Most of us who follow the NFL saw where the foot of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh landed on Thanksgiving. If you missed it, it hit Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the most sensitive place it could on a man’s body.
For some strange reason, Schaub took offense to being kicked in his privates and let it be known. Finally talking in his regular voice again, Schaub told KILT-AM in Houston “You don’t want a player like that. The stuff that he stands for and the type of player he is, that’s not Houston Texan-worthy. That’s not what we’re about as a football team, as individuals, collectively as a group, we’re not that type of person.”
Well, it’s a good thing Suh doesn’t play for the Texans now isn’t it? Memo to Schaub, no one outside of Houston cares about being ‘Texan-worthy.’
I can certainly understand what Schaub is saying, particularly when it comes to Suh and his reputation as a player, but I am having a difficult time in figuring out what “Texan-worthy” means? Is he implying Houston Texans players don’t kick other players in the junk? Because if that’s what he’s saying, I wouldn’t say it’s not “Texan-worthy,” I’d much rather him say that’s not ”football worthy.” Perhaps a better way to put it is that it’s not “gentleman-worthy.”
The way Schaub puts expresses his thoughts makes it seem like the Texans are the only team that has any sportsmanship. We all know that’s not what Schaub meant, but I could understand how someone might take it that way.
The bigger issue is with Suh. None of us know if the ‘kick felt ’round the world’ was intentional or not, but it doesn’t look good for a player who did something very similar last year. His track record isn’t going to help his case and Suh, a good player who plays with a lot of emotion and very little common sense, needs to clean up his act.
In regards to the quote though, do any of us think Suh cares what Schaub says about him? Me neither, but he may care what the league says after reviewing the tape.
Just another day in the life of Ndamukong Suh: football player, freak athlete and serial kicker.
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