fb

Latest News:

Bleacher Report Makes BOLD Prediction for 2024 Detroit Lions

This is a BOLD Prediction that Detroit Lions fans will LOVE!

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver is back on the market

It seems unlikely that the Detroit Lions would give him another shot.

Detroit Lions named as landing spot for Pro Bowl safety

Could Detroit Lions GM Brad Holmes have a BIG SPLASH up his sleave?

Aidan Hutchinson is fired up about his new role with Detroit Lions

During his time at the University of Michigan, Detroit Lions rookie Aidan Hutchinson had a great deal of success as a stand-up pass rusher. In fact, he was so good that he ended up finishing in second place in the Heisman Trophy voting. Yet, for some reason, the Lions decided that they were going to have Hutchinson start out his NFL career with his hand in the dirt, and other than one solid half against the Washington Commanders, that strategy did not work so well. Now, the Lions have decided to let Hutchinson play how he feels more comfortable and the early returns have been good.

What did Aidan Hutchinson say about his new role with Detroit Lions?

This past Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, the Lions had Aidan Hutchinson in a stand-up position on passing downs and in a three-point stance in rushing down, and it worked.

During the game, Hutchinson had 1.5 sacks as he played his best all-around game of the season. In fact, he looked a lot like the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft should look like.

On Thursday, Hutchinson spoke to reporters and he said that he believes his new role really matches his style of game.

Aidan Hutchinson Detroit Lions

“I think it really matches my style of game and I feel like it really does open me up,” Hutchinson said. “And yeah, obviously having more of that freedom I feel like I can take advantage of it and make the most of it. Yeah, I was feeling really good out there.”

“All the film you watch all week, you’re staring at the wide view but once you get on the field and your hand’s in the dirt, you lose all that and you lose all the information that you were kind of obtaining all week,” Hutchinson said. “And with me I’m a very instinctual player and being able to use that gives me kind of another — it puts me on another level, I feel, just because I’m able to access one more thing in my toolbox.”

Via Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Hutchinson’s next test will come on Sunday when the Detroit Lions host the Miami Dolphins at Ford Field.

Why it took the Lions nearly two months to figure out how to use Hutchinson the right way may be a bit concerning, but better late than never, right?

Newsletter

Don't miss

Detroit Lions sign Jared Goff to Record Contract

BREAKING: Detroit Lions sign Jared Goff to massive deal!

Detroit Lions Frank Ragnow Discusses Retirement Rumors

Frank Ragnow Discusses Retirement Rumors During His Recent Charity Event.

Pistons Notes: From Spartan to Piston? Former Michigan State forward Miles Bridges Free Agency Frenzy

With former Spartan Miles Bridges set to be an Unrestricted Free Agent, the Pistons are one of many who could be all in on the Forward.

Michigan football’s Mason Graham Confident Ahead of Showdown with Ohio State

Michigan’s Mason Graham questions Ohio State’s top defensive line ranking.

Parker Meadows Shines with Two Homers in Toledo’s Doubleheader Split

Toledo sees mixed results in doubleheader as Meadows stands out with two home runs.
W.G. Brady
W.G. Brady
W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

Bleacher Report Makes BOLD Prediction for 2024 Detroit Lions

This is a BOLD Prediction that Detroit Lions fans will LOVE!

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver is back on the market

It seems unlikely that the Detroit Lions would give him another shot.

Detroit Lions named as landing spot for Pro Bowl safety

Could Detroit Lions GM Brad Holmes have a BIG SPLASH up his sleave?