Motor City Table Talk: A look ahead at the 2014 Detroit Lions

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Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) during player introductions prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

1. What are your thoughts on Ndamukong Suh‘s contact situation? Will he stay? Will he go in 2015?

Tony Fischer:

"“Suh is a good player to be sure but he is not hall of fame material. Huge contracts that pay players well above the position average are reserved for hall of fame types.” “Sadly, Suh will make it as difficult as possible for the Lions to stay away from offering big money by having a huge season.”"

Vincent Bianchi:

"“There’s no doubt when you hear one of your teams best players is going to test free agency, there’s reason to panic. However, that doesn’t exactly mean he’s gone. In fact, this may actually be a good thing for the Lions. Suh wants to be the highest paid defensive player. For him to do that, he’ll have to play like the best defensive player in the league. It goes without saying, if Suh does that, It helps the Lions.” “He says he loves Detroit and wants a deal done, come next off-season I think the Lions give Suh the money he wants. Which will obviously limit the Lions in free agency. But Suh will remain in Detroit in 2015.”"

Nate Williams:

For myself I feel very strongly that Suh is playing his last season as a Lion in 2014. If Suh really wanted to be in Detroit and really wanted to help the Lions win, he would have made sure his agent, Jimmy Sexton got a deal done prior to the season. His failure to come to an agreement with the Lions tells me that Suh will take the risk of playing out his contract year so that he can test the free agent market in 2015.

Will the Lions likely see a phenomenal year from Suh this season?


He is reportedly in “Adonis like” condition at camp, and with his lively hood and future at stake, he will play his heart out this year. It will however, probably be his last in the Motor City too.