Detroit Lions Defensive Playbook: Stopping the Bears

Posted: 2nd October 2009 by Michael Schottey in NFL
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This picture, from 2008, just about sums up the Lions' season on defense. It wasn't pretty. Often the Lions were simply in the wrong spots. When they did sniff out a play, the lowly Lions were usually powerless to stop it. Receivers jumped over them. Running backs ran through them. Quarterbacks passed around them. It wasn't even close to pretty. This year, things look a little better for the "Kittens." Louis Delmas, a rookie starter, was just named defensive rookie of the month for September. DeAndre Levy, forced into a spot start last week, was phenomenal in a goal line stand against Clinton Portis. Larry Foote, transplanted from Pittsburgh, is rejuvenated in his hometown. Things are looking up. This year, the Lions looked dreadful in Week One against Drew Brees and the Saints. Things loo ...

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