Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions participates in warm-ups before a game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 22, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 13-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Chris Strauss, USA TODAY Sports
2:40PM EST November 26. 2012 - Despite being the second overall pick of the 2010 draft, a defensive rookie of the year and a man capable of being one of the most disruptive defensive linemen in the game, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh wouldn't be welcome on Matt Schaub's team.
The Houston Texans quarterback, who was on the receiving end of a rather intimate kick from Suh during Thursday's game between the Lions and Texans, sounded off to a Houston radio show Monday about whether he would ever want the 307-pound behemoth in his locker room.
"No," Schaub told SportsRadio 610. ""You don't want a player like that. The stuff that he stands for and the type of player he is, that's not Houston Texan-worthy. That's not what we're about as a football team, as individuals, collectively as a group, we're not that type of person."
Suh's history of dirty play has been well documented and isn't exactly defensible, but let's try to win more than one playoff game in franchise history before bestowing the phrase "Houston Texan-worthy" as though it's some citation of knighthood. While the Texans indeed have made a point of shying away from players with potential character concerns, it's much easier to get on your high horse when your team is 10-1 and possesses one of the best defensive lines in the NFL.
Schaub didn't go into detail in explicitly defining what being "Texan-worthy" entails. But it's worth noting that he wasn't very vocal about the sanctity and fairness of the game when his starting left tackle and blind side protector Duane Brown was suspended in 2010 for violating the NFL's performance enhancement drugs policy.