Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is the grand marshal for Sunday’s NASCAR Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Suh will give the signal to the drivers to start their engines.
Suh took time Wednesday to chat with the Doug & Wolf Show on KTAR-AM in Arizona.
During the interview, Ron Wolfley, a former Pro Bowl fullback with the Cardinals, asked Suh if he thought he was the best defensive tackle in the NFL.
“I think I have a lot of work ahead of myself to even be considered in that group,” Suh said. “There’s a lot of guys that are actually in the league right now that are quite good. One of them that I definitely consider a top defensive tackle is Haloti Ngata. He’s consistently doing it from year-in and year-out, and I look to kind of follow in those footsteps in being a consistent football player.”
Suh’s statistical production fell considerably from his All Pro rookie season on 2010 when he had 10 sacks and 66 tackles. Suh has four sacks and 36 tackles in 14 games last season.
“There’s a lot of things that I can improve,” he said. “There’s ways from my rookie season to last year and stats-wise and there are other ways from stats to helping my other teammates produce that I can get better at.”
Suh said he was he was in Detroit last week watching film and saw some mistakes that he had last year and said he was looking forward to correcting them heading into this season.
“I might have slipped a little bit in my sophomore season, but I look forward to picking up and getting back on that high horse of being a player and a guy on our particular football team that’s definitely relied on from the fan base, but not only that, my teammates.”
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