The Lions drafted Gosder Cherilus in the first round this year to play right tackle, and he might be…
Lions Ball Control Will Help Defense
The Detroit Lions' defense ranked last in the NFL last season. Last in average yards allowed. Last in average points allowed. The Lions allowed 56 points at Philadelphia, the most points they had allowed since 1968. They allowed 51 points at San Diego, giving up 50 points twice in a season for the first time in their history. But they expect to be much better this season. They have nowhere to go but up, and they have made significant changes in their team approach and personnel. The Lions' emphasis on running the ball this season isn't just about balance for balance's sake or opening up the field for wide receivers Roy Williams and Calvin Johnson. It's about controlling the ball and the clock. Against the Bengals on Sunday, they ran the...
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