Lawrence Timmons dubs Ndamukong Suh “best [defensive] tackle ever”

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After a decade with the Steelers, Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons knows a thing or two about good defense. He thinks his new defense has one of the best defensive players ever.

“I feel like we have one of the best d-lines in football,” Timmons told reporters on Saturday. “You’ve got [Cameron[ Wake, you’ve got [Ndamukong] Suh – the best d-tackle ever. [Andre] Branch has been going crazy. We’ve got a lot of players and it’s going to be fun. We’re still trying to develop and get better at the same time.”

That’s very high praise for Suh. Could some of it be hyperbole? Sure. Still, is it that outlandish to think Suh will finish his career with that designation.

Timmons added that he’s been playing both inside and outside linebacker in practice, and it seems his new team intends to line him up in various different ways.

As he prepares for games that count in a new city, he’s adjusting to the South Florida heat.

“I haven’t thrown up yet, so far so good,” Timmons said.

When he does, it won’t be the first time he’s done that in Miami.

28 responses to “Lawrence Timmons dubs Ndamukong Suh “best [defensive] tackle ever”

  1. Should such a label not be reserved for a player who has actually accomplished something…..like been part of a chamionship team or at least won a playoff game?

  2. Below is my list of the truly big plays Suh has made in his career that did not involve illegally injuring an opponent. What is your list?

  3. Truly great players take over games , Suh makes the occasional great play . Timmons is so far off base with this statement he’s not even in the stadium .

  4. Give me a break!!!!! Suh isn’t even close to the best defensive tackle ever!!!! I could name a dozen defensive tackles off the top of my head who are way better than Suh ever thought of being, but I’ll give you just two to shut Timmons up right away:
    Merlin Olsen and Bob Lilly.
    Not only were those two guys far superior to Suh as defensive tackles, they played the game without having to do illegal things such as step on other players faces or ankles.
    Suh is not only the most over rated player in the league, he’s the most overly paid player in the league. As a Packers fan, I watched Suh all the time when he was with the Lions. T.J. Lang of the Packers owned his butt. He would disappear for most of the game, and then he’d make a tackle or get a QB sack and then the dopey announcers would start going off about how great he is.
    Suh made his name because of his dirty play, not because of his great play.
    The problem with guys like Timmons is they don’t know anything about the history of the game. They only know about the era they play in. Timmons has no clue about who the greatest players in NFL history are.
    And — I don’t care how good he thinks the Dolphins defense is. They aren’t winning anything again this year. You can bet the ranch on that.

  5. It’s hardly Suh’s fault he is overpaid, none of us would have said no to that contract either. While his stats may not bear it out Suh has played very well here often while being double and triple teamed, there just haven’t been enough playmakers around him. That said, coming from a former Steeler that is some serious hyperbole. Suh is no Mean Joe Greene, it’s time for Timmons to pee in a cup.

  6. I love the ” he hasn’t even earned his paycheck in Miami” and ” he’s only had success when playing dirty” takes that come up every time this guy is mentioned on this site. Do yourself a favor and actually watch the dolphins play. Not just your sportscenter highlights but an actual game and please tell me why you think this man is a fraud. He’s been nothing short of a fantastic DT which is what they paid for, not a MLB.

  7. nhpats | Jul 29, 2017, 3:11 PM EDT
    Should such a label not be reserved for a player who has actually accomplished something…..like been part of a chamionship team or at least won a playoff game?

    Come on troll you mean Suh can’t be in the category like Barry Sanders, Dan Marino, Gayle Sayers, Dick Butkus……etc. you think only Patriots in the last three years are the greatest at every position…..stop embarrassing yourself.

  8. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jul 29, 2017 5:11 PM
    nhpats | Jul 29, 2017, 3:11 PM EDT
    Should such a label not be reserved for a player who has actually accomplished something…..like been part of a chamionship team or at least won a playoff game?

    Come on troll you mean Suh can’t be in the category like Barry Sanders, Dan Marino, Gayle Sayers, Dick Butkus……etc. you think only Patriots in the last three years are the greatest at every position…..stop embarrassing yourself.
    ————————————————————–
    All those players you mentioned were unquestionably great players. None are considered the greatest of all time at their position. Yes, one of the reasons they aren’t is they never won on the biggest stage. So sure, Suh can certainly be in the same catagory as those you mention. Great players who never won a championship . Sorry to break it to you but it matters. Who’s considered the greatest QB for example, Marino or Montana? Marino or Brady? nhpats was spot on but his being a Pats fan is like waving a red cape in front of a bull to you. If he said the sun will rise in the morning you’d spew out accusations of troll. You hate the Patriots and their fans. Guess what? The the troll here is you.

  9. Not even being a homer but I’d take Geno Atkins for
    half of Suh’s salary and get twice the production.

  10. You have to love these ball watchers who clearly don’t watch the play in the trenches. Suh is an absolute beast and watching him play on Sundays is a work of art. To have a player who commands being double teamed every play yet still get to the QB and cause distractions the entire game is quite impressive. He’s been as consistent as they come since day one of being in the NFL and he’s shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

  11. As a Lions fan, I watched him play – a lot. While a very good DT, he often left me feeling a little letdown. His rep was much bigger than his actual production.

    For my money, I’d rather take;
    John Randle
    Warren Sapp
    Randy White
    The “Williams wall” guy
    Aaron Donald

  12. “I feel like we have one of the best d-lines in football,”
    Huh??
    The Dolphins were dead last against the run in 2016, to be optimistic is one thing to be insane is another.

  13. ————————————————————–
    All those players you mentioned were unquestionably great players. None are considered the greatest of all time at their position. Yes, one of the reasons they aren’t is they never won on the biggest stage. So sure, Suh can certainly be in the same catagory as those you mention. Great players who never won a championship . Sorry to break it to you but it matters. Who’s considered the greatest QB for example, Marino or Montana? Marino or Brady? nhpats was spot on but his being a Pats fan is like waving a red cape in front of a bull to you. If he said the sun will rise in the morning you’d spew out accusations of troll. You hate the Patriots and their fans. Guess what? The the troll here is you.

    It matters to some like yourself and the troll NHPats. You are wrong I don’t actually hate the Pat’s …..the players that is as I respect their accomplishments. Their fans are remora like troll’s I hate with good cause. Thanks for calling me a troll as it means you can’t handle the truth much like NHPats who won’t defend himself.

    For a player to shine above and beyond on a bad team like Sayers and Sanders did actually magnifies their performance because they had to do more with less…..simple concept. But you won’t accept because….it didn’t originate from a Belicheat leg jumper or a Brady jock sniffer. As a Pat’s fan you have a missing objectivity gene…..

  14. The laugher is the Timmons propped up Branch, who was allowed to walk in Jacksonville because he couldn’t crack the lineup there. Let that sink in…..

  15. Suh has consistently been one of the best DT’s since he came into the league. I’ve watched him play every snap in Miami and he’s still a force that teams have to game plan for. He’s hasn’t had a “dirty play” issue for a while, but haters love to hate on this website. As far as not earning his contract, he was an All Pro caliber free agent. Of course he’s going to be overpaid. Mean Joe Greene is my all time favorite. He was a beast.

  16. phinatic29 says:
    Jul 31, 2017 9:46 AM
    Why are Pat fans so enamored by the Dolphins?
    ********
    Always wondered that myself. I suppose I guess it’s like the difference between a Japanese luxury car and a Rolls Royce. The Japanese car is probably a better car all round but it’s no a Rolls.

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