‘I’m sorry, mother’: Dolphins all-star Ndamukong Suh apologises for profane language during game
Ndamukong Suh’s mother watched his most recent game and didn’t like what she saw - or heard.
There wasn’t much to admire about the Miami Dolphins’ 33-17 loss at Buffalo. They gave up 266 yards rushing and became the first team ever to allow two 100-yard rushers and a 150-yard receiver in the same game, according to STATS.
What upset Mom most, however, was Suh’s language. He became angry when a referee’s ruling cost him a sack, and Suh’s profanity was audible to the crowd because it was accidentally captured by the official’s microphone.
“I did hear from her about it,” Suh said with a sheepish smile. “I owe my mother an apology for swearing on TV and in public. So I’m sorry, mother.”
Suh, a three-time All-Pro tackle, is the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. The Dolphins signed him to a US$114 million, six-year contract after he helped Detroit lead the league in run defence last year.
But when it comes to the Dolphins being sorry, nothing rivals their run defence. They gave up 7.4 yards per rush against the Bills, who threw only 12 times.
“They were able to take certain guys out of the play and get what they wanted,” Suh said.
He has been double-teamed all season, and teammates haven’t taken advantage of one-on-one match-ups. As a result, Miami’s run defence ranks next to last in the NFL, ahead of only Cleveland, allowing 142 yards per game.
The last time the Dolphins were so bad against the ground game was in 2007, when they finished 1-15. Poor run defence is perhaps the biggest reason they are a disappointing 3-5 heading into Sunday’s game at Philadelphia.