May 22, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) during organized team activities at Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Joe Schmidt: Lions Have To Learn To Win
Mike Dyce – FanSided

Hall of famer Joe Schmidt played for the Lions on their 1953 and 1957 NFL Championship teams.

“I think they are starting to get the good players, but you have to experience [winning] one time in order to get that flavor and then you understand what you’re going after,” Schmidt told the team’s website.

Detroit Lions still want no part of HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’
Carlos Monarrez – Detroit Free Press

During training camp last August, Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch walked to the sidelines and began his usual regimen of riding a stationary bicycle to stave off muscle soreness.

A few reporters nearby were talking about the high drama that had unfolded the previous night on HBO’s reality series “Hard Knocks.”

Detroit Lions 2013 Season Preview: Why Reggie Bush Will Be Key
Daniel Williams – Bleacher Report

Reggie Bush is more than ready to get to work for the Detroit Lions in 2013.

After signing a four-year contract in March, Bush has put New Orleans and Miami behind him as he dons his new No. 21 in Honolulu-blue and silver.

Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is creative and intends on using Bush in multiple formations, looks and even positions. Bush has been officially listed on their roster as an RB/WR.

Franchise system flaws exposed
John Clayton – ESPN

Cliff Avril felt he was sitting at a comfortable number with the Detroit Lions last year. He had a $10.605 million franchise-tag salary. The best he could do this year was a two-year, $13 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks. That’s a $4.1 million reduction in annual salary.

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