Lions News From Around The NFL And Media That Fans Should Not Miss.
Nate Atkins of mlive.com wrote about TJ Lang discussing the severity of his back injury. Apparently before the game Lang’s back gave him problems, enough to the point that the Lions had to activate a backup. Hopefully Lang will be able to get better over his injury during the bye week and get back on the field.
Michael Rothstein from ESPN wrote about the Golden Tate and Glover Quin injuries. Again, having the bye makes matters not as bad with the injuries that have popped up from the last game. Some rest for the team may be able to right the ship.
Dave Hogg of fanragsports.com has an opinion that the Lions need to help out Matthew Stafford to avoid a broken season. Stafford has to be breathing easier knowing that he doesn’t have to be worried about getting leveled for an extra week. The Lions need to adjust their strategy to keep Stafford on his feet and give him a chance to be the team leader.
Ty Schalter of Lionswire wrote a great piece about A’Shawn Robinson unexpectedly stepping up in the absence of Haloti Ngata. Robinson was an unexpected jewel shining through the disappointment that was the game on Sunday. He is showing some talent that is definitely needed.
Jeremy Reisman of Pride Of Detroit says what we are all thinking, and don’t want to be true. Lions opponents are blitzing Stafford and there is nothing the Lions can do about it, and it is ruining everything.
Tweets That Should Be Seen:
The Detroit Lions locker room was incredibly loose today. No sign of lingering frustrations from Sunday.
— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) October 16, 2017
Jim Caldwell on Detroit Lions' poor play: 'Sometimes festering's a good thing' https://t.co/6n5sE0iFHN
— Human Well Being by FF (@humanwell_being) October 17, 2017
While festering can be a good thing, you really have to worry what exhaustion can cause in a team. The Lions get a week off, but after the battering they received and almost overcame what will the team look like in two weeks?