As part of our season wrap-up series, we are going to examine how each player on the roster performed in 2014. Next, let's take a look at the Detroit Lions' safeties. (Note: Stats are from regular-season games only.)
Glover Quin - 16 games (16 starts) | 73 tackles, 10 PD, 7 INT
Quin took his game to another level in 2014, and as a result, he was rewarded with a trip to the Pro Bowl. He was especially excellent in coverage for the Lions, and he finished as the league leader in interceptions for the 2014 season. He became one of the top players on the Lions, and he played a big role in the success of their defense.
James Ihedigbo - 13 games (13 starts) | 71 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 8 PD, 4 INT, 3 FF, 1 FR
Despite missing the first three games of the season, Ihedigbo really came on strong as a playmaker from the safety position. He had some struggles at times in coverage, but he constantly made plays and created opportunities for turnovers.
Don Carey - 13 games (3 starts) | 12 tackles, 1 FR, 1 TD
Carey once again spent more time at nickelback than anything. He actually fared decently at that spot for the most part, and he also once again contributed quite a bit on special teams.
Isa Abdul-Quddus - 16 games (4 starts) | 32 tackles, 2 PD, 1 blocked kick
When Ihedigbo missed time early in the season, the Lions called upon Abdul-Quddus to start in his place, and he played quite well. He was really solid all season as a backup in the secondary, and he gave the Lions a big boost in the depth department at safety.