Nick Fairley is feeling rather confident this off-season, and who can blame him. Fairley finished the 2013 season off strong, and is starting to come into his own.
Fairley made headlines last week when he all but guaranteed the Lions would play in the Super Bowl. Fairley is making a less bold proclamation this time, but it’s still a bit bold.
In a conversation with detroitlions.com, Fairley said that “he and Ndamukong Suh were the best defensive tackle tandem in the NFL.”
“Of course,” Fairley told DetroitLions.com. “We’re going to give guys trouble, man. It’s like pick your poison this year with our defensive line. You cannot come in and double-team Ndamukong and you can’t come in and double-team me.
“You won’t be able to double-team (defensive ends) Ziggy (Ansah) orJason Jones or Willie (Young). You have to pick who you’re going to bring your (running) back to chip. We’re going to feed off each other, and when we get that chemistry down, it’s going to look real good for us.”
Fairley’s assessment isn’t crazy or far off, but for that Lions defense to be successful, they will have to be the best.