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The Detroit Lions are in Houston this week for joint practices with the Texans. Will the preseason pattern that follows inter-squad scrimmages continue?

The Detroit Lions 2019 ‘training camp of a new era’ has resumed in Houston, Texas this week as Matt Patricia’s group is participating in their second consecutive week of joint practices. This time with the Texans.

Following a disappointing opening act final year, Patricia is expecting larger and far better items this year. And really frankly for fantastic explanation.

We all know how Matt Patricia’s philosophy and scheme didn’t mesh with the group of players he inherited. That is not a new tale. It is a thing that has occurred regularly in the NFL. Back in the 1960s, 70s and even 80s all a coach asked for was fantastic players and they believed they could make items perform.

But more than the final couple of decades, the game has develop into significantly much more specialized. And whilst there have normally been talented players that failed in particular roles, the general philosophy was that fantastic players can match into any coaches scheme. If they had been talented and failed, it was the players’ fault.

However it became just about a mantra that players who succeeded with their second or third group just necessary ‘a transform of scenery’. But it is been numerous decades given that each group fundamentally ran the similar offense and defense. There have been actual ‘system’s’ for really some time.

So whilst we have all been properly informed about how Patricia necessary a particular kind of player to run his technique, it is sort of a thing that has been taking place for a extended time. It is just the closest we ever came to hearing how a player didn’t match a teams technique was by the organization saying, following parting methods the player in query, that it ‘wasn’t a fantastic fit’.

A lot of players didn’t ‘fit’ Matt Patricia’s technique final year, but following a busy offseason, they can not say that any longer. This year’s Lions have much more talent that ‘fits’ Patricia’s scheme and general depth. Even if the roster nevertheless has perform to be performed.