Let’s just get straight to the point, Dan Campbell’s first season as head coach of the Detroit Lions hasn’t been pretty.
The team is currently 0-6 on the season and could very easily have two wins already if it weren’t for buzzer-beating field goals from 50 and 60-plus yards away. Also, the Lions have dealt with numerous injuries to what were supposed to be key contributors this year that includes the likes of Frank Ragnow and Jeff Okudah.
Now, the Lions might have to put another player on season-ending injured reserve in Taylor Decker, who hasn’t played a down this season due to a lingering finger injury sustained just four days prior to their season opener against San Francisco.
This is what Dan Campbell had to say about Decker’s injury. Campbell also said that Decker is still experiencing hand discomfort during practice:
“There’s a chance (we could shut him down). I mean, really we’ve only got another two-week window here on it since we started his clock so we’re going to have to figure something out within the next couple weeks on it, one way or another whether he’s on the roster, activated, ready to go or if not, we have to put him down for the rest of the season. It’ll come. I really, I don’t know where this is going to go short-term. I don’t. I really don’t right now. I mean, we’ll just have to see how he feels.”
To rub more salt in the wounds of Lions fans, Detroit currently has the second-most players on IR behind the Baltimore Ravens with the obvious differences between the two teams being the records (Ravens are currently 5-1); the head coaches (Jon Harbaugh has not around WAY longer as a head coach than Dan Campbell); and the depth of talent on the rosters.
Given how the Lions’ season has gone, would shutting Taylor Decker down for the season be a good idea at this point?
You can read more about Taylor Decker’s injury situation here.