Julius Peppers doesn't relish chance to injure a QB
The perception, at least, is that Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is out to wreck every quarterback that comes in his path.
Julius Peppers wants to drive them into the ground, too, but he doesn’t celebrate injuring them. And Peppers told Detroit media on a conference call he wasn’t proud of separating the right shoulder of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in a meeting at Soldier Field last season. It led to Stafford missing nearly the entire season.
"To be honest with you, it really doesn't get me excited to see anybody get injured," Peppers said, according to MLive.com. "It's not something I take a lot of pride in, the fact that I hit him and injured his shoulder last year."
It was the second time in two seasons the Bears knocked Stafford out of a game. A hit by defensive end Adewale Ogunleye gave Stafford a knee injury in 2009.
Peppers was concerned about Stafford’s status after the game and went to the Lions locker room after the game to check on him. The teams meet again Monday night at Ford Field. Hopefully, it’s a good game with no serious injuries.
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