The Only Difference Between The Detroit Lions And My Trash, Is The Bag
The Chicago Bears thoroughly exposed the Detroit Lions today in a route. This beating was an example of what the NFL is all about, respect. The Bears are sort of a throwback team, they play the game right. They may not always be a good team, but they play the game properly and earn respect. They are quiet in the press; play hard and they play clean.
The Detroit Lions are the exact opposite of the Bears, apparently. They are young, loud and dirty.
During this game, the Lions showed their true colors, multiple times. Ndamukong Suh is clearly the center point of the Lions bad boy image; he is the manager of the trailer park. In the first half alone, we caught the manager sneaking late hits and pushing the Bears QB jay Cutler 4 times, ripping Cutlers helmet off and hitting him out of bounds. No doubt he is VERY talented, but I don’t want my son playing like him, ever.
Make no mistake though; there is a full staff of trailer employees in Detroit. The assistant managers, Nick Fairley and Cliff Avril also had their share of moments. They both clearly tried to injure at least one player on the field. We get it, Cutler is one of the most “punchy” looking players in the NFL, but enough is enough there is no need to try and injure anyone.
The sad part of this story is the fact that none of them will be reprimanded or fined in the end. I think Lance Briggs might speak out loud about this issue when he is given a fine for a clean hit on superstar Calvin Johnson. The referees gave Briggs a 15 yard personal foul for unnecessary roughness, but if you look at the replay, it was Johnson, not Briggs that lowered his head at the point of contact. Once again the NFL has gone ‘powder puff” by penalizing good old fashion contact.
In what appears to be a last minute intern hiring at the park, Lions quarterback Matt Stafford got dirty when he was being blocked by D.J. Moore after another Stafford interception. Moore was ejected and will likely be fined for retaliating after Stafford tried to pull his helmet off during the play. Though he should have NEVER gone after Stafford, he was simply making a clean block on a punk that can’t play the game when it is not going his way.
I hope to see this type of play eliminated over the course of the year, it would be nice to see players like Suh become role models and not thugs.