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Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew believes that if his team can be a consistent contender over the next several years, they might be able to eventually bring home a championship.
“I think the key thing is to continue to perform at high level to get to the playoffs consistently, and then let the chips fall wherever the chips fall,” Mayhew said. “It’s hard to win a championship and have things line up for you the right way.
“We expect to do that eventually, but we want to keep being there, keep knocking on the door consistently.”
Mayhew believes continuity will help the Lions build a team that will eventually win a Super Bowl.
“I think the continuity we have going for us is one of those special things that a lot of the good teams, and good franchises have,” Mayhew said. “You look around the league at some of the model franchises that really have improved themselves by maintaining continuity and keeping their coaching staff in place and just building upon what th...
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When Detroit Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew was asked about outstanding performers this offseason, Lions fans may have expected the names Fairley and Best.
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Whos going to be that one replacement?
Based on offseason workouts, it appears to be third-year player Aaron Berry, taking over at right cornerback for Eric Wright, who signed as a free agent with Tampa Bay.
Berry received first-team reps...
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Not only is it a great place to learn and be amazed by a spectacular game, it's perhaps the best place on earth for a Detroit Lions' fan to dream.
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Tom Kowalski has posthumously won the 2012 Dick McCann Award for his contributions to pro football though his coverage of the Detroit Lions for 32 years.
The Professional Football Writers of America gave the award to the former Detroit Lions beat writer who died in August at age 51. He covered the Lions in parts of five decades, beginning at the Oakland Press in 1978 before moving...
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback R.J. Archer and released wide receiver Troy Burrell.The move that creates competition for Kellen Moore was announced Thursday.Archer was cut as a rookie free agent by the Minnesota Vikings two years ago. He plays for the Georgia Force in the Arena Football League.The former William and Mary standout will likely get...
These are the most up-to-date mock draft results from a fantasy football mock draft that I participated in on June 22nd, 2012. Players are starting to even out in their ranks as we gear up for fantasy football, and it is interesting to note the early risers like Trent Richardson of the Cleveland Browns, and the guys whose value is dropping like Michael Vick (Who I was...
Sometimes we forget that football is more than just a game. It is an entire entertainment industry.
While many fans look back with pride at the contributions that certain athletes have made to emotionally gripping moments on the field, few remember that the work on the side line contributes just as much.
Perhaps even more.
The Detroit Lions have for years been a franchise associated...