Lions OC Scott Linehan can tell there's been some extra fire in Tony Scheffler's belly this week. Scheffler used to play for the Broncos.
"We talked about it coming out of the locker room yesterday," Linehan said. "He's excited. I know he'd like to have his best game back there. We would, too. We love what Tony brings to our team and to our offense. He will have a significant role this week."
This is a little worrisome for Brandon Pettigrew owners as an increased role for Scheffler may mean fewer snaps for Pettigrew. But with Jahvid Best out, Pettigrew should be plenty involved in the short passing game.