GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith mentioned Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh named him to apologize a few days following Suh’s infamous Thanksgiving Day stomp.
As far as Dietrich-Smith is concerned, that was the finish of a widely publicized incident that earned Suh a two-game suspension — and briefly created Dietrich-Smith famous for all the wrong reasons.
“He’s cool, he apologized, and there’s no tough feelings and that’s fairly considerably it,” Dietrich-Smith stated.
With the Lions coming to Lambeau Field for Sunday’s normal-season finale, Dietrich-Smith doesn’t expect anything out of the ordinary to take place among him and Suh if they’re on the field together.
“I think we’ve all moved past it,” Dietrich-Smith stated. “It’s a big learning knowledge for everyone. I believe everybody in the league can take note of every thing that occurred, and I believe every single player is going to take a step forward to move past that kind of stuff.”
Even in the heat of the moment, Dietrich-Smith stated he wasn’t tempted to snap back at Suh.
“Stuff happens,” Dietrich-Smith mentioned. “It’s football. It’s an emotional game. Often you get carried away and you discover from those kinds of issues, and that’s about it.”
Dietrich-Smith is a backup for the Packers and was playing on Thanksgiving right after an injury to correct guard Josh Sitton. Dietrich-Smith has started 4 consecutive games given that then since of injuries, three at right guard and one at left guard.
Now Dietrich-Smith hopes he’ll be far better known for his play instead of as the guy who was stomped by Suh.
“It’s constantly much better when it’s about football,” Dietrich-Smith mentioned. “That’s how we’re constantly looking forward. Our performances on the field are constantly going to speak more than the words we (say) in the locker room.”
Lions coach Jim Schwartz mentioned he doesn’t anticipate any retribution toward Suh from the Packers.
“Ndamukong didn’t plan on performing that,” Schwartz mentioned in a conference call with members of the media in Green Bay. “He lost his composure in the heat of the moment. I’d be really, extremely surprised if any team — Green Bay Packers included — was to strategy a thing like that. It’s a really physical game, it’s difficult, occasionally folks make choices on the field, but I’d be quite surprised if something like that’s premeditated.”
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