Sunday will be our last opportunity to see the 2017 Detroit Lions play. It seems like a lot of you won’t even bother to watch—41 percent of Lions fans said they aren’t planning to tune in according to our Wednesday poll.
But for the other 59 percent of us, we’ll all be seeking both a sweep of the Packers and any sort of reason for optimism going into 2018.
Head coach Jim Caldwell has already stated he has not even considered benching any of his starters, but let’s play coach for a second. Today’s Question of the Day is:
Which Lions player would you like to see more of on Sunday against the Packers?
My answer: Miles Killebrew. No player has had a more disappointing 2017 season than Miles Killebrew. He was expected to take a huge step in 2017 and potentially compete for a starting job by the year’s end. Instead, it has been the exact opposite. Despite garnering some significant playing time toward the beginning of the year, Killebrew’s role has now diminished to just a handful of defensive snaps per game.
I’d love to see Killebrew in the game as the team’s starting strong safety to see what exactly went wrong. When Tavon Wilson was placed on injured reserve, it seemed like it was the perfect time for Killebrew to shine. Instead, his role actually significantly decreased with the team.
I haven’t seen any rationale for that move based on Killebrew’s play in 2017, but I’d love to get a better look at what is going on there.