At some point in the 2009 NFL season, the Detroit Lions needed to find a time to exhale. With one of the busiest offseasons in recent memory, the Lions overhauled their entire roster and coaching staff and immediately went to work. It isn't an easy task. When practice is not merely practice, but a season-long tryout, it wears on a manùon an organization. When a new coach constantly shuffles the lineup to find where his talent lies, chemistry is that much harder to find. Currently, the Lions rank 21st in strength of schedule, a rank much lower than one might guess. Yet, the number seems misleading. To make matters worse, the Lions faced a murderers row for the first half of this yearùtwo division leaders, Minnesota and New Orleans, as well as last year's Super Bowl champions, the Pittsbur ...
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