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Peter King Explains How Lions Culture Has Changed

Larry Rupp
Peter King explains how the Detroit Lions' culture has quickly changed.
Peter King explains how the Detroit Lions' culture has quickly changed. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Detroit Lions finished with a dismal 5-11 record last season, but they'll look to get things going in the right direction in 2021. There was a lot of change in the organization this offseason that included bringing in a new general manager (Brad Holmes), head coach (Dan Campbell) and starting quarterback (Jared Goff).

Peter King reported that all of these changes have allowed the culture surrounding the team to improve as well. There is a newfound intensity from both the players and the coaching staff that should get Detroit fans excited for the future of the franchise.

The tides began to to turn in just one move as the Lions front office was beyond thrilled to draft offensive lineman Penei Sewell at No. 7 overall this past weekend. A video from their draft room features grown men jumping up and down in happiness after their selection.

Sewell was quite thrilled as well. You could hear in his post-draft interview how grateful he was to be in Detroit and how ready he was to get started. Despite not having a true star on the roster, the Lions could use this newfound momentum and surprise some people next season.

The Lions aren't expected to be a playoff team or anything, but they could make some noise just by improving from their record last season. It seems like that is certainly a possibility now.

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