1) DeAndre Levy is the answer at LB. He seemed to be in on every play during the entire game. I originally was skeptical on this guy, but now I'm convinced that we could trade Ernie Sims for possibly some draft picks/players to fill more holes without missing a beat on defense. I realize Sims' trade value isn't at its highest right now with the injuries and all, but Mayhew has been known to pull some doozies. Plus, Levy will only get better as he gains experience.
2) And this probably isn't news to anyone, but it was made even more clear against Cincinnati, we NEED to draft O-line and Defensive Secondary. I honestly don't believe our Defensive line needs to be addressed as early in the draft as I've seen some commenters on this site suggest. I think our priorities are keeping Stafford off his back and giving opposing QBs less time to throw the ball. A few Secondary additions will give our D-line more time to get to the QB. I think the guys in place right now are capable of doing just that. They may not be the best in the league, but they can get the job done. Our Secondary on the other hand is horrendous, and is among the worst in the league. Filling these holes will make the D-line that much better. Plus, we've held up pretty good against the run this year. We just need to get the QB more often, and I believe upgrading our Secondary will help us do that. Of course, point #2 here is completely moot if we have a chance to snag Suh LOL.
As always, please share your thoughts and opinions. I like to hear what other fellow Lions fans have to say. Happy Tuesday!
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