How far away are the Detroit Lions from getting to the Super Bowl?

It was a rough year for the Detroit Lions, who showed massive improvement only to fail in the playoffs in heartbreaking fashion. Still, it feels that they’re a team on the rise that might be competing for bigger things some day soon. Meanwhile, this weekend the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will play in the Super Bowl. They’re the top two seeds from their respective...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Detroit Lions

With the NFL season winding down it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
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Detroit Sports Edge 56: So long Mad Max (AUDIO)

In this weeks episode, Adam, Shawn and Dorf discuss the Max Scherzer deal with the Nationals, the Tigers moving on from him, the Lions moving on from Dominic Raiola, Andre Drummond being overlooked in the All-Star Voting, the Red Wings being the hottest team in the NHL, plus much more!  
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

READ: The Detroit Lions explain why they dumped Dominic Raiola after 14 years

When you’ve been with someone for 14 years it’s hard to break it off no matter what they have done. Such is the case for the Detroit Lions and center Dominic Raiola, who will not be back with the team next season. Today Jim Caldwell and Martin Mayhew released statements explaining the decision: Statements from Martin Mayhew & Jim Caldwell on Dominic Raiola:
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Apologetic Raiola hopes to be remembered for leaving everything on field

Despite what some might think of him, Dominic Raiola wants Detroit Lions' fans to know this: He's sorry. He's sorry the Lions had only two winning seasons in his 14 years with the team. He's sorry they lost about 68 percent of the games since he arrived. "That's one thing, if I could apologize to the people of the city, I'm sorry that we couldn't be more successful, ultimately win...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions, C Dominic Raiola parting ways after 14 years

DETROIT (AP) Dominic Raiola's agent says the Detroit Lions have told the veteran center he is not part of their plans next season. Raiola has played all 14 of his NFL seasons with Detroit, starting 203 games. Agent Kenny Zuckerman says Raiola would like to keep playing, but he'll have to do so elsewhere. He signed a one-year deal last offseason that kept him with the Lions for 2014...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions inform Dominic Raiola they will not re-sign him

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports After 14 seasons in the middle of the offensive line and countless boneheaded moves, Dominic Raiola has put on a Lions uniform for the last time. The team informed him Monday that they will not re-sign the free agent. Raiola had played in every game of his fourteen-year career, which is actually pretty amazing, until he was suspended for the week 17 game...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions apparently part ways with Raiola

Dominic Raiola made it clear that he's not ready to retire, but the Detroit Lions apparently plan to go in a different direction. The Lions have informed Raiola that they aren't going to bring him back for the 2015 season, according to the Detroit Free Press. Raiola, 36, a second-round pick by the Lions in 2001 out of Nebraska, started 205 games at center during his 14-year career...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Inform Veteran C Dominic Raiola That They’re Moving On

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions have informed veteran C Dominic Raiola that they won’t be re-signing him this offseason. Raiola said after the season that he was still hoping to be back in Detroit next year, even though there was a possibility of the team moving on without him. “I’m optimistic,” Raiola said. “I think I will be (back), but...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions still smarting from game-changing call at locker cleanout day

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- T-shirts worn by Detroit Lions Dominic Raiola and Golden Tate summed up the team's feelings in the wake of Sunday's inexplicable flag pick-up. Raiola's shirt: "God forgives, Detroit doesn't." Tate's: "Detroit against the World." The Lions cleaned out their lockers Monday afternoon at the team's headquarters, less than 24 hours after their season ended with a...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Activate C Dominic Raiola & Waive C Darren Keyton

The Detroit Lions have activated C Dominic Raiola from the reserve/suspended list on Monday and waived C Darren Keyton to make room for him, according to Tim Twentyman. Raiola served his one-game suspension for stepping on the ankle of Bears DT Ego Ferguson. Detroit is now facing the possibility of being without DT Ndamukong Suh after he stepped on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers‘ ankle...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gave: Suh, Raiola trample an otherwise fine Lions season

You had to like the way the Detroit Lions competed Sunday at Green Bay, strapping on their big-boy pads and playing a man's game in the toughest of all places for a visiting team to win a football game. At least until Ndamukong Suh stepped up -- and onto the leg of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. You might even have liked the Lions chances as a wildcard road team to win a playoff...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Home Field Advantage? Who’s going to be the Winners? Detroit or Green Bay?

This has to be one of the biggest games in the 2014 NFL season. Green Bay has the Home Field advantage of today’s game at Lambeau Field, but the Lions have played pretty solid outside in the cold this year, Well i should say their Defense has played good outside in the cold. Its going to be harder with the Lions losing there Center – Dominic Raiola suspended for this game due...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah got fined for this nasty head shot on Jimmy Clausen

Sometimes it feels like the Detroit Lions really enjoy playing dirty. In last week’s win over the Chicago Bears several Lions players dabbled on the dark side. Dominic Raiola stomped on a Bears player’s ankle while he was face down on the turf and Ziggy Ansah took quarterback Jimmy Clausen out with this nasty helmet to helmet hit: According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Ansah’s...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nailed It! 2014: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all prognosticators from the Pantheon! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful holiday season, filled with joy and laughter (and not just at Dominic Raiola or the Bears). I am currently visiting family in Illinois, and because of that I am unable to bring you the results from last week. So, […] The post Nailed It! 2014: Merry Christmas! by Troy Monson appeared...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions' Raiola loses appeal, one-game suspension upheld

DETROIT -- Lions center Dominic Raiola lost his appeal of a one-game suspension for stepping on Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson. Appeals officer Derrick Brooks, the Hall of Fame linebacker appointed by the NFL and the players' union, upheld the suspension Tuesday. The punishment was handed down Monday by Merton Hanks, the NFL's vice president of football operations. The...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiola's suspension upheld by NFL after appeal

The one-game suspension given to Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola was upheld by the NFL following an appeal, the team confirmed Tuesday. Raiola made his appeal to the league a day after the announcement came down that he was being suspended for stomping on the leg of Chicago defensive tackle Ego Ferguson. Raiola will have to sit out Sunday's winner-take-all game for the NFC North...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall calls out the classless Dominic Raiola

Chicago Bears wide receiver and Inside The NFL commentator Brandon Marshall has fought a very public battle with a mental disorder known as borderline personality disorder. Apparently, Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola doesn’t care about Marshall’s plight. Raiola is suspended for the final game of the regular season after stomping on Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson this...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: The dirty Detroit Lions need an intervention

This isn’t new territory. A new coach hasn’t changed anything. They’re still the dirty Detroit Lions. Center Dominic Raiola proved on Sunday why he is the most feared and most hated NFL player at the same time. He stepped on the right leg of Chicago defensive lineman Ego Ferguson like it was an empty soda can. And then he unwisely said that it was “unintentional.” Raiola...
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominic Raiola suspended one game for leg stomp

Allen Park, MI ( - The NFL suspended Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola one game without pay for stomping on Chicago Bears...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

This weekend in NFL stupid

A recap of all that was stupid during the 16th weekend of the 2014 NFL season… The stupidest hot-dog moment Not the first team Marshawn Lynch has grabbed his junk while capping a fantastic play, marring an otherwise beautiful feat, and it won’t likely be the last time. Still stupid, every time. The stupidest player This is an all-timer award, and it goes to Lions center Dominic...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

This weekend in NFL stupid

A recap of all that was stupid during the 16th weekend of the 2014 NFL season… The stupidest hot-dog moment Not the first team Marshawn Lynch has grabbed his junk while capping a fantastic play, marring an otherwise beautiful feat, and it won’t likely be the last time. Still stupid, every time. The stupidest player This is an all-timer award, and it goes to Lions center Dominic...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions OL Dominic Raiola Suspended One Game Without Pay

Detroit Lions offensive lineman Dominic Raiola to receive a one game suspension for stepping on the ankle of Bears DL Ego Ferguson on Sunday.
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall: Raiola mocked my mental illness

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended for the final game of the regular season for blatantly stomping on the leg of Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson on Sunday. As someone who has had experience interacting with Raiola, Brandon Marshall was not surprised by what he saw. On Monday, Marshall told ESPN’s Michael...Read More
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall calls Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola a terrible human being

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola is a dirty player. There’s no ifs, ands, buts or qualifiers to add to the end of that sentece. He’s dirty, end of story. Raiola’s latest stunt came yesterday when he stomped on Chicago Bears defense end Ego Ferguson’s ankle while he was lying on the field. Obviously that didn’t sit well with Ferguson’s teammates, and they weren’t...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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