Suh learning the game is about more than strength
Ndamukong Suh burst on to the scene in 2010, taking home defensive rookie of the year honors. While his second and third years in the league haven't been quite as dominant, Suh could be on the verge of a big season.
Suh spoke with Tim Twentyman of the Lions' website about what he could work on to improve his game.
"I think without question it's just growing up. Really, when I was coming out as a rookie it was just being physical and playing as hard and as fast as possible.
"Now it's a combination of the two. Knowing where I can cheat a guy or beat a guy because I see him leaning or doing something different. He thinks I'm doing this because we always do this in a particular play and I can switch it up and still beat a guy."
Suh has garnered a reputation as a dirty player. He's been disciplined for on-field conduct numerous times, including stomping on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith, and a kick to the groin of Texans QB Matt Shaub that may or may not have been accidental.
However, if Suh can indeed grow up, he could become an unstoppable force in the middle of the Lions' defensive line. In his three seasons in Detroit Suh has totaled 137 tackles and 22 sacks.