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Matthew Stafford doesn’t know why former Detroit Lions teammate Ndamukong Suh hates him

If you are not a daily listener to “The Morning After with Kelly Stafford,” you are lacking out.

The spouse of Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and former Georgia Bulldogs cheerleader now has her personal present, and touches on all issues in her life, together with her relationship together with her well-known husband, fertility, parenting the couple’s 4 younger ladies, partying with different well-known individuals and way more. It’s an entertaining and refreshingly trustworthy look into the life behind the scenes of an NFL quarterback.

On an episode released Tuesday, Kelly mentioned the Rams’ exhilarating 30-27 victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon in Tampa, Florida to advance to the NFC championship recreation.

Kelly was in attendance at Raymond James Stadium and her nerves had been fairly excessive all day. She mentioned she could not eat or drink something till dusk and for the second straight week battled an upset abdomen as a result of anxiousness.

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Kelly Stafford, spouse of Matthew Stafford, talks to Lions principal proprietor Sheila Ford Hamp, heart, and her husband Steve Hamp, earlier than the sport between the Rams and Lions at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. on Oct. 24, 2021.

But on the 13:15 mark of the episode, she tried to make sense of Ndamukong Suh yelling at her husband through the recreation. Suh and Stafford, who’s in his first yr quarterbacking the Rams, had been teammates with the Detroit Lions from 2010-14, with Stafford picked No. 1 total in 2009 and Suh coming in a single yr later because the No. 2 total choose. The Lions made the playoffs twice through the 5 years they had been teammates, earlier than Suh left in free company and signed with Miami.

During the primary quarter of Sunday’s recreation, Suh pressured Stafford on a move play that fell incomplete, and each fell to the bottom. Stafford appeared to give a little push with his leg into Suh in an try to untangle himself, and Suh took exception, pointing at Stafford and mouthing an expletive.

“You see he kicked me?” Suh mentioned to the referee as he introduced a 15-yard penalty on Suh for taunting.

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Kelly mentioned at first she did not assume it was an enormous deal, till she noticed the replay. She mentioned individuals had been direct messaging her on Instagram asking concerning the play, so she addressed it on the podcast:

“Not really sure why Suh doesn’t like Matthew, but Suh doesn’t like Matthew. And it has become this weird dynamic in the past couple years like Suh will come out in the media and stay stuff, whatever, it doesn’t even matter, it doesn’t phase Matthew, it is what it is.

“I see Suh in his face … I take a look at the replay within the suite, I understand it is Suh and I’m like ‘huh, that is fascinating.’ And he is in Matthew’s face saying, ‘I’m gonna (expletive) you up, I’m gonna (expletive) you up.’ Those had been his phrases. And to be trustworthy, if I used to be Matthew, I’d be like ‘I’m (expletive) terrified ‘trigger you’re a monster and you may actually do some hurt.’

“Obviously, when I saw that, I was like, ‘Oh F you Suh. Like what is wrong, relax dude, it’s football.’ And I have no idea what just triggered that.

“So then I requested Matthew final evening (Sunday) and he was like, ‘actually, I do not actually know what occurred. I did not actually know who tackled me. But I bear in mind getting put to the bottom and somebody on me and bought him off me to attempt to get to the subsequent play, after which Suh was in my face telling me he was going to (expletive) me up.’ And I used to be like (laughing), ‘What? I do not perceive.’ He’s like, ‘who’s gonna perceive it, no matter, it doesn’t matter.’

Bucs' Ndamukong Suh exchanges words with Rams' Matthew Stafford after a play in the first quarter Sunday.

Bucs’ Ndamukong Suh exchanges phrases with Rams’ Matthew Stafford after a play within the first quarter Sunday.

“But it infuriated me. To stand up and tell someone that you’re gonna (expletive) them up after you spent years together in an organization and did appearances together and there were never really issues. … Matthew was like, ‘I don’t know, I guess he doesn’t like me.’ … He kind of giggled about it when I asked about it, he was like, ‘I really have no (expletive) idea what this guy is doing. I don’t know why he’s so angry at me.’

She said she knows Suh has a reputation (for cheap shots), but players should get clean slates. They grow, change and make mistakes but mature over time.

“I’m attempting to present some grace right here and never get very upset concerning the large man threatening my husband,” she said. “But on the identical time, are you kidding? What are you doing? … It’s water underneath the bridge now, Matthew may care much less.

“But I just want to point out one thing: The best way to say ‘F you’ to someone without having to actually say it is to throw a dime right in their face at a zero all-out blitz right as he’s coming for you. And you throw it right as he hits you and it hits Cooper (Kupp) right in the hands, and your kicker kicks a game-winning field goal. … Matthew has done very good against an all-out blitz all year, so it was a very interesting call. So he saw it coming and just waited until Suh got as close as he could and just launched it right in his face. … Sometimes, you gotta shut them up with your play. You don’t have to say anything. You don’t have to do anything. … Matthew could care less, but I loved, I loved watching him throw that ball right in Suh’s face.

“I really feel like he is the one participant on this league who actually dislikes Matthew and we do not know why. We legit do not know why. … Now he can truly dislike him for a fricking motive. I totally loved it and that is all I’m gonna say. I want Suh the most effective, I actually do. His household is at all times so type. But come on dude, ya’ll had been teammates at one level. That actually bothered me. … I simply do not get it, it disappoints me in a means with Suh. Maybe we’ll determine, perhaps there is a motive and he’ll allow us to know, however Matthew doesn’t actually appear to care. Just me, in fact.”

The Rams host San Francisco on Sunday and may advance to Super Bowl 56 with a win, the place they’d get to play of their residence stadium towards the winner of Kansas City vs. Cincinnati. Los Angeles misplaced three years in the past in Super Bowl 53 towards New England, 13-3, in large part due to poor quarterback play from Jared Goff. The Rams traded Goff to the Lions together with two first-round picks and a third-round choose for Stafford one yr in the past.

Kelly, whose brother Chad Hall performed within the NFL and is now the receivers coach for the Buffalo Bills, raved about Bills quarterback Josh Allen and said her brother compares Allen to Stafford because of his big arm, talent and demeanor.

She also agreed with those railing against the NFL’s overtime rules, saying each team should get a chance to possess the ball. Buffalo lost to Kansas City, 42-36, in overtime Sunday.

For extra, you may listen to the entire podcast and previous episodes here.

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This article initially appeared on Detroit Free Press: Matthew Stafford can’t figure out why Ndamukong Suh hates him



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