The Detroit Lions Offensive Line Has an Important New Training Weapon

August 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Much has already been written about how the Lions offensive line will benefit this year from the continuity that resulted from retaining four out of five of last year's starters, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, and offensive line coach George Yarno.
The addition of Rob Sims at left guard is widely viewed as a solid upgrade over any of the patchwork players the Lions were forced to rotate in and out of that position last year.
Sims, heading into his fifth season in the league, will start between two 10-year veterans, left tackle Jeff Backus and center Dominic Raiola. So far, by all reports, Sims integration into the starting lineup has been seamless.
Some other moves the Lions have made on offense will also make it easier for the line to be more effective.
Drafting Jahvid Best this year gives Detroit a speedy, dangerous-in-space running back who can hit holes fast.
Trading for tight end Tony Scheffler lets the Lions utilize their other quality tight ends, B...

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