Josh McCown is a fan of Ndamukong Suh

DETROIT -- After taking a bunch of hits from Ndamukong Suh in Sunday’s 34-17 loss, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown was singing the praises of the Detroit Lions defensive tackle.

Suh had a monstrous day, compiling six tackles, a sack, three tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries. He keyed a Detroit defense that sacked McCown six times and left the quarterback limping after the game.

Suh is a bit of a controversial figure due to his aggressive play. McCown acknowledged that, but said Suh’s physical style is part of what makes him special.

“I love how that guy plays because he plays hard,’’ McCown said. “He crosses the line sometimes. He needs to be careful. I’m not saying anything that hasn’t been said. But I love to see guys playing this game hard, the way he plays it. He plays it tough. He’s physical and he plays hard. When you play that way, sometimes those are going to be penalties that happen. But he’s a dominant force, there’s no question about it. It’s part of who he is. If I’m his teammate, I just wouldn’t want to see him cross the line and hurt your team. But, man, he plays hard.’’