The Detroit Lions are in a conundrum of sorts with their defensive secondary. On one hand the team wants to utilize young players like Bill Bentley and Jonte Green, but with their sub-par performance in training camp thus far will the team look for other options.
The team’s secondary was probably the main weakness of the team last season. It is considered by many to be the Achilles heel of the Lions defense as a whole.
Detroit is already without S Louis Delmas until around the start of the season at the very least. Delmas claims that he will be back in time for the start of the NFL campaign against the St. Louis Rams, but seeing is believing.
CB Chris Houston along with fellow cornerbacks Bill Bentley and Jonte Green were routinely beat in practice on Monday by WR’s Nate Burleson and Titus Young. The team will need to make strides in this area before the beginning of the season.
The secondary will almost certainly be the area that HC Jim Schwartz watches the closest against the Baltimore Ravens in week two of the preseason.
For Detroit to continue its growth from last season it must defend the pass a lot better than they did in 2011.