Posted on: November 24, 2011 9:49 pm

Ndamukong Suh’s problem can be solved

The Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh is one of the best defensive players in the NFL today. He is also said to be one of the dirtiest players in the game. After witnessing his actions in the nationally televised Thanksgiving Day game against the Green Bay Packers, someone needs to really sit this young man down and talk to him. Without agression as a part of your game in the NFL, a player will not last five minutes. If Mr. Suh needs an example of how to be an intimidating force without being fined and ejected, is one person that can be presented to him - Mean Joe Greene.

Does anyone out there remember Mean Joe? A first round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 out of  North Texas State, Mean Joe played 13 seasons for the Steelers. At 6-4 and 275 pounds, Greene was a combination of size, speed, quickness, strength and intimidation. He was able to have a Hall of Fame career and win four Super Bowls. All without stomping on any of his opponents on national television. Greene faced multiple blockers, just as Suh does. The most striking difference between the two, other than the era that Mean Joe played in (late 60's - early 80's) is that Greene channeled his frustrations into sack and tackle totals. Suh is going to lead the league in fines and suspensions, if he's not careful.

Just a suggestion. Ndamukong, stop making excuses. Stop saying that the man upstairs or your mom will judge if you are a dirty player. Take responsibility for your actions, man up, admit you have made some mistakes, and talk to someone. Someone who has experience in the NFL. A man who can talk about the nuances of playing on an NFL defensive line. That man is Mean Joe Greene. Do it. Quickly.

Forget your reputation, that's already in the tank. I'm saying you should save your career. Now.


Is it me, or should Rex Ryan have been fined $75,000  for cursing out the Jets defense instead of fans?   

Where would the Dallas Cowboys be without playing in a weak NFC East? 

Did someone say that Mark Sanchez was an elite quarterback? Where are you now? 

After playing with a broken thumb, will anyone in Chicago question Jay Cutler's guts again?        

Posted on: July 31, 2011 12:30 am
Edited on: August 6, 2011 7:15 pm

Jets Blow A Chance At The Super Bowl ? Not Really

The New York Jets were among a handful of teams not to sign free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha. There are those that say the the Jets will not win a spot as the AFC representative in the Super Bowl because of this. I say poppycock! The Jets were one bad half of football away from facing Green Bay in the NFL championship game. The Jet defense which allowed 24 points in the first half of the game, shut the Steelers out during the second half. All this without Asomugha. There are many ways to view this, but I don't think the Jets are afraid of anyone in the AFC, including the Patriots. Is Ochocinco such an upgrade that New England is now the odds on favorite to win it all? I remember that Randy Moss was going to lead the charge against the Jets. How did that work out? Individual success did not add up to a victory. We will see how this all works out, but if someone has an axe to grind due to the Jets and their talking, they should bring something else to the table, rather than present us with failure due to not signing a free agent.


Did Albert Haynesworth fail a conditioning test? Is anyone surprised?

Will Kevin Kolb lead the Arizona Cardinals to the playoffs? They probably won't get past the Seattle Seahawks for the division, much less make the postseason.

Brad Smith to the Buffalo Bills? Was that because his agent told him there's a better chance to win there?
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