Feb. 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA: Detroit Lions defensive back Glover Quin (right) on the red carpet prior to the Super Bowl XLVII NFL Honors award show at Mahalia Jackson Theater. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Safety Glover Quin all business and the Lions like that
Carlos Monarrez – Detroit Free Press

New players. New team. New questions.

It’s always of concern to coaches how new players fit in with their new surroundings. If Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham had any questions about free-agent safety Glover Quin, one word told him all he needed to know.

2013 NFL training camp preview: Detroit Lions
Josh Katzowitz – CBS Sports

Under coach Jim Schwartz, the Lions seem like an annual pick to break out of their latest decade-long malaise, and they sort of did it in 2011, going 10-6 and making the playoffs. Which made 2012 ever so much more disappointing when they slopped out a 4-12 mark.

Detroit enters this season with many question marks. The Lions SHOULD be good; they have the talent to compete for the division title. But they just haven’t been for most of the Schwartz era, and that’s obviously a problem for the team and for his long-term job prospects.

Lions will give equal opportunity in search of starters
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

Training camp will offer a little more drama for the Detroit Lions than it did a season ago.

Entering the 2012 season, 21 of 22 starters were back from a 10-6 playoff team. The only real competition was to see which cornerback would start opposite Chris Houston.

Things are quite different entering training camp in 2013. The Lions are coming off a 4-12 season and no fewer than seven starting spots are now up for grabs.

Top 25 players critical to Detroit Lions’ 2013 success: 6-10
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

The Detroit Lions are looking to bounce back after last season’s dismal 4-12 finish.

While every player has a role, some are more important than others. Here’s the fourth segment of our week-long look at the 25 players most critical to the team’s success in 2013.

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