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It was another unimpressive outing for the Detroit Lions in the preseason, falling to the Cleveland Browns 24-6 in a sloppy performance.
First Down: Reggie Bush
Bush was brought into the Lions organization as a replacement for Jahvid Best and potential game changer. While he didn’t change the game last night, he was the only serviceable part of the offense. Carrying the ball eight times for 15 yards and catching five passes for 44 yards made Bush the most productive player on the field last night.
Fourth Down: Almost everything other than Reggie Bush
The Lions could not run inside, they missed tackles, missed assignments, struggled to negate the Browns pass rush, dropped the ball and had too many penalties. There really was very little that went well for the Lions. Maybe you can chalk it up to a preseason sleepwalk, with the team not running anything past a vanilla offense and defense. Regardless, guys who are trying to make the team sure should look better than the collective whole did last night.
First Down: No one got hurt!
Hey, lets be real that is almost every team’s goal for the preseason, emerge with your health.
Fourth Down: Ron Bartell
Lions fans got their first look at Ron Bartell last night after he sat out the first preseason game. Let’s put it this way, he looked poor and it was announced mid-game that the Lions were bringing Rashean Mathis in for a tryout over the weekend. Detroit better hope Slay is ready to step up.
First Down: Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh
The two defensive lineman looked fantastic last night, even though Suh was hit with a personal foul penalty, that quite honestly did not look that bad. Perhaps the scariest look from the Lions last night was when they ran their “The Gray” package and had Suh and Fairley come off the end. Watch out NFL, that could be a scary duo this year.
Fourth Down: The Wide Receivers
Matthew Stafford was without Calvin Johnson last night and oh boy did it show. Stafford completed just one pass to a wide receiver, Patrick Edwards and that makes for only two wide receivers who have caught passes this preseason. Now, the Lions may be asking Stafford to shy away from throwing to Ryan Broyles and Nate Burleson because of their recovery from leg injuries, but it is still concerning.
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