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,83commentsHow many Lions players are in the elite category of the NFL?EDTShareTweetShareShareThursday open thread: How many Top 100 players do the Detroit Lions have?Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsAs we get into the meat of the offseason, it’s only a matter of time before we’re bombarded by the ultimate offseason time-filler: LISTS! In fact, it’s already happened. We’ve already talked about GM rankings, the list of best offseasons, and there will be plenty to come in the three months before football actually happens.Perhaps the biggest one every year is NFL Network’s “Top 100 of 2019” list. Based on votes from players, the league compiles the best 100 players in the league, and everyone pays attention—while simultaneously complaining—because we’ve got nothing else to do. Last year, two Lions players made the list. Darius Slay came in at No. 49 while Matthew Stafford landed at 31. So today’s Question of the Day is:How many Lions players do you think are currently in the NFL’s top 100?My answer: I think there’s a pretty good chance Stafford falls off the list after a subpar year Womens A'Shawn Robinson Jersey
, however I personally believe he’s still a top-100 player. Slay absolutely deserves to stay on the list. So the real question is: Do the Lions have anyone else worthy of jumping on the list? You could make an argument that Trey Flowers deserves to be on the list, but I don’t think he’s quite at that level yet. Kenny Golladay took a big step in 2018, but, statistically, he was outside of the top 15 at his position.But I still think the Lions have three top-100 players, and that third player is... Kerryon Johnson. Though Johnson finished 30th in the league in rushing yards, it was simply due to a lack of opportunities. He finished the year with 5.4 yards per carry, which was second only to Packers running back Aaron Jones in 2018. Johnson was not only the best running back the Lions have had in decades http://www.lionslockerroom.com/authentic-anthony-zettel-jersey
, but he was clearly one of the best in the league. Sure, durability is an issue, but if we’re talking pure talent, Johnson deserves to be in the top-100 conversation.Your turn.Tweets from https://twitter.com/PrideOfDetroit/lists/lions-coverage ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Darrell Bevell and Matt Patricia crossed paths in one of the most famous plays in Super Bowl history.Now, they’ll coach on the same staff.The Lions hired Bevell as their new offensive coordinator in a move Detroit hopes will help the team rebound after a disappointing year. Bevell spent seven seasons as Seattle’s offensive coordinator from 2011-17 and was part of a Super Bowl winner with the Seahawks. Prior to joining the Seahawks, he was Minnesota’s offensive coordinator for five seasons and a quarterbacks coach for Green Bay.Although Bevell was part of a victory in the Super Bowl after the 2013 season, he also infamously called for a pass at the 1-yard line in the final minute of the following year’s Super Bowl. Malcolm Butler of New England intercepted it Jake Rudock Jersey White
, costing Seattle a chance at a second straight title.Patricia, who was the defensive coordinator for the Patriots in that game, is now Detroit’s head coach.The Lions went 6-10 this season, their first under Patricia, and they decided not to renew offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter’s contract. Cooter was a holdover from Jim Caldwell’s staff.Only two teams in the NFC scored fewer points than Detroit’s 324 this season. Quarterback Matthew Stafford fell short of 4,000 yards passing for the first time since his injury-filled 2010 campaign.Bevell was fired by Seattle in a coaching shakeup following the 2017 season, after the Seahawks went 9-7 and missed the playoffs.