Well, this is an interesting story. Former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Matt Brock was on the radio in Portland yesterday, where he discussed the Packers Thanksgiving day game with the Detroit Lions and one particular strategy that worked like gangbusters.
Brock, who’s friends with Packers offensive line coach James Campen, claims Campen told guard Evan Deitrich-Smith to untie Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh‘s shoes whenever he could. The theory is, Suh got so pissed by this, it led him to snap, bounce Dietrich-Smith’s head off the turf, stomp him and get ejected from the game.
Here’s the transcript via MLive.
First of the all, you know the experience of the Green Bay offensive line right now? It’s like next to nothing. They have so many injuries. They’ve got guys with one, two, three, four, and maybe 14 starts under their belts playing right now. The only reason they’re winning is because Aaron Rodgers is a stud.
So my friend, James – man, I probably shouldn’t say his name, he told me not to tell this, and I was like, “Whatever,” – he’s the offensive line coach. The center, or one of his guards, he’s had like one or two starts in his career and he’s got to play against Suh. So he’s pretty puckered, right? So, he talking to James, the offensive line coach, going, “What do I do? What do I do?”
James is just in his mind going, “This guy is going to get killed. I got to take his mind off it, give him something else to do.” So he says, “Ok, every time you’re in a pile, I want you to focus on something. I want you to untie his shoes.”
He goes, “What?”
“Anytime you can, just reach in, he’s got floppy shoe laces, he doesn’t spat or anything, just untie his shoes. It will irritate him.
He untied his shoes three times in the game. That’s why he stomped him. That’s why he banged his head on the ground and he stomped him. When (Suh) went to the sideline it looked like he was telling the coach, “I didn’t do anything” and he put his foot up like, “I didn’t stomp him. I didn’t do anything.” He was actually going, “The damn guy keeps untying my shoes.”
That is too funny.
That is fricking hilarious!
I heard McCoy did the same thing to Harrison.
haha thats hilarious
Ndamukong Suh is going to show up with velcro shoes from here on out.
What a dirty cheater: Campen and Evan Deitrich-Smith that is. Too bad the Packers have to resort to such chit-dickery.
Oh. I can tell the butthurt is very strong in you.
Enjoy watching the Packers in the playoffs.
The only thing dirty is that shithole so-called state south of Wisconsin.
ooooo BITTER BEARS FAN! Check Hurd’s locker & see if he’s got any weed left & CHILL OUT.
Hilarious and a lot craftier than what a lot of guys do at the bottom of a pile.
I’m a bit skeptical — how is this the first we’re hearing of this? Wouldn’t Suh have said something about this after the game? Wouldn’t there be video of him re-tying his shoes an unusual number of times during the game? We need a Zapruder film here.
This is the most ridiculous thing ever. I know Suh has a hot head but I can’t actually believe this. But hey, you bought into the hype right? you listened to his broadcast, even after it aired, he wins.
No one untied Ndushekin’s cleats. If they really wanted to get him they should have shoved a vile full of army ants up his ass when the refs weren’t looking. That would teach that bitch.
Now untying his shoes is one thing, but I REALLY would have been impressed if he could untie them then retie the shoes together. I haven’t seen that trick since the 5th grade or maybe the last time I watched the 3 stooges.