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Training camp observations: Greg Robinson trending up, but not the guards

August 11th, 2017 at 2:18 PM
By Sports Media 101

INDIANAPOLIS — The Detroit Lions wrapped up two days of joint practices with the Colts on Friday morning. Here are some observations:

– With so much concern for the offensive tackles, not much has been said of the guards. But the Lions are having some major issues there as well. T.J. Lang still hasn’t practiced on back to back days since the pads came on, and didn’t appear in either of the joint practices in Indy. And the guys who are out there haven’t exactly blown the roof off the joint. Graham Glasgow has been up and down on the left side, while Joe Dahl has been underwhelming — and on Friday, he was awful. He barely got a hand on Colts DT Henry Anderson on his first rep in one-on-ones. How that happens, I don’t know — and then he did the exact same thing against Margus Hunt on his next rep. Dahl wasn’t much better in two-on-twos either, where he got tossed like a rag Dahl during stunt work. (A joke so bad, it obviously came from the Detroit News’ Justin Rogers.)

– Despite Dahl’s struggles, he continues to rep ahead of Laken Tomlinson at right guard. That should tell you all you need to know about Laken Tomlinson. The former first-round pick has done little to climb out of the doghouse, including whiffing entirely on a one-on-one Thursday. He was better Friday, and even won a rep, it’s going to be awfully hard for him to see the field this season.

– With all that said, it should come as no surprise that the Lions were whipped by Indy …

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Tags: 2017-lions, ashawn-robinson, Colts, Detroit, Detroit Lions, joe-dahl, Marvin Jones (linebacker)

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