PFT- Portis said that he would have enjoyed mixing it up with Suh, and that if Suh had taken a shot like that at Portis, he would have been sorry.
“I just would love to be in that situation,” Portis said on ESPN 980, via the Washington Post. “Why didn’t guys play that way when I was on the field? I wish a guy would have. I would have dove at the back of Suh’s knees so quick and got up and just probably choked him out. I definitely wouldn’t have let him get away with that. But again, Alfred Morris is a different guy than myself.”
Portis thinks other players need to stand up to Suh.
“Guys give this facade of being tough and, ‘Oh man, I’m the man and don’t try me,’ and you know, they’re really not,” Portis said. “I don’t think Suh is, you know, that tough of a player. I think he’s a great player though.”
I actually completely agree with Clinton Portis. If there is an athlete that needs to be put in his place by one of his peers it is absolutely Ndamukong Suh. Therein lies the problem, because in a league full of monstrous men of superhuman strength, Suh is the biggest and the strongest. Just who, pray tell, is going to be the one that's going to make him change his ways? Just take a look at Suh and you can see that he has the build of someone that has never had to try in an attempt to win a fight. That's why he is so dangerous. That's why there not a soul on the planet, not even in the NFL, that wants to engage in hand to hand combat with him. As much as he doesn't need to resort to dirty tricks to gain an advantage on his opponent, he does so anyway. In the body of that 6'4, 320 pound black man lives a 5 foot tall, 100 pound drunk Irishman with a Napoleon's complex. A drunk Irishman that is ready to sucker punch the bouncer and break a bottle over the bartender's head. A drunk Irishman that will stop at nothing to inflict damage on his opponent. You know how they say it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog? Not only is Ndamukong Suh one big motherfucking dog, but his fight rivals that of Chico from 'Friday'. That fucker will bite your head off, and drink the blood from your neck hole to wash it down.
It's easy for Clinton Portis to talk tough when he will never share a field with Suh. Don't talk about it, be about it. When Portis comes out of retirement to put a helmet into Suh's ACL as he's frothing at the mouth hoping to behead his quarterback then we can revisit this conversation. Something tells me he has glorified the moment in his head, because the aftermath of Clinton Portis trying to choke out Ndamukong Suh would just be a Clinton Portis funeral. Everyone knows the scariest person to get in an altercation with is the person that doesn't have a single moral. It's just that most of the time that person isn't an absolute mammoth of a human.