A career-long run for running back Dalvin Cook and a franchise record 10 sacks for the defense, it was a long, long day. Not too much went right for the Lions today. The offensive line was terrible and none of the wide receivers could get separation. Well, WR Marvin Jones, Jr. was able to get some, but not much.
The Lions couldn’t score a touchdown, and a costly miscue between quarterback Matthew Stafford, and rookie RB Kerryon Johnson helped the Minnesota Vikings defense come in and just feast.
They held the Lions to 209 total yards, WR Kenny Golladay only had 46 yards on 3 catches. And the run game just wasn’t able to get going at all. It was one of the uglier games in recent Lions history.
The Detroit Lions opened up divisional play with perennial NFC North favorites Green Bay Packers. The games against the Packers are always tough, and nothing is ever easy to come by.
When you’re going against quarterback Aaron Rodgers, anything can happen. Despite the fact that the Lions have won their last two games against the Packers, including a rare win at Lambeau Field, it’s still hard to have confidence. Especially after the way this season has started for the Lions.
The 2017 NFL Draft has come to a close. How did the Detroit Lions do? Well, according to me, I think they did pretty well. Draft grades can be sort of misleading, because to truly grade them, you’d have look at their whole season of work, where they were picked, etc. But if I had to give a grade, I’d say a B.
General manager Bob Quinn addressed most needs in the draft, which were defense. Out of the Lions nine draft picks, only 3 were on offense. The linebacking corps definitely improved with the addition of first round pick out of Florida Jarrad Davis and 4th round pick Jalen Reeves-Maybin from Tennessee. He also added to a slightly deep secondary by drafting CB Teez Tabor and Jamal Agnew, though Agnew may be used more in special teams. Last year showed the depth, or lack thereof, with the Lions defense. This draft, I do believe, addressed some of it.
Offensively they took wide receiver Kenny Golloday, tight end Michael Roberts and quarterback Brad Kaaya. I’m most impressed with Michael Roberts. Glad to have an addition to the tight end group. Eric Ebron has been rather underwhelming, but if all goes well, Roberts will be a good blocking tight end, and also a reliable red-zone option.