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Tuesday open thread: Which Detroit Lions player should see more playing time?

Who should the Lions be playing more often?

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We’ve reached the halfway point in the Detroit Lions’ 2020 season, and it feels like we’re already circling the drain again. Their record is 3-5—which is not a huge crisis—but it’s the teams they’re losing to and the way they’re losing that makes any hope for this team seem irrational. Well, even more irrational than usual.

It’s obvious that some serious changes need to be made with this team, but with the trade deadline passed and the firing of any coaches unlikely for the time being, there’s really only one thing this team can do right now: change the playing time of the guys they already have on the roster.

So today’s Question of they Day is:

Which Lions player should be seeing the field more often right now?

My answer: Sadly, it doesn’t feel like there are any talented players on the bench that would be a significant improvement over the guys that are starting. That being said, there are a few players I’d like to see more of just out of pure curiosity.

First off is Logan Stenberg. The Lions fourth-round rookie guard looked extremely raw in training camp, so it’s no surprise to me that he’s been a gameday inactive almost every single week this year. At this point, I don’t think he’s better than Oday Aboushi or Joe Dahl or Halapoulivaati Vaitai... but I am curious. Described as a “mauler,” I’d love to see what he could do if given a shot this year, especially in the run game.

Along the same lines, I’d like to see more rookie wide receiver Quintez Cephus. The fifth-round pick has flashed at times and looked fantastic in training camp. Of course, given how the Lions secondary has played this year, maybe we should hold off on crowning him for beating up on those guys in practice.

Still, the Lions haven’t gotten a ton out of Marvin Hall this year (10 catches, 197 yards), so if Kenny Golladay misses more time, I’d like to see Cephus get some shots.

Your turn.

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