The Detroit Lions Have The Weapon To Pull Out Of Their Funk: Ty Johnson

I know the Detroit Lions chose him. They got around to doing it in the sixth round of the draft. He was chosen 186th overall. For a man from Cumberland, Maryland, that’s a major feat. The problem is Detroit doesn’t really know what they have.

Yes, they have Ty Johnson written down on the roster. Yes, they see his name on a clipboard during the game. His name is on the back of his jersey and he even has his own Wikipedia page. It’s hard for them to deny that Ty Johnson does in fact exist, but do they really know what they have?

Ty is a weapon that they need to learn how to deploy. He can change the game and at 3-11 with 1 tie, they should look into it. I’m writing this as they play Green Bay. They’re leading 7-0 and the first quarter just ended. But win or lose today, it doesn’t matter. This year didn’t go that great for them and I know why.

They need to use Ty Johnson. Normally a team will build their offense around their quarterback. It would be a really great idea if they incorporated Ty into their building strategy. But will they listen to me? I can only hope, because they have Ty Johnson on their team and they don’t even know it.

Just to give you an idea of what I mean by that, when scouts clocked him in the 40-yard dash at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, some of them had him as low as 4.3. One clocked him at 4.26. The fastest time until Ty was 4.4.

carley mccordOn another topic, it was devastating yesterday to hear that there was a plane crash that killed 5 people. Of them was Carley McCord, the daughter-in-law of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger. She was also on the sports team of the New Orleans NBC channel WDSU. She was on her way to cover the Oklahoma vs LSU game in Atlanta. My heart goes out to the friends and family of the five lives that were lost.


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