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Lions Notes: Gunther Cunningham, Matthew Stafford Talk About Ndamukong Suh's Hit

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  • NFL Network's Rodney Harrison sat down with Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Wednesday.
  • NFL Network's Brian Baldinger, Kris Jenkins and Willie McGinest debated if Suh is a dirty player and all of them said he's not. In fact, all three of them heaped quite a bit of praise on Suh.
  • Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham blamed the concerns over Suh's play on the NFL: "The problem with the league is they’ve never seen a tackle like this, that’s their problem." He also essentially told the NFL that there's more where this came from once Nick Fairley gets healthy.
    "I’ve got news for them, the next guy when he gets well he’s close to Ndamukong. (Nick) Fairley is a fine, fine athlete, and what’s happening they’re getting 300-pounders in this league that can run like defensive ends, they’re going to make plays that other guys can’t make,’’ Cunningham added.
    Cunningham certainly isn't afraid to speak his mind.
  • Here are Matthew Stafford's thoughts on the Suh hit:
    "I (can see) both sides," said Matthew Stafford. "I don't know if there is any way for Ndamukong to know that he gets rid of the football. He probably still thinks that he is getting the sack right there, until the whistle is blown. I think he's a great player, he's a tough player, a strong player, and he plays until the whistle. That's part of the game today."