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Notes: Do the Lions have the worst secondary in the NFL?

One NFL analyst thinks Detroit should have done more to upgrade their secondary.

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Despite a 9-7 record, the Lions featured one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL (32nd in DVOA), and their biggest offseason move to improve the secondary was selecting rookie Teez Tabor, one of the slowest corners in the draft. Signing Hayden shouldn't give fans any comfort either. This was a horrible secondary in 2016 and Detroit decided the best course of action would be to keep it exactly the same.

There’s obviously a lot to disagree with here. For example, I’m not sure how spending a second-round and a fifth-round pick on cornerback is deciding to keep the secondary the same. And no mention of Darius Slay, Glover Quin or the potential development of Miles Killebrew? Still, it’s interesting to see how the outside world views the Lions defensive backfield.

  • Marvin Jones Jr. seems to be doing fine at OTAs this week:

All the way #OnePride

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“The upgrades on defense should allow Detroit to get over the hump of ordinary team hanging on in the playoffs to one that can actually get its first postseason victory in more than a quarter-century.”

  • T.J. Lang called Ndamukong Suh a “literal psychopath” in the “Pardon My Take” podcast released on Tuesday. Later in the day, Lang clarified that he meant it as a compliment: