Lions want Kenny Golladay on same level as DeAndre Hopkins, Michael Thomas
Despite having a subpar offensive rotation, the Detroit Lions have seen some bright spots moving forward. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has set high expectations specifically for wide receiver Kenny Golladay heading into the upcoming season.
Bevell is expecting the North Dakota product to continue to be a big part of the team’s offense:
“There’s specific things that we’re talking to him that he can take his game to the next level,” Bevell said, via the team’s website. “Really, you want him to be thought of with the Hopkins and Thomas and those type of players, where he is really dictating to the defense how they have to cover him. Sometimes that’s where that guy gets double covered, he’s worried about all the time, and you help your teammates. But when you’re in that go-to opportunity, and that’s the guy, and it’s like everyone knows Kenny Golladay’s getting the ball and everyone knows he’s still going to make the play. That’s really where we’re trying to get him to, be that dominant-level player.”
Golladay has already established himself as a potent threat with 135 catches on 2,253 receiving yards and 16 scored touchdowns over the last two seasons. He also bagged the NFL receiving touchdowns leader honors and a Pro Bowl appearance in 2019.
Golladay was recently placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Lions on July 29, 2020, but was eventually activated a week later. With big responsibilities on his shoulders, the former North Dakota Fighting Hawk is looking to rack up better numbers in the upcoming season.
His contribution on the offensive side will play a big part in the Lions’ hopes for a better record in 2020.