Miami Dolphins’ Ndamukong Suh: I came here to be part of ‘something special’

Ndamukong Suh. (Getty Images)

Ndamukong Suh. (Getty Images)

Highlights of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s huddle with the media Wednesday:

You all gave up some yards on Saturday but when you needed those stops late in the game, you got them. That seems to be the pattern for this defense. Where do you attribute that knack to? Rising to the occasion when the game is on the line?

“You can answer it for me or you can let me answer. (laughter) How I feel is understanding the opportunities that we need to get done, particular games, certain situations and situational football, and that’s what it’s going to come down to being successful. Everybody has elite players. They’re obviously going to put them in the best position, and they did that. We didn’t stop them but when we needed to, we did.”

 

When you look at the Patriots on tape, is it the same team you saw last year and the year before or are there subtle changes each year or what do you see?

“I think they have a pretty much similar scheme as they’ve had in the last couple of years. I’ve pretty much played them every single year of my career, so they’re pretty consistent; but at the end of the day, they have their running game going pretty well, especially with LaGarrette Blount. So we have to first and foremost stop that, and then obviously when Tom (Brady) is back there and throwing the ball, we have to make sure we touch him and get after him so he’s uncomfortable.”

 

Are you aware that you guys are 6-1 at home and if so, what do you think that says about you guys?

“I’ve said this from the very beginning. You have to protect your home. You always want to be winning when you’re at home and obviously go on the road and still win when you can, because it’s very tough to do that. But when you’re at home, you should definitely be winning and protecting that.”

 

Patriots coach Bill Belichick called you ‘unblockable’ last game, tremendously disruptive and phenomenal, I think was another adjective. Did you feel that way?

“That’s his opinion. I appreciate it. But at the end of the day, I’ve just got to go out there and do my particular job, which is what Coach (Adam) Gase has continued to preach. Everybody do their particular job, execute and we should be fine.”

 

Knowing the significance of you coming here and getting this team to the playoffs is what? The significance for you personally to come and help lead this team to the playoffs after they’ve been out of it since 2008?

 “No matter where I was going, my goal was to go and be a part of something special. I think we have an opportunity to be something special here. Unfortunately, in the previous year, we weren’t successful; but we have an opportunity this year to make it and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

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