Detroit Lions General Thread

Discussion in 'Detroit Lions' started by Don Wassall, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. Don Wassall

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    This is a great landing spot for Chad Hansen. It's despicable the way Houston treated him after he performed so well for the Texans last season, but such is the life of a White receiver in the NFL. There's certainly no guarantee or even likelihood that Chad will be treated any better in Detroit, but at least the Lions have perhaps the least impressive group of receivers of any team in the league, and Danny Amendola did catch 108 balls for the Lions the past two years before he was left unsigned this offseason.

    Weenieworld's one non-brainwashed writer must be working today as Hansen is properly described as a "deep threat."

    Lions signed WR Chad Hansen, formerly of the Texans.
    Hansen most recently came off the bench in place of Will Fuller (suspension) last year, totaling 17/236/1 as Houston's deep threat across its last five games. The 26-year-old lands in an optimal destination to carve out a role behind Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman if only for the negligent competition scattered across the rest of Detroit's depth chart.
     
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    Speaking of the Lions, it's pretty amazing to see all the favorable hype T. J. Hockenson is getting leading into the '21 season. With Detroit's crap group of receivers, it's pretty much being accepted as a given that T. J. will lead the team in targets and may well break through into Kittle/Kelce territory. Would be great to see it happen. Jared Goff certainly had no qualms about targeting Cooper Kupp frequently (and Tyler Higbee at times), so if Goff throws often to Hockenson, and maybe even Chad Hansen, the Lions will be more palatable to watch than they've been in a long time, maybe since Mike Furrey's one and only big year -- 98 catches for 1,086 yards back in 2006.
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    Hansen played for one year with Goff under center at Cal as well. That will hopefully bode well for Hansen in Detroit.
     
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    Maybe Goff put in a good word for Hansen.
     
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    Good point! That certainly can’t hurt his chances for quality snaps.
     

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