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Would the Detroit Lions lose fans to a successful local XFL team?

The Detroit Lions, as well as the rest of the NFL, are in offseason mode. It’s time to plan and prepare for free agency and the draft as every team has visions of improving and becoming a contender.

The Lions have been rebuilding since 1957, with no sign of becoming a true contender. Talk about your long term project. For the media and fans, building a winner seems easy, but the truth of the matter is that it is a difficult business. We all criticize poor decisions with the aid of hindsight on our side.

Saying the Lions should have drafted either Ed Oliver or Devin Bush last April is an easier conclusion to jump to after seeing how badly difference-makers were needed on defense.