There arguably was a time when had some degree of usefulness to the NFL team that made itself the centerpiece of the training camp reality series. Arguably Darius Slay Jersey , that time has come and gone. debuted in 2001, years before social media became a thing and the various teams began pumping video via their websites and apps. The best argument for doing the show — to enhance national awareness of a team — isn’t nearly as strong as it once was, especially since doing the show never really correlated to establishing a national following.Meanwhile, the best arguments against doing the show have only gotten stronger, with each example of strategic secrets (like snaps counts), embarrassing moments (like Antonio Cromartie not knowing the names of his children), and flat-out dysfunction (like Hue Jackson vs. Todd Haley last year) proving the point that there’s nothing to be gained and plenty to be lost by accepting the assignment.But the league collectively likes collecting the checks from HBO, so the league continues to sanction the show. This year, the formula that narrows the field of teams that can be squeezed to do it has yet to prompt a team to accept the assignment willingly. Indeed, it seems as if none of them (Raiders, Giants Marvin Jones Jersey , Lions, 49ers, Washington) want to do it, at all.So why not just get rid of it? Although the tension would become far more compelling if a team was forced to do it against the organization’s wishes and if the team brought that attitude to every interaction with the cameras (like James Harrison did in 2013 with the Bengals), the league seems to be reluctant to make a team submit against its will, hopeful instead that someone eventually will take one for the greater good.This could be the year that doesn’t happen. Teams have enough to worry about at training camp without having to participate in the weekly effort to craft a one-hour show from countless hours of footage. Even with the apparent ability to veto anything that would make the team look bad, the team has to both spot it in real time and be willing to push HBO and NFL Films to drop otherwise compelling scenes (like Hue vs. Haley) onto the cutting-room floor.It’s just not worth it, for any team. It’s a distraction with no upside and all downside.Look at this this way: If there were any real benefit to serving as the subject of Hard Knocks, teams would be lining up to do it. Instead, teams line up to do it.And that should tell us all we need to know about whether the league should keep doing it. Coming out of the bye, the Detroit Lions can’t afford to show any signs of rust against the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. The stakes are too high Kerryon Johnson Jersey , the opponent too tough and the doubters a little too close to this team right now. As always, it will be a team effort to take down a 4-1 team with two wins in the division already, but these five players will be absolutely essential if Detroit wants to pull off a Monday night upset.Damon Harrison Sr.Snacks hasn’t quite been himself this year, but hopefully a bye week has given him an opportunity to reset. Unlike years past, stopping the Packers’ rushing attack will be key to victory. Aaron Jones is a rare talent, and while much of his success is on the edges, Snacks has the ability to lift everyone around him. If he can occupy a mediocre Packers interior offensive line, it can free up linebackers and edge defenders to win their matchups on the outside.Last week, Jones was responsible for 182 of the Packers’ 335 total yards of offense. Stop him, and you stop the Packers offense—especially if Davante Adams is out. Matthew StaffordStafford has had an excellent start to the season, but Monday will present his biggest challenge yet. The Packers secondary will only give him small windows Amani Oruwariye Detroit Lions Jersey , and Green Bay’s defensive front will be sure to make him uncomfortable at times. We know Stafford can drop dimes, but the biggest key for the Lions franchise quarterback is to avoid turnovers.Dak Prescott failed at that last week, and we saw what happened. Stafford will need to make plays with his feet while somehow simultaneously not trying to do too much. It’s a tough balance for a player as competitive as Stafford, but he needs to bring his A game more than anyone else on Monday.Taylor Decker/Rick WagnerTo make Stafford’s job as easy as possible, they’ll need some stellar work from their offensive tackles. We’ve seen Detroit neutralize the likes of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, but we’ve also seen them get worked by Chandler Jones and Terrell Suggs. Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith are on a tear in Green Bay and will give Decker and Wagner all they can handle. Jarrad Davis The Lions like to use Davis in a ton of different ways, and each one will be crucial on Monday. He may be used as a spy, which will be key to keep Aaron Rodgers in the pocket. He’ll likely be asked to make sure Aaron Jones doesn’t break free into the secondary, one of the biggest keys to the game. And, at times, he’ll likely have to play in coverage Amani Oruwariye Jersey 2019 , whether it’s against the aforementioned Jones or lined up against Jimmy Graham. With the Packers lacking great receivers, Rodgers could be looking more at tight ends and backs, which means leaning more on linebackers and safeties in coverage.Kenny GolladayIf all the proclamations that Golladay is a real No. 1 receiver are true, then this is the kind of week Golladay needs to prove he can win. Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander is a stud, and if Golladay wants to be in the conversation in the top 10 receivers in the league, he needs to do what Amari Cooper did to Alexander last week. Of course, the Lions have enough weapons where they could look elsewhere and avoid this matchup entirely, but if Detroit finds themselves down late in the game, they will need Golladay to be their go-to guy. Golladay also leads the Lions in red zone targets, so he will play a big factor in whether the Lions settle for three or six on Monday.