Lions fans love multidimensional Suh
DETROIT -- Already the Lions fans love Ndamukong Suh.
When the rookie defensive tackle is involved in a play, the fans at Ford Field are yelling his name. Well, his last name.
They appreciate good defense when they see it. On Sunday it was in the 35-32 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
In his second NFL game, Suh led the Lions with eight tackles, six of them solo. He also registered a sack which accounted for a seven-yard loss in the loss to Philadelphia.
Suh became the first Lions rookie to record sacks in the first two games of the season since sacks became an official statistic in 1983.
Suh had another first when he went in as a fullback on offense in two short yardage situations back to back in the third quarter. The Lions had third-and-one and fourth-and-one with Suh in and rookie Jahvid Best running the ball. They didn’t convert either one.
“The defense just got us on that one, they blocked up the middle, there was no room there. Win one for the defense,’’ Best said. “We’ve been practicing that for a while so we had that in our arsenal. We dialed it up and we just have to execute a little better.’’