Head Coach Bruce Arians on Ndamukong Suh’s Leadership Role

Published by Cory Hays on

Head Coach Bruce Arians has a lot of praise about how first year Buccaneer Ndamukong Suh leadership style. Here is what Arians had to say about Suh just being himself:

“For [Defensive Linemen] (Ndamukong) Suh, just be you. You know, you don’t have to come in here and be a ‘rah-rah’ guy and all. Just be you, play hard like you always do and guys will follow you. He’s already helping guys and giving them tips. You know, to me that’s leading. When you’re helping your room get better, that’s leading. I always go back to Jerome Bettis. He taught Willie Parker how to play to take his job, and that was the Steeler way. Your veteran guys coached your young guys to help us win. If they’d take your job eventually, so be it. Heinz Ward did the same thing for me as a receiver room. I think people add that to our room.”

Ndamukong Suh is a five time pro bowler, three time All Pro first team, and two time All Pro second team player and 2010 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Suh has been around the league with Detroit, Miami, and Los Angeles. He is a seasoned veteran and the locker room could learn a lot of things from him both on and off the field. Ndamukong Suh has had his fair share of dirty play issues on the field but he is arguably one of the best Defensive Lineman to play the game of football. Suh and his leadership will add a lot to this young team and bring heat that the Bucs haven’t seen in quite some time.


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