Daily Lions News: Jim Bob Cooter Speaks On Lions Protection Problems

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Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press covered offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter’s press briefing yesterday. Cooter defended the offensive line, saying that some of the issues protecting quarterback Matthew Stafford might be coming from else where. Cooter also deftly avoided answering any questions about Stafford’s health.

Joe Kania and Eric Schlitt released a new episode of Detroit Lions Breakdown. The episode centers around previewing the game on Sunday, and talking about the “Studs and Duds” from last week. Eric and Joe do a superb job at producing a “quick bite” show that gives a reporters breakdown of the team. Their podcast comes out weekly.

Mansur Shaheen of Lionswire went into the film room on corner back Darius Slay. Some great .gif work in this article, and deep analysis of Slay’s weaknesses against the Panthers.

Herbie Teope of NOLA.com wrote about a suspected weakness in the Detroit Lions defense. It seems that the Saints tight ends are gearing up to feast on the Lions’ secondary. Last year the Lions were weak against tight ends, and that trend seems to be continuing into this season.

Kyle Meinke of Mlive wrote about how the Lions can best handle not having defensive lineman Haloti Ngata on the active roster. The best chance the Lions have to plug the Ngata size hole is for A’Shawn Robinson to step up on the defensive line. Meinke also points out that Akeem Spence could make a bigger impact with Ngata on injured reserved.

As always, you can see the latest tweets from the Detroit Lions players by visiting the “Get Social” portion of DetroitLionsPodcast.com. Its a great way to see what the players are talking about.

Tweets That Should Be Seen:


If it is true that Matthew Stafford can not play in the Saints game or has to sit out while backup quarterback Jake Rudock fills in, then hope that the goodwill that #RudockHypeTrain has for him can translate to the field.

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Nathan Cheatham
Nathan Cheatham grew up in downriver Detroit, and after much traveling landed in Hartford, CT. A journalism major, he has been writing news for the past four years. You can see examples of it at www.facebook.com/cheathamscorner and contact him at www.twitter.com/natecheat. A newer football fan, Cheatham became a Detroit Lions fan soon after the 0-16 season. An avid Fantasy Football enthusiast, he has been running his own personal league for nearly 10 years. Regardless of what some might say, he is convinced the Lions will have Super Bowl Victory next year!