Losing a once-in-a-generation player would weaken any team. But as Detroit prepare for life without Ndamukong Suh, another cornerstone of last year's fearsome defense says the Lions can still dominate without the ball.
Not only that, but free safety Glover Quin wholesale glover quin jerseys china reckons few teams can match the raft of offensive weapons at Matt Stafford’s disposal.
It is 20 years since the Lions made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, and to do so, defensive co-ordinator Teryl cheap glover quin t-shirt Austin must plug the sizeable gap left by the cheap detroit lions glover quin jerseys giant defensive tackle.
Such was Suh’s influence agains the run, the Lions limited opponents to 69.3 yards a game, the ninth-lowest total in cheap glover quin jerseys online the history of the NFL. With Suh now in Miami, not everything has changed at Ford Field. Quin is part of an unaltered starting secondary and insists that the pieces are place for the Lions to be stout again.
‘We play defense as a unit, we are not just a one-man defense. We’ve got the same secondary coming back, so we’re going to be stronger in the secondary. We’ve got our linebackers coming back next year plus Tully (Stephen Tulloch). We missed Tully all last year. So that helps our linebackers,' cheap glover quin socks he said.
‘We’ve got a lot of our cheap glover quin caps D-line coming back and the guys that we lost we have replaced with Haloti Ngata and Tyrunn Walker and we drafted Gabe Wright and we’ve got some young guys that have been playing well for us. We don’t pay defense as one guy. We play it as a unit and we’re expecting the same this year.’
That unit is also shorn of Nick Fairley, CJ Mosley and George Johnson, with veteran Ngata brought in to replace Suh.
Now entering his tenth NFL season, Ngata followed the path from Baltimore to Detroit trodden by defensive co-ordinator Austin last year. Quin spoke highly of the 50-year-old, who was touted for head coaching jobs this offseason.