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Lions notes: Glover Quin is the best safety in the league

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  • During Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, Ryan Mathews tweeted this out from the Pride of Detroit Twitter account.

Well, it turns out he’s absolutely right. Through five weeks in the 2017 season, Glover Quin is the highest rated safety in the league per Pro Football Focus:

PFF’s Brett Whitefield broke down what makes Glover Quin so good.

  • With Haloti Ngata likely out for the season, the Lions may be relying heavily on free agent addition Datone Jones. Whitefield has a nice PFF breakdown of the new defensive lineman.

  • Theo Riddick may be seeing more third down snaps in the future if he keeps laying out blitzing defensive backs like this:

  • With all of the defensive line injuries, is it time to break out the Andre Fluellen signal? He looks ready: