By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Most would agree that Julian Edelman dominated Super Bowl LIII and deserved to win MVP honors in the Patriots’ 13-3 win over the Rams. But at least one person disagrees – and he played for the Rams.
L.A. defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had a pretty amazing quote about Edelman’s MVP performance in the Super Bowl, in which he caught 10 passes for 141 yards and played a major role in the Patriots’ first two scoring drives. But ask Suh and he’ll make it sound like they wiped Edelman off the map.
“He’s an elite player, plays hard, found some holes in our defense in the first half and pretty much the third quarter. In my opinion, just thinking back, we eliminated him, even though he got yardages,” said Suh. “We just have to not allow points to get on the board and give our offense more opportunities to score.”
There have been all kinds of questionable takes about this Patriots team over the years, especially recently as their top stars continue to get closer to the end than the beginning of their careers. But this one by Suh takes the cake.
Suh should know by now that shutting down Edelman isn’t about keeping him out of the end zone but covering him underneath and over the middle, and preventing him from moving the chains. Suh is never really responsible for Edelman himself and he had a good game in his own right, so maybe he’s just trying to stick up for his teammates.
But Edelman was practically the only thing that worked in the passing game on Sunday (besides that one magical drive for Rob Gronkowski) for the Patriots. So Suh might have to go back and look at the tape if he really thinks the Rams took him out.
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