Ndamukong Suh says players meshed well as a group this offseason

Posted Jul 8, 2013

DT Ndamukong Suh sits down with NFL Network from a Nike camp in Oregon

Ndamukong Suh took some time from a camp at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. last week to answer some questions for NFL Network.

Suh was one of the headlining athletes -- others included Bo Jackson and Aaron Rodgers -- for the Nike camp that invites the top 150 high school athletes in the nation. The Lions' defensive tackle was specifically the face of the linemen challenge.

"It's a great time out here - the kids are excellent," said Suh. "It's a lot of fun. It's an opportunity that I wish I had when I was younger.

"But I'm glad to be a part of it and be able to give a little bit of my knowledge before I obviously have got to get back to camp at the end of the month."

During Suh's sit-down with NFL Network, he also answered questions about the Lions as they gear up for training camp beginning in less than three weeks.

One of the more poignant questions he was asked was what went wrong with the 2012 team following the 2011 playoff berth.

"To be honest with you, I'm not really looking in the past," said Suh. "For myself individually, what I need to do to get better and change and allow myself to produce and help my other teammates are me, more importantly."

Suh says he got a good feel from this particular group of guys throughout the time he spent in Allen Park for organized team activities (OTAs) and mini-camp.

"We had a great meshing together," he said. "I think (we've) just got to move forward and understand (the 2012 season was) a growing pain that we had to go through last season and we don't want to obviously have that happen again this year.

"So we need to put in the work, get ourselves together, prepare for camp and go in there with a focus of making sure we understand what we have in front of us this season."