The problem with Suh is not the way he plays, it's a matter of self-control. What he did was stupid. He couldn't help but get caught. It wasn't something he did to punish, or make a point, or to intimidate. It was a loss of temper, plain and simple.
I will say this; Suh is held all the time, and it is rarely called. He has been called for penalties that he never commiited. The refs clearly have an agenda for him, and I think that it comes from the front office of the NFL. I think that it is an attempt to change the game of football, and that it has been going on since before Suh came on the scene.
However, if that's true, Suh knows this. He is a smart man. He has to play in a smart way. What he did on the field was so much the opposite of smart the to simply call it stupid is inadequete.
I think that there are political forces in the US today that would do away with football altogether, if they thought they could get away with it. Failing that, they want to "gentrify" the game, turn it into a pale likeness of itself, something that suits their delicate sensibilities more.
If the present trends continue, someday we will read an article in Sports Illustrated that starts something like this;
"In an unprecidented move, the NFL today announced that they have banned Ndomikong Suh from football forever, for giving the opposing quarterback a dirty look".
There, I said it.
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