The unfortunate man on the other end of Ndamukong Suh's infamous stomp last season, Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith told ESPN Milwaukee on Monday that he doesn't bother to think about the play any longer.
"I don’t even think about it anymore," Dietrich-Smith said. "I think writers and stuff try to make more about it than it was, but it’s not really on my mind."
The 26-year-old Dietrich-Smith was shifted into a starting role last season due to injuries across Green Bay's offensive line, and may once again get the call at left guard in Week 11 after the news that lineman Bryan Bulaga will miss the rest of the season with a hip injury.
Bulaga's ill-timed injury forces Green Bay's usual left guard T.J. Lang to Bulaga's vacant right tackle spot, which affords Dietrich-Smith yet another opportunity to face off against Suh this Sunday. The versatile offensive lineman from Idaho State did allow a sack of Aaron Rodgers to the unpredictable defensive tackle in Week 17 last season, but it's hard to imagine he won't be quite eager to get the better of Suh this time around.