The Detroit Lions defensive line just hasn’t been getting the sack numbers that Lions fans were hoping for. The guy that’s been taking all the blame for this has been former 2nd overall pick Aidan Hutchinson. After a really nice rookie year and good start to this season, Hutchinson has gone quiet. This has of course led to the kneejerk reaction that he’s not elite or that he’s not good at all.
The truth is that this resides in hell every week. He has little to no help out there and offenses are strategically game planning just for him. It’s time that fans get a real glimpse at what a day in Hutchinson’s life on the field looks like. Here’s 10 of the Packers first passing plays from the first half of Thursday’s game.
First play of the game
The Packers opened the day up with a 53 yard bomb to Christian Watson. They did it out of shotgun and they immediately double teamed Hutchinson. The rest of the line moves right and the Lions defensive line goes with them. McNeill might have had a hole there if Quinton Bohanna didn’t take two guys with him to fill that hole.