So what if Zeke is a rookie? And they didn't draft him #4 overall, given that he's a prototype 3-down back, to have him in a timeshare with Morris or McFadden. Behind that line, coupled with his skills as a runner, receiver, and pass blocker, there's no way he should fall past the first round.
@Walter I don't see how you think Fitz is "fine" there, given the fact you pointed out Palmer's diminishing arm strength and generally not liking older players. I get he's produced with awful QBs and they're not running him deep anymore, but even so, the point you made about AP apply even more to Fitz. Bad pick
The premise: Coming off a Super Bowl victory, the Patriots open the 2013 season with a blowout win. Unfortunately, they get into trouble for Spygate II. As punishment, Roger Goodell orders the Patriots to fire Bill Belichick and replace him with Emmitt Smith. Three years later, the Patriots beat the Bears in the Super Bowl, 2-0. After the game, Emmitt announced his retirement.
This is a weekly feature that will take a newspaper reporter's perspective and follow Emmitt through his post-retirement days.
By Alex Rodriguez, Special to the NFL Bible Network Monday, Nov. 21, 2016
Ndamukong Suh has developed a bad reputation over the years. It started in his rookie campaign when he ripped quarterbacks' helmets off. The Thanksgiving game the following year where he kicked a Packer lineman was pretty bad. And who could forget the incident in 2015 when Suh attempted to chew on the lifeless limbs of Washington's quadriplegic quarterback?
Well, nothing Suh has ever done in his career comes even close to what transpired Sunday night.
The Lions were destroying the Patriots. Of course, New England has been a complete mess since JaMarcus Russell took over for the injured Tom Brady at the quarterback position. They've lost every game since this has happened - and their closest matchup was a 38-point defeat.
"Haha uhh... number on right side bigger on number on left side on score haha, do ya tink so?" Russell said/asked recently.
Detroit was up on New England, 73-0, in the fourth quarter. That's when the madness started.
After a routine tackle, Suh stormed off the field toward the Patriot sideline. He whipped a knife out of his pocket and stabbed New England head coach Jim Tressel in the stomach. Before anyone knew what was going on, Suh tossed a ninja star at left tackle Russell Okung's chest. Suh then whipped a gun out of his pants and shot backup quarterback Curtis Painter in the elbow.
The kicker is that Suh wasn't even whistled for a personal-foul penalty. Official Walt Coleman explained:
"Personal foul penalty... on the... offense... five men were in motion... that's a 5-yard penalty... on the offense... somethin' happened... that's a 5-yard penalty... sixth down..."
Suh was bombarded with questions from angry reporters during the post-game press conference. He calmly explained what happened.
"You guys are making it sound like I did something dirty, but I did not," Suh protested. "If I really wanted to hurt the Patriots, why would I stab their head coach and shoot their backup quarterback in the elbow? If I really wanted to hurt the Patriots, I would have sacked their quarterback. I also would have destroyed JaMarcus Russell's flowerbed and placed a pile of flaming dog poop on Robert Kraft's doorstep. But the stabbing, throwing and shooting were mere accidents."
We have yet to receive word from the commissioner's office, but Suh is expected to be suspended for four games. Perhaps that will teach him a lesson.
Tressel and Okung at least are OK. The same can't be said for Painter, unfortunately. Painter was placed on life support at the local hospital. He was able to issue a statement before the anesthesia took control.
"My arm... so weak already... now even weaker... and more inaccurate... I can't... even complete... a 1-yard pass... anymore..." Painter said, gasping for air. "If I die... please... store my beautiful... golden hair... in a museum... it is so beautiful... my locks... so bright... and gold... so precious... my hair... so precious..."
One can't help but feel sorry for Painter. Let's hope that Suh is brought to justice with a well-deserved four-game suspension.
SUH ASSIGNED TO ANGER MANAGEMENT
By Alex Rodriguez, Special to the NFL Bible Network Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016
Roger Goodell has made his announcement. Ndamukong Suh will not be suspended any games for stabbing Jim Tressel, throwing a ninja star at Russell Okung and shooting Curtis Painter.
That's not to say that Suh won't hear discipline for what happened Monday night. Per reports, Suh sneaked into Painter's room at the local hospital. Armed with shears, Suh cut Painter's beautiful blond hair off. He then pasted Painter's hair onto a cardboard cutout of Goodell and mailed it to the commissioner.
"I don't know what I'm supposed to do," Suh admitted. "I spoke to Mr. Goodell multiple times to find out what's legal and what's not legal, but he didn't explain everything to me. Is cutting off Curtis' hair, pasting it onto a Mr. Goodell cutout and mailing it to Mr. Goodell legal? I have no idea."
Regardless of what will transpire from these events, Suh will be forced to report to a counselor for anger management three times a week for the next six months. In fact, Suh's first visit to counseling occurred Tuesday.
"It was OK," Suh revealed. "I had the urge to beat my counselor with nunchucks, but I had a weird feeling that I might be penalized 15 yards for doing so."
In an odd turn of events, Suh's counselor is none other than Emmitt Smith, who is just two weeks removed from getting former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky off from all child rape charges.
We asked Emmitt about Suh's first session, expecting to get stonewalled because of doctor-patient confidentiality, but that was not the case.
"The guy that hire me say that I need to remember the code of doctor-patience contentiality, but I do not know what that mean," Emmitt stated.
It was an ethical dilemma to publish what transpired in Suh's first meeting with Emmitt. If you're uncomfortable reading this, feel free to peruse the rest of this newspaper. But here at the NFL Bible Network, we like to print anything we can get our hands on - regardless of whether we know it's truly factual or not.
At any rate, Emmitt told us that Suh does, in fact, have deep, dark issues that he needs to work through.
"Ndama Donkey Kong Suh have very madness inside," Emmitt revealed. "It is a lot madness, very madness that come from the heart of Ndama Donkey Kong Soup."
Emmitt can't get Suh's name right, but perhaps he has an idea where this so-called "madness" comes from.
"I write this in my NFC mark draft a few months ago a few years ago," Emmitt said. "I write that it is very inusual that two brother go in the top five of the same draft classes. The last time this happen, Peyton Manning and Albert Manning go at the same time, only a couple of years apart. Ndama Donkey Kong Soup and Russell Donkey Kong will be able to create history right in front of our very, very eyes."
So, Suh chucked a ninja star at Okung because the two are brothers? We're not following.
"Ndama Donkey Kong Soup and Russell Donkey Kong grewed up together and share the same blood," Emmitt said. "But they have a fight after they beat the green pig on the last level. After that, one of the Donkey Kong disappear and have been replace by a Donkey Kong with blond hair. She can fly in the air, but she definitely no Donkey Kong!"
We're now convinced that Emmitt should have been a shrink this whole time. The fact that we didn't have the option of controlling any Kong we wished in the Donkey Kong games has infuriated us since childhood as well.