Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 9/27/13
Charles Tillman missed another practice Thursday with a strained groin and sore right knee. Tillman’s health, along with ANY defensive pressure will be the difference against the pass-happy Detroit Lions. Zack Bowman would replace “Peanut” if he were to sit out Sunday’s game, forcing the oft-used cornerback to line up against Calvin Johnson. Bowman has been dealing with a knee issue of his own. If Tillman were to make the start, it would make sense to see Bowman play more snaps to keep both players fresh. Another way to keep the secondary off of their heels would be an effective pass rush. Henry Melton is gone for the year, Julius Peppers is kind of showing signs of life, and the youth movement is stuck in neutral. Stephen Paea and Corey Wootton have been on and off good. Wootton has been stuck in a timeshare with second year lineman Shea McClellin despite looking like the better player for the past few months. McClellin has been a disappointment. He is below average against the run...
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