As he grumbled his way through a conversation Sunday night, a Detroit Lions player was asked to consider what has happened this season.
"Yeah, we're loaded," the player said, exhaling after Detroit (4-8) lost its fourth consecutive game and third by four points or less. "But we have a couple of guys who don't understand what it takes to win. Just making a couple of plays and thinking that makes you great … sometimes you want to just shake some of these guys and say, 'Don't you get it?' "
Ndamukong Suh's lapse in judgment led to an excruciating Lions loss against the Colts. (Getty Images)
Anybody in particular?
"Ndamukong [Suh] would be first."
"He's focused for 90 percent of the time," a teammate said. "But it's the 10 percent that kills you. … With [Suh], he loses his cool and all of a sudden we're blowing a play or dealing with some controversy."
But the worst part of Suh's behavior is the trickle effect it has on the team.
"When stars act like that, everybody else thinks it's OK to act like that," the player said. "It's like with kids. You let one get a little out of control, the other one does the same thing pretty quick. It's human nature."
[ Edited by Ronnie49Lott on Dec 6, 2012 at 4:45 PM ]