Thursday, January 9, 2014
NFLN survey/feared player: Jaguars
By Michael DiRocco
Not surprisingly, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was voted the most feared player in the NFL in our NFL Nation confidential survey of more than 320 players.
Suh has been fined seven times and suspended twice during his four-year NFL career for various illegal hits and incidents. He was fined an NFL-record $100,000 for an illegal hit in the 2013 season opener against Minnesota.
However, Suh only drew one vote from the 10 Jaguars polled. Houston defensive end J.J. Watt topped the list with three votes, most likely because the Jaguars face the Texas twice every season and rarely play the Lions.
Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson got two votes, while San Francisco defensive end Justin Smith, Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick each earned one vote.
Clearly, players looked at “most feared” in a variety of ways. Some viewed it synonymously with “dirtiest,” while others felt it meant the most dangerous player to face.