Friday, September 03, 2010

Badonkadonk Suh Fined $7,500 For Preseason Hit on Delhomme

Hey, I'm not going to try and say that it is possible he deserved a fine, I still loved the play. Who care about Jake Delhomme? I know I don't. Neither should you because he doesn't play for the Lions.

Detroit Lions rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been fined $7,500 for this roughing of Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme in last week's preseason game.

Suh actually committed three personal fouls on one play – facemask, illegal blow to the head and driving the quarterback to the ground. Browns backup quarterback Seneca Wallace said afterward that Suh should be suspended for his actions. Be careful Seneca, or he'll tie you to his thule roof rack and display you like a prized buck.

For his part, Suh was hardly remorseful, explaining that he thought Delhomme still had the ball and was trying to cause a fumble: "It's not my job to really worry about whether I hit a guy too hard or not."

I agree. You win this round Suh.

Is Stafford Ready to Be the Franchise?

I don't know about you, but watching this preseason I have been incredibly impressed with how much better Stafford has looked. He seems to be much more accurate, makes quicker decisions, and makes smart decisions.

People will balk and say "grumble grumble it is only preseason", but you can't deny that his progress looks impressive. Week 3 of the preseason was the big game where most starters get a little over a half of PT. Stafford looked fantastic with a QB rating of 120. That's about equivalent to the QB rating opposing offenses had against our D last year, and probably similar this season. I'm sure our DBs will need a roadside assistance club after getting their wheels blown off every week.

Let's just say I'm a bit excited to watch what Stafford does this year and the addition of Best isn't too shabby either.