The Detroit Lions are good but still need a piece of the puzzle to push them to where they should be.
At least, that’s what Chris Roling of Bleacher Report argues. Just past the first quarter of the season, the writer listed Detroit as the first of six NFL teams that “desperately need to strike a trade.”
He explains that while the Lions look good on both sides of the ball right now, bolstering Detroit’s defensive power could be the key to a successful season. Roling suggests the trade that Lions fans love to think about: bringing Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Motor City.
“Ramsey and the Lions are a good schematic fit, and the Detroit front office has plenty of draft assets to splurge (it still has all of its top-50 picks over the next two years) if it wants to make a move,” Roling writes.
The #Lions CBs have combined for 11 Forced Incompletions (T-3rd) and a completion % allowed of 52.8% (3rd)— PFF DET Lions (@PFF_Lions) October 4, 2019
That’s with a well-rounded effort throughout the young season
4 by Melvin Weeks 1-2
4 by Coleman in Weeks 4-5#OnePride https://t.co/MLstQ09qe3
After a strong performance defensively against the likes of the Kansas City Chiefs last week without Darius Slay, does the trade still make sense to you? Is it desperately needed?
Onto the rest of your notes:
- Kenny Golladay ranks among the top five receivers in air yards.
Air yards vs. receiving yards for all pass-catchers with 100+ routes run through Week 5 (R=0.81).— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) October 7, 2019
Man, Kenny Golladay and Curtis Samuel have the air yards for high-end production but have yet to see it in the box score. pic.twitter.com/FHHg2VBm8I
NFL Air Yards leaders ::— JMToWin (@JMToWin) October 3, 2019
Mike Evans (581)
Keenan Allen (522)
Marquise Brown (507)
DeVante Parker (487)
Kenny Golladay (482)
Julio Jones (474)
John Brown (473)
Curtis Samuel (464)
DeAndre Hopkins (462)
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- Mike O’Hara of detroitlions.com takes a look at how the roster has evolved since Bob Quinn took over as GM.
- An opinion piece from Detroit Free Press’s Shawn Windsor: “Admit it, Detroit Lions fans. You’re worried about getting fooled again.”
- In case you missed it Sunday, New York Giants Twitter took some heat over using a nickname that doesn’t belong to them:
I thought big play slay plays for Detroit https://t.co/U7HtjYLEU6— Darius Slay (@_bigplayslay23) October 6, 2019
- Darius Slayton’s response was pretty funny too:
- Mlive’s Lauren Williams explains why you should expect more out of rookie linebacker Jahlani Tavai after the bye.