Detroit Lions Week One: The Invisible Line

Posted: 15th September 2009 by Michael Mrock in NFL
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There was little chance the new-look Lions would have defeated the Saints on Sunday.  Too many changes in too many aspects of the team for the chemistry to gel.  Regardless a 45-27 score is not a loss one should just pass off as opening day jitters. To focus on one part of the team attributing to such a thumping can be seen as difficult when compared to any issues Saints may have. The Lions did have one area whose performance was nearly invisible, the Detroit defensive front four. The starting defensive line consists of Dwayne White (seventh season), Sammie Hill (rookie), Grady Jackson (13th season) and Cliff Avril (second season). While this adds up to 21 seasons of experience, Avril was a rookie back-up last season and with this being Hill's f ...

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