Lions Must Make More Changes to The Depth Chart

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Published: September 23, 2009

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... changes are needed this week for what is quickly becoming thought of as a “must win” game against Washington.

Among the new starters for Detroit last week were Manny Ramirez, Brandon Pettigrew, and Phillip Buchanon. Defensive end Jason Hunter and wide receiver Dennis Northcutt also saw increased time. But the end result was the same as it has been for the past 19 regular season Sundays: another Lions' loss.

I think the depth chart adjustments made last week by Jim Schwartz were helpful, but not nearly enough. Only two roster clarifications have been made official by the Lions this week: Matthew Stafford will remain the starting quarterback, and Ernie Sims will be out with an injury.

Keeping Stafford under center is the right move for now, and Sims will likely be replaced by the tandem of Darnell Bing and Jordan Dizon.

But what else can be done to give Detroit a chance at snapping its current 19-game losing streak?

First things first, ...

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