For the Detroit Lions the 2010 season was never about winning the Super Bowl. It was about rectifying wrongs within the organization and establishing an identity.
Led by a foundation of young play-makers, the Lions finished the 2010 regular season on a four game win streak that has rejuvenated the franchise.
It seems as if Detroit has finally assembled the offensive fire power necessary to contend in the NFC North’s “Black and Blue” division and return to NFL legitimacy.
However, the road to success is a long winding one.
The Detroit Lions annually enjoy one of the National Football Leagues most ruthless schedules.
With away games at Tampa Bay, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, and Green Bay, the Lions will be tested early and often.
Fortunately for the Lions, it looks as if the organization has finally put itself in the position to be competitive, week in and week out.
Here are my projections for some of Detroit’s youngest brightest stars in 2011.