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.