“Make It A Living Hell For Him”

February 10th, 2021

Unless it’s a Super Bowl, the Bucs won’t play the Chiefs again until 2024, so why not share the Super Bowl game plan with the world.

Beastly future Hall of Fame defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh visited ESPN’s Stay In Bed show this week and was asked to explain the plan against Patrick Mahomes.

Simple, Suh said, Mahomes likes to roll/escape right so the Bucs wanted him to do the opposite.

“Our whole goal was to move him to his left and make him just really run and get him down to the ground,” said Suh, with an ultimate goal to “make it a living hell for him.”

Suh lamented allowing some good rushes by the Chiefs, but that was more about the great pride Suh takes in anchoring the NFL’s No. 1 rush defense for the past two years.

“Ultimately, we executed what Coach Bowles wanted,” Suh said, adding that the Bucs got “tons of pressures” and played a complete four-quarter game.

What a Super Bowl it was for Suh and, yeah, Joe called him a Hall of Famer. The five-time Pro Bowler has had a unique and versatile 11-year career, thriving with multiple teams in various defenses and racking up impressive numbers at his position.

And after reaching the Super Bowl with the Rams, now Suh has the ultimate prize in his pewter and red uniform.

24 Responses to ““Make It A Living Hell For Him””

  1. BUC CHEEKS Says:


  2. Leighroy Says:

    I remember being so disappointed that the Lions snagged him ahead of the Bucs in the draft and we got McCoy. GMC was fine, love him or hate him, but in the end we got a super bowl title with the former instead of the latter. Fate is a fickle mistress!

  3. Buccaboo Says:

    Does anybody remember who the previous #93 was? His name escapes me for some reason…..LOL

  4. Cainishere Says:

    Suh is the anchor of the defense as I said last March. As much as some of you may think he is replaceable, the fact is it would be difficult to do that. I think a 3 year deal to secure the line is the cheapest most reliable way to secure the position and it will allow Suh to retire as a Buccaneer instead of him going to another team and it would be doubtful he sees another Super Bowl.
    GO BUCS!!!!!

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Would like to keep him 1 more year…..but…..someone has to go……he may be the easiest one to replace in the draft……Shaq, the toughest.

  6. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    Suh and Vita are a very dangerous combo and they help our OLB eat QBS for lunch.

  7. unbelievable Says:

    I hope we can keep this d-line intact for 1 more year, and draft some of their replacements this spring.

    Definitely need a beastly DE/DT/OLB in rounds 1 and/or 2

  8. Devin DiPalma Says:

    I love Suh but still don’t understand the hate for McCoy. Wish he had been with us this year for the playoff run. Great player and a good man, he deserves a ring too.

  9. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    Sign Suh 1yr, Extend Brady, give Brady 2more years, A front office position, keys to the Jet, shoooooot give him ownership! LFG Now it’s time to KEEP THE BAND TOGETHER!

  10. SKBucsFan Says:

    I remember feeling the same thing Leighroy. GMC was a very good pick, but he didnt have the nasty side that Suh has. I was excited to hear Suh was signed as free agent thinking we finally got him.

  11. OBF Says:

    The guy is impressive off the field too!
    I wonder if he’ll tip his toe in the player agent world when he retires… now that he represents himself now.

  12. ncbucsfan Says:

    I disagree Tampabaybucfan, strongly! Suh is definitely the hardest to replace in the draft over Shaq! Edge-rushers are really deep in this draft! I’d definitely try to resign Shaq though!! If we cant sign Suh, I say Vea slides over to his position and we look for a NT in the draft….6’5 343 Tedarrell T.J. Slaton of Florida would be a good 3rd -4th rd pick that could start at the NT for us. He’d definitely fortify our run defense and keep us stout up front without using a premium draft pick.

  13. RioDeJaneiroBucsFan Says:

    I agree, Suh is HOF material and the SB ring made it much more doable.
    But with Vita Vea, Suh’s life is way much easier.
    I think he’ll give a home discount to stay in Tampa Bay because he knows it. Of course there’re other factors, but playing with the best NT in the league, every-snap-double-teamed VV is a massive asset, specially at this point of his career.

  14. Cainishere Says:

    NC? Moving Vita? no sir, You need Suh for the magic to happen.

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    ncbucsfan … “If we cant sign Suh, I say Vea slides over to his position and we look for a NT in the draft….6’5 343 Tedarrell T.J. Slaton of Florida would be a good 3rd -4th rd pick that could start at the NT for us. ”

    What made this DLine work in the playoffs is that we had BOTH Suh AND Vea. Without either, things probably would’ve turned out much differently.

    Suh has already stated that he wants to return to the Bucs for another year. I say Hallelujah … re-sign him & do it quickly before he changes his mind. After this year (assuming a 1-yr deal), Suh AND Vea AND JPP AND Gholston are all FAs (possibly Shaq too if we franchise tag him again for 2021). And oh ya, Davis & Whitehead would be FAs in 2022 also.

    Really hoping that the Bucs go for the whole enchilada 1 more year. All the chips on the table. We’ve got the starting talent IF we can re-sign them all. Big IF but that window will close really really fast. Bucs need to go ALL IN for 2021!!!

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Again……everyone wants to keep everyone….not going to happen.

    A DT is easier to replace than DE…usually no matter what the draft class is…..many DEs, OLBs simply don’t work out to be that great……Shaq is a special player…..younger….better longer term….Hell, Walter Football has no DEs projected as 1st round picks next year.

    Actually, the easiest to replace would probably be Godwin……Keep in mind, when you replace Godwin you are saving about $17 mil for other players…..and WRs are plentiful & we have a good backup corps….don’t want to do it….but have to make a sacrifice somewhere.

  17. 813bucboi Says:


    I agree….TJ Slaton would be a great pick in the mid rounds….

    If not c.baremore from bama or a OG/C in the 1st…

    I would like to come out of the draft with a couple trench players and a nickel CB….not a fan of Crockett….


  18. Buc1987 Says:

    Buccaboo …it’s what I’ve been saying for years….McCoy is easily forgettable once he leaves the Bucs.

  19. Brandon Says:

    Nobody has said it because most aren’t very observant… but the Bucs did not line up in their traditional 3-4 5 man front…. they played a 4-2 nickel almost the entire game with a two safety shell… they also didn’t press a ton at the LOS but still played man to man frequently as well as match up zone to disguise the coverages. in the past, the Chiefs ran defenses out of this alignment but we were good enough to stop the run enough, and had a lead, to keep them from putting up a huge day on the ground.

  20. Defense Rules Says:

    Brandon … I’m one of those who wasn’t very observant because you’re spot-on. There were 75 defensive snaps in the game …

    o ILBs: LVD had 75 snaps; White had 75 snaps … so neither one ever came off the field.
    o Secondary: Winfield had 75 snaps; Davis had 73 snaps; SMB had 73 snaps; Dean had 66 snaps; Whitehead had 51 snaps; Edwards had 35 snaps … so those 6 players had 373 snaps (or an average of 74.6 snaps for 5 positions, meaning that 5 of the 6 were always on the field).
    o DLine & OLBs: 8 players in this grouping had a total of 288 snaps (or an average of 72 snaps for a 4-man rotation, pretty close to the total of 75 defensive snaps in the game).

    So looking at those numbers it seems that the Bucs did use a ‘modified’ 4-2-5 defense almost exclusively.

    Looking at their other defensive numbers, they didn’t really blitz all that much either, like 10 total blitzes (White-3; LVD-3; SMB-3; Dean-1). Low number for a Todd Bowles defense. Our pressures on Mahomes though were off the charts (20 pressures all together, including 6 QB knockdowns, and 3 sacks). What an incredible performance.

  21. Aceofaerospace Says:

    As I said yesterday, nobody has to go. It comes down to what is more important to each player, play for less than market value in a state with no income tax and enter the season as the super favorite or go get as much money as you possibly can. I don’t blame anyone for either choice. Not sure what I would do if I were so blessed.

  22. Mike Says:

    Suh is his own agent. He will be back if he wants to be, and I have a feeling he does.

  23. Defense Rules Says:

    Mike … I’m confident that he’ll be back too. It seems strange, but a lot of Bucs’ fans don’t seem to get that Suh AND Vea together are virtually unstoppable. Either one by themselves can be handled, but together they’re beastly. And if an offense focuses on those two, then JPP & Shaq eat you alive.

    Bucs’ fans need to let it soak in that we just man-handled last year’s Super Bowl champs. Chiefs put up well over 6500 yards of offense this year, and scored an average of almost 30 PPG. But our Bucs’ defense literally humbled them, holding them to 3 FGs … period. And oh ya, 4-of-16 (25%) on 3rd & 4th down conversions.

    My thought is … why screw with what obviously works? The only FAs on this starting defense will be LVD, Suh & Shaq. This year the 3 of them made $34.6 mil, so even if you paid them the exact same amount for 2021, we’d be no worse off than we were in 2020 in terms of the salary CAP. And I’ve got a hunch $32 mil would be enough to retain all 3 (LVD $10 mil; Suh $8 mil; Shaq $14 mil). One more year of ‘keeping the band together’ and one more Super Bowl victory. That’s not asking too much, is it?

  24. Capt.Tim Says:

    Sometimes, I think we dont talk enough about Suh.
    He has been revitalized in Tampa. Together with Vea, they absolutely
    Clog the middle of the field.
    Against the Chiefs that was great for stopping the run.
    It was waaay more important for stopping Mahomes.
    He loves to scramble around, then escape down field, by running up a lane in the middle of the field.
    Suh and Vea collapsed the middle, and left Mahomes with no escape.
    That was huge.

    I hope Suh stays, wins another title, and retires a Buc!
    Suh and Jensen give both of our lines a bad ass attitude!