Two things are clear concerning the Miami Dolphins’ imminent signing of Ndamukong Suh. The Dolphins will be better on defense. And the Dolphins just signed the dirtiest player in the NFL.
One could argue that Suh isn’t a big enough difference-maker for such a rich contract, particularly on this Dolphins team. On a Detroit team with an all-pro quarterback and the best receiver in football, he never won the division and lost both playoff games in which he played.
In a Sporting News poll, Suh came in well ahead of — guess who? — the second-place Richie Incognito.
Count this as the expected complaint from an old (school) fan.
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But you’d like to think that even in this win-at-all-costs era, sportsmanship counts for something. It counts to Coach Don Shula, which is why he recently referred to Bill Belichick as “Beli-cheat.” But I guess not to Stephen Ross.
Carlos M. Sires, Pinecrest