Another week, another round of accusations for the Lions defensive tackle. Is his reputation contributing to Detroit's troubles?
Colts guard Mike McGlynn and Texans quarterback Matt Schaub have something in common, neither player thinks much of Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Just a week after Suh's foot "inadvertently" found Schaub's groin, McGlynn is the latest player taking Suh to task for his dirty play.
With just under seven minutes to play in the fourth quarter on Sunday, Lions cornerback Don Carey picked off an Andrew Luck pass. Suh hammered Colts tackle Winston Justice on the return, sending the offensive lineman to the ground and forcing him out of the game with a concussion.
McGlynn told Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star that Suh and several of his teammates taunted Justice as he laid on the field, dancing and laughing. The Colts guard exchanged unpleasantries with Suh after the game, on the heels of Luck's game-winning touchdown.
He was still fired up after the game, telling Kravitz:
"Totally ignorant on their part. Just childish stuff. We're all battling out there; I don't know if the hit was legal or not, but clearly he was hurt, and they're out there dancing and pointing at him and laughing. Just blatant disrespect. They're good players but there's no room for that. It's disgusting, really."
Winning is the best revenge, said McGlynn, whose stinging retort did not stop there.
"If that had happened to one of their players, we'd never do something like that. But that's what makes this even sweeter. That's why they lose. I hope they never win another game."
There's a fine line between being an aggressive player and a thug. Unfortunately for the Lions, the rest of the league is starting see Suh as someone on the wrong side of that line.
Detroit entered this season with big expectations, expected to contend after a 10-6 season the year before. Sunday's loss dropped the Lions to 4-8, eliminated from any kind of postseason aspirations. Disappointing results mixed with sideshows like this one, the Titus Young incident and a lengthy list of offseason arrests, will leave head coach Jim Schwartz with plenty to answer for when the season ends.