Lions suffer a setback

Paul KasprzakContributor IMay 3, 2010

The Detroit Lions are in the midst of revamping their defensive line with a trade for defensive tackle Corey Williams, signing of free agent defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, and the drafting of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

However, the Lions have suffered a setback with the death of defensive line coach Bob Karmelowicz following an illness.

Karmelowicz at the University of Miami helped Warren Sapp transition from tight end to defensive tackle and with the Kansas City Chiefs developed defensive end Jared Allen into on of the best pass rushers in the National Football League.

In the end, the loss of Karmelowicz is a huge loss for the Lions.