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Ndamukong Suh: I can't be friends with a quarterback


Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spent some amicable time together this offseason at a youth football camp.

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"I don't think I'll ever be able to have a friend as a quarterback, especially one I see twice a year," Suh said, per USA Today. "But without question, off the field, he's good people, and I definitely enjoyed being around him."

In classic Rodgers fashion, he responded with his intelligently designed dry humor when told of Suh's lack of QB friends.

"I think he needs to expand his mind a little bit, kind of branch out," Rodgers said. "Does that mean that he's not buddies with Matt (Stafford)? Or Shaun (Hill)? Or Kellen (Moore)? I'm being sarcastic."

Suh said he respects Rodgers, but don't expect to see them exchanging phone numbers Sunday. When you slam quarterbacks to the ground for a living, it's difficult to consider them in a friendly light -- at least those not wearing Honolulu Blue.

Suh's play though the quarter mark of the season places him in middle of the discussion for Defensive Player of the Year. He again will be the focal point of Sunday's tussle with the Packers.

The Lions need another All-Pro performance from Suh in order to disrupt Rodgers, or the quarterback could pick apart a shaky, banged-up secondary. The Lions haven't beaten the Packers in Wisconsin since Suh was four years old (1991).

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