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One of the smartest things the Detroit Lions could do now would be to send Jim Schwartz on another draft mission:  go talk with Kyle Vanden Bosch once again.  But this time, the conversation might revolve around making KVB a “mentor-coach” for the team. Kyle Vanden Bosch’s skills as a defensive end are undeniable, however age and injuries have worked to limit his effectiveness and playing time for the past couple of seasons.  But his contagious work ethic and attitude are what may be considered indispensable for the Detroit Lions right now... Read more

Report: Riley Rieff to start at left tackle for the Detroit Lions this season

After a big shake up to the Detroit Lion’s offensive line this offseason led to uncertainty as to who would play left tackle, through Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions confirmed that last year’s first round pick, Riley Reiff will start at left tackle this season. Birkett mentions guard as another position the Lions considered playing Reiff at. Reiff’s position...

Detroit Lions Take Leaps of Faith in 2013 NFL Draft

The Detroit Lions did a pretty solid job addressing the majority of their needs in the 2013 NFL Draft. While some suggest their first-round selection was a reach, the move was expected after the top three offensive tackles were snatched up by the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles. Photo Credit: It was also evident the club coveted...

Watch Barry Sanders’ high school highlights (VIDEO)

Barry Sanders – the newest cover boy for Madden ’25 – shared this awesome video to his official YouTube page yesterday, showing highlights from his playing days back at Wichita North High School in Kansas. It contains a lot of grainy, mid-80′s quality video, but you can still get a sense of just how special Sanders – wearing number 3 – was, even at a young age. Now for...

Lions GM Martin Mayhew on Tim Tebow: 'never say never'

While other teams are responding with a "hell no" when asked about the possibility of recently cut Tim Tebow joining their team, Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew wasn't quite so adamant about it. If fact, he's open to it... only slightly, saying "I feel good about our quarterbacks right now... We’ve got four on our roster and we typically go with four. ...

Grading Some New Detroit Lions: The Two Best and Two Worst Picks of Their 2013 NFL Draft

Though everyone might not like every selection the Detroit Lions made in the NFL Draft, most can agree that guard Larry Warford from Kentucky was a steal in round three (btaustin, Flickr) Traditionally, when the NFL Draft finally concludes, prognosticators like to attach letter grades to a team’s entire body of work. Since that gets so boring, we’ve instead chosen to grade the...

Does sorry make it better for Ronnell Lewis?

Ronnell Lewis walked into Martin Mayhew’s office and offered up an apology for the foolishness that put him in jail in Norman , Oklahoma two weekends ago. Everything is good, right?  Maybe.  Maybe not, but it took a relatively big man to swallow a little pride and stand contritely before the General Manager and state that he was wrong and apologize for his actions. According...

Lions open to signing Tim Tebow

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew likes the quarterbacks he has on his current roster, but he’s also open to the idea of  bringing in Tim Tebow. “I feel good about our quarterbacks right now,” Mayhew said, per “We’ve got four on our roster and we typically go with four. But I’m the kind of guy who never says never.” Mayhew though isn’t open to...

Lions made solid decisions in 2013 NFL Draft

A popular viewpoint seems to be that the Detroit Lions took a risk by drafting Brigham Young defensive end Ziggy Ansah with the fifth pick overall because hes only been playing football for three years. Heres a much bigger risk: not having an elite athlete to pressure the quarterback these days in the NFL. For years, the Lions have been criticized for ignoring obvious needs while...

Detroit Lions select Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina 132nd Overall

With the 132nd pick in the 2013 NFL draft, a compensatory selection, the Detroit Lions selected defensive Devin Taylor from the University of South Carolina. Taylor joins an already well-stocked defensive line, so he is likely to see limited action his rookie season. Bio Taylor grew up in South Carolina and helped his high school football [...]The post Detroit Lions select Devin...

Detroit Lions 2013 NFL Draft breakdown

In recent years, general manager Martin Mayhew and the Detroit Lions have used the draft philosophy of taking the best player available, and for the most part, it has paid off. But following the departure of Cliff Avril, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Lawrence Jackson, and Sammie Hill, it was clear that the Lions needed to reload along the defensive front and take a more need-based approach...

Detroit Lions select Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi, 36th overall

With the 36th pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions selected cornerback Darius Slay out of Mississippi State. Detroit has needed to reinforce its secondary for some time, and Slay should do just that. Bio A native of Georgia, Slay attended Brunswick High School, where he played both sides of the ball at running back [...]The post Detroit Lions select Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi...

Detroit Lions select Larry Warford, G, Kentucky, 65th overall

With the 65th pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions selected Guard Larry Warford from the University of Kentucky. Let’s take a moment to get to know the newest Lion and see how he fits on the roster. Bio Born in San Diego, Warford started out as a basketball player his freshman and sophomore [...]The post Detroit Lions select Larry Warford, G, Kentucky, 65th overall by...

2013 NFL Draft Team Grades: Detroit Lions

First Round: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU With the three big tackles off the board, the Lions pretty much had no choice but to go pass rusher here. Ansah certainly has some bust potential, but he also has crazy athleticism and could be JPP 2.0, according to many scouts. If they can get the most out of him, he will be a big difference maker on the defensive side of the ball for Detroit...

Lions finally harvest SEC talent

FOUR-DOWN TERRITORY First down: The SEC has long been considered the most talented conference in college football, but the Detroit Lions hadnt been taking advantage of it. That is, until this year. The Lions had drafted only three SEC players -- cornerback Ramzee Robinson (Alabama) in the seventh round in 2007, quarterback Matthew Stafford (Georgia) with the first pick overall...
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