Three reasons Detroit Lions fans should panic, and three reasons they should not.

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The Detroit Lions preseason has looked sloppy, and the players have looked outmatched, Here are three glaring problems, and three in-house solutions.

The Detroit Lions are not a perfect team. We knew that going into the preseason. Everyone knew that going into the preseason. But some of the problems that have shown themselves in the first two games were issues that the team needed to have handled.

The Lions gave up a hundred yard receiving game to Carolina’s backup tight end last year. The problem then appears to be the problem now. Linebacker coverage is going to be an issue for the Lions.

Haloti Ngata was the only Lions defensive tackle that could throw a wrench into the gears of other teams running game last year. He has left in free agency, and the Lions were counting on young guys to step up. We’re still waiting for that to happen.

After watching their backup quarterback play as poorly as a quarterback ever has in his only regular season game last year, the Lions brought in some veteran competition. The results have been less than ideal. Neither player has been able to put together a good stretch against real NFL players.

The Detroit Lions have lost their first two preseason games. More importantly, the individual players that the Lions are likely to be relying on regularly have looked bad in two consecutive preseason games.

How much does any of that matter? Lions GM Bob Quinn brought in a few contingency plans to buffer the team against desperately needing the kids to develop. here are the three most glaring areas that are causing Lions fans to panic, and the three reasons that [erhaps they should caml down just a bit.