August 27, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) looks to throw during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Ford Field.Detroit won 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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The Lions coach who gave up – and the team that didn’t
Jerry Green – The Detroit News

The athletes entered the large ballroom in the Statler Hotel in downtown Detroit. Most had been champions just a few years ago.

There was Bobby Layne, the quarterback who had won two NFL championships. His face was ruddy, cheeks puffy, his head blond. He smiled and chatted as he walked to his seat. He was the most recognizable and most revered athlete in Detroit. When you heard him speak on the radio, his voice was pure Texas.

The 15 greatest players in Lions’ history
Pat Caputo – The Oakland Press

Three questions with … Lions QB Matthew Stafford on boy bands, O-line bodies, WNBA
Carlos Monarrez – Detroit Free Press

Every week, Free Press sports writer Carlos Monarrez asks one very special Lions player three questions that reveal everything about his hopes, his dreams and his character. Quarterback Matthew Stafford is on the hot seat this week, with guest questions provided by right tackle Jason Fox.

Who will break out this season? Detroit Lions players offer their picks for offense, defense
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

As analysts and beat writers cast their predictions for 2013, and project which players are primed for big seasons, perhaps we should be paying more attention to the guys who might actually know who is primed for big seasons.

The players themselves.

MLive.com asked a handful of Detroit Lions players to name one breakout player from the other side of the ball — the guys they’ve faced every day in practice for the past month. Some bent the rules and named two, but their answers provide an interesting look into who’s had standout preseasons.

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