Ndamukong Suh continued his rather impressive unimpressive list of run-ins with the authorities in Week One when he hit Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman John Sullivan with a low block from behind. He said he wouldn’t alter his (overly) aggressive play. In Week Two, he proved to be a man of his word.
Watch this play that occurred with just under 9:30 in the third quarter. Suh was initially engaged with Cardinals linemen Paul Fanaika and Eric Winston as Cards running back Rashard Mendenhall runs through the hole.
Fanaika left Suh so Suh was only engaged with Winston. Then, as Pro Football Talk describes it, “Suh toppled Winston with a fast but ferocious right hook/elbow to the head.”
Suh was not penalized on the play and a league official said today (a week later) that the league office most likely won’t review it. Late in the fourth quarter against the Cardinals, Fanaika dove at Suh’s knees in a play that he was trying to make look inadvertent, but didn’t pass the smell test (see below).
But hey, one dirty play (or plays) breeds retaliation.