Lions part ways with Anthony Lynn, head into offseason optimistic with Detroit's direction

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

Allen Park — A hurricane of change washed over the NFC North on Monday, with potentially the biggest upheaval yet to come, but the Detroit Lions enter the offseason on a relatively calm note, with uncharacteristic optimistim accompanying an all-too-familiar last-place finish. 

The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings were the big newsmakers Monday, with those franchises relieving both their general managers and head coaches of their positions. In a next few weeks, those organizations will have new leadership and a new direction, both potentially entering rebuilds similar to the one the Lions started a year ago. 

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