DeAndre Levy, Detroit’s starting middle linebacker, was seeing his first exhibition-game action because of a back injury, but pulled a groin muscle early in the victory over the Browns. He will at least miss Thursday’s final preseason game.
Yes, the name Barry, as in Sanders, has been bandied about this offseason by the Lions faithful with respect to Best. Is this an insanely positive perception of a player who has yet to take a live NFL handoff? Of course it is, but just as I have likened this kid to Chris Johnson, he’s simply one of those talents who incites dramatic comparison.
The Lions’ defensive line seems really, really good. The rest of the defense doesn’t. So if you can see that, and I can see that, I have a sneaking suspicion that some offensive minds in the NFL can see it, too.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.