Suh: Nobody's seen a specimen like myself

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Suh: Nobody's seen a specimen like myself

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The Detroit Lions are not only on the cover of the upcoming Sports Illustrated, but defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is declaring, Nobodys seen a specimen like myself.

He does qualify it by stating that he hates to say it that way but it kind of is that way.

Suh predicted the Lions would go 16-0 last season (which he presumably didnt hate to say) so he is hardly a stranger to overstatement.

He was the No. 2 overall pick of the 2010 draft and managed to draw a fine for a hit of Jay Cutler when the teams faced each other, which he considers a wrong call but one of those things that just happen because of how amazing he is.

When you combine speed and power, Suh says, things are going to look bad when I hit somebody.

Something for guards Chris Williams and Chris Spencer to look forward to Monday night.

Numbers-gaming

The Lions are the only team ranked in the top eight in points scored (No. 2, 135) and fewest allowed (No. 8, 76). Theyre also tied fior second in the NFL in takeaways with 11.

Award-winner

While voting plays out for Matt Fortes prospects to be named FedEx Ground player of the week, Devin Hester, in true Devin Hester style, isnt waiting around. Hester has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his 69-yard punt return for an NFL-record 11th touchdown and a 73-yard kickoff return.

By now this is standard stuff for the greatest returner in league history. It is the 10th time Hester has won the award, most ever by a return specialist.

Positive thinking

GM Jerry Angelo has decided, after the review of the Carolina game, that it wasnt so much a case of the Bears defense being bad as the Panthers quarterback being so good.

Cam Newton eluded the rush about as well as Ive ever seen, Angelo told ChicagoBears.com, recalling difficulties the Bears have had with Tony Romo and Michael Vick. But Cam Newton might be the best of them all in that regard, so Ive got to give him credit.

John "Moon" Mullin is CSNChicago.com's Bears Insider and appears regularly on Bears Postgame Live and Chicago Tribune Live. Follow Moon on Twitter for up-to-the-minute Bears information.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Missouri OLB Charles Harris

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Missouri OLB Charles Harris

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Charles Harris, OLB, Missouri

6'3" | 253 lbs.

2016 stats:

61 tackles, 12 TFL, 9 sacks

Projection:

First round

Scouting Report:

"High-cut pass rusher with good athleticism but concerns regarding his ability to drop anchor against the run. Ironically, Harris might be best suited as a penetrator which is something he fought against this season. His hands can be improved as pass rush weapons, but he has agility and footwork that can't be taught. Harris can play on the edge in a 4-3 or 3-4 front and should be the next in a line of early contributing defensive ends coming out of Missouri." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

Video analysis provided by Rotoworld and NBC Sports NFL Draft expert Josh Norris.

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Ex-Bear Brandon Marshall an early favorite at NFL owners meetings

Ex-Bear Brandon Marshall an early favorite at NFL owners meetings

PHOENIX – Brandon Marshall never needed a whole lot of encouragement to step before a microphone but the NFL, which sometimes wished he'd put a sock in it, has now invited the former Bears wide receiver to speak up.
 
The NFL extended an invitation for Marshall, whose time in Chicago ended in some measure because of his insistence on pursuing the media portion of his career, to address the league higher-up's ostensibly as part of a communications bridge-building. Marshall jumped at the chance.
 
"They thought it was important for a player to come up and give a player's perspective and talk about the relationship between owners and players," Marshall said on Monday at the outset of the NFL owners meetings. "I think it's evident that our relationship could be so much better."
 
Marshall has been part of Showtime's "Inside the NFL" in recent years, flying to New York to participate in taping the show, and ultimately accepting a trade from the Bears to the Jets in 2015, which obviously cut down on his commute. The Jets released Marshall earlier this month, after which Marshall signed on with the Giants.
 
He told owners this week, "If we want our game to continue to be on that [positive] track, that it's on being super successful and being a pillar in our community and being a thread in our community, we have to make sure our relationship as players and owners is good."

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The immediate response was more than a little positive: Per San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York:

https://twitter.com/JedYork/status/846400103472480256
 
Marshall predictably welcomed the forum and wants to see it expanded.

"I'd like to see more players be more involved in our owners meetings," Marshall said. "And not only at the owners meetings, but any time we're talking football, we should have players at the table. Commissioner Goodell is always open-minded. He always has that open-door policy. So I think he'll continue to listen and continue to evolve this part of our business."