Ndamukong Suh has accumulated nine private fouls and one quite high-profile suspension in his first two seasons in the NFL, a résumé that tends to make you wonder if his reputation proceeds him among NFL game officials.
John Parry, who served as a referee at Super Bowl XLVI, said the Lions’ star defensive tackle does not get targeted.
“No, he does not,” Parry stated in an interview with 110SportsPodcast.com (through the Detroit Totally free Press). “Our keys in mechanics remain the identical 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 things you’d anticipate him to, but put yourself 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 require to preserve an eye out for that guy. He stomps people 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 mentioned. “But we do not watch film to have any preconceived concepts or thoughts relating to any a single player.”
We suppose, and we definitely aren’t questioning the integrity of Parry or any other official. But these guys aren’t sequestered in a hotel space six days a week. They watch the replays, hear the press conferences, read the stories. It’s difficult to picture it doesn’t effect their mindset just a bit come Sunday.
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