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Lions Notes: Jim Schwartz And Company Sticking To Same Offseason Attitude

  • Jim Schwartz thinks that some of the Lions' past problems were caused by changing course and overreacting during the offseason. That is why he made it clear that the Lions aren't planning on changing their attitude heading into free agency and the draft this year, even though they are now much closer to becoming contenders than they have been in quite some time.
  • Phil Simms, who Matthew Stafford has drawn comparisons to, thinks the Lions quarterback has a bright future ahead of him.
  • Deion Sanders, who was Martin Mayhew's teammate at Florida State, isn't surprised by the great job the Lions general manager has done since taking over the job a few years ago.
  • Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas, who is set to become a free agent, thinks the Lions are "on the right track" and was very impressed by Ndamukong Suh's play last season. If he doesn't re-sign with Atlanta, he could be someone the Lions target as they try to fill their needs at OLB.
  • CBS's Pete Prisco ranked the Lions dead last in his ultimate power rankings list, which is based on both the present and a team's history. I know it's been rough the last decade, but I have a hard time thinking the Lions deserve to be ranked 32nd.
  • Joe Fortenbaugh of National Football Post thinks the Lions will be a pretender in 2011 but a contender in 2012.
  • Peter Schrager of FOX Sports thinks the Lions are a team to like in 2011.
  • If you're interested in reading about the different rookie wage scale proposals, click here.
  • The Detroit News' Jerry Green, who has attended every Super Bowl, thinks Dallas did the worst job of all the cities that have played host to the big game over the years.

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