Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and defensive coordinator Cory Undlin met with the media this morning via virtual format to address some of the upcoming points of interest of the 2020 campaign.
Fans may have noticed that Bevell was sporting a new bearded look. According to him, it’s the first time in his life he’s had one, and his wife liked it:
For Bevell, he wants to view wideout Kenny Golladay among the upper echelon of players at his position, namely DeAndre Hopkins and Michael Thomas:
“Really, you want him to be thought of in those upper-echelon guys, with the (DeAndre) Hopkins and Michael (Thomas) and those type of players, where he really is dictating to the defense like how they have to cover,” Bevell explained. “Sometimes, that’s where that guy gets double-covered. He’s worried about all the time, and you help your teammates. But, when you’re in that go-to opportunity and everyone knows that Kenny Golladay is getting the ball and everyone knows that he’s still going to make a play, that’s really where we’re trying to get him to. Where he’s that dominant-level player.”
In terms of the team’s rookies for 2020, they’re understandably a bit late on things. And you certainly can’t blame them for that, seeing as how minicamp was scrapped thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In terms of the information, I think they’re going to be able to handle some of that,” Bevell said. “But, still you have to have the applied science, and you got to get there out on the grass and be able to see them react and read.”
Meanwhile, tomorrow will mark the first time that Undlin will get his defense in the same room, the first in-person meeting since his hiring 7 months ago: