Detroit Lions: Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses

July 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Today, the subject is the Detroit Lions.
To everybody who has been following this series, I will be out this next week on vacation. I will resume with the Green Bay Packers next Monday!
Biggest Strength: Tight End
Since this is the position where the Lions have the most talent (other than QB), I decided to make this the Lions' biggest strength. Plus, we still don't know that Matthew Stafford can get it done.
Brandon Pettigrew has all the makings of a franchise tight end. He is a fantastic blocker, but is a little raw in terms of receiving ability. If Pettigrew can further develop his route running, I could see him catching 50 to 60 balls this year.
One thing that might be preventing him from playing at full strength is a torn ACL he suffered in Week 12 against the Packers. While it may take him awhile to get to full strength, that is exactly why the Lions went and got an insurance policy from Denver.
Tony Scheffler plays slot receiver in a tight end's bod...

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