Detroit Lions: Who Can Fill Void for Nate Burleson?

September 25, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Not that injuries ever occur at a good time, but this was not the best time for Nate Burleson to get hurt.
Burleson broke his arm in a unique car accident—he was trying to adjust falling pizza boxes and his car slammed into a wall, breaking his arm in the process.
The receiver was a significant part of Detroit’s pass game—out of his 23 targets, Burleson caught 19 passes, which is a little better than 82 percent and the highest completion percentage for a quarterback-wide receiver tandem.
With Burleson out indefinitely, Detroit will need someone to replace his production.
There's no question Ryan Broyles has to become active in Detroit’s passing game. After missing the first two games because of knee surgery, Broyles posted a respectable three catches for 34 yards in his debut.
It’s an unfortunate situation for Broyles to expect to be back in 2012 form on such short notice. However, since Broyles is a great young talent, this is an ...

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