Carlton Davis offers quote of OTAs, which could double as Lions' new season motto

Carlton Davis told us what type of cornerback he is when he was acquired by the Lions, and on Thursday he profanely declared it.
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During his introductory press conference after being acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccanees, Carlton Davis told Lions' beat reporters he's the "lock down corner" the Detroit Lions needed desperately.

"You about to get a lockdown corner,” Davis said. “You about to have one side (of the field) just, like, unavailable. That’s what I do. I’m here to take the No. 1 receiver on these teams. I’m here to deny the ball, I’m here to take the ball away.”

As the veteran leader for a young group of cornerbacks, Davis has to be a tone-setter on and off the field. Before Thursday's OTA practice, via, Lions' defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn confirmed how good a fit Davis is for the idea the Lions' will now be able to blitz and plan man coverage more.

"I’ve been knowing about this player since he came out of Auburn. He’s been a player that wants to get in somebody’s face and challenge," Glenn said. "There’s nothing changed about that. He did while he was in Tampa. I know he expects to do the same things here, so he fits perfect with what we’re trying to do.” 

Carlton Davis offers quote of Lions OTAs, and new 2024 season motto?

After Thursday's practice, during which he went against Jameson Williams and looked pretty good according to reporters on site at Allen Park, Davis offered up what will stand as the No. 1 quote from Lions' offseason work this year.

And it just might replace "unfinished business" as the unofficial/official season motto for the Lions.

"I'm about to just lock sh*t up," Davis said.

"I mean, excuse my French", Davis continued, "but I'm about to lock number one receivers up, get my hands on some balls, get the ball back to our offense, play physical and bring the energy. You'll see, you'll see."

Davis has the preference for and the skills to succeed in man coverage Glenn wants in his corners, with the swagger and confidence befitting a No. 1, "lock down" corner. Time will tell if he backs it up in full, but Davis is off to a nice start asserting himself as just what the Lions need in their secondary.

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