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Lane Johnson: Suh turns it on when he wants to


Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was a monster on Sunday against the Eagles, which is something we could sort of say about him all year.

Eagles tackle Lane Johnson explains it rather nicely.

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"Whenever he wants to turn it on, I don't think there's anybody better in the league as far as a defensive tackle," Johnson said of Suh, via the team's official site. "He's hard to stop. He's one of those guys, you see him lollygagging, and that's what makes him dangerous. I guess he got tired of losing. He's one of those guys, whenever he wants to turn it on, he can do it."

These comments are not really out there when it comes to the former No. 2 overall pick. Suh has been viewed as a mercurial player throughout his career and his signing in Miami was met with plenty of skepticism. Of course, Johnson's comments will eventually be read back to Suh and Dolphins coach Dan Campbell and defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo and they'll all deny that Suh takes plays off and messes around at times because that's what players and coaches do.

But it's incredible to wonder how good Suh could really be, and if he's even reached his peak yet. Maybe this recent run in Miami has sparked his curiosity. Maybe it's the clear lanes available against Chip Kelly's offense that just made for a fun afternoon.

The takeaway here is that the Dolphins' defense could undoubtedly be dominant; dominant enough to take a first-year head coach straight to the playoffs next year. He'll need to get the most out of Suh, though.


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