Detroit Lions' demonstrative defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is known for being one of the most ferocious players in the NFL today. Capable of taking over a game on his own, Suh's brute force is well documented. His focus on the team, however, is not. Coming into the 2012 season, the third year player is looking to change that perception.
A key component of an up-and-coming Lions team, Suh is hoping to take a leadership role with a focus on helping the younger players develop. His comments via the Detroit Free Press:
"If I see a guy that needs some help and just might need a word here or (there) just to understand a little bit better, as Coach uses some of us as starters or guys that have been here a couple years that are still young that say look at what he's doing and mimic that or whatever.
"Then I'll say, 'Yeah, this is how I got to this position, this is how I got to my position to get to where Coach likes it.' "
Although he has yet to develop into a vocal leader, Suh made it clear that he is comfortable speaking up in the future and hopes to lead through a combination of his words and actions, with an emphasis on the later.
"So I don't have a problem stepping up and saying anything," Suh said. "I'm more ... of a guy that kind of shows by example. Just being able to do it, a couple tips here and there should be fine."
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