Ed “Pi Double i” Henderson
The anticipated free agent player, who was regarded as the most sought-after player of the off-season, officially has agreed to join the team who employ’s the current reigning 2017 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. This signing now gives the Rams defensive line a dynamic duo up front on that will cause nightmares to opposing offenses.
The Los Angeles Rams have done it again, by landing veteran defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh to their defensive front. Suh, who visited the Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, and the Tennessee Titans during his free agency tour, made it clear that his decision was about winning a ring, and not about monetary purposes. Suh initially planned to visit the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday of last week, but rescinded his visit and returned back home to Portland, Oregon to mull his decision on where he was taking his talent.
But it became apparent that Suh went back against his original statement, going back on his words when the New York Jets threw a wrench into the plan by saying they could pay him more. How good that sounded to Suh by the Jets announcement last week of them being interested in signing Suh to their team. However, that thought came to an end on Sunday at the NFL owner’s meeting, when Jets owner Christopher Johnson confirmed that the team rescinded a contract offer to Suh and that he wasn't "in keeping with our long-term plan," according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.
Cimini also reported more on the owner’s comment’s: "It became apparent to the two of us that this just didn't work," Johnson said. "I don't want to be a flash in the pan. I don't want to load up on people who can get you there but can't keep you there. This is about building something great long term.”
If Suh had the vision of cashing another big check or wanted them to exclusively understand that by him joining the Jets, it was for a short stint, which turned out not to be in their plans.
It was announced that the Rams were in the driver's seat on landing Suh. He was impressed by the organization when he visited them and them to have seemed won him over. Suh has gone to social media sharing video’s that indicating California representations with a video of him boarding a private jet playing The Notorious Big song, “Going Back To Cali”, as well as continuance workouts at a gym named Revolution In Motion, which has one literally several feet away from the Ram headquarters.
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Adding Suh, one of the leagues most volatile defensive lineman, he now joins a Rams defensive front that could potentially start World War III on the gridiron. Suh joins a team that has a new culture, but he has a history of dirty play. Suh previously has been fined several times and received a suspension for dirty egregious play. His dirty play in the past surely was of some concern of Les Snead (General Manager), Sean McVay (Head Coach), and Wade Phillips (Defensive Coordinator), of Suh's desire to play hard and clean.
The Rams traded for two defensive backs, both players who both had on and off the field issues as well, defensive backs Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. With Suh’s arrival, he will need to demonstrate to the team as a leader on the field, and what his resume’ has shown over the years of destroying offensive lineman, pressuring quarterbacks that allow defensive backs to harass wide receivers.
According to reports, offensive lines that are scheduled this season to play against the Rams, have currently been placed on notice. They virtually will be facing a defensive front of Michael Brockers, Ndamukong Suh, and Aaron Donald, all who are former first-round draft selections.
The term of Suh’s agreement is a 1-year, $14M for the season.