Arians on Suh’s past penalties: I want to see same look in his eye

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Buccaneers offensive lineman Evan Smith has never played on the same team with Ndamukong Suh before, but he has some first hand experience in what he’s capable of doing.

First foot experience may be a more apt description, actually. Suh was a member of the Lions and Smith was a member of the Packers when Suh stomped on Smith to draw a two-game suspension. Smith said, via, that he didn’t see an issue with being on Suh’s team because “we’re here to win.”

That stomp wasn’t the only time Suh has crossed the line during a game over the course of his career and similar behavior would cost the Bucs during the coming season. That prospect doesn’t bother head coach Bruce Arians, however.

“I hope I still see that look in his eye. … I want to see that look in his eye, when he got those penalties. … I want to see him play that way and want everybody around him to play that way,” Arians said via Greg Auman of

Arians wondered aloud about Gerald McCoy‘s enthusiasm for the game before McCoy was released. That doesn’t appear to be any concern regarding the guy they signed to replace him.

8 responses to “Arians on Suh’s past penalties: I want to see same look in his eye

  1. Not sure how encouraging a guy with a history of undisciplined play to continue playing that way helps the Bucs, but Arians is always good for a quote.

  2. He gets tax free millions.

    The guy is a loser, plain and simple.

    If he cared about actually winning, he’d go to a team that is a clear SB contender. It’s just pathetic.

    He’s gotten worse as he’s aged and his career is clearly winding down.

  3. The look of ” I’m not good enough to beat you fairly, so”….Arians, you’re a DBag like you’re newest player….

  4. I was a huge fan of Suh coming out of Nebraska. He was the most dominating tackle I had seen since Bob Lily coming out of TCU and drafted by the Cowboys. Yes I am that old. I was in junior high in Dallas.

    Suh turned out to be one of the most dirtiest DT ever to play the game. Suh is a walking, talking penalty in motion. He’s the north end of a southbound donkey. The sad part in all of this, Suh seems to relish this ‘bay boy’ image. Suh has enough talent to be that dominating tackle he was coming out of college. He didn’t have to choose that path he chose.

    Arians chose to replace McCoy, who was an asset on, and off the field, with Suh who is questionable on both counts. I have to wonder how many penalties Suh gets before Arinas changes his mind about that ‘look in his eyes’. I’d love to see Suh return to how he played in his college days where he was in the other teams backfield on every play, the way Bob Lily was.

  5. Tylaw,

    So it’s a bad thing if a guy wants to go to a team and try to turn things around instead of jumping onto a perennial winner? I’m sure money had a lot to do with his decision, but I like to see a guy attempt to turn something around rather than jump on a team that’s already stacked. That’s why the NBA sucks.

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