Found January 22, 2013 on thepigskinreport.com:
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The Detroit Lions were one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL this season. Coming off a playoff appearance in 2011, it was widely believed that the Lions explosive offense would carry the team back to the playoffs in 2012, seeking to go deeper into the playoff pool. Despite a near record setting season from WR Calvin Johnson, the Lions finished with just four wins on the season. Once the season ended, head coach Jim Schwartz suggested that some defensive changes are going to be put in place prior to the start of the 2013 season. It was speculated that Schwartz might want to overhaul the defensive scheme of the Lions altogether. That doesn’t appear likely after Schwartz clarified his comments this week. “We’re not going to a 3-4,” Schwartz told reporters. The Lions will again field the wide-9 technique in 2013. It’s not the scheme the Lions need to change, it’s upgrades at the linebacker and cornerback positions that are needed. A switch to the 3-4 will require different pers...
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