foshman Rates the Detroit Lions





Detroit Lions

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Sports:
Football
League:
National Football League
Venue:
Location:
Allen Park, MI United States
Conference:
National Football Conference

Season Outlook Analysis

Overall Team
Overall Team Grade & Expectations
Overall Team Grade
C+
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Outperformed my Expectations
Special Teams
Place Kicking
A
Punting
B+
Kickoff/Punt Returning
B-
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
B-
Coaching
Effectiveness
B+
Preparedness
B+
Decision Making
B
Overall Team Grade & Outlook
Expectations/ Outlook
I expect Detroit to be similar to last year. They'll surprise some teams and be surprised by some teams. They might slip into the playoffs despite not being playoff caliber due to the increased competition in the NFC East and South.
Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
B+
Stafford is solid but needs better weapons.
Running Backs
B-
Abdullah would be more effective as a change of pace back.
Protection & Blocking
B
Receiving
B-
Jones and Tate were better than average last year but nothing special.
Skills
Speed
B-
Production
B
Big Play Ability
B+
Consistency
C+
Red Zone Success
C+
Defense
Position
Defensive Line
B
emerging unit built around Ziggy Ansah
Linebackers
B
Jarrad Davis was a nice addition.
Defensive Backs
C+
Not a lot to like here outside of Tabor's potential.
Skills
Passing Game Defense
B-
Stopping the Run
C+
Controlling Field Position
C
Stopping The Big Play
C+
Causing Turnovers
B-