ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The last time we saw the Detroit Lions defense, it wasn't a pretty picture.
The Lions were getting picked apart by Green Bay reserve quarterback Matt Flynn in the final regular-season game and then New Orleans Drew Brees in the playoffs.
Detroit allowed 45 points in both of those losses. Flynn passed for 480 yards and six touchdowns. Brees went for 466 yards and three scores.
It was not a good feeling to take into the offseason.
We didnt hold up our end of the deal, defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch said. The offense was really playing well late in the season. Defensively, we didnt play well enough to have success, especially in the playoffs.
And that eats at him.
The question is whether the defense will be improved when the Lions take the field at Ford Field on Sept. 9 for their season opener against St. Louis.
If so, exactly how is that going to happen?
The Lions return 10 of their 11 defensive starters from last season, losing only cornerback Eric Wrigh...