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Position Preview: Which Detroit Lions linebacker will lead the team in tackles?

The Detroit Lions linebackers are not full of high dollar, high caliber players like their defensive line is. Martin Mayhew has pieced together an effective unit though and did make an upgrade in the 2014 draft. Mayhew drafted Kyle Van Noy in the second round of the draft. At this point, Van Noy is listed second on the depth chart behind Ashlee Palmer at outside linebacker, but...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Van Noy: The Game Changer

It has been over a month since the Detroit Lions selected Kyle Van Noy in the second round of the NFL draft. That has given Lions fans a fair amount of time to get familiar with Van Noy. The 2014 football season is still three months away, so why not keep learning about Van Noy, both the player and the man? A new book does just that.  From the first day he set foot on BYU...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Marriage, mini-camp, honeymoon: It's a good time to be Kyle Van Noy

For Kyle Van Noy, it's mini-camp before honeymoon. Van Noy, who was married last weekend, returned to the practice field Tuesday for the first day of the Detroit Lions' three-day mandatory mini-camp. He signed his four-year contract last week, including a $2 million bonus, and then tied the knot with Marissa Powell, the 2013 Miss Utah. Football player and beauty queen --...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Van Noy signs four-year deal with Lions

It's turning into quite a week for Kyle Van Noy, the Detroit Lions' second-round pick. He's getting married on Saturday to Marissa Powell, a former Miss Utah. They're going to be able to afford a nice honeymoon because Van Noy confirmed Wednesday on Twitter that he had signed his four-year deal with the Lions. "It's official!!!!" Van Noy, a linebacker...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Rookies likely to make the team

The Detroit Lions are getting into the swing of things with Organized Team Activities, or OTAs, now underway and the NFL season beginning in less than 100 days. Detroit’s mandatory minicamp begins in two weeks and most of the rookies still have a lot to prove if they want a shot at the 53-man roster. The Lions drafted an average class in my opinion, but pre-draft scouting reports...
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Why Kyle Van Noy was their best pick

When the Detroit Lions selected Eric Ebron with their first pick in this year’s draft, I’m sure I’m not the only one who had Matt Millen flashbacks. The GM known for collecting wideouts who don’t pan out is forgotten by no Lions fan. I thought all was lost. Why draft a pass catcher with so many pressing needs defensively? The Lions already had one of the most dynamic offenses...
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ Kyle Van Noy character should be unquestioned

It happened a few days before college signing day.  Detroit Lions' second round draft pick Kyle Van Noy was hit with a DUI.  Van Noy, highly recruited nationally, could have walked away from his BYU commitment and signed with another school that did not place tremendous value on integrity and morals.  His hiccup could easily have been shielded from the school that places extreme...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Best of Kyle Van Noy

Martin Mayhew’s second pick of the 2014 NFL Draft had great value and may end up being the defining pick of the Detroit Lions rookie class. Kyle Van Noy made his name as a pass rusher, but there is much more to him. Coach Jim Caldwell expects him to be a contributor on special teams as well as being a three down player for new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin at outside linebacker...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions outwit Buffalo Bills in Round 2?

It sure looks like Martin Mayhew got the best of Jim Schwartz.  A little jab to the ribs as the Detroit Lions GM swiped Utah linebacker Kyle Van Noy out from beneath the nose of the Bills’ offensive coordinator. No one can tell for sure, but it is a good bet that Schwartz was lobbying long and hard for Van Noy to be the Bills’ second round selection.  After Buffalo outmaneuvered...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions and Mayhew have a much better second day of draft

Martin Mayhew made two very smart selections during the second day of the NFL draft. They may have still fallen under his “best player available” theory but in this case both players filled needs for the Detroit Lions and he obviously recognized that when we traded up with the Seattle Seahawks to insure he could select Kyle Van Noy. Van Noy is hailed as a pash rusher, but he...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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