ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- You wanted a new secondary. You got it.
The consensus opinion was that the Detroit Lions had to do something after getting torched for a combined 90 points and 928 passing yards during their final two games last season.
The changes might not be exactly what many had in mind, but it's a totally revamped unit entering Sundays regular-season opener against St. Louis.
Complicated by injuries to safety Louis Delmas (knee) and cornerback Chris Houston (ankle), the Lions will likely start a back line that few would have imagined just weeks ago.
The turnover has been extreme:
Starting cornerback Eric Wright, signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent, is gone.
So is Aaron Berry, Wrights projected replacement. Berry was released shortly before training camp, after being arrested twice in a month.
Alphonso Smith, who had eight interceptions the last two years, is no longer around either. He was cut last week because he makes too many mental mistakes.
As a result, the ...