Lions Notes: Bill Belichick Discusses Ndamukong Suh, His Time In Detroit

  • As if the records weren't proof enough of how much parity there is in the NFL this season, just look at this graphic that illustrates the high level of parity in the league.
  • Ndamukong Suh actually apologized to Marion Barber for tackling him by his hair. It's not against the rules, and Barber didn't seem to have too much of an issue with it, saying that "it's the name of the game." Even so, Suh wanted to make sure Barber didn't think he was a dirty player for grabbing at his hair.
  • Suh was recently voted the top defensive player in Big 12 history.
  • Bill Belichick said Suh is the real deal when asked about the Lions rookie earlier this week.
  • Jim Schwartz said earlier this week that he probably owes his entire NFL career to Belichick, who gave Schwartz a job back when he was Cleveland's head coach.
  • Belichick actually was an assistant for the Lions from 1976-77 and talked about his two years in Detroit with the media this week.
  • Stephen Peterman is on pace for 19 penalties this season. The single-season league record is 21 penalties, which Chester Pitts pulled off back in 2003. (FYI, the data only goes back to 1991.)
  • As a team, the Lions are on pace for 157 penalties. The current single-season team record for flags is 158 by Kansas City back in 1998.
  • Roy Williams is now saying that his words were spun to create an issue with Dominic Raiola last week. Personally I think Williams should just accept responsibility for what comes out of his mouth.
  • I answered five questions about the Lions for NESN.com's "Across Enemy Lines" article.
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