[247sports.com] Detroit Lions OTA practice notes: T.V. screens added to field

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(Photo: www.detroitlions.com)

By MAX DEMARA May 24

The Detroit Lions are getting back to the swing of things on the practice fields during the OTA sessions, and with the media allowed to stop by and take a look, it quickly became clear that there's been a little bit of redecorating around Allen Park with Matt Patricia at the helm. Forever, the Lions fields have been the same with generic scoreboards, but now, the Lions have gotten on the cutting edge and added a television screen to allow them to get a quick look at plays and make adjustments on the fly.

Additionally, LeGarrette Blount got his ground game off to a big start with some of the first carries of his Lions career captured on video, and the Lions played a pretty diverse set list of rock n' roll during their session. Afterwards, players chatted with media members about what they've been up to during the sessions lately, and names like Golden Tate, Frank Ragnow and Luke Willson updated folks as to their progress at this point in time thus far in offseason camp. There were also updates on which players were limited in practice or not doing too much, and thoughts of Tate on the new anthem rule the league has rolled out.

The biggest news was probably the additions of the screens, though. They should help the Lions ability to adjust and perfect their practices, something which will be important in the long run as it relates to getting the team in the right place on the field.