The Detroit Lions had trouble holding leads last season as they finished 4-12 and losing the last 8 games of the season, missing the playoffs yet again.
Last season at home, they only won 2 games, but this season after adding Reggie Bush, I think they will win a lot more than 2 home games. What Reggie Bush brings to the Detroit Lions is a running back, who if can stay healthy, can be a consistent contributor to the offense. Being able to line him up as a half back or a receiver, will allow him to be their very own Matt Forte (not saying they are alike but, he is the best receiving half back in the NFC North) and spread the ball around more, instead of targeting Calvin “Megatron” Johnson almost every pass play.
Matthew Stafford, set the NFL’s single season passing attempt record with over 700 attempted passes. That is something you can’t allow your young quarterback to do, especially since he has injured that shoulder a few times early on in his young career. So going into the draft, they should focus on bringing in someone who can open up a lane inside for Reggie Bush and someone who can protect Stafford’s blindside.
I can also see them going after a wide receiver, someone who can make defensive coordinators take their attention off Calvin Johnson, giving this team another weapon for Stafford to use. Now when it comes to their 2013 schedule, they open up 8 games with possible playoff contenders with Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys. The Detroit Lions need to hand or dump off the ball to Reggie Bush, run the ball down the defenses throats and open up the passing game instead of Stafford having nearly 50-60 attempts a game. If they can do this, stay healthy and add rookies to key positions needing attention, they could join the rest of the division in the hunt for the playoffs.
- Sep. 8 Minnesota Vikings 1:00p
- Sep. 15 at Arizona Cardinals 4:05p
- Sep. 22 at Washington Redskins 1:00p
- Sep. 29 Chicago Bears 1:00p
- Oct. 6 at Green Bay Packers 1:00p
- Oct. 13 at Cleveland Browns 1:00p
- Oct. 20 Cincinnati Bengals 1:00p
- Oct. 27 Dallas Cowboys 1:00p
- Nov. 3 BYE
- Nov. 10 at Chicago Bears 1:00p
- Nov. 17 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00p
- Nov. 24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00p
- Nov. 28 Green Bay Packers (Thurs) 12:30p
- Dec. 8 at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00p
- Dec. 16 Baltimore Ravens (Mon) 8:40p
- Dec. 22 New York Giants 4:05p
- Dec. 29 at Minnesota Vikings 1:00p