League spokesman Gregg Aiello said in an e-mail the play was being reviewed.
"I was just going after the ball, and I had no clue that he had gotten rid of it," Suh said. "I don't know what to expect from the league. I've gotten personal fouls before, but that was in college, and they can't fine you there."
Browns backup quarterback Seneca Wallace called for Suh to be suspended, but one of Suh's veteran teammates thought that was an overreaction.
"It definitely is," Kyle Vanden Bosch said. "I asked him what happened, and he said he thought Delhomme still had the ball. We're going after the quarterback and trying to make a play, and sometimes you make a mistake, but he wasn't trying to hurt anyone."
Mangini does not believe there was any intent on the part of Suh, the former Nebraska standout, to injure Delhomme. Mangini was impressed with Suh during Cleveland's predraft evaluations.
"When I met the kid, he was a good kid," Mangini said. "I don't think he's a malicious guy, from what I know about him. It was just a poor decision."
Mangini would not say if he felt Suh should have been ejected.
"It put the quarterback at risk, but I'm not the official," Mangini said. "You don't want to see that at any point, but my experience with him in the draft process is that he's a good kid and it was just not a great decision."
Delhomme, too, said he would leave any discipline up to others.
"I'll let the league office handle that," Delhomme said with a smile. "We got a first down out of it and that made me happy."
the guy in the video. Not much to cheer about in Detroit apparently. Anyway a personal foul was worth throwing but a suspension? Come on. This is the NFL. Everything is a penalty or considered too much now days.
It's a joke to even consider a suspension for that.
Well... Let's be completely honest... If that had been Manning or Brees and not Delhomme, there would almost certainly be a suspension.
I thought that the play was dirty, but I don't really have a problem with dirty football. As long as the game is called consistently, I have absolutely no problem with it. I just have a sneaking suspicion that, had it been even a TJ Ward hit on Matthew Stafford, it would probably be a suspension.
Because no one really cares about Delhomme or the Browns and people seem to think Suh is a good guy, there isn't much of an issue.
It doesn't matter who the QB was, it shouldn't result in a suspension. Certainly a flag was warranted, but you can't suspend someone for that. I guess someone with a bad rep might get a game for that, but otherwise play on. What was dirty about it? Sometimes you reach out and grab and you end up with the facemask. He let go of that, but not wanting to let the QB go he jumped on him and then swung him to the ground. A bit excessive, but this isn't tennis or soccer. Watching it again, he went high because he thought Delhomme was going to throw so he ended up with the facemask.
A penalty wasn't even thrown on that...
Last edited by Jackass18 : 08-31-2010 at 05:06 AM.
I believe Suh on this one. Clearly a facemask at the most, but watch the replay, how could Suh have known he got rid of the ball? Delhomme was already wrapped up and Suh wasn't looking. Delhomme got rid of the ball under Suh's arm.