Special Teams Issues a Concern as Padded Camp Opens
By Kent Platte
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Photo by Dona Keast
For a segment I’ve carried over since I started covering Detroit Lions training camp, here are some quick hits:
- Isaiah Johnson likes to hit people. Teryl Austin likes safeties who like to hit people.
- People who hated the Ebron pick will either eat their words or forget them in 2015.
- Ameer Abdullah will start sooner than I thought. Maybe every game.
- Caraun Reid had the only sack that I saw in drills. If there were more I missed them.
- I didn’t see any notable drops today. Maybe I missed them if they happened, but good sign.
- Desmond Martin is at the bottom of the depth chart at RB and on ST.
- Andrew Peacock improved from last season, dark horse for a roster spot.
- Casey Pierce and Jordan Thompson didn’t impress. TE depth chart unchanged.
- Darius Slay probably leapfrogged Mathis. For DBs, might be best on the roster.
- Michael Burton will be as active in the passing game as he is in the run game.
- Starting interior OL was Tomlinson, Swanson, Warford. Likely to remain that.
- Ameer Abdullah is really good. Did I mention that before? Whatever, here it is again.
- That Calvin Johnson guy is really good. He might latch on this season.
- Kyle Brindza is listed as a K/P. He’s a Kicker. They’re using him to punt. *Shrugs*
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