Ndamukong Suh Is Not a Marked Man Says Official

National Football Post today has a piece about Ndamukong Suh, and how via Super Bowl ref John Parry he says that officials don’t go out and look at Suh for rough play or penalties.

Ndamukong Suh is not a marked man for NFL officials. Even if the Detroit Lions defensive tackle feels that way, it’s not the case.

That is what John Parry, the referee for Super Bowl XLVI, said in an interview with 110SportsPodcast.com. Tip of the cap to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press for tracking this down.

Suh’s controversial tactics became a popular storyline last season even before he was suspended for two games for stomping on the arm of Green Bay Packers lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.

“No, he does not (get targeted),” Parry said. “Our keys in mechanics remain the same from week to week, game to game. I have the same assignments from Week 1 to the Super Bowl as far what my keys are and where I’m focused.
“We do watch film to prepare for formations and tendencies with the teams that we’re about to officiate. But we do not watch film to have any preconceived ideas or thoughts regarding any one player.

“The game is obviously extremely emotional, extremely physical and he certainly fits that definition. He’s an incredibly gifted, strong and emotional physical athlete.”

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