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After a season of worrisome play at guard and the Lions’ best guard retiring White Jahlani Tavai Jersey , fans should be worried... or should they?" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhitePride Of Detroita Detroit Lions communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryLionsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Detroit Lions NewsDetroit Lions NotesDetroit Lions AnalysisDetroit Lions TransactionsDetroit Lions Game RecapsFiled under:Detroit Lions RosterDetroit Lions AnalysisNext Man Up: Beau-lstering depth along the offensive lineNew,15commentsAfter a season of worrisome play at guard and the Lions’ best guard retiring, fans should be worried... or should they?EDTShareTweetShareShareNext Man Up: Beau-lstering depth along the offensive lineKirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsThe Detroit Lions are in a peculiar position at offensive guard. They struggled to keep quarterback Matthew Stafford upright when starting right guard T.J. Lang was injured in 2018. Now, Lang has retired and the Lions failed to address the position in the draft. Thus, it’s only logical to assume they got worse at the position.Looking at the situation through a different lens may provide a different perspective. 2018 first-round pick Frank Ragnow, who has the versatility to play any of the three interior offensive lineman positions, should take a significant step forward as he enters his second season, much as fellow Lion Graham Glasgow did following his rookie year. Speaking of Glasgow, who also has experience splitting time between center and guard, his play at guard took a massive step forward in 2017 prior to taking over for ex-Lion (and recently retired) Travis Swanson at center. He and Ragnow will presumably take over center and one of the guard positions, and not necessarily in the same arrangement as last year—a peek into Day 1 of OTAs showed that Darrell Bevell is doing his due diligence in figuring out who’s best suited at what position along the offensive line.The other starting guard spot will presumably be occupied by free agent signee Oday Aboushi, who comes from Seattle and has experience playing under Bevell. Should the Lions—knock on wood—face injury troubles again at guard in 2019, who will they count on to step up?Next Man Up: Kenny Wiggins / Beau BenzschawelA quick glance at these names brings up some traumatic memories for the Lions. It seemed like any time Wiggins was on the field in 2018, a run play was getting blown up in the backfield. That’s where big Beau comes in. Beau is an absolute mauler in the run game who had no business being available in the UDFA period, and the Lions were lucky to scoop him up. He graded out as the best draft-eligible interior lineman in run blocking in 2018 Jahlani Tavai Jersey Mens , ahead of some notable names like first and third rounders Garrett Bradbury and Michael Deiter, respectively. He’s not perfect, of course. After all, there’s a reason 32 teams passed on him through seven rounds. The hope is that Benzschawel can develop into a more complete lineman who may one day be a starter along the Lions offensive line. It would be foolish, however, to count on either Kenny Wiggins or Beau to step in and hold their own every snap should a starting guard go down. Having the combination of both, however, is a different story. Wiggins is serviceable, if nothing else, in a pass-blocking capacity at guard, just as much as Benzschawel is in run-blocking situations. The Lions don’t have much going on in terms of depth at tackle, and Wiggins has an ability to play all five positions on the line. The combination of those two factors should be enough to keep Wiggins on the roster even if he gets outplayed by Benzschawel in training camp. Having both available to backup or even rotate in at guard would make for a (and I can’t stress this enough) big step up from relying solely on one of them, as fans learned from watching Wiggins in a starting role last season. Grade: BHaving only one of the two available to backup at guard, as was the case last season, would likely warrant a C-/D+ at best. Having both available Kenny Golladay Jersey , however, enables the Lions to use fresh legs in situational roles, and enables the Lions to make the most of Benzschawel while he develops, too. Of course, it would be ideal to have one single more complete guard as a reserve, but if that were the case then such a player probably wouldn’t be backing up. The Lions are in a much more bearable situation should the injury bug rear its head at guard again this year, and fans can sleep easy knowing the pieces are in place at guard to keep the offense moving and grooving in 2019 no matter what happens. It’s been a couple days since there have been any rumors about the Detroit Lions’ offensive coordinator vacancy, and the three people connected to the job have all since been hired by another team. It’s obviously a bit frustrating as a fan to have little idea where the Lions are going with their coaching search, but it doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t a plan that is still on track happening behind the scenes.That being said, Wednesday morning saw two more potential candidates claimed by other NFL teams. According to Ian Rapoport, former Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo will be joining the Jaguars as their new offensive coach. Last year, DeFilippo was a hot name as a potential head coach candidate after helping lead the Eagles to the Super Bowl as the team’s quarterbacks coach. However, this year, he clearly didn’t mesh well with Mike Zimmer in Minnesota and was fired midseason.Additionally, according to Rapoport Michael Roberts Jersey , 49ers quarterback coach Rich Scangarello is expected to take the Broncos offensive coordinator job. Scangarello has offensive coordinator experience in college and working under Kyle Shanahan is obviously another attractive quality for the Broncos. Assuming those two hires go through, there are only five more offensive coordinator jobs left vacant: Cardinals, Bengals, Dolphins, Titans and the Lions. So what’s the deal? Here’s what could be happening:Waiting on a playoff coachObviously, the Lions can’t announce a hire if their coach isn’t available to hire yet. If the Lions are waiting on someone from the four remaining playoff teams—someone they may have interviewed during Wild Card week when these teams had a bye—then it would make sense for the trail to be quiet right now.There are a few candidates that make sense among this group, but the two that stick out are Rams passing game coordinator Shane Waldron and Patriots wide receiver coach Chad O’Shea. Both have working experience alongside Matt Patricia, and both are viewed as good enough to make the jump to offensive coordinator some day. An internal hire is comingWith not even a rumor of an interview for an external coach, it’s natural to wonder if the Lions may be simply be looking within their own ranks to hire someone with Patricia’s vision for the offense. Quarterbacks coach George Godsey is the leading candidate there, although that would be an extremely unpopular choice among fans.Another option would be offensive line coach Jeff Davidson. Davidson helped turn around the Lions’ offensive line last year, improving Detroit’s yards per carry from 3.4 to 4.1. However, pass protection was inconsistent, at best. Davidson also brings offensive coordinator experience, having served that role with the Panthers for four seasons. He also very clearly has the respect of Patricia, as there are rumors he is being involved in the interview process for the job. The question about this theory is: why are the Lions taking so long? If the Lions are hiring internally Travis Fulgham Detroit Lions Jersey , why wouldn’t they just announce it publicly. The answer to that may have come on Tuesday...WILD CARD: Dave DeGuglielmoThe Lions may have not wanted to publicly announce their decision, because they may want the rest of their offensive staff figured out before going public. That’s where former Colts offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo comes in. Indianapolis made a shocking move by letting DeGuglielmo go on Tuesday after the Colts went from allowing the most sacks in 2017 to the least in 2018. It seems like he’ll be a hot name on the market this offseason, and luckily for the Lions, he has a connection to Patricia. DeGuglielmo served as the Patriots offensive line coach for two years and was only let go after Dante Scarnecchia came out of retirement to take back the role he had for 14 years prior to DeGuglielmo. Josh McDaniels is the one who had hired DeGuglielmo for the Colts, so he’s clearly still respected within the Patriots community. DeGuglielmo is unlikely to be a candidate for offensive coordinator, seeing as he’s coached for nearly 50 years now without that title. Additionally, the Lions already have an offensive line coach they clearly respect. So how would he fit in? This is pure conjecture here, but maybe there’s a promotion in the works for Davidson that they couldn’t confirm until DeGuglielmo was made officially available. This is just a theory, but with nothing else out there in the zeitgeist, what else do we have?


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