“I wasn’t trying to be heroic or nothing, but we really didn’t have another tackle,” Hilliard said.
With Bentley out for the year, the Lions will likely be making some acquisition at the position soon.
The Lions released an updated depth chart Monday, revealing expected starters for their upcoming season opener on Monday Night Football.
The Detroit Lions offensive line turned out much better than most outside the organization expected, and the Lions now have reason to be more confident in the unit than ever.
While the injury focus for Detroit’s game against Chicago will be focused on the Bears’ quarterback situation, the Lions have a few injury issues of their own on defense.
The extra reps everyone got early in the year, while looked on early as signs of instability, have proved vital down the stretch.
As the Lions prepare for their matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, they face the potential of missing both of their starting offensive tackles.
The young line that so many doubted before the season has proved vital to the Lions’ attack.
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz must have minded the team’s 11 penalties for 88 yards a little more than he let on after the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
“The league’s out of control with some of these fines,” placekicker David Akers said. “It’s like it’s Monopoly money, it’s not real. That’s a lot of money.”