Lions: Did They Really Improve Offensively?

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Dec 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The Lions defeated the Bears 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receiver

The Lions wide receiver core hasn’t seen many significant upgrades and shouldn’t this offseason. The Lions could have drafted a wide receiver in later rounds, but wisely opted to fill holes instead. Detroit returns Golden Tate, who was fantastic in his first year in Detroit. Tate is a leader, and when Calvin Johnson and Tate are on the same field that’s as good of a duo as you’ll find in the NFL today.

The need for a third receiver is still present. Someone out of the group of Ryan Broyles, Corey Fuller and TJ Jones needs to stand out.

Detroit needs a guy to step up, however the most underrated offseason acquisition may be the guy who leads this battle, Lance Moore. Moore spent seven of his nine years in a Saints uniform. Joe Lombardi came from New Orleans, so he knows the system.

Stafford said of Moore; “He knows the system very well.” I’d put money down that he will be #3 on the Lions depth chart by the time the season rolls along.

Better, Same or Worse?

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