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NFL looking into Suh's tackle on Jake Delhomme

The NFL is looking into the horse collar grab-and-twist maneuver Detroit Lions rookie Ndamukong Suh administered to the facemask of Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme.

Browns Coach Eric Mangini said Monday that he would request a review of the play that occurred in the second quarter Saturday night. NFL spokesman Gregg Aiello confirmed that it would in an email, according to the Associated Press.

"He already face masked him, then he grabs him by the neck, twists it and throws him down,'' Browns backup quarterback Seneca Wallace said. "To me, that's something you can get suspended for, I think. ... I understand the face mask part. But he horse collared him and threw him down. We laughed about it, but that stuff can get people really hurt.''

Suh's defense?

"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."

Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch had, as you might expect, his teammate's back.

"I asked him what happened, and he said he thought Delhomme still had the ball," Vanden Bosch said. "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."

From Ross Tucker of Sports Illustrated:

Suh's hit on Delhomme says a lot about him. He'll get fined but it's good to know he has that killer instinct in him. That's critical.less than a minute ago via web

By Cindy Boren  |  August 31, 2010; 9:53 AM ET
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Dude seems to be auditioning for the 1970's Raiders.

I think QBs get too much protection, but that was worth two flags!

Posted by: stevebeagrie | August 31, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

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