The Morning Fix

The Lions have played five different middle linebackers this season and have started three different players in the middle through six games.

Screen passes seem to be an obsession among NFL fans. Over the years, I’ve heard more from you about them than any other aspect of the game. Teams either throw too many or not enough. They use them at the wrong time or have the wrong personnel.

A turf-toe injury and a lousy offensive line are potential problems for Best owners. Turf toe can be a nagging malady, and the Lions’ offensive line has been a nagging malady for years.

Detroit Lions linebacker Bobby Carpenter, who was signed on Wednesday, will learn both the inside and outside linebacker positions but where he spends the bulk of his time will be determined by the health of middle linebacker DeAndre Levy.

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