Suh The Leader

June 5th, 2019


Oh boy, here comes leader talk!

There seems to be a specific subject that fans of certain teams love to talk about. With the Rays, it is attendance. Friggin’ team could have the best record in baseball and people up in the press box pant and drool and stand at attention the moment the game attendance is announced.

“Who’s winning?”

“Uh, I dunno, but I know how many people showed up!”

With Bucs fans it is leaders! He’s a leader! He’s not a leader! He could be a leader! He should be a leader! LEADERS!!!

So naturally, yesterday after the first practice for Ndamukong Suh, Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians was asked if Suh is already a leader.

“I mean leadership is something you earn,” Arians said. “He’s been here a day or two. He’s got a reputation so, we’ll earn that in camp.”

Joe doesn’t give a damn if Suh can lead a group of six-year olds on a hot summer day to an ice cream truck. Joe is far more concerned if Suh can gets sacks and not coast through the regular season as so many respected NFL analysts have claimed he did in Los Angeles last year.

Just do your job man, that all Joe wants.

33 Responses to “Suh The Leader”

  1. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Miss McCoy already? He wasn’t even a captain last year.

  2. adam from ny Says:

    kong suh = the hulk

  3. adam from ny Says:

    kong suh loosens toilet bowls when he sits on them…no joke

  4. adam from ny Says:

    and he’s a smart dude…unlike that dude who gave that 22 minute press conference in carolina yesterday, that was boring af…after 15 minutes i couldn’t take it any more and shut it off

  5. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Have to agree. I am tired of the leader-sp!t talk. Most do not know what the heck that is. GMC was alleged to be a “leader by example” – what the heck is that? Suh can’t do worse.

  6. D-Rome Says:

    The only leader I care about on this team is Bruce Arians.

  7. Doolnutts Says:

    I hate the “leader” thing myself as it is often overblown. What I will say though is I did not appreciate Kwon or McCoy both dancing around like children while we are losing by double digits. (Notice new regime replaced both). I don’t care if Suh ends up being a leader or not. The guy is on a 1 year deal for a reasonable price, in fact I don’t expect too much out of him at all this was a mega deal for him. BUT that being said I will bet money this guy doesn’t dance on the sidelines if we are down big. He might make dumb bone headed penalties for over aggression but I would rather have that any day of the week over a bunch of dancing idiots with no care in the world for the team.

  8. Doolnutts Says:

    *** this WAS NOT a mega deal for suh is what that was supposed to say

  9. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Think teams need leaders but they just grow into it naturally. I think suh is going to be a football player period & is looking at this year as an investment in himself with a great return. Suh is buddies with Warren Buffet so he has his eyes looking past football.

  10. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Sounds a little raw for jettisoning McCoy still, and wants to hold Suh to a higher standard. If Suh doubles the amount of tackles that McCoy had last season that in itself would be a huge improvement.

  11. Sport Says:

    Sport Says:
    June 3rd, 2019 at 12:54 am
    ‘Shill Joe’. I have a question for you. I’m pretty sure you and Ira were discussing locker room/player leadership on this podcast.

    How could that possibly be?

    I’m pretty sure you blew a gasket a few weeks ago about how player leadership doesn’t matter and you didn’t think it applied to success…?

    Help a brother out?

    For reference I am in the camp of leadership and culture as being as important as blocking and tackling. Ask the military if they think leadership is important….

  12. Totally Exonerated Says:

    If the ice cream reference wasnt done on purpose, I’ll be extremely disappointed. 🙂

  13. 813bucboi Says:


    you have to stop with the “coast thru the regular season”….lol….he wasnt coasting, he was pacing himself…..huge difference….

    when you coast, you just go thru the motions and could care less if you win or lose(GMC)….

    when you pace yourself, you end up in the playoffs healthy and have enough energy to dominate on your way to the SB(SUH)…..

    imo, let suh do suh…dont change him….him “coasting” thru the regular season has help 3 teams make the playoffs…..i hope the trend continues!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  14. Todd Says:

    Leadership is NOT doing a Batman dance as an attention-whore, it’s taking the mic in a t-shirt and simply saying, “It’s time to get to work.”

    Mic 🎤 Drop

  15. adambomb418 Says:

    I like the ice cream truck comment.

  16. 813bucboi Says:


    you got it twisted….

    instead of wanting suh to “get sacks”, you should be wanting suh to get STOPS when the games on the line!!!!!….change the locker room culture….teach VV how to be an aggressive DT/N…..

    i’ll take less sacks from suh if it translates to team success…..

    GO BUCS!!!!

  17. Lamarcus Says:

    Now with GMC in Wakanda as a Black Panther…. Never mind. I’ll just say a coasting Suh is better than any GMC TODAY.

  18. Youngbucs Says:

    Joe is just a troll

  19. Race to 10 Says:

    Joe is a trolling Geraldine lover. All the positives about this guy come from someone else’s column that you insert. Really at 32 your basically worried the guy will be Chris Baker and that is kinda pathetic honestly. You seem to be the only one pushing that coasting narrative locally

  20. Unimpressed Says:

    Jameis is supposed to be the one leading. If Suh is the leader, we’re in bad shape.

  21. kmattin Says:

    Sacks, sacks, sacks. Sacks are not as important as turnovers. Collapse the pocket, put pressure on the QB to throw before he is ready. Turnovers, not sacks. Quit whining about sacks.

  22. NOSBOS Says:

    Screw if he can sacks,he’ll better serve the Bucs doing what he’s always done. Stuff runs and tackles for lost. See,that forces teams to be one dimensional thusly creating more opps or chances to force turnovers. Sacks don’t do that as much. Pointless @$$ stat.

  23. Marine Buc Says:

    I wonder if Suh invited the team to a vegan meal with soy milkshakes for desert. Wouldn’t that be cute… BARF!!!!!

  24. Bronco62 Says:

    Joe – I usually find your stuff informative and on point. But, your rant on leadership exposes your ignorance. Football is a team sport that requires leaders to guide all player to obtain objectives. If one player gets 12 sacks over 16 games and they are 5-11, they did not works as a team and they are all losers. Leaders enable team members to work towards common objectives and they feed off each other’s success. Tennis is an individual sport that requires no leadership.

  25. NOSBOS Says:

    And dude if you don’t think leadership accounts for much then you must’ve never played any organized sports in your life. Leadership is Huge from the standpoint of work put inn prior to a game,not all that rah rah gametime talk ish. If the best players on a team are viewed by lesser skilled players on the team as diligent workers they know they have to work harder in the weight room,in the classroom,during film study because it is the nature of the Biggest presence in the locker room. If you don’t get that we’ll.. You slow.

  26. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Really hope Suh can stick it to GMC and his little Revenge Tour. Lost a lost of respect for McCoy after his comments yesterday.

    It’s Suh Time Baby.

  27. NOSBOS Says:

    Let me say this my criticism for 93 has never been about the man. I don’t know him nor do I wish to know him. My criticism has always been about the antics on the field of play. When some say they lost a bit of respect for him the man,you should know he ain’t ever gave a d@$& about any of you. He just knew all the while showing his gums all the time would trick and make him more acceptable to many of you.

  28. NOSBOS Says:

    😁he played y’all and y’all fell for it hook,line and sinker. If y’all want a true idea of the former 93. Go watch the movie “Dshango unchained”,fast forward to Samuel L Jackson’s role in the movie. You’ll see his character is one way around his master(aa white man) but a totally different way around solely so-called black folks. See if Samuel had shown his true character to his master the master might have saw him as a threat and disposed of him. Sam’s role knew it was in his best interest to keep those gums exposed. Former 93 could careless about you people. His concern has always been the almighty dollar.

  29. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “and not coast through the regular season as so many respected NFL analysts have claimed he did in Los Angeles last year”. And how many of those ‘respected NFL analysts’ ever put in almost 900 snaps in the defensive trenches? Over 90% of the Rams defensive snaps … do ya think you might need to pace yourself when you’re on the field that much, constantly facing double teams from OLinemen weighing over 300 lbs each?

    Danged, the media in today’s society has turned into a bunch of whiney babies. Put on your big boy pants and stop speculating on things that the quasi-experts seem to know nothing about. These kinds of insinuations are chickenspit. Ndamukong Suh is helluva football player & we’re unbelievably lucky to have him on our team. Y’all need to get off his case & thank your lucky stars that he’s a Buc now.

  30. Phil Says:

    At least he’s not Gerald McCoy.

  31. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Thank you Joe! For whatever reason Bucs fans are obsessed with leadership! It is ridiculous.

  32. NOSBOS Says:

    Last 9 years have shown us all what it looks like to not have any now hasn’t it.

  33. NOSBOS Says:

    I’ve never once in my life heard of or seen championship team where there wasn’t a clear and defined leader. Be it a player or a coach. I dare anyone to give me an example.