NFL Network analyst (not reporter) Warren Sapp criticized the Lions after the season for getting too predictable in the way they used defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. The Lions’ coaching staff thought those criticisms were valid.
Detroit defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham says he has decided to move Suh around rather than just planting him at left defensive tackle and keeping him there, and Cunningham is even telling Suh to play the defensive tackle position the way Sapp played it.
“Warren will be happy; I’m going to move him all over the place now,” Cunningham said, via the Detroit Free Press. “As a matter of fact, I showed him some of Warren’s tape. Warren should be really happy.”
Sapp said he texted Lions G.M. Martin Mayhew last season and told him the Lions have to start getting more creative in the way they use Suh. Cunningham says he liked that idea.
“Warren played both sides,” Cunningham said. “I told Martin to call Warren and tell him I still love him.”
And Cunningham would love to see Suh play like Sapp.