10 takeaways from the Detroit Lions 2015 season

[tps_title]2 – Ameer Abdullah has a chance to be special[/tps_title]


If Lions rookie running back Ameer Abdullah can figure out a way to secure the football, he will be one of the best every-down backs in the NFL. The former Nebraska Cornhusker is shifty and has a knack for finding open space. In addition, Abdullah emerged as one of the best kick returners in the league in 2015 and that is a great advantage to have in the battle for field position.

1 – Calvin Johnson is still a force

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2015 marked the first time since 2012 that Calvin Johnson played in a full 16 game season. Though there were times when he seemed to disappear on the field, it was more because of the way he was being defended than him taking a step back. Johnson finished the season with 88 catches for 1,214 yards and nine touchdowns. If the Lions are smart they will do everything they can to convince the future Hall of Fame receiver to come back for the 2016 season.





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