5 Mistakes the Detroit Lions Can’t Afford to Make This Offseason

January 28, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There is a lot riding on this offseason for the Detroit Lions. The brain trust of general manager Martin Mayhew, head coach Jim Caldwell and team president Tom Lewand (pictured above left to right) has many critical decisions to make as it attempts to build upon a successful 2014 playoff campaign. 
The Lions are pointing in the right direction, coming off the first 11-win campaign since George H.W. Bush was president and with much of the key talent locked up. Caldwell's coaching staff is set to return completely intact, building important continuity in a league of constant change.
Yet the potential is certainly present for a fall. While they cannot act out of fear, Mayhew and Company need to show caution as they approach the offseason. 
Here are five potential offseason pratfalls and pitfalls the Lions cannot afford to make. 
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