July 28, 2012; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch (55) stretches during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Tulloch Says Detroit Lions Not Distracted by Suh


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.

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.

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  • Matthew VerHage

    I don’t like it. Not one bit.

    This isn’t about being in shape. It’s about developing team chemistry, meeting a new coaching staff, and learning a new system and new schemes.

    • http://sidelionreport.com/ Zac Snyder

      I think some of that is valid but you know who else isn’t at minicamp? The Lions’ entire 2014 draft class. I’m not concerned about Suh falling behind at all.