It’s funny writing the words”safety report card” for this. It feels like I’m writing a review for automobile crash tests, or using the code word for the NFL’s Ndamukong Suh fines list.
Seriously though, for as much flak as cornerbacks got in 2012 for the Lions’ woeful pass defense, the safeties were a much less stable group. It seemed like they were starting a different pair of safeties every week, always with similarly disappointing results.
By contrast, how are things going this year? At the very least, the safeties have remained healthy. But how has that graded out in terms of performance?
And while we’re asking, how about the rest of the team? I may have covered some other positions as well. You’ll just have to click and see.
Thursday, October 31 - Tight Ends & Safeties
Saturday, November 2 - Special Teams
Sunday, November 3 - Coaches