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With enough unanswered items from yesterday’s Detroit Lions mailbag, we thought we’d follow it up with a second batch today. Enjoy. ► Question: It seems like a majority of fans were all aboard the Matt Patricia train even after the first year. Not to be pessimistic, but where might we be wrong concerning the Holmes/Campbell train?
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Holding the No. 2 pick in the upcoming draft, don’t expect much variety with the projections regarding who the Detroit Lions will be taking at that spot. The overwhelming consensus opinion is the team will be taking one of the top two edge rushers in the class, either Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson or Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux.
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By Jerry Green |  Special to The Detroit News Detroit — The mob poured from the grandstands at Briggs Stadium that frosty Sunday. They dashed onto the football field and grabbed the champion in the Honolulu blue No. 56 jersey. They hoisted Joe Schmidt aboard their shoulders. They bounced him around like “cork on the ocean” as
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Allen Park — A year after fielding the worst defense in franchise history, and seeing those struggles continue through the first half of the 2021 season, the Detroit Lions were in desperate need for an identity on that side of the ball. Whether intentionally borrowed or absorbed through subconscious osmosis, they found one in Pittsburgh coming
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Allen Park — Beyond the losses — which were probably to be expected in the first of of a multi-year rebuild — one of the greatest disappointments of the Detroit Lions’ 2021 season was the lost year of development for cornerback Jeff Okudah. It’s often said a professional football player experiences their biggest growth between their first and
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Allen Park — Despite the rarity of immediate success for a 20-year-old offensive tackle, no one within the Detroit Lions organization seems particularly surprised by Penei Sewell’s rookie season. “I thought he was going to be pretty good and he’s pretty good,” center Frank Ragnow said. “And he’s got a long way to go too, man, which
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Allen Park — It’s easy to point to the Detroit Lions offensive line as the roster’s strength, but when asked about his team’s positions of need for the upcoming offseason, general manager Brad Holmes casually slipped in he carries a similar view about the defensive trench. “I would agree, yes, offensive line,” Holmes said. “You could say
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Allen Park — One of the biggest questions the Detroit Lions will face this offseason is what the team will do at offensive coordinator. Particularly of interest is whether the next person in that role will handle play-calling or if it will remain in the hands of head coach Dan Campbell. General manager Brad Holmes doesn’t have
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Go through the gallery to see The Detroit News’ final grades for the Detroit Lions’ 2021 season, compiled by Justin Rogers. Click here if you have trouble viewing the gallery. Allen Park — If we’re being honest, the Detroit Lions’ 2021 season went about how most of us expected. Seriously, go back and check our season predictions; three of our four writers
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