Found July 13, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
Friday the 13th usually means bad luck, but for Drew Brees Friday the 13th was good to him when he was given a brand new contract. The New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees agreed to a new five-year, $100 Million deal that comes with $60 million guaranteed. Not only did this deal help the Saints [...]

Stafford offers hope for future

BY MICHAEL J. I've turned into my father. Too often now, I find myself pining for the past and bemoaning the here and now -- especially the kids of today. So it was a pleasant surprise to hear what Lions quarterback Matt Stafford, still a kid at 24, had to say after winning the ESPY award for Best Comeback Athlete on Wednesday night. Stafford thanked...

Analyzing Five Detroit Lions Who Must Stay Consistent for Team Success in 2012

  This summer, as part of looking ahead to the 2012 NFL season, we're going in-depth to analyze the Detroit Lions' roster. In August, we'll embark on in-depth previews of each position. This week, we're telling you about the players who must remain consistent in 2012 after their outstanding 2011 seasons. It's easy to single out players who must improve their...

Lions DT Nick Fairley: “I’m a great guy.”

Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press We all know that Detroit Lions second year defensive tackle had an eventful offseason  He was arrested twice in two months – once in early April for marijuana possession and once in late May for suspicion of drunk driving. Fairley remained silent for weeks after his second arrest until apologizing to fans on his Facebook page.  Since then, there...

Cliff Avril losing optimism on getting a long-term deal before Monday’s deadline

The clock is ticking for the Lions and Cliff Avril to work out a long-term deal before Monday’s 4PM ET deadline or else Avril will have to play the 2012 season under a $10.6 million dollar franchise tag. During an interview with NFL Radio on Tuesday, Avril seemed optimistic that the two sides would reach an agreement. However as the deadline looms the defensive end is starting...

The Sports Truth Show Episode 2

The Sports Truth Show’s 2nd Episode of Season 2 at Fifth Avenue Royal Oak covered the latest topics in Detroit Sports and National headlines of the Penn State scandal. Co-Hosts Chris Renwick and Dave Danese went over Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s recent win of comeback player of the year on the ESPYS, Detroit Red [...]

Packers WR Greg Jennings questions the Detroit Lions.

Packers WR Greg Jennings fired off the first shots in the battle for the NFC North yesterday. To read this article, please click the link below.

Plumbing the NFC North Depths: Special Teams

This'll be the final piece of the series - we've covered every other unit except the kicker, punter and returner(s), so now it's time to do that. And because it's unlikely that teams will have backup kickers and punters (you know, disregarding the whole "kickoff specialist" thing...), in order to give this a little more substance than just ranking the individuals...

Comparing the Incomparable: Calvin vs Barry

Before Calvin Johnson gave defensive coordinators fits, another in the honolulu blue did the same. Lions insider Mike Mady evaluates and compares the impact of two of the greatest to ever wear a Detroit Lions uniform.

Greg Jennings questions Lions' composure

You really cant argue with Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings analysis of the Detroit Lions. Hes dead on. You just might question his intelligence for giving one of his teams division rivals, a club coming off a 10-win playoff season, such bulletin-board material a couple weeks before training camp opens. During an interview with the NFL Network, Jennings openly questioned the Lions...

Ndamukong Suh spotted on a dating show

Getty Images Just last week New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowki was on the FOX dating show The Choice, this week it’s Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Suh was on Thursday night’s show with  Dean Cain, Dr. Robert Nettles, and Tyson Beckford.  The only guy besides Suh that I’ve heard of is Dean Cain. I guess this is the route some single NFL players are...
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