Blogger Blitz: Lions 2013 expectations
July, 1, 2013
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com
Here's five minutes and 31 seconds of Jeffri Chadiha and I discussing the possibility of the Detroit Lions as a playoff contender. Expectations for running back Reggie Bush, receiver Ryan Broyles and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh are part of the topic list.
I wanted to make one addendum to judging Suh by his sack totals (or not). Suh was universally praised for a 10-sack season in 2010, but most people forget he had eight last season -- as the result of 3.5 over the final five games of a lost season.
Since he entered the NFL, Suh has the second-most sacks of any defensive tackle (22.0). He trails Geno Atkins of the Cincinnati Bengals (23.0) by one sack, based on the fine database over at pro-football-reference.com.