In the wake of NFL Network correspondent Tom Pelissero’s declaration that Detroit Lions’ left tackle, Taylor Decker, and David Montgomery would be absent from the forthcoming clash against the Green Bay Packers, a contradictory revelation has come to light. Justin Rogers, a correspondent for Detroit News, took to social media to convey, “I have been apprised by a source within the team that Decker and Montgomery are slated to don their uniforms this evening, thus rendering the NFL Network’s morning report erroneous.”
This revelation left many flabbergasted, as it directly contradicted the statements made throughout the week by Lions’ head coach, Dan Campbell, and the players, to local journalists. Decker sustained a severe ankle sprain in the inaugural match, while David Montgomery has been grappling with a thigh contusion. Both individuals asserted earlier this week that, if the decision rested with them, they would participate in the face-off against their divisional adversary.
Furthermore, cornerback Emmanuel Moseley will not be making his inaugural appearance. Campbell intimated that this game shares numerous resemblances with the challenges the Lions encountered last week versus the Atlanta Falcons. He remarked, “There are myriad parallels. They share a great deal in common with regard to their tactics. More so than the Atlanta team, these opponents employ rapid receiver motions and a dynamic run game, coupled with diverse passing strategies. Atlanta, on the other hand, incorporated more unorthodox formations, shifts, two-back plays, and the 21-pony formations. However, in both cases, the foundation lies in their run game, complemented by play-action passes. Additionally, both quarterbacks possess mobility, although it is not their primary focus, but they do pose a threat with their running capabilities.”