Found December 09, 2011 on Shutdown Corner:
With Ndamukong Suh stomping on people, Brandon Pettigrew shoving officials and various others picking up personal foul penalties, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham and head coach Jim Schwartz come under a bit of scrutiny for how they coach the young men in Honolulu blue. It's a simplistic explanation for what's probably a more complicated problem, and the people making it aren't at Lions practices, watching what goes on every day. The criticism is nice for conversation fodder and filling time on NFL Live, but in the end, it doesn't mean much. But still, when it comes from ex-players and coaches, it makes Gunther grumpy. "Here's the issues for me," Cunningham said. "There's some ex coaches on television, in the media, making statements. Why don't they come and talk to me about it? Tell them to face me and come and talk to me about it. Don't tell me how to coach. They were in high school, and maybe not even born, when...

Sweet Suh is Angry, Stomping and Crashing Up a Storm

DATELINE: HUMOR! Ndamukong Suh may be suspended for two weeks from the NFL, but he is now ready for the off-the-field melt down that often comes to players out of control. The stomping fool now is free to go home for a few weeks of relaxation and avoid those anger management classes. So, he promptly went out on the town, crashing his Chevy muscle car with a nimrod of victims...

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew fined for contact with an official

The NFL today fined Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew $25,000 for "violating league rules prohibiting abusive conduct toward game officials" in Sunday's game at New Orleans.

Decimated Lions defense prepares for Vikings

Not having suspended Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh available Sunday is starting to look like the least of the Lions' concerns. Counting Suh, the team could be without as many as six key defensive contributors against the Vikings.

Pettigrew fined 25K for abusing official

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has been fined 25,000 by the NFL for abusive conduct toward an official in Sunday's game at New Orleans. The league also says receiver Nate Burleson was fined 7,500 for grabbing a Saints player by the face mask, and returner Stefan Logan was fined 7,500 for flipping the football to an opponent. Pettigrew has apologized...

NFL commissioner Goodell tells Lions fans he's impressed with Suh

Detroit-- The reputation of Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh took a hit after he was given a two-game suspension, but it doesn't appear to sway NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's opinion of Suh as a person.

Pettigrew heads list of fined -- $25K for shove

The NFL fined Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew $25,000 for shoving a game official, and receiver Nate Burleson and returner Stefan Logan each were fined $7,500 for personal fouls in Sunday's game, the league announced Friday.

Lions' Cunningham fires back at Jared Allen's comments

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Ndamukong Suh will get a warm reception from defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham when he returns to the Lions Monday after serving a two-game suspension. But Cunningham is being considerably cooler toward Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen because of the disparaging comments Allen made earlier in the week about the city of Detroit. The Lions play...

Rambunctious Lions Try to Rein In Tempers

The Detroit Lions are developing a reputation as the N.F.L.’s dirtiest team after a raft of reputation-tarnishing incidents, including the suspension of Ndamukong Suh.

Three Detroit Lions players fined a combined $40,000 by NFL

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew was fined $25,000, while receivers Nate Burleson and receiver Stefan Logan were fined $7,500 each for the actions against the New Orleans Saints earlier this week.

NFLs Hardest Hitters

Football is a tough sport, there is no getting around it. Many times it sucks to get hit, and then there are times where it really sucks to get hit. There are very rarely tackles that feel good in the NFL(that would probably be weird if they did), but there are certainly some players who dish out more punishment than others. With that in mind, here is a look at some of the hardest...

Lion claim early lead over Vikings

The Vikings have a banged-up secondary.  The Lions have a banged-up backfield. And so the Lions are throwing.  And they’re winning. It’s 21-7 through one quarter. Matthew Stafford has completed nine of 11 passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns.  Tight end Brandon Pettigrew and receiver Titus Young, two of the players who picked up…

Halftime breakdown as Lions lead 31-14

Impressive start for the Lions, especially Matthew Stafford. He's the story of the first half, so is the defense. Stafford is 9-of-14 for 131 yards and two touchdown passes. He's got 29 for the year. Stafford connected with Titus Young for a 57-yard score and Brandon Pettigrew for a
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