The Detroit Lions received a lot of praise coming off their successful 2011 season with a lot of it coming in early June. Pro Football Weekly giving the Lions consideration for having the best offense in the NFL, early fantasy football rankings were kind to the Lions and Adam Schefter saw no reason to say that the Lions couldn’t contend for Super Bowls.
After losing his rookie season to an Achilles injury, Mikel Leshoure was probably anxious to get the 2012 season started. The NFL announced that Leshoure would have to wait a couple games to make his debut when they handed him a two game suspension as a result of his marijuana-related arrests.
The Lions had a total of six arrests through the month of June when Aaron Berry got in on the act. Criticism of the Lions started getting louder but Jim Schwartz and the Lions agreed on a contract extension, although both sides remained quiet on the details.