Detroit Lions’ Preseason Goal: Find a Second String

August 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Within a few hours of me posting this, the Lions will begin their preseason schedule, and thus the inevitable march towards the kickoff of the 2010 NFL season.
Everybody has a different idea of what preseason games mean to them, but the general consensus is “nothing,” almost to the point where it has become cliché.
While that’s true in a team sense — your team is most certainly not any better or worse based on preseason performance — saying that the preseason truly means “nothing” is a bit reductive.
The preseason is really about personnel evaluation. More than teams winning preseason games, it might be more appropriate to think of “winners” and “losers” in terms of individual player performance.
For the Detroit Lions, the best thing that could come out of Saturday’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is a clear distinction between a second team and the cut list.

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