Detroit Lions, Whole Lot Of Holes On Defense


Published: March 21, 2009


... is focusing on the band-aid, and not the wound. A quarterback may make this team score more, but the defense is in need of immediate attention.

If the Lions trade for Jay Cutler, or draft Matthew Stafford, they will improve the offense, which is something that needs to be done and deserves a lot of discussion. The Lions need a long-term quarterback—as do most teams.

Considering this, the offense—in my opinion—is not the side of the ball that lost 16 games last year. I do not think that it would be wise to give up to much to acquire a quarterback.

Schwarts has said many time that he wants to run the ball and stop the run. With Redding going to Seattle, and no true inside linebacker, the Lions have a very weak middle in the defense.

They are in desperate need of DTs and a run stuffing MLB. This needs to be rectified if the Lions want to stop offenses from charging down the field at will, as they did in every game last y...

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