Glover Quin deserves credit for knowing when to walk away
By Robert Jones
In February when the Lions formally released Glover Quin the future of Tracy Walker became now. And Glover? Well, he had the opportunity to decide what to do next. Walk away from the game he loved or try to find a new home to make another stand.
While I’m sure the decision wasn’t easy, it was the right one. Instead of continuing to regress on the field, he took the high road and walked away. Called it quits.
Here in Detroit, his chapter was finished already. While not a Hall of Fame player he was a player that made an impact on the Lions locker room. And very often on the field for them as well.
I’m sure he will apply the same work ethic into the next facet of his life. I’m also sure we all wish him well. But it was the right time for his career as a Lion to end. Tracy Walker has a wealth of talent. Quandre Diggs is now firmly entrenched at the other safety position and 2019 third-round pick, safety Will Harris from Boston College, would seem to have as much potential as Walker, if not more.
The Lions have revamped their secondary after a subpar 2018. It is now more talented and deeper than last year. Both on the corners and at safety.
The Lions defense overall has big expectations for 2019 and provided they are able to put all their pieces on the field, they have an outstanding chance to live up to their promise.
‘Life is made up of meetings and partings’, to quote our buddy Kermit the Frog from A Muppet Christmas Carol. While most of the last 60 seasons have been forgettable, there have been players that been memorable.
Glover Quin will be fondly remembered for his time and effort here in Detroit. But today and every day that follows is a new day leading towards next season when the roster will be filled with faces both recognizable and unfamiliar. Sure Glover Quin won’t be among them, but that becomes less of an issue when we consider that the Lions current crop of safeties just might be as talented as any other team’s in the league.