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Detroit Lions Undertaking Offensive Overhaul

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

New head coach. Check. New offensive coordinator. Check. Rookie quarterback, rookie tight end, 30th ranked offense in the NFL.

Check-Check-Check.

Former offensive coordinator Jim Colletto preached his desire to have a balanced attack-and balanced they were. The Lion offense finished in the bottom-third in the NFL in passing yards (24th), rushing yards (30th) total yards (30th), points per game (27th), third down conversion percentage (31st) and turnover margin (28th).

If that's not balance, I don't know what is.

Enter Scott Linehan. Make no bones about it, the Lions are going to run the ball. Under Linehan, St. Louis running back Steven Jackson had 346 rushing attempts in 2006.

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