Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 7/11/13
You can collect all the weapons at the skill positions you want, from Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson to Reggie Bush. They're exciting toys, but it won't matter in the end if you don't protect the quarterback and open up lanes for the running game. The biggest key to the Detroit Lions' season - bigger thaneven a potentiallyimproveddefense - centers on a revamped offensive front. This team is stillbuilt to win with a high-powered, prolificoffense despite not living up to that standard while ending 2012 on an eight-game losing streak. The O-linemen went intolast season boasting about the continuity they'd developed from playing together for a couple years. They talked about how that experience as a group is so crucial to an offensive line's success. Training camp opens in two weeks and that continuity is gone. The Lions will have to try to redevelop it on the fly. Rob Sims returns at left guard, Dominic Raiola likely will be the starting center for the 12th straight year, but...
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