Ndamukong Suh Hit On Jake Delhomme and Craziest QB Throwdowns Ever
Rookie stud defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh made highlight reels everywhere this week for his extremely hard takedown of Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme.
Suh was immediately penalized for the blow, and could face a hard-hitting fine to his wallet, but the 2010 second overall pick made his NFL presence known by dishing out a very hard hit to the Browns new signal-caller.
As always, Suh's hit got us thinking about some the fiercest, hardest, over-the-top quarterback takedowns in football history.
I scoured the Internet for the best I could find. If you have any more you'd like to add or that I missed, feel free to add them to the comments section.
Suh Tries To Rip Delhomme's Head Off
The aforementioned hit that generated this slideshow: Suh goes for the facemask, the head, the shoulders, whatever he could get his hands on.
LT Ends Theismann's Career
I've seen it countless times and every time, it still makes me cringe. What you do to a buffalo wing is what Lawrence Taylor did to Joe Theismann's leg.
Leonard Marshall Ends Joe's Reign
In one career-altering blow, Giants defensive end Leonard Marshall ended the 49ers reign as back-to-back Super Bowl champions. Marshall didn't just knock Montana out of the game, but for 31 out of the next 32 regular season games.
In fact, it's fair to say that Marshall knocked Montana out of a 49ers uniform altogether, seeing as the Hall of Fame QB played in just one more game for San Francisco after this hit.
Montana's quotes about this hit say it all.
Kurt Warner Blindsided
This hit on Kurt Warner by Bobby McCray during last year's playoffs turned out to be the knockout blow for Warner's career.
Wilson Flattens Edwards
There are car wrecks that probably felt better than this hit that Trent Edwards absorbed from Adrian Wilson.
Bart Scott Clocks Big Ben
This is what happens when you let a linebacker go on a free route to the quarterback, and Ben Roethlisberger isn't exactly small.
Turkey Jones Him
This hit by former Browns linebacker Joe "Turkey" Jones became so well known that his name became a verb. "Turkey Jones-ing" the quarterback is, well, you'll see.
Brady Era Begins
New England Patriots' fans to this day still thank former Jets linebacker Mo Lewis for single-handily ending the Drew Bledsoe Era and starting the Tom Brady Era.
Bledsoe coughed up a lung. Brady hoisted the Lombardi Trophy.
Vince Young Gets Clotheslined
It takes a hard hit to bring down a man of Vince Young's size with such ease. Notorious big hitter and former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison made it look simple.
Tebow Gets Blasted
It was the hit that made Tim Tebow haters everywhere stand up and cheer. It was the hit that made Florida Gators fans temporarily quake in fear.
Former Ohio State All-American Andy Katzenmoyer made darn sure that Missouri quarterback Corby Jones did not get that first down.
Going by the title of this video, I guess in some circles in Tuscaloosa this hit by Cornelius Bennett is simply known as the "The Sack." Notre Dame quarterback Steve Beuerlein had to feel like he was being run over by a truck.
Allen Everidge Gets Slay'd
Dwayne Slay, that is, as in Texas Tech safety Dwayne Slay, who blew up Kansas State quarterback Allen Everidge.
Vince Young Gets Bodyslammed
The Texas Tech defense was at it again in 2005 (same year as Slay's hit) when Vince Young gets bodyslammed to the Austin turf. By the way, check out the announcer's call of the hit.
Metrodome Turns into the Squared-Circle
This is why most quarterbacks are better served by NOT pursuing a defender running the other way with the ball, because usually there is a defensive lineman out there ready to make him pay.
It's not a quarterback hit, but it is one of the fiercest hits you'll see after a quarterback leaves his receiver out to dry. Note to Shawne Merriman, THIS is lights out.
Just listen to the crowd's reaction. When 70,000 react in shock and amazement at once, you KNOW you've laid a guy out.