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Going into this offseason there was a lot of speculation in what Detroit was going to do in regards to free agency. Some reports said the team was going after Reggie Bush (which they ultimately did) while other reports suggested Detroit was up against the cap and couldn’t do a whole lot. Furthermore it was already determined that the Lions were destined to lose all their free agents and fall further into NFL obscurity.
But that didn’t happen, in fact the Lions had one of the better free agent hauls of any team in the League.
And why? Because their big stars stepped up.
Ndamukong Suh restructured his deal that will save Detroit $7.68 million dollars on their cap hit this year, something that can’t go unnoticed. The Lions defensive tackle is often criticized for a variety of reasons, from the stomp and being a dirty player to not being more of a vocal leader. This is in addition to the various off field issues he’s had, notably the traffic incidents. Everyone wants to focus on the bad...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Detroit Lions were one of the most disappointing teams in football last season, going from a playoff appearance in 2011 to a miserable 4-12 record in 2012. After posting its first winning record in 11 years, the team was expected to continue improving and possibly even win a playoff game. Instead, the Lions went in the opposite direction. Head coach Jim Schwartz took a lot of...
Last season was nothing short of disastrous for the Detroit Lions. Coming off a rare playoff appearance, the Lions were never able to put together complete games, and their 4-12 record reflected that. At times, the offense or the defense would play well, but it was never for an extended period of time, and they never came across as the same threatening team that they were in 2011...
Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions
School: Wayne State (MI)
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
Joique Bell came out of nowhere to become a PPR machine in 2012. He finished the season with 52 receptions for 485 yards and was largely owned in most leagues by the end of the year. Not only was he productive in the passing game, he also...
Though the Detroit Lions have made some major moves in the past few weeks, general manager Martin Mayhew claims his team is done making waves on the roster front.
Interestingly enough, though, at the same exact time, the Lions have been linked with free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora, formally of the New York Giants. The 31 year old had hoped to cash in on the open market, but...
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, free agent Brandon Moore is scheduled to visit with the Lions and Cowboys after visiting with the Dolphins. OL Brandon Moore is scheduled to visit Lions +Cowboys. He left Miami without a deal w/Dolphins. All indications are it was good visit. #nyj — Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) March 22, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? var _CI =...
Eight consecutive losses is not the way any team wants to end a season, but that is how the Detroit Lions finished the 2012-2013 campaign. Posting a miserable 4 and 12 record the Lions finished last in their division and seriously underachieved. The main reason for this is the Lions defense giving up the sixth most points per game in the NFL last year. With the signing of running...
The official open to the NFL’s 2013 league year is but a handful of days in the past but the Detroit Lions already have a significantly tweaked roster. Lions' insider Mike Mady provides analysis on Detroit's upgrades -- and what it all means.
Sometimes it is hard to be a Detroit Lions fan. Strike that, pretty much all the time it is tough to be a fan of this team that cannot ever seem to make the right decision on the day when good teams have to make quality decision to make their roster better. Two headlines from [...]
The two surprise teams that made the NFC playoffs last season did so largely because of sharp decisions in the draft a year ago.
Seattle went from 7-9 to 11-5 after taking quarterback Russell Wilson in the third round, 75th overall. Wilson gave the Seahawks a surprising dual threat and was arguably just as productive as higher-profile picks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.