Ndamukong Suh: 'My hits may look a little different'
It’s hard to find a group of people that will agree on everything, and that’s how Ndamukong Suh felt after he left his meeting with the NFL on Tuesday.
The Detroit Lions defensive tackle was seeking a better understanding of why he seems to be targeted by officials. He’s been fined three times in his career and has been called for three personal fouls this season. So, he took it to the top in a meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell and other NFL officials.
“You look at Tom Brady,” Suh said, according to the Detroit Free Press. “When he gets hit, you always wonder if there’s going to be a flag. It’s the sort of things that may be called for him that may not be called for other quarterbacks. That’s just because of his stature or how he is in the league.
“That’s the same thing with defensive players. I think my hits may look a little different because of the type of strength and athleticism I have, compared to some other defensive linemen. It’s just the way the world works.”
They reviewed film during the meeting and that didn’t completely satisfy Suh by any stretch of the imagination.
“We looked over them, talked about them,” he said. “We had our opinions about them. Nobody in this world agrees on everything.”
The bottom line is Suh believes the meeting was productive and he’s glad he went. Whether or not there will be any less calls when it comes to his play, well, only the future will tell.
“I’m the type of person that doesn’t like to repeat mistakes, and that was the main thing that, more or less, he was emphasizing,” Suh said. “I haven’t really made any of the same mistakes that I’ve made in the past and continue to follow that trend, and (I'll) be fine.”
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