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Stafford: Suh very intelligent, but emotions take over on field

Ndamukong Suh was out of sight, but never really out of mind during a two-game NFL suspension for stomping on an opponent that ended Monday.

Suh was back at the Lions' facility on Monday and met with coach Jim Schwartz, who recently enacted a zero-tolerance policy on flags after the whistle. Schwartz wouldn't reveal the nature of their talk but said he would be very surprised if the defensive tackle showed up again on the trouble radar.

"I think he's a very intelligent human being," Stafford told "The Dan Patrick Show" when asked about what is misunderstood about Suh. "People always talk about how great he sounds on TV and radio. And he is, he's a very smart person.

"He understands what to do, what to say, what not to say, and then he gets on the football field and sometimes I think his emotions get the best of him, especially on Thanksgiving. I think he's learned his lesson. He's ready to go."

The reputation of Suh, 24, is in the spotlight. He has already proven to be one of the best defensive players in the NFL midway through his second season, as well as one unafraid to speak his mind about his intentions on the field. But he hasn't spoken publicly since he was suspended, so it remains to be seen if anything will change for Suh, on or off the field.

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