Detroit Lions not concerned with Amon-Ra St. Brown’s slow statistical start
Amon-Ra St. Brown, the Detroit Lions four-round pick, was one of the more hyped players at training camp. His tremendous work ethic was evident to anyone, and his brave attitude on the field made him easy for both fans and coaches. Oh, he also caught a lot of passports and gave seizures to Lions defenders early in camp.
But that production didn’t carry over to the regular season in three games. He’s only seen 10 passes thrown in his way and made only six catches and 43 yards out of them – the same production the Lions made from the late trading destination Trinity Benson.
So does he have some beginner problems? Hasn’t he developed chemistry with quarterback Jared Goff? Is this just one case that it’s not his turn yet? Goff wasn’t quite sure yet.
“That’s a good question. I don’t know,” Goff said this week. “We’d like to get him the ball. It’s always on the schedule. It’s always part of what we want to do. Yeah, probably just one Circumstance, not something that’s a little intentional or something. We’re trying to get him the ball the best we can. “
Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn had a different perspective. Even if he may not achieve the goals or catches, he still affects the game.
“He’s doing a hell of a job, but some of the ways he’s helping the team don’t show up in the statistics column,” said Lynn. “His running distance, his blocking is unbelievable. He does some really good things. I am very satisfied with him. “
You may remember the first week St. Brown tallied two huge blocks that got some attention on Twitter.
“I’ve always had this mentality, this blocking mentality in me. I think it’s huge, ”said St. Brow after the 49ers game.
As for quarterback chemistry or beginner pain, Goff doesn’t think that’s the problem with St. Brown.
“No, I have a feeling he’s good. He’s been good since he’s been here and is ready for the touch I can imagine. “