Detroit Lions Defensive Line

The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are probably looking at a mismatched game this Sunday. Aaron Rodgers against one of the worst back seven in the NFL. The Lions' struggling, shorthanded offense against the Packers' thriving sack-machine of a defense. The Lions' defensive line vs. the Packers' offensive line. Wait a minute. That's actually worth watching. Last year, the Lions dominated the Packers' offensive line at Lambeau (while the Packers dominated everywhere else), bring Aaron Rodgers down five times in that game. That was with a defense that ranked 29th in sacks for the season, playing an offense that gave up a league-high 51 sacks on the season. This year, the Lions rank third in sacks with 11 through three games. The Packers have given up three sacks all [...] Continue reading → | , , , ,
Training camp is under way at Allen Park, and the reports are in. Matt Stafford is very good.  Daunte Culpepper looks as great as his "back in shape" look would suggest. Even Drew Stanton, a guy who I said less than two weeks ago is a dark horse to get cut in training camp, has "thrown some darts," to use the words of's Tom Kowalski. The strong performance of each quarterback all but guarantees a swirling, season-long quarterback controversy. But fear not! For there is one area, very near to the quarterback position, where there is no controversy whatsoever. Nobody is arguing the fact that the offensive line is bad. The starters are bad, the reserves are [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
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