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The Detroit Lions’ New Defensive Playbook: If Nothing Else, Different

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The 2009 NFL season is still more than three months away, but the Detroit Lions have already succeeded.

New management, a new head coach, and new coordinators on both sides of the football mean the Lions have, if nothing else, succeeded in making changes.

To most teams, change doesn't mean much. Many times, change can be bad, even scary (Denver fans, are you scared of Josh McDaniels yet?).

To the Detroit Lions, four months removed from an 0-16 season, any change is a welcome change.

Perhaps the most welcome change to the Lions, aside from last season's removal of maligned general manager Matt Millen, is a change in defensive philosophy.

Head coach Rod Marinelli and defensive coord...

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