When news came down that the Detroit Lions would be facing more injury trouble along the offensive line, folks were likely worried in a big way.

The good news they didn’t consider? A player was waiting in the wings from the practice squad to help save them for Week 2. That player was none other than reserve guard Dan Skipper, who stepped in nearly flawlessly.

Skipper played a tough brand of guard for the team, and much like Week 1, despite the fact that Detroit’s offensive line was jumbled, the beat went on for the Lions. Detroit scored over 35 points again, and put away a 36-27 victory.

A big reason that was able to be the case was the work of Skipper up front. After the game, though, he didn’t want any extra accolades even though folks were ready to hand them out. As Skipper told the media, it’s simply his job.

“Show up every day, put your hard hat on and go to work” pic.twitter.com/pXgUK05Rzb

— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 18, 2022

“We’re all the next guy up. We’re not the chosen ones so to speak, but at the end of the day, go out there, get a win, that’s what matters,” Skipper said. “(Taylor) Decker and Penei (Sewell) going out there, helping us along, that’s part of what this gig’s about. Show up every day, put your hard hat on and go to work and good things happen.”

Skipper ended up playing a big role for the Lions by simply doing his job and being gritty on the field. At one point, he drove a Commanders safety well down the field while opening a hole.

As a result of his play, Skipper got some major praise after the game from Dan Campbell, who showered him with the love in the locker room.

There’s a good reason for this reaction from the team.

Skipper’s Comeback Story Inspiring for Lions

Skipper was cut this year out of camp again, which had been a reoccurring theme for him in his career. It’s something that fueled him to work hard and never give up on his dream.

As he told the media, it’s been a frustrating road to this point, which culminated in yet another cut in 2022.

💙 @DanSkipper70 pic.twitter.com/caXTW5lNem

— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 18, 2022

“It’s my sixth year in the league, I’ve never made a …read more

Source:: Heavy.com


Dan Skipper’s Inspiring Comeback Story Helps Embody Lions’ Culture

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *