Ziggy Ansah looked like a natural in his exhibition debut, when the rookie defensive end picked off Mark Sanchez's screen pass and took it back for a touchdown.
Detroit coach Jim Schwartz wasn't at all surprised.
''I know a lot of people were looking at us sideways when we drafted a guy that didn't have a whole lot of experience,'' Schwartz said after the Lions' 26-17 win over the New York Jets on Friday night.
''He made plays like that in college. He's very good on draws and screens, reverses - things that inexperienced players would generally struggle with.''
Ansah didn't start playing football until three years ago, but his 14-yard interception return was an early highlight. Sanchez played fine after that, but rookie Geno Smith - Sanchez's main competition at quarterback - hurt his right ankle.
This game was as notable for what we didn't learn as what we did. Here are five observations:
1. SANCHEZ AND SMITH: New York's quarterback competition is still unsettled. Sanchez had...