Detroit's OL? Dead Last

Friday, July 24, 2009

We might not have entered training camp yet, but that hasn't stopped the endless analysis provided by football prognosticators, who in a recent article, have deemed Detroit's offensive line the most pathetic in the league. The verdict delivered in a SportsXchange article:
"Four of the five positions on the line seem secure: Backus at left tackle, Raiola at center, Peterman at right guard and Cherilus at right tackle. All four players are signed beyond this season, with Raiola and Peterman landing extensions in the offseason. Cherilus, a first-round pick last year, sometimes loses focus and could use some competition from Jansen, a veteran trying to prove he's still got it. Loper is a leap of faith at left guard, never having started a regular-season game in four NFL seasons, but he fits the Lions' new profile: big and strong. The Lions are going from a very simple zone running scheme to a more varied attack featuring power running. The hope is that will help a line that has looked bad in recent years look better."
The New York Giants earned first-place honors, while Carolina, Tennessee, Minnesota, and Philadelphia rounded out the top five.