Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown may only have two full seasons under his belt, but he already plays like a seasoned veteran. In fact, St. Brown has quickly become one of the most productive and most-reliable receivers in the entire NFL. In fact, during the 2022 season, St. Brown set a Lions' franchise record by becoming the youngest player to catch 100 passes and have over 1,000 yards in a single season. But, that does not mean Amon-Ra is completely satisfied with his usage.
What did Detroit Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown say he wants to do more?
When you close your eyes and picture Amon-Ra St. Brown catching a pass for the Lions, you likely picture him catching the ball five or ten yards down the field before making a defender look silly.
The reason why you picture that in your head is because that is pretty much what happens every time St. Brown catches the ball. In fact, Amon-Ra hardly ever gets the ball thrown to him down the field.
That is something he wants to change moving forward.
During a recent interview with Justin Rogers of the Detroit News, St. Brown talked about wanting to have more deep balls thrown his way.
“It's funny you ask that; it's definitely something I wish I did more,” St. Brown said to Justin Rogers of the Detroit News. “I don't really get the ball thrown to me too much down the field. So, I'm not getting some of these opportunities some of the other players are getting. That's something I want to get more opportunities to do going forward, having the ball thrown down the field, and not just catching it after 5 yards and making guys miss. I want to catch it 25, 30 yards down the field. You watch my tape this year, I really haven't had any of those. I haven't had anything over the shoulder, really.”
Nation, do you think the Lions should look into getting the ball to Amon-Ra St. Brown down the field, or should they continue to stick to what has been working pretty darn well?