What i take from his comments are that the need for alpha number 2 opposite Aiden is grratly needed against the elites…i know a duh qbhater moment. We need another guy that is going to play “complimentary football” and just beat the protection on those plays were the coversge is good. The only guy in the DE rotation who can consistently get there when they need hin to get there is aiden.
And the only proven complimentary piece is sitting on IR with a broken ankle.
He said similar stuff after the Seattle game. He needs to adjust better in game. And faster not when you’re down 28-0. He was a big reason they have lost both there games this season.
I don’t question a lot of what the Lions brass does these day……but James Houston is being wasted.
James Houston has a broken ankle
That’s no excuse. Tape it up and get out there.
shave his head and watch how fast he heals…
Rub some dirt on it.
Once had a coach in high school tell a teammate who was seriously injured on kickoff coverage to get up and stop being a baby. No joke.
The result after being taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Broken femur. Some people should not be coaches. Took the dude about 6 months before he could walk again without a limp.
Jesus people I know he’s on IR but they had him behind Charles Harris….and he was injured on special teams. For some reason they felt like we had enough pass rushers on this team….
There it is
Heard this after Seattle and it turned around for a few weeks. Hope it happens again.
I’m concerned the next really good team does the exact same thing to the Lions.
He evidently learned that taking the tape outside and burying it isn’t particularly helpful.
Also need to give Hutch a few plays off. His usage rate is ridiculous.
I know he’s young, and I’m not advocating for NBA-style “load management”, but it seems like it would be better all around if the DL could manage 20% of the snaps without Aiden there.
When AGs defense looks good early, we usually have a good game. But when it struggles early we never seem to have any answers or counter moves. That remains a concern.
Yeah, I see this guy running 200% every down. You see it in his face. In a weird way, he’s so jacked and trying to conquer anyone in his path and prove he’s going to own them, that I don’t think he realizes how much opponents are blatantly holding him! He’d probably have to work a little less harder if every once in awhile he just said “hey ref this clown is holding in me” instead of fighting through it as much as he does.
But like you, I said to myself, I wonder how long he’s going to be able to play at that sustained level in to his budding career.
I still think he needs to be in there every down if he’s healthy but some help from his buds and a little awareness on the part of the refs might take some of the load off.
Could someone send AG a tape of this beautiful thing called a Weakside Safety Blitz?
AG’s defenses have had this same problem for 3 seasons now.
The Lions fired Aubrey Pleasant (a well respected coach) and made him the scape goat for AG’s scheme.
Meanwhile Aubrey’s defense is playing pretty well in LA.
So I read the article, and watch the video… And I’m not sure that Aaron Glenn actually learned anything. I guess only time will tell.