Last season, the Detroit Lions couldn't stay out of the headlines for their immature on-field antics. For a young team learning to win, growing pains like last year's are expected.
However, this offseason has been a nightmare plagued with DUIs, marijuana possession charges and a scuffle resulting in practice suspension.
The Lions have not only shown severe signs of immaturity, but have also made it a label of the team. There have been six arrests with Mikel Leshoure, Nick Fairley, Aaron Berry and Johnny Culbreath being the guilty parties. The Lions also had to deal with the on-field altercation between Titus Young and Louis Delmas which resulted in Young's banishment from the team's offseason workouts for about a week.
Matthew Stafford, Dominic Railoa and Kyle Vanden Bosch will resume their roles as team captains, but there are five other Lions who must assert themselves as leaders. These five can help spark a true turnaround with this team's character identity.