ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- One of the stars of the Detroit Lions' famed "Silver Rush" defensive line of the late 1970s and early 1980s thinks the current group could end up being better.
Al "Bubba" Baker, 56, stood on the sideline Tuesday, watching the fifth day of training camp and relishing what he saw.
"It wasnt that long ago that I was that guy and some fat, old man who used to play for the Lions was there, and I'm thinking, 'What does he know? I'm young. I'm a stud,' Baker said. "I'm 56 years old, and here now, this is a treat for me."
Especially seeing Ndamukong Suh, whom Baker really, really likes.
"I have to admit, I have a man crush on Ndamukong Suh," Baker said. "I've already told my wife. If I had a body like that, I'd still be playing.
"There's no one single human being that can block Suh. He doesn't exist. King Kong is retired."
When he was playing, sacks weren't even an official statistic kept by the league. But the Lions' web site says Baker had 23 sacks as a rookie,...