Scanning the Savanna

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Less than a year ago, Jim Schwartz was trying to defend his Detroit Lions following a 2-10 start that looked all too familiar for the troubled franchise.

A lot has changed for Schwartz and his team. The Lions enter this season as a trendy pick to contend for a playoff spot, and now the third-year coach’s biggest concern is keeping the hype in perspective.

When the Detroit Lions drafted Derrick Williams in the third round three years ago, they grabbed him with the expectation that he would be a dynamic special teams player. In fact, during his rookie year, that’s all they were expecting out of him.

Williams never fulfilled that role and now he has to be considered a long shot to make the Lions’ roster.

But to commemorate the slow news time ending and the lockout lifting, how about just one more retrospective into Lions history while we wait for them to actually sign a free agent?

Particularly since the Lions figure to field one of their most talented offenses in team history in 2011, it seems only appropriate to take a look at what the Lions’ all-time offense would actually look like.

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