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Schwartz Comes to the Defense of Suh Over Sapp Comments

The Detroit News reports that Lions coach Jim Schwartz is coming to the defense of Ndamukong Suh after he took some shots by former NFL DT Warren Sapp.

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz defended defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh against some criticism thrown at him earlier this week by NFL.com’s Warren Sapp. “There is an adage in coaching: If you listen to the fans you will be sitting amongst them,” he said. “I will take it one step further: If you are listening to the media and analysts too much, you will be working amongst them.”

Sapp, a seven-time Pro Bowler, said Tuesday that Suh did nothing to improve himself from his first year to the second. He said Suh is primarily a power rusher and his power was diminished after offseason rotator cuff surgery. Sapp encouraged Suh to work on his technique and try to become a more complete pass rusher. “We see Ndamukong every single day, every single practice, every single play,” Schwartz said. “That’s a lot different perspective than watching it on TV. But everybody has an opinion.” Schwartz said he disagreed with the notion that Suh “struggled,” and he pointed out that Suh has 14 sacks in his first two seasons, two more than Sapp recorded in his first two seasons.


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One Response to “Schwartz Comes to the Defense of Suh Over Sapp Comments”

  1. dave says:

    i think sapp should shut his yapp !!

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