Bothered by Monday's report from Pro Football Weekly about his team being overrated, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh fired back at the anonymous general manager to Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press on Wednesday.
The 25-year old Suh, labeled as a player with more hype than production at this point in the report, fully questioned the motives of the NFL general manager to rip another team without attaching his name. To Suh, a criticism like this may have actually been understandable had it come from an actual source. "True men do that," Suh said about the secretive GM's tactics. "But I don’t know who he is, so I can’t tell you if he’s one."
Though he will likely continue to be an easy target for critics due to his often unpredictable nature on the field, Suh's comments echo the statements made by teammate Dominic Raiola earlier in the day. As Suh made completely sure to bite his tongue with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell likely waiting in the shadows, the veteran Raiola directly referred to the unnamed man as a coward who lacks the courage to reveal himself. Suh and the Lions might be in a rut at 1-3 overall, but bulletin board material like this could be the kickstart Jim Schwartz's team needs right now.