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“Suh's reputation for borderline hits -- at least two of them against Cutler over the years -- and history of being disciplined by the league for aggressive plays may have influenced some to believe it was a dirty hit, but that's not how Smith saw it. "No one's trying to hurt anyone or anything like that," Smith said Monday. "It was just a tough, hard-nosed game." Suh said it was a matter of momentum. "Simply a football play," Suh said. "I can't control my momentum, especially at that high speed. I'm chasing him. He's running away from me. My whole goal is just to get the quarterback down and make a play and get us off the field or move on to the next play." Cutler said different players have different intents in tackling, and he knew what to expect Monday. "There are certain guys who just know how to take you down, they wrap you up and get you on the ground," Cutler said. "With this team, their intentions are to drive you into the ground. That's what it is. We know that going into it. Is it against the rules? No, not by any means. That's just the way they play football. "You have to respect it. I'm fine with it. I knew going into the game that if they had a chance like that on me, they were going to take it. There are other guys throughout the league that they get you, they wrap you up and just kind of take you down. They're not trying to drive you into the ground." ESPNChicago.com's Michael C. Wright contributed to this report.
Simply a football play. I can't control my momentum, especially at that high speed.” -- Ndamukong Suh