NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Lions Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL: Five Trades that Should Happen

This year, the NFL trade market has been far more active than usual. Over the offseason, we saw teams trade high caliber players like Jimmy Graham and Haloti Ngata and those moves were just a small piece of the busy trade market that developed. Now that free agency and the draft have (for the most... The post NFL: Five Trades that Should Happen appeared first on The Garbage Time.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will 2015 Be The Year The Loss Of Baltimore’s Defensive Stalwarts Is Finally Felt?

With many of their recent defensive stalwarts moving on in recent years, whether it be Ray Lewis, Ed Reed or Haloti Ngata, the bottom line remains in that the NFL is a business and the writing was on the wall for the aforementioned Baltimore Ravens. But with several key pieces on the defensive side of the ball creeping up […] Will 2015 Be The Year The Loss Of Baltimore’s...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

A Note On Numbers: Lions Jersey Numbers Announced

View image | gettyimages.com On the Lions website, Tim Twentyman wrote an article today on some of the jersey number switches and some of the numbers that the rookies selected.  Here, I will highlight just a few of those changes and why I find them interesting. 4th-round pick Gabe Wright will wear number 90, which was the number Ndamukong Suh donned during his Detroit days before...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions trade up to No. 113 and snag big time SEC defensive tackle

The Detroit Lions must replace Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. That, of course, starts with Haloti Ngata, but the team addressed the need at defensive tackle in the draft as well on Saturday. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five players still on the board who will be better than most first rounders First and 10: Ten first-round picks who will most likely be busts The Lions moved...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions might be looking to move draft picks

The Detroit Lions are like many teams on the day of the NFL Draft, wrapped up fully in trade rumors about players and dealing draft picks.  The Lions are rumored to be looking to move down in the first round, per sources from NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Lions among the teams making lots of calls about possibly moving down in draft to get more picks. They are not alone. — Jason...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Baltimore Ravens replace Haloti Ngata in the draft?

Haloti Ngata filled up the middle of the Baltimore Ravens defense for nine seasons as he became one of the NFL’s premier run stoppers. After moving on to the Detroit Lions, the question falls on Baltimore: who is going to replace the tremendous skill set of Ngata? Over his tenure with the Ravens, the 340-pound defensive tackle missed only nine regular season games and accumulated...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Lions could be trade destination for unhappy defensive tackle

The Detroit Lions already made a trade for a defensive tackle this offseason. Haloti Ngata will attempt to fill the void left by the departures of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. Could Ngata get some help through yet another trade by the Lions? Maybe. Hearing that Rams DT Michael Brockers wants a long-term deal, could get moved. Multiple teams possibly involved, Lions, Cowboys,...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Detroit Lions going to travel down this draft path for the fourth time in six years?

The Detroit Lions have had a lot of moving parts on their defensive line this offseason. Out were Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley and in came Haloti Ngata from the Ravens. Still, with the major losses of Suh and Fairley many think the Lions will go defensive line with the No. 23 overall pick Thursday night. It’d continue a recent trend. The @Lions, who pick 23rd, have taken a DL...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Haven’t Spoken To DL Haloti Ngata Regarding An Extension, But Plan To Do So

Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters on Friday that while there appears to be mutual interest between the team and DL Haloti Ngata regarding a contract extension, the two sides have yet to sit down and discuss anything. “I think they know that we have an interest in doing something and I think that we know ... The post Lions Haven’t Spoken To DL Haloti Ngata Regarding An Extension...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Draft: Detroit Lions Second Round Options

The Detroit Lions are a solid defensive team, but they still have some defensive needs. Of course, Suh left for the Dolphins and was replaced with Haloti Ngata, so there is a bit of a hole in the defensive line. The Lions secondary seems to always have needs as well, so let's put some names to these needs.Jordan Phillips is a massive nose tackle from Oklahoma has been all over the...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Lions Draft in Round One?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Koch jokingly disagrees with the notion that punters don’t matter

Baltimore Ravens punter Sam Koch and former Raven Haloti Ngata were reunited yesterday for some racing at Autobahn. Koch might have been sending a subtle message given his fashion choice, wearing purple, but no sign of a Ravens logo. As you can see in the photo, Koch’s shirt reads “punters are people too.” Besides the fact that it’s a pretty cool and humorous slogan, it...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Twitter Knew About Haloti Ngata Trade Before Lions Head Coach

By now it is pretty common place for "leaks" to occur in the NFL when it comes to a player's pending contracts and roster move. The most recent example being the news of former Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman, Haloti Ngata's trade to the Detroit Lions hitting Twitter before head coach Jim Caldwell was officially informed.According to President Tom Lewan, the team was still in...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens commit tampering violation, show it on Twitter

It hasn’t necessarily been a good past 12 months for the Baltimore Ravens. From the entire Ray Rice scandal to the organization’s response to it, things have not gone right for owner Steve Bisciotti and company. If at all possible, it’s been an even worse year for the Ravens social media team. None of this changed on Wednesday evening when the Ravens unknowingly committed...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pre-Draft Grades for Ravens Defense: Baltimore Can't Pass on Cornerbacks

Yesterday there were pre-draft grades for the offensive side of the ball. Today we take a look at the Ravens' defense, and how the unit shapes up heading into the 2015 NFL Draft.This offseason, the Ravens made two big moves on the defensive side of the ball.First, Baltimore traded all-pro defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions on the first day of free agency in exchange...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Aerial Attack Needs Work in 2015 Pre-Draft Grades of Ravens' Offense

The Ravens have had yet another quiet offseason thus far. They made very little noise on the free agent market, and made one trade that saw them send defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to the Lions for a fourth and fifth-round draft pick.While the Ravens haven't made many moves to improve their roster via free agency, they brought back a key player when they re-signed Justin Forsett to...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Draft Needs: Defensive Tackle

Defensive tackle is considered to be one of the most important positions in the NFL. The battle at the line of scrimmage can determine the outcome of an entire game. Last season the Lions had a tremendous defensive line that was able to pressure the quarterback, and stop the run. Their defensive line was so good, the Lions had the best rushing defense in the league. However, some...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What will Haloti Ngata look like wearing his new Detroit Lions uniform?

One of the more underrated free-agent signings so far came when the Detroit Lions nabbed defensive lineman Haloti Ngata. How the Lions will use Ngata and adjust from losing both Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh remains to be seen, but at least now we know what Ngata looks like in his new digs… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten rule changes the NFL should make immediately Bold Prediction...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

How Much Worse in the Lions Defense Without Ndamukong Suh?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Haloti Ngata Says Goodbye to Baltimore Ravens Fan With Full Page Ad in Baltimore Sun

Unless your team is perfect--and no team is--it is starting to look like it doesn't pay for an NFL player to be too good at his job. Yes, the fat contracts are nice, and for the first season or two a player can get paid what he is worth and have nothing to worry about. However, this off-season it seems like a lot of guys with big contracts have been cut in order to make room under...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Haloti Ngata sends out a goodbye message to Baltimore Ravens fans

Haloti Ngata meant a lot to the Baltimore Ravens, and, luckily, the Baltimore Ravens meant a lot to Haloti Ngata. After being traded to Detroit earlier this week, Ngata sent out this message to all of Baltimore. Special Thanks to the @Ravens fans pic.twitter.com/QN4rYbKVA4 — Deryk Gilmore (@DerykGilmore) March 15, 2015 Thanks, big guy! You may also be interested in: Haloti...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

My Take on the Haloti Ngata Deal

View image | gettyimages.com In a move that has Baltimore Ravens’ fans both puzzled and desponded, The Baltimore Ravens have traded 5 time Pro-Bowl Defensive Tackle Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions. Though details of the deal have not been made official, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King tweeted that the Ravens will receive  4th and 5th round draft picks for Ngata. This deal...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

What Haloti Ngata means to the Detroit Lions

With Ndamukong Suh going to the Miami Dolphins and the Detroit Lions other starting defensive tackle Nick Fairley going to the St. Louis Rams, the Lions were in desperate need of a starting defensive tackle. So, the team goes out there and acquires Haloti Ngata from the Baltimore Ravens for a set of draft picks. This acquisition was so essential for the Lions in this year’s free...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Acquiring Haloti Ngata should come with more change for Detroit Lions defense

As I write this it’s been nearly two full days since The Great Trade Hour of 2015, which is still difficult to fully comprehend. It’s a rare day when the acquisition of Haloti Ngata, a five-time All Pro, can be overshadowed. Jimmy Graham will have that effect, as will any Jimmy Graham-level player who moves to a team that’s been to the last two Super Bowls. But Ngata somewhat...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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