Obviously there will be a key defensive lineman missing in the next two games. We know the Detroit Lions have used a heavy rotation of defensive lineman throughout the year, so they are ALL experienced, may be with the exception of the rookie Nick Fairley.
To me, there are two major questions concerning the defensive line. The first is how will opposing offenses attack a Suh-less D-line? Who will offenses double team? Will they go double Corey Williams at tackle or will they send tight ends without a chip block and slide the double to the DE's Cliff Avril or Kyle Vanden Bosch. Will they worry about Fairley? Are they going to double Fairley? How the offenses attack our D-line directly affects my next question.
Who will we as fans notice is picking up the slack? Fairley will get more snaps and if the double are out on the DE's will Fairley have his coming out party? Will more snaps allow Andre Fluellen to really shine? Sammy Lee Hill could have an effect with more snaps, we could finally see a complete shutdown of a running game. Will they double Fairley as much or more than they did Suh, allowing Williams to have a monster game? Is it possible for the one or more of the DE's to have better games?
Worst case scenario would be there is just a depletion of talent at defensive line. It could turn out they are just plain bad without Suh. I have a feeling someone is going to SHOW UP and pick up the slack.
What do you think? Who will it be?
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