Friday, July 5, 2013

Ndamukong Suh calls himself an 'affectionate' leader

The term "affectionate" probably isn't one of the first words that comes to mind when describing Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. However, this is precisely the way that Suh describes himself when asked about about his leadership ability by ESPN's Ed Werder.

“I’m a player that goes by my actions and leads by my actions,” Suh said. “I have an affectionate way of being able to corral somebody, to go along and understand what I want and what I need from them and we can work together and get to where we want to be.”

This is coming from the same player who has gained a reputation around the league for being relatively violent and vicious. Most football fans probably still vividly remember Suh stomping on Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving in 2011. Suh followed that up the next Thanksgiving by kicking Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin area. Perhaps this is why Sporting News has named him the "dirtiest player" in the NFL two years running?

Via Pro Football Talk

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