Scanning the Savanna

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Talented quarterback picked in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft and a defensive tackle selected with a top-three pick a year later — that’s the foundation for Tampa Bay. Sound familiar?

Going conservative means throwing less, running more, and perhaps attacking the edges of the defense with a power running game. That’s how you begin to neutralize a potent front four like Detroit’s.

The Lions are out of the basement. In a weaker division (like the N.F.C. West), they might have a shot at contending. Instead, Detroit continues its steady improvement.


One surprise team this season should be the Detroit Lions. Michigan has been one of the states hit hardest by the recession that has come upon the nation the past four years, and its football team has been itching for some more success, or at the  very least, a shot at the playoffs. With new additions along the front seven I think Lions fans will be howling cheers of success at season’s end.

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