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Alls been quiet at Lions camp so far. No devastating injuries, no hold outs, no negative chirpy comments, no brawls like the one I posted yesterday from the Packers. After reading this though, I reminded myself that I believe the Lions second most reliable pass catching target at this point is newcomer, Reggie Bush.
Just because the Lions are loaded with options for their 5th receiver, doesn't mean much more than there's more depth, but moreso, more competition in Lions camp than in quite sometime.
Then why the doubt about pass catchers? Without needing to explain why, the Lions deserve no benefits of the doubt no matter how harsh my doubt and cynicism is.
Burleson, soon to be 32, coming off a broken leg. Broyles, running out of knee ligaments to damage. Those are the 2 and 3 receivers.
Patrick Edwards, who suffered one of the scariest college injuries you'll ever see is the four.
At TE, Tony Scheffler is reliable, but now 30 and I'm about out of patience with former first rounder Brandon Pettigrew.
How safe will the right side of the Lions line be for Stafford and the cadre of backs (awfully quiet on the Leshoure front, right?) and will the secondary be the igniter for opposing QB's holding unlit torches. Those are the primary questions most Lions fans have, but it can't be all Calvin all the time again.
One more thing. Last summer, I told Kreger, I had little confidence in the playmaking ability of the linebacking core. I was right. As solid as the trio was, playmakers they were not. Just tacklers. A dominant Suh and Fairley for a majority of the season could change that, but that remains to be proven. A sack, a tip, Clowney-ing a back or receiver, a forced fumble, anything to prove me wrong. And remember, there'll be a new starter this year at the strong side, either former special teamer, Ashlee Palmer, or second year player Tahir Whitehead.
It's quiet in Lions camp, and for as awful as their 2012 was, they're not being shredded in the national public landscape, but they still have some serious questions to find answers to.
Chase Utley, 'that's the way you play the game' or dirty. His new two year deal for $27 million is just right, and that amount shouldn't prohibit the Phillies as past deals they've made have when it comes to making future improvements - and boy do they need them.