Detroit lacking experience in key areas

Updated: July 30, 2003, 11:30 AM ET
By John Clayton |
Clearly, the Lions are at the bottom of the league in proven talent. Their best offensive lineman last season was guard Ray Brown, who was signed in the middle of training camp and is 40 years old. Lions coach Steve Mariucci is allowing Brown to report to camp a couple of weeks late just to preserve his body and mind for the 16-game grind.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer