Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was forced to watch the Lions’ previous meeting with the Saints December 4 on television from his families home in Portland, Oregon as he served the first game of a league-mandated two-game suspension.
“For me it was obviously difficult, I obviously always want to be with my teammates, being able to support them,” Suh said Tuesday as he prepares to face the Saints for the first time this season. “I’m in a position now that I can really help them and I look forward to doing that and being a big part of this opportunity.”
Suh said that he treated the first game like a game-film session and certainly wasn’t watching it as a fan.
“I watched the game as a football player, so I’m watching the defenses and the offenses, seeing what they’re doing,” he said.
But Suh said he didn’t gain as much out of the experience as would have hoped. There’s no substitute for game experience, I guess. He said there was one benefit, though. Being able to rewind and go back and see a play again.
Suh said he’s excited for a chance to help on the field this time around.
“It’s a great opportunity to go against them, they obviously have a lot of Pro Bowlers on their offensive line, so it’s always a great challenge. I’m excited to be able to play in that stadium, I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and it’s going to be a fun opportunity,” he said.
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