The Lions disappointed their fans again last season. They missed the playoffs but CJ set a receiving record because they were always behind.
There are a lot of players that need to step up this season. Here's a three step drop from the first preseason game.
Step 1 - The offensive line, especially Reiff, did pretty well. The Jets don't have a great pass rush but they still held up. There are still questions on the right side of the line, but I'm feeling better about this unit.
Step 2 - Reggie Bush. I wasn't as excited about this signing as others. I saw him as more of a specialty player and not a factor back. His first run to the outside looked spectacular with a hurdle over the defender. We'll see if he's able to stay healthy and get 1,000 rushing and receiving.
Step 3 - The defensive line looks like the best unit on the team. They get pressure from every position. I was not thrilled with the Ziggy pick but he shows flashing. I was afraid he'd get lost chasing play action and screens. He proved he has better football instincts than I thought.
It's just the first game, against a bad team, but things don't look as bad as I thought in Detroit.