Found March 24, 2013 on
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Last season the Lions let down their fans by missing the playoffs. The expectations were high but they had a difficult schedule and I saw 10 wins as the ceiling. Calvin Johnson is a beast and set the all time single season record for receiving but, those stats don't win games. I watched every snap of every Lions game and their offense is inconsistent. What I saw was a team that could not run the ball and had only one healthy receiver in CJ. Most of the time the Lions fell behind early and spent the second half targeting CJ the entire game. Let's be honest, most of the yards were in garbage time. Now that Free Agency is slowing down, let's take a look at what the Lions offense and grade each unit. QB - Grade A+ Stafford is the superstar QB, he has the potential to be a Top 5 QB for years to come in the NFL. Shaun Hill is a solid proven starter that likes his role in Detroit. Kellen Moore is a nice story but you don't want to see him on the field. RB ...
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The Detroit Lions really stole the show on the second day of 2013 NFL Free Agency with the re-signing of CB Chris Houston and additions of ex-Seahawks DT Jason Jones, ex-Dolphins RB Reggie Bush and ex-Texans safety Glover Quin.
Albeit Detroit has been very quite on the open market since then (only re-signing center Dylan Gandy and safety Louis Delmas and announcing the retirement...
To go from the playoffs to 4-12 in one season, some individual performances had to regress significantly.
To go back the other way -- and return to contention in 2013 - the Detroit Lions will need certain players to make a turnaround.
Here are five who could have a major impact if they can take their production to a higher level:
1. Cornerback Bill Bentley
The Lions improved...
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson had a historic 2012 season, setting a new NFL record with 1,964 receiving yards. Perhaps his most impressive feat is that he did this despite going against Richard Sherman and Charles Tillman, the two cornerbacks who made the All-Pro team, in three of his 16 games. In other words, [...]The post A closer look at Calvin Johnson’s historic...
Over the next week or so I will be looking at each team division by division to see exactly where each of them stands now that the bulk of free agency is completed. There were teams that raised their stock and teams that saw theirs plummet. Today I start with the NFC North.
The Lions made some solid moves during free agency that will certainly raise their expectations...