Detroit Lions — Five reasons Lance Moore was a good signing
- He can catch the ball. He has a knack for getting separation from defensive backs. It’s a special and crucial trait. He’s got enough speed and he’s got great hands.
- Much has been made of his knowledge of the Lions offense. He played for the New Orleans Saints for seven seasons through 2013. That offense is quite similar to the one installed a year ago by coach Jim Caldwell and offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. So not only does he know the routes, he can help other Lions wide receiver — even Calvin Johnson — understand them. And, yes, it’s big but still he has to catch the ball which he does.
- He’s good at helping out his new teammates. It’s not like he’s keeping all this knowledge to himself.
- He was cheap, signing a one-year $1.05 million deal plus he didn’t play much for Steelers last year so his legs are relatively fresh.
- Moore has worked with Ryan Broyles and Ameer Abdullah returning kicks and punts. So he could have double value.