TORONTO - Ndamukong Suh is far from being the only crazy on the Detroit Lions defensive line.
Just ask Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. His vote goes to Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch.
“He hit me in the chin, and it kind of went like this (husky voice) ‘Ohhh I got you good. That one had to hurt,’” Rodgers said in a radio interview. “That’s how he was talking to me, and I was like, ‘Ah, yeah, that was a good hit.’ He likes to lay on people. Like I said, if you have a camera on him the entire game, and we watch the film, he is late getting to a lot of plays, and he just lays on guys, and stays on there. He probably did that at least a half-dozen times. So he’s laying on me, and I’m laying there. We threw a pass, completed, and he’s like, ‘I got you good, that had to hurt.’ And I’m like, ‘You hit me good, that was a good hit.’ And he goes, ‘Ohh yeah.’ And I’m like, ‘You’re probably getting a penalty though.’ He goes, ‘No way.’
“So I think someone finally came to pull him off me, because he probably would have laid there for awhile, and I was ‘Yeah, you got me on the chin there, it’s probably a penalty.’ And he goes, ‘Noooo.’ And then he saw the penalty flag, and he started to go crazy, similar to the fashion when he got an offside call last year, at home. He proceeded to yell at the head ref that it was Suh who was offside, and not him. ‘Nooo, it was Suh. Suuuhhh.’ I mean, he’s crazy on the field. And if you watch the game, you see he wears those red contacts. He has a crazy motor. He wears red contacts on game day, I think he enjoys that perception that he’s a little bit off.”
Here’s a shock, Ndamukong Suh lost his appeal and will be suspended for the Detroit Lions’ next two games beginning with Sunday’s crucial road game at New Orleans. The following week they are at home against Minnesota.
The NFL announced Friday afternoon that Suh’s suspension was upheld, following an appeal hearing Thursday with former Oakland Raiders coach and Hall of Fame player Art Shell, who now serves as an NFL-NFLPA on-field affairs officer.
Suh, who has a well-earned reputation of being one of the dirtiest players in the league, received the suspension for doing the Bristol Stomp on the Green Bay Packers Evan Dietrich-Smith during their U.S. Thanksgiving Day game which resulted in a 27-15 loss for the Lions.
While Suh may be a dirty player he is also one of the best young defensive tackles in the league and his loss will do nothing but hurt his team’s chances of making the post-season as a wild-card team.
MAYBE THE ARGOS COULD USE MCNABB
Put a fork in Donovan McNabb — it’s over.
The day after the veteran quarterback was released by the Minnesota Vikings he was passed over by the other 31 NFL teams with none of them putting in a waiver claim to kick his tires and see if he had anything left.
Over the past two seasons, last year with Washington and the opening six games with Minnesota, NcNabb showed a dramatic decline and seemed to have nothing left in the tank. On Friday, the rest of the NFL agreed.
It is a shocking end to what was once a great career in Philadelphia, especially considering the fact that so many teams are attempting to get by now with backup quarterbacks that have shown they are so lacking in skill.
Both the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears are playoff hunting teams and currently are going with backups with their No. 1 quarterbacks out for the season with injuries.
However, the Texans are saying they’d rather go with T.J. Yates and the Bears would prefer Caleb Hanie over McNabb.
McNabb, 35, now becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Perhaps the Argos should give him a call.
BETTER BENCH PALKO
The Kansas City Chiefs are sticking to their story that they will be starting Tyler Palko at quarterback for the third consecutive game on Sunday when they play the Bears at Chicago.
The question is why?
The Chiefs claimed Kyle Orton on waivers from the Denver Broncos and although he hasn’t had much in the way of time to prepare he would be light-years ahead of Palko even if he knew how to run just a handful of plays.
Palko has done absolutely nothing since Matt Cassel broke his hand in a game against the Broncos on Nov. 13. In that game he appeared competent as he completed five of six passes for 47 yards and didn’t turn the ball over.
That, however, was a mirage.
In two starts since, both losses, Palko has been pathetic and the Chiefs’ offence non-existent. In the two games, both losses, he has failed to engineer a touchdown drive and that includes managing just three points against the Patriots, a team that can’t stop anybody.
He has completed 42 of 65 passes for 397 yards in the two starts for zero TDs and has thrown six interceptions.
If I were the Chiefs, I’d go with Orton.