Last week, the Detroit Lions' defense dominated the team's offense in organized team activities. This week, the leader of the new-look, aggressive defense explained the method to his madness. "We're going to try to give offenses as many looks as we can," defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said Tuesday. "(We will) bring people from different angles, try to make them adjust to us instead of us always adjusting to them, so that's kind of what we've been working on." The Lions held their eighth of 10 OTAs Tuesday, and the final two will follow Wednesday and Thursday. The offense looked significantly better in the practice open to the media this week, but there was sloppiness on both sides. After he was hired, Austin, who coached the secondary for the Baltimore Ravens the past three seasons, said he would use multiple fronts, and he reiterated the point this week. The Lions will continue to employ a 4-3 base scheme, but with the versatility of second-round linebacker Kyle Van Noy and second-year defensive ends Ziggy Ansah and Devin Taylor, they could use some 3-4 looks.
Lions want defense to offer multiple looks
Covers.com | Jun 4