"It's funny how things go. I think, early on, he had a couple of borderline sort of plays and, looking back on it, probably not enough people talked to him in those situations. And then when this thing happened, probably too many people talked to him," Mayhew said Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free-Press. "He had everybody -- the guy driving the bus to the games had an opinion on what Ndamukong needed to do. I got letters from every sports psychologist and counselor in the Detroit metro area."
Suh had no personal fouls in the three games after his suspension; he had six penalties, a disqualification and three more personal fouls in the Lions' first 11 games.
"Ndamukong's a very, very intelligent person, intelligent football player," Mayhew said. "... And he's going to come through this thing. He's actually come through it, as far as I've seen. He came back with a great attitude, played great down the stretch, and we're going to put this behind him."
"We really became one-dimensional down the stretch," Mayhew said. "It was a good dimension. ... But just having a run game and having solid players you can go to who can run the ball -- Kevin Smith came in and performed well for us, but Jahvid Best, we feel, is a very special player. Mikel Leshoure, we think, showed he was a special player during training camp.
"Those guys would have upgraded our offense tremendously."