Ndamukong Suh’s Reasoning For Putting Ryan Mallett In A Chokehold Is Laughable
The Miami Dolphins got flogged by the Baltimore Ravens last night on national television, 40-0. The Dolphins projected their frustrations in the form of three unnecessary roughness penalties enforced, two of which contributed to Ravens touchdowns, and none more egregious that Kiko Alonso’s cheap shot on Joe Flacco.
Ndamukong Suh did his best to upstage his teammate and reverted back to his days with the Detroit Lions when he was suspended twice and fined eight times for a total of $255,375 by the NFL. Midway through the fourth quarter, Suh jumped offsides and shoved Ravens backup Ryan Mallett before grabbing him by the throat.
Suh, who has 55 pounds on Mallett, defending himself by saying he was simply protecting himself.
“Simple as this,” Suh began. “He came at me and tried to attack me, and I’m protecting myself.”
Asked whether he regretted his actions, Suh replied, “I’m never going to regret protecting myself.”
Suh’s borderline malicious tenacity is the main reason he became the highest paid defensive player in NFL history in 2015, signing a six-year contract with the Miami Dolphins worth in excess of $114 million. He doesn’t plan on changing.
“I think guys just want to go out there and play and compete at the end of the day,” he said. “For me I’m going to continue playing and going as hard as I can, trying to make plays whatever the score is. I’m going to be out there and be physical, go out there and try to make plays, TFLs (tackles for losses), whatever it is.
“I’m not going to lay down. I’ve never been that guy, never will be that guy.”
We should really give Suh the benefit of the doubt. He’s earned it.