For better or worse, the Detroit Lions have the attention of their NFC North Division rivals.
The Lions are well aware of what's being said about them, according to offensive lineman Rob Sims, and they apparently plan to address it at the appropriate time on the field.
First it was Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings, who told the NFL Network earlier this summer, Theyre a very talented team, but they have struggles on the field containing their composure, and definitely, the things weve heard of, them being in the media with off-the field problems and off-the-field issues. Can they maintain their composure? Can they be a professional ball club for 16, 17, 18 solid weeks throughout the regular season?
And then it was Chicago running back Matt Forte.
"It's going to hurt them and it's going to help them," Forte told CBSSports.com, referring to the Lions' seven arrests during the off-season, three by players who are no longer on the team. "Hurt them in the short term because of the emb...