Baldinger: Simple Line Adjustments Should Lead To Large Improvement

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Brian Baldinger with a Total Access video discussing the Lions '09 outlook. In addition to the quarterback question, his main theme was to point out the communication problems with the offensive line, using some game footage to illustrate. He feels the problems are more in the classroom than in the players, a theme we are seeing repeated this offseason with revelations from Jonathon Scott and others.

Also a Kirwan puff piece that will mostly be uninteresting to Den regulars, a rehash of the offseason. He does note the following:
When you look at the addition of linebackers Julian Peterson and Larry Foote to go along with Ernie Sims, all of a sudden the Lions' linebackers physically look like the Titans' group. Here's how they compare: Peterson is 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, while his Titans counterpart Keith Bulluck is 6-3, 235. Foote is 6-1 and 239 pounds and Tennessee's David Thornton is 6-2, 225. Sims is 6-foot and 225 pounds while Stephen Tulloch stands 5-11, 235. Pretty similar.
I'm not sure how significant or surprising it is that the Lion linebacker now resemble the Titan linebackers more closely, but until now I hadn't seen the comparison. Discuss it Here in The Den