During the offseason, it was revealed that Jamal Agnew of the Detroit Lions was switching positions from cornerback to wide receiver. Up to this point of training camp, Agnew has drawn great reviews and it seems like the Lions made the right decision to move him from defense to offense.
Now it’s looking like the Lions coaching staff could be eyeing another switch.
With fullback Nick Bawden dealing with injuries throughout training camp, the Lions have looked to linebacker Jason Cabinda to fill the role and by all accounts, he has done an admiral job.
“In terms of the conversation, I’ve always been a team-first kind of guy,” Cabinda said. “Whatever the team needs. That’s kind of the type of dude I’ve always been, just be in position to be ready wherever they try to put me. Nothing is necessarily set in stone. I could be playing offense, I could be playing defense, but I’m really just in a position wherever I’m needed; that’s what I’ll do. I just want to win.”
Now, you may be thinking, “Is it a good idea to move a linebacker to fullback?”
Well, Cabinda just so happened to play running back in high school, so he does have experience on the offensive side of the ball, though it has been a while.
“Back when I did play on offense in high school, I really didn’t honestly play much defense,” he said. “That really was kind of my natural position. It feels more natural than I thought it would. Being back in the backfield and playing offense again. It’s fun. Offense is fun. It’s fun to score touchdowns. It’s fun to make plays. It’s fun to have the ball in your hands. I’m excited. Whatever touches I get, I’m going to make the most out of them. That’s all I know.”
Nation, would you like to see Cabinda get the nod as starting full back? Even if Bawden gets healthy?