7 Reasons Why Detroit Lions Will Be Even Better in 2012

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7 Reasons Why Detroit Lions Will Be Even Better in 2012
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Even with a surprising 10-6 record last season, there are seven reasons the Detroit Lions will be better in 2012.

The steady improvement of the Lions over the past three years has validated all the changes the franchise has incurred since they cleaned house in 2009.

Jim Schwartz has instilled a winning attitude that has been fueled by a nucleus of young talent, and Martin Mayhew has been just as instrumental in procuring the talent and flipping the 53-man roster in just a few short seasons.

Let’s not forget Tom Lewand and how he was able to re-sign Calvin Johnson this offseason.

I could reiterate how important Calvin is for the Lions' improvement next season, but that would be no more beneficial than if I reminded you that a smaller bikini on Kate Upton would improve her look.

Some things just don't need to be said.

But how can the Lions put together their first back-to-back winning seasons since 1995?

The following are what I feel are the seven most important reasons the Lions will improve on last year’s surprising campaign and why the best is yet to come.

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