“I can’t say enough about him as a coach, how he coaches us, how he communicates, how he keeps everybody ready and coaches everybody the same,”Ragnow spoke of Fraley. “It’s incredible, man. It’s been great to see those guys step up. I saw some things – we had a pretty good season running the ball this year and I’m so frustrated I wasn’t able to be a part of it. But to see that, with as much injuries as we did have up front, and the different lineups, it’s great for the future.”
Detroit’s offense will benefit greatly from Ragnow’s return next year. He is a top center in the league as both a pass and run blocker. He’s the one who runs the show, and the Lions were sad to lose him, even with Brown filling the gap.
Imagine next year’s season in which the Lions will start Taylor Decker (left to right), Jonah Jackson, Ragnow and Halapoulivaati Vaitai (right to left), for most of the season, if it is not all. This is a great starting five and could be the foundation for big leaps in Detroit’s offense for 2022.