Two days of training camp are now in the books for the Detroit Lions, the last team to kick off the annual rite of summer football passage.
First impressions can often be lasting ones, and with a new coaching staff in Detroit it's been an opportunity for all these players to create momentum in one direction or another for Jim Caldwell and his assistants.
It's still quite early in the evaluation process but early reports from beat writers and camp observers indicate there are already some players trending up or down. It will be interesting to see if these initial trends stick, or if the perceptions change as the preseason inches closer.
Practices are open to the public over the next four days, the first opportunity for fans that are not season ticket holders to view the team. The complete camp schedule can be found here on the team's official website.