Lions working to restore order

Detroit needs to prove that off-field distractions won't undermine its lofty goals

Originally Published: August 1, 2012
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The first day of the Detroit Lions' training camp ended with head coach Jim Schwartz stepping away from a throng of reporters and trudging toward the first padded beam he could find inside the team's indoor facility. Plagued by an aching back that had pained him at the end of practice, he exhaled audibly as he gently leaned against the support and slid to the turf. In some ways, Schwartz looked as exhausted as the players who'd just been running full-tilt for the previous ...

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