Well, I can probably add this to the list of “things I never thought I would publish.”
On Thursday, the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown was held in Orlando, Florida and former Detroit Lions‘ tight end Eric Ebron was part of the “Best Hands” portion of the competition. Ebron, who is now a member of the Indianapolis Colts caught passes from Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck during a competition between the AFC and NFC.
Ebron and Luck teamed up with Deshaun Watson and JuJu Smith-Schuster to defeat the NFC by three seconds.
Here is the video of Ebron’s round. As you can see, he was not perfect but he got the job done.
That LTE 📶 connection is too 🔥.
Luck, @Ebron85 help the AFC walk away with a W in the Best Hands competition.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) January 25, 2019
Ever since he was selected by the Lions with the No. 10 pick overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, he has been known for dropping passes.
During his four seasons (56 games) in Detroit, Ebron caught a total of 11 touchdown passes. This past season with the Colts, he racked up 13 touchdown catches, much to the chagrin of many Lions’ fans.
Kerryon Johnson is fired up about Detroit Lions’ new OC Darrell Bevell
On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions shocked just about everybody by announcing that Darrell Bevell would be their next offensive coordinator. Bevell’s name was rarely (if at all) mentioned as a potential candidate by the so-called “experts” and it was fun to watch the comments on social media flow in about whether or not it was the right hire.
One person excited about the hire is Lions’ running back Kerryon Johnson. Johnson spoke to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press about his anticipation of playing for Bevell, a coach who has worked with running backs like Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch.
By most accounts, Bevell is a run-first offensive coordinator and that has Johnson hoping it means more touches for him.
“Obviously with my position, that makes me excited and I hope that is the direction we try to go in,” Johnson said. “But regardless of the direction I want us to go in, it’s about the team and how we win games. So if he wants to bring that and that’s where we go with it, that’s where we go with it. If not, if he sees our team go in a different direction and that’s what we do, as long as we win, I’m fine.”
Johnson, who missed the end of his rookie season with a sprained knee said he is healed up and ready to roll.
During his rookie campaign, Johnson showed flashes of greatness as he rushed for 641 yards (5.4 per attempt) and three touchdowns while adding 213 yards and another touchdown receiving.
If Kerryon can stay healthy, you can bet your bottom dollar that those stats will improve greatly in 2019.