Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says he has prepared a finishing move he trusts will be effectively lethal, unlike the botched foot stomp move he used in the 2011 Thanksgiving game on Green Bay's Evan Dietrich-Smith.
"That incident still bothers me," said Suh. "A year later I still have nightmares about Dietrich-Smith getting up and walking away, still able to play, still able to walk, still able to live. I failed on national TV in front of the entire nation. I vowed to never let that happen again."
The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Suh says he has worked tirelessly since last Thanksgiving to come up with a new finishing move.
"I don't want to give too much away, but it includes snapping a guy's femur and then using the sharp bone that's broken off to stab him through the heart," said Suh. "Well, I guess I gave it away. But you'll still want to tune in. There's a lot more blood than you probably even expect."
Suh has been fine-tuning the move in recent weeks, running through nearly a dozen Lion backups and practice squad players.
"Some lived, some died," said Suh. "But I've killed the last three in a row, so I think I'm ready."
Texans guard Ben Jones says he doesn't want to die on Thanksgiving.
"I have so much more life left to live," said the rookie. "As an NFL lineman, I hoped to live until my early fifties."
The NFL has already informed Suh that he will be fined if he kills anyone, and suspended if he kills a quarterback.