The perfect Detroit Lions for Matt Patricia’s defense

Chris Spielman, Detroit Lions. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport
Chris Spielman, Detroit Lions. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport /
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Much has been made about the new multiple defense which Matt Patricia will use, but who are the Detroit Lions perfect players to run it?

The Detroit Lions now feel they are solidly in the process of building a championship team. Which would of course be, whenever it happens, their first since 1957.

Over the course of the last 60 years the Lions have had many players find individual success, but the ultimate goal of team success has escaped them. Well, not just escaped them, but left them for dead.

In light of this franchises futility, they now believe that under the guidance of general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia, they are finally on the right track to making Detroit the city of champions again.

Yet there is much work still to be done here. After all Rome wasn’t built in a day. If it had been, then they would’ve had to have been so smart and efficient that Rome would have never fallen and we’d all be wearing toga’s today.

Which wouldn’t really work on a football field.

But history is what it is and the Detroit Lions are a prime example of that. No matter how embarrassing it is, you can’t change what has already happened. However, the future still lies before us and what will happen is being written by what is done today.

With that in mind the Lions have started molding this team into what they think it needs to be in order to win it all.

The offense was given the most help this offseason as they added to the offensive line to solidify it and create more depth than last year as well as a couple of new faces in the backfield which includes second round pick Kerryon Johnson, who the Lions brass believes will be this teams feature back sooner rather than later. Even though Matt Patricia believes in the rushing attack by committee theory.

But what about the defense? There has not been quite as much of an effort it seems on that side of the ball. The defensive line could use more help and despite the linebacker upgrade, it doesn’t seem like that position is completely set either.

The secondary is easily the Lions best group on defense and the few additions they did acquire only made it deeper.

But in a perfect world, who would the Lions line up for Matt Patricia’s defense?