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6/30/2014

Detroit Lions — Three reasons linebackers will improve this season


The Detroit Lions’ linebackers as a group had a solid season in 2013, but they will be better this season.

Here are three reasons why:

1. The addition of rookie Kyle Van Noy is key. He’s strong, speedy, versatile — everything you would want in a second-round linebacker. DeAndre Levy has been moved to the weak side with Tulloch remaining at center. Expect Van Noy on the strongside and occasionally to line up on the defensive line.

2. Backup guy like Ashlee Palmer, Tahir Whitehead and Travis Lewis should be another year wise and another year better. They need a solid group to back up the starters. 

3. Bill Sheridan is the new linebackers coach. This is the position he excels in. He’s developed young guys around the NFL. He was one of Caldwell’s best hires.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this isn't news, and definitely not "lowdown"

9:18 PM 
Anonymous michael said...

@anonymous, shut up you hipster

2:02 AM 

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