Detroit Lions: Expect some signings during roster cuts
Things aren’t looking too hot this preseason for the Detroit Lions. I anticipate more roster changes to come leading up to September 1st.
The consensus shared by those who’ve set their eyes on the Detroit Lions’ first two exhibition games is the play from the quarterbacks, linebackers, defensive and offensive lines have been lackluster. You don’t want jump to conclusions too early but it could be a long season of struggles.
Ironically, most of the recent transactions that have occurred pertained to the defensive backs, a strength of Detroit. This leaves many fans scratching their heads.
General Manager Bob Quinn took to the airwaves during a telecast of the Lions game against the New York Giants last week. When asked about the depth of the team by Fox broadcaster Matt Shepard, Quinn responded interestingly.
There were hints that a hole or two would be filled on cut down weekend, with Quinn stressing that there are always eyes on the other NFL rosters as the preseason continues. If Quinn sees he can improve the roster, it’s going to happen.
It shouldn’t be too much longer until we see some serious changes to those positions not playing so well. It’s hard not to trust the process. More times than not, patience is key.
Instead of taking a free agent off the street, the Lions will try their luck on the waiver wire. They run the risk of choosing from a potentially poor talent pool and possibly face more competition for those players.
I’d bet this regime operates under the premise that a player who’s been on a team the past few months is more ideal than someone who’s been on the couch.
I’m not ruling out a free agent signing though. Desperate times come for desperate measures.
Quinn isn’t perfect and must be held accountable, regardless of how long he’s been in Detroit. Taking a gamble on upgrading the roster via the scrap yard is a decision I’m okay with.
Ideally, the hope is the current players on the Detroit Lions can execute their assignments consistently. Failing to do so should result in the front office and coaching staff shuffling up the squad in an effort to improve the depth. Just be patient.