Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said Wednesday that he doesn't plan to change his playing style, one day after he met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the subject.
Suh said he wanted a better understanding of how his play was perceived by the league after receiving a handful of flags and fines in his first season-and-a-half with the Lions.
"Like I said after the Denver game, I am not going to change the way I play," Suh told the team's official website. "I feel that the way I am playing, the way I have played in the past is to continue to play within the rules and just have an understanding of what they look for."
Suh wondered if his power -- which looks effortless at times -- might work against him.
"I'm just a different breed. I hate to say that, but it's kind of like, no athlete in the NFL is like any other person," Suh said. "You can't treat everybody the same exact way. That would be unfair, but there's guidelines that everybody needs to follow behind, so that's more or less the understanding that I needed to see."
Through the first half of this season, Suh has been penalized four times, including once for a facemask, once for roughing the passer and once for unsportsmanlike conduct.
"You look at Tom Brady. When he gets hit, you always wonder if there's going to be a flag," Suh said of the New England Patriots quarterback. "There's certain things that may be called for him that may not be called for other quarterbacks just because of his stature or whatever, how he is in the league.
"That's the same thing with defensive players. I think my hits may look a little bit different because of the type of strength and athleticism that I have, compared to some other defensive linemen. It's just the way the world works."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.