He saw guys come and go some good some bad many nondescript. The Lions’ secondary fell apart and was picked apart and cornerback Chris Houston often was the last man standing.
So when it was his chance to leave Houston did what came naturally. He stuck it out and stayed.
The money helped no doubt. The team’s commitment helped. Houston is an underrated cover guy who shies from nothing risking a humbling every practice just trying to stick with Calvin Johnson. The secondary remains one of the Lions’ great unknowns especially with the uncertain health of Louis Delmas but at least it has real possibilities now.
Talented draft picks dot the field including touted second-round rookie Darius Slay. There’s Bill Bentley the third-rounder who would have started last season if not for a shoulder injury and Jonte Green. But for the secondary to finally be decent a lot will fall on two guys: The one who stayed and the one who came.
Houston stayed signing a five-year $25 million contract bare...