Detroit Lions game day is just four days away. That makes today Jason Hanson day! If you don’t know who Jason Hanson is, first, get off my website. You click on this link right now, and don’t come back until you’ve watched it at least 30 times. For the rest of you, you probably know that Hanson was the franchise’s best kicker of all time and wore the No. 4. Hence: Jason Hanson day.
Hanson was, sadly, one of the bigger strengths of the Lions’ roster in the late 90s and early 00s. This segues us (sloppily) to today’s Question of the Day:
What is the biggest strength of the 2016 Detroit Lions team?
My answer: Though there are a few positions I considered, I have to go with defensive tackle. The Lions are rolling with five tackles that have either already displayed some talent at an NFL level or have a ton of great potential. In fact, the team had to cut the likes of Gabe Wright and Caraun Reid in their quest to get down to 53 players, and both of those men were quickly swiped up by other teams.
With a great rotation of players at defensive tackle, the Lions should be able to get push up the middle of the line and, if the linebackers do their job, stuff the run well. This may become the identity of the entire team.