Found August 06, 2013 on The Sports Post:
Coming off of their first playoff appearance in 12 years in 2011, the Detroit Lions decided to bring back as much of the same cast as possible last year, a decision that ultimately backfired as the team stumbled to a 4-12 mark and a last place finish in the NFC North. This year, they’re trying something different. As if they had a choice. Like the rest of residents and businesses around Detroit, key players fled the city in droves during the offseason, some to retirement (long-time left tackle Jeff Backus and kicker Jason Hanson), and others to free agency (starting defensive ends Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch, right tackle Gosder Cherilus, and cornerback Jacob Lacey). But it’s the newest addition that has Lions fans excited about the start of the 2013 season: running back Reggie Bush. Everyone knows about the talent that the Lions have in the passing game with Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, but the Detroit ground attack was among the worst in the league last year, as ...
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