The Lions may have the worst kick coverage in NFL history. One former player who covered kicks for the Lions a couple years ago says there’s a reason for that.
Zack Follett, who played special teams on the Lions in 2009 and 2010, says that the problem in Detroit is no one wants to play special teams, and that attitude has permeated the team, resulting in embarrassments like the Lions becoming the first team in NFL history to allow both a kickoff return touchdown and a punt return touchdown in consecutive games.
“Dang. Special teams comes down to attitude and No one on the Lions wants to be on ST and this is the result,” Follett wrote on Twitter, via the Detroit News.
Whatever the reasons, the Lions’ special teams are terrible, and with better kick coverage they’d probably be 3-1, not 1-3. They’d better find someone who actually wants to make a tackle on special teams soon.