Re: Lions' Chances
I think Pettigrew's got good odds of being able to contribute immediately. In the case that Stafford wins the starting job, he'll need a security blanket to throw to, and Pettigrew would be great for him in the short passing game. Safety Louis Delma is underrated and he might be able to help that crappy secondary quickly. Runningback Aaron Brown I think has great chances of being the starting kick returner.
You cant forget what they did in FA either. Buchanon from the Bucs is a good corner, and I dont think he'll do too bad. The biggest thing they've done by far in FA though is the boost in the linebacker corp, trading for Julian Peterson and signing Larry Foote were great moves. That's a great change to the Lion's linebacker corp. Think about it: Ernie Sims, Julian Peterson, and Larry Foote. All of a sudden the 2nd tier of the Lions defense looks promising.