Lions' secondary confident in togetherness
All week I sought the answer to one question from the secondary: Are they ready?
The answer was a resounding: Yes.
It’s just natural to doubt that this bunch can play together as a unit and be successful especially with the Bears’ Jay Cutler quite possibly looking to go downfield for the deep ball early and often.
Injuries during training camp kept the starters -- corners Chris Houston and Jonathan Wade, along with safeties Louis Delmas and C.C. Brown -- from getting much time together during preseason games or on the practice field at training camp.
When I asked, they looked at me like: “How could you doubt us?”
Well, there’s the whole gel factor and they fact they haven’t been out there as a unit.
They, however, are full of confidence. Delmas said they are professionals and they will get the job done. Brown said they are good at communication when they have practiced together. They were all on the field during the OTAs and offseason work.
Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said the Lions are better at cornerback than they were last year, but keep in mind they were terrible last season.
The starting four have a combined 112 NFL starts. Delmas is the only defensive back to return from last season.
They can prove all doubters wrong on Sunday at Chicago. Then there will be no more questions. Well,naybe a couple.
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