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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Report: Ndamukong Suh told Dolphins teammates most aren’t good enough to play with him

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Ndamukong Suh reportedly told his Dolphins teammates that only a handful of them were good enough to play with him and that he runs the defense.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport shared the content of Suh’s fiery speech to teammates on Sunday.

“I’m told he told them: ‘I run this defense, I’m going to be here for the next five years, there is no guarantee any of you will be as well. Only a handful of guys are good enough to play with me right now,'” Rapoport said on NFL Network’s GameDay Morning. “He also said the schemes were not good enough, the techniques were not enough and everyone needed to be better, he said ‘follow me.'”

Rapoport said the Dolphins were split on how to take Suh’s speech, with some considering it an address a leader would give, while others were put off by it. Does that help explain Suh’s locker placement in the team’s locker room?

It’s certainly easy to see how a speech like that could be taken in a negative way, as Suh is essentially calling out the entire team and coaches while seemingly putting no blame for the Dolphins’ poor defense on himself. It remains to be seen how Miami responds from here.

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