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Lions Coaches Spending Lockout Preparing For First Four Games Of Season

In a normal NFL offseason, coaches spend the time after the NFL Draft working with rookies and taking part in the remaining OTAs and minicamps. There isn't really a vacation until the end of June, when the entire team gets a few weeks off before training camp begins and all free time comes to a halt.

This year, with there being a lockout, things are much different. Coaches spent a lot more time getting ready for the NFL Draft, and they still aren't allowed to do any coaching. As a result, Jim Schwartz and company are spending their time getting ready for the 2011 season.

#Lions coaches in the office doing prep work on first four opponents: Tampa, KC, Minn, Dallas.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Considering plans for free agency have been in place for a while, the NFL Draft is in the books and there are no OTAs or minicamps allowed right now, the only thing the coaches really can do is plan for the 2011 season. I'm sure some coaching staffs are just enjoying the time off, but Schwartz and company aren't taking it easy, which is good to see.