Lions skip practice in favor of walkthrough


#1

Its always interesting to see how Patricia handles practice throughout the week considering guys were complaining of conditioning problems Week 1.

Might be something to keep in mind if the team actually plays well this Sunday.


#2

Probably a good idea to take it easy on the guys, many if not most are kinda beat up mentally as well as physically.

FYI, from Lionswire: (These are estimates of who would have practiced if the Lions hadn’t skipped it)

No Practice:

Marvin Jones (knee) suffered a bone bruise in last Sunday’s game and was fortunate to escape without tearing any ligaments, so it’s not overly surprising the team is taking it easy on him this early in the week.

Michael Roberts (shoulder) also injured himself against the Bears and was not able to finish the game. Like with Jones, this rest was expected but he will need to be monitored over the upcoming days.

A’Shawn Robinson (ankle) did not have a reported injury last week or in the game but ankle injuries often don’t show up until the next day. These type injuries can be tricky for a lineman, so tomorrow is an important day of practice for him.

Limited Practice:

Darius Slay (knee) was able to return to practice today after missing all of last week’s practices and the game. This is encouraging for his possible availability for the weekend.

Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) hasn’t had a full practice since week 1, so this designation is no surprise.

Damon Harrison (shoulder), like Robinson, didn’t appear to get injured in the game on Sunday. A limited practice is positive but shoulder injuries for a nose tackle can be worrisome.

Luke Willson (shoulder), Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck) and Eli Harold (shoulder) each practiced all of last week in a limited fashion but didn’t play on Sunday. It’s not yet known if this is an improvement in any of their health or not.

Sam Martin was not on the injury report despite leaving Soldier field in an ambulance for precautionary measures. He looks good to go for Sunday’s game against the Panthers.


#3

I think maybe Patricia feels many of the mistakes are more mental, missed assignments, containment, who does what, so walk and talk through it might be better than going thru the motions. Sometimes a different approach helps. While I personally don’t think it’s going to matter cuz this team lacks Talent, coaching, and desire, it’s worth a try I guess