In 2014, the Lions turned in 4,030 passing yards. That number could increase in 2015, but it will not be because Detroit throws more.
At the NFL owners meetings this week, someone made a comment to Lions head coach Jim Caldwell about his quarterback Matthew Stafford.
“His offseason to this point has been pretty impressive,” Caldwell said Wednesday.
“It’s not going to look any different than it did last year,” Caldwell said Wednesday at the owners meetings.
One of the reasons the Lions believe they have a good chance to sign Suh is his apparent appreciation of the city and its surrounding areas.
Even if Suh comes back, the Detroit defense will not look the same. It will be difficult for the defense to make Austin look as good in 2015 as it made him look last season.
In Cooter’s first season as a quarterback coach, passer Matthew Stafford increased his accuracy and reduced his turnovers.
Detroit’s roster changed little from 2013 to 2014, but under Caldwell the team came much closer to maxing out its potential.
“Winning the games is the most important thing,” Mayhew continued.
Both free agents, Raiola and Sims have been stalwarts of the unit for years – Sims since 2010 and Raiola since 2001.