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Lions notes: Dan Orlovsky breaks down Brock Osweiler’s weaknesses

The former Lions quarterback breaks down Osweiler’s game so we don’t have to.

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Now that the Miami Dolphins have declared Ryan Tannehill out for their Week 6 game, the Detroit Lions can focus their film study on Brock Osweiler. Osweiler doesn’t bring the mobility that Tannehill does and has a much worse reputation than the Dolphins’ first-string quarterback.

Former Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky joined DetroitLions.com’s Mike O’Hara to take a closer look at Osweiler’s game and where he’s vulnerable for the Lions:

“I do believe the throwing motion is something that the Lions can key on,” Orlovsky states.

Specifically, Orlovsky believes Osweiler tips off the play with a long throwing motion and poor body posture.

“When he’s actually going to throw it and it's coming out of his hands, it takes a long time,” Orlovsky said. “He’s deliberate with his body, he’s deliberate with his eyes, and he’s deliberate with the motion.”

The former Lions quarterback thinks guys like Glover Quin and Darius Slay, who thrive off trusting their instincts, may be able to take advantage of that on Sunday.

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