Detroit Lions first week stock report vs. the Eagles: Who goes up, goes down

Detroit Lions Football is back, baby, and they’re in mid-season condition. The Lions lost in a heartbreaking classic fashion, but at the same time exceeded expectations by keeping up with the team that was supposed to compete in the NFC. From a sample the size of one game, the lions are on the right track we need for the second year of rebuilding. Speaking of track, here are the ups and downs of this week’s stock report:.

Storage: D’Andre Swift, RB

If I told you that Swift would finish the day with 97 yards and only land eight gigs, you’d probably think this was a solid performance. That was just his baseline in the first half. Admittedly, half of that came on his first run that day, but it wasn’t a coincidence. Swift constantly found holes and made the most of his campaigns to get around in plenty of rushes from five to ten yards. Simple tip, but I was a huge fan of Swift’s attempt to harden the last man he beat in his opening dash. in strong blowsDuce Staley showed a clip of Swift breaking a big one-man run to defeat him and told Swift he needed to try to tighten the defender’s arm instead of just taking the hit. Swift took notes, and while it wasn’t a hit this time around, you never know about the next big rush. Swift’s career day is rising.

Stock Down: Jared Goff, QB

The Lions’ offense came out with a shooting on the first command. Philadelphia would answer by jamming the line of melee with beef and daring lions to throw it in, and their strategy worked. Despite the strong performance of the offensive line, Goff simply could not connect to his receivers. Goff spent much of the afternoon throwing away very narrow windows, and that was when he and his receiver were on the same page. There were many lost ways between Goff and guys like DJ Chark and TJ Hockenson. Goff is well prepared for a rebound campaign in 2022, but he looked just as painful as the Goff we saw to start 2021.

Stock down: Amani Oruwariye, CB

AJ Brown totally misused Black High on Sunday, and it wasn’t just my Aurora’s wish. Oruwariye was his most common victim, and Brown put him on skis early and often. While the Brown is a very formidable receiver for Philadelphia, this is of concern to the Oruwariye because the Black will face many teams with strong pairs of wide receivers.

The ways Brown usually beat Oruwariye were RPOs by Philadelphia Eagles Insulted, and Brown wasn’t the only one who beat Oruwariye in those plays. After beating Oruwariye twice on RPOs to AJ Brown, the Eagles ran a different RPO with a tight end leak that knocked Oruwariye out of his territory and led to a big gain for the Eagles.

It’s unclear if Oruwariye’s struggles were primarily due to Brown, RPOs, or a combination of the two, but Sunday was not encouraging for the man who spent the past year as CB1.

Stock down: Logan Stenberg, G

Stenberg had a strong reason to revive his career as the Detroit Lion. He played very well, in fact, landing a right-keeper position over the likes of Benny Sewell and Tommy Kramer when Halbolivati ​​Phaetay went down due to an injury. However, Sunday was a sore reminder of why he was backup when Stenberg made consecutive false starts on the Lions’ opening campaign. Stenberg would later give up an ugly squeeze that instantaneously heated up Jared Goff’s pickaxe.

It’s a tough start for Stenberg, but given that the right keeper position has unfolded during the week, Stenberg should get a chance to correct that performance in Week 2.

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Tracy Walker: Walker had a PBU in the line and later teamed up with Charles Harris to hunt down Galen Hurts in a safety attack to kill the Philadelphia campaign. Later, he would hit Hurts himself with a sack during Eagles’ first two-minute exercise. He continues to show that he can do it all.

Austin Bryant: Bryant put in a solid showing in the first week. After an exceptional prep period, there were plenty of questions about whether Bryant’s improved performance was a product of him playing against the backups. Bryant, who came to camp on the player list, answered that question on Sunday, flying across the field as a passing and defensive tackle.

DJ Share: First impressions are important, and Chark didn’t make a good one. After an earlier, nearly silent period, Shark’s first two targets were a drop in the red and a road miscommunication that led to an airmail by Goff. However, Chark put in a strong second run including an impressive fourth-quarter catch on Darius Slay to keep the lions in the game.

Brooke Wright: When Jason Cabinda came down to camp with an injury, there were questions about who would replace him as linebacker. We got that answer on Sunday, as Brock Wright set the stage for Jamal Williams’ second fast landing. For the man who was on the shortlist, diversifying his skill set is key to staying in Detroit.

Alex Anzalon: Anzalone never had any solo play, but he constantly flew over the field and was the most capable linebacker in both passing and running. After a preparatory period dominated by “Quadrigo,” Alex Anzalone reminded everyone of LB1.

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Tracy Walker: Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten the other side of Day Walker. Walker was fired after being called up for personal foul and unsportsmanlike behavior in the same play. The personal foul was a massive split-second foul of the pass call, but Walker let the heat get in and punched an Eagles player with a referee in the middle, something you simply can’t do as captain of this team.

Jojo Hughes: In the Eagles’ last run of the game, Hughes had the Eagles run back Boston Scott in his sights for a second and eighth finish. Instead of finishing the back run, Hughes lunged with his shoulder, allowing Scott to stumble forward for another 4 yards and create a third and 1. If Hughes wraps up this play, it could be a very different outcome that we’re discussing now.

Aidan Hutchinson: Hutchinson had a relatively quiet start except for quarterback pressure on Galen Hurts in the first quarter. Both times, Hutchinson had an injury on hand, but Hurts slipped away. It was a great opportunity for Hutchinson to start his career with great fanfare, but like the rest of the Lions’ defense, Hurts was too elusive for him.

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