Lions’ D-line gets “Silver Crush” nickname

The Detroit Lions’ defensive line has a nickname.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz picked ”Silver Crush” as his favorite
on his Twitter account Wednesday because it acknowledges the
history of the franchise’s front four known as the ”Silver Rush,”
in the early 1980s.

Schwartz asked his followers on Twitter last week to suggest
names for the unit, which includes Ndamukong Suh, Kyle Vanden Bosch
and Nick Fairley.

Schwartz said about 100 people suggested ”Silver Crush” and
one of them would get an autograph football.

He tabbed ”The Dis-Assembly Line” as the runner-up, followed
by ”Non-Stop Motors,” and monikers such as ”Detroit Pride” and
”Ghost & Darkness.”

Alas, the NFL lockout has to end for Detroit’s D-line to play in
a game.