Bringing Defense Back To the Detroit Lions

June 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This will be the third volume of the “Bringing the D back to the D”. I first started writing about this subject several months ago (in volumes 1 and 2), just after the Super Bowl and just before the draft respectively. It’s hard to ignore the glaring issues the Detroit Lions have shown on defense over the past 2 years. So I feel this is absolutely the most important aspect for Detroit to address moving forward. 
First lets take a look at the damage and try to see what needs to be done to fix it. Going back to 2008 when things really fell apart for Detroit, by the numbers. 
The Lions gave up 6470 (over a mile) to opposing offenses which amounted to  404.4 yards per game.
They  let QB's toss for 3716 yards through the air, or 232 yards per game. 
They (quite literally) watched opposing running backs amass  2754 yards on the ground, or 172.1 yards per game. 
And this nice little recipe for disaster l...

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