Detroit Lions Pass Rush Is Dangerous
The Lions had one giant question coming into the offseason for the 2022 NFL season, will they have a pass rush? In 2021, the Lions could not get to the QB and were one of the worst pass-rushing teams in the NFL. Unable to generate pressure, the Lions’ defense was getting abused in the run-and-pass game. The Lions were abysmal. General Manager Brad Holmes and Head Coach Dan Campbell needed to make a change on defense.
The change would be a more aggressive defense with the blitz and switching to a more 4-man front for the defensive line. Re-signing Charles Harris and drafting Aidan Hutchinson was a good start. Still, would they perform in the preseason? Well, that has been answered with a strong yes, they have been dominant.
Aidan Hutchinson has been everything and more so far for his young Lions’ career. Making a statement in the preseason with constant QB pressure and multiple sacks, he has wreaked havoc upon the opposing team’s offensive line. Hutchinson has a non-stop motor that forces linemen to hold him resulting in 10-yard penalties and giving the defense more space.
On Sunday versus the Steelers, Charles Harris wanted some action as well and sacked Mitchell Trubisky and forced him to throw the football early on drives. That’s not all, Austin Bryant has been a menace all preseason recording sacks and pressures at a high rate. His rise on the defensive line gives the Lions a 1-2-3 punch of pressure and pain across the Lions’ defense. It has been years since the Lions’ defensive line has done anything good but right now, they look to be making a statement for the 2022 NFL season.