Why the Detroit Lions passing game is in good hands
By Robert Jones
Last season, Marvin Jones had a break-out year for the Lions. He followed up a suspect first season in Detroit that started fast and seemed to end with him entering the witness relocation program, with a dynamic second year in the Motor City.
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Jones became the consistent deep threat Bob Quinn envisioned him to be when he signed the former Bengal. Not only that, but he ran better routes and his hands were more consistent. He even made some spectacular catches that left us all breathless.
On the other side of the field, Golden Tate was his usual brilliant self. He caught almost everything within his reach and made opposing tacklers look foolish as he again led the NFL in yards after the catch. Plain and simple, he is the consummate pro and can be counted on to make any play needed.
Then there was the big rookie, Kenny Golladay. He missed time due to injury and needed to work on his consistency as almost all rookies do, but he showed so much ability that almost everyone was calling this third round pick from last years draft a steal.
This offseason Golladay has been a workhorse. Every moment of every practice the young man is doing something to hone his craft. There is no such thing as catching his breath. Whether its practicing sideline catches or tossing tennis balls back and forth with Marvin Jones to work his hands, he is certainly driven to be outstanding.