Detroit Lions minicamp Day 2 views: Another powerful day from Aidan Hutchinson
The Detroit Lions played the second of three minicamp games Wednesday afternoon. With about a week to go before players head to the training ground, there is little chance of attracting coaches.
Here’s what I found in Wednesday’s short, slow-moving performance.
- IT’S Josh Paschal
- DT John Penisini
There is nothing new here. Paschal, head coach Dan Campbell revealed Wednesday, suffering from a lower back injury, and the lions appear to be protecting him. Campbell also said he has met Penis this week and there is no valid reason.
The following players were experimenting but not experimenting:
- TE James Mitchell
- TE Derrick Deese
- WR Jameson Williams
- WR DJ Chark
- EDGE Romeo Okwara
- LB Natrez Patrick
- CB / S Ifeatu Melifonwu
- CB Jerry Jacobs
- S DeShon Elliott
The only major change here was the addition of Chark, who spent all this time in mind with the reception team. He seemed happy, so it seems that it was a day of rest for him. Remember that they are coming out of broken ankles.
The following players do not participate in small groups:
- OT Taylor Decker
- TE TJ Hockenson
- CB Jeff Okudah
There is nothing new here to say. All of these players are playing gymnastics, but are being subjected to a lot of team games after the move.
Starting with the second team
I don’t know if that means anything, but when the Lions opened up to make a team game, it started with a second error (led by Tim Boyle) and a second defense. Considering the amount of players the Lions have in their second team right now – including almost selected players – it could be an opportunity to give them more time.
Another powerful day for Aidan Hutchinson
The Lions’ second selection started with the defense of the second team and was affected immediately, shortly after the release of the sign. He had his ribs on it, which made it unattainable, but he was so frustrated that he didn’t go down with what would be hard to get through.
The winner of the show, Hutchinson, stayed out because of the many photos. In about seven or eight games, he beat Matt Nelson twice, once getting a “bag” (or at least a penalty shootout) and the other forcing a shot that made him happy from the coaching staff.
Hutchinson is very close to finding his way as the first regular, and we did not arrive in June.
Another high speed drill
On Tuesday, the Lions tried to run 81 yards in 29 seconds in some trouble. On Wednesday, the Lions continued to focus on late, high-stakes games in two different locations.
First: 10 seconds left from the 18-yard line of defense. Basically, you are giving one mistake to win the game.
In a first-team case, Jared Goff attempted to cut ties between several defenders at Amon-Ra St. brown. Brown laid his hands on it, but was covered by at least three fighters, and was unable to come down and direct. Detroit defense defended the game and put at least six defenders on the line before the goal.
The second offense committed their attempt once, when Boyle found Trinity Benson on the way to connect a finger between AJ Parker and JuJu Hughes.
Scenario 2: 10 seconds left from the 25-yard line, but it’s one more time in your pocket.
Both of these errors occurred in these cases. First, Goff hit St. Brown for 13 yards on the outer road. Four seconds left, 12 yards to go, and eight Defenders waiting in line to score, Goff finally found D’Andre Swift coming out from behind to claim the prize. Julian Okwara – one of the defenders waiting in the goal line – appeared to have left the fray for Swift.
The second-team defense started with a similar 13-yard defense for Tom Kennedy. Boyle then returned to Kennedy who split Mike Hughes and Brady Breeze on the game. Kennedy threw the ball 30 yards in celebration.
- Mike Hughes has a number of first-team nickelback appearances at AJ Parker Wednesday. Parker said after playing the game approaching this year it is no different from his rookie season: he knows he has to fight for a job no matter what happened last year.
“This is the NFL, dad,” Parker said. “Your job is not safe, so it’s always good to work.”
- Kick return candidates in order of reps taken: Godwin Igwebuike, Kalif Raymond, D’Andre Swift, Craig Reynolds, Kalil Pimpleton, Greg Bell
- Because I didn’t say much about the second-team attacking team, here’s what the players did Wednesday, from left to right: Dan Skipper, Kevin Jarvis, Evan Brown, Tommy Kraemer, Obinna Eze
ALL: I missed it on the try, but according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free press, Jonah Jackson sat on the team and appeared to have a very wrapped arm. According to Birkett, it was Logan Stenberg who jumped in to replace him with the mistakes of the first team, which explains why he did not have the two.
- Kerby Joseph had a difficult day, which should expect the safety of a rookie who was only one year old from college. After failing to turn two points from the error, both Aaron Glenn and Aubrey Pleasant came running to Joseph to give a coaching point on the mistake he had made.
- Today was the best day I have ever seen from Austin Bryant last season. Although working with the defense of the third team, he pulled out a bag in the 11-on-11s, and then in the next game, he was part of a defensive team that was very disruptive to the running players who just heard the accident. run back flying backwards before reaching the scrimmage line.
- With Chark on the outside, the first team offense looked dangerous, with Amani Oruwariye and Tracy Walker looking their best all day.
- That being said, Quintez Cephus and Trinity Benson continue to undermine the security of the second team.
- One day, another good show from rookie cornerback Chase Lucas. He holds his own against Kalil Pimpleton runner-up, and on Wednesday had enough defense on the pass to Corey Sutton. Repping with a third-team defense, Lucas has a long way to go to work at any defense this year, but if he continues for a few days, we know the coach will not be afraid to play him.
- Good shooting experience: Austin Seibert made “in-game” kicks for 43 and 53 yards.