By: Jeff Riger
You had to search high and low for some good news if you’re a Lions fan on Monday night.
Detroit lost to the Ravens 18-16 in a game where Matt Stafford threw 3 interceptions, Calvin Johnson dropped critical passes and a 61 yard field goal did them in, in the final minute of the game. Did I also mention that with the loss went any real chance of going to the playoffs this season?
Yeah, Monday night at Ford Field was one of the worst and that’s saying a lot considering how much bad football fans have been force-fed over the years.
But, I might have found one bit of good news, one little nugget that might take some of the hurt away from such an awful performance.
Ndamukong Suh is not the dirty player that so many people think he is. That, at least according to Ravens running back Ray Rice.
“He’s not a dirty player” Rice said. “He plays the game the way it’s supposed to be played, if I had him on my team I would never want to take the aggression out of him. He’s a beast!
When I asked for clarification about Suh and his aggression, Rice said “Let him go out and do what he has to do.”
Rice went on to talk about how Suh has changed and how he refuses to judge the defensive tackle on his reputation that he has earned over the years.
Check out the Rice video for his entire thoughts about Suh. Then answer me if a little good news about Suh at least made you feel a little better about what went down on Monday night?