When you think of the Lions’ 2011 season, one of the first images that leap to your mind is most likely Ndamukong Suh’s Thanksgiving Day stomp, but there were plenty of other incidents that were cause for concern. Not even head coach Jim Schwartz was immune from having a hilarious and inappropriate lapse in judgment. But the idea that a young football team has discipline problems is not exactly shocking. The thought was that tumultuous season would be a learning experience, and in 2012 the Lions would grow up.
So far it isn’t going so well.