By all means it wasn’t that bad of a season for Ngata. Late in the season Ngata showed up big in the run stopping game as advertised. He was able to draw double teams and help open some holes for his fellow lineman to get to the quarterback. In terms of stats Ngata was able to notch the most sacks he’s had in a single season since 2012.
The disappointment with Ngata comes with the underwhelming start to the season that he had. A lot of that could be due to the fact that Ngata missed nearly all of training camp and the preseason with an injury. You could see that injury had really slowed him down and the Lions rushing defense suffered because of it.
Ngata overall failed to live up to what we all know is Haloti Ngata. The former Pro Bowler and NFL top 100 player certainly looked like a guy that’s on the downside of his career and there doesn’t seem to be any major resurgence in sight. You have to wonder if the Lions are even considering bringing him back in 2016. Chances are Ngata’s time in Detroit is over.
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