Earlier this offseason, Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley said that himself and Ndamukong Suh made up the league’s best defensive tackle tandem in the NFL. Those comments might have put a target on their backs as NFL offenses look to prove Fairly wrong. But Suh has always embraced being the target or focus of attention.
“It’s a great challenge that Nick put in for us, being the best two guys, so it’s something that we got to live up to,” Suh told NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano. “We have the potential and the opportunity to be that great, but it’s a matter of we got to work together, put in the work and make sure we get it done and we got to stay healthy.”
Nick Fairley has missed 9 games in the last two seasons do to injury.
“I think it’s fun and it’s something good,” he said. “You’re doing something positive if you’re having a target on your back and you’re a main focus of offensive coaches and their staff. And they really have to focus on you guys and take the pressure off the rest of your teammates, allow them to make plays. If me and Nick can do that, that will be a great thing and something that I welcome and I know Nick welcomes. Let’s just make the most of it and instead of talking about it, let’s just be about it.”