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Ndamukong Suh to Miami Dolphins: 'I run this defense'

Ndamukong Suh addressed his Miami Dolphins defensive teammates on Monday.

It was -- ummmmm -- interesting.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport passed along the fiery address from the defensive tackle Sunday on NFL Network's GameDay Morning.

"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. "He also said the schemes were not good enough, the techniques were not enough and everyone needed to be better, he said 'follow me.'"

There are many levels to Suh's imploring. The side of the bi-monthly Suh debate in which you generally fall (bad guy vs. overblown microscope) likely dictates how you perceive his comments. Per Rapoport, the Dolphins themselves were split on how to take it.

"My understanding is the room was split, some saw this as the kind of address a leader would give. Others, just something they've never heard before," Rapoport said.

Suh is certainly correct that given his six-year, $114 million contract, he's not going anywhere. Given the defensive lineman's personality and obvious perception of himself in relation to the defense's approach, it will be interesting to see how much influence he has when the Dolphins' brass hires a new coaching staff this offseason.

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