DAVIE—Lovable rascal Ndamukong Suh was at it again this morning.
When the Dolphins practiced field goals today, Suh jumped in for Andrew Franks and showed he’s got the leg for the job. He made a 33- and 39-yarder, though he was off on another try from 33.
Miami coach Adam Gase declined to say whether he’d ever actually consider it.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.
He would easily be the largest kicker in the NFL at 6-foot-4, 305 pounds.
“Everybody knew he could kick,” defensive tackle Jordan Phillips said. “The man can kick.”
Phillips claimed he can do so as well, saying, “I can do it all.”
It’s a bit of a slow week for Suh, who probably won’t play in Thursday’s preseason finale at Minnesota.
While it’s far-fetched that it would ever come to this (the Dolphins would probably opt for their punter to replace Franks if needed), Suh got the chance to kick an extra point for Detroit as a rookie in 2010. He hit the right upright in the third quarter, and the Lions lost 23-20 in overtime.
“There’s no question that Ndamukong is our backup field goal kicker,” then Lions coach Jim Schwartz said with total seriousness. “He’s done it in practice. We have a lot of confidence that he could kick it. It put him in a difficult situation because he went out without any warmups. … Probably should have called a timeout, given him time to get ready.”
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