Killer - Flu

Friday, June 5, 2009

No, there's no need to call the Centers for Disease Control. Tom Kowalski at continues his summer scouting reports by looking at second-year DT Andre Fluellen.

Andre Fluellen, a third-round draft pick by the Detroit Lions last season, might appear to be in trouble because he doesn't have great size for a tackle and he's no longer in the Tampa Two system he was drafted to play. That might not be the case, though, because Fluellen has impressed coaches so far with his quickness and athleticism.
Fluellen has to learn a completely different way of doing business inside than under the Tampa Two. And he doesn't fit the big player mode that Jim Schwartz seems to like. And the new regime "couldn't care less" that the old regime made him a high draft pick, Kowalski said. All that doesn't exactly make his future with the Lions sound bright, but apparently Fluellen is working hard, has improved his strength, and Schwartz and defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham are willing to keep him on as a work in progress. Talk about it in The Den!