Discussion in 'Detroit Lions Blitz' started by Rusty Hilger, Aug 3, 2017.
Official Lions' Training Camp Superstar, 2017
Hopefully it works out. Although I have to wonder if we'd be seeing all of these glowing reports about him if Decker was in there.
Glass half empty thinking...but I thought the same thing.
Still that does speak to Decker being really good, too. Zettel will face some shitty Tackles.
Zettel is beating two guys trying to learn new blocking techniques at left tackle. The media is giving him a lot of hype. I like Zettel, but this is going overboard.
He looked really really good Sunday.
Carried himself like a veteran. Thought I was watching Kyle VanDenbosch for a minute.
Agreed, looked much quicker than last year.
Considering the amount of injuries that train is going to be traveling a lot miles, lets see how good it actually is.
Injuries have been mostly over-blown. Bryan? Always suspended anyway. Part-time , undersized role player.
Hyder? Flash in the pan. High-effort guy who flashes at times but not someone I was counting on. Copeland? Doesn't even have a natural position. Bubble player, so this just made the roster decision that much easier.
The rest of the guys we have left ... Zettel ... the undrafted rookies ... all fall in to the same general category of "promising depth player" that our injured guys all fall under, so no real dropoff.
Ansah is the only guy we should be worried about. With the injured guys, our Defensive Ends rotation consisted of "Ansah and a bunch of guys." And with the injuries, it's "Ansah and a bunch of other guys." The "bunch of guys" part being mostly interchangeable commodities.
I am only interested in the health of Sam Martin at this point.
I don't disagree with your sentiment about Hyder as a player, but I think you're undervaluing the importance of a role player like that. Sure, a guy like Zettel may be able to replace his performance, but now you're talking about a rotation of Zettel and a bunch of guys versus Hyder, Zettel and a bunch of guys. Hyder is a little more than just a guy.
I still think he's more of a "system" guy who fills a specific role that he just happens to be well-suited for. And granted, he is a "good" system guy. But I also think Cornwash could be a very effective system guy, and he seems to be getting healthier.
I kinda like this Steve Longa cat. With Copeland out, I think he's got a great chance to be our ST specialist. Seems to play with emotion.
Still seems like I could be watching Kyle VanDenbosch out there.
You are stealing my line.
Haha! He was like the last of a breed of "bring your lunch pail to work" types. High effort, non-stop motor, don't stop until the whistle blows. Chris Spielman ... Mark Spindler .... Cory Schlesinger
We get it Anthony Zettel is a white guy...
Is he? I hadn't noticed.
I heard tell he once tackled a tree...
I hear he doesn't go to bars. He finds a spot and stays there until they build a bar around him. And when he's done, he lights a match, burns the place down, and says "I always believe in leaving a place the way it was when you came."
Rusty, hook...line and sinker...
I once saw him scissor kick Angela Lansbury.
I once had cancer and Kenny Golladay touched me and cured me of my leprosy.
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