Kenny Golladay Was One Of The Only Players That Looked Ready To Play For The Detroit Lions Offense On Monday Night.
The Detroit Lions fell to the New York Jets in an embarrassing fashion in prime on Monday night. It was one of the worst losses by the Lions in recent memory. There aren’t usually too many positive things that come out of games like that. Predictably, there weren’t many positive things that came out of this one.
One of the few players that showed up to play and looked sharp was the second-year wide receiver and former third-round pick Kenny Golladay.
Golladay managed to put together a nice game, collecting seven receptions for 114 yards. While many of those yards (most) came long after the Lions had been handily dispatched of, this is still a nice stat line to put together for a young and developing receiver.
Golladay took a lot of snaps out of the slot on Monday, sharing time there with Golden Tate. He was able to create consistent separation and catch balls through contact, something that most of the team struggled mightily with throughout the first regular season game.
Golladay wasn’t perfect, he lost out on a 50/50 ball that could have helped the Lions offense, but he wasn’t alone in that. Marvin Jones lost a pair of those as well. It just seemed that nothing 50/50 was falling in the Lions favor on Monday.
Regardless of the end result, this was a nice showing for a Detroit Lions wide receiver that figures to be a prominent part of the team’s plans for the future at the position. Hopefully, Golladay can continue to build upon this performance and carry this forward into games where the rest of the team plays at a higher level.