Lions signed head coach Jim Schwartz to a multi-year contract extension.
Detroit's recent string of arrests has cast a dark light on one of the most impressive rebuilding projects the NFL has seen in quite some time. Schwartz and GM Martin Mayhew have been at the controls, turning a team that went 0-16 in 2008 into a playoff club in 2011. The Lions' won-loss record has improved in four straight seasons, and they've put together one of the league's most explosive passing offenses to go with a ferocious front seven on defense. If they get the secondary fixed and keep the offensive backfield healthy, the Lions will have many more postseason trips in their future.