2015 Strength of Schedule - DET
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Monday, April 6, 2015, 10:39am
WR Ryan Broyles led the Lions with 11 catches for 144 yards during the preseason, but was a nonfactor in the regular season. He was active for just five games, when Calvin Johnson was dealing with a high ankle sprain, and caught two passes for 25 yards.
But HC Jim Caldwell says he saw growth from Broyles during practices, and is hopeful he'll play himself into the picture at receiver now that he's finally gone a year without suffering a major injury.
"I think he's a guy you have a lot of respect for because he's had three major injuries, and he's fought his way back from them, and I think that's hard to do," offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said last week. "Listen, when the guy's been in there, he's been productive. And we're excited to see where he is now after a full season of not coming back from an injury. He's had a full year to be healthy, and we're excited to see what he does here in the offseason and heading into camp."
The story went on to say now that Broyles is healthy and freed from the perpetual rehab process, Detroit is hopeful he can turn his focus to improving his game. But it's not that simple for Broyles. Even when he was healthy last year, he was not a factor because he filled a virtually identical role in the offense as Golden Tate. And Tate is the much better player. So it stands to reason Broyles could be healthier this year, and better this year, and still not be a part of the offense's plans.
Posted by Scot Berggren
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 2:52pm
Wild Card – Calvin Johnson vs. Dallas Cowboys
As Detroit was fighting for the division crown and a potential first round bye in the playoffs at Green Bay last week, Calvin Johnson was targeted 11 times by Matthew Stafford. Calvin registered four receptions for 39 yards and two TDs. Despite missing three full games with an ankle injury in ’14, Megatron eclipsed 1,000 yards again, collecting eight touchdowns along the way. Johnson should post solid numbers at Dallas on Sunday, but do you have enough confidence in the Lions to get the win for him to be on your playoff roster?