The Detroit Lions are set to hold their first team workout of training camp today and it sounds like they will be able to hit the ground running.
Rookies reported earlier in the week to help their learning curve and the veterans have done their part by showing up to camp in the kind of physical shape necessary to get right to work.
As other teams got started in camp, reports came out about various players not being ready to practice because they couldn’t pass the team’s basic conditioning test. Not so for the Lions. Running back Joique Bell tweeted late last night that all Lions had passed their conditioning test.
Great 1st day of training camp.Every1 passed there condition test. Coach said this is best conditions team he's been a part of on report day
— Joique Bell (@JoiqueBell) July 26, 2013
Is it a guarantee of success? No, and it doesn’t seem like much for a professional athlete to show up to camp in shape. But it doesn’t always happen, as we’ve seen from reports out of other camps.
Hopefully this one positive sign is followed up by many more positive signs that are better indicators of the type of season that may be in store for the Lions.