The Nebraska Football alum is ready for year two in Tampa Bay.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had quite the offseason. Wednesday, their offseason included acquiring a former Nebraska football star. Ndamukong Suh signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal worth $8 million.
Combining that with the signing of legendary quarterback Tom Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a formidable one-two-punch. Granted, Suh is not the player he used to be. However, he can still be a viable force on a defense that has pieces for success.
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Last season, Suh recorded 41 tackles and 2 ½ sacks. He also proved to be very apt at finding the football, recording four fumble recoveries. The four fumble recoveries were a career-high. Those numbers are slightly down from his Detroit days, but he still proved to be a consistent piece on the defense.
In the meantime, the signing of Tom Brady should allow Tampa Bay to make the most out of their receiving group. With Chris Godwin and Mike Evans leading the way, the wide receiver position has many more weapons for Brady the New England did. Combine the wideouts with a solid tight end in O. J. Howard means the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have weapons they can use to vault them to the top of the NFC South.
Suh’s veteran leadership should be able to help Tampa Bay. He is not going to be the sole piece that vaults Tampa Bay to the playoffs, but he will be a defensive constant that allows for the Buccaneers to have faith in their defense. When you look at his body of work for his career, he does have a little bit of playoff experience.
He played in four playoff years, two with Detroit, one with Miami, and one with Los Angeles. His best year came in 2014. In the Wild Card Game against the Dallas Cowboys, he recorded two of the Lions’ six sacks in defeat.
Last year with the Los Angeles Rams, he played in three games and recorded a sack and a half.
I’m not going to list all of Tom Brady’s achievements. That is up a separate piece in of itself. I will say that there is no doubt that he can help lead Tampa Bay on a potential playoff run.
Suh should be able to do so as well. It would be great to have a Nebraska football alum in the playoffs, as it is always great to track the progress of the player. It’s a badge of honor in some ways.