Jarrad Davis feels Lions “are starting to blossom a little bit”

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The Lions couldn’t hold onto a late lead over the Chiefs and lost for the first time in the 2019 season, but that outcome didn’t erase all the good feelings about the team that cropped up during the first few weeks of the year.

Linebacker Jarrad Davis said the first quarter of the season has shown signs that the Lions can grow into something strong this season, but that the team can’t stop doing the necessary maintenance to make sure that the positives flourish over the rest of the year.

“We’re kind of like a newly seeded plant in a way,” Davis said, via the team’s website. “We are starting to blossom a little bit, but we have to keep watering, we have to keep giving ourselves that light, we have to keep just making sure that we pay attention to the things that are going to help us grow and get better.”

The Lions are off in Week Five, which Davis calls “a time to really recalibrate” before returning to face the Packers and Vikings in their next two games. Getting a pair of NFC North wins would be a big boost to the growth process in Detroit,

11 responses to “Jarrad Davis feels Lions “are starting to blossom a little bit”

  1. What happened to all the Lions fans and press calling for Matty P’s head halfway thru his 1rst season? They could easily be 4-0

  2. I definitely think they’ve exceeded most everyone’s expectations in the first quarter of the season.

  3. It’s fun to overlook the fact San Diego had a punter missing field goals and Philly’s WR came back from widespread injury to have a massive cases of the dropsies.

  4. Patricia has a program. Nobody expects them to go to the Super Bowl this year. If I were a Lions fan I’d be happy there’s finally hope and a plan. Remember those players mad about practicing outside?

  5. The defense has played really well, it is the offense that needs to keep ‘blossoming’ here.They should have closed out the Cards late and they had numerous red zone fails against KC. They could be 4-0. But that’s the NFL, every game comes down to 2-3 plays.

  6. More than anything, I’m just relieved that they seem to have a coach that has put together a solid defense. They were the first team EVER to hold Mahomes II to zero TDs. That is huge

  7. Different New Lions says:
    October 1, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    More than anything, I’m just relieved that they seem to have a coach that has put together a solid defense. They were the first team EVER to hold Mahomes II to zero TDs. That is huge

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    They still scored 34, 27 of which was given up to Mahomes’ offense. Just because they let them run the ball across the line doesn’t mean they did something amazing.

    I am a Lions fan, but that defense was only good until the game was on the line, then they faded. I was impressed with the first half, but you can’t live in a shell defense (which they did the whole game) and not bleed out. Once the offense made mistakes, the defense made a couple plays forcing fumbles, but the defense was far from “stout”.

    Schematically, they played the type of game you need to play to beat Mahomes. They just made too many mistakes. (Stafford fumble after the Golladay TD reversal, Kerryon fumble trying to do too much and then not playing until a whistle, double covering the RB out of the backfield on 4th and 8 letting Mahomes run for 15 yards… and many more) You can beat Mahomes, you just can’t make that many mistakes and beat him.

    If KC got a defense, they’d be unstoppable. If I am them, I’m trading for Jalen Ramsey and anything else I can get my hands on to help the defense.

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