Super Bowl-winning defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will join Sky Sports NFL coverage for four weeks during the 2023 season.
The five-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro brings with him 13 seasons of expert knowledge, during which he recorded 600 tackles and 71.5 sacks while earning a championship ring during spells with five teams. since being selected by the Detroit Lions as the second overall pick in 2010.
Suh arrives after being part of the Philadelphia Eagles team that reached Super Bowl LVII, where Nick Sirianni’s team was defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs.
He previously played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by Tom Brady, who toppled Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs to win Super Bowl LV at the end of the 2020 season, after making the first of his three appearances in the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams. team that failed against the New England Patriots in 2018/19.
The former Defensive Rookie of the Year is now set to bring his views to your screens as part of Sky Sports NFL Sunday coverage during a four-week stint from October 1.
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Super Bowl-winning defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh discusses Lions head coach Dan Campbell and why their fans deserve a championship run.
“You can expect a lot of enthusiasm, great ideas about football, especially from someone who has been playing it for over 13 years and potentially 14 years,” Suh said. Aerial sports.
“We’ll see how things go after my wonderful time in the UK with you, I’m just looking to have a lot of fun and give some great ideas.
“I’ve explored the UK a lot. I think this will probably be my seventh or eighth visit. I can’t wait to go to my favorite restaurant in London, and then obviously see some good football like you guys. call it out there. I grew up playing since I was three years old and I love watching the Premier League.
“UK fans, it’s great to be spending time with you guys. We’re going to have lots of fun, lots of exclusive information, and hope to share lots of it with you, not just in the studio, but also in person and around the game. So log on and let’s enjoy!”
The key to winning a Super Bowl…
The race for Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas is on, with Suh able to vouch for the basic ingredients for any championship contender.
“Apart from a bit of luck, there’s a lot of hard work,” he says. “Along with consistency and team building, you’ve been able to see teams, dynasties that have core members for long periods of time, but then you’ve been on the opposite side seeing a team come together at the right moment. time, which is what I think about when you look at my journey with Tampa Bay and my Super Bowl victory.
“We had an incredible group of guys in defense, an incredible group of guys in attack and we all brought it all together collectively as a team at the right time. Because we’ve been through a lot of hardships throughout this season and It wasn’t that easy to navigate. It was when I was in Los Angeles.
“My first Super Bowl, when I went, was uneventful, except for one blemish during the regular season against the Saints, and then maybe a few towards the end of the year But overall, it felt like we got past most of the Super Bowl. NFC, even the league when we got into the playoffs, and then right at the very end, we couldn’t put a deal in place to cement the deal. But I think there’s a combination of ways to get it to the Super Bowl, but it always comes down to hard work.”
The feeling of winning
Suh finally won his first Super Bowl ring a decade after entering the league, with the wait only making the feeling of a possible win that much sweeter.
“That emotion was pure joy and excitement,” he recalls. “It was probably one of the best years of my life, if not the best year of my life. Not only winning a Super Bowl, but also bringing my children, my twins, into the world as champions.
“And I’ve always said this, my wife has played a major role in my success. She first moved in when I was living in Los Angeles, and that was my first year going to a Super Bowl. Unfortunately, we couldn’t” I didn’t win it, but I was in the NFC championship game and since then I’ve been fighting for one and been to three of the last six Super Bowls.
“She’s a big part of my camp, so you have to have a strong woman behind every big man.”
Can the Suh Lions surprise the NFL?
Suh’s introduction coincides with a season in which his former team, Detroit, was touted as one of the league’s potential surprises after a stellar finish to the 2022 campaign.
“I think the biggest story I’m looking forward to seeing and seeing is the city of Detroit and the Lions,” Suh said. “I’m excited to see them hopefully get back to an elite level like we were when I played there. We’ve had some great seasons, but 2014 in particular.
“Aidan Hutchinson. Jared Goff, who I played with, and obviously I wish the best to Dan Campbell, who was my interim head coach at Miami and had a great time with him. I always respected him and I loved playing for him, then also against him when he was with the Saints.
“He (Campbell) is a ball of energy, constantly bouncing off the walls. A very energetic guy. From what I remember, there is no quiet moment around him. But a coach for whom you love to play. He always brings enthusiasm to the game, even in tough times. He finds a way to be very positive and push people, which is something I’ve always appreciated about him.
After spending five seasons with Detroit from 2010-2014, the former Nebraska Cornhusker is eager to see Lions fans enjoy another Super Bowl run.
“There’s no doubt you want to see loyal fans,” he added.
“Detroit has some of the most loyal fans and normally the only fans I would pick as loyal fans would be the University of Nebraska, who are obviously the best fans in college football!
“I truly believe this city deserves a Super Bowl, and I wish I could be there. I’m a part of something of this nature because I know it would be amazing. I’ve received so much joy and support from their leave and I deeply love this city.
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