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Who is it going to be? Realistically, the Detroit Lions have to pick a player on Thursday. By the 23rd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, most of the high profile players will be off the board. There are more than enough holes to pick a player at any number of positions….and the defensive secondary comes directly to mind. The linebacking corp played pretty well during the season, yet behind a high powered defensive line the Lions ranked 23 against the run. Even though the offense was prolific at times, it struggled to run the ball and was very susceptible to delayed middle blitzes and strong pass rushers. On top of all that, the Detroit Lions top two running backs played 6 games between them in 2011. There are so many options, what’s a team to do?
The secondary was dismal last year. Some of the blame for that rests with the defensive front and a lack of pressure on the passer. That unit doesn’t have much depth, and the ton of injuries it suffered didn’t help. Of course there were also tho...
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Earlier we mentioned that the Detroit Lions are looking to trade up in order to draft Alabama safety Mark Barron. Now there’s a report from the Detroit Free-Press that they may also target South Carolina cornerback Stephen Gilmore if they’re able to move up.
The Lions need to upgrade their secondary and it looks like they’re trying to do so in the first round of tonight’s draft.
This is a solid selection for the Detroit Lions, but I’m not sure it was the right choice. Riley Reiff isn’t a left tackle, which is fine late in the 1st round, but Gosder Cherlius is already entrenched at right tackle. And if the Lions plan on moving Reiff or Cherlius to guard, then why not just take David DeCastro? It’s a questionable choice, but Reiff does have decent value here.
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson insists he doesn't fear the Madden Curse.
Some Lions' fans, however, are hoping the local star actually loses to Carolina quarterback Cam Newton in the final voting to determine the featured player on the cover of EA Sports' "Madden NFL 13" cover. The winner will be announced Wednesday at 5 p.m.
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Calvin Johnson has joined his Detroit Lions teammates for voluntary, care-free workouts this week.
The All-Pro receiver can run, lift weights and catch passes without stressing about contract negotiations or answering questions about entering the last year of his deal.
Johnson had one season left on the contract he got as the No. 2 pick in the 2007 NFL draft when he signed an eight...
Although the NFL Season is still some 4 months away from its official kickoff, Football fever is in full effect for Detroit Lions fans, as the NFL draft takes place. With returning 5000 yard passer Matthew Stafford, all-pro receiver Calvin Johnson, hard hitting Safety Louis Delmas, and a Defensive Line that includes Ndamukong Suh, Kyle Vanden Bosch, and the franchised Cliff Avril...
Calvin Johnson will be the next athlete featured on the cover of the absurdly popular Madden video game series. Megatron defeated Cam Newton in the finals of the 64 player tournament to get the honor. Johnson now gets the privilege of being hounded by questions about if the Madden curse is real and if he will be able to avoid a catastophric injury. Here's the announcement that...
Well Detroit Lions, you had a good run. Your team was solid last season and you could have been a legitimate contender this time around. Unfortunately, the American people hate you. They’ve set your star player up to fall down a flight of stairs, slip on a banana peel and into a mound of glass, or possibly get “accidentally” elbowed by Metta World Peace at a nightclub....
Detroit Lions fans better start rubbing a lucky rabbits foot, carry around lucky coins, and wishing upon a star because wide receiver Calvin Johnson defeated Cam Newton to win the high profile cover for Madden ’13. But what comes along with the cover is something most athletes and fans truly believe exists; the Madden Curse. [...]
Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson beat out Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the final fan voting for the cover athlete for EA Sports' "Madden NFL 13." "Everybody played Madden coming up. Everybody saw the guys that were on the cover," Johnson said. "I remember when I was in college I was a big Madden player, it's a big deal, it's a big deal...
In the third round, results become less predictable as available players vary and a team's true draft grades on available players become more difficult to accurately assess. Lions' insider Mike Mady evaluates the best possible options for the Detroit Lions at pick No. 85.
I ain’t afraid of no jinx: Calvin Johnson will bravely head into next season as the coverboy for Madden 13.
Detroit Lions receiver CALVIN JOHNSON bested Carolina Panthers QB CAM NEWTON in the final online voting for the honor of gracing the cover of EA Sports’ Madden 13 video game cover on Wednesday in Times Square.
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When it comes to predicting the Detroit Lions' No. 23 pick overall in Thursday's first round of the NFL Draft, flip a coin.
There are so many different scenarios that could develop depending on what happens with teams selecting in front of them and which talented players slide down from earlier projections.
"I've been through this process before where you have...