Amy Donaldson: Ndamukong Suh needs to learn more discipline

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  • Ballplayer Spanish Fork, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 3:17 p.m.

    What the NFL forgets is that in the end they are just a business and the people they call fans are really just customers. As a customer of a football product, I shop at the local High School as often as possible. Because of people like Suh, the product offered by the NFL is not worth the price. I'll been a season ticket holder for college football for 40 plus years, but unfortunately, a lot of the garbage taking place in the NFL is seeping into the college ranks. It's no longer a product I care to buy. If Suh never played another game, the impact on my life would be zero. If the NFL had a 10 year lock out, same thing. Zero.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 10:46 p.m.

    Sports are becoming the hiding place for a variety of wrong, illegal, unethical and improper behaviour. It's time for schools at all level to focus on scholastic pursuits. Sports is frivolity. Sports with money is criminal.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Dec. 19, 2011 9:52 p.m.

    Absolutely arrest those who attack another. It would stop the behavior quickly.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 8:29 p.m.

    Coach Harbaugh was in the wrong as much as Coach Schwartz on that incident. He didn't celebrate his victory with class and dignity. Schwartz was willing to shake his hand and congratulate him but Harbaugh was over the top. Then Schwartz reacted (and poorly)...

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 8:05 p.m.

    This is all well and good but just try to be a coach that is stern and insists on discipline and watch how fast the parents turn on you.

  • bballjunkie Pleasant Grove, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 7:26 p.m.


    Lions rule! I have been a fan my whole life, in fact I brain washed a couple of my kids earrly on and they even love the lions as well. Not to many fans here in Utah, so it's always good to here of one.

  • Old ball coach Sandy, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 7:08 p.m.

    It's ok for suh to play with nastiness.....what should have happened during this play, is he should have gotten up, went back to the huddle, came up to the line, and KICKED THAT LINEMANS BUTT ON THE NEXT PLAY!

    Veteran move by the Green Bay lineman, the old untie the DL shoelace and get Suh will be kicked out of a close game. Suh needs to grow up and play Taylor, Lott, and White did. Kick your butt, from whistle to whistle!

  • bobosmom small town, Nebraska
    Dec. 19, 2011 6:15 p.m.

    Went to some of his games@ unl. At that time, he didn't seem to express any anger problem. I wonder if his head has gotten to big in the nfl. The dude needs to get a grip, accept responsibility for what he has done andand get some counseling for his anger.

  • KevoTheLion SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 4:18 p.m.

    bballjunkie...I thought I was the only Lions fan in the state? Awesome!!! I agree with everything you said. Suh will continue to develop into one of the best D tackles to ever play the game. Yes everyone, you read that right, ever!

    Bring on the Chargers!!

  • bballjunkie Pleasant Grove, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 12:54 p.m.

    Suh needs to answwer to no one.

    @ raybies..
    really? why don't you think about it a little more before you say something like that. Here let me give you a better more realistic comment..We should arrest everyone in sports that shows a violent streak or does something dumb in the heat of the moment. lol

    Suh will continue to grow and learn and dominate this league, As a Lions fan I was not happy to see what he did, but as a fan of all sports this is not the first or the last athlete that needs to grow up and mature. I agree with one thing that Amy said and that it is that coach's who need to step up and mentor these kids and get them to understand how to act.

  • woodness Hurricane, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 12:54 p.m.

    red head stranger. blame the other guy..really. boo hoo he hit me first..c'mon

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Dec. 19, 2011 11:16 a.m.


    What you fail to acknowledge is, discipline starts at home, when kids are kids. Adults who act out on a regular basis generally were not disciplined by their parents, were given a pass by teachers, coddled by coaches, and rewarded for getting away with barbarian behavior.

    The result is an adult who only understands the consequences of behavior that society deems unacceptable, or that is "against the rules", not one who is motivated by right and wrong.

    It is too late for these "men" to change theor boorish behavior. The only motivation for them to be good is to avoid punishment.

    Since this is not Suh's first issue, he should have gotten suspended for 4 games.

  • Big J Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 10:40 a.m.

    Red Headed Stranger

    Really, he should kick or stomp on someone who untied his shoes? Maybe he gets a pass if this was the first time of over reaction or poor behavior. Discipline would have solved his problem. All I see is a big baby throwing a fit.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Dec. 19, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    Thanks Amy,
    I think if we all had as much discipline as you do, the world would be a much better place. I know Coach Swartz didn't exactly "pound" or hit coach Harbaugh, but you're probably right to assume that's what he would have done if he hadn't been stopped, because he doesn't have as much discipline as you do.

    But let's always try to remember that it takes discipline to keep from judging others, or to assume we know what is going on inside their heads. Find yourself doing those things often enough and you might end up not being that disciplined person you present yourself as.

  • Red Headed Stranger Billy Bobs, TX
    Dec. 19, 2011 7:50 a.m.

    I guess it is easy to pile on after the fact, especially when you don't know all the facts. Ms. Donaldson, please google the phrase "suh shoolaces" and you will see how the Packer Offensive Lineman was actually had untied the shoelaces on Suh's shoes, three times. I'd be pretty mad if somebody did that too. Watch the video after the stomp, and notice how Suh points to his shoe. THAT was poor sportsmanship. What should Suh learn from this incident? Tape up his laces, and be aware that people will use gamesmanship to make him mad and take him out of the game.

    The real villains are the Packers O Lineman and his coach who told him the trick.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 6:00 a.m.

    Next time he exhibits violent behavior on the playfield, he should be taken out and arrested. Then maybe he'd clue in to the idea that his behavior is unacceptable and that discipline is more than just a good idea, it's a prerequisite to play the game.