Why Tony Scheffler Is Key for a Lions Victory Against the Vikings

September 30, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"Two people are better than one, because they can reap more benefit from their labor."
Ecclesiastes 4:9
I'm usually not one to mix football and religion. I'll leave that up to Tim Tebow. Nevertheless, the above quote is particularly appropriate for the Detroit Lions' Week 4 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
Especially with regard to the tight end situation. For Detroit, two are definitely better than one.
For the past few years, two-tight-end formations have been increasingly popularity in the NFL. The New England Patriots have shown how dominant an offense can be with two athletic tight ends, a possession receiver and nothing else.
The rest of the NFL has tried to follow suit. The Lions included. They drafted Brandon Pettigrew in 2009 and signed Tony Scheffler a year later.
Both are skilled receivers and they represent a matchup nightmare for most teams. Defenses have to adjust their formation whenever they're on the field t...

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