Going into this offseason there was a lot of speculation in what Detroit was going to do in regards to free agency. Some reports said the team was going after Reggie Bush (which they ultimately did) while other reports suggested Detroit was up against the cap and couldn’t do a whole lot. Furthermore it was already determined that the Lions were destined to lose all their free agents and fall further into NFL obscurity.
But that didn’t happen, in fact the Lions had one of the better free agent hauls of any team in the League.
And why? Because their big stars stepped up.
Ndamukong Suh restructured his deal that will save Detroit $7.68 million dollars on their cap hit this year, something that can’t go unnoticed. The Lions defensive tackle is often criticized for a variety of reasons, from the stomp and being a dirty player to not being more of a vocal leader. This is in addition to the various off field issues he’s had, notably the traffic incidents. Everyone wants to focus on the bad...