Lions coach Jim Schwartz on Suh suspension

Posted by ttwentyman on November 29, 2011 – 1:03 pm

In an interview on 97.1 “The Ticket” Tuesday morning, Lions coach Jim Schwartz said the team will have to deal with and get past the two-game suspension handed down by NFL on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

“Everybody is responsible for their actions and accountable for it,” Schwartz said. “The league has decided to suspend him two games and that’s something we have to deal with and we have to live with. We have to find a way to get past it.

“It’s there, it’s happened, we need to be accountable for it. We need to move on and we need to get ready for the Saints”

Schwartz said the decision to appeal the suspension is up to Suh and his support staff and has nothing to do with the him or the club.

“That’s not our decision as a club,” Schwartz said. “That’s something within the CBA and the NFLPA and things like that. That’s up (to) Ndamukong and his agent and DeMaurice Smith (NFLPA president) and those people.”

Schwartz also said the team will be fine with Sammie Hill, Nick Fairley and Andre Fluellen filling in for Suh.


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14 Responses to “Lions coach Jim Schwartz on Suh suspension”

  1. By ShawnCicero on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    Suh isnt the whole team, I consider Nick Fairley to be just as good anyhow. Im alittle upset the Lions let it get to this point thus far, they could have prevented this when they seen it starting. All this hype takes away from the real team and the players making plays every week. This team is finally getting great. This behavior isnt the way to portrait it.

  2. By Eddie Hiller on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    I like coach Schwartz but I think he needs to get this undercontrol before something stupid happens. We do not need antoher situation like this to happen again.

  3. By rebobmi on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    I hope the Suh learns from his mistakes and won’t let opposing players forced him to make bad calls. I’m sure that the rest of the Team will STEP-UP and continue to play playoff football!

  4. By JeremyB666 on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    The Bears and the Lions are both 7-4. The Lions have a chance to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999. The Lions should use the whole Suh situation to fire them up, to motivate themselves into making the playoffs. Next game is against the Saints and the Saints just clobbered the Giants on Monday Night Football. Time to step it up Lions!

  5. By etuason78 on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with the suspension, and im a huge lions fan. i think that in the long run, this is for the better, i hope suh siotting on the sidelines realizes how valuable he is on the field and that he just goes back to playing like he did his rookie yr, tough and dominant, not tough and questionably dirty. go lions!

  6. By Steve B on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    It’s not the first time a player did something like Suh did, and it won’t be the last. Don’t lose that nastiness Suh, just control it a bit better. There are plendy of chances to get back at your adversary.

  7. By T.N.E on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    Great Line Up. We just have to bring it, and allow the Offense to click and score points. Kevin Jones runs like he has a new focus, and I like it. Keep feeding The Offense the ball Defense.

  8. By Jerry G on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    Suh plays with a burning focus that reminds me of prominent past defensive tackles. He will learn to channel his aggression positively as he and the other Lion cubs mature, and they are.

  9. By Sean B. on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    SUH, my man. i understand that they know you are a little excitable. Going forward you will have to be extra careful because those who are truly nasty and dirty players are going to try to goad you into another penility. I saw the whole play, watched it over and over. I’m on your side detrich-smith tried to hurt you and then held your face to the truf so you couldnt get up. and when you did you got grabbed from behind and your foot got cought and in the heat of it you thought your foot was being grabbed. I think the league needs to pay attention to the dirty play of the green bay offensive line. I have watched most of there games rooting for them to loose and have seen it all the time.

  10. By smdb on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    whoever is in charge of holding the recorder during schwartz’s pressers sucks. just put the damn thing up on the podium and LEAVE IT ALONE you moron.

  11. By Steve B on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t count on Kevin Smith, remember, he gets hurt constantly. He’s always been good for us when he was in.

  12. By Mark on Nov 30, 2011 | Reply

    I understand why everyone is upset but why dont we look at it from a realistic point of view. The league is trying to change the game. Why dont we just have happy talented offensive players see how many touchdowns they can score per game. Mr Goddell and his staff need to start wearing dresses. Football is a violent emotional sport. Do you really believe therer are not hall of fame players who played alot worse or violent then SUH??? if so you are not dealing with reality. The league does not like Detroit and they sure dont want them to upset their vision of what sucessful teams are.

  13. By redwingliger on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    As far as I’m concerned the NFL front offices are GUILTY OF DISCRIMINATING AGAINST Mr. Suh and the Detroit Lions!!! I don’t know of ANY other NFL players whom have been suspended ANY games for a similar infraction that DIDN’T cause any form of injury to the other player in the history of the NFL. Granted what Suh did was wrong and called for a fine, but to cost him (and the Lions) his services for 12..5% of a season (2 of 16 games) is insane. For years now the Lions have been the victims of the worst officiating ON BOTH offensive and defensive plays, and when you think about it, blown calls going against the Lions is the most consistent thing happening in the NFL. Suh was fined $20,000.00 last year for his personal foul on Jay Cutler, which Ed Hochuli incorrectly called an elbow to the back of the head. Now how many players in the NFL get fined for penalties that the replay PROVES (and Mike Pereira at the time verified) was an incorrect call? Not only did it cost Suh the cash, but it is still being considered when the NFL looks at his history and / or unfairly labels him a dirty player. Also that crummy call probably cost the Lions the victory in that game because it negated a turnover, and aided the Bears in scoring the winning TD.

  14. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Suh will be GREAT this year!!!

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