Ndamukong Suh: I had a lot of great offers, Rams were the best fit

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Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said choosing Los Angeles as his third NFL stop was not an easy choice, but it was the right choice.

Suh said at his introductory press conference today that he was weighing offers from several teams but considered the Rams the team where he would be the best fit.

“There were a lot of other great teams that I had offers from and had an opportunity to join, but I think this was the best fit for me,” Suh said.

Suh said that before signing with the Rams he watched film with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and thought the Rams had a good plan for him. He also indicated that he thinks he can prove himself on a one-year contract in 2018. And so in 2019, Suh may be looking for a new best fit.

54 responses to “Ndamukong Suh: I had a lot of great offers, Rams were the best fit

  1. The Rams be BEASTING , the unstoppable force I tell you , Damn Jimmy G and the Bay crew are done , Mr. Glass knee Bradford be skipping to the turf and The Seahawks be taken another 40 point beat down …The West is gonna be easy pickens for da Rams

  2. “…prove himself…” by playing the entire season PENALTY-FREE.

    Yeah, nice try, DirtyDawg lol

  3. Just like Odell, Suh gets routinely bashed….but everyone, deep down, wishes they had them on their team. I got Odell….wish I also had Suh.

  4. Rams were smart with the 1 yr deal unlike the Fins over pay contract where he now must produce that have actual results…

  5. Hope he can play some linebacker as well, since the rams don’t have any

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    With all of the double teams that DLine is going to command, even an average linebacker will look like a stud

  6. fcoprado says:
    April 6, 2018 at 4:29 pm
    Watch out everyone,Rams are going for it all.

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    I think they have made some solid moves and some high risk/high reward moves. If they can keep that locker room together they have a shot to be one of the top teams in NFC, the hard part is the NFC is loaded right now, so if it takes too long for this to gel, it might be too late.

    With regards to the comments on LB’s, I think a couple of posters on this board could play MLB for a team with Donald and Suh wrecking havoc in the middle of the line.

    Is it football season yet, can’t wait to get the year started!

  7. No you didn’t. You had the Jets for money and you had this. You are a great player, but you are not worth 20+Million/year and no smart team is offering you that. PERIOD.

  8. I got 100 that says the rams go 8-8 or worse This year. You don’t win by replacing half your defense with 30 something’s and headcases. It just doesn’t work in the nfl.

  9. he’s right its a great fit. They offered a truckload of money for one year, a team that made the playoffs last year and appear to still be on the rise, and a defensive coordinator whose defense dragged a terrible offense to a super bowl championship.

  10. arwiv says:
    April 6, 2018 at 4:58 pm
    Just like Odell, Suh gets routinely bashed….but everyone, deep down, wishes they had them on their team. I got Odell….wish I also had Suh.

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    Suh….possibly. Odell….no chance. He is a child that no team needs. Giants are stuck with him.

  11. gogreenbiotch says:
    April 6, 2018 at 5:47 pm
    I got 100 that says the rams go 8-8 or worse This year. You don’t win by replacing half your defense with 30 something’s and headcases. It just doesn’t work in the nfl.

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    Setup an online account to handle the translation and I will bet you as much as you can afford to lose. They have 5-6 of those wins right in their own division…and that assumes they split with the 49ers.

  12. profootballtalkcom1000 says:
    April 6, 2018 at 4:57 pm
    The Rams be BEASTING , the unstoppable force I tell you , Damn Jimmy G and the Bay crew are done , Mr. Glass knee Bradford be skipping to the turf and The Seahawks be taken another 40 point beat down …The West is gonna be easy pickens for da Rams
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    I think the Rams are looking good for this first year, but I dont buy any of it how they aren’t giving away their future. For the longer haul out there I think SF is doing the best job of building solid. The Cardinals seem to be stuck in a middle road rut and I agree that The sSeahaeks are due for a dip. But Im just one guy making my own guess so we will see what happens really.

  13. I got 100 that says the rams go 8-8 or worse This year. You don’t win by replacing half your defense with 30 something’s and headcases. It just doesn’t work in the nfl.
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    I’ll take that bet. No chance the hawks beat them and I think they will beat the cardinals 2x’s as well. If they split with the 49ers that’s 5 wins right there in division.

  14. Donkey Kong likely had no other offers – this is a dirtbag of a human being – being a liar would not be out of the question.

  15. I was so happy when the Dolphins signed him. Then I quickly realized this guy is all about himself, not the team. 3 years here and he did basically nothing for that fat contract.

  16. He is one of the best defensive players in the league and should be paid accordingly. Now, rightly so, his age should and will limit the length of the contract.

  17. Overpaid for middle of the pack results. That’s a fact, easy to look up.

    Watt, Clowney, Jones, Campbell… all got double teamed too.

  18. There will be no Super Bowl with this thirty something defensive unit. Suh shows up to play perhaps 40% of the time. He’s saving his energy for retirement. He is a bad investment for the LA Rams.

  19. Suh was Aaron Donald before Aaron Donald was Aaron Donald. It almost looks too good to be true, and you know what they say about that. Stay tuned…

  20. >Suh their is no I in team .
    >You are scum and the Rams will soon find out the Lions and Dolphins did

    Did the Lions and Dolphins have a player the caliber of Aaron Donald playing next to Suh to take some of the pressure and frustration off him?

    Having another player playing next to and actually BETTER than Suh is the difference between being great and being crappy… the Lions and Dolphins understand the difference.

  21. Hate him and his contract all you want, but Suh is a difference maker when he has a supporting cast around him. Miami had some DE’s that were half decent but that was all!!! With the exception of Wake and Jones Miami D was horrible. Suh is going to wreak havoc on opposing OL’s all season. And each one of you would love to have him on your team! Just scared to admit it.

  22. The best fit? The Rams play a 3-4 defense. Suh and Donald play the same position. You can’t fit 2 feet into one shoe.

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    Donald has the athleticism to play 3-4 End, so I’m betting Suh plays nose and Aaron bumps to DE opposite Brockers.

  23. Fit? Nope. It is almost 100% certain that the Rams offer was the highest pay on the table at the time he was ready to sign. He has said that was his only goal in contract negotiations since he entered the league.

  24. Just get you all caught up on reality, as of today, at this very moment, the Rams have $100 million and $170 million in cap space for 2019 and 2020, respectively. They are still one of the youngest teams in the NFL. Last year, they had the best special teams unit in the league, and the #1 scoring offense. They have a dynamic young head coach, and one of the best defensive coordinators in the history of the league. In 2020, they will open one of the greatest sports venues on Planet Earth, in beautiful, sunny California.

    So, yeah, their future looks pretty bleak. LOL.

  25. radrntn says:
    April 6, 2018 at 4:28 pm
    Hope he can play some linebacker as well, since the rams don’t have any
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    With two dominate defensive tackles and that secondary I don’t think that will be a problem.

  26. In separate deals, Rams and Dolphins have effectively swapped Robert Quinn for Ndamukong Suh – a DE for a DT. Time will tell whether it’s a win:win. This all gets down to where teams invest their biggest expenditure. It is significant that Miami concluded after 3 years as their highest cost Defensive player, that they were prepared to move on from Suh.

  27. Suh can make his money and with Donald playing next to him, he won’t have to take on double teams every play like he did in Miami. It’s going to be awfully tough to run inside on the Rams next season.

  28. He’s never had a year like Campbell had last year fot the Jags…maybe the best f.a. signing ever…

  29. Phillips has a great resume of getting the best out of players
    Bruce Smith
    JJWatt
    Von Miller
    Now he’s got Suh. I’m getting my popcorn ready

  30. Rams were the fifth least injured team last year. Let’s wait and see how they make out if they get to an average injury season before crowing them.

    Least injured (man games lost in 2017):
    ATL 92
    MIN 121
    BUF 123
    TEN 138
    LAR 148

    Most injured (man games lost in 2017):
    IND 394
    NYG 389
    NOR 330
    NYJ 324
    BAL 308

    Saints were the third most injured team last year and one play away from NFC Championship.

    If those stats flip in 2018, Saints are the team to beat in the NFC.

  31. sfsaintsfan says:
    April 7, 2018 at 10:10 am
    Rams were the fifth least injured team last year. Let’s wait and see how they make out if they get to an average injury season before crowing them.

    Least injured (man games lost in 2017):
    ATL 92
    MIN 121
    BUF 123
    TEN 138
    LAR 148

    Most injured (man games lost in 2017):
    IND 394
    NYG 389
    NOR 330
    NYJ 324
    BAL 308

    Saints were the third most injured team last year and one play away from NFC Championship.

    If those stats flip in 2018, Saints are the team to beat in the NFC
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    Interesting info there, but your list doesn’t show if those were star players or even starters on those teams. I’d have to say the eagles took the biggest hit as far as star players and major contributors being injured. . . . .and they still won the super bowl. I dont see Houston on that list either but they lost some huge stars last season(afc). So maybe you should ease up on the saints being the team to beat in the nfc. In 2018 the eagles will be welcoming back a hall of fame left tackle, their top linebacker, their special teams ace, one of last year’s drafts top cornerbacks and the qb who was the top qb in the league before his injury.

  32. I hear everyone yelling that the Rams are going to be unstoppale but I`m not buying it!!! You guys should know that Suh is very over rated and and not done anything since he wore a Detroit jersey!!!.Sure the Rams look good on paper but so did the 2000 Redskins!!!

  33. I hear everyone yelling that the Rams are going to be unstoppale but I`m not buying it!!! You guys should know that Suh is very over rated and has not done anything since he wore a Detroit jersey!!!.Sure the Rams look good on paper but so did the 2000 Redskins!!!

  34. dirtydrynn27 says:
    April 7, 2018 at 2:40 pm
    I hear everyone yelling that the Rams are going to be unstoppale but I`m not buying it!!! You guys should know that Suh is very over rated and has not done anything since he wore a Detroit jersey!!!.Sure the Rams look good on paper but so did the 2000 Redskins!!!
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    Either you rely solely on whatever stats people tell you are important or you just don’t understand what you are watching when/if you watched him play. He was a big impact in Miami.

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