Ndamukong Suh has proven to us time and time again that he's got a bit of a mean streak when he steps onto the football field. So we weren't all that surprised when his anger got the best of him and he stomped on a Packers offensive lineman during the Thanksgiving Day game between Green Bay and Detroit. However, we were a little surprised to hear that the stomping may have been the result of a prank pulled by Evan Dietrich-Smith, the offensive lineman in question. Former Packers lineman Matt Brock, who also happens to be close with Packers offensive line coach James Campen, made an appearance on an Oregon radio station earlier this week and revealed his theory on why Suh stomped Dietrich-Smith.
"The center, or one of his guards, he's had like one or two starts in his career," Brock said, "and he's got to play against Suh. So he's pretty puckered, right? So, he's talking to James, the offensive line coach, going, 'What do I do? What do I do?' James is just in his mind going, 'This guy is going to get killed. I got to take his mind off it, give him something else to do.' So he says, 'OK, every time you're in a pile, I want you to focus on something. I want you to untie his shoes.'...'Anytime you can, just reach in, he's got floppy shoelaces, he doesn't spat or anything, just untie his shoes. It will irritate him.' He untied his shoes three times in the game. That's why he stomped him. That's why he banged his head on the ground and he stomped him. When [Suh] went to the sideline, it looked like he was telling the coach, 'I didn't do anything' and he put his foot up like, 'I didn't stomp him. I didn't do anything.' He was actually going, 'The damn guy keeps untying my shoes.'"
As of now, there's no video evidence to prove Brock's theory. But, if that was the reason why Suh stomped Dietrich-Smith, would that change your opinion of Suh right now? We think it probably would.
[via Los Angeles Times]
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