Ndamukong Suh is a marked man. Sure Suh has made some dumb choices on the field in the past, that can't be denied, but after the Tuesday announcement that the Detroit Lions DT will be fined $100,000 for his low block on Vikings center John Sullivan on Sunday, it has to make you wonder.
According to a USA Today report on Sept 10, Suh was fined $100,000 today for his low block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan on Sunday, but the Detroit Lions all-pro defensive tackle avoided the second suspension of his career.
Now when you see the play, it really doesn't look that bad.
Even former Ravens head coach Brian Billick said on FOX Sports' coach report that the hit may have been illegal, but he believes that the only reason the penalty was called is because it was Suh.
In other words it was a reputation call.
My question is how can Suh get fined $100k by the league, yet Green Bay's Clay Mathews goes WWE on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and nothing happens? And oh by the way, Mathews said days before the game that he and his teammates were going to go after the Niners QB.
Now don't get me wrong, football is a contact sport, and hard hits are part of the game, that we all know. Actually that's why us football fanatics watch. However when you call your shot on another player days before the game and then follow through with it when he is well out of bounds, well that looks malicious.
I love to see hard hits on the field, but this hit was so intentional, for Mathews not to be fined would be a joke.
An NFL source said that Matthews' hit on Colin Kaepernick is being reviewed for potential discipline and if he is fined it will be announced later in the week. The possibility of suspension is almost nil because Matthews has never been fined for an illegal hit before.
In case you missed it, you can check out Matthews hit on Kaepernick here.