The way Miami Dolphins star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh sees it, the Buffalo Bills have two "elite" running backs — one is LeSean McCoy and the other is quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
"He’s an elite running back from the quarterback position," Suh said Thursday. "(He can) obviously throw the ball and has been successful there are well. We’ve got to be very keen on that. I know they have specific runs for him in his particular position, so we’ve got our hands full if he’s playing. If not, then we still have our hands full with either one of the other quarterbacks, especially (Joe) Webb.”
All signs point to Taylor starting Sunday when the Dolphins visit New Era Field for the regular season finale.
As for McCoy, Suh is familiar with him from Suh's time in the NFC with Detroit when McCoy was with the Philadelphia Eagles. McCoy ran for a career-high 217 yards in the 2013 season against the Lions in a blizzard. Suh had seven tackles that day.
"I’ve seen him plenty of times ... a couple times at Philly being in the NFC and then obviously being in the same division here with him being at Buffalo," Suh said. "He’s an elite back, a guy I respect, a guy that I like and enjoy being around in the offseason; but we’ve got to stop him. He’s a workhorse and we’ve got to stop that.”
Suh comes into Sunday's game having played every defensive snap against the Patriots.
"I pride myself on it," he said. "I feel like I’m built for it. I feel like I prepare for it in the offseason with my trainer and obviously when we come here for OTAs and minicamps, to get into football shape. I push myself there, as well as in camp.”