Okay, maybe obliterate is a strong word. It is a strong word, but I’m using it. I truly believe the Detroit Lions‘ strengths mean they have what it takes to obliterate, annihilate, however you want to put it, every team in the NFL this season.
I know what you’re thinking. This girl is drinking the blue Kool-Aid. Maybe so. But, dang, it tastes good.
If you need a refresher on last season, the Detroit Lions won almost every game through the second half of the season. The chemistry just gelled, and everything fell into place. Now, the team is going into the upcoming season even stronger, with some new players and some returning players with experience on their side.
Here’s why the Detroit Lions will obliterate every NFL team this year.
Before we get to the many strengths, let’s start with a weakness. Jameson Williams is suspended for the first six games of the season. That’s because he violated the NFL’s gambling policy. That’s going to hurt. Six games is a long time to be without Williams. That will hurt the offense early on. Why did you have to do it, Williams?
Detroit Lions’ Strengths Going Into the New Season
Detroit is stronger in the running back and tight end positions this season. Fans were shocked when Detroit picked Jahmyr Gibbs early in the draft, but he can bring a lot to the running back position. The Lions also brought on David Montgomery, who I believe is more versatile than Jamaal Williams, but not sure if he’ll bring a lot more than Williams to the table. At least it will be a wash.
Tight end Sam LaPorta from Iowa is a new arsenal in the Detroit Lions’ rig. He should bring some skills to the team that they were missing.
Another positive is the Detroit Lions bringing on a backup quarterback with third-round pick Hendon Hooker. He’s injured and won’t play much this year, if at all, but he’ll be a strong backup to Jared Goff when the time comes.
Of course, the defense is where the Lions needed to add to their roster, and they have grown in that area. Some new teammates in the defense department include James Houston, Romeo Okwara, John Cominsky and Josh Paschal. Safety Brian Branch is another good pick, as he’ll likely take over for C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who is on a one-year contract.
I haven’t been this hopeful about a Detroit Lions season in, well, perhaps forever. Actually, I was hopeful when Jim Caldwell was at the helm. But, I think Detroit is loving Dan Campbell and ready, knock-on-wood, for a winning season. Find more Detroit Lions cheerleading here.