Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 3/19/12
Questions, answers -- and a few I dont knows -- with the Lions nearing the end of the first week of free-agency: Have the Lions neglected the defense to focus on the offense? I wouldnt call it neglecting the defense. Its been a case of taking whats there, and spreading the wealth to that area. In that regard, General Manager Martin Mayhew has been a good quarterback. Mayhew has followed the plan he set out since the end of the season. The Lions have taken care of their own -- re-signing free agents, and restructuring contracts to help keep their core of good players. It just happens that the bulk of that has been on offense. Theyve re-signed left tackle Jeff Backus and backup quarterback Shaun Hill, and renegotiated the contract for Calvin Johnson to lock him up through 2019. Is it smart to focus on the offense, considering the problems the defense had late in the season? The Lions have a good, young, explosive offense. Now they have 10 of the 11 players back who were starte...
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