It’s been a bummer of a year for the Detroit Lions, but the team provided one of the most fun moments of the season on Sunday when they pulled off a trick play that resulted in left tackle Taylor Decker catching an 11-yard touchdown.
In the locker room afterwards, you could tell just how special of a moment it was for Decker, who regrettably threw the ball into the stands after a rush of adrenaline.
“I’ve been playing football since first grade, always been an o-lineman,” Decker said after the game. “So for my first touchdown to come as a left tackle in the NFL is pretty damn cool.”
Thanks to the Detroit Lions audio and camera crew on gameday, we can also see what was going on with Decker immediately after his first career touchdown. That sequence is heavily featured on this week’s version of DetroitLions.com’s “Sights and Sounds” weekly feature:
Best parts: LeGarrette Blount understanding why Decker is tired on a 11-yard catch, Eli Harold admitting he got worked on that play in practice, and Decker desperately asking for oxygen.
It’s definitely worth watching. The fun starts at the 2:08 mark in the video above.
- Add this to my thesis from last week that the Detroit Lions’ deep-ball offense is dead:
Stretching the field with the deep ball can produce explosive plays for an offense (if you can protect your QB and he can complete them).#GoPackGo #ChiefsKingdom #DaBears #GoBills #Browns #HereWeGo #GoBucs #InBrotherhood #Jets #BroncosCountry pic.twitter.com/JgvG3UIBtZ— NFL Matchup on ESPN (@NFLMatchup) December 5, 2018
- It’s been over seven years since we lost Lions beat writer Tom “Killer” Kowalski. Each year, however, a Christmas party called Killer’s Christmas is thrown in his honor. The party is next week (more info here), but if you can’t go, consider bidding on a few auction item, including tickets and field passes to Lions vs. Vikings or a signed ball from Barry Sanders. All proceeds go to the Tom Kowalski Foundation.
- The Lions tried out a bunch of running backs this week, which probably means nothing, considering they still haven’t placed Kerryon Johnson on IR.
Lions tryouts: RBs Mack Brown, Demario Richard, Justin Stockton.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) December 5, 2018
- Remember when Steve Wilks was going to interview for the Lions head coaching job, but then he didn’t? Well, now Wilks is the Cardinals head coach and he provided a little clarity on why the interview didn’t go down.
- To get you in the festive mood for the holiday season, check out this video of Lions players shopping with some less fortunate kids for Christmas this year:
- Believe it or not, the Lions are actually road favorites this week against the Cardinals.