SLR Hot Routes: A Look Back at the Detroit Lions (VIDEO)

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5. Now, looking ahead. Give me one word to describe your outlook on the 2015 season.

WilliamsPerspicacious. The Lions are beginning to truly discover who they are. They also understand what they need to do under Caldwell and Teryl Austin. Intelligence and character are at the fore front in the Motor City.

PaytonRevival: An improvement in the condition or strength of something.

Fischer – Optimistic

PlattePromising. As much as I’d like to throw all my confidence behind the team, they still have to execute on that promise. It looks good, though, and that’s not something we see every season.

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  • DeMaraOptimistic more than usual. The Lions have built a solid foundation with Jim Caldwell, made some solid signings and draft picks and have retooled the roster in the offseason. Caldwell unexpectedly went 11-5 in the first year with an offense that was still getting used to a new system, so with another year and an ever-improving defense, there’s more reason than ever for fans to be excited.


    McCoy – My outlook is still positive despite the loss of Suh and Fairley. I expect a playoff appearance for two years in a row. My hope is the defense would stay at top 10 while the offense take a step forward with a year of the system under their belt.


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