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Bailey Key to Defensive Success

Bailey Key to Defensive Success

Linebacker Boss Bailey is back now, and claims to be feeling no effects from his fourth surgery on his knees. Detroit is clearly counting on a return to form from the now third-year pro and head coach Steve Mariucci says he likes where Bailey is in his recovery. Comments from Bailey and Mariucci inside.

ALLEN PARK - Attaining speed at the linebacking position has been one of Lions' president Matt Millen's goals since taking the helm of the franchise. Early on, he gambled that Georgia's Rodney "Boss" Bailey would recover from a serious knee injury and become the prototypical linebacker that every team is looking for - fast, smart, and a solid tackler with pass coverage ability. Bailey made... Recommended Stories

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