Lions Notes: Ndamukong Suh Can Do It All

  • According to Brad Biggs, the Lions worked out tight ends Cornelius Ingram (former Eagles draft pick and Florida Gator) and Madaris Grant and linebackers John Kerr and Marcus Waugh on Tuesday.
  • On the field goal where the Redskins jumped offside before the snap, holder Nick Harris drew the penalty by yelling and making it seem like he was ready for the snap. The move worked, as the 'Skins jumped, giving Detroit a first down and keeping the drive alive. The Lions went on to score a touchdown two plays later.
  • Had Alphonso Smith scored a touchdown on an interception on Sunday, he was going to do Thriller for his celebration. He actually had a great shot at a pick that would have been an easy TD, but he dropped it. He did get a clutch interception later in the game; it just wasn't for a touchdown.
  • As Michael David Smith writes at AOL FanHouse, Ndamukong Suh has established himself as a candidate for Defensive Player of the Year, not just Defensive Rookie of the Year.
  • According to Dave Birkett, the Lions' rookie record for sacks is 7.5, set by Tracy Scroggins. Suh already has 6.5 sacks this season and there are nine games left.
  • When it comes to free throws, Suh > Ben Wallace. Suh shot free throws for charity at a Pistons game last week (video here), and he made six of his 11 shots. So far this season for the Pistons, Wallace has made two of his 11 free throw attempts. What can't Suh do? (By the way, Suh and some of his teammates were at Tuesday night's Pistons game. Detroit lost by 23 points, and at this point I think the Lions players might put in a better effort if they suited up.)
  • Suh apologized for celebrating too early and nearly having a Leon Lett moment on his fumble return for a touchdown. Next time he will score and then celebrate.
  • Peter King named Suh, Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch as his defensive players of the week.
  • Corey Williams was the only starter on the Lions' D-line without a sack against Washington, but that was mainly because he was being double-teamed quite a bit.
  • C.C. Brown had a brace on his right knee on Monday, but he hasn't been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jets just yet. It seems unlikely he will play, though.
  • Maurice Morris was given a game ball on Sunday for his performance on special teams, a role he had to step into because of injuries to other players.
  • DeAndre Levy appears to be relatively healthy coming out of the Redskins game, which is great news.
  • Darrelle Revis said that Calvin Johnson is fast and runs like Forrest Gump did in the movie. Interesting comparison, I guess.
  • Mike Shanahan's excuse for Donovan McNabb being replaced with Rex Grossman was that McNabb didn't have the "cardiovascular endurance" to run the two-minute offense. All I can say is get your popcorn ready, because this story isn't going away anytime soon. The Lions not only beat Washington on Sunday, but they helped create a shitstorm of drama between McNabb and Shanahan.
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