Ndamukong Suh Arrives At One Buc

May 31st, 2019

The Bucs’ new manbeast defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh, finished his medical examination by Bucs doctors and took to the One Buc Palace podium late this morning.

Among the highlights of the news conference with local media:

Biggest appeal in Tampa was defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Suh said. He said it was very much about coming to an “attack-style defense” and he got to know Bowles years ago and there were subsequent discussions as he considered playing for Bowles with the Jets last season.

Suh said he loves to move the line of scrimmage, a concept he learned from head coach Bo Pelini at Nebraska, and to be a part of a defense that does that.

Blips of me “in a negative light” is how Suh characterized himself appearing on dirtiest player lists and things that paint him as a bad guy.

Answering Joe’s question about what he learned about game preparation in extreme heat from his three seasons with the Dolphins (2015-2017) , Suh, without any sarcasm in his voice, said he loves, loves, loves the Florida heat and said he believes it’s an advantage. He used to train in Mississippi and he truly believes it prepares players to play in any conditions. Suh did not miss a game during his Dolphins career.

Gerald McCoy is a friend, Suh said. They spent time at the Super Bowl but didn’t talk before his Tampa arrival.

Joe asked about Suh’s memories of watching Buccaneers offensive linemen on film and playing against them, and the only guy Suh mentioned was retired Carl Nicks.

Overall, Suh was his usual polished, off-the-field self. Asked about his play a few different ways, Suh used the “proof is in the pudding” line multiple times.

19 Responses to “Ndamukong Suh Arrives At One Buc”

  1. DB55 Says:

    Last time I talked to Gerald was at the Super Bowl he was there to cheer me on. – Suh

    Bruh that is the best shade I’ve ever heard. So smooth the simpletons didn’t even pick up on it. Too busy asking about penalties and how mean he is. Sad sad culture in TB.

  2. Todd Says:

    Did you or anyone ask him about the knock of taking plays off during last year’s season?

  3. DB55 Says:

    I found the questions to be rude and basic. Only one member of the media seemed to welcome our new SUPER BOWL caliber 3tech. Someone graciously congratulated him on his engagement.

    The rest of the clowns asked the same question: how about your penalties? You’re too rough. We don’t like that around here. We hope you don’t think you’re going to replace Geraldine. We love his soft caring nature. No! You can’t have his number it’s our only memory of him since he never made any memorable plays on the field. Go away meanie, bring back Geraldini.

  4. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Ivgotta watch it later.

  5. Mike Johnson Says:

    It all remains..To Be Seen. Show me this so called..new and improved product on the field. Every year, its the same ole GD hype. Win some Games Bucs. Lets get to the playoffs. Aye?

  6. JP_09 Says:

    WELCOME TO TAMPA NDAMUKONG!!!! Can’t wait to watch Suh and Vea terrorize offenses this season

  7. Bucsfanman Says:

    DB55- I guess you missed the part that says they are friends. Why would Suh cast “shade” on GMC? That’s just something YOU think should be emphasized.

    I got to listen to part of the presser and it was really annoying how many different ways he was asked about his “dirty play”. Embarrassing really! For a town that wants a winner, we sure are afraid of a football player that’s a “bully”! Well, guess what people, it’s football! I’d rather have 4 Suhs than 4 GMCs on my defense.
    Grow some freakin’ juevos for goodness sake!

    Welcome Mr. Suh!

  8. DB55 Says:


    How about the part where he said he talked to ice cream about joining the team in years past?

    You mean to tell me there was a chance to get Suh and GMC on the same line and it didn’t happen. I wonder why? Maybe ice cream would take a pay cut to get Suh onboard? Inquiring minds want to know.

  9. Bucsfanman Says:

    DB55- Hey man, I don’t argue that we let GMC dictate way too much over the years. The Aaron Donald one still gives me nightmares. Even though I blame management, it was Gerald’s little hurt feelings that got in the way of getting a generational player.
    Suh AND GMC?! Yes sir, that would’ve been a force. We’ll never know.
    Frankly, I think things needed to go down like this for the organization and for its fans.
    I’m looking forward to seeing Suh on the field. It’s been a while since we saw a legitimate bad a$$!

  10. Todd Says:

    A) I love how articulate Suh is. Very intelligent.

    B) I LOVE that he wants to wear #93!

    C) Repeat B.

  11. DB55 Says:


    Suh, LVD and JPP. Not bad imo.

    Eager to find out how this secondary is going to shape out. I anticipate VH3 getting cut. So we’ll need at least 1 cb and 1 safety. I’m all in on Whitehead but I’m think BA/Bowles will want a proven vet back there at safety. Mike Edwards will play a lot just not sure he’ll start at safety but wtfdik

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I’ll be rooting for him to have his best seasons for us when the season starts.

    I will say this…the man is impressive looking…and incredibly soft spoken considering his reputation.

    I hope Vea stays healthy. If he goes down again, we’re pretty much screwed.

  13. DB55 Says:


    Thanks for not letting me down my friend. I love the fact that the one attribute you admired is how soft spoken he was. 🤣🤣🤣

    McFlurries are so predictable, smh.

  14. Bucsdelight Says:

    “I’m definitely not taking Gerald’s spot,” Suh said. “Gerald’s set in stone at this franchise for many, many years. Very successful, played at a very high level. I’ve got a great relationship with him. The last time we actually spoke was at the Super Bowl (last season), with him wishing me the best luck. Our relationship is good as far as I know from the last time we’ve spoken. I wish him all the best in his endeavors. I’m not here to replace him. I’m here to kind of make my own path alongside this team and be a shining emblem of some sort to help get to a winning, successful situation.”

  15. ATLBucs Says:

    You mean to tell me there was a chance to get Suh and GMC on the same line and it didn’t happen. I wonder why? Maybe ice cream would take a pay cut to get Suh onboard? Inquiring minds want to know.

    It could still happen this year. It seems as if no team wants to pay what GMC thought he could get. Maybe we can resign him for 8 mil

  16. ATLBucs Says:

    55 I anticipate VH3 getting cut.

    From Joe’s latest article, BA still sees VH3 as a starter.

  17. Reach87 Says:

    Bucsdelight…thanks for posting what was said. Shows Suh exhibiting class and Select Bucs “fans” making stuff up to suit their narrative. Go Bucs!

  18. rrsrq Says:

    I can agree with DB55 on the media questions
    – definitely not welcoming
    I like how he answered the questions
    – check the records, the proof is in the pudding

    I guess now that GMC is gone, they need some drama to report on

  19. ElioT Says:

    So no one called him out for his alledged “loafs”?