Posted on 29 December 2011.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith mentioned Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh known as him to apologize a couple of 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 produced Dietrich-Smith well-known for all the incorrect causes.
“He’s cool, he apologized, and there’s no difficult feelings and that’s fairly much it,” Dietrich-Smith said.
With the Lions coming to Lambeau Field for Sunday’s typical-season finale, Dietrich-Smith doesn’t anticipate something out of the ordinary to occur in between him and Suh if they’re on the field together.
“I feel we’ve all moved past it,” Dietrich-Smith mentioned. “It’s a huge learning knowledge for everybody. I think every person in the league can take note of every thing that occurred, and I assume every player is going to take a step forward to move past that sort of stuff.”
Even in the heat of the moment, Dietrich-Smith said he wasn’t tempted to snap back at Suh.
“Stuff takes place,” Dietrich-Smith stated. “It’s football. It’s an emotional game. At times 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 after an injury to appropriate guard Josh Sitton. Dietrich-Smith has started 4 consecutive games given that then simply because of injuries, 3 at correct guard and one at left guard.
Now Dietrich-Smith hopes he’ll be much better recognized for his play rather 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 usually seeking forward. Our performances on the field are always going to speak far 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 strategy on undertaking that,” Schwartz said 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 extremely, extremely shocked if any team — Green Bay Packers included — was to plan something like that. It’s a extremely physical game, it’s tough, often men and women make choices on the field, but I’d be very surprised if something like that’s premeditated.”
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