Just about anybody who's ever played a sport has had to sit through a speech that was inspiring/motivational to a few, and obnoxious/self-promotional to many. Ndamukong Suh appears to have recently delivered such a speech to his Miami teammates, who were reportedly divided over the words of their star defensive tackle. Suh told his fellow Dolphins:

"I run this defense, I'm going to be here for the next five years, there is no guarantee any of you will be as well. Only a handful of guys are good enough to play with me right now."

And also (according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport) that "[T]he schemes were not good enough, the techniques were not enough and everyone needed to be better." Before ending with a cliche where he told his teammates to "follow" him.

If this were a movie, the 'Fins would rattle off 10 straight wins to take home the Super Bowl in a montage that would only slow to show them knock off the undefeated Patriots in week 17. In real life, however, it's far more likely to just further the image of Suh being a pain in the butt for a franchise that made a six-year/$114 million commitment to the Pro Bowl D-tackle in the hopes that he'd plug up their line like a post-Thanksgiving toilet.

We won't know if his words will have any effect for several weeks, though they currently find themselves down 7-0 to the Jets in the second quarter.

[via NFL.com]

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