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Lions' Raiola is cautious with his optimism

Lions center Dominic Raiola has had his hopes and dreams dashed way too many times when the Lions have drafted or signed players deemed to be the saviors of the franchise.

So you’ll have to pardon Raiola if it sounds like he’s not getting too excited about the coming season.

“You don’t want to put too much into it, we’ve been down this road so many times,’’ Raiola said. “... Deep down there is a little more sense of this could be it, this could be the team that really turns the corner.”

Raiola might be the biggest Stafford supporter on the team. He was from the start of last season.

When asked about a particular jaw-dropping fade that Stafford threw to Calvin Johnson in a recent OTA, Raiola had just one thing to say: “He’s been doing it every day.”

(If you had one question to ask Jim Schwartz about the 2010 season what would it be? Please comment or send an e-mail to Also, follow me on @PaulaPasche.)

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