On Friday night, during the Detroit Lions‘ first preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, Hutchinson paid homage to Jackson after making his first big NFL play.
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When asked after the game if his celebration was an homage to Michael Jackson, Hutchinson admitted it was and that he was glad he remembered to do it.
“It was, it was,” Hutchinson told reporters. “I'm glad I remembered to do it. I never remember any of my celebrations in my head and that was one that came to me.”
Well, it did not take too long for Hutchinson to make his presence known in the NFL as he picked up a big tackle for loss on his second snap against the Atlanta Falcons.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 12, 2022
Following the play, the crowd at Ford Field was about as loud as we have ever heard them during a preseason game.
Aidan Hutchinson Has Strong Message For Rest Of NFL
Aidan Hutchinson recently spoke to the media and he said he is going to “dominate” no matter where the Lions line him up.
“I’m a very versatile player and they’re using me that way, they’re putting me just about everywhere,” Hutchinson said after Tuesday’s practice. “I know wherever they put me, I’m going to dominate and be the player that I am.”
“It’s just football at the end of the day,” Hutchinson said. “It’s what I do.”
“As they say growing up in North Dakota on a farm, I was happy as a pig in poop,” Wash said recently on the Stoney & Jansen Show. “There’s other ways of saying that, but I was really excited. We got a heck of a football player, but more importantly, we got a pro.”
“He can play inside on third down and when he gets on a guard, look the hell out,” said Wash.
“I don’t know what the hell ‘it’ is, but he has it,” said Wash. “He takes pride in everything he does, not only in the classroom but obviously on the field. We really appreciate how hard he work every day. We all know, he’s still a rookie and there’s going to be some growing pains. But I know he has the mental fortitude to fight through that stuff and be a productive player,” said Wash.
Nation, there is no question about it that Hutchinson is ultra-confident in his abilities. What are your expectations for him as a rookie?