Detroit Lions’ Secondary: Turning The Corner, Or Backs Against The Wall?

May 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Does another missed tackle by Detroit Lions cornerbacks look all too familiar?
Seen enough?
So did the Lions.
Detroit general manager Martin Mayhew and head coach Jim Schwartz took out the broom, and have cleaned house at the team's cornerback position this offseason. And the only ones crying about it are opposing NFC North wide receivers, who'd already penciled in a couple of touchdowns against the Lions to put toward their performance bonuses.
OK, sure, there are a handful of returnees, mostly coming off injured reserve, but their total snaps added up to 102 last year with one start. If Eric King doesn't make the cut, the total experience the Lions' cornerbacks will have had is one snap, and Jack Williams was injured and out for the year following a single play last season.
I won't go into the names of those who were "given permission to seek other opportunities,"  which is the business term meaning canned, cut, or released.
If you want to know th...

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