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Tony Dungy: Ndamukong Suh has to change

08.18.11 at 12:42 pm ET
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Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh was fined $20,000 for his late hit on Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in last week’s preseason game. It marked the third time Suh has been fined for a late hit on a quarterback.

Speaking on the Dan Patrick Show Thursday, former coach Tony Dungy said that Suh needs to change.

‘€œHe’€™s going to have to change some of the things he does,’€ Dungy said. ‘€œI know he’€™s saying, ‘€˜Hey, they’€™re targeting me, they’€™re looking out for me.’€™ Well, you may be the comparison to Shaquille O’€™Neal: If you want to stay in the game and not foul out, even though they may be targeting you or looking at you differently, you’€™ve got to do some things to stay in the game. That’€™s what he’€™s going to have to do, and make adjustments.’€

Added Dungy: ‘€œThere are going to be times when you have to change. If they’€™re saying you’€™re hitting the man too hard, you have to change or else you’€™re putting your team in jeopardy.’€

Suh was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. Last year he played in all 16 games and had 10 sacks.

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