Here is a game I love to play after all the emotions of a volative situation have subsided.
Let’s trade Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh as soon as possible. He is a bad guy. He is a bad player and we want nothing to do with him. Right?
Of course people will think I am crazy. But prior to the Lions 28-27 victory over the Oakland Raiders that is what I heard from a lot of Lion fans. They were upset that Suh missed two games due to suspension. They were upset that he showed no remorse and they lacked faith that he could stay in games.
So the solution was to trade him. I told these folks they were crazy. They are probably the same folks that wanted to trade Miguel Cabrera after his off season drinking incident then cheered him through the Tiger playoffs. Suh made a mistake. He is a young guy learning the game and is still learning about public relations.
That does not mean you give up on him.
So what should Lion fans do now? You cheer him. You both have the same goals. You want the Lions in the playoffs, so does Suh. You want to see the Lions win a Super Bowl. So does Suh. You want him to play aggressively between the whistles and so does Suh.
So where is the conflict? You have the same goals.
Sports is a very emotional profession. It is emotinal for players, fans and even the media. Sometimes those world collide. We say and do things we regret. Did some of you really want to trade Suh? Or were you caught up in the anger of the moment?
So let’s trade Ndamukong Suh. Whose with me?
After that block of the field goal which preserved the victory over the Raiders I don’t think many people remain on that bandwagon today.