Detroit Lions Stock Report: Weeks 10-11

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Stock Report:  Quick Hits

Stock Up:

Travis Swanson:  Look, he’s been really bad.  The team switched to a different blocking scheme, and suddenly he can block well.  Imagine that.
Gabe Wright: The rookie tackle got into some action against the Packers and played well, but an injury blunted his momentum.
Khyri Thornton: Drafted only a dozen or so picks after Swanson, only by the Packers, Thornton was mixing it up against Oakland and might have a shot if he keeps playing that well.
Golden Tate: Tate hasn’t had the follow-up season he was hoping for, but he embarrassed many of Oakland’s defenders and leads the league in forced missed tackles for a WR again.
Matthew StaffordI thought we were trading him?  No?  He’s not bad?  Huh.  Go figure.
Jim Bob Cooter: We still have a bad offense.  It’s less bad than it was under Lombardi.
George Winn: You know who’s playing really well on special teams?  Making a case for 2015.
Nevin Lawson: Second game starting, second game playing extremely well.  Not an easy draw on Crabtree, either.
Quandre Diggs: Often burned early in the year, he’s finding his niche near the line of scrimmage, attacking ball carriers and receivers alike.
Jim Bob Cooter Again:  Worth mentioning, he called a quarterback draw for Matthew Stafford.  That alone, worth its own mention.

Stock Down: 

Rod Wood: It’s not his fault he knew the Fords. Fans were turned on the new president the moment he was named. Bone headed comments, taken out of context, made it worse.
TJ Jones: Once upon a time, he had a shot to be the returner.  Now a healthy scratch.
Corey Fuller: If you can’t do anything as a receiver, at least don’t be bad on special teams.
Joe Marciano: Hard to put him here often, since he started off bad, but his unit has been just dreadful.  He can’t even get the correct number of players on the field routinely.
Crezdon Butler: Dude had a root canal this week.  Not football related, but those suck.

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