There are enough threads for triggered fans to use to vent about… well, everything…. But are there any positives you took away? I’ll start:
It was important for me to see Dandre Swift look legit. I haven’t been quite as sold on him as others on this board yet. Not that his 107 all purpose yards yesterday set the world on fire, but it’s how he looks doing it. He’s shifty without dancing, and gets downhill with speed. He’s starting to give off that “playmaker” vibe that the Lions haven’t had in the backfield in a REALLY long time. He’s become of the reasons to watch this team this year.
Goff protected the football
Swift and Williams showed once again that they’re a good group
Nice halftime adjustments
Matt Nelson was solid
Edges provided pressure
Effort was outstanding in general
Bobby Price (maybe) and A.J. Parker (likely) looked like secondary pieces for us
AO and Walker had nice games as well
Removing Collins helped the whole defense
I’m on board the Swift hype-train. He came ready to play yesterday.
I’m also onboard the “let’s stop letting Will Harris see the field” train. Just like removing Collins was addition by subtraction, I think we need to find someone (anyone) to play next to Walker besides Harris. Marlowe can’t be worse, can he?
Oh- and Austin Bryant made some plays during his limited snaps.
No flowers is a bum. I think he’s actually making the team worse by being out there and playing out of position. At this point we might as well just move him to the d line even though he’ll be a little undersized
He’s not a bum, lol. But, I do think he’s better playing a 3-4 DE spot than outside backer. He’s just not fast enough to play outside backer in a 3-4. When healthy, he’s been a solid 3-4 end throughout his career. Constant injuries are my main concern though. This is likely his last year as a Lion, getting rid of all the Patricia players seems to be a huge part of the rebuild strategy and Flowers is just making way too much $$$.