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Postby elaine95 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:12 pm

Both Detroit Lions players and coaches insisted this week that replacing Golden Tate Marvin Jones Jr Jersey , who was traded away on Tuesday, won’t be done by individuals. It will take an entire team effort to make up the 90-catch performance that Tate was capable of every season.That being said, it certainly seems like the Lions are keeping an eye out for a receiving talent similar to that of Tate’s. This week, the Lions worked out a couple of shifty receivers, including one former Lion. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Lions worked out Jeremy Kerley earlier in the week. Kerley was released by the Buffalo Bills back in September, but has spent recent time with the Jets and 49ers. Back in 2016 Kerry Hyder Jersey White , the Lions actually signed the 5-foot-9 receiver, but ended up trading him to San Francisco prior to the start of the season for offensive lineman Brandon Thomas. Back in 2012, Kerley had an impressive 56-catch, 827-yard season. Since then, his only comparable performance was in 2016, when he caught 64 passes for 667 yards with the 49ers. While Kerley could definitely play the slot position in Detroit, he is nowhere near the YAC threat that Tate is. Kerley has never finished in the top 40 in yards after the catch in his seven-year career.In addition to Kerley Luke Willson Jersey , the Lions also worked out Bruce Ellington, according to NFL Network:Ellington is a younger option, at just 27 years old. He was released from injured reserve by the Texans earlier in the week after the Texans traded for Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas. Ellington has spent time on injured reserve during each of the last three seasons of the young receiver’s career. His latest stint on the injury list was caused by hamstring issue suffered in Week 3’s contest with the Giants. Ellington was drafted by the 49ers in the fourth round back in 2014, and was touted as a quick (4.45 40-yard dash), but undersized (5-foot-9) receiver who is pretty much limited to a slot position in the NFL. Injuries have derailed his career thus far, but if he’s healthy enough now, there’s a chance the Lions could scoop him up as depth Jarrad Davis Jersey White , and he could eventually grow into a contributing role. 2018 wasn’t a successful year for the Detroit Lions by just about any measure. A 6-10 season was a big step back for a franchise who had just put together its first back-to-back winning seasons in a couple decades. It was an inauspicious start to the Matt Patricia era that has fans understandably worried about the future of the franchise.But during his year as a rookie head coach, there were glimpses of why the Lions made the hire and what the former Patriots defensive coordinator can bring to the team. Andy Benoit of Sports Illustrated did a great job highlighting one of those things this week, pointing to Detroit’s masterful defensive gameplan in their Week 13 game against the Los Angeles Rams.“What the Lions did in that Sunday night game was tweak their profile to force the Rams out of theirs,” Benoit wrote. The key to their game plan, according to Benoit, was changing their coverage defense—which usually involves a single high safety and man-coverage—to a quarters-based defense, in which the outside corners and the deep safeties are each responsible for one-fourth of the field.The purpose of the adjustment was to disguise their coverage and use the ever-so-slightly decreased depth of the safeties—hopefully unnoticed by Rams quarterback Jared Goff—to help out in the run game. For the majority of the game Womens Frank Ragnow Jersey , the plan worked extremely well. Los Angeles, who came into the game averaging just over 35 points per game, had only 16 points halfway through the fourth quarter. Goff finished with a passer rating of just 68.6 and a paltry 6.3 yards per attempt—both of which were among his three worst outputs of the entire season.“Goff never looked settled against the Lions, including when he threw a bad interception and lost a sack-fumble—both turnovers of which came against that unexpected Lions’ ‘quarters coverage,’” Benoit said.After that game, the blueprint was out. The Rams lost the next two games, with the Chicago Bears holding the Rams to just six points and the Eagles holding Goff touchdown-less for the second straight game. It’s a small consolation for Lions fans Sam Martin Jersey White , considering Detroit didn’t even win that Week 13 game. However, Patricia was billed as an defensive genius when the Lions were selling him to the fanbase. Considering the Lions defense was one of the worst statistically in 2018, this game serves as an opportunity to cling to that hope.
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