Commentary

Scouts Inc. team capsules: Lions

Matthew Stafford will keep the offense basic and the defense has miles to go

Originally Published: September 4, 2009
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.

After a lot of offseason film study and conversations with NFL coaches and scouts, this is a quick look at each team's offense and defense heading into the regular season. It is a capsule of what philosophy we likely will see on both sides of the ball as well as who is calling the shots. Here: the Detroit Lions.

Scouts 2009 capsule -- Detroit Lions

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Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.