Ndamukong Suh‘s arrival at OTAs has been reassuring to Lions fans, and to much of the NFL media. Suh recently talked at a press conference where he addressed concerns and questions that have been circulating over the last month. There have been rumors of contract negotiations, trades, and fellow teammates trash-talking the pro-bowl DT. Suh did his best to put those rumors to rest.
Ndamukong was asked, in light of being a captain on the defense and with a new coaching staff, why he did not attend voluntary workouts. He answered as if he was taking one final, annoyed swing at the festering long-dead horse.
“Consistency. I always go back home… I’ve been in a great program, one that’s dialed in exactly to me, one that’s best for my body… I stayed close to that program.”
As far as those new coaches are concerned: “I was probably one of the first guys to meet all the coaches, all the defensive staff.”
Essentially, the big media storm over Suh not attending voluntary camp was precisely what it appeared to be: a ton of hot air, ignorant guesses, and ‘same-old-Lions’ bashing. In a time of year with little-to-no actual ‘news’ in professional football, the best that could be mustered was Suh trade rumors based on nothing. Does Ndamukong still want to be a Lion?
“Yes, without question. I’m here to play, and that’s what I’m gonna do.”
On a side note, at the 1:50 mark of the video linked above, we are treated to Eric Ebron catching a practice pass. It’s not much, but he looked good doing it.