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Every season in the NFL there are teams that finish near the bottom of the standings that make you shake you head with shock and confusion. On the other side of the coin, the teams that win a division and make you say, “where did they come from?” There are three teams in which these perplexing categories apply. The following contenders and pretenders will give hope, or take it away, from those that call themselves fans.
The Lions should have been better, and most of the NFL world would agree. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson had a slow start in regards to scoring touchdowns, but was racking up huge yards all season.… Read more
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The Lions had major regression in their 2012 run, a season that saw a re-energized fan base bail on their team before Thanksgiving. After battling back to 4-4 the Lions lost the last 8 games of the season as the blame and backlash fell upon the team during their free fall and at the end of the season.
Heading into next season there’s a number of things the Lions will need to do...
It’s been just over a year and yet again, I’m writing another piece on how to fix the Lions. Unfortunately the Lions are more broken than we thought, and the only good news is that there are a lot of free agents that will be available. The bad news? The Lions were absolutely destroyed by the old CBA and they have a ton of money tied up in a few players; specifically Matt...
According to Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew the Lions will not be using their franchise tag on defensive end Cliff Avril or any other player that will become an unrestricted free agent in the coming months, per Dave Birkett.
“I would love to be here, but I know how this thing shakes out. I know how this works,” Avril said. “This is basically my third off-season going into...
The Detroit Lions have parted ways with special teams coordinator Danny Crossman.
The team announced Monday that Crossman would not return next season. Crossman's coaching was scrutinized after Detroit became the first team since at least 1940 to give up a kickoff and a punt return for touchdowns in consecutive games last season.
The Lions hired running backs coach Curtis Modkins...
As the Packers were getting ready to be eliminated from the playoffs by San Francisco 49ers, Lions DT Ndamukong Suh made sure to get his shots in at the Green Bay defensive line as they jumped offsides on a crucial 4th and 1.
Football 101 for Dummies. D-Line DO NOT jump on 4th & 1 Yard to go!!!!
— Ndamukong Suh (@ndamukong_suh) January 13, 2013
Unsurprisingly Suh, who came...
Tampa Bay receiver Vincent Jackson has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl, replacing Detroit's Calvin Johnson, who broke the NFL's single- season record for reception yards in 2012.
The NFL made the announcement Tuesday.
Jackson led the Bucs with career bests of 72 receptions and 1,384 yards after signing with them as a free agent last winter.
Johnson had 122 receptions and...
After a disappointing 2012 season, the Lions are beginning to make changes to their coaching staff for the 2013 season. While no changes were made on the defensive side of the ball, there were numerous changes on offense and special teams.
Detroit hired former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins to become the new running backs coach. Last season under Modkins, the...
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh didn't endear himself to the Twitter world during Green Bay's loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.
With a lengthy, work-filled NFL offseason upon the Detroit Lions, team insider Mike Mady breaks down the team's offensive line, and potential changes in 2013.
The Detroit Lions continue to put together its coaching staff for the 2013 season.
Along with the hiring of Bobby Johnson to coach tight ends, the Lions are adding Curtis Modkins to coach the running backs, and promoting assistant offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn to take over that position group.
Modkins comes from Buffalo, where he was the Bills offensive coordinator...
With a little more than three months left before the 2013 NFL Draft, we take a look at who some of the experts have the Detroit Lions selecting in their mock drafts.
• Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
The Lions’ future at defensive end looks uncertain right now with Cliff Avril about to hit free agency and Kyle Vanden Bosch turning 35 years old next...
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, whose team just finished a 4-12 season, felt the need to tutor his division rivals on football basics after his Green Bay Packers counterpart B.J. Raji was penalized for encroachment on a 4th and 1 late in the fourth quarter of the Packers’ 45-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The penalty was costly, giving the 49ers a first down...
The first Mel Kiper Jr. mock draft of 2013 hit ESPN.com on Wednesday, and Kiper has the Detroit Lions upgrading their pass rush with the No. 5 overall pick.
Kiper’s top four picks: Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel (Kansas City), Texas A&M DE/OLB Damontre Moore (Jacksonville), Utah DT Star Lotulelei (Oakland) and Alabama CB Dee Milliner (Philadelphia). That start left the Lions...
As the NFL Pro Bowl draws closer, the list of players opting out of the annual All-Star event usually grows fairly long prior to kickoff. Two players voted to the Pro Bowl decided to opt out of the event on Tuesday. Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson have both decided to skip the game. Both players are citing injuries as the reason for the decision...