Scanning the Savanna

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When the Detroit Lions played the Cleveland Browns during the preseason, Ndamukong Suh visited Canton, Ohio’s NFL Hall of Fame. He made sure to examine Reggie White’s bronze bust.

“I definitely want to (do) everything like him,” Suh said. “But it’s definitely gonna take a lot of work for me even to get close to that.”

Last season the Detroit Lions ran 1,064 plays from scrimmage. Of those plays, only 404 were rush attempts, one of the ten lowest totals (and percentages) in the league.

In Detroit’s win over the Bucs last Sunday, the offense was far more balanced, running the ball 35 times while attempting 33 passes. It certainly wasn’t intentional if you ask coach Jim Schwartz.

From fired-up fans in Motor City bars to bookies in Las Vegas, the long downtrodden Detroit Lions have people believing that this could be their breakout season.

Finally.

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  • quarter2midnite

    It IS our “break-out” season.