Ndamukong Suh: “We Understand How We Struggled Against Them”

January 28th, 2021

Even if the Kansas City Chiefs took their foot off the gas against the Bucs after jumping out to a 17-0 lead in Week 12, that’s irrelevant.

The Bucs walked away from that 27-24 loss with a lot of confidence.

That’s become obvious through so many interviews of Tampa Bay players as the Bucs-Chiefs Super Bowl approaches.

One of those players is Ndamukong Suh, who paid a visit to Ray Lewis and Michael Irvin on Inside The NFL this week.

“We understand how we struggled against them,” Suh said with confidence about the Chiefs offense. “Really, the problem for us was we ran out of time.”

Suh went on to talk about a key will be the Bucs’ front-7 keeping Patrick Mahomes in the pocket. And with a big grin, he added how happy he is to have Vita Vea back to eat double teams that would come his way.

As for the Bucs thinking about hosting a Super Bowl, Suh said that’s been on players’ minds for many weeks. There hasn’t been a pure one-game-at-a-time mindset. “It’s been a huge conversation … a conversation that’s been steadily had,” he said.

Joe’s pulling for Suh to have a big game. A “W” in his second Super Bowl as the anchor for the NFL’s best run defense, and with six sacks, should cement Suh’s future enshrinement in Canton.


33 Responses to “Ndamukong Suh: “We Understand How We Struggled Against Them””

  1. Robert Says:

    One of my favorite players. Not only a monster, but smart and indestructible.

    Only time will catch up to him. So glad we went and got him and let the other guy walk.

  2. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Just read we’re wearing our lucky white uniforms for the SB.

  3. Bucfanforever Says:

    Now they get more time. 60 minutes of glory

  4. OBF Says:

    The Bucs will have the advantage of struggling this year, the Chief’s have been flying high. I don’t think that the Bucs can be rattled, I do think that the Chiefs can be! The Bucs defense needs to lay the lumber early and often playing old school painful defense, lots of hats hitting the ball !
    Reminds me of the old Rams – Bucs games.

  5. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Gonna miss Suh a lot. I liked McCoy actually, but Suh is an absolute ROCK. Wish we could have him for another 10yrs. Replacing him adequately will be critical to our defense next year

  6. Buc4evr Says:

    Suh is going to be in beast mode. Mean and nasty and stepping on toes. LOL.

  7. Winny Testaverde Says:

    This has to be killing McCoy…picked one spot after Suh…replaced by Bucs with the #93 no less…might be sporting a black robe and playing with Batman Dark Knight the day of the Super Bowl. A win would indeed cap Suh’s career off in style.

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    we need you big time SUH!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  9. Lokog Says:

    Win by any means

  10. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Suh has a dominant, destructive game left in him. Love to see it in the SB

  11. David Says:

    I just really see the front 4 dominating this game. I also see the Buccaneer offense exploding with more consistency and putting up almost 40

  12. Adrnagy Says:

    Bucs defense will xplode. And crush the chiefs. They know how we lost and it’s a revenge.
    If it comes down to a field goal I hope succop will be ready.

  13. adam from ny Says:

    suh must be so happy to have vita back, clogging the middle up with him again…


    they clog sheet up!

  14. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    So So glad that KC will be without two starting OL. One of ’em an All Pro.

  15. Chris Boyd Says:

    i love that him, and jpp, vv, and lvd are getting a week of rest. hopefully it helps the safeties too. if we’re rested and the dont get schwartz back, we should be able to absolutely dominate the line of scrimmage, and thats a great start to a good gameplan against them. lets f’in go!!!!

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    The Rams let their Super Bowl opportunity slip away 2 years ago when the Pats held the Rams high-scoring offense to only 3 points. But the Rams’ defense, with Suh anchoring that DLine, did their job & held the also high-scoring Pats … and Tom Brady … down to only 13 points that day (2 FGs & 1 rushing TD).

    I’d be ecstatic if our defense holds the Chiefs to 13 points in this Super Bowl … as long as our offense scores at least 14 points. Ndamukong Suh is gonna have a monster game. We got this.

  17. Jmarkbuc Says:


    A little backwards on the draino reference

  18. SlyPirate Says:


    You’re confident Suh will not return next year. My guess is the Bucs would love to have him back.

    Do you believe he’ll retire or chase more money than the Bucs can afford?

  19. Cobraboy Says:

    I will not be surprised if Suh comes back in ’21 on a team-friendly deal.

  20. Liaastnfrmafar Says:

    I don’t think KC is going to be ready for the power of this front D 7. If they can’t rush Mahomes and limit his time to think and make poor choices. Bucs secondary is best up and young, they need to keep Hill in front of them. Bucs D is going out to hurt people SB Sunday.

  21. Liaastnfrmafar Says:

    Sorry beat up

  22. rrsrq Says:

    we definitely will need Suh this game, we need him all over Mahommes turf toe.

  23. Gordon Says:

    Tom Brady is the greatest Quarter Back ever to play the game. Sud is a great player and should be kept with the Bucs because if he plays hard with Brady and others they will definitely win the Super Bowl!!!!

  24. ModHairKen Says:

    Ndamukong Suh is a great man.

  25. Defense Rules Says:

    Cobraboy … I agree. I think Suh will be back for one more year with the Bucs even after we win the Super Bowl next Sunday. I kinda feel that the Bucs are the first team that really embraced & appreciated him for who he is. I don’t think that Detroit ever really appreciated him enough (to meet his price), and I’m sure that the Dolphins didn’t because they only kept him for 3 yrs out of a 6-yr contract (even though they paid him an average of $20 mil a year & made him the highest paid defensive player at the time). His 1 year with the Rams kinda tells me that Ndamukong didn’t really fit what they were looking for, even though he played a key role IMO in getting them to the SB.

    Although the Bucs aren’t paying him nearly as much as he made with those other 3 teams, I kinda get the impression that he’s taken a mentor role here & really enjoys it. Time will tell, but I think most Bucs’ fans really appreciate what he adds to this defense. I can see him in the HOF one day (with Ira leading the charge) and also in our Ring of Honor … as #93.

  26. Teflon Don OG Says:

    I wonder what team he would retire with after his career is over. After we win next Sunday I would be surprised if he retired with any other team than ours

  27. dmatt Says:

    I wouldn’t mind going after Bama’s DT Christian Barmore. He’s young, powerfully, agile, aggressive, n hungry. Let him replace Suh. Let’s do it!

  28. DaBux Says:

    If Suh, Shaq, and JPP all have monster games, the outcome will be legendary. And Suh knows it. It’s time to make his mark.

  29. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Last week Vita Vea was supposed to play only 20 snaps but played 33 and look at the pressure we brought. He should be good to play most of the snaps this time . They gotta keep Mahomies in the pocket and collapse it sooner. Even though they sacked Rodgers 5 times and pressured him plenty he still threw for 364 yards and 3 tds. Mahomies will throw for that and then some. They better hope the Chiefs don’t do a lot of edge running because that’s our run game’s biggest weakness. If the offense doesn’t score early and the defense can’t keep them from it then will run out of time again. We’ll have to score atleast 45 points to win.

  30. 813bucboi Says:


    i like that kid too….but he’s top 20 imo….

    i say trade our 1st round pick to the texans for jj watt….we’re still in the WIN NOW mode!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  31. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    If Suh don’t make it to the hall then it’s rigged!!!

  32. DalvinCookRules Says:

    Hopefully these words don’t come back to haunt him (and us fans) if we end up losing by 40. The key sentence in this article was that KC “took their foot off the gas”.

    I have a feeling they aren’t going to make the same mistake twice, and certainly not on the biggest stage.

  33. Bobby Says:

    KC hasn’t been beating anybody by 40 let alone us. I said last time we played them that I liked our chances and this time I like our chances even more.