Lewand fully expects that the players Detroit picks today will fit into that “win now” vision and will be able to contribute immediately.
Lewand was asked about his vision for the Super Bowl, which was hosted at Ford Field in 2006.
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“It’s still about the game of football,” Lewand told season ticket holders Monday night at Ford Field.
Sheldon White, the vice president of pro personnel for the Detroit Lions, has an easier job now than he did a few years ago.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Wilson. He was a dear friend to Mr. and Mrs. Ford, the Ford Family and the Lions organization.
To many, it looked like the lack of a new deal with Ndamukong Suh would hamstring the Lions as they tried to build their 2014 roster.
“We had to be honest,” Lewand said. “The narrative was out there, and we honestly had two Plan A’s. They were two really good coaches.”
As far as which Big Ten teams will play in the bowl, Lewand said the selection process will be different than past years.
The Detroit Lions announced today that they have entered into a six-year partnership with the Big Ten Conference for a bowl game that will be played at Ford Field beginning in 2014.