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All-Purpose Playbook: Week 15 NFL underdog picks, fantasy lesson, DraftKings & more

Welcome to the All-Purpose Playbook, a Buzzer column that is (1) either a guide to many things NFL and wagering, such as underdogs and totals and daily fantasy football or (2) a road map to hell. Check back here on Thursdays for more football picks, a smattering of GIFs and occasional nonsense. Follow me @brettsmiley on Twitter, and you can email me with any questions or comments...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tweeting to College Athletes: Should You Do it?

Ah, the age-old question: Is it okay to tweet at a college athlete? Well, maybe it’s not that old. Twitter has become prominent as a social network for the media and various digital platforms over the last few years, making those with higher “celeb” status’ thoughts as justified, newsworthy bits. That is cool. But it can also be kind of a weird thing when you dig deeper...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UConn QB Dan Orlovsky Says Recruiting is Key to Program’s Future

There are highs and lows of all college football programs. For UConn (1-4, 0-2 AAC), it doesn’t get much higher than the days of Dan Orlovsky as its quarterback. Photo used courtesy of toledoblade.com. The Shelton, CT native could have accepted offers from bigger programs at Purdue or Michigan State, but he decided to play for his local Huskies. In his junior year, Orlovsky...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills offense gets last preseason test vs Lions

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills defense can take a break. Quarterback EJ Manuel and Buffalo's sputtering starting offense isn't expected to get much rest in the preseason finale against the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Coach Doug Marrone's concerns on offense come after Manuel and company were booed off the field while trailing 24-0 at halftime of an eventual 27-14...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints will improve to 7-0 after tough game in Detroit

Next up on my looks on regular season opponents of the Saints focuses on one of the pass-happiest teams in the NFL – the Detroit Lions. In this piece, I intend to grade (out of 5) the positional units of the Bucs to give you a better idea of the opponent. It’s important to note that this isn’t a preview, as many things can change between now and gameday.  Also, the grades...
Via cover32 - Saints
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Stafford, Orlovsky, Carr, and McGloin highlight Detroit Lions 26 vs. Oakland Raiders 27

The NFL logo | photo courtesy of WikiMediaCommons. Detroit and Oakland are in two different types of scenarios heading into this game. Detroit is looking to improve its new-look offense with the addition of Golden Tate. Oakland is looking to improve their discipline and set up their new-look defense. Passing Detroit Lions 1. Matthew Stafford: 9 of 10 for 88 yards, 2 TD. 2. Dan Orlovsky...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlovsky tries to make dream come true in home of worst nightmare

Give Dan Orlovsky credit for this: He wasn't afraid to come back to his worst nightmare and try to turn it into a dream come true. It's going to be difficult for Orlovsky to win the support of some Detroit Lions fans this time around simply because they'll never forget his first stint with the team. Orlovsky, 30, spent the first four years of his NFL career in Detroit after the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kellen Moore Gives Detroit Lions Best Chance to Win if Stafford is Out

Kellen Moore was one of the few bright spots in Saturday’s snoozer of a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns and showed why he gives the Detroit Lions the best shot at winning if Matthew Stafford goes down injured. Moore went 11-13 with 121-yards through the air and one beautiful touchdown pass to Corey Fuller to seal the win on Saturday. Meanwhile in the 2nd and 3rd quarters...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Things We Learned from the Browns Preseason Opener

It’s only week 1 of the NFL Preseason, but all eyes and all speculation lies with Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns. Though there was plenty to find positive from this week’s performance  in the 13-12 loss against the Lions, there’s also plenty of questions that need to be answered. So, what did we learn from this week’s preseason opener for Cleveland? 3. Amonty Bryant...
Via TopSportsReport
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kellen Moore Makes a Good Case to be the Primary Back-Up Behind Mathew Stafford

Mathew Stafford is the man for the Detroit Lions. Unless he is broken in half by some overzealous defensive lineman or drinks the same Kool-Aid as Titus Young he is not going to miss a snap when the Lions offense takes the field. However, when it comes to his back-up that's a whole other story.Should the team go with an undrafted player who has yet to throw a pass in a regular...
Via FatManWriting
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

There are 5 reasons the Detroit Lions will win this weekend; also 5 reasons they’ll lose

Each week here at cover32.com/lions, we’ll spend some time on Friday discussing why the Detroit Lions could and or should win or lose that weekends game. As the first preseason game is upon us, it’s a good time to start that tradition. Except, well, its preseason, so the win or lose doesn’t really mean anything, does it? Here are 5 reasons the Detroit Lions will win: 1. They...
Via cover32 - Lions
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Lions QB Scott Mitchell to join “The Biggest Loser” (PHOTO)

Twitter Scott Mitchell’s goal is to become “The Biggest Loser” and no, he didn’t just sign on to be Matthew Stafford’s backup.  Mitchell will join fellow ex-Lion Damien Woody the new season of “The Biggest Loser,” the NBC weight-loss show that premieres September 11th. Mitchell stood at 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds in his playing days as a Lion from 1994-98.  Now he tips...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

21 Former UConn Football Players in 2014 NFL Camps

STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut currently has 21 former players on NFL rosters as league training camps open across the nation this week. The players range from quarterback Dan Orlovsky, who is entering his tenth NFL season and is back with his original team in the Detroit Lions, to drafted rookies Yawin Smallwood with the Atlanta Falcons and Shamar Stephen with...
Via Sox and Dawgs
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp watch list: New Orleans Saints linebacker Ramon Humber

  Ramon Humber (53) goes airborne to force an incomplete pass from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Dan Orlovsky (6) during their 2011 contest.  Photo credit:  Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune. An undrafted free agent signed by the Colts in 2009, Humber was one of the Saints’ best-kept secrets until the beginning of the 2014 NFL free agency period when both the Minnesota...
Via cover32 - Saints
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Position Preview: Who will be the third quarterback for the Detroit Lions?

There is no quarterback controversy in Detroit as the Lions will continue to rely on their former first overall pick Matthew Stafford to be their starter and leader of their offense. Stafford was plagued by injuries during his first two seasons, but has not missed a game during the last three years while compiling stats at a record pace. Shaun Hill had been the backup for years...
Via cover32 - Lions
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Everyone is talking about Theo Riddick

I keep hearing about Theo Riddick. The other players on the Detroit Lions can’t seem to stop praising him. Joique Bell feels Riddick could end up in the pro bowl this year. Dan Orlovsky sees the Lions making sure eight plays a game are run with the intention of throwing to Riddick. Orlovsky also thinks that no one can cover Riddick and that he could end up in a Darren Sproles type...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions final mock draft (Day 3)

Day 3 (Rounds 4-7 ) of the 2014 NFL Draft will begin at noon on Saturday, May 10. The Detroit Lions have three fourth-round picks and one selection in rounds six and seven. Detroit Lions final mock draft (Day 1) Here’s who I have the Lions drafting to this point: Round 1, Pick 10 (10th overall). Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA Round 2, Pick 13 (45th overall). Marcus Martin, C, USC  ...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions should look to add depth and developmental players in 3rd and 4th rounds

The Detroit Lions have the 10th overall pick in the 2014 draft and much of the focus this year has been on what Martin Mayhew will do with that selection. So much discussion on what position they should focus on and whether or not they should trade up or down as the Lions try to build upon the roster they already have in place has distracted fans from what might be the most important...
Via cover32 - Lions
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions sign Orlovsky as backup QB

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Quarterback Dan Orlovsky is back with the Detroit Lions after signing a one-year contract.
Via FOXSports.com
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions re-haunted by one of Matt Millen’s mistakes at quarterback

Every time I think we could maybe go a week without rehashing the nightmare days of Matt Millen’s tenure in Detroit, something brings those painful memories back. The most recent addition to the Detroit Lions roster left me speechless, hurt and in denial; had Millen possessed the soul of general manager Martin Mayhew and brought one of his classic mistakes back while laughing maniacally...
Via cover32 - Lions
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions bring back Dan Orlovsky to back up Matthew Stafford

The Lions agreed to a one-year deal with Dan Orlovsky on Wednesday, bringing back the only quarterback in NFL history to unknowingly run out of his own end zone and spackle my brother’s basement. Orlovsky started seven games for the 0-16 Lions, including the game when he rolled out of his own end zone in a 12-10 loss to the Vikings. The FOX announcers that day called Orlovsky...
Via Detroit4lyfe
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions add veteran backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky

The Detroit Lions have signed veteran quarterback Dan Orlovsky to a one-year contract. Murmurs of the 30-year-old’s return to Detroit began this week. With the Lions he will be listed as the teams No. 2 quarterback after the team failed to re-sign Shaun Hill. In addition to his time with the Lions, Orlovsky is familiar with new coach Jim Caldwell who he started five games for while...
Via Tireball.com
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Sign QB Dan Orlovsky

Yes, this Dan Orlovsky…. Good luck with all that. The #Lions have agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with quarterback Dan Orlovsky to be their new backup to @Staff_9 — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) April 2, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlovsky returns to Lions as backup quarterback

Dan Orlovsky is returning to the Detroit Lions after agreeing to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Let the jokes begin. Orlovsky infamously made himself a part of Lions' lore when he stepped on the line in the back of the end zone for a safety six years ago in what turned into a two-point loss to Minnesota. It was an unforgettable moment in the Lions' 0-16 season during which he played...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions sign QB Dan Orlovsky

Per Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman, the Lions have signed quarterback Dan Orlovsky to backup Matthew Stafford.  If you remember, Orlovsky, or OrLOLvsky to some, was with the Lions from 2005-2008, so at least he knows his way around Metro Detroit.  Unfortunately for him, the Lions and Lions fans, he doesn’t know his way around a football field. Get ready for this to be played...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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