In his weekly live chat Monday afternoon, NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt expressed disappointment that Ndamukong Suh hasn’t been more involved in players-only workouts being conducted by his Detroit Lions teammates.
“I think Ndamukong Suh should be there more working with the team,” Brandt said. “But knowing Suh as I do, I am sure he will show up in great shape and ready to play. He’s a self-motivated guy and he’ll be in tip-top shape.”
“I am disappointed,” Brandt, continued, “because all players are better off working as a group than individually. It fosters team camaraderie.”
Brandt also noted Suh’s brash talk about the 2010 Defensive Player of the Year’s high expectations for the Lions this season. “If you listen to him lately, it sounds like the Lions are bound to go 16-0,” Brandt said. “If I were (Lions coach) Jim Schwartz, I’d tell Suh to back off just a bit.
“Of course, Schwartz can’t talk to Suh or any other players until the lockout is over.”
Meanwhile, Suh isn’t the only one high on the Lions. In fact, someone else asked Brandt during the chat why he thinks so many people are jumping on the bandwagon of a team that finished 6-10 last season.
“I think everyone is jumping on the bandwagon because they ended the season with four straight wins without (QB Matthew) Stafford — or Shaun Hill for that matter,” Brandt offered. “But Stafford has worked hard this offseason to strengthen his upper body, and I expect big things from him.”
For the entire Brandt chat, click here.