Heath Evans went full-Heath Evans on WQAM Friday evening.
The fullback turned NFL Network analyst is picking up right where he left off in his war of words against Ndamukong Suh, spewing an array of Suh takes that continue to paint the Dolphins defensive tackle in a negative light.
“This is where I get tired of lazy analysts not watching every single game and every single play of Suh,” Evans said on Hochman, Crowder and Krantz on Friday. “I’m not gonna stand up on my soapbox and beat the drum unless I know what the heck I’m talking about. There’s a lot of topics I’ll just say ‘hey, I’m not sure about that quarterback, I’m not sure about that offensive line, I’m not sure about that team.’ But with Suh, Warren Sapp was the first one to challenge it. He said ‘Heath, just watch this, this guy is a very limited player and he gets a lot of hype for a lot of other things he shouldn’t get hype for but watch his tape.’ And so two years ago I started doing it. Every single play. Playoff teams, the guy doesn’t show up. Yes, last year vs. the Cowboys he had one good game but look back and watch these games.”
Although Suh might not be off to a dynamic start with the Dolphins after two weeks — at least on paper — he did receive stellar grades the past three years in Detroit. Here’s where he ranked among all defensive tackles, per Pro Football Focus.
“People were hitting me up on Twitter after the Week 1 vs. the Redskins saying oh he was double teamed and they were cutting him,” Evans continued. “Go count the double teams. You can count them on one hand. He was losing one-on-one matchups. The first two drives, in eight plays, he fell subject to the same block four times … No awareness. No understanding of the scheme that he’s facing. He got whammed again. All the same stuff. Why do you think no legitimate, true Lombardi contender was after him in Free Agency? The Lions — who knew him better than anybody — weren’t gonna pay him what the Dolphins paid him. There was no one in that race for Ndamukong Suh except for the Miami Dolphins. Ask yourself why. Well, the Miami Dolphins fanatics don’t want to answer that question because it makes them look like ‘doggone, our management is screwing this up again.’ And now the world is seeing two weeks in a row, this guy is playing conservative football. He’s not even playing anywhere near as good as he played in Detroit and I don’t think his Detroit play was worth $120 million.”
Technically, it was $114 million.
“They need to find a way, I don’t know if it’s a talking to from the owner but you’ve got to find a way to motivate Suh because I’m telling you he’s playing like he’s trying to protect himself not to get hurt. That’s what it looks like and that’s not just me saying it… he’s playing very tentative football.”
Suh wasn’t Heath’s only target during the
interview rant. He also took a swipe at Dolphins analyst and former Pro-Bowl corner Sam Madison after the two got into it on Twitter last week over his Suh criticisms.
“Well the truth is if Sam was any good at his job, with his resume compared to mine — his current job — he’d have my job. Well he doesn’t and he doesn’t know what he’s talking about when it comes to the Dolphins.”
I wonder if Heath burps flames.
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