If there is one place the Lions determined to get better this ifseason, it was in the secondary. The primary opponents were injury and developed talent that fit the scheme. The Lions did a lot to improve the position via trades and ifseason FA signings.
So far, it seems that reports for all areas outside of QB are pretty positive. I still say that they will both be fine. Dan O is about a year rusty, and Stanton is essentially in his first real ifseason getting any reps. I'm willing to wait out camp and see. Pre-Season games will be really telling on that score -- Dan O looked good running the O last year before he got injured. I'm curious to see if he leveled off, took a step back, or went forward. He may turn out to be the David Gerrard or Tony Romo of the Lions - or he could be the next Sage Rosenfels -- who knows?
One side benefit of the defense improving is that it will inadvertently improve the offense -- and vice versa.
I can understand why Jordan Dizon didn't tell anyone about his DUI until it was in the news. I think we've all done something really stupid that could have a devastating effect on our lives -- and just hoped it would either go away, or somehow get "solved" with no one knowing about. Granted, he should have told Marinelli, but after reading the article I think we are reminded that these are just young men -- very young men -- and he was just scared. Don't get me wrong, after his holdout and the arrest news coming out after the draft... that boy better have a chip on his should the size of S. Rogers. (Sounds like Cherilus already does. I would too if I was him and read even half the stories on him between the draft and now. It also sounds like he is eager to prove it on the field instead of in the media -- which is where it should be done.)
Nothing I want to see more than KJ and AP getting sportscenter highlight fumble causing crushed by our LB creating a RB flatbread sandwich.
I was watching old YouTube clips of "Terry Tate -- Office LB" One of those things you laugh at in spite of yourself -- especially those of us in office settings. Yup -- I want to see them hit the opposing RB like the guy playing solitaire.
Almost Filmseason. I can hear the bone cracking hits now....