Unlike the vast majority of professional athletes, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh maintains a personal Facebook page that he has opened to the public. It isn’t your typical “Fan Page” that is run by the player’s public relations representative. It’s actually run by Suh himself. Granted, he doesn’t post too often and keeps his distance from the internet weirdos.
The most public example of Suh’s use of his Facebook page was when he chose it as the medium to apologize for the 2011 Thanksgiving Day stomp on the Packers’ Evan Dietrich-Smith.
Suh used his page to make a rather bold proclamation Tuesday. He guaranteed that the Lions will make the playoffs and he will finish the 2013 in the Pro Bowl. As expected, the guarantee drew some ire of some, well, skeptics.
Seeing as the Lions finished 4-12 and will pick fifth overall in April’s draft, he’s stepping out on a rather large limb. It’s widely speculated that the jobs of head coach Jim Schwartz and general manager Martin Mayhew will be on the line next season and that it’s playoffs or bust.