How the tables have turned. For the first eight years of his career, T.J. Lang suited up for the Green Bay Packers. That very same time saw him act as a major rival to the Detroit Lions team that the guard signed with back in March.
For five of those seasons, Lang went up against then Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who has since moved on to the Miami Dolphins. It was a heck of a rivalry, one that was defined by Suh taking dirty shots on the man Lang was tasked with protecting, Aaron Rodgers.
Now a member of the Lions, Lang is speaking out about what it was like going up against Suh. And he’s not holding back.
— Pride of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) May 30, 2017
This sounds very much like Lang throwing shade Suh’s way. That’s until we realize Lang meant for it to be a compliment.
In any event, Lang’s comments could be taken one of two ways. For his part, current Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels seemingly agreed with his former teammate’s sentiment about Suh being a psychopath on the field.
That’s how some get into the minds of their opponents. For defensive players like Suh, it could act as a mental game. Then again, we all know what Suh’s reputation was prior to leaving Detroit. He was considered one of the dirtiest players in the NFL.