Found May 05, 2012 on
Detroit Sports 360:
Kyle Vanden Bosch
Green Bay Packers
New Orleans Saints
The 2012 NFL Draft has now come and gone, and as Detroit Lions fans, its now time for us to evaluate where we believe our favorite team stands in the grand scheme of the NFL. Now we know that we still have Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson, Jahvid Best and the rest of the offense. We also know what we have coming back on Defense with Kyle Vanden Bosch, Louis Delmas, Ndamukong Suh, and Cliff Avril. The true question we have staring us in the face now is…what have the Lions done to actually improve this team? Some would argue that with the punishments handed down to the New Orleans Saints, in the Bounty Gate scandal, that the Lions are automatically amongst the NFCs elite, with a chance to compete for our spot in the Super Bowl. To me this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Our Beloved Lions have done absolutely nothing in this offseason, that would lead me to believe that they are now any closer to the Super Bowl than they were when the Saints embarrassed them in the P...
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The Detroit Lions are a team on the climb. After going 0-16 in 2008, Detroit has slowly gotten better going 2-14, 6-10 and then 10-6 with a playoff appearance last year. The draft picks have been a main help in the rise of Detroit, but who are their best all-time draft picks?
10. Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle, Nebraska
Suh was drafted as the second overall pick in the...
The Detroit Lions made significant strides in 2011, but have failed to make the necessary steps to build upon their playoff run. This draft class was an opportunity fill some holes, especially on defense, but GM Martin Mayhew failed to land any impact players on the defensive side of the ball.
Riley Reiff could have been a justifiable 1st-round pick if he filled an immediate need...
Detroit Lions offensive tackle Jeff Backus has indicated that he’s right on schedule after undergoing offseason bicep surgery four months ago.
“It’s just building back the strength and getting back into the football stuff,” Backus told Detroitlions.com.
Backus has been working hard this offseason rehabbing at the Lions team facility, as well as participating in offseason...
The Lions will wait for clearance on RB Jahvid Best's ability to play. Plus, more news and notes from Allen Park.
DE Cliff Avril has yet to participate in Detroit's offseason workouts, choosing instead to work with a personal trainer while he negotiates with Lions' management over a long-term contract. Avril says the franchise tag Detroit placed on him creates unneccessary pressure heading into the 2012 season. "If you're under contract, and something happens where your production...
Jeff Backus figures he will be on the field when the Detroit Lions kick off OTAs at the end of the month. The left tackle has been recovering from torn right biceps suffered late in the season. He underwent surgery in January. At this point, according to the teams Web site, he is pretty much rebuilding strength in the arm. Backus has taken part in the voluntary offseason workout...
Lions left tackle Jeff Backus says hes right on schedule in his recovery from offseason bicep surgery he had four months ago according to Tim Twentyman of Detroilions.com. Backus injured his right bicep in the second half of the teams playoff loss to the Saints and had surgery shortly afterward in January. Its just building back the strength and getting back into the football...
Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson is not in jeopardy of losing his starting position, despite the recent addition of second-round pick Ryan Broyles. Burleson is on board with the teams strategy in regards to building their roster. Im a firm believer in just take the best athlete available, said Burleson. I dont care if its a guy in my position, or if its somebody...
It’s been a few days since the NFL Draft too place in New York City Music Hall, and we’ve had some time to digest the draft, let’s see if the collective reaction was reasonable.
First we must assess the Detroit Lions’ plan for Ryan Broyles now and going forward. As it currently stands, he comes in as the fourth receiver on the depth chart. It’s important to note that the...
Veteran running back Ryan Grant is scheduled to visit the Detroit Lions this weekend with the Packers showing little interest in bringing the unrestricted free agent back to Green Bay. The Lions' murky depth chart, topped by Jahvid Best (concussions) and Mikel Leshoure (marijuna arrest; possible suspension), includes only injury-prone veteran Kevin Smith as the one sure thing...