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Ndamukong Suh remembers destroying Panthers in training camp

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Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh sees plenty of reason for optimism this year.

First, he’s a fan of new coach Adam Gase. But he also remembers the thrashing they gave the league’s best offense last year, filing that away for future reference.

The Dolphins held joint practices with the eventual NFC champion Panthers last summer, and the practices were intense enough that the Panthers reportedly asked the Dolphins to dial it back the next day so they could work on their pass protection.

“There was a team in the championship [game] that we destroyed in camp,” Suh said, via David Neal of the Miami Herald. “But it doesn’t matter what you do in camp. It matters what you do through 17 weeks during the year.”

Of course, what the Dolphins didn’t do over the course of the year cause the change at the top, leading to them hiring Gase.

And while the 37-year-old Gase doesn’t have experience as a head coach, he was willing to take a gentle poke at one of the guys with more job security than he has, as Suh said the new coach mentioned his body composition during an early meeting.

“I love coach Gase,” Suh said. “In my short interactions with him, he’s a great coach. He’s very fiery and competitive. He was talking about my weight the other day and said, ‘I see you’re at only 17 percent body fat. I thought you’d be better than that.’ Things like that. Him being nagging, at the same time having fun with it.”

For now, Suh’s fine with it. And if it helps the Dolphins translate August practice field success to the regular season, he’ll probably be fine no matter what Gase says about his weight.

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39 Responses to “Ndamukong Suh remembers destroying Panthers in training camp”
  1. rucebay says: Feb 18, 2016 6:49 AM

    Practice? You want to talk about practice? I mean we talkin’ bout practice

  2. delhommed says: Feb 18, 2016 6:51 AM

    We’re talking about practice…. not a game… we’re taking about practice. Practice! You didn’t do much in that preseason game though did you? Go panthers

  3. nolahxc says: Feb 18, 2016 7:11 AM

    Donkey Kong Suh

  4. willnit says: Feb 18, 2016 7:15 AM

    Love that guy. Nothing but class and dignity from him at all times…

  5. curtw20151220 says: Feb 18, 2016 7:20 AM

    Suh has said during training camp the the Dolphins defensive looked great on paper but it doesn’t matter if you don’t play great during the season! Man, he was he right!!!

  6. tacomatiger says: Feb 18, 2016 7:32 AM

    Albert Haynesworth 2.0

  7. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Feb 18, 2016 7:44 AM

    Indy we old have raised a banner for this

  8. Probowler Teddy Bridgewater says: Feb 18, 2016 7:51 AM

    They thrashed the panthers in training camp? Just stop.

  9. grogansheroes says: Feb 18, 2016 7:55 AM

    Reason # 1 why the Phins are terrible. Lack of understanding the difference between training camp, and the real games.

  10. jolly1234 says: Feb 18, 2016 8:09 AM

    So much money, so much attitude, so little production…

  11. amaf21 says: Feb 18, 2016 8:11 AM

    Just keep your mouth shut. #sodumb

  12. realqc says: Feb 18, 2016 8:18 AM

    We are talking about practice…..

  13. 4rings4brady says: Feb 18, 2016 8:23 AM

    In camp… yeah, ok.

  14. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Feb 18, 2016 8:25 AM

    The only time the dolphins can beat anyone is in camp.

  15. southsidesteve86 says: Feb 18, 2016 8:30 AM

    Means just as much as me destroying them in Madden.

  16. wfrench00 says: Feb 18, 2016 8:31 AM

    Key Words…

    “Training Camp”


    I need say no more.

    GO BUCS!

  17. Kelly's Chronicles says: Feb 18, 2016 8:34 AM

    Come on its apples and oranges to compare what goes in in an August training camp to what translates to in the season. If that is what Sue is pinning his hopes to the Dolphins are in trouble…..

  18. fordmandalay says: Feb 18, 2016 8:40 AM

    Wow, you beat up a team LAST YEAR in TRAINING CAMP. That is so impressive. That’s got to be worth a $100 million extension on your contract.

  19. ampats says: Feb 18, 2016 8:43 AM

    This mentality shows why the Dolphins will continue to be a bottom feeder in the NFL

  20. ariani1985 says: Feb 18, 2016 8:51 AM

    And the vikings remember toasting you in the regular season.

  21. duanethomas33 says: Feb 18, 2016 8:53 AM

    A buddy of mine, was the QB of a team, that beat Cam Newton’s team in high school.

    I now consider him more than Cam, but less than Peyton. Makes sense right?

  22. floratiotime says: Feb 18, 2016 9:13 AM

    Congrats on winning that practice session Miami.

  23. rasalas says: Feb 18, 2016 9:19 AM

    Reading Comprehension 101: “But it doesn’t matter what you do in camp. It matters what you do through 17 weeks during the year.”

  24. mongo3401 says: Feb 18, 2016 9:28 AM

    Wow. Do they out dumb and stupid juice in the water down at the Dolphins Hdqtrs and facility ? I mean from the owner straight on down to the players one never knows what monumentL stupid thing they are going to proclaim next. Unreal

  25. damnsureis says: Feb 18, 2016 9:35 AM

    And there’s probably a 38 year old accountant who remembers picking off Tom Brady in a game of touch football during recess in 6th grade.

  26. tindeaux says: Feb 18, 2016 9:38 AM

    hahaha you’re talking about practice???

  27. weismobile says: Feb 18, 2016 9:39 AM

    Ahh, the offseason.

  28. Patskrieg says: Feb 18, 2016 9:41 AM

    You can’t not respect the talent of Suh, but boy oh boy does this guy love reminiscing about meaningless preseason accomplishments.

  29. junkmtb says: Feb 18, 2016 9:41 AM

    Dude go win your division, win the AFC championship after that and then come talk to all us……………..

  30. gtrav says: Feb 18, 2016 9:52 AM

    here comes the annual offseason parade of fin fans. Suh, bruh…it was preseason.

  31. ravensfan56 says: Feb 18, 2016 9:54 AM

    Suh, I lol’ed

  32. musicfootballprogramming says: Feb 18, 2016 9:55 AM

    It turns out Suh is a perfect fit for the Dolphins – he thinks stuff that happens before the actual season proves anything at all. Like overpaying for a defensive lineman.

  33. metrocritical says: Feb 18, 2016 10:04 AM

    As we used to say when he played for the Lions, “Suh, just shut the &%#k up.”

  34. pantherfan4055 says: Feb 18, 2016 10:06 AM

    and what did he do vs us in the preseason? nothing !! trai turner owned him for the 2nd time

  35. 700levelvet says: Feb 18, 2016 10:33 AM

    Most of his body fat is between his ears…

  36. iamkillerfin says: Feb 18, 2016 11:41 AM

    If we keep our D line guys we WILL be good there then we can get work done on our O line, LB’s & DB’s. Suh is not worth that kind of money but we are stuck so I do hope that he steps it up this year & all our pass rushers can stay healthy!!!

  37. kitmandew says: Feb 18, 2016 1:29 PM

    I made a full court shot once in the gym after school in the 9th grade, wonder if I can go back and get credit for it….

  38. fanofpft says: Feb 18, 2016 7:41 PM

    and what did he do vs us in the preseason? nothing !! trai turner owned him for the 2nd time

    The first team defense allowed zero points and no gains from what I remember.

  39. fanofpft says: Feb 18, 2016 7:48 PM

    For the whole pre season ^

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