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Lions Send Safety and Defensive Captain Quandre Diggs to Seahawks and Detroit is Not Happy

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 15: Quandre Diggs #28 of the Detroit Lions in game action in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Chargers v Detroit Lions | Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Is the Legion of Boom...partially back, all of a sudden?

After the Seattle Seahawks entered a new era with a renewed emphasis on Russell Wilson's offense rather than defensive dominance, they found themselves stuck in the most competitive NFC West they've ever faced. Like the good old days, the Niners are back (firmly undefeated, no matter what you think of them), and the Los Angeles Rams are still performing like a fringe playoff team one year removed from the Super Bowl.

Of course, that means it's time for reinforcements. Shortly after Lions coach Matt Patricia announced that running back Kerryon Johnson was headed to IR, he made a bit of a white flag trade, dealing one of their hard-hitting defensive captains out west.

Diggs, who's collected three picks each of the past two years, is the hard-hitting leader of the Detroit defense, alongside Darius Slay, and this return certainly seems light (and ill-timed).

Speaking of Mr. Slay, he wasn't exactly thrilled to watch the rug pulled out from under him.

When the trade is stripped down to his parts, it really makes very little sense.

This Lions team seemed to have a defined defensive identity after the season's first four weeks, but it appears they've once again allowed a Packers triumph at Lambeau (and an officiating mess) to dictate their downward spiral.

After the defense underperformed against Kirk Cousins and the Vikings, the team's leadership has started cleaning house. We don't get it, and neither does the rest of the locker room.