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Darius Slay: Not much difference between Detroit’s D and Seattle’s

Alshon Jeffery, Darius Slay


The Seahawks are widely regarded as having the best defense in the NFL over the last few years, but Lions cornerback Darius Slay says the defense in Detroit is as good as the defense in Seattle.

We’ve got the same kind of talent they got,” Slay told the Detroit Free Press. “They ain’t too much different. They got a pass rush, they’ve got DBs, we’ve got DBs. They’ve got ‘backers, we’ve got ‘backers.”

Slay said the Lions’ defense deserves comparisons with Seattle’s.

“Oh, yeah,” he said. “We were one of the best defenses in the league. I mean, we were the No. 1 defense for like, I don’t how long, until the last few weeks of the season.”

Those last few weeks of the season, however, are significant -- as are the playoffs, where the Seahawks have had a lot more success than the Lions. Throw in the fact that the Lions lost their best defensive player in Ndamukong Suh, and it’s hard to see much of a comparison between Detroit’s defense and Seattle’s, no matter what the players in Detroit may think.