Detroit Lions: 5 Players That Underperformed in 2011 and Need to Step Up

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Detroit Lions: 5 Players That Underperformed in 2011 and Need to Step Up
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Not every player on the Detroit Lions roster elevated their play in 2011; in fact some guys had lackluster seasons.

Going 10-6 and reaching the playoffs was certainly a monumental improvement for the franchise and a great sign moving forward, but what if everyone played to the best of their abilities?

There are a select few Lions who struggled last season and must improve in 2012 to prove their worth to the organization.

Veterans and rookies alike saw their stats dwindle and their value drop as they were upstaged by other players.

So who put the pedal in reverse last season and needs to shift back into gear in the upcoming campaign?

Let's look at five Lions that underperformed in 2011 and need to step it up in 2012.

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