The Detroit Lions pulled off a major trade to acquire Damon Harrison, but how quickly and how much will he help out their porous run defense?
Yesterday the Detroit Lions made a bold move as they waded into the pit of despair called the New York Giants rummage sale and walked away with a bargain on ‘Snacks’.
Most of us here in the Motor City were pretty happy about their offseason focus on re-building… no, let’s call it what it is, building a ground game.
The results have been better than expected.
With each week the offensive line continues to make a case for themselves to be in consideration as one of the top units in the NFL. Meanwhile, Kerryon just keeps getting… better? As good as he’s been I’m not sure that is even the right word for it. Let’s say he seems to get more use and therefore keeps getting more productive which continues to make general manager Bob Quinn look like nothing less than a complete genius.
As the offense continues to find their continuity and seems to be starting to flirt with possibly being unstoppable, the prospects of a bright future continue to rise.
Heck, a bright season this year is becoming more of a possibility.
Yet in the long run, defense wins in the playoffs. If you can’t stop your opponent then you might as well have stayed home, to begin with.
And despite some rather satisfying results from the pass defense, the run defense continues to be a problem.
As we all recall, the Lions opened the season like a huge ‘welcome’ mat to opposing runners as they allowed anyone who was breathing to not only rack up big yardage against them on the ground but also the big strike long runs. Such as last Sunday when Kenyan Drake ripped off that 54-yard touchdown scamper, which of course was the Dolphins longest run of the season.
However, now that the Lions have loaded up on ‘Snacks’, perhaps that might change…