Suh is here, everything is different now
by son of a son of a shula
Aw would you shut up and quit saying the same thing over and over again son – sheesh we’re sick of it. I understand if you feel that way but let me explain a little before you tune me out. Once in a while things happen to teams and it changes them, sometimes for the better – see Shaq to the Lakers and sometimes not so much – see Haynesworth to the Redskins. Of course without having seen Suh yet to play a game in Miami either way is possible. Suh chose to come to Miami to establish himself as one of the great players in history and to become a champion. Quite frankly the change in this team is palpable.
The Dolphins paid 114 million dollars and in walked instant swag. Suh wasn’t going to go to a loser, he had enough of that. It was evident that Miami was close but lacked a couple of ingredients. Swag ie; confidence and leadership among them. Suh brings both. Throw out a few chumps who didn’t embrace a team first attitude along with a few guys who simply didn’t get it done and bring in a bonafide superstar. Suh plays 80% of the snaps a year, goes to ProBowls, and forces teams to have to game plan against him. How many Offensive Coordinators lost sleep over facing Starks or Odrick? Be honest.
Suh strives to be great and everyone around him feeds off of that. Suh makes us legit. No longer is Miami a team that has decent talent but can’t get over the hump. We now have expectations. Expectations of making the playoffs, finally. Suh makes everyone on the team legit. How much would everyone be questioning the big contract Tannehill, without a playoff appearance, got without Suh being here. Without Suh could we even have taken a potential star Wide Receiver with the 14th pick in the draft or had to settle for a player to help out the front 7 who got smoked last December.
The X’s and O’s are pretty simple. Miami has a beast coming right through the front door, lining up a few short steps from your QB. You have to design to block him and even then you are likely not too. He then makes both of the DE’s job easier, he makes the Linebacker’s jobs easier and if the secondary, which happens to have Brent Grimes, doesn’t have to cover as long they instantly become better. These things are simple to figure out and to understand. The difference is what happens on the sidelines, at practice and in the locker room. Guys see this greatness, this desire and dedication up close every day. They all become better. This is why the name “Chief” has been given to Suh inside the locker room and by the coaches. The Chief is showing them how to be great.
Enjoy this run Dolphin fans. We’re in for a fun ride with Suh shredding offensive lines as Miami kicks ass this year.
Ryan Tannehill based on every video I have seen looks so good. He pops up out of his drop and is firing darts. He’s running bootlegs, I’ve seen him running drills for the read option. His speed looks good. Everything is looking good for Tannehill as he enters year 2 in the Lazor Offense. Is Ryan about to become a Pro Bowler?
Jamil Douglas wasted no time taking first team snaps. He may have the opportunity to lock down the LG position with Dallas Thomas now nursing a shoulder injury. I’m anxious to see him in pre season games.
LaMichael James has elicited quite a bit of buzz so far. Is he the change of pace guy we really haven’t had in some time. Even Ricky and Ronnie were similar.
Jarvis “Juice” Landry for all he did last year to endear us this early he has fully surpassed so far this year. We may be watching another bonafide star round into shape. The future is so bright for him. I love the energy and devotion he brings. We’re all excited to watch his second season here with the Dolphins.
Terrence Fede is said to be making huge steps and based on the talk you hear may very well be a huge part of the team this season. He’ll [play Special teams and play a pivotal rotational role in the D-Line. He should be a lot of fun to watch these next few weeks.
There are more. I love the vibe I get from camp this year. The competition is tough but so is the resilience. Guys like Brice McCain, who’s going at it every day with Landry and receiving high praise or Jordan Cameron fitting in seamlessly with this offense and becoming a legit Red Zone threat for us. We see Greg Jennings with his inspired play and leadership becoming a trusted target. Rashad Jones appears to be gearing up for a Pro Bowl type of year and Ju’wan James showing improvement entering his second year after a stellar rookie year.
Looking Good Miami.
Suh is here, everything is different now!