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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Ndamukong Suh reportedly ignored defensive calls against Jaguars


The Miami Dolphins spent a ton of money on the defensive side of the ball this past offseason, most notably by signing Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a $114 million contract. Through two games, the team can’t be feeling great about its investment.

After nearly losing to the lowly Washington Redskins in Week 1, the Dolphins gave up 396 yards of total offense in a 23-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The defensive front that Suh anchors allowed 123 yards on the ground. Not only that, but Suh may have hindered the performance of some teammates.

According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, Suh “freelanced at times” on Sunday and ignored defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle’s schemes and play calls. When asked about his poor play, Suh seemed to blame Coyle.

“I couldn’t tell you,” he told reporters. “At the end of the day, we have to go back to the drawing board and figure out what we want to run so guys can make plays and go from there.”

Suh has recorded just three total tackles in two weeks and does not have a sack. The most notable thing he has done since signing with the Dolphins is get away with what may have been another cheap shot on an opponent.

There will be a lot of overreaction after two games, and some of it is warranted. If Suh can’t find a way to get along with his new defensive coordinator, the Dolphins could end up wasting a season.

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