Ndamukong Suh has accumulated nine individual fouls and one particular very high-profile suspension in his very first two seasons in the NFL, a résumé that makes you wonder if his reputation proceeds him among NFL game officials.
John Parry, who served as a referee at Super Bowl XLVI, stated the Lions’ star defensive tackle does not get targeted.
“No, he does not,” Parry said in an interview with 110SportsPodcast.com (through the Detroit Free of charge Press). “Our keys in mechanics stay the exact same from week to week, game to game. I have the exact same assignments from Week 1 to the Super Bowl as far what my keys are and exactly where I’m focused.”
Parry is saying the items you’d anticipate him to, but put oneself in the shoes of an NFL ref heading to Ford Field. Wouldn’t it be human nature to survey the field, lock in on No. 90 and say to oneself, “You know what? I feel I want to preserve an eye out for that guy. He stomps folks and tries to rip heads off.”
“We do watch film to prepare for formations and tendencies with the teams that we’re about to officiate,” Parry stated. “But we do not watch film to have any preconceived suggestions or thoughts relating to any a single player.”
We suppose, and we surely aren’t questioning the integrity of Parry or any other official. But these guys aren’t sequestered in a hotel area six days a week. They watch the replays, hear the press conferences, read the stories. It’s hard to think about it doesn’t effect their mindset just a bit come Sunday.
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