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Lions hurting at cornerback heading into Ravens game


The Ravens like to throw the deep ball. The Lions are going to struggle to cover it on Monday night.

That’s the easy conclusion to draw from the news that Lions cornerbacks Chris Houston and Darius Slay both missed practice today.

Slay, who had arthroscopic knee surgery last week, was already expected to miss Monday night’s game against Baltimore. But now it appears that Houston, who has been out of practice all week with a toe injury, will have to miss Monday night as well.

That would leave the Lions with Rashean Mathis and Jonte Green as their starting cornerbacks against the Ravens.

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19 Responses to “Lions hurting at cornerback heading into Ravens game”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 14, 2013 1:14 PM

    Chris Greenwood to the rescue? For all we know he’s our best DB! Somebody has to be!

  2. coachjohnharbaugh says: Dec 14, 2013 1:16 PM

    these fools dont have a prayer!

    DETROIT, are you ready?

  3. thelionsrgreat says: Dec 14, 2013 1:22 PM

    This is no news flash. The lions have stunk in the secondary for several years even when healthy.

  4. ziggystheansah says: Dec 14, 2013 1:25 PM

    What’s the big deal? Houston or not, our secondary still sucks. we should just blitz our corners every play; they don’t cover anyways…

  5. stafftobush says: Dec 14, 2013 1:29 PM

    We’ve been hurting at corner going into 2011, what else is new?

  6. mikejr80 says: Dec 14, 2013 1:50 PM

    Detroit. Cornerback problems? I know I’ve heard that before. Hmmmmmm

  7. suhmonster90 says: Dec 14, 2013 1:57 PM

    Major Lions homer here.

    Lets be honest, the Lions have been hurting at cornerback since Dre Bly. A couple injuries doesn’t matter, the names and faces change but the results remain the same.

    Gunther’s cover nobody, never look back for the ball(he literally preaches that) schemes are the problem.

  8. noeffinway says: Dec 14, 2013 1:58 PM

    Doesn’t matter. Flacco isn’t going to have time to find a receiver anyways. Lions D-line (our lovable scumbags) is gonna crush them! And then Lions old man Calvin will finish them off.

  9. loyalraven says: Dec 14, 2013 1:59 PM

    Detroit can’t afford a corner back, it would bankrupt them. Oh wait…

  10. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 14, 2013 2:09 PM

    Also for anybody that was listening to 97.1 at 5pm yesterday they had an interesting conversation about Darqueze Dennard from MSU. They asked if you had to decide today to trade the 1st Round pick no matter where it ends up, would you trade that for Dennard and you had to decide today? I called in and voted yes, since Dennard could be a top DB in the draft and it’s still very possible the Lions could make the playoffs and have a rather late pick even though I wouldn’t otherwise expect them to draft a CB in Round 1 due to too many other needs.

    What do you guys think? Do they go after a CB, perhaps Dennard, or do they go for something else? LB is a big need too.

  11. lionsdraftguy says: Dec 14, 2013 2:33 PM

    And we have the most overrated safety in the game (Delmas)

  12. rockbottom37 says: Dec 14, 2013 2:39 PM

    Doesn’t matter…Lions bring their A+ gm when the opponent trash talks them…won’t be suprise at all if Ravens get blown out on MNF

  13. dcapettini says: Dec 14, 2013 2:44 PM

    The problem for the Ravens is that Flacco needs time to throw deep and the Detroit rush probably will not give it to him. With such a pathetic running game, they will put their ears back and plow through the Ravens O-line.

  14. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 14, 2013 2:47 PM


    Hey I agree with you on something! I’m not a Delmas fan myself. Nice to meet you again. 🙂

  15. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 14, 2013 2:49 PM


    Excuse me, I’m sorry but “A+” and “gm” just can’t be used together and next to each other when talking about the Lions. That makes it sound like we have an AWESOME GM!

    Take it back please.

  16. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 14, 2013 3:44 PM

    Jump Ball Joe loves this sort of situation as the backups are more likely to draw the PI calls that he counts on than the starters.

  17. hornyak2012 says: Dec 14, 2013 4:11 PM

    Wow! With Houston not in the game, it’ll be just like when he is in the game… May as well blitz like crazy, because if Flacco has more than 3 seconds to find open receivers, he will. Gunther needs to walk away, the NFL passed him by years ago. He thinks he’s still playing in a running league.

  18. ravenswhat says: Dec 14, 2013 6:02 PM

    Joe is going to show lions fans how a QB closes out a game.

  19. cpocraig says: Dec 14, 2013 11:23 PM

    The Lions are cursed by the Bobby Lane curse. They will find a way to blow their division lead in the next 3 weeks.

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