Ndamukong Suh Talks Partnership Versus Dictatorship

June 8th, 2021

Instead of One Buc Palace, today Joe will call team headquarters One Buc Cooperative.

That was the vibe sent out by the senior member of the Tampa Bay defense, future Hall of Fame defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Suh was asked after minicamp today about how Bucco Bruce Arians isn’t a taskmaster and gives veteran players a lot of rope in crafting the organization’s approach to them physically and mentally.

Suh replied by praising Arians for building a trusting environment for players and coaches, complemented by open communication.

And he lauded Arians for clear, realistic and fair expectations of players.

All all of that is a reason Suh may be in Tampa for many seasons to come.

“One my excitements of continuing to be here and being a Buc, and wanting to play for a coach like that, because it’s not seen as I have to do different things,” Suh said. “It’s more or less a partnership versus a dictatorship is how I view the whole situation here. And it’s something exciting that I’m happy to be a part of.”

Great line by Suh, “partnership versus a dictatorship.” Man, the Bucs have had many dictators as head coaches over the years. Some were listened to; some were tuned out.

None were anything like Arians.

32 Responses to “Ndamukong Suh Talks Partnership Versus Dictatorship”

  1. Cobraboy Says:

    I doubt Arians sees “toes” or “lines,” much less synchronizing the two.

    The Bucs aren’t “youngry.” They are “maturgry.”

    Suh a Buc for more years is an excellent thought, maybe long enough to wear red to Canton…

  2. BucEmUp Says:

    My only comlaint with Arians was him giving up playcalling. It just about sank the ship. Thank the football gods for Brady coming here and saving that situation.

    Other than that, BA has always been a players coach and Jason Licht deserves ALL OF THE CREDIT for Arians coming here.

    As much as I hate to say this, Lovie Smith gets a tiny tiny tiny bit of credit for hiring Jason Licht. Thats all he gets though…

  3. webster Says:

    I see we have another casual who does not understand that BL has done a great job with playcalling. Even with brady being micd up praising BL for his play calling and brady and arians on numerous occasions in interviews praising BL, we have lames unwilling to do so. Really idiotic at this point.

  4. mark2001 Says:

    Look out Ndamukong…keep talking like that and they will start calling you Socialist Suh.

  5. Allbuccedup Says:

    Veterans like Brady and Suh you should give them all the slack you can they always come to win, they don’t have off field issues that in itself shows professionalism, maturity and a love for the game.

  6. gp Says:

    Where did you get your education?
    Need to know so I can warn all family and friends not to waste their money there!
    Just kidding……..

  7. JimmyJack Says:

    BucEmUp our path to Championship greatness was designed and setup by Lovie Smith. He is the engineer that started this path. This is his creation.

    Yall would likely deface and spit vile on it but Im 100% in favor of erecting a Lovie statue outside of Ray Jay……….He is the only man, after all, who has hif fingerprints on both Buccaneer Super Bowl titles!!!

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    @Ndamukong Suh … “And it’s something exciting that I’m happy to be a part of.”

    That statement by Suh says boatloads about not just Suh but also this TEAM. This is his 4th team now, and I seriously doubt that he was ‘excited’ like that when he was with the Lions, Dolphins or even the Rams. And what’s especially intriguing is that he’s THAT excited as a 34-year-old DLineman going into his 12th year.

    Of course, he’s got plenty of company on the Bucs in that regard. Tom Brady is obviously ‘excited’ about this season and he’s going into his 22nd year as a 43-year-old. JPP’s ‘excited’ it seems like and he’s going into his 12th season as a 32-year-old. LVD’s obviously ‘excited’ and he’s going into his 10th season as a 31-year-old (ahah yes, the youngster of the group).

    What’s noteworthy about all 4 of those guys to me is that they’re all the cream of the crop; yup, generational players IMO. They’re the Alpha Dogs and they not only know how to ‘get after it’ but also how to lead & motivate our younger players. And what’s really cool on top of all that is that our coaching staff knows how to best use their talents & skills to get the very best out of them. Gotta love it when a plan comes together.

  9. gp Says:

    OK. I’ll bite
    Aside from the Licht connection…
    What convoluted path brought you to that conclusion?

  10. gp Says:

    @ DR
    You left out one thing.
    As “old” (that hurts) as they are, they still bring it at an elite level!

  11. mark2001 Says:

    GP.. Calling him a Socialist is just as accurate as calling moderate folk socialists in todays world, as some ignorant folks in some circles do. Sanders? Yes. a socialist. And he admits it. Most of the others out there that want to go back to pre-Reagan Tax rates when we were “great again”? Or roll back more current tax cuts? Not Socialists.

    BTW… I attended many colleges over the years in a couple of states, including Florida and have many degrees, including an MBA. So I know a little about economics.

  12. ModHairKen Says:

    JPP, Suh, Brady, AB, Fournette, Angry Red, Gronkowski — these are all Top 10 or better at their positions at one time or another, and one is the best ever in the history of the league.

    They all CHOSE to come here.

    Something is being done right. And it starts with the Glazer family. They have never given up on trying to build this team back to where it was in the late 90s through 2008, after making a change that did not work out. If those wankers across the pond don’t wake up, they are going to sell Man U and say good riddance.

  13. mark2001 Says:

    It is called a little humor.

  14. gp Says:


  15. gp Says:

    And I was referring to history

  16. SB~LV Says:

    Ray Perkins 3 a day partnerships

  17. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Calling Suh a “Socialist” is a bit of a stretch I would say. 😄

    To me, he is merely a typical American democrat in his attitudes. (Note the small d.)

    My prediction is that the man will be a billionaire (perhaps many times over) after his time in the NFL is done and before he is through with his life. He is incredibly smart and will be a super successful capitalist businessman.

  18. SB~LV Says:

    Jimbo … are you saying Buccoin into Bitcoin 🤑

  19. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    I liked Lovie Smith and had high hopes when he came to the Bucs. I was very disappointed with him He blew his golden opportunity careerwise, sad to say. I still respect him, though, and wish him well.


    Defense rules, you forgot Gronk, Evan’s & Brown. All vets and future HOF’s. All excited to play for Bucs.

  21. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    SB~LV, and more! 😆


    FYI, Suh way underrated for his play in the SB, he beat on Mahomes.

  23. stpetebucsfan Says:


    “Suh a Buc for more years is an excellent thought, maybe long enough to wear red to Canton…”

    I like the way you think!

    @D.R. This a team built for you and I to love. Lots of old dudes still getting after it. Fires me up when I workout. I do not believe I’ve seen a team this old and this good since the days of George Allen.

  24. Winny Testaverde Says:

    I remember the 2010 draft…knowing Suh was the better DT than McCoy but Detroit was one spot ahead and took him. Suh joining the Bucs rights yet another wrong of the lost decade. No coincidence that with Ariana arrival McCoy was sent packing and Suh was signed. He knew…

  25. mark2001 Says:

    Winny…yeah…we seemed to be snake bitten…. Suh… Megatron… Joe Thomas…. seemed like we were always a pick or two away from a great player in the old days. But thankfully times have changed.

  26. German Buc Says:

    @Cobraboy: Suh will wear red and pewter to Canton – even – god forbid – if this is his last season. OK, he was a Lion for 5 years, went to 4 Pro Bowls, and was All-Pro in his rookie season while he is only in his 3rd year with the Bucs with no Pro Bowls. But in my books, it’s the ring that gave him the shot to get a gold jacket.

  27. Defense Rules Says:

    @StPete … “Lots of old dudes still getting after it. Fires me up when I workout.”

    LMAO St Pete. Still exercise 1 hour a day (old habits die hard), but can’t say that I’m motivated by a bunch of 30-year-olds getting paid millions to stay in tip-top shape & play the game that they all love. I am, however, a lot more thankful for Aleve nowadays. Hang in there with those workouts.

  28. Hope springs eternal Says:

    Everything is rosey after winning the Super Bowl. Very hard work lies ahead to repeat. It is nice to see vets with long experience blending with talented new comers. That is a credit to Arians and his staff. Anybody who has played team sports knows what it feels like to be part of team that really bonds together. Especially with a team that wins most of their games.

  29. lambeau Says:

    The maturity of the team leaders is remarkable, and it is keeping sulky Lenny and crazy AB firmly in line–BA is smart enough to let the leaders lead.

  30. Tc Says:

    Arians seems like a cool coach

  31. SlyPirate Says:

    Schiano vs BA

  32. Jonny Says:

    @Mark2001, you seem like a chip of the shoulder leftist that seeks out political conflict and confrontation when people around you may have better things to do. Grow up.