Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 6/8/13
For the Detroit Lions to make any kind of decent showing this season, it seems that these five areas are most critical where consistency is concerned. Offensive Line:  Matthew Stafford cannot spend one half or more of the season running for his life because the offensive line can’t get the job done protecting him.  The starters on the line will be for the most part, a youthful bunch.  Dominic Raiola remains for now at center and will be the longest tenured veteran on the line, but Martin Mayhew moved this week to address the overall lack of veteran leadership by signing former Titans’ starting offensive guard Leroy Harris.  Days later he signed Jake Scott.  Harris’ presence, along with Raiola, Scott and newly hired coaching intern Jeff Backus will certainly add  much needed veteran guidance and leadership to the Lion cubs in the trenches... Read more
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