November 26, 2012
Schaub on Suh: He's 'not Houston Texans-worthy'Slams Lions' lineman days after apparent cheapshot
By QMI Agency
Houston Texans’ Matt Schaub let loose on the Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh Monday, four days after the Texans’ quarterback was tagged with what appeared to be an egregious kick to the groin from the NFL’s serial troublemaker.
After declining comment on the matter following Houston’s 34-31 win over the Lions in Detroit last Thursday, Schaub couldn't bite his tongue any longer when he was asked Monday whether he’d want the all-pro defensive lineman as a teammate.
“No,” he told 610AM in Houston. “You don’t want a player like that. The stuff that he stands for and the type of player he is, that’s not Houston Texan-worthy. That’s not what we’re about.”
After being taken down while rushing Schaub during the first quarter of Thursday’s Week 12 contest, Suh appeared to kick out in the direction of Schaub’s midsection as the Houston quarterback attempted a pass.
After reviewing the incident, which was captured from multiple angles, the league announced Monday it wouldn't hand down a suspension.
"Our office has notified the Lions that Suh will not be suspended for Thursday's incident." Greg Aiello, an NFL public relations spokesman, tweeted.
The league hasn't ruled out fining the the NFL's bad boy for yet another flagrant incident.
On Monday, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski followed up Schaub’s radio interview by standing up for Suh, who he said played through the whistle.
“Everybody’s dirty,” Jaworski said. “It’s a tough game. You play through the whistle and that’s what people have to understand. Not to the whistle – through the whistle.
“The Jared Allen shot ... To me, that’s a dirty play,” he continued. “And a much more violent play … That was much more of a dirty play, launching into a defenceless guy chasing a play from behind."
The NFL could take Suh’s priors into consideration when ruling on the play. During last year’s U.S. Thanksgiving game, Suh stepped on the arm of Green Bay Packers lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith, which drew a two-game suspension.
Suh has also been punished for multiple illegal hits on quarterbacks across the NFL since entering the league in 2010.