Do the Detroit Lions negatives really outweigh the positives so far?

Matthew Stafford, Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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However, to my friend’s point, there are certainly positives that can found in this 2-3 Lions team as well. Actually, there are plenty of them.

Yes, the Lions offense is evolving into the type of balanced offense needed to win big games. Championship games. As a matter of fact, the offense balances this team out right now because they have plenty of positives to offset all the defensive negatives.

I know the Lions coaching staff has been saying we need to keep from getting ahead of ourselves, but Kenny Golladay is the real deal. He’s listed as the Lions number three receiver, but he is a monster waiting to dominate every game. He can run any route effectively and catches almost everything thrown to him.

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As a matter of fact, it should be pointed out that the reason the Lions haven’t gotten as much production from their tight ends as we all wanted is because the Lions have used Golladay so extensively on medium routes which are usually where the tight ends are.

That’s how they are making up for the lack of production at tight end.

Frank Ragnow is developing before our very eyes. He started the season a little shaky in pass protection but has been much better in recent weeks. He has the makings of a possible pro-bowler in his future.

Kerryon Johnson is special. That’s the only way to put it.

The last special back the Lions had was Barry Sanders. I’m not saying he is or will be the next Barry Sanders, but I am saying he should become an elite back. His toughness, vision, and versatility make him an incredibly well rounded back. He may never be Barry carrying the ball (after all, who is?), but he could certainly be one of the best all-around backs the Lions have ever had.

When you toss in Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, LeGarrette Blount, Theo Riddick and the offensive line in general, this offense will continue to evolve into a real strength. The type that has a chance to win in the playoffs.

Now if only the defense would follow suit…