The Lions were expected to be good in 2011, but not many believed that Jim Schwartz's team would be 5-1 leading to their Week 7 game against the Falcons.
The loss came last week to the San Francisco 49ers, a defensive unit that shuts down the run. Jahvid Best is best when used sparingly to keep the spring in his step as he hasn't proven to be a number one back without being in a time share situation. Best's concussion situation leaves the team unsure about when and how effective he'll play when coming back.
Peyton Hillis would give Detroit the power back they have wanted since drafting Mikel LeShoure. The front office has used their draft picks wisely the past three seasons but the organization should use some money in free agency this time around.
LeShoure being on the roster will hurt a potential deal from occurring, but the NFL is all about parity. The Lions may not be in this same situation again and the team needs to do many things to assure winning now.
The deal won't go down unless LeShoure doesn't show the explosiveness Detroit drafted him with in the offseason.