"Of course," Fairley told the Lions' team site on Thursday. "We're going to give guys trouble, man. It's like pick your poison this year with our defensive line. You cannot come in and double-team Ndamukong and you can't come in and double-team me.
The defensive end group has been rebuilt, but the Lions are betting on the guys inside making them look better on the outside. We have doubts about the Lions' depth at linebacker and cornerback, but Fairley's assessment isn't so crazy. The Lions' entire defense is built around the defensive-tackle duo, and we can't think of a better tandem in the league. This deserves another post.