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July 30, 2011, 11:32 AM
The Lions are primed to make a run for the NFC North Championship with the Best defense in their division. If we can get production at QB the division is ours.
July 30, 2011  11:37 AM ET

You never know. But for now I think your goal should be 2nd place and locking up a wild card spot. Remember the team that won the Super Bowl is in the NFC North also.

July 30, 2011  11:42 AM ET

Detroit is much improved but a bold statement indeed since Detroit does have some question marks such as can Stafford stay healthy and while Detroit's front is arguably one of the strongest in the league, they still have questions in the secondary. Will that strong front make up for the lacking secondary. Good luck should be an interesting season to say the least with all the changes that's happened and shortened practice time.

July 30, 2011  12:28 PM ET
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The Lions are primed to make a run for the NFC North Championship with the Best defense in their division. If we can get production at QB the division is ours.

I wouldn't go so far as saying the division is the Lions..........yet. They have improved, and improving yes, but they still have to play the games. Anything can happen between now and the next SB. I'd take a winning season first, and anything after that is gravy............but, that's just me, and the way I look at the 'Boys.
However, good luck with your team, Slim.

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July 30, 2011  12:57 PM ET
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howdy gsh,..........i see they got rid of your tight-end olsen [for not blocking] .

Yea, rumors where swirling last year about him not fitting in Martzs system it came to fruition this year. He will be better off in Carolina and they will utilize his skills better than Chicago would have. I do wish they would have got more for him though but that's why I'm here typing and the Bears braintrust is making those decisions..........LOL

They did grab Matt Spaeth who is supposed to be a blocking TE but I must admit I know nothing about him. They also dropped Manumaleuna whom they overpaid for last season IMO and didn't live up to the money they paid him, you win some and lose some I guess.

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July 30, 2011  05:32 PM ET

I take the Lions to go 9-7 or 8-8 next year. This division is too competitive for them .. Green Bay's a great team, the Bears are getting better and now with McNabb in Minnesota I see them becoming contenders in the playoffs again.
I take Green Bay to win this division and Minnesota to grab the wild card. Maybe even visa versa .. And who knows, The Bears could take the wild card too! I don't see Detriot mixing in there .. in a less threatening division, I'd take the Lions to make the playoffs.

July 30, 2011  05:35 PM ET
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Yea, rumors where swirling last year about him not fitting in Martzs system it came to fruition this year. He will be better off in Carolina and they will utilize his skills better than Chicago would have. I do wish they would have got more for him though but that's why I'm here typing and the Bears braintrust is making those decisions..........LOLThey did grab Matt Spaeth who is supposed to be a blocking TE but I must admit I know nothing about him. They also dropped Manumaleuna whom they overpaid for last season IMO and didn't live up to the money they paid him, you win some and lose some I guess.

Spaeth is a good investment ..
he's a great tight end, I've kept watch on him in Pittsburgh. He played well when Heath was out with his concussion, although he did drop the game winning touchdown pass against the Jets in the regular season ... I still shudder just thinking about it .. lol

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July 30, 2011  07:18 PM ET

If the Lions become contenders, the Detroit fans will be able to remove the paper bags they wear over their heads at all the games.

July 30, 2011  07:59 PM ET

LOL.

July 30, 2011  07:59 PM ET

Lions will go 8-8.

July 30, 2011  09:30 PM ET
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Laugh all you want, But I'll bet the Lions do better than 8 and 8

Why didn't you just say that you predict they will be 10-6.

July 30, 2011  09:34 PM ET
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The Lions scored more points than the Bears last season and they only scored 26 less than the Packers. There defense and special teams gave up a ton of points and that was the difference in their season. I expect them to shore up the secondary and improve on special teams.

You're better at stats than predictions, but tell me, is there going to be a NBA season next year? Before you get mad you must know that I'm just kidding.

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July 30, 2011  11:19 PM ET

Detriot does not have a defense in th top half of the NFC North. Packers and Bears defenses are better.

July 31, 2011  12:10 AM ET
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The Lions are primed to make a run for the NFC North Championship with the Best defense in their division. If we can get production at QB the division is ours.

Bold statement thats for sure, Lets not forget about the Super Bowl champs! I for one hope the Lions contend for the Division ......

 
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