It's not everyday a team's offensive line generates love. But it's also not everyday said offensive line is as stout as the one the Detroit Lions have built.
Ahead of the 2023 season, the Lions have high hopes for their line being one of the best in the NFL. So fostering a little hype when there's an opportunity seems natural, right?
Some new advertising has been spotted around town. As Woodward Sports showed, it features the entire offensive front along with the tagline "All Fight."
The ad features starters lFrank Ragnow, Penei Sewell, Taylor Decker, Jonah Jackson and Halapoulivaati Vaitai. It also includes Graham Glasgow, who was re-signed this offseason after starting his career in Detroit.
It's great marketing for the Lions to showcase the team's offensive front. The Lions have become known for their grit mentality under Dan Campbell, and nothing could personify this quite as well as promoting the offensive line
Ben Johnson puts Lions offensive line amongst league's elite
The decision to promote the line could make extra sense for the franchise now, especially after listening to Johnson shower them with praise.
While recently speaking to the media, Johnson discussed the team's front, and said that he believes they are one of the top groups in the NFL right now. All that's left to do in his mind? Prove it to everybody nationally outside of the building.
"Those guys, they're special. They're one of the top units in the league. I think we've always felt that way inside the building. This year, we really need to come out and prove that to the rest of the league. I think that they understand that and they're looking forward to it."- Ben Johnson
Detroit's solid line gives Johnson's offense flexibility with which to operate in the running and passing game and can help him continue to look like a genius as a coordinator.
It's nice to see the group finally generating some buzz given how much they impact the game for the Lions.