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, the Lions had two different coverage strategies on each side of the field. On the top side of the field, Detroit was playing press coverage, but the corner was willing to let his man get behind him. Glover Quin was playing in a deep zone over the middle and while the corner cut off the inside throw, the safety cut off the outside throw. Detroit was in softer coverage on the other side of the field and the defenders were able to stick with the receivers they were tasked with covering.The Lions knew that they could trust their defensive backs to hold the Patriots receivers in check downfield. Tight end Rob Gronkowski is the only real threat on New England’s receiving corps, but the Lions were prepared for him. Detroit double-teamed Gronkowski all game. On this play, the tight end was lined up in three-point stance at the right end of the Patriots line. Quandre Diggs is playing soft man coverage on the tight end and as he breaks into his route, Quin joins him to double-team the tight end Devon Kennard Jersey
, taking away Brady’s primary read. With blanket coverage all around the board, the quarterback has nowhere to go with the ball and gets sacked. The double-teams on Gronkowski put a huge dent in the Patriots offense. He’s the primary read on a lot of New England’s passing plays and he’s the only receiver on the team that Brady can trust every down. The long-time veteran quarterback looked flustered at times when his trusted partner was removed as a threat.On this play, Brady rolled out of the pocket to make a rare throw on the run. Gronkowski ran a deep route across the middle of the field and the Lions locked him down. The other New England receiver on that side was blanketed in one-on-one coverage. Brady was a sitting duck once he was out of the pocket with no one to throw to and was eventually brought down for a sack.While the Lions coverage was great for most of the day, they benefited heavily by Brady having an uncharacteristically poor performance. The quarterback had trouble coming off of his first read at times and would just not see open receivers. via GfycatOn this play, Gronkowski occupied the attention of three different receivers. Another Patriots tight end, Dwayne Allen, springs free for a short pass with a lot of room to run in front of him. Brady instead goes to his check down in the flat and his off target throw flies out of bounds. Brady’s poor day was a mix of a great game plan executed by their defense and a poor day from a great quarterback. Just like everything else from this surprising Sunday night upset Cheap Michael Roberts Jersey
, it was a touch of luck mixed with great, well executed play.Notes: Ex-Lions LB DeAndre Levy continuing to raise awareness, funds for sexual assault victims Kristen Jordan Shamus of the Detroit Free Press has a great article on former Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy and what he’s up to since his NFL career ended. Levy and his wife,Desir茅 Vincent Levy, are continuing the activism that made Levy such a beloved and polarizing character among fans.The two commissioned a mural in Eastern Market depicting a strong visual regarding sexual assault victims and encouraging them, and the people in their lives, to speak out and listen to one another. Levy has long been speaking out against sexual assault. Back in 2016 http://www.lionscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-sylvester-williams-jersey
, he raised $30,000 to test discarded rape kits in order to help victims find closure by bringing their assaulters to justice. Today, he’s still fighting the same fight. The Levys have started a “Crowdwise” funding site to help get more unopened rape kits tested. According to the site, they’ve already raised over $40,000. If you’re interested in donating, you can do so directly here, or you can purchase a shirt here. All proceeds will go to investigating the backlogged rape kits. And if you’re wondering if you’ll ever see Levy in the NFL again Cheap Taylor Decker Jersey
, the answer is very clearly no.“I’m retired. There is no reason to be playing football or supporting football right now,” Levy told the Free Press. “I can think of more reasons not to support it than to actually support it.”The Lions’ fast-paced tempo on offense in Week 1 was the quickest of the NFL, but it didn’t do them any good: ESPN’s Michael Rothstein has a good story on Eli Harold, who fought through depression early in his career and throughout the Colin Kaepernick era. This is next-level Detroit Lions cosplay: Chris Spielman and Lomas Brown are two of 102 players nominated for the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Techmo Bowl has spoken, and it’s not good news this week: Matt Patricia joined Tori Petry to talk about what makes the 49ers so dangerous both on offense and defense and break down some of San Francisco’s game film. You’re probably wondering how much it cost for the Raiders to finally snag Johnathan Hankins. Well...