The Detroit Lions got their voluntary minicamp started today and while Ndamukong Suh continued to choose not to participate, his teammates continued to express a lack of concern.
#Lions Stephen Tulloch on Ndamukong Suh's absence: 'We’re not distracted by Suh, I think the media makes it bigger than it is.'
— Paula Pasche (@paulapasche) April 22, 2014
Tulloch, the other defensive captain with Suh last season, also hit on the dynamic of Suh’s captaincy, again noting a lack of concern despite what many fans and media members might think. Tulloch, via DetroitLions.com:
“Since I’ve been here he’s always been a professional in terms of taking care of himself and being ready,” linebacker Stephen Tulloch said. “It’s voluntary workouts. I understand he’s a captain but Suh is the last person I’m worried about not being prepared.”
Is Tulloch, and the likes of Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush before him, just covering for a teammate and not letting their true feelings show? That’s possible and the players will have a chance to voice their opinion in a big way when they vote on captains for the 2014 season. Suh has always been in top shape while infrequently participating in non-mandatory team workouts so what he is doing really isn’t anything out of the ordinary. Even with his sparse participation in the past, Suh’s teammates still voted him a captain last season.