The Detroit Lions have a few problems with injuries on the defensive side of the ball, but that didn’t stop them from being the 2nd best defense in the NFL. The Lions’ talented defensive line is leading the way, and Darius Slay is playing great in his second season.
Newly acquired cornerback Danny Gorrer was signed by the Lions because he is already familiar with the defensive scheme that Teryl Austin brought to Detroit. He should be able to fit right in at nickel, and Gorrer reportedly impressed the Lions more than any of the other defensive backs they had worked out with his ball skills.
The Detroit Lions linebackers are also playing great in Teryl Austin’s defense, but they are definitely going to need to defend the pass better. The Lions’ linebackers struggled to contain Carolina’s tight end, Greg Olsen.
The Lions defense has surprised a lot of people, so far. Two games into the 2014 season, they have the number 2 overall defense in the nation.
— Paula Pasche (@paulapasche) September 18, 2014