Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley came up big on the Chicago Bears final offensive play in Week 10. The Bears needed to successfully convert a two-point conversion to tie up the game in the final minutes, but Fairley shot through the line and blew up running back Matt Forte.
Fairley has been making big plays for the Lions defense all season, but head coach Jim Schwartz would still like to see some consistency from the former first-round pick.
“He still has been inconsistent,” Schwartz said, via the Detroit Free Press. “He played very well in spurts. I think that was encouraging, but there has also been some inconsistency. I think that’s been one of the things that he’s been working on throughout the course of this season.”
If Fairley can reach the level of consistency that the team is hoping to see out of him, the Lions would be able to continue adding on to their NFC North lead and fierce defensive line.
We all know about Ndamukong Suh and what he brings to the team, so adding a sidekick that can consistently demand attention from opposing offensive lines will make the Lions defensive tackle duo the most dangerous in the league.