So, we hired Jim Caldwell, I was not pumped at first, but then he made some great hires, I heard him speak and I was fine with it. But as the offseason rolled on, there was some big news: Jim Schwartz named Buffalo Bills' defensive coordinator. The Lions went through all offseason without a single problem with the law, everyone clean (off the top of my head), but in Buffalo Marcel Dareus came into numerous problems with the law, for possession of marijuana and drag racing and could face a 4 game ban, then Jerry Hughes has also been in trouble as of late. So 16 of Buffalo's sacks may not be there for week 1, whilst Detroit is clean. Is this a sign that Jim Schwartz (and Doug Marrone) is not a good influence on his player?
Free Agency - We lost Louis Delmas, a costly, unpredictable player who would not guide us to a Super Bowl and Willie Young, a run stuffer, but not a sack machine. Then we added Golden Tate, James Ihedigbo and resigned Brandon Pettigrew, great moves which will benefit us next year on both sides of the ball, although Pettigrew was questionable with the Ebron pick. Whilst we lost Shaun Hill, let's hope that Orlovsky does not play! (Stafford injury free!!).
The best - Not paying for names
The worst - Not getting the star secondary player or edge rusher (I.e TJ Ward)
Draft - In the first round, we got Eric Ebron, although he may not contribute from Day 1, he will turn out like all the other elite-receiver-in-a-tight-end-body guys do. With his athletism and production (college), no one has outdone him in both in recent years. In the second round, we got Kyle Van Noy, the perfect pick who could add stats for our defence and take us to the next level. Then we got Travis Swanson, next year does not look like it has a good centre class, so getting an SEC proven centre was a wise move. Finally, our Lions drafted Nevin Lawson, Larry Webster, Caraun Reid, TJ Jones and Nate Freese, all good picks except for Larry Webster, who I see as extremely raw and too far behind the rest, give me Devin Taylor and Ziggy all day.
The Best - Van Noy and Ebron
The Worst - Webster
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