John Wendling DB DET Jun 28 '78
Lions S John Wendling was benched during Sunday night's loss to the 49ers.
Wendling started in place of Louis Delmas (knee). He was so bad in coverage that the Lions eventually brought Amari Spievey in. "When we blitzed, we knew they would throw to the tight end," coach Jim Schwartz said. "[Wendling] was isolated, but we have to be able to blitz." Vernon Davis finished with five catches, 73 yards and two touchdowns.
John Wendling DB DET May 06 '77
Lions agreed to terms with S John Wendling on a three-year, $2.75 million contract.
Wendling doesn't play much defense, but the Lions place a high value on his special teams coverage ability. The 28-year-old will return to the same role in 2011.