The Lions have an excellent recieving corps with Geroy Simon as the leagues’ best receiver. Clermont is a tough inside reciever with excellent hands and Thelwell is underrated and picks up a lot of YAK yards. Paris Jackson is stepping up and Simmons is a real find who will only get better.
On defence Ritchie’s scheme combined with the additions of Wilson, McKay-Loesher, Phillips, Tiller, and Miles, combined with Glatt getting more of an opportunity has made the defence more aggressive and dynamic.
With the improving play of the Lions offensive line my only minor concern is the Leos do not use their running backs enough in their offence. Warren often needs more touches and Green and Gavadza are often ignored. The Leos need to use the same imagination in their running attack as they do in their passing game. Green and Gavadza could be used for more screens and dump passes over the middle and in the flats. Warren needs to have more variety in the types of run schemes the Leos run. The Leos don’t screen enough and it would take a lot of pressure away from opposing teams who like to blitz linebackers too often.