A Return Of Ndamukong Suh Doesn’t Sound Promising

April 29th, 2022


It sure feels like a guy critical to the success of the Bucs defense the past three years, and who was extremely helpful with young players, is done with his Bucs days.

There is no word that Ndamukong Suh is history, and when Joe asked Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht tonight if the selection of versatile defensive lineman Logan Hall with the No 33 overall pick “shut the door” on Suh, Licht said, no. However, Licht specifically noted that injuries happen on the defensive line so the door isn’t shut for a return of Suh. And then Licht mentioned how injuries happen during the season.

That doesn’t sound like Suh will be back with the Bucs, barring injuries.

This could just have been a negotiating ploy by Licht, a way of Licht telling Suh, “Look man, we love you but you have to work with us here. There is only so much Team Glazer loot in the piggy bank.”

Of course, if Suh arrived midseason, he’s be paid much less than a full-season rate.

32 Responses to “A Return Of Ndamukong Suh Doesn’t Sound Promising”

  1. sasquatch Says:

    Suh’s leverage went down. We can’t just pay every aging vet what they want… Has any other team been throwing cash at Suh?

    I’m sure they’ll welcome him back if he wants to play for reasonable money…

  2. ModHairKen Says:

    Stop playing games and sign him. Bowles, ask Raheem if getting rid of Derrick Brooks was a good idea.

  3. adam from ny Says:

    like with all other positions you can lose one, but not both…

    lost rojo…kept lenny…

    lost whitehead…kept carlton…

    lost cappa…kept jensen…

    you can’t lose both jpp and suh…gotta bring one back !

  4. MadMax Says:

    We have Gholston and NOW Hall….Big V and Nacho …..we’re good!

  5. SOEbuc Says:

    Love ya Suh. Real good man all around. If you don’t return, thanks for helping us make history 🏴‍☠️

  6. SKBucsFan Says:

    I think it now dep3nds on how much Suh wants to get another ring. I’m sure they only offered him 2 or 3 million to play. If not we will be fine with what we have. Although Licht still needs to draft a DT

  7. WVBuc Says:

    Yeah, just pay him.

    I stop this shout in the darkness to add these disclaimers.

    Who cares about a salary cap? Give 12 million, add 8 voidable years and voila, can kicked down the road.

    Salary cap smalary cap, give Gronk the brinks truck treatment as well. Those voidable years won’t add up. Trust me.

    Is honey badger still free? Shoot, if so, throw another 20 million at him.

    Just pay everyone, the NFL won’t check too closely to our capanomics, they need Brady as bad as we do!

  8. sasquatch Says:

    ModHairKen Says:
    April 29th, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Bowles, ask Raheem if getting rid of Derrick Brooks was a good idea.

    Brooks didn’t play another down of football after the Bucs released him. He was shot.

    You can’t pay every aging veteran. Sorry. I’m all for Suh coming back at a team-friendly price.

  9. firethecannons Says:

    Mclendon is gone, JPP is gone, money will be found for N.Suh, he is very reliable.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    Why would picking a developmental DE shut the down on Suh when you need to win now? They shouldn’t even be related. In fact, that they took Hall instead of a much more pro-read Wyatt, should mean Suh is absolutely back. If Suh isn’t back, and we’re starting this kid, that’s a very bad thing as 95% of defensive lineman are not good their rookie years.

  11. WVBuc Says:

    BTW – I heard one of the best reasons…reasonings?…whichever, one of the most SMH worthy thing today that explains why you just don’t argue on the internet. Unfortunately, I often forget these lessens.

    Sometime in the few decades, I didn’t catch the year, the A&W company restaurants (vastly underrated IMO) added a 1/3 pound hamburger to their menu. Why? They priced it the same as McDonald’s 1/4 pound burger and wanted to go toe to toe with burger giant. It failed miserably.


    Well, in the end market studies revealed that customers believed the 1/4 pounder to be bigger than the 1/3 pounder because…digits. 4 is clearly bigger than 3, right?

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    WVBuc – The survey probably way overrepresented women, who are awful with numbers. It’s why your stove has a clock that you can just turn off, so you don’t overload them while they’re in the kitchen doing the dishes.

  13. RPK Says:

    SUH on 3/31 : “ Congrats to Todd Bowles on becoming head coach of a great team that still feels one man light on talent 👀“

  14. catcard202 Says:

    I am surprised that the FO passed on the UConn DT late in the 2nd …or didn’t make a move up for TxA&M’s Leal, when he was in striking distance in the 3rd.

    Add another 3-4 DT/DE type to pair up w/ Hall, Vea & JTS to get the Bucs DEF Front restocked for the next 4yrs. (3-4 DE/DT/DE & Jack OLB)

    Suh should know the FO still has the option of OU’s Winfery, UT’s Butler in the 4th or Eric Johnson-Missouri St later in Day3….If Suh’s still iffy or asking for too much coin.

  15. SOEbuc Says:

    He just had twins. Get out now. He’s his own agent and knows where the gigantic amount of money he has been paid throughout his career is.

  16. Esteban85 Says:


  17. sasquatch Says:

    If we draft another DT in round 4, Suh’s leverage drops a little more.

  18. Canabuc Says:

    Winfrey top of 4th?

  19. Canabuc Says:

    Winfrey if we take him would really solidify our trenches.

  20. Stone crab sam Says:

    Suh is a generational talent.
    Generational talents don’t grow on trees.
    What that means is they are very few and far in between.
    Pony up, and sign this man.

  21. sasquatch Says:

    ^Generational talent at the end of his career. Still good, but not worth breaking the bank for. So it doesn’t matter if he was once a generational talent.

  22. Cleanhouse Says:

    Suh is the reason our defense is decent at all. Get rid of him and we are trash.

  23. Power of Pewter Says:

    Great player on the downslope of his career. I wish he has one more year, but as no other team has shown interest I suspect he may be over-valuing himself

  24. BUCman Says:

    Yes, I believe it WAS a negotiating ploy. And it WOULD have worked if they drafted Davante Wyatt like they should have. But NOW that they ended up with Logan Hall the plan has backfired. They NOW have no choice but to sign Suh back and he knows it. Hall is no where near ready to start in the NFL. He will get pushed around like a rag doll in the run game. Suh has won the staring contest and the Bucs will have to pay up.

  25. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Clean house is right, he was the best Bucs dlineman last year. Nunez and Mclendon don’t cut it. What good is strengthening your DB’s if you’re weakening your Dline? A 33rd round rookie isn’t taking Suh’s place. Was Shaq restructured yet?

  26. adam from ny Says:

    suh will be back because he is “that important”…

    in fact you can put a captain “C” on his jersey…


  27. adam from ny Says:

    i think minter should also get one more year if he comes on the cheap

  28. adam from ny Says:

    unless they think britt is really really ready

  29. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I’m all for Suh coming back at a team-friendly price, but if he wants a ton of money, well then See Ya!
    I do not see any other teams waving big money at him, so perhaps he has overvalued himself.

  30. Tim R. Says:

    It’s time for a change on the defensive line. We need to get some younger in players for the future in of the defense. We have some good young guys that can move right in and in begin to play on now.

  31. JB Kickback Says:

    It’s time for a heart to heart with all three
    Suh, JPP and Gronk
    Let them know we want all three back but all we have is XYZ dollars to split

  32. Tom Harnish Says:

    Tampa, please resign Suh! He’s tenacious, he’s still very productive, it would be a good boost to Tampa’s DL to have Suh back. Compromise Tampa, we need Suh, offer more money to Suh, there’s great opportunity for Tampa this year with TB back!