In today’s headlines, the Detroit Lions appear to have some major needs along their defensive line. And could Le’Veon Bell be the answer to the Lions’ rushing woes?
Going into this offseason, many believed the Detroit Lions‘ biggest need was at running back. But one insider makes the case for defensive line instead. We’ll discuss that topic below as well as …
Is a new coach the answer to improved offensive line play in the Motor City> And why should the Lions use the franchise tag of Ziggy Ansah? Plus, is a pricey veteran running back the answer to Detroit’s rushing woes? We’ll cover that and more in today’s headlines.
Running back is obviously a big need for this Lions’ team in 2018, after fielding the worst rushing offense in the league in 2017. But according to this article, running back is trumped by defensive end and defensive tackle. Especially if Ziggy Ansah and Haloti Ngata don’t return to the team.
It’s the biggest topic of discussion surrounding the Lions. Should they re-sign, franchise tag or be done with Ezekiel Ansah? The premier pass rusher has had his issues for the past two seasons, but do the Lions actually believe they can reproduce his production with other players? This will be a telling first move for new head coach Matt Patricia.
The Lions invested heavily in their offensive line in 2017. With a new O-Line coach at the helm, will this group finally congeal and start living up to that investment? I believe they can.
Bell is the most patient runner in the NFL. And that might be what Detroit’s offensive line needs right now, an experienced runner who makes the most of every carry and is also the league’s top receiving threat. But Bell’s price tag will undoubtedly be enormous. Should the Lions’ make the splash?
With the Detroit Lions opting to keep offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, the air attack in the Motor City is secure. That should please fantasy football owners. And Matt Patricia’s signing should uplift the defense. But anyone in fantasy should avoid Detroit’s running game like the plague until proven otherwise.