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So the Lions are expecting a nastier run game.
Well, why in the world would they expect a nasty your run game? Well, in the last six seasons, the Lions haven't had a running back who have broken 900 yards in a single season.
What? They went out and drafted a few people.
They drafted DeAndre, Swift en garde Jonah Jackson and Logan Stenberg.
They also brought Invite I, who will most likely be starting at right tackle, which means they have went hard core into their offensive line and added a very quick running back who can get yards open field yards.
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell hopes that the new guys on the offensive line are going to make a difference.
You really want those tough nasty grinders because that's what it is in the run game, Bevell said.
It's a grown man's type of game, and I've always talked about how that's something we really wanna hang our hat on, and we were able to do was well, as we wanted to last year.
So hopefully some of those additions will be ableto help us out at talking as a group, he says.
It's a launch pale, so to speak, type of group.
They kind of want to hurt the opponent imposed the important.
It's really a mentality.
All you have to do is turn on Logan's tape and you could see him and you can see it in Jonah as well.
Now, over the past a few years, like I said, their run game hasn't been there.
They've had a quarterback Matt Stafford, great quarterback.
Well, let's talk about Matt Stafford last season alone.
Yes, he only started eight games, but my goodness, 2500 yards, 64.
3 completion percentage, 19 touchdowns, five picks, a 106 quarterback rating Had he been able to play all 16 games who 5000 yards, 38 touchdowns, 10 interceptions.
That's like all pro numbers.
That is all pro numbers, period.
I mean, my goodness, Had he had that kind of season, it would have been up between him.
I think him and Jackson for M v P.
I mean, no one throws 5000 yards with 38 touchdowns, completing 60/64 completions and only 10 interceptions.
That's just unheard of.
That's unbelievable numbers.
Now look, The one thing that has hurt the Lions over the years is the fact that when they do get a superstar player, they don't put guys around them to help the team.
Guys like Barry Sanders, guys like Megatron.
They retired early.
They were at the top of their game and retired early because they were on the Detroit Lions.
It's like having a cruiser on the ocean trying to cross the Atlantic.
But my goodness, man, you got your anchor out right? You ain't able to go nowhere because you're holding yourself back This year, they are trying to fix that.
They got receivers.
They have receivers.
Golladay had a heck of a season last year, went to the Pro Bowl only 65 catches, nearly 1200 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The thing that earned him the most was his 56% catch percentage that hurt.
We'll go look at Marvin Jones, who had a 68% completion percentage catch percentage on on 62 catches and 780 yards.
That's another nine touchdowns.
Then you go look at Danny Amendola, you know, 64% catch percentage.
Nearly pushed 700 yards himself.
Hawkinson on Lee had 12 games started.
But he, as a tight end as a tight end, did pretty defense.
He averaged 30 Cat 30 yards a game, but its catch percentage wasn't up.
There was only 54%.
That's not good, but I think Hawkinson will do better this upcoming season.
I think they've got.
Golladay and Jones are definitely good people apart from each other.
And obviously, then Amendola, as someone who can play the slot receiver, really does help.
But my goodness, look at Scarborough.
Look at carry on Johnson.
DeAndre Swift, They got they got a a little bit of, ah of running back stable.
They do, and that is the passing games.
Everybody knows this.
Everybody knows that if you're able to run the football well.
That means that the passing game will end up being really well, right, And last year's offensive line took huge jumps compared to what it was the previous year.
They were ranked 11th or 12th on Pff's offensive line ranking.
They're doing what they can to surround staffer now, as long a staffer can stay healthy.
Last year, he wasn't able to stay healthy.
Previous years, he was able to, I mean, obviously, is rookie and sop****re season with a little shaking, but showed that he can play through injury.
But when he has talent around him, we're gonna be able to see the true force that is Matt staff.
Matt Stafford is a top 10 quarterback, and if you don't believe me, go look a tape.
Okay, as an individual, not total place.
But why he can do as an individual as long as he's got you.
Put it all offensive line in front of him, where he's got a someone efficient running game and give him a few receivers he could count on.
This offense can be something special, and in the division that's really heavy in defence with Green Bay and Minnesota and Chicago.
You need offense.
I've got the lion's taking the second spot in the NFC North this season because I think they make that jump as long.
A Stafford states healthy, He's got weapons.
DeAndre City, DeAndre Swift can catch the football, the backfield as well.
I Stafford ends up really pushing the line here this season.
I think he has a great season with weapons.
He's got improved offensive line, a little bit of a run game going.
I think the Lions are gonna have a very impressive offense.
I think they could win nine games this season, which I think in the NFC is enough to get into the wild card.
I think Chicago beat out Chicago because I don't think Chicago's got the offense to keep up, even though they got Chicago's got a great defense.
I think the Lions, with Stafford Stafford's great under pressure, great under pressure, he showed in his entire career.
No, that's what Chicago does well, pressure, but they can't score points.
They can't move the football very well.
They're terrible in the red zone.
Offensively, the Lions will put up points, they'll beat out Chicago and the Vikings have just lost too much, and then, of course, it cook it.
Cook continues to hold out because he wants Christian McCaffrey money.
Don't expect the Viking to do that.
Great, because he is true when he was held.
The Cook is a major part of this offense.
Plus, don't forget, they lost.
They lost themselves.
So, yeah, their offense took a pretty big hit.
Yeah, they went out and drafted somebody but wide receivers.
As a rookie, they generally don't show up their first year.
It's usually their 2nd 3rd years that wide receivers start to make up a big impression on their team because it takes some time to understand route running and and the speed of the game and the fact that that you know the corners and the deep inside that they're playing against it so much better.
Overall, it takes in time, so I actually believe it or not.
I think Minnesota takes the bottom, spotted this division, which is kind of weird, cause it's a couple years ago, Kirk Cousins and Minnesota.
We're at the top of the division with Green Bay, but now I got him at the bottom of the division because I think Chicago has improved a little bit on offense as long as, uh, either fools or to Robiskie does even halfway decent.
I think the Chicago Bears defense can keep them in the division somewhat.
What? The Lions? The Lions doing everything right for the first time in their franchise, in my opinion and who they're getting and what, uh, what they're focusing on.
They're focusing on that offensive line, and that's gonna help Stafford that's gonna help the run game.
That's gonna be a big addition for the Detroit Lions.
I want to think, Alex Bear to Jerry and guys for for joining me here on SportsCastr.
I want to thank you for the follow guys for I'm assuming since you got SF capitalized, that's probably meaning San Francisco.
But yeah, I mean, if you don't have Matt Stafford as a top 10 quarterback, then you really need to readjust your ratings because what a guy could do with no one around him, what he's done is just flat.
Now the Lions are putting guys around him.
This is Matt Patricia we're talking about.
He knows defense.
We'll see what he could do with it.
They're kind of building their defense off of the old New England defense, and obviously, Danny Amendola is there.
I think Patricia is finally starting to go in the right direction.
We'll see how it turns out in the 2020 season if there's a 2020 season, obviously, but this is a team that I think is on the rise for the first time in many years.
And if they continue to do what I think that they are doing, they could legitimately be a team that could overtake Green Bank.
Because what is Green Bay done this past offseason toe help Aaron Rodgers? Nothing.
They have helped Aaron Rodgers at all.
As a matter of fact, they went out and got Aaron Rodgers replacement already instead of getting help.
I think I think this is the Lions chance to make a big jump in the NFC.
And it's all going to start at the offensive line in that run game.
Thank you for joining me here on SportsCastr I'm Lawrence, owned for SportsCastr News ahead as usual until next time, have a good one