Hope springs eternal in the NFL this time of year. Your favorite team has retooled, plugged critical roster holes, shuffled the coaching staff and looks poised to take the league by storm. The Detroit Lions certainly felt that way a year ago, then they went out and lost ten games. Oops.
Upending a roster rarely yields instant turnaround success, but as the old saying goes, if you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse. Many teams are in a position where they can’t afford to get worse.
Changes are inevitable every offseason, for practically each NFL team.