2010 NFL Free Agency: Lions Begin Defensive Makeover With Vanden Bosch, Williams

March 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

About a month ago, Zac laid out a strong argument I favor of the Lions building their identity through a strong defense. Now it looks like the front office may have the same idea in mind.

I firmly believe that football games are won and lost in the trenches. It's no secret that the Lions have been very poor on the defensive front in recent years, but hopefully that's about to change.

Yesterday, the Lions announced the acquisition of three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, and defensive tackle Corey Williams.

While these moves in themselves won't overhaul the defense, it does indicate that the Lions have a plan and are moving in the right direction, but it can't end here.

The Lions still need to draft one of the top two defensive tackles (Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy) to complete the product. Vanden Bosch was most effective in Tennessee (under Schwartz) when he was playing next to Albert Haynesworth, a dominating defensive tackle. The L...

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