Lions to try offensive line by committee

A year after allowing 51 sacks, rushing for just 83.2 yards per game and going 0-16, new Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz says the team is ditching the designated offensive lineman role and instead will be employing an offensive line by committee approach this year. "We may use as many as five offensive linemen, all spread out in front of the quarterback and facing the defensive line. It's worth a shot," said Schwartz. "Just using a center wasn't working for them." While a new approach for the Lions, the offensive line by committee approach has been en vogue in football for the past century. "Sometimes you just have to give in to the latest trends," said Schwartz.