Dec 22, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Atlanta Falcons fullback Jason Snelling (44) is tackled by Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch (55) and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) and defensive end Willie Young (79) during the 2nd half at Ford Field. Falcon won 31-18. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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Charlie Sanders says Detroit Lions need more accountability
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

Speaking at a Walgreens’ luncheon at Ford Field, Charlie Sanders said accountability was the Detroit Lions’ biggest need for getting back to the playoffs and becoming a consistent winner year-after-year.

After failing to live up to preseason hype, Detroit Lions’ Willie Young hoping to rebound in 2013
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

Young stood out during training camp, filling in as a starter and consistently making plays while Cliff Avril was holding out.

That success carried into the preseason where Young was a play-making machine, registering a sack, forced fumble, interception and blocked punt.

But once the regular season began, Young’s impact faded.

Detroit Lions willing to trade ‘Wide-9′ defense for wins
Kareem Copeland – NFL.com

The Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles received a lot of press in 2011 for their use of the “Wide-9″ defense that lines defensive ends outside of the tight end’s shoulders.

The attention disappeared as the two teams were a combined 8-24 and ranked near the bottom of the league in sacks. The Eagles wound up firing their coaching staff.

The Lions are willing to dump the formation brought to Detroit by coach Jim Schwartz.

Edward Lee, Detroit Lions Football Player-Turned-Physical Therapist, Talks About The Road To Recovery After RG3 Surgery
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Edward Lee was a wide receiver and kick return specialist in the 1980′s for the Detroit Lions before he suffered a career-ending knee injury. Lee had ACL reconstruction and went through rehabilitation. The experience led him to become a physical therapist to help others.

Lee, the Founder and President of Physical Therapy and Sports Assessment, joined us on Thursday morning to talk about the road to recovery.

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