The pass rush is a problem.

That was true last year, when the Detroit Lions sacked opposing quarterbacks on just 4.38% of dropbacks, worse than everyone in the league except the Miami Dolphins. They had a lot of other issues on defense last year, of course, but their inability to make quarterbacks uncomfortable was debilitating. So they went to work, bringing in a new pass-rushing defensive tackle (Nick Williams) and a new pass-rushing linebacker (Jamie Collins) and spent a third-round pick on a new edge rusher (Julian Okwara) and even hired a new playcaller (Cory Undlin).

After all that, they’ve been even worse.

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