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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.

“He’s going to have to change some of the things he does,” Dungy said. “I 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: “There 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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