Preparing for the 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp: The Receivers

July 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This is the final unit of the offense for our consideration. As always, we’ll use the current depth chart as our guide.

General Observations
To a great extent, the performance of the receivers unit as a whole is dependent upon the ability of every other unit in the offense to execute at an acceptable level on a given play.
Linemen have to keep the QB clean. The running backs have to pick up blitzes and provide check-down options. Tight ends need to engage defenders or get into their pass routes. The center-to-quarterback exchange has to be consistent.
Meanwhile, the multitasking QB must correctly read the defense, execute the three, five, or seven-step drop-back footwork called for in the play design, go through his “progressions” based upon the coverage and deliver the ball to a spot where the receiver, and only the receiver can make a play.
Breakdowns in execution are an inevitable fact of life in the NFL. Here is where the m...

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