Sep 23, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans corner back Tommie Campbell (37) returns a kick for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

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Lions should be seeking pass rusher in draft, Jarvis Jones a possibility
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

Among other positions, the Detroit Lions need a pass rusher for next season whether through free agency or the draft.

If ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper is correct, the Lions could select outside linebacker Jarvis Jones with the fifth overall pick when the draft opens on April 25.

Carver hires German Crowell as football coach
Mason Linker – Winston-Salem Journal

Germane Crowell — a former standout at North Forsyth who later starred at Virginia and played as a wide receiver in the NFL — has been selected as Carver’s football coach. It will be the first head-coaching job for Crowell, 36. He will replace Melvin Palmer, who resigned as Carver’s coach in December after three seasons.

Detroit Lions Should Pass on Manti Te’o in 2013 NFL Draft
Chris Katje – Rant Sports

After previously recommending Te’o as a possibility for the Lions, I have to back away from that opinion. Te’o was once seen as a player whose character could help the young Lions in the locker room and keep several troublesome players in place.

Lions should hire Alan Lowry as new special teams coordinator
Sean Yuille – Pride of Detroit

The Lions’ special teams struggled mightily throughout 2012, and early in the season, the coverage units played a big part in two of Detroit’s losses.

One of those losses came to the Tennessee Titans, which had two return touchdowns against the Lions. Tennessee’s punt return touchdown in that game was essentially the same setup as the “Music City Miracle,” and it was executed to perfection. The play was drawn up by special teams coach Alan Lowry, who was actually let go by the Titans last week. The surprising move was met with anger from Titans fans, and the Lions could end up benefiting from it.

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