Detriot Lions’ safety Louis Delmas has missed 13 games over the past two seasons due to a knee injury. Over that past two years he’s seen the highs and lows of a NFL team. Two years ago the Lions made the playoffs with a 10-6 record. The year after the Lions sharply regressed to a 4-12 record which kept them far outside the playoffs. Despite the disappointing year, Delmas says he plans on not only going to the playoffs, but actually advancing past the first round.
Via Michigan News Delmas credits a renewed sense of confidence within the team.
This year, I do plan on going past the first round. Because we have the motivation and we have the confidence enough to not only overcome adversity, but defeat it
Delmas also mentions that his knee injury still isn’t %100 healthy.
I’m feeling great. I’m not all the way back 100 percent yet, but I can go around the range of 88 to 90 percent right now
I find it hilarious when players try to make the distinction from %100 to %90. Pet peeve aside Delmas is going to have to stay healthy this year. As any veteran player would tell you, if a team sees you can’t stay healthy, it won’t be soon before you will have to start looking for a new job.