Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) in the end zone for a safety during the third quarter during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Top 100: Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions


There’s no defensive tackle that is feared quite like Ndamukong Suh. He has a ridiculously high motor, a ferocious play style, and a wicked attitude.  He’s the kind of player that other teams dislike playing against, yet wish they had on their side. He’s not a trash talker; he’s not a show-boater. Suh just plays hard and to the whistle.

Just ask Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long:

The entire two games I’ve played him, he didn’t say a word to me. He just played his ass off. I  have a lot of respect for him.

Ndamukong has earned himself the #40 spot on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014, the same spot he held on the list the previous year.

Suh played all 16 games last season, recording 36 solo tackles, five sacks and a safety. Those numbers may not pop out at people, but take into account that Suh is double teamed on nearly every down. That means he recorded those numbers by beating two NFL offensive linemen. One of Ndamukong’s best pieces of highlight film is splitting two Green Bay blockers to sack Matt Flynn in the endzone for that safety (notice, in the linked video, the lone cheese-head taking a seat).

For the 2014 season, there shouldn’t be any change in the way Suh plays. At this point, it isn’t just expected that he will be an animal in the trenches, it is known the same way we know the sun will rise tomorrow. Let people complain, let them talk about how he’s a ‘dirty player.’ It rolls right off his back, and he’ll continue to put opposing QBs and RBs on their back.

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