Lions make improvements to ST, and start to do a lot of the small things better.
Noticeable difference in team morale with new DC & a healthy #9
Much that I don’t want to add until after the draft.
I feel our roster is an approximate “push” not counting the draft (same level of talent and depth, as last year. Whatever we draft = upgrades.
Biggest difference maker we could draft
-Playmaker on the DL
-Home Run hitting RB
-OT/OG (Big V can slide inside, if need be) This would give us the ability to run behind the right side of the OL - nice run blocking form C, RG, RT
I feel like merely adding Matt back in, in conjunction with a little luck with health, we are already an 8-9 win team.
Whatever we add in the draft will help.
I really want a great RB that makes ppl pay. Right now, we have 2 serviceable NFL players, which is an upgrade from most years, but weak. I really like Kerryon, but damn is he slow …and injured. I really like rooting for good people, and we really do have a lot of quality human beings in our locker room. I think Flowers is so much more valuable than most of you guys do. When he has some help and is not the primary focus of the D, he’ll be better too. Dude is SO strong. Controlling grown ass men (300+ lb men), with one hand. He sets the edge incredibly well. People act like he is supposed to be a sack specialist.
Yes, our D was shitty last year, but one thing we did incredibly well was set the edge. You could count on one hand how many times we lost contain, last year…especially to QBs.
I’m on the Kool-Aid train. I’m probably the most optimistic (in your eyes)/realistic (in my eyes), of all of you guys. LOL