1/2KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | GM says only one defender improved: Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Wednesday, Jan. 2, that DT Ndamukong Suh was the only defensive player who improved....[+] Mayhew said everyone else played below his expectations.
12/10KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Happy with Nick Fairley, Ndamukong Suh: Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham is very happy with what he's seeing from DTs Nick Fairley and Ndamukong...[+] Suh this season. 'I've never seen two guys do things they've done the last two or three weeks,' Cunningham said.
11/28KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh finedDetroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was fined $30,000 for a kicking incident against the Houston Texans in Week 12....[+]Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was fined $30,000 for a kicking incident against the Houston Texans in Week 12.
11/26KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh wont be suspended: Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh will not be suspended by the NFL for a kicking incident in the teams Week 12 game. Suh could...[+] still face a fine for the incident.
11/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh may be in trouble again: Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh may face disciplinary action after his foot landed in the midsection of Houston Texas QB Matt Schaub...[+] during the Week 12 game. On a first-quarter play, Suh was on the ground after being taken down by an offensive lineman when he extended his left foot and it landed below Schaub's belt.
11/21KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh still thinking playoffs : Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is stilling thinking playoffs despite the team's 4-6 record. 'We're still in the race,' Suh said....[+] 'We made it a lot tougher than we did last year. It's a tough position to be in, but it's a hole that we dug ourselves in, and it's something that we need to take care of if we want to get to the next level. This is a great way to get out of the hole and make some noise. People always say if you want to win a championship, this is the time to get hot.'
10/12KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh in car accident: Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was involved in a minor fender-bender Thursday, Oct. 11, but there were no injuries, alcohol or...[+] drugs involved, according to the police. Suh will not be charged for the accident.
10/11KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh responds to criticism : Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was not impressed by comments made from an anonymous general manager who said that he is overrated....[+] 'True men (go on the record),' Suh said. 'I dont know who he is. I couldnt tell you if hes one.' Suh, however, acknowledged that he has not been great so far this season. 'Personally, I believe I had an average quarter,' Suh said. 'I had some good things. Some not okay things, but its a work in progress. Its early in the year. Still have a lot of time to play at a high level and stay consistent. Thats the biggest thing I want to focus on every week.'
10/10KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Rival critical of Ndamukong Suh: An anonymous general manager said Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is one of the league's most overrated players. 'Suh belongs on...[+] the All-Hype team,' the general manager said. 'I have listened to the media hype about Suh since he got in the league - what has he done? Even the year he had all those garbage sacks, the guy took a million plays off and got pushed around in the run game. I have never thought he was a very good pro player. I liked him coming out and thought he had a chance. But I also never thought he was going to be the second coming that he was labeled. I am not sure who bestowed that on him, but it is kind of a joke.'
6/18KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Expect Ndamukong Suh to take next step : Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said he expects DL Ndamukong Suh and the defense to take the next step...[+] this season. Suh posted just 36 tackles and four sacks in 14 games last season. 'What we've done this spring, I cut up all the plays - every snap he had (in 2011) - and I showed him,' Cunningham said. 'I said, 'Now you tell me what happens during a game.' In college, you have 85 to 90 plays, but in the NFL you have 60 to 65, so you can't relax on a play here and there and then start looking for the plays, looking for the shots - hitting the quarterback for a sack. He finally realized that when I showed him the tape.'
6/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh lines up on right side: Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh lined up on the right side of the defensive line during the team's practice Monday, June 4, and...[+] defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham hinted Suh could be used in different ways this year. 'Warren (Sapp) will be happy; I'm going to move (Suh) all over the place now,' Cunningham said. 'As a matter of fact, I showed him some of Warren's tape. Warren should be really happy.'
News -- May 2012
5/28KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh wants to be a leader : Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh is eager to emerge as a team leader entering his third pro season. 'If I see a guy that needs...[+] some help and just might need a word here or (there) just to understand a little bit better,' Suh explained. 'As Coach uses some of us as starters or guys that have been here a couple years that are still young that say look at what he's doing and mimic that or whatever. Then I'll say, 'Yeah, this is how I got to this position, this is how I got to my position to get to where Coach likes it.''
News -- March 2012
3/12KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh restructures deal : Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh has completed negotiations to restructure the remaining three years on his original contract to...[+] give the team some salary cap relief. 'We should be getting the paperwork in today,' Suh's agent, Rosey Barnes, said Monday, March 12. 'Its quite a bit. Its a significant amount.'
News -- February 2012
2/18KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Franchise tag move for Cliff Avril will be expensive: If the Detroit Lions ends up using the franchise tag on DL Cliff Avril, it will have a price tag of $10.6 million. Between Avril,...[+] WR Calvin Johnson, QB Matthew Stafford and DL Ndamukong Suh, the four players would cost up to $61.624, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation.
2/18KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh has large cap figure: Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh is due $9.25 million in base salary in 2012, and he will cost the team $12.845 million against...[+] the salary cap next season.
2/8KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh ranks fourth on disliked list: Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh ranks fourth on an overall list of most-disliked athletes with a score of 51 percent disliked,...[+] according to a poll published in Forbes magazine. Four months ago, Suh led a Forbes poll of the most-liked players in the NFL with an appeal score of 71 percent.
2/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Warren Sapp critical of Ndamukong Suh: Former NFL DL Warren Sapp said Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh can blame his shoulder surgery and his own lack of improvement for...[+] his decreased production in 2011. 'The thing that I think affected him was he played such a power game, grabbing people, slinging them out of the way,' Sapp said. 'He had rotator cuff surgery. I had one on each shoulder, (so) I kind of know what thats like.' Sapp added, 'from his first year to his second year, (Suh looked like) he hadnt worked on anything.' Suh, who had 10 sacks as a rookie, had just four sacks and 36 tackles this season.
2/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Warren Sapp critical of Ndamukong Suh : Former NFL DL Warren Sapp said Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh can blame his shoulder surgery and his own lack of improvement for...[+] his decreased production in 2011. 'The thing that I think affected him was he played such a power game, grabbing people, slinging them out of the way,' Sapp said. 'He had rotator cuff surgery. I had one on each shoulder, (so) I kind of know what thats like.' Sapp added, 'from his first year to his second year, (Suh looked like) he hadnt worked on anything.' Suh, who had 10 sacks as a rookie, had just four sacks and 36 tackles this season.
News -- January 2012
1/31KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Shoulder injury reason for Ndamukong Suh's down year?: Former DL Warren Sapp thinks Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh's (shoulder) surgery last offseason and the lack of an offseason workout...[+] program led to him having a down season in 2011. Suh had just four sacks and 36 tackles all season. 'The thing that I think I affected him was he played such a power game, grabbing people, slinging them out of the way,' Sapp said. 'He had rotator cuff surgery. I had one on each shoulder, I kind of know what that's like.'
1/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh likely to get chilly reception: Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh is likely to get a chilly reception from the fans at Lambeau Field for the Week 17 game against...[+] the Green Bay Packers. Suh stomped on the arm of Packers OG Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving, and was suspended two games. Dietrich-Smith said everyone has moved past the incident. Suh might get a chance to work against Dietrich-Smith again Sunday, Jan. 1. 'I haven't thought about it,' Suh said. 'Like I said, my focus is on the guy who is in front of me. So if he's in front of me, obviously I'll try to go against him, bet him, hopefully get sacks.'
News -- December 2011
12/13KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Have confidence in Ndamukong Suh : Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he has confidence in DL Ndamukong Suh. Schwartz believes Suh will be on his best behavior...[+] moving forward. '(Suh) wants to do anything he can to help the team,' Schwartz said. 'I would be surprised if something like that happened again.'
12/8KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh in good spirits : Detroit Lions DL Cliff Avril said DL Ndamukong Suh is in good spirits following his highly publicized car accident. Avril said...[+] Suh is looking forward to rejoining the team after he serves the final game of his two-game suspension. 'He's doing fine,' Avril said. 'We didn't talk about any of the things you think we talked about, that's for sure. I mean, that's my guy, we're friends. So I was just checking to see how he was doing, see what he's up to. But we didn't necessarily go into details about anything as far as what y'all want me to talk about.'
12/7KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: NFL | Unlikely to add games to Ndamukong Suhs suspension : The NFL will monitor fallout from the car accident involving Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh; however, the league does not plan...[+] to intervene, instead allowing the legal process to play out. There may not be any fallout considering Portland police have no plans to re-open Suh's case. He was not impaired and was cooperative after the car wreck, while his passengers only amended their statements in the days following the incident.
12/6KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: NFL | Investigating Ndamukong Suh allegations : The National Football League is monitoring the car accident involving suspended Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh and the follow-up...[+] allegations from passengers that Suh lied to police about what happened and injuries to passengers. 'We are aware of the accident that took place,' league spokesman Greg Aiello said, adding that there would not be further comment.
12/6KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh lied about accident? : Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh lied to police about his crash in downtown Portland, according to two passengers in the car. Suh...[+] said that he was trying to pass a taxicab when he lost control of the 1970 Chevrolet Coupe and crashed into a tree, according to the original police report. He also said that no one was injured. No citations were issued. However, two of the people who were passengers in the car have since come forward with information that disputes Suhs story and the amended police report also quotes a third passenger who said she, too, was injured in the crash. 'When the light turned green, he floored it,' one of the passengers said. 'I just remember going so fast and it was violent and just getting thrown around like rag dolls.' The woman said she was injured in the crash and she had a cut above her eyebrow which required stitches, a black eye and a busted lip.
12/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh not injured in accident: Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was not injured when he crashed his car into several things in Oregon Saturday, Dec. 3. Police...[+] officers determined Suh was not impaired and simply lost control of his car. Suh fully cooperated with the officers investigation. Neither Suh nor the other two people in his car were injured.
12/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Sammie Hill seeing more reps in practice : Detroit Lions DL Sammie Hill split starting reps with DL Nick Fairley in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. Hill says hes ready to...[+] handle the increased playing time created by DL Ndamukong Suhs suspension. '(The opportunity for extra reps) means a lot,' Hill said. '(The D-lines) just got to do the best we can (without Suh).'
12/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh appear to be heard Thursday: Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh will have his appeal of a two-game suspension heard Thursday, Dec. 1. A person familiar with the...[+] process said Wednesday, Nov. 30, that the hearing will be held by conference call. If Suh loses the appeal, he can return to the team Monday, Dec. 12, the week before a road game against the Oakland Raiders in Week 15.
12/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Nick Fairley might be called upon: Detroit Lions DL Nick Fairley might be called upon for more responsibilities with DL Ndamukong Suh facing a two-game suspension....[+] DLs Andre Fluellen and Sammie Hill might also be called upon. We do have depth at the defensive tackle position, head coach Jim Schwartz said Wednesday, Nov. 30. (Nick) is playing very well, as is (Sammie), and (DL Corey Williams) is probably playing the best football of his career. So, were going to be just fine.
11/30KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh needs to adapt : Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said DL Ndamukong Suh must learn to stay aggressive while playing within league rules. 'Everything...[+] that (Suh) does is going to be put under a microscope,' Schwartz said. 'He needs to act accordingly, but it shouldnt change his effort, toughness, and how hard hes playing in-between the snaps.'
11/29KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh to appeal suspension: Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh will appeal his two-game suspension and was encouraged to do so by commissioner Roger Goodell....[+] Suh is expected to have a quick hearing on the appealed suspension before the team's Week 13 game against the New Orleans Saints.
11/29KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Suspension costly for Ndamukong Suh Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh's two-game suspension will cost him $164,000....[+]Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh's two-game suspension will cost him $164,000.
11/29KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh suspended two games : Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh has been suspended two games without pay for stomping an opponent in Week 12. The NFL said this...[+] was Suh's fifth violation of on-field rules in the last two seasons. He will not be permitted to practice with the team or take part in any activities during the suspension.
11/28KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh apologizes to commissioner: Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh called commissioner Roger Goodell Sunday, Nov. 27, to apologize for his unsportsmanlike action...[+] against the Green Bay Packers in Week 12. Regardless, Suh is expected to be suspended for at least two games. The league could also require Suh to attend anger management courses.
11/26KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Statement from team on Ndamukong Suh: The Detroit Lions released a statement Friday, Nov. 25, calling the actions of DL Ndamukong Suh in the Week 12 game 'unacceptable.'...[+] Suh was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, and ejected, after repeatedly slamming the head of Green Bay Packers C Evan Dietrich-Smith to the turf, and then stomping on his arm after the two were tangled up on a third-down play. 'The on-field conduct exhibited by Ndamukong Suh that led to this ejection from yesterday's game was unacceptable and failed to meet the level of sportsmanship we expect from our players,' the statement read. Suh is likely to be fined, and might face suspension, for the incident.
11/24KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh ejected from game: Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was ejected from the game Week 12 after stepping on the arm of Green Bay Packers OG Evan Dietrich-Smith....[+]
11/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh likes chances against Green Bay: Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh said he believes his team is just as good as the undefeated Green Bay Packers. 'By all means, I...[+] think our team is at their level,' Suh said. 'I dont see them as a golden-perfect team. Everybody has flaws in this league.'
11/19KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh could see time at DE: Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh could see playing time at defensive end in Week 11 because of injuries to DEs Lawrence Jackson...[+] (thigh) and Willie Young (ankle).
11/16KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh defends style of play : Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh, responding to claims from critics that the team is dirty, defended his style of play. 'I like...[+] to punish the quarterback. I like to punish running backs for them trying to make plays on my defense,' Suh said. 'Whether it's dirty or aggressive or whatever that may be, we're going to continue to play that way and make sure we stand up and make sure teams don't run over us.'
11/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh says he's too strong : Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh said he understands that his aggressive style of play will continue to be scrutinized by NFL disciplinarians...[+] because he is stronger than the average defnsive lineman. 'My hits may look a little different because of the type of strength and athleticism that I have compared to other defensive linemen,' Suh said. 'Its just the way the world works.'
4/29KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Nick Fairley to be in three-man rotation: Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley is expected to be part of a three-man rotation with DLs Ndamukong Suh and Corey Williams at defensive...[+] tackle this year. 'You can never have enough depth up there,' head coach Jim Schwartz said. 'There are 350-pound offensive linemen that are hitting every single play. Defensive line is the only position that you get hit every single play.'
4/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Unlikely to move Ndamukong Suh around a lot: Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the team will not look to move DT Ndamukong Suh around the defense a lot this season...[+] even though two of his sacks this season came when he was lined up at other positions, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. 'We moved him around quite a bit,' Schwartz said. 'I think that when you do, you need to have reasons for it. If you just try to junk it up where you're moving him every play, you take away from what the guy's good at and what he can do. You need to balance both of those.' Schwartz said the team used Suh as a stand up rusher around 12 times during the season and will continue to be creative about how they use him.
2/9KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh's 2011 salary increases: Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is now scheduled to make a $1.405 million base salary next season because he likely hit some escalators...[+] in his contract, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. Suh was originally scheduled to make $405,000 in 2011.
2/4KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh wins Defensive Rookie of the Year: Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award Friday, Feb. 4, reports Barry...[+] Wilner, of The Associated Press. Suh was the only rookie included on the 2010 NFL All-Pro team. 'I was fortunate to be able to grasp my role in our scheme and to flourish in it,' Suh said. 'I'm just going to keep working hard to improve because I'll never be satisfied.'
2/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh wins award: Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh was named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Thursday, Feb. 3, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free...[+] Press. Suh became just the second rookie defensive tackle in NFL history to record 10 sacks.
2/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh making progress from surgery: Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh (shoulder) said he is making progress from his shoulder surgery and is not wearing a brace or sling...[+] on the shoulder, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.
1/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Ndamukong Suh to undergo surgery and miss Pro Bowl: Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh (shoulder) will undergo shoulder surgery Jan. 10 and will not be able to take part in the 2011...[+] Pro Bowl. Suh said he wanted to play in the Pro Bowl, but he said it was important to make sure he was full-speed entering the offseason program. 'It came down to making a decision to play in the Pro Bowl or to have surgery as soon as possible and begin rehab in order to help my team next year achieve our goals of getting into the playoffs and competing for a championship,' Suh said. 'The organization and I opted to have the surgery now and not wait. I will always put my team first.'