It has been a long, painful offseason, but with the start of training camp around the NFL, we can officially say we've moved out of the "offseason" phase and into the NFL preseason phase.
I know the first preseason game doesn't technically start for a few more days, but...the NFL preseason starts in a few days. Get excited.
Of course, with the start of training camp comes the most legitimate football action we've seen since the Super Bowl, and after almost six months of football starvation, we have a tendency to...shall we say, overemphasize some things.
There have been only a few days' worth of training camp, but there are already plenty of stories emanating from the front lines, ranging in impact from thrilling to catastrophic. Of course, nothing of any serious impact has really happened in training camp—yet.
But we're starved for real NFL action and news, and after months of buildup and anticipation, the slightest ripple looks like a tidal wave.
That's why I'm here to fill you in on the early happenings in the Lions' training camp if you haven't heard and to talk you down from the ledge if you have.