Lions CB Darius Slay could miss game vs. Chiefs
The Detriot Lions defense needs all hands on deck to slow down Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, but they could be short-handed with cornerback Darius Slay’s status up in the air.
Slay injured his hamstring during the third quarter of the team’s victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, and when asked if he would be ready to go for Sunday, his answer was simple.
“We’ll see,” Slay said when asked if he thinks he’ll be available for Sunday’s game against the undefeated Chiefs via the Detroit Free Press.
Slay is the team’s number one cornerback and having to go against the Chiefs high powered offense without him would be a huge blow to the team’s chances. Lions coach Matt Patricia thinks if Slay can’t go, the team will have plenty of options for guys who can step up and fill the role.
“I think for our guys, they’re used to that next guy — whoever it is — stepping in and doing their job,” Patricia said. “We try to practice the week like that and make sure everybody understands, ‘Hey, your role, whenever it comes up, whenever that situation is, we expect you to execute at a high level in those situations’. For us, again, give the players credit for what they were able to do on the field. I think that’s the most important thing.”
Patricia is saying the right things, but without Slay, the defense is a lot worse, and Mahomes could be in line for another huge game.