The World Hasn't Seen the Detroit Lions Like this Since 2002


Newsstands will look a little different starting on Wednesday. For the first time since November of 2002, the Detroit Lions will grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. What can readers expect in the pages that follow? Well, according to the SI communications department, this:

Senior writer Damon Hack takes an in-depth look at the incredible young talent on the Lions, particularly Ndamukong Suh, as well as the reasons behind the success the Lions have had starting towards the end of last year which has carried over into the 2011 season.

When talking about how dominant Suh has been in his early career, teammate Kyle Vanden Bosch explains the unorthodox style that teams are taking to prevent Suh from making a major impact. Vanden Bosch says, “The things teams are doing, trying to chip him with backs, you usually don’t see that. Teams usually chip defensive ends, not tackles, but they know they can’t just leave a guard on him, so they bring over the center or chip him with a back.”

Suh talks at great length regarding the fines he has received over the last few seasons, even Suh’s mother Bernadette provides her take on her son being known as a “dirty player”.

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