There are plenty of conditions to put on this one, but the Lions are in a condition they hope passes soon.
According to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press, through two weeks of preseason games, they’re the only team in the league which hasn’t recorded a sack. Now, starters aren’t playing full games, and some of the guys who get sacks in August never make regular season rosters. And preseason defenses are generally vanilla because teams spend more time evaluating than game-planning, but there’s still at least a mild cause for concern.
“Now since you guys are telling me that — because I didn’t realize that myself — now I know what I have to do,” veteran defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois said. “Or what we have to do as a group and a unit, to get on that field and make sure we get to the quarterback, because we’ve got to get pressure. You can’t sit in this league without no sacks.
“And I understand it’s preseason and most people may be like, ‘Aah, it’s no biggie.’ It is a biggie, because if you can’t execute that now, imagine when the season comes up and you’re playing…