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NFL analyst Brian Baldinger calls out Detroit Lions DE Trey Flowers


The Detroit Lions haven’t gotten a fair return on their investment of Trey Flowers, according to one NFL analyst.

Brian Baldinger called out the Lions defensive end following the team’s victory on Sunday over the New York Giants, saying that his first year with the team has been far less than stellar. A pair of back to back sacks on Giants quarterback Daniel Jones definitely helped his case, but Baldinger believes the team needs more plays like this on a much more consistent basis – essentially, what they signed him to do.

“They signed him to make plays like this. The Lions have been terrible in the fourth quarter this year, everybody knows that. But they’re 3-3-1 with two games on the road, at Oakland and at Chicago. If they’re going to get back in the race, they need more plays like this from Trey Flowers,” Baldinger said while breaking down the game saving defensive play.

Of course, Flowers certainly can live up to the expectations that came with the contract he signed, but he needs to start showing it. d

“He’s more than capable of doing it. They brought him here to do that. Trey Flowers is more than capable. Dishing Nate Solder, forcing the fumble, he’s got a lot of bounce in his step. More from Trey Flowers and that whole defensive front. They could get it,” he said.

The Lions travel to Oakland for a tilt against the Raiders this weekend.

Written by Michael Whitaker

Always at the front lines of Detroit Sports.

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