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Detroit Lions: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

Where do you start when trying to define the worst draft pick in Detroit Lions history? Three quarterbacks have come and gone with Chuck Long, Andre Ware and Joey Harrington – all three expected to take the keys to the offense and drive it toward a championship.Maybe it was the Matt Millen era, which fans of football in general refer to as the worst in the modern era as a general...
Via Football Nation
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Don't be shocked if Lions pick a receiver in first round

The Detroit Lions became the butt of jokes around the NFL when they drafted a receiver in the first round three straight years from 2003-05. It started with taking Michigan State's Charles Rogers No. 2 overall in 2003, then Texas' Roy Williams No. 7 overall in 2004 and finally USC's Mike Williams No. 10 overall in 2005. Roy Williams had a good but not great career while Rogers and...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Rewind: Ranking The Best No. 2 Picks In Draft History

Sometimes being second is a better place to be than being first. These NFL players may not have been the top picks in their respective draft classes, but they carved out pretty decent NFL careers as the second overall pick in the Draft. While there have been some who have failed miserably (Tony Mandrich, Charles Rogers, Johnny Lam Jones), these players have proven they would have...
Via Football Nation
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Worst Lions in Franchise History

#53965684 / gettyimages.com The Detroit Lions are arguably the worst franchise in NFL history and, possibly, in all of sports. The franchise has made only 15 playoff appearances since 1935 and only 10 since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. It has not been pretty in the Motor City from a football standpoint so finding really bad players was very easy.The hard part of this article was...
Via TopSportsReport
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Ten Biggest Draft Busts of All Time

The NFL draft is a day of excitement, of potential, and sometimes, of mourning. There have been many high profile players who have come out of college and for whatever reason could not make the leap  to the professional game. While some of the names on this list are quite obvious(particularly number two), I have a couple guys on here that don’t traditionally make the list but...
Via The Garbage Time
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Ten Biggest NFL Draft Busts of All Time

The NFL draft is a day of excitement, of potential, and sometimes, of mourning. There have been many high profile players who have come out of college and for whatever reason could not make the leap  to the professional game. While some of the names on this list are quite obvious(particularly number two), I have a couple guys on here that don’t traditionally make the list but...
Via The Garbage Time
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Did any former Lions make the list of worst #1 overall picks?

It is hard to believe that there is a list of bad draft picks that doesn’t include a member of the Detroit Lions isn’t it? But, it seems to be true, in great part due to the fact that this list only focuses on the first overall pick. The Lions only have a few candidates on this list that starts at the NFL merger in 1970. Billy Sims was a great player for Detroit though his career...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Detroit Lions really trade up for another wide receiver?

Remember the infamous Detroit Lions from a decade ago? They were a laughingstock for a lot of reasons, but few will forget the fact that Matt Millen-led squad of shame actually selected a wide receiver in the first round of three consecutive drafts. Charles Rogers, Roy Williams and Mike Williams are all out of football now, and Millen is in broadcasting. The Lions have won at least...
Via Bloguin Best
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Detroit Lions really trade up for another wide receiver?

Remember the infamous Detroit Lions from a decade ago? They were a laughingstock for a lot of reasons, but few will forget the fact that Matt Millen-led squad of shame actually selected a wide receiver in the first round of three consecutive drafts. Charles Rogers, Roy Williams and Mike Williams are all out of football now, and Millen is in broadcasting. The Lions have won at least...
Via This Given Sunday
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest Draft Day Bust: Worst Wide Receiver

The wide receiver, a quarterback’s best friend and often the most exciting player on the football field. Freakish athletes who have speed, strength and the ability to catch the impossible causing opposing defence’s nightmares. The very best instantly require the attention of two defenders and open up holes for other offensive playmakers. The greats include Jerry Rice, Randy...
Via Football Nation
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 10 biggest draft busts over last 35 years

The 2014 NFL draft is just over two weeks away, and so it seems like a good time to review the Detroit Lions draft history, specifically their worst mistakes. I felt it best to stick to what I know; in a Quantum Leap fashion I only went back to 1980, which is the first year I remember watching football. There is plenty of bad history of draft picks with the Lions dating back over...
Via cover32 - Lions
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Who sits atop of the Detroit Lions “Mount Dreadmore”?

On the heels of the popular Mount Rushmore trend that was started by Lebron James, every sport and every team has had their top four players designated by the media and fans alike. In that spirit, cover32.com’s own Carl Pfeiffer created the exact opposite, what he referred to as each teams Mount Dreadmore. The criteria he attempted to use were fairly complicated. The players should...
Via cover32 - Lions
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Franchise History

It would appear the Detroit Lions have finally escaped the Matt Millen days. No longer are these Lions worried that the ghost of the team’s former general manager will haunt them.But now the team must take their most recent draft picks and make them playoff strong. So far, that has not happened.It can happen is the new coaching staff puts everything in motion and Jim Caldwell can...
Via Football Nation
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson needs help, and it needs to come from a free agent

As the most recent list of top ten wide receiver prospects emerged this morning, its once again time to head down memory lane for Detroit Lions fans, and as we all know it is an unpleasant road to travel. The Lions have a long and sordid history of drafting wide receivers with their first pick, but most memorable was the time period beginning with Charles Rogers as the second overall...
Via cover32 - Lions
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions file police report on Detroit blogger over joke on Twitter

As an organization, the Detroit Lions have comical ineptitude down to a science. In recent history, we have a winless season, Matt Millen’s glorious run as GM (Mike Williams! Charles Rogers!), and this season’s miraculous collapse as evidence. Now, though, the organization is showing that they’ve really spent a lot of time and effort to […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Three and out: Top five positions of need for the Lions

FIRST DOWN The focus turns toward the NFL Draft (May 8-10) with the Senior Bowl being played this week in Mobile, Ala. Here are the top five positions of need this year for the Detroit Lions, who have the 10th pick overall: 1. Receiver:  The Lions became the punch line of many jokes when they selected a receiver in the first round in 2003 (Charles Rogers), 2004 (Roy Williams), 2005...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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