Lions camp preview

Updated: July 19, 2006, 2:19 PM ET
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.

Three Burning Questions

How will the Lions respond to Rod Marinelli's "tough love" approach?
Marinelli's former players swear by him, and that is one of the reasons he got this job. He is a taskmaster, but he is fair and will weed out the guys who don't want to work. He has been quoted as saying that he wants a lot of "gym rats," guys who love to be around the game, and that's what he will get. This will not be a country club atmosphere. The coaches will preach technique and hustle, and it will be a brutal training camp with a lot of hitting. There will be some grumbling, but it won't matter. Right now the only voice that counts is Marinelli's.
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.