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Kyle Vanden Bosch
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
1. How hot should Jim Schwartz's seat be in Detroit?After a breakout 2011 campaign which saw the Lions snap an eleven-season postseason drought by going 11-5, the team took a step back in 2012 by going 4-12. The struggles had a lot to do with Matthew Stafford's slow start to the season and a defense that struggled to force turnovers. Ultimately, for as much credit as Schwartz got for reaching the postseason last season, he equally deserves the same portion of blame. Schwartz has done a magnificent job of turning around a Lions organization that became the first team in NFL history to finish winless since the league went to a 16-game schedule when former head coach Rod Marinelli's crew did that in 2008. The team really began to show promise towards the end of the 2010 season, winning their final four games after the team had drafted impact players Matthew Stafford (#1 overall in 2009) and Ndamukong Suh (#3 overall in 2010). Ultimately, the team has enough talent on offens...
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When Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz arrived to the team in 2009, he brought along the wide-9 technique that had helped him be successful with the Titans. A scheme predicated on pressure on opposing quarterbacks, it highlighted the strength of the Lions defense which was the defensive line.
However, after a disappointing season that only resulted in 4 wins changes may need...
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew admits that he made a mistake in relying on Jahvid Best being healthy for the 2012 season. He’s now going to make sure he picks up a back to replace Best for next season.
“We need that shifty back that can come in and be a change-of-pace guy and catch passes out of the backfield,” Mayhew said.
“A guy that can run routes and get...
A 1 million lawsuit against Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for an automobile accident 13 months ago in Portland, Ore., has been settled out of court, according to a broadcast report.
Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, said FOX television affiliate in Portland.
The accident occurred around 1 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2011 in downtown Portland. Suh, who attended high...
Only one team in the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals, has more unrestricted free agents this year than the Detroit Lions, based on data from Pro Football Focus.
The Lions still have 22 UFAs from their roster after re-signing linebackerspecial-teams standout Ashlee Palmer and safety Don Carey.
Fifteen of those players started at least one game in 2012, including five of the core regulars...
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh settled a lawsuit filed by a woman who was in Suh’s car when he crashed in his hometown of Portland, Oregon in December 2011.
Saadia Van Winkle, the plaintiff, was a passenger in Suh’s car. Her suit sought $1 million from Suh claiming negligence, recklessness and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The suit also accused Suh of...
The Lions drafted him with immediate intentions of bolstering their special teams, and he spent the final seven games inactive.
But with their defensive end position in flux entering the off-season, general manager Martin Mayhew said rookie Ronnell Lewis might be a potential fix as a pass rusher.
"I think he's going to be a factor going forward," Mayhew said in...
The Lions had a grand total of four runs of 20-plus yards this season three by running back Joique Bell and one by receiver Mike Thomas, Tim Twentyman of Detroitlions.com reports.
That was tied with San Diego for the fewest in the league. For comparisons sake, the Vikings led the NFL with 33.
A lot of that can be attributed to big-play threat Jahvid Best never being able...
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has settled a lawsuit that arose from his wreck while he was suspended from the NFL in 2011.
Suh smashed up a muscle car he owned in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 3, 2011, while serving a suspension for stomping on the arm of Green Bay Packers offesnsive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith. A woman was injured in the crash of the 1970 Chevy Chevelle...