With the Detroit Lions back in pads as training camp continued on Thursday, the offensive line vs. defensive line drill returned. This drill gives coaches a chance to see one-on-one matchups featuring offensive and defensive linemen, and it produced several notable tweets last Sunday. That was also the case again on Thursday, and some of the more interesting ones are featured below.
First things first, how about Riley Reiff vs. Ziggy Ansah?
Riley Reiff impressive in one on one drill vs Ziggy Ansah. Stoned him once got beat once. Good battle— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) August 1, 2013
Ziggy used his long arms well too vs Reiff. Length should pay dividends for Lions rushers this year— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 1, 2013
Speaking of long arms, Devin Taylor stood out for good and bad reasons on Thursday.
Devin Taylor using his long arms well to push back Jason Fox in 1 on 1s— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 1, 2013
Dominic Raiola just had a monster pancake against Devin Taylor. #Lions— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 1, 2013
Ronnell Lewis, who was just activated from the NFI list, made his 2013 training camp debut on Thursday and split his reps against Corey Hilliard.
Ronnell Lewis vs. Corey Hilliard in pass rushing drills. Ronnell won first rep and Hilliard the second. #lionscamp— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 1, 2013
Finally, here's what happened when Nick Fairley took on Rob Sims:
Fairley with 2 good rushes vs Sims, got leverage on 1st, quick spin on the second— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 1, 2013
We'll have more on the offensive line and defensive line later on Thursday in our daily recap of practice.