A Sonny Football Fantasy
By son of a son of a shula
Ndamakong Suh is a Miami Dolphin. Has that sunk in yet? I honestly still can’t believe that it’s true, that one of the premiere marquee players in the league and a Son favorite is actually on our team. Well here’s how his first season in Miami played out in this Sonny Fantasy.
It’s late January in 2016 and the Dolphins are in contention to go to the Super Bowl all they need is one more win. Leading the way is a stellar Dolphin Defensive line led by none other than Ndamakong Suh. Suh has wreaked havoc across the NFL in the 2015 season; he’s been by and large unblockable and considered by most a shoe in for Defensive Player of the Year. The first in Miami since Jason Taylor earned the honor following the 2006 season.
NDominant Suh as he began to be called was the main thrust for a Miami team that had trouble passing the 8-8 mark the last couple of years. With 75 tackles, 9 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 which he recovered and his pick 6 TD were amazing and he allowed the rest of the defense to make plays while garnering so much attention. Suh consistently fought off double and triple teams to make big plays. It was his presence that allowed a middle of the road defense to soar to dominance.
Suh came to Miami as a free agent with the intention of putting together a Championship laden career and to cement a place for himself in Canton as one of the games greats. Without wasting any time Suh went out and established himself and the Dolphins defense as one of the best in the league. Bringing back memories for Dolphin fans of the famous “No Name” defense opponents found it almost impossible to establish a running game with Suh clogging the interior of the line. Passing wasn’t much easier as teams found themselves engulfed in a relentless pass rush which featured Cameron Wake having his best season as a pro earning 16 ½ sacks and a third consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl.
It was the Dolphin Defense that led the way but a much improved Offense under second year Coordinator Bill Lazor showed that Miami was on the way to being a powerhouse. Rookie running back Todd Gurley who led all rookies in rushing and is in the running for Rookie of the Year was the missing piece for the Dolphins who became a team capable of running the clock as they dominated opponents in time of possession. Another key for the Dolphins was the health and well being of the offensive line which for the first time in several seasons wasn’t besieged by injuries. Ryan Tannehill built on his previous three seasons by turning in his best season as a pro and leading the Fins offense to the playoffs for the first time since the 2008 season.
In his latest interview Coach Joe Philbin had this to say about Suh, “In all of my years of coaching and being around football I have never seen a more dominant season by an interior lineman.” Philbin likely had his job saved by Suh as he entered the season where many considered it a make or break year for him. With the signing of Suh, Philbin took advantage and put together a playoff squad poised to battle for the chance to play for a Lombardi trophy.
All is well in Miami.
I have a couple of FU’s to give out:
The guy at the store: I’m putting my card into my wallet, you can see that, so you don’t have to shove the receipt under my nose and say “here’s your receipt. FU, I know.
To Apple and this facacta safari browser: Why don’t you have an end button or why don’t you go back to where I was after I refresh. I hate scrolling ALL the way down every time, it’s not even scrolling it’s like finger banging your phone – FU.
And FU to the Patriots, simply on general principal