Robinson has not been a liability, but after just 2.5 sacks over two years—a number that ties him for ninth on the Lions alone—he hasn’t lived up to the hype.
Williams, who is on his third team in three years, was released by the Tennessee Titans this offseason after disappointing in his first season of what was originally a three-year deal.
After the Lions traded away Akeem Spence, who played 60.8 percent of the team’s defensive snaps in 2017, it seems clear that they’re comfortable with playing this pairing for 16 games. It’s difficult to imagine that anyone but fourth-round rookie Da’Shawn Hand is pushing for a starting role this year, and even projecting a fourth-round rookie to start in the NFL is a stretch.
Expect more of the same at defensive tackle for Detroit. Hopefully, the now healthy Kerry Hyder, a hybrid end-tackle, can spell for Robinson and Williams on pass-rushing downs at least.
The wideouts who will most likely make the Colts roster this year other than Hilton are Ryan Grant, Chester Rogers, Daurice Fountain and Deon Cain, who have a combined 1,542 career receiving yards. Outside of the Cowboys, there is not a team with a stranger wide receiver situation in the NFL this year than Indianapolis.
Enes Kanter, who used to play for both teams in this series, is still beloved in Oklahoma City and was in the building for Game 5 to support Steven Adams.
Kanter supporting brothers at Thunder gameEnes Kanter explains he came to Game 5 between the Thunder and the Jazz because he wants to support his former teammates and to be a part of the playoff atmosphere.
The series shifts back to Utah for Game 6 on Friday night (10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN). The Jazz have never lost a series in which they had a 3-1 lead and the Thunder have never made a comeback from down 3-1. Eleven teams have come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a best-of-seven series, most recently the Cavaliers in the 2016 Finals.
Russell Westbrook was the spark that lit an improbable fire, writes Royce Young: Some other stuff happened, a George layup, a Westbrook 3, an awesome Donovan Mitchell dunk, but the comeback was finally complete when Westbrook stopped and popped to splash a 3 with 35.9 seconds left in the third to tie the score 78-78. After the shot dropped, Westbrook’s unleashed a megawatt snarl that could power a fusion generator.