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Ndamukong Suh not coddled, Detroit Lions DC says

Gunther Cunningham is ticked off. Unnamed sources have had that effect around the NFL lately.

The Detroit Lions defensive coordinator had a few words for the NFC scout that told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Ndamukong Suh was being coddled by the coaching staff.

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"I'd like that guy to come here and tell me that," Cunningham said, according to The Detroit News. "Or take a poll of the guys I coached in the past and see how hard they had to work."

Cunningham wasn't even asked about the quote, but it was on his mind. He took the statement as a personal insult to his coaching style.

"It's obnoxious," Cunningham said. "Anybody that knows me, I mean, that's bad to say I am going to let a player get away with anything. I don't do that. If there is one thing that I get upset about is somebody challenging me on that. I've been doing this a long time. I've made guys play that don't want to play.

"You can take a poll around the league, there are a lot of guys that want to choke me but they made a lot of money and had a lot of success. I am not ever to back off a player ever, ever!"

Cunningham still wasn't done.

"You can cross the line and say some things, but you don't say that about anybody I deal with," Cunningham said. "That's the rule, as far as I am concerned.

"And I am not being anonymous. If you could find out who it was I'd go visit with him."

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