It's important to keep perspective when breaking down Rugland's success early in camp. The Norway native has never played in an actual football game, which is a world away from controlled practice settings.
"(Rugland's) done an impressive job, but I don't want to get out ahead of ourselves," Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Tuesday. "He's never played in a National Football League game. He hasn't played a preseason game. I'd like to see him do that before we start making a judgment on him."
In other words, hold off on purchasing that personalized Rugland jersey for the time being. An Akers injury or retirement to the monastery might be Rugland's only shot at making the team.
But whatever. It's a nice story. Also, it provides us with an easy excuse to post Rugland's YouTube video yet again. Huzzah!