5 sacks were just 0.5 sack off the Nebraska school record, set earlier this season by his teammate Jared Crick. Those are the top two individual sack efforts in the nation this season.
  • Suh tied a Nebraska record with seven tackles for loss against the Longhorns. Two of his other five tackles were for no gain, giving him nine tackles in the game for zero or negative yards
  • His 12 tackles tied his career high.

Here’s a quick look at Suh’s numbers for the season and career and where they stand nationally and in the Nebraska record book.

  • Sacks…12 sacks for 77 yards in losses in 2009 is tied for the third-most in Nebraska history, ninth nationally in sacks per game in 09
  • Tackles for Loss…23 tackles for loss in 2009 is the second-most in a season in NU history and he is tied for 14th nationally in TFL per game…Increased his career TFL total to 56, good for second on the NU list, trailing only two-time All-American Grant Wistrom (58.5)
  • Total Tackles…Suh leads Nebraska with 82 tackles, including 50 solo tackles…he is likely to be the first defensive lineman ever to lead Nebraska in total tackles in consecutive seasons
  • Pass Breakups…Suh has 10 breakups this season and is the only defensive lineman ranked in the top 100 nationally in that category…he has 15 career pass breakups
  • Earned Lott Trophy Impact Player of the Week for the third time this season—first time in history of award a player has won the award three times in one season
  • Only defensive lineman in the country to rank in the top 100 in pass breakups (Suh is 31st)
  • Behind Suh, Nebraska ranks third nationally in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense and eighth in total defense
  • Nebraska defense leads country in passing TDs allowed (4) and opponent red-zone trips (18)

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