Discussion in 'Detroit Lions Blitz' started by badnews3123, Jun 6, 2017.
Hurt in practice last week. Caldwell was vague as always, but some quotes make it sound serious.
Shitty....just when you think things are starting to coming together. Hopefully, he can make it back sometime this season.
During a non-contact drill? Seriously?
Ugh...the Lions season has officially begun...
Shoulder injury usually not a good thing for an O-lineman. I expect he'll be on PUP and miss at least the first 6 weeks.
Maybe he injured himself outside of football. He is from Ohio, those guys aren't usually that smart.
Heard he high fives Ashawn Robinson and tore his shoulder up.
Cyrus is on the way....
Miley or Billy Ray?
Hey, maybe we can get that d-line coach again ... the naked Wendy's Drive-through guy. They can get together late at night and run around in their skibbies.
SHOOT MEEE! LOL. That's what anyone drafted by the lions use to say.
They weren't serious about Cyrus but did sign Tony Hills...
Doesn't necessarily mean they won't sign Cyrus or one of the other vet options. I just think it means they aren't thrilled with Storm Norton as their last resort seeing how Robinson is also injured.
Didn't Dahl play LT in college?
Yes. Birkett mentioned that Dahl had first team reps the other day at LT and Caldwell mentioned him as an option the other day. Still think he's best at G, but might be able to fill in until Decker is back.
Lions LT Taylor Decker will miss 4-6 months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum. Might as well keep him out the whole season, rushing him back might make things worse. I really think we are cursed.
Yeah whenever they say a player will be out x-y it's always the y.
Could be a hell of a lot worse. The fact that it happened before training camp even starts means we have time to implement a backup plan. If Dahl is that backup plan, then I'm not so sure we're screwed. In college, he wasn't just a good pass blocker, he was elite. Only question was how he might transition to a pro style offense. If our staff thinks he's ready ....
Outside of that, with Levy off the books, we have about 10 mill to play with and a full training camp and preseason to get his replacement up to speed. Big upgrade on the right side with Wagner.
Not thrilled, but it could be a lot worse.
Sure, it could be worse but I would argue that Decker is the third most important player on the team after Stafford and Slay.
Does anyone know how the injury happened?
I would put a healthy Ansah up there also, but the point is well taken.
I would honestly put Swanson and Abdullah somewhere in the top 5.
At least on the offensive side of the ball.
And I'm liking where we stand if we get both of them back. I'm thinking that coupled with improved run blocking from Tight End position equals "we made up for the loss."
In the NFL you need to do more than "make up for the loss." You need to actually get better.
Unless the the thing you're getting better at IS making up for losses.
In this league, it might be the most desirable thing for a team to be better at.
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