Detroit Lions Midseason Grades: Safety Report Card

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Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) breaks tackle of Detroit Lions strong safety Glover Quin (27) to score a touchdown during 2nd half of a game at Ford Field. Lions won 31-30. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Tuesday, October 29 – Guards/Centers & Linebackers

Wednesday, October 30 – Offensive Tackles & Cornerbacks

Thursday, October 31 – Tight Ends & Safeties

Friday, November 1 Running Backs & Defensive Tackles

Saturday, November 2 Special Teams

Sunday, November 3 Coaches

Monday, November 4 Wide Receivers & Defensive Ends

Tuesday, November 5 Quarterbacks & Overall Grades