Jamie Collins: "We Definitely Going to Start Winning, Right Now"

John Maakaron

New Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins expressed he believes the Lions are close to becoming a winning football team when he spoke to Detroit reporters via teleconference Tuesday afternoon. 

"They are getting a professional. They are getting a winner. They are getting a leader. They are getting a guy that you can hold accountable. Definitely a fun guy," Collins said. "They are getting a determined player. We definitely going to start winning. Right now."

This offseason, Detroit added Collins along with defensive tackles Nick Williams and Danny Shelton, cornerback Desmond Trufant, and safeties Jayron Kearse and Duron Harmon. 

The veteran linebacker has history with Lions head coach Matt Patricia, having been a part of the New England Patriots from 2013-2016.

"Me and Matty P have a little bit of history behind us. I think Detroit and the Lions is an up-and-coming team -- a player or two or three away from doing big things. So, I feel like I can help with that," Collins said.

Collins added, "It's always one or two plays that's the difference in the game and I just feel like me being a veteran now, I can bring some veteran, some professional little things to get us over the top, and I'm definitely up for the challenge."

Collins rebounded in 2019 during his second stint with the Patriots. He finished the season as the 12th-most valuable linebacker in the entire NFL, according to PFF.

If Collins is able to perform at the same level he did in 2019, then Detroit can indeed start winning more football games this upcoming season.

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Comments (5)
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Lionsmain
Lionsmain

Hey, it’s the way I see it

Lionsmain
Lionsmain

Then, FA don’t want to land in Detroit and if they want players, have to overpay for them.
The press that wanted a new regime, gets their wish due to Quinn not wanting to overpay - needing to stretch money and getting lesser players. Which makes it harder to win. Making the reporters happy.

Lionsmain
Lionsmain

One would think all it’d take to better last years record, is to field starters who could stay off the injury list.
Was Damon Harrison worn out last year carrying the rest of the D line due to every other starter being injured ?
Losing can make players who’re playing well, hard, become disgruntled with things they’d normally overlook.
Top that off with antagonistic press reporters not only fanning flames of mutiny, but lighting the fire and well...Diggs, then Slay are both gone.

ArtCalifornia
ArtCalifornia

Alright I can say this about Detroit Sports players they come in with a bridge attitude but Mann when they leave they... Walk the plank sometimes, I'm like you can't wait to see who we got & get this NFL Party started great blog

Lions4Ever
Lions4Ever

Let’s hope so, Every Lion says this haha


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