Behind Enemy Lines: Is Ndamukong Suh a Dirty Player?

Jay Cutler had better make sure that his life insurance premiums are paid up before Week 5 when the Chicago Bears head to the Motor City to face Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions.  After his most recent display last weekend, I’m becoming convinced Suh is a dirty player.

Here is Suh’s attempted decapitation of Bengals rookie QB Andy Dalton that drew a $20k fine:

If you think this is a one-time offense, you’re sorely mistaken.   Here is one on Jake Delhomme during the 2010 preseason:

Do you see where we’re going with this?  This is a pattern of behavior, not a one time thing.  Nike thinks it’s pretty funny; they’ve even made a commercial about Ndamukong Suh – Quarterback Hunter:

That’s really funny until the punchline is your franchise quarterback.  You know, like when Matthew Stafford had his shoulder separated in Week 1.   Karma’s a bitch, ain’t it?

Check out a hit on Cutler last season.   I don’t find this one nearly as offensive, but his teammates should have – it arguably cost his Lions the game against the Bears:

Here’s where my dilemma and the central thesis come together.  In my heart, I’ve got the ’85 Bears, noted quarterback killers who ruled the NFL through intimidation.  On the other hand, you’ve got today’s rules and a division rival who wants to inflict severe harm to my quarterback.

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