Thursday, December 4, 2014

Colledge says no Ngata 'will be a nice break'


Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was suspended for four games Thursday for violating the league's PED policy, admittedly taking Adderall.

The Dolphins' players seem pretty shaken up about it.

"Look at him, he’s the size of a car," Miami guard Daryn Colledge said, via "He’s obviously extremely strong, extremely talented and he’s a great run stopper and he’s still a great pass rusher. He can do things that you wouldn’t expect out of a guy that size. He’s a rare talent in the NFL.

"I’ve had an opportunity to play him a few times, so this will be a nice break."

Ngata, on top of being a five-time Pro Bowl nominee, currently leads the Ravens in interceptions (2) and is second in passes defended (7). He's also forced two fumbles.

Coach Joe Philbin acknowledged Ngata's skills as well, though he wouldn't go as far as to say his absence would make for an easy day for the offense.

"They have good defensive coaches. They have good defensive players," he said. "We’ll have to adjust to whatever changes they may make."

The next man up for Baltimore will likely be rookie Timmy Jernigan, according to the Baltimore Sun. The 22-year-old was the Ravens' second-round draft pick this season and has tallied two sacks seven QB hurries in 154 snaps this season, according to ProFootballFocus.

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