Detroit Lions GM and Head coach could be in misunderstanding

GM of the Detroit Lions Brad Holmes discloses a larger role for the star player

As a rookie, Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs shown the explosiveness and elusiveness in the open field that made general manager Brad Holmes’ decision to select him in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft understandable.
Gibbs finished his rookie season sharing time in the backfield with seasoned David Montgomery, running for 945 yards and 10 touchdowns at an astounding average of 5.2 yards per carry.
Jahmyr Gibbs of the Detroit Lions is expected to see expanded carries in 2024.
Gibbs not only flirted with 1,000 running yards in his first season, but he also shown his ability to be a focal point in an offense that the Lions were known for making huge plays.

Pro Football Focus notes that Gibbs averaged a phenomenal 3.12 yards after contact per attempt and put up an amazing 27 explosive runs, which are defined as 10 yards or more.

You can anticipate seeing even more of Gibbs in the Lions’ offense in autumn.

Holmes stated, “I would definitely expect him to see more of a load, but David Montgomery will still be here too.” “Dan and I adore their one-two punch of David and him. Speaking about him personally, though, as a rookie last year, I noticed that even though he made some mistakes in the K.C. game during the opening, he was still getting a feel for the game. Playing at a rapid pace, he actually kind of needed to slow down a little bit.

However, after he found that sweet spot, you kind of saw it in the Ravens game—which, regrettably, we didn’t attend very well—but at that point, you began to see hints of what might be coming. The Raiders game, of course, was the one where I think everyone saw the breakout. In my opinion, he still has a lot to give in the passing game, so you’ll probably see an increase there as well.
With so much youth and explosiveness strewn throughout Holmes’ roster, it seems sense that the Lions are among the favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. One important element of that puzzle is Gibbs.


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