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Belichick on Suh: “He changes everything”

Ndamukong Suh, Tom Brady

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) sacks New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) in the first half the NFL football game in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)


Patriots coach Bill Belichick is telling his offensive linemen that they have a big responsibility on their hands against Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Sunday.

“He changes everything,” Belichick said on NFL Network. “You can’t let him penetrate or he’ll foul the whole play up. You’ve got to secure him on the line of scrimmage and again, that’s a lot easier said than done because of his talent and also some of the different looks they give you. He’s very disruptive in both the running game and the passing game. He’s got great effort. He makes plays in pursuit and on the backside. So really there’s no weakness in his game.”

Sometimes an offense can avoid good defensive tackles by running to the outside, but Belichick says there’s no getting past Suh.

“He’s got to be blocked on every play, no matter what the play is,” Belichick said.

That’s the top priority for the Patriots’ offensive line.