What Can We Expect From The Detroit Lions’ 2009 Season?

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Published: May 3, 2009


... Lions fans have little choice but to sleep in it.

On paper, it does look as though the Lions improved themselves. 

From the draft, they obtained players that did address areas of need. Though questionable at the time, taking tight end Brandon Pettigrew with the 20th pick may turn out to be the biggest impact from this draft class. At the very least, he will be the one player from this draft to gain immediate results.

Safety Louis Delmas should also have an immediate impact. As a unit, the Lions secondary was decimated most of the year. 

Part of that was due to an ineffective pass rush but most of it was due to a lack of talent, an issue prevalent throughout the Lions roster. With the additions of Delmas as well as CB's Anthony Henry, Phillip Buchanon and Ramzee Robinson, it's fairly certain the secondary will improve greatly over last year's squad.

But really, what can we expect from the 2009 Detroit Lions? As everyone and their brother kn...

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