The Detroit Lions have made no bones about their desire in recent years to build up their offensive line, and it looks as if the team has accomplished that mission in a big way.
Now, the Lions are a team that most folks figure has one of the best offensive fronts in the entire league. That’s a fact that Halapoulivaati Vaitai isn’t shy about sharing whatsoever.
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Speaking to the media after practice on Wednesday, June 8, Vaitai seemed to have confidence in the line living up to expectations, and believes that with some health, the line can be fantastic in the league. That is especially true given the depth the team had last year.
“With five guys together, we played with a lot of guys last year and so we kind of already know how it goes. It’s about playing with the five guys we have now. It’s perfect,” Vaitai said. “We expect a lot of things, so (if) the next guy is up we’re expecting them to get the job done. If we stay healthy out there, we’ll be great. I mean the communication, the chemistry. I feel like we’re going to be one of the top offensive lines in the in the league.”
In terms of his own game, Vaitai has been getting healthier himself and is down to a healthy weight after changing some of his own habits. It’s something he sees as mattering a great deal for his own staying power.
“I’m 325. I just trying to eat cleaner, more protein, not so much fast food, just a lot of clean products. A lot of grass,” he revealed. “(Weigh) about 325, so I’m pretty consistent but all the inflammation from the fast food like Taco Bell or from Texas, you know Whataburger or Jack-In-The-Box. I used to abuse that, but not so much (now).”
Healthy in his own right, Vaitai has his sights set on a big season for Detroit’s line. That will be good news for the team if it plays out just as he expects on the field next season given what the team has already been able to create.
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