Last season, the Detroit Lions finished strong by winning six of their final eight games, Matthew Stafford looked like a Pro Bowl quarterback and the defense looked much more like it did in 2014 than it did in the first half of the 2015 campaign. That being said, the bottom line is that the Lions finished 7-9 and were outclassed more than once when it came to overall team talent.
Heading into the 2016 offseason, there are question marks and needs that must be addressed by general manager Bob Quinn. If Quinn is able to get the job done in his first season as the Lions GM, the team will have a good shot at making a playoff run this coming season.
Nation, we give to you our Detroit Lions Offseason Wishlist: Blueprint to win now. If the Lions follow this blueprint, do not be surprised to see them in the NFL Playoffs at the end of the upcoming season.
[tps_title]Deal with the Calvin Johnson situation[/tps_title]
One of the biggest question marks this offseason is the status of Calvin Johnson. Johnson has yet to announce his final decision on whether or not he is going to retire from the game of football. That decision, no matter what it may be, will greatly effect what Bob Quinn decides to do this offseason, both when it comes to free agency and the NFL Draft.
If Johnson does indeed retire, like most seem to think he will, the Lions will be left with a hole at the receiver position. Golden Tate will likely slide into the No. 1 receiver role, but Quinn will have the task of finding somebody to line up on the opposite side of the ball.
Of course, if Johnson surprises us and decides to play another year, the Lions would be much less desperate to find a receiver and could focus on other positions of need.
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