Scanning the Savanna

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You shouldn’t judge a product until you actually get to use it.  The same is true for professional sports teams.  How did that guaranteed World Series Championship work out for the Tigers back in 2008?  They were destined for greatness.  Then they started the season 0-7 and never fully recovered.  I’m not going so far off the deep end that I’m predicting a Lions Super Bowl Trip.  I’m not even going to say playoffs for sure.  I will committ to, and I’m sure most of Detroit agrees, this team sure does look good on paper.

The great safeties such as Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens didn’t just materialize on their own.

Sure, they’ve both got great talent and skill and recognition ability, but they also have two other key components — excellent teammates and knowledge of the scheme.

That’s why this should be the year Louis Delmas of the Detroit Lions takes a significant step toward being one of the NFL’s elite safeties.

If you have been reading the news coming out of the Fins training camp, you have probably read about Lydon Murtha. However, if you are like me, you may not know too much about him. It is time to change that.

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