Detroit Lions Stock Report: Week 6

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Stock Up: Theo Riddick

Showing up in this same spot for a second week, the team’s go to two minute back had himself another good day.  Some of it came down to opportunity, since Zack Zenner went down with a serious injury and Ameer Abdullah lost himself the snaps by losing the rock again, but Riddick once again capitalized on his chances and made the most of the increased workload.

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Riddick didn’t set the world on fire as a runner, but he was able to show that he isn’t going to lose the football despite taking some shots.  He isn’t fast, but he showed good quickness and wiggle to get open as a receiver, or to dart around tackles as a rusher.  This is the Riddickulous player we keep hearing about, and while that doesn’t mean great it means good and I’ll take that.

Riddick has always seen most of his work as a receiver, in fact he almost never rushes when he’s on the field, but when pressed into service and the team had no other options he actually did quite well.  He had a career high as a rusher and looked like he might be a decent fill in with Zenner out and Bell still recovering.  Riddick isn’t as good as being hyped to be, but that shouldn’t detract from the fact that he is, indeed, good.

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