This morning brought some big time news in the NFL. The Detroit Lions young and talented Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh was suspended by the league for two games without pay and without team contact. The Lions who currently sit at 7-4 have upcoming games against the New Orleans Saints, and Minnesota Vikings. this could deal a huge blow to the Lions chance for finally making the playoffs. This season that started with so much promise has fallen on hard times lately, and it will be a test to see if they can overcome this setback and still make a run for a wild card spot.
Jack Del RIo has been fired by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars who currently rank 4th in defense, but last in points scored sit at 3-8 and have struggled since day one. It has been surmised that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will be the interim coach. Hired by the Jaguars in 2003, Del Rio finishes his career in Jacksonville with a 69-73 overall record, including a 1-2 mark in the postseason. His team hasn’t made the playoffs since 2007, when Jacksonville finished 11-5 and qualified as a wild card.
In a strange move that might be a sign of things to come, the Indianapolis Colts fired Defensive Coordinator Larry Coyer. Not sure how replacing the defensive coordinator after an 0-11 start sends any kind of message, but like I said this might be a sign of things to come.