Found January 14, 2012 on Sidelion Report:
SideLion Report has great readers so it makes sense that you should have a say in helping us name the SideLion Report Detroit Lions player of the year. The players have been seeded and placed into a tournament bracket with each matchup determined by a reader vote. To ensure that everyone has a chance to vote, polls will remain open until midnight on the west coast. At that time, a winner will be declared and the tournament will continue with another matchup the following day. The top four seeds in each region are on to the second round. Today marks the start of single matchups each day as the disparity between seedings gets a little smaller. … [visit site to read more] SLR Detroit Lions Player of the Year Tournament First Round: Kevin Smith vs. Will Heller - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Lions Congregation: Post playoffs

Roar of the Lions hosts the Lions Congregation, a weekly roundtable featuring those of us in the Lions blogosphere answering questions supplied by both Joshua (aka DetFan1979) and readers of the congregation. If all goes well, the Q & A goes live every Friday evening. I'll post a link to this week's post when it goes live. This week: Post playoff thoughts 1. While...

The Lions in Winter Blue Flame Awards, 2011 season

As we head into the first weekend of the Lions’ offseason, it’s time for the second annual Blue Flame Awards. The inaugural Blue Flame Awards were a success, but I think they can be a lot bigger. I’m going to announce these one at a time, an hour or two apart, updating the post and Tweeting as I go. If you’re not @lionsinwinter on Twitter, now would be a great time to start...

Martin Mayhew: Detroit Lions must work at mastering post-game handshake

Months later, the Lions general manager brought some levity to fray dubbed "Handshake-gate," involving Detroit's Jim Schwartz and San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh.

Suh interrogated on pregame show

Ndamukong Suhs offseason tour of redemption officially began Sunday on CBSs pregame show, "The NFL Today." The Detroit Lions defensive tackle was the programs special in-studio guest and was introduced by host James Brown as,Lions All-Pro D tackle Ndamukong Suh. Nattily dressed in a suit-and-tie combination that vaguely resembled the Lions' road uniform, without the...

Detroit Lions' Offseason Wish List

It's been a long time coming, but it looks like the Detroit Lions are finally ready to take the leap back to a competitive franchise in the NFL.  With arguably the best quarterback/receiver duo in the game, the Lions look poised to make another playoff challenge next year and build on their success from this past season.  But before Motown gets carried away there are some issues...

From playoff team to Super Bowl contender: Identifying the Detroit Lions' biggest needs

Here are five things Detroit must do this offseason to continue the momentum from its first playoff appearance since 1999.

10 most memorable moments of the Lions' 2011 season

Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett recalls the 10 most memorable moments of the Lions' 2011 season:

Tough decisions ahead for Lions' GM Mayhew

There is a workable mix of youth and experience throughout the roster. The days of annual roster upheaval are over for the Lions. Still, general manager Martin Mayhew faces a daunting offseason. Player notes inside, including update on RB Jahvid Best.

Matthew Stafford set to receive $1 million bonus for 2011 performance

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford reportedly will receive a $1 million bonus for his record-setting efforts during the 2011 season.

Ndamukong Suh says many NFL players respect the way he plays

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh knows about the poll of NFL players that said he’s the dirtiest player in the NFL. But he believes he’s also one of the most respected players in the league. Suh said in an interview with NFL Magazine that he knows plenty of players admire the way he plays and…
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