“It’s kind of neat to be in a situation that we would pick someone that I had already retired when he came along, I think that’s a great compliment.”. The rookie second-round pick out of Georgia only had 12 rushes for 42 yards and a touchdown coming into Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
• When will Raiders' O-Line be together? You've got God-given ability and speed, so use it. ", Subscription: Detroit News predictions: Lions vs. As I got older, I tried to emulate my game to be like his in any way possible. “We’ve got some pretty good running backs already.
The former Georgia star is expected to be a stud. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. I think now he understands that. But in his peripheral, he caught Jacksonville safety Jarrod Wilson — who University of Michigan fans might remember — with an angle to potentially make a play. • Dallas' O-Line hit hard by injury. And Sanders has watched a bit of Swift too. Swift proved to be exactly what the Detroit Lions thought they were getting when they used the 35th overall pick on his services. That’s exactly what Swift did several times Sunday against Jacksonville. Entering the game late in the first quarter, Swift took his first handoff and shot through a sizable hole to the right. D'Andre Swift was a feature back in a crowded backfield at Georgia. The next time, don't expect the rookie runner to put his foot anywhere near the brake. “So it’ll be, ‘Hey look, will that translate and can that transfer to this level?’ So I’m hopeful.”, Sanders modeled his game off of Dorsett (0:59), Barry Sanders likes what he sees from Lions rookie D'Andre Swift, Lions place QB Stafford on COVID-19 list again, What's behind Adrian Peterson's Detroit decline, and how the Lions can fix it, Lions place Flowers on IR day after early exit, Colts extinguish Lions' optimism in blowout, and another home loss, Lions WR Golladay suffers hip injury vs. Colts, Lions block punt for first time since 2007, cash in with TD, Colts' Philip Rivers, Lions' Matthew Stafford aim to keep rolling, Lions activate Coleman, release Scarbrough, 'Everybody doing their damn job:' How Lions' defense is evolving and starting to work, Sizing up the NFC North: Who's surprising, disappointing and more, Cowboys trade DE Griffen to Lions for draft pick, It's time for the Detroit Lions to step up and pay Kenny Golladay, Gurley 'mad as hell' as TD leads to Falcons loss, Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com, Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.
"Just go, just run," Caskey said. Johnson made just four carries Sunday. All those factors combined, it played a role in his decision to try to juke, instead of jet past the last layer of defense against the Jaguars. "It's one of those things we're talking about, coming out with some confidence," running backs coach Kyle Caskey said. Breaking it like that, a lot of things were going through my head while the run was going on. I bet looking back Swift wishes he didn’t slow down in hopes of deking the defender rather simply keeping the pedal to the metal and beating him to the endzone. Summary: D'Andre Swift is an early Day 2 candidate for teams looking for a three-down starter in a wide zone system. D'Andre Swift DET RB @ MIN Sun, 11/8 1:00pm EST Clips Damien Harris NE RB @ NYJ Mon, 11/9 8:15pm EST Clips Expert Projections Proj.
“I started watching film and highlights and just looking at his stats. “Can you bring that same kind of success to the NFL is always the question,” Sanders said. Join to. He didn’t know much about the franchise’s history either. “Everyone would always talk about him,” Swift said. ", More: Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley could be double trouble for Lions' defense. • Davis proving his worth for Titans While Peterson had been trying to turn back the clock, it limited both Johnson and Swift’s opportunities. He’s come away impressed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he had anything but a typical offseason, and further lost out on the limited practice time he would have had because of a hip injury he suffered in training camp. D’Andre Swift exploded for 116 yards on just 14 carries, also scoring a pair of touchdowns. ", © 2020 The Detroit News, a Digital First Media Newspaper, Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley could be double trouble for Lions' defense, Detroit News predictions: Lions vs.
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