The Detroit Lions and The Great Wide Receiver Conundrum

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I have been a Detroit Lions fan for as long as I can remember. that’s why there are things about the team, that when I hear them or figure them out at first, I hope they are just made up. Unfortunately today’s topic is not.

The Detroit Lions have had problems with wide receivers for many years. This issue has gone on so long that for any fan, it’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry. It’s like being Indiana Jones, only you never find the Holy Grail, just more snakes.

Dec 18, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young (16) warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Detroit defeated Oakland 28-27. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Today I would like to delve into the Lions wide receiver issues by looking at the past 5 years and the cavalcade of disappointing receivers that came along with it. Each season will show receiving stats minus Calvin Johnson. Also to further illustrate the point, I will also show each years top ranked passing offense’s stats minus their number one receiver.

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