During his time with the Detroit Lions, Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had many NFC North divisional matchups against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Suh will get his first chance as a member of the Rams to do just that on Sunday afternoon when his team host the Packers, which will bring the spot on him once again with his standing with Rodgers given his checkered past of dirty plays. This has led to the 31-year-old to publicly state that he doesn’t know if the Packers star quarterback is fond of him, according to Gary Klein of the LA Times.
“I don’t know if he likes me,” Suh said. “But I don’t really need a response. My response is when he’s getting up from the ground. That’s all I’m excited for.
“Or giving him a nice [loss] which I’ve done plenty of times in the past. That’s’ the ultimate goal when going against an elite quarterback like that.”
Much of this possible disdain should likely date back to Suh’s questionable actions on the field as he was thrown out of a game after shoving the helmet of former Packers center Evan Smith into the ground then stomped on his arm. He had also stepped purposely on Rodgers’ ankles twice on one play.
These are likely plays that Rodgers hasn’t forgotten that could make it extremely difficult for him to have a friendly relationship with Suh. His actions had gone over the top and were unnecessary past the realm of what is accepted on the field. However, it doesn’t appear that Suh has any real interest in having a standing relationship with Rodgers with his focus on helping the Rams grab their eighth straight win to begin the season.
What this does more than anything else is add another storyline to the marquee matchup on Sunday afternoon.