Kirwan Cites Lions as a Team to Watch During Camp

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on July 29, 2010 – 1:37 pm

NFL.com Senior Analyst and NFL Sirius Radio host Pat Kirwan posted his top 10 things to watch during Training Camp this year.

The Detroit Lions made his list for multiple reasons including Head Coach Jim Schwartz in his second year, free agent acquisitions and Detroit’s first-round draft choices, Ndamukong Suh and Jahvid Best.

Detroit also had an item all to itself when Kirwan cites the team’s defense as something to watch.

Says Kirwan, “If Schwartz can rush the passer effectively with his front four, that leaves seven players in coverage and the defense will start to rise from its last-place standing from last season.”

Read the full article at NFL.com.


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11 Responses to “Kirwan Cites Lions as a Team to Watch During Camp”

  1. By Timothy Parker on Jul 29, 2010 | Reply

    They will restore the ROAR! this year.

  2. By Brandon Jones on Jul 29, 2010 | Reply

    Very fun year this year lots of young talent we need to keep the same coaching staff as long as possiable to much change in recent years you cant learn just one system and focus on mastering that system cause it always changes.

  3. By Brandon Jones on Jul 29, 2010 | Reply

    Lions will be 2nd in NFC North this year behing Green Bay,mark my words know

  4. By Lee Battjes on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    I agree if the lions want to win thay need to do a number of things…keep this coach!!!!we havent had a defense to complament him as of yet…now with suh and vandenboch on the d-line and delmas and houston in the secondary we have a chance to force the QB to make the tough coice of throw the INT or take the sack…and if we can run the ball effective with both RBs and get felton involved we can keep the D-fence fresh on our sidelines and tire out the opposeing squad…i hope you read this schwarts…ROTATE ROTATE ROTATE…IF THE BACKS ARE FRESH THARE D-FENCE ISNT!!!!!

  5. By Terry Williams on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    He, I’ve been a Lion fan all my life. I didn’t ride with them the last two years because of what the Matt Millend era presented to us. Bah Humbug! But now I’ve looked at what we’ve now got and I am impressed. It will be the offense that has to produce now.

  6. By Matthew on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    The Lions still need to work on their offensive line, but I realize the defensive line came first. I just hope Matthew Stafford can survive the beating he’s about to take without a solid offensive line.

    We need more quick passes to the tightend’s, change cadence, double tightend, and run the ball more, with play action passes going deep to Megatron!

  7. By Matthew on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    The O-Line improved but Gosder Cherilus will be an interesting player to watch this coming year. Jeff Backus has been a reliable starter since he was drafted but he can’t block a blitzing linebacker without a guard to help out on his side. Dominic Raiola has also been a reliable starter and no one on the team matches the passion he has for the game. Jahvid Best will give an excellent speed option that the Lions have not had for some time, if he can remain healthy. Pettigrew was blossoming last year just before he got hurt. The offense has improved and the defense vastly improved with the addition of Suh and Vanden Bosch. This instantly makes the defensive line a formidable force and can keep some pressure off the secondary, which still needs another big playmaker next to Delmas.

  8. By Don on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, Mathew, How much that I do not believe that you are Matt STAFFORD?
    Because Matt Stafford Know’s that he has a better OL than he had last year.
    Maybe Not GREAT? But Better.
    Go LIONS!

  9. By Arlen on Jul 31, 2010 | Reply

    I might even start going to some games again this year! After owning 12 season tickets for too many years, now down to 6, I’m thinking with Coach Schwartz, someone might have gotten it right??? Everything looks more like a pro team than it has through that duffus Millen’s Idiocracy!!!

  10. By Gary on Jul 31, 2010 | Reply

    Stop knocking the line it will be better this year because there isn’t that rotating door at left guard isn’t there anymore. If Rob Sims can play just average it will be a better line then last year. Not to mention with Jahvid Best there it should take a ton of pressure off of both Stafford and the Line. Giving Stafford a legit number 2 receiver in Burleson the line will not have to hold back guys like Kevin and Pat Williams as long. The key will be how long Stafford waits to throw and lets be thankful he isn’t as patient as Jon Kitna. Between Burleson and Best the line won’t have the issues they’ve had and they won’t have to deal with a straight bull rush the entire game.

  11. By BlackWolfStanding on Jul 31, 2010 | Reply

    This team will live or die by how good the lines can be on both sides of the ball. Can our lines earn their pay this year? I’m betting our lines on both sides of the ball can be ranked better than 16th in the NFL with the Defensive being the better of the two.

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