Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has needed to respond to anonymous sources criticizing him all season long. His latest response came Wednesday after a Yahoo! Sports story quoted an unnamed teammate saying Suh doesn't know what it takes to win.
Suh doesn't necessarily believe that player exists.
"I don't care," Suh said, according to the Detroit Free Press. "You know where my locker is if you got something to say to me. But I really, honestly, in my heart of hearts, I really don't think it's true. And it's unfortunate that things are written like that.
"I mean, if it is true, it is true. If it's not, it's not."
The anonymous player also attacked Suh's behavior.
"When stars act like that, everybody else thinks it's OK to act like that," the player said. "It's like with kids. You let one get a little out of control, the other one does the same thing pretty quick. It's human nature."
Suh responded to that, too.
"I won a personal championship in winning shot put, so, in essence, I knew how to win individually," Suh said. "As a team, I've gone far with my football teams. We went deep into the playoffs in high school; we went to big bowl games in college and played in some huge games. One of my last games in college was a pretty big game. I went to the Big 12 championship. So I've been there, I've done a lot of things and have been fortunate for that.
"I feel like being able to go back on those examples and being through those particular things that I've had an inkling of how to win. It's been a little bit different in the league, but I mean, we had a pretty good year last year. Not saying it was the best year, 'cause we still lost six games, but you have some sense of knowing how to get things done. But we're on the same team."
We're at the point where Suh can't win. Most have made up their minds about who he is, and they're not changing it. Suh actually is playing as well as he has all year.
Suh is the NFL's biggest villain -- plain and simple. Say hello to the bad guy.
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