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Smoke screen Pt. 1: Reading between the Lions

Smoke screen Pt. 1: Reading between the Lions

One writer in Indianapolis summed up the smoke screen process the best, stating teams "send out trial balloons, and hope they explode in their competitor's faces." At the 2007 NFL combine, perhaps no other team is better equipped -- or has taken advantage of the opportunity -- more than the Detroit Lions. Part 1 of a 2 part series inside.

Detroit News writer Mike O'Hara summed up the smoke screen process the best on the insider message board, stating that teams "send out trial balloons, and hope they explode in their competitor's faces." At the 2007 NFL combine, perhaps no other team is better equipped -- or has taken advantage of the opportunity -- more than the Detroit Lions. The Lions have dined Joe Thomas, the massive...

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