Less than 24 hours after releasing nine-year veteran defensive lineman Gerald McCoy, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were linked to the other big defensive lineman from the 2010 NFL Draft, Ndamukong Suh.

Dan Lucas and Scott Reynolds of PewterReport.com discussed the possibility of the Bucs adding Suh shortly after the Bucs OTA practice on Tuesday, just hours before the national reports began to surface.

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  1. “A little more menacing guy”. We definitely need some of that. Suh’s nastiness and ability to play in a 3-4 scheme could really benefit Vea’s game.

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  2. Suh will be awesome and it definitely fills a hole.

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  3. He may have more “attitude” but he is also the same guy that was a cancer in Miami how was ran out of there and is also the guy who has only been able to land 1 year deals. Suh played next to the greatest 3 tech to ever play n Aaron Donald and had a whole 4 sacks. If he can produce more next to him how can we expect better than that when he will be the one the offenses scheme for and send help to block? Not to mention the fact that GMC was a give his all ever down in both games and practice and Suh is lazy we saw in Miami and lasy year in L.A.

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  4. @Benjamin Suh still hasn’t been signed yet officially. I understand the comments about being a lone wolf mercenary who is a dirty player and could draw penalties. I even get the argument about 4.5 sacks next to Donald vs McCoy with 6 next to JPP and Vea.

    Then I watched Aaron Donalds 20.5 sacks video on NFL.com and saw Suh in position to get the sack only to have Donald beat him there by a half step. And they split a quite a few sacks. Donald is an amazing player with burst-speed-power-quickness-strength, but Suh was really good last year and great in the playoffs.

    In 19 games last year, Suh was penalized 7 times: 2 defensive holding, 3 neutral zone infractions and 2 roughing the passer penalties. He played about 300 more snaps than McCoy when including playoffs.

    In 14 games last year, McCoy was penalized 4 times. 1 each: Roughing the passer, Neutral zone, Illegal use of hands, defensive offsides

    When you consider the number of snaps, these players are fairly close in the number of penalties commited per game. Neither is costing their team wins because of their penalties.

    Regarding LA not retaining him…They didn’t have enough space to re-sign everyone and opted to re-sign a different former 1st round pick and younger player DE Dante Fowler. Miami wanted a culture change away from Suh. But they also wanted a culture change with Tannehill, Odrick, Dion Jordan, Olivier Vernon, Cameron Wake, Mario Williams, Jarvis Landry, Charles Clay, and Jay Ajayi. Also, that team was a mess under Philbin, then Gase. Suh had 3 different coordinators in 3 years but still was productive.

    The teams rumored to be linked to McCoy…the Patriots and Browns…Pats currently have 3.5m in cap space. I said he would have to play for $2m to play in NE 3 months ago. That won’t change. Cleveland WR’s are inviting GMC to Cleveland on social media. Miles Garrett clapped back and said “thanks, but we’re good”

    I welcome the change of brutal mercenary Suh over soft sportsman McCoy, even if neither player is really accurately described when labeled as such.

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