ALLEN PARK — Is it wise for Ndamukong Suh to refer to NFL offensive linemen as gnats? We will find out.
The Detroit Lions defensive tackle was asked about the play at Arizona in which a Cardinals’ offensive lineman tried to cut him in an open-field situation.
It seemed like a legitimate question since Suh was fined $100,000 for a low block on Vikings center John Sullivan in Week One.
“It happens all the time. It’s not going to stop,’’ Suh said. “I look forward to it, look forward to keep making plays down the field. That’s my job.
“To me, it’s just gnats that are in the air that keep going after you, and you swat at them and sometimes you hit them, sometimes you don’t, sometimes they just run away, sometimes they come back again. Ultimately, I’m that bee going to find that honey hole. That’s what I go and do.”
Suh didn’t seem upset that a penalty wasn’t called. He said to him it wasn’t an issue and it’s part of the game.
Coach Jim Schwartz said it was a legal play.
“For an offensive lineman to do it it’s legal,’’ Schwartz said. “As long as he isn’t doing it from behind. If he’s from the front then it’s legal. Is it less of an injury risk?
No. It’s a legal play as opposed to a play that’s penalized. It just is what it is.”