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Ndamukong Suh: Patriots are definitely beatable

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Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier said the league has a “Patriots problem,” a tip of the hat to the New England dynasty. Not surprisingly, Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who has to face New England twice a season, disagrees.

“No, I do not agree,” Suh said, chuckling, during an appearance on ESPN on Monday. “I think the Patriots are definitely beatable. It’s just a matter of playing a good game, almost a perfect game in a lot of ways because they’ve got great coaching and obviously great players and talent on their side of the ball. So you’ve got to be going on all cylinders. Without question, I have a ton of respect for them, but without question, they’re definitely beatable as everybody is in the league.”

It’s a popular refrain for Suh this offseason as just two weeks ago he said the Dolphins have “never been scared” of the Patriots.

The up-and-coming Dolphins are trying hard to convince themselves they can win the AFC East, a division the Patriots have owned in the Tom Brady era. The Patriots have won the past eight division titles and 13 of the past 14. The Dolphins won it in 2008 when Brady tore his ACL in New England’s season opener.

The Patriots swept the season series against the Dolphins last season and have won four of five and 11 of the last 14. They again are heavy favorites to win the AFC East.

So if the Dolphins are going to unseat the Patriots, they know what they have to do. The Dolphins get the Patriots in two of their last six games, coming off a bye when they travel to New England on Nov. 26 and in a Monday night home game on Dec. 11 following a home game the previous week.

“[Making the Patriots the division favorite] is an easy thing to do, and it’s a great opportunity to create conversation,” Suh said. “What we do as the Dolphins, we put our downs head and we go to work. We’ve beaten them before. We’ve had success against them and really look forward to repeating that as we go out there in this upcoming 2017 season.”

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  1. nyneal says: Jul 3, 2017 8:52 PM

    Suh is sharpening his spikes so he can do what he does best — step on people when they are on the ground.

    Suh is part of the Dolphins problem. They overpaid him by millions and are stuck with him.

    Suh is easily one of the most overrated players in the NFL.

  2. I Understand The Catch Rule says: Jul 3, 2017 8:54 PM

    The Patriots aren’t just definitely beatable, they’re already beat, TWICE …. and the season hasn’t even started yet Ndamukong. Jarvis Landry already assured us of this.

  3. mellimac says: Jul 3, 2017 9:09 PM

    Pats are definitely beatable, and if they are 12-0 heading down to Miami, they might rest a few players. This is how Miami has won those beatable games, when nothing is at stake for the Pats.

  4. pauldeba says: Jul 3, 2017 9:14 PM

    They have ten opponents before they play the Patriots. He is not on to Cincinnati.

  5. lgw91s says: Jul 3, 2017 9:19 PM

    Shoot, put quite simply – Any given Sunday.
    But 13 out of 14 division titles is quite remarkable.

  6. bencoates57 says: Jul 3, 2017 9:34 PM

    Let’s ser — you were blown away in the season finale. And in the early game you werr down 28 3 until Garopolo — yes Garapolo got injured.

  7. scottehoule says: Jul 3, 2017 9:51 PM

    Suh May be overpaid, but anyone who thinks he is overrated does not watch football. He does what only about three guys in the entire league can do. The old miami regime overpaid him, that’s not his fault. But as a Dolphins fan, I’m glad he’s there.

  8. scottehoule says: Jul 3, 2017 9:53 PM

    #NEWMIAMI

  9. nhpats says: Jul 3, 2017 10:01 PM

    All teams are beatable….the Patriots just lose less often than most

  10. tonebones says: Jul 3, 2017 10:03 PM

    The Falcons kicked their butts for most of the day, then went AWOL. If you can’t get in Brady’s grill, you’ll struggle to beat them. If you pressure Brady, and hit him in the chops a couple times, he’s beatable

  11. ringheadcrusher says: Jul 3, 2017 10:10 PM

    How about you just go and beat them, Suh? Because this kind of talk sounds seriously pathetic in the offseason. I mean for the love of God, they beat you with GAROPPOLO last season. Why on earth you’d be talking ANY kind of crap at this point is far beyond me. Then when Old Man Brady got a crack at you, he RIPPED YOUR DEFENSE APART. He tossed 3 TDs against you with a 130 rating.

    But hey, you had 3 tackles in that game, so I guess you should start talking now. Sounds like a fantastic way to motivate Brady even more.

    You can’t teach someone how to be intelligent. And apparently even if you could, Suh never learns his lesson anyway.

  12. ringheadcrusher says: Jul 3, 2017 10:13 PM

    I’m a Riders fan. Our great players always matched their talk on the field. This kind of garbage is just embarrassing.
    Clearly he has no shame, so I guess I have to be embarrassed on his behalf. Consider me humiliated.

  13. edgerules says: Jul 3, 2017 10:24 PM

    Suh, concentrate on the other teams your sorry team has to beat.

  14. edon8334 says: Jul 3, 2017 10:43 PM

    they are

  15. senatorblutarsky says: Jul 3, 2017 10:49 PM

    All Suh has to do is pile drive Shady into the turf and he’ll cry and cry like the little girl that he is.

  16. djscottyb says: Jul 3, 2017 10:54 PM

    The Suh contract hasn’t been the albatross many thought it would be.
    He hasn’t tanked a season, as many players do who get a huge contract. He speaks of what he wants to attain.

    He has played hard, mentored new players and hasn’t been a distraction, while the team a front office had to find their coach, identity and make up for terrible drafts by previous regimes.

    The Dolphins are getting there.
    They aren’t there yet, but you can see they are building a different winning culture with Gase and this FO. The fact that they are the leading contenders in a division owned by the Pats only spotlights the same problem most every other team in the league has. How to stop Brady & Belicheck.

  17. natijim185 says: Jul 3, 2017 10:55 PM

    Hey Suh what would you know about winning!??

  18. ibillwt says: Jul 3, 2017 11:01 PM

    Well, can’t argue with a word of it. Pats play plenty of teams with more talent and get beaten by someone every year, but man they’re a tough out, especially in the playoffs. When you do beat Brady and Belichick, hats off, you earned it.

  19. billymutt says: Jul 3, 2017 11:03 PM

    He’s right, of course. The Dolphins beat the Patriots every so often, during the regular season.

    But it’s the post season that really matters.

  20. intentionallywidenberg says: Jul 3, 2017 11:20 PM

    The Dolphins first have to overcome their annual problem – they haven’t figured out how to be good enough for it to matter whether or not they beat the Patriots.

  21. LyinRogerMustGo says: Jul 3, 2017 11:35 PM

    Suh has one win in 6 tries against the 5 time World Champion Patriots 🙂

    That’s beatable to some I guess 😀

  22. kissbillsrings says: Jul 4, 2017 12:23 AM

    Big & stupid…. Bad way to go thru life

  23. burtmustin says: Jul 4, 2017 12:38 AM

    Unlike Warren Sapp, Suh has already donated his brain to science.

  24. bigjayoakersonfan says: Jul 4, 2017 1:03 AM

    Here’s the remarkable thing about this situation and Suh’s comments: Belichick drills it into his players heads that they’re never guaranteed anything.

    That if they don’t execute the fundamentals, they’re most certainly beatable. I heard Brady say that the first step in winning is not doing the mindless little things that cause you to lose.

    Belichick is an absolute master at hammering home these overlooked and taken-for-granted details.

    As a Steeler fan who has seen the Patriots torture them for what seems like an eternity, if you don’t see and acknowledge that Belichick both sees and coaches the game on a wholly different level, you’re missing something spectacular.

    You’ll never see anything like what they’re doing in New England again.

    Greatness must always be respected and acknowledged.

  25. jmd0722 says: Jul 4, 2017 1:18 AM

    In your wildest dream Suh, when the last time Miami was in the super bowl? Plain and simple the Pats will kick your ass this year.

  26. calperson says: Jul 4, 2017 1:19 AM

    Whatever you say, stompy.

  27. jcinkcmo says: Jul 4, 2017 1:29 AM

    Suh is one the sorriest excuses for a “professional” in the NFL. But of course NE is beatable. Everyone is. They most likely will lose one or more games. But the WILL win FC East.

  28. brady2gronktd says: Jul 4, 2017 4:56 AM

    Of course the Pats are beatable, but it’s more probable than not that they sweep the phins…

  29. mark2bets says: Jul 4, 2017 5:03 AM

    New England is definitely beatable. All you need is to score a lot of points and put incredible pressure on Brady. Play as if you have already lost and just want to make an impression on Brady’s backside. Keep the ball on offense as much as possible. Given that NE averages about 4 points per possession fake punts and offside kicks and going for it on fourth down are the keys to victory. Play as if you have nothing to lose.

  30. gllmiaspr says: Jul 4, 2017 7:55 AM

    “The Patriots swept the season series against the Dolphins last season and have won four of five and 11 of the last 14. They again are heavy favorites to win the AFC East”

    The statement above is technically correct but is splitting the 14 season to make the NE Patriots appear dominant against the Dolphins.

    The Dolphins and the Patriots split their series in 13,14 and 15. The Patriots were heavy favorites in all three games at Miami. They led by 10 points in 13 and 14 and still lost. All the games were meaningful. The 13 and 15 games cause the Patriots to lose home field advantage and ultimately lose the AFC championship games in Denver.

    So yes the Patriots are heavy favorites to win the division. They are a great team and kudos to them.

    But they are also beatable in Miami Gardens as the Dolphins have proved three of the last four seasons.

  31. alan226 says: Jul 4, 2017 9:49 AM

    The Patriots, like all teams, are beatable.

    But not by you bozo’s. I thing the Bills, Jets and Fins will have their lists of excuses all written down and ready to do by opening day….

  32. Greenlargo says: Jul 4, 2017 9:56 AM

    All teams are beatable. Its just that some of them get beaten a lot less than others.

  33. imonfire2niteoyeah says: Jul 4, 2017 10:01 AM

    It’s hard to win in new England because they bug the locker room and know the adjustments at halftime . Plus the fact the headsets stop working at crucial drives. The Patriots are the biggest scam in football history. Caught cheating a few times already. They are a disgrace.

  34. gllmiaspr says: Jul 4, 2017 10:03 AM

    alan226 says:
    Jul 4, 2017 9:49 AM
    The Patriots, like all teams, are beatable.

    But not by you bozo’s. I thing the Bills, Jets and Fins will have their lists of excuses all written down and ready to do by opening day
    ———————————————————————–
    What were the excuses the Miami bozos gave you on:
    1) December 15th 2013?
    2) September 7th, 2014?
    3) January 3rd, 2016?
    You must have them because we had them written down. And they must have been really good excuses because the Miami bozo’s kicked your butt on those three day.
    Memorize because these are the same excuse we will have on a) Dec 11th 2017 and hopefully on b)Nov 26th 2017.

  35. joetoronto says: Jul 4, 2017 10:17 AM

    Like usual, everybody blows things out of proportion.

    He said the Pats are beatable and they are, ALL teams are beatable.

  36. bullcharger says: Jul 4, 2017 11:20 AM

    Good comments and he is right. How many times have the Patriots split with Miami. It happens all the time. Unfortunately beating the Patriots once doesn’t mean that much in terms of making the playoffs.

    The formula for Miami to at least make the playoffs is to beat the Bills and Jets twice each, try and split with the Patriots and then win the other 5 home games at least. Sprinkle in a few road wins and that is a great record.

  37. bullcharger says: Jul 4, 2017 11:26 AM

    imonfire2niteoyeah says:
    Jul 4, 2017 10:01 AM
    It’s hard to win in new England because they bug the locker room and know the adjustments at halftime . Plus the fact the headsets stop working at crucial drives. The Patriots are the biggest scam in football history. Caught cheating a few times already. They are a disgrace.

    ——————

    Brady has the best road winning percentage of any QB in history. He is 82-36 on the road in the regular season. While a great player like Aaron Rodgers is 37-31.

    It’s not the home field that gives the Patriots the advantage at home, it’s Tom Brady and he is the best on the Road too.

  38. RandyinRoxbury says: Jul 4, 2017 1:41 PM

    The Patriots are going 19-0 in 2017, Mark my words.

  39. gllmiaspr says: Jul 4, 2017 2:00 PM

    bullcharger says:
    Jul 4, 2017 11:26 AM
    “It’s not the home field that gives the Patriots the advantage at home, it’s Tom Brady and he is the best on the Road too.”
    ———————————————————————-
    Do not disagree or take anything from Brady.
    But his record at Miami Gardens is seven wins and eight losses since he joined the Patriots.

  40. mikespillane337 says: Jul 4, 2017 2:42 PM

    Sorry we are unable to answer your call at this time..please call back in the fall and winter months.Otherwise known as football season.Thank you,The Patriots.

  41. LyinRogerMustGo says: Jul 4, 2017 3:38 PM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Jul 4, 2017 1:41 PM

    The Patriots are going 19-0 in 2017, Mark my words.

    —-
    I hope they do it with help from a snowplow. That would be really hilarious, yes?

    🙂

  42. RandyinRoxbury says: Jul 4, 2017 4:50 PM

    Yes indeed my pal LyinRoger. ☺

  43. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Jul 4, 2017 6:20 PM

    Since draft day 2000;
    Dolphins win one playoff game. (2000 playoffs)
    Patriots win 25 playoff games.
    Patriots win 5 super bowls, appearing in seven.

    Conclusion; Patriots are beatable, but history proves, Miami is no threat.

    Have a safe and happy 4th!

  44. Ripcord56 says: Jul 4, 2017 8:37 PM

    senatorblutarsky says:
    Jul 3, 2017 10:49 PM
    All Suh has to do is pile drive Shady into the turf and he’ll cry and cry like the little girl that he is.
    _________________________________________

    You Dolphin fans crack me up. Every year you think you’re going to be good, and every year you stink. Brady and the Pats live in all of you fish fans heads all year long, rent free. You can’t beat them and it kills you.

  45. gizzmonic says: Jul 5, 2017 7:18 AM

    by week 11 Miami will be mathematically eliminated from post season play.
    Patriots roll twice on them

  46. mojodoa says: Jul 5, 2017 7:49 AM

    Beatable….sure. Just hard to beat. Pats are run and coached about as well as it can be done. If your team has a weakness they will find it. They walk the walk without talking the talk.

  47. mikespillane337 says: Jul 5, 2017 11:14 AM

    I wonder if the food served at the last dolphins superbowl party has fossilized?

  48. smokingmirrors says: Jul 5, 2017 11:39 AM

    This year they are going to be practically invincible. Cook as the deep threat and all those little adjustments on the lines as well as the corners… I would say the chance of a 6th ring is better than even.

  49. bgs3402 says: Jul 5, 2017 12:54 PM

    Suh talks alot, but…… Take a look at who the Dolphins beat last year….Browns, Bills ( Rex Ryan..YUK YUK) twice (barely), Jets twice ( who didn’t), Rams, 49 ers, Cards, Chargers….Not exactly “murders row” of the NFL and they beat the Steeelers, when Big Ben got hurt.

    So their “big improvement” is a little suspect. The Pats beat them with Garrapolo/Brissett, the first time. The “Goat”, the second time.

    If the PATS are “beatable”, Suh will have to prove it ! They are not “Door Mats”, that you can “Stomp” on !!

    GO PATS !!!

  50. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 5, 2017 6:14 PM

    “If you pressure Brady, and hit him in the chops a couple times, he’s beatable”

    Another Pats hater myth. It takes a lot more than a couple hits in his chops to make Brady lose. I’ve seen him take hit after hit many times and bury the other team.

    Like any QB, if you hit him repeatedly after the first 10 0r 15 hits you start getting to him, but it take a lot more than “a couple”

  51. justphinbaby says: Jul 6, 2017 4:22 PM

    Some people on here act like Suh just busted out with that statement.

    He was asked a question about how the league and his Division see the Patriots as “Unbeatable” and a true competitor isn’t going to agree and say, “you’re right, they will beat us and everyone they play”.

    That’s ridiculous to think that anyone in the league would not have responded the same way Suh did.

    He paid them respect and mentioned about how well they are coached and how much talent they have. He also said the Dolphins would have to play a near perfect game to beat them. What seems to be the problem with that?

    And as far as him being overpaid… its a business and if you don’t have your agent get you the most money you can, then you need a new agent.

    If any of you have watched the tape… he’s earning his paycheck! Taking on Double and triple teams. If we had a better DT next to him, he’d be even more monstrous!! I think you’ll see a difference with a true MLB(Timmons) filling those gaps that the double and triple teams create, especially now that Reshad Jones is healthy and can come in an give support as well.

    Keep in mind its the offseason and writers are trying to create content for us that can’t wait for the season to start.

    In all honesty, I don’t want a guy on the Dolphins that think the Patriots are unbeatable!

    He plays almost 85-90% of Defensive snaps and even on Special Teams!!!

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