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Lions’ two new cornerbacks both active vs. Bears

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How thin are the Lions in the secondary? So thin that their active players for tonight’s game against the Bears include one cornerback who signed today, and one cornerback who signed on Thursday.

The Lions have confirmed that cornerbacks Justin Miller, who signed today, and Alphonso Smith, who signed on Thursday, are both active tonight. Both Miller and Smith were previously with the Lions, so they at least know the defense. But no team wants to go into a game relying on a couple of cornerbacks who weren’t even in the league a week ago. Rookie cornerback Jonte Green will be getting the first start of his career tonight.

Detroit’s inactives are Bill Bentley, Jacob Lacey, Corey Hilliard, Jason Fox, Kellen Moore, Kevin Smith and Ronnell Lewis.

Chicago’s inactives are Alshon Jeffery, Sherrick McManis, Edwin Williams, Matt Toeaina, Cheta Ozougwu, Brody Eldridge and Nate Collins.

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14 Responses to “Lions’ two new cornerbacks both active vs. Bears”
  1. cutlertomarshall says: Oct 22, 2012 7:29 PM

    Cutler….to….Marshall

  2. chitownbears says: Oct 22, 2012 7:31 PM

    Can you say 5-1 and sole possession of first in the Norris? BEAR DOWN!!!

  3. saberstud75 says: Oct 22, 2012 7:33 PM

    Look for a lot of 4 wide formations.

    Wonder if it will be as “chippy” as last season’s game at Soldier Field.

  4. larryboodry says: Oct 22, 2012 7:38 PM

    If our O-line can’t pass block, it won’t matter…That said they’ve been much improved since Cutler got in Webb’s face…Go Bears!

  5. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Oct 22, 2012 7:43 PM

    Crybaby Jay will be at midfield in the fetal
    position by halftime! Still hated in Colorado!

  6. snowpea84 says: Oct 22, 2012 7:45 PM

    I was always really surprised that Alphonso Smith wasnt better. I know he’s undersized, but the report on him was the he was fast and quick and instinctive with good ball skills. To me that sounds like a guy with a real shot to be good, but it didn’t workout that way. Guess the scouting reports were wrong.
    Being short might be a flaw, but if you have all those other skills, you dont sit around waiting for teams to call.

  7. towniesman says: Oct 22, 2012 7:47 PM

    can’t be worse than the Pats corners

  8. larryboodry says: Oct 22, 2012 8:02 PM

    elwaysmilehighdenver says: Oct 22, 2012 7:43 PM

    “Crybaby Jay will be at midfield in the fetal
    position by halftime! Still hated in Colorado!”

    Funny how he wasn’t hated until he left…17-20 for a bad Broncos team, and a Pro Bowl appearance…As a Bear, 28-18 overall, 23-9 in his last 32, and 9-1 in his last 10.

    Go Bears!

  9. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 22, 2012 8:02 PM

    Jay should feast on all the new faces. “Should” being the key word.

    But Cutler is best known for his choking.

  10. larryboodry says: Oct 22, 2012 8:10 PM

    “But Cutler is best known for his choking.”

    Only in your tiny little mind.

  11. gosuhgo says: Oct 22, 2012 8:27 PM

    snowpea84 says:
    Oct 22, 2012 7:45 PM
    I was always really surprised that Alphonso Smith wasnt better. I know he’s undersized, but the report on him was the he was fast and quick and instinctive with good ball skills. To me that sounds like a guy with a real shot to be good, but it didn’t workout that way. Guess the scouting reports were wrong.
    Being short might be a flaw, but if you have all those other skills, you dont sit around waiting for teams to call.
    _________________________
    I mean the kid has good ball skills. He got a ton of picks as a Lion, but to get those picks he’d bail on his coverage. Too much boom or bust play. I’d rather have him just make the stop after a 6 yard catch than have him either get an int for burned for a huge td.

  12. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Oct 22, 2012 8:27 PM

    Sorry to disappoint larryboo. But you sound like a clueless bears fan . Baby
    Jay didn’t want to play in Denver. He was hated for his play and comparing his arm to Elway long before he quit on the Broncos! Get your facts straight.

  13. joetoronto says: Oct 22, 2012 8:37 PM

    Man, all this talk about how great the Bears are, why are the Lions are even gonna bother showing up for the game?

  14. jimmylions says: Oct 22, 2012 8:40 PM

    Last week in the 4th quarter Mikel Leshore had some very nice runs against the Philly defense, who loaded up against the pass. The fact that we have a legit running game will give Stafford and Co. some help — Bears D can’t just load up against the pass.

    On the other side of the ball, we’ve been good against the run, and good rushing the QB. Teams commit so much to stopping Suh that everyone else is breaking through. I like Suh and Fairley starting side by side tonight.

    So if we can get some pressure on Cutler and maybe hurry some throws, it may create situations to give our DBs some swagger out there.

    It will be a fun game tonight.

    I already voted, so it will be more fun than the foreign policy debate.

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