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Ndamukong Suh: Dolphins never will be scared of Patriots

Ryan Hannable
June 15, 2017 - 10:45 am

Miami defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh hasn't exactly been a fan favorite among Patriots fans over the years.

After playing for the Lions the first five years of his career, he's been a member of the Dolphins the last two. The Patriots have dominated the AFC East over the years, although the Dolphins have held their own against them, usually splitting the two regular-season meetings. That wasn't the case last year (New England won both), but Suh isn't letting the two losses get to him and his team.

Appearing on the NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Thursday, Suh said Miami isn't scared of the Patriots and never will be.

"I think we respect all opponents we have, we obviously start the season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and look forward to that," Suh said when he was asked how much he focuses on the Patriots. "We have many games prior to [the Patriots] that are going to be big focuses. But we understand that New England is at the top of the East right now. We understand that we need to have certain particular game plans for them, as they do for us. Taking that into account, I think one of the great things about Miami and this team, we've never been scared of the New England Patriots. We never will be. So, with that being said, when we play them late in the season, we'll be prepared."

Suh and the Dolphins won't face the Patriots until Nov. 26 in New England and then Dec. 11 on a Monday night in Miami.