Bob Quinn has to succeed where he failed in the past
Bob Quinn dove into the free agency frenzy full force trying to find pieces that will make Matt Patricia’s scheme work. In general, he has acquired many players to fill many needs. At this point, the most glaring hole left is on the offensive line.
However, that is certainly a position that can be filled in the draft and all of us should know by now how much Bob Quinn likes to draft offensive linemen. So while the offensive line is a concern, at present I’m not losing sleep over it. There is plenty of time to address that problem.
Where Bob Quinn does deserve his kudos is for the attention he has given the Lions defense in free agency so far. This doesn’t mean that all his acquisitions will work out, but at least he’s proving he understands that without tremendously better results on that side of the ball next season the Lions are destined to once again flounder in the NFC North cellar.
So much draft talk has centered on whether the Detroit Lions should or shouldn’t select Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, which is a valid debate, but when we look at the big picture, the Lions won’t win anything significant without playing good defense. Regardless of who lines up at quarterback.
With the draft now less than a month away and outside of a few big-ticket players that are still available for signing, it would seem that the Lions have finished the real bulk of their work in free agency and will need to start charting out their course for the draft.
It is there that Bob Quinn and the Detroit Lions hope he will succeed where he has failed in the past.
The allegation that Bob Quinn hasn’t had any success in the draft is actually false. Has he built a championship ball club? No, but he has drafted many solid players, some of which still haven’t hit their ceiling.
So Quinn’s failure hasn’t been finding players that can contribute. What has created that belief is where his real failure has been; the inability to acquire play-makers.