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Lions enjoy peace during quiet time

Schwartz AP

Most NFL coaches spend the period between the conclusion of the offseason program and the start of training camp sleeping with one eye on the cell phone.  Last year, Lions coach Jim Schwartz may have eventually decided to quit sleeping altogether.

This year, it’s a different story, at least recently.  Yes, safety Amari Spievey was arrested in March and defensive end Ronnell Lewis was arrested in April.  But that’s jaywalking in comparison to the 2012 offseason, which had seven off-field incidents and a decision to send Titus Young home from OTAs.

Justin Rogers of MLive.com addresses the disparity, explaining that it helps set a better tone for the team in 2013.

From a playoff berth in 2011 to a 4-12 record the next year, the Lions believe 2012 was the aberration.  The team’s ability to avoid trouble suggests that perhaps there’s a greater degree of maturity and accountability — and possibly leadership — in the locker room.

It doesn’t mean the team will match its feats from two years ago, but it can’t hurt.

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10 Responses to “Lions enjoy peace during quiet time”
  1. lks311 says: Jul 7, 2013 11:55 AM

    Lions fans have noted on the local site, that this is like talking about a “No Hitter” in the 7th inning. And, yes…pun was intended.

  2. thefox61 says: Jul 7, 2013 11:58 AM

    “In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the Lions sleep tonight.”

  3. unbiasfan says: Jul 7, 2013 12:06 PM

    The Bengals agree

  4. larryboodry says: Jul 7, 2013 1:35 PM

    The Lions are just glad Aaron Hernandez never played for them.

  5. dd393 says: Jul 7, 2013 1:56 PM

    So far, so good. But there’s plenty of time to go.

  6. bennyb82 says: Jul 7, 2013 3:05 PM

    The odds of a Lion’s player getting arrested in the next week just skyrocketed…

  7. rmc1995 says: Jul 7, 2013 3:16 PM

    The Mayhew/Schwartz era has had 5 offseasons. One offseason was definitely an aberration. Much to the dismay of Lion haters, this is not an era of enabling bad behavior.

  8. whatjusthapped says: Jul 7, 2013 4:21 PM

    The Lions are capable of losing a bunch of games whether their players get arrested in the off season or not. It must be in the drinking water because going 0-16 is a record likely never to be achieved again, but one hopes the Vikings will try.

  9. bmoreravens1012013 says: Jul 7, 2013 5:06 PM

    I’m not buying it (far as them having a winning season). Just wait til they lose a string of games, problems will commence on and off the field.

  10. GenXJay says: Jul 7, 2013 8:02 PM

    RoboCop was awesome.

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