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Suh on his meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Posted Nov 2, 2011

On Tuesday defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had the opportunity to sit down with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York City to discuss certain matters regarding his play, as well as the game in general.

On Tuesday defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had the opportunity to sit down with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York City to discuss certain matters regarding his play, as well as the game in general.

The emphasis of the meeting was to review game film of specific plays with the Commissioner in order to gain a better understanding on the League's perspective and rules when it comes to defensive play.

Suh said it went very well and he walked away with clarification on how he's perceived based on what he's done in the past.

"(The meeting) was just sitting together watching film," said Suh. "It was more or less all the plays that they had, and were obviously plays I wanted to review. They had some extra plays showing different things that were good and also things they were looking for that may not be seen as good things to do, or continue to do.

"I am a guy, whether it's from a coaching standpoint, from their standpoint -  from really any standpoint in life - that when you go through something, you have to learn from it, whether it's good or bad. I am the type of person that doesn't like to repeat mistakes and that was the main thing more or less that he was emphasizing, that I haven't really made any of the same mistakes that I've made in the past."

One thing in particular that Suh said  he walked away with with was  a better understanding of the "ins and outs" of officiating.

"They kind of look at things and perceive things, how fines are assessed and that things that may look bad, but they know are incidental," said Suh. "There are just different ways that those things are approached and looked at. They're not really looking at the intent because you cannot tell somebody's intent when you're not in their head."

When asked whether he'll change the way he plays the game, or whether he'll make any technical adjustments, in light of the meeting Suh was quick to say "No."

He said he'll continue to play the game as he always has, and even though he's perhaps viewed differently based on his strength and athleticism in comparison to other defensive linemen, he's going to continue to do what's necessary to help his team win, always with the intent of adhering to league rules.

"Like I said after the Denver game, I am not going to change the way I play," he said.

"I feel that the way I am playing, the way I have played in the past is to continue to play within the rules and just have an understanding of what they look for."

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