Found November 16, 2012 on
The Sports Bank:
The state of Illinois football has long been declared a disaster area. FEMA will be sending aid soon to clean up the wreckage created my Superstorm Tim Beckman. Actually, the true creator of this mess is Athletic Director Mike Thomas, but that’s another column for another time. Clearly, Beckman is in way over his head, and Thomas had no clue what he was doing when he hired him.
I’ve seen NFL mock drafts with four Illini defenders being taken in the first three rounds. And what has Beckman been able to do with that talent on defense? 31.5 ppg against. second to last in the Big Ten.
They’re also last in the league in scoring. So hey, at least there’s balance. Illinois really has no chance to win a game again this season. Purdue is awful, but they at least have a single conference victory. And they’ll be playing the Illini with bowl eligibility on the line. They’ve been much more competitive in their losses than Illinois. The Illini are the worst team in a very bad conference. The lea...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Lions are disappointing their fans this season. This week their weak defense is facing Aaron Rodgers. I just hope they don't give up 50.
After a rough Week 10, I'm sitting at 92-54-1. Who wants to keep track of a tie.
Let's see if I can turn this around this week.
Arizona at Atlanta - The Cards need to get some production from the QB position...
The Detroit Lions placed safety Amari Spievey on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season, to make room for cornerback Drayton Florence on the 53-man roster.
Spievey, a third-round draft pick out of Iowa in 2010, missed the last three games because of a concussion. It was his second concussion in less than a year.
Florence, who underwent surgery for a broken forearm in mid-September...
Start slow, finish strong.
The Detroit Lions know the drill all too well.
They've done just that in most of the first nine games with mixed results. Standing at 4-5 entering the FOX America's Game of the Week against visiting Green Bay (1 p.m. ET Sunday), the Lions must now rally for a postseason berth.
Why it has come to this makes Detroit the NFL's most enigmatic...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Calvin Johnson has that look right now of an elite athlete who refuses to be denied.
It wasn't enough to help his team, the Detroit Lions, win their last game in Minnesota, but Johnson certainly did all he could do.
His 12 catches for 207 yards and one touchdown added up to quite a performance under the circumstances.
Johnson hasn't been practicing much...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's desperation time for the Detroit Lions. Though coach Jim Schwartz does not want to admit it, the 4-5 Lions need to beat the Packers this weekend in order to keep their season alive.Detroit is in last place in the NFC North and has lost all three division games its played so far; two to the Minnesota Vikings (6-4) and one to the Chicago Bears (7-2)."...
On the precipice of pulling themselves out of the depths of disappointment and heading in the direction of a surprise playoff team, the Detroit Lions laid an egg against the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday and ultimately showed they are still … Continue reading →
According to an anonymous NFC scout, Detroit Lions defensive tackle is “coddled” and an “underachiever” (Credit: AP Photo)
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham was none too happy with an anonymous NFC scout’s critique of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. According to the scout, Suh is ”one example of a football culture that coddles elite players and...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Several Detroit Lions were upset about what they felt were cheap shots in last week's game against the Vikings, and the NFL apparently agreed, fining Minnesota linebacker Jasper Brinkley and safety Mistral Raymond this week.
Brinkley was fined 21,000 and Raymond 7,875 for hits that came three plays apart during Minnesota's 34-24 win. The Lions were also...
First, he sighed.
Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch then replied not with a name but a jersey number - "12" - when asked what had stood out about Green Bay's offense during his pregame video study.
That's the kind of dehumanizing effect Aaron Rodgers can have on opposing defenses.
No NFL quarterback is hotter entering the FOX America's Game...
The Detroit Lions have watched Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers rise to league stardom on the field -- and off the field, with the endless "Discount Double Check" commercials. Although they have respect for their NFC counterparts, as one Lions defender stated, "there's no love lost between the two of us."