Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/30/14
The preseason opener is now officially in the rearview mirror, and unlike last year, the Detroit Lions came up on the short end of the stick and tasted adversity right away. The first team offense struggled mightily, and the Browns won the battle of the backups by sneaking in a late field goal for a 19-17 victory at Ford Field. Though this initial exhibition hunt was wildly unsuccessful on the scoreboard, there were still several positive elements to take away when all was said and done. Here's some things we learned from football's triumphant return to the Motor City: Everette Brown Could Be The Next Successful Reclamation Project. As I hinted months ago, the Lions love Brown, a former first round pick. Friday, Brown looked good off the end, pressuring Brandon Weeden and forcing an early fumble. He stayed nearly unblockable most of the time when he was in, and looks to have found a second life with the Lions. Given up on several times before, it will be interesting to w...
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