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Quietly, the Detroit Lions have improved a porous offensive line over the past four seasons. The group has come together nicely and was a huge reason for the success and health of Matthew Stafford in 2011. The group is constantly improving, and if they're able to take another step forward during 2012, that will lend Detroit's offense an even bigger helping hand.
The big uglies are getting put under a big microscope today. What's the outlook in the trenches for 2012?
Who's The Guy? Jeff Backus and Dominic Raiola. In Detroit, it's always going to come down to Backus, the man in charge of protecting Stafford's blind side, and Raiola, the center calling out the defense. As they go, so does the offensive line, passing game and quarterback play. If each stay healthy and consistent, this group will always be alright.
Second In Command? Godser Cherilus and Rob Sims. The much maligned Cherilus has a big season ahead of him. He's got to continue improving t...
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