Last year, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh nearly beheaded then Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme in a preseason game. In Friday’s exhibition opener, Suh grabbed Bengals’ quarterback Andy Dalton by the head and threw him to the ground. Suh was given a 15-yard roughing-the-passer penalty.
Look for Commissioner Roger Goodell to fine Suh for the incident, and maybe more for the repeat offense.
“He’s just so strong that when he’s going to take you to the ground, it’s going to look bad,” coach Jim Schwartz told Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. “You can’t coach it any other way. He’s trying his very best. But that’s one of those situations, you’ve got to know the ball’s gone and got to be able to pull off of that.”