Posted Thursday, June 27th 2013 @ 5pm
Louis Delmas has proved to Detroit fans that he can be a successful safety. In his 49 games played in the regular season, Delmas has recorded 191 total tackles.
Yes, you heard me right, I said tackles. Delmas is a defensive coordinators dream safety. He can cover the pass and he isn't afraid to stop the run.
Delmas has two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and three interceptions.
This is a safety that can make plays for Detroit.
There is a problem with Delmas though... his health. In 2011, he missed five games and last season he missed eight games due to a knee injury. Delmas is continuing to heal from his knee injury.
"I'm feeling great. I'm not 100 percent yet but I can go around the range of 88 to 90 percent right now," Delmas said on It Is What It Is on ESPN 96.1.
This is a great sign to Lions fans and should excite them for the upcoming season. Fans should also be excited for the new look in the secondary.
The Lions added Glover Quin as well as Chris Hope this offseason. These moves add depth as well as experience to the secondary. Delmas is energized by the young guys as well as the veterans, and can't wait to play with them.
"I haven't been this excited to play with a bunch of guys in a long time, since my college days," Delmas said. "We don't want to let each other down."
Delmas says that the team has a different mind set. The offense and defense are picking each other up and are ready to face adversity.
When talking about the offense, the addition of Reggie Bush was mentioned and Delmas sounds confident that Bush and the offense will get going this season.
"I know that once camp comes around and once season comes around, he is definitely going to help us out and put some numbers up on that scoreboard for us," Delmas said.
Listening to Delmas talk should rejuvenate Detroit fans. He sounds optimistic and ready for the upcoming season.
To catch the interview with Louis Delmas click here.
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