Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is optimistic... - [Full Article]

Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is optimistic his young receivers can get something going tonight in Lambeau Field.

"They're all very capable," Linehan said. "I'm very excited for their opportunity. They're all guys that are in the NFL for a reason. All of them have been drafted and been with other teams and now with ours. They all have unique skill sets. Mike Thomas has got speed, and we're going to play him some in some different positions. He'll be able to, I think, take over some of our slot since we've lost our two slot receivers. Brian Robiskie's been a guy that's a very good route runner, a student of the game, excellent hands.

"And then Kris Durham, he's the guy that we brought in. We had very good grades on him coming out of college and ended up going to Seattle, and then, when he was available, brought him in knowing that he was going to give us a receiver with size. We got Calvin, but to be able have a receiver 6-foot-5 on the outside that can build speed down the field, I think gives us another dimension that we haven't had on the field. So I think all three of them bring something pretty unique to the table."

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