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One thing you can count on with the Detroit Lions is that they are never, ever boring. Follow the latest news including injuries, roster moves and more here daily from Oakland Press beat writer Paula Pasche. Plus you'll find regular commentary about the team.


Lions: With 33 new faces, could black cloud be lifting?

When you’re looking for changes from last season to the upcoming one, obviously the first place to start is the Lions roster which features 33 names that weren’t with the team last season. They all won’t make the final cut, but plenty will. You know the names — Ndamukong Suh, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Nate Burleson, Jahvid Best, Chris Houston. The list goes on.

Still, there’s another change too.

Maybe it’s because it was a sunny day and he was at a golf course, but on Tuesday at the Lions golf outing, coach Jim Schwartz had the biggest smile on his face. (Don’t believe me? See the video at

No one on the Lions, from Tom Lewand down, is going to get too excited about this team until they win one game — and then another and another. But it almost feels like some of the black cloud that hung over the Lions for many years, has started to dissipate.

(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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Anonymous Robert In Texas said...

Coach Schwartz, during a game, does anyone coach the coach, or is the oversight of the game left to critiques after the contest?

8:23 AM 
Anonymous Steve said...

Coach Schwartz, Obviously when you decided to accept the Lions HC job, you knew it was a rebuilding effort. Has it been more difficult to get things going in the direction you want than you thought it would be? What has been the most difficult part of being a HC in your 1+ year so far?

11:57 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with the success of two drafts and free-agent acquisitions, when do you foresee the Lions earning respect from the league? No monday or sunday night football for years, also how is the chess game coming?

6:23 PM 

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