The Lions' preseason opener at Ford Field generated a lot of excitement among the fan base.
Between first-round draft choice Ziggy Ansah's interception-for-touchdown and
Now that the dust has settled on that game, however, the preseason work continues.
Tim Twentyman and Mike O'Hara discussed Tuesday morning what the Lions need to carry over into tomorrow's preseason match-up at Cleveland and what they need to improve upon.
"The most encouraging thing for me was the way the Lions were able to force some turnovers and then take care of the ball on offense," said Twentyman.
One thing Twentyman would like to see improved tomorrow is the play of the secondary.
"There were way too many holes in the secondary and the Jets took advantage to the tune of 317 passing yards," said Twentyman. "All four Jets quarterbacks who played in the game had a quarterback rating over 94.5."
Other headlines heading into tomorrow's game at Cleveland:
- The Lions have plenty of position battles that will be played out throughout the preseason, including one at wide receiver.
Matt Willisimpressed vs. the Jets with a sideline catch and a diving 15-yard touchdown.
- He said Sunday that he is happy with his performance and would like to show coaches he can be as asset at wide receiver and not just on special teams.
- Rookie G
Larry Warfordwas given the most work of any Lions' player vs. the Jets. Eyes will be on him tomorrow night as the coaches look to get him as much experience as possible.
- Rookie CB
Darius Slay, who saw practice time with the starting defense with CB Chris Houstonout Monday due to migraine headaches, is hoping to see more action tomorrow night. Though he played 28 snaps vs. the Jets, Slay did not have a single pass thrown his way.
Ronnell Lewis, who turned in a solid performance vs. the Jets, is fighting the numbers game to earn a spot on the final 53.
- Bush was pleased with the offensive performance, saying in his blog on detroitlions.com that he thought the offense played well from start to finish vs. the Jets.
- Twentyman breaks down each NFC North squad following Preseason Week 1.
Ndamukong Suhis showing that he is accepting the torch of leadership heading into his fourth NFL season.
- Special teams showed big improvement in Detroit's first preseason game, with P
Sam Martinand P Blake Clinganshowing off their leg strength.