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Should The Lions Trade Up For Sammy Watkins?

Should The Lions Trade Up For Sammy Watkins?

by Scott McMahon

Sammy Watkins made it abundantly clear in an interview with the Detroit Free Press that if he ends up in a Detroit Lions uniform on draft day, that the “sky’s the limit” for him and the Detroit offense... Read more

On the Clock: Lions

On the Clock: Lions

by Bill Lund

The 2013 NFL season was forgetful for Lions fans. The Lions were 7-5 and in control of the NFC North until a four-game losing streak to end the season sealed the fates of the Lions and head coach Jim Schwartz... Read more

Expectations High For Lions RBs In New Offense

Expectations High For Lions RBs In New Offense

by Scott McMahon

New offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi has made it known that the Lions will run an offensive scheme very similar to that of the New Orleans Saints, for whom Lombardi served as quarterbacks coach from 2009-2013... Read more

Free Agency: How The NFC North Has Fared

Free Agency: How The NFC North Has Fared

by Scott McMahon

The NFL is now more than two weeks into free agency, and all 32 team have hit the market to retool for the upcoming season. Some are putting the finishing touches on a playoff-caliber team, while others are building for the future... Read more

Lions Must Seize "Golden" Opportunity

Lions Must Seize "Golden" Opportunity

by Scott McMahon

It’s no secret by now that the Lions are in desperate need of wide receiver help. Calvin Johnson is a monster, but he can’t catch every pass that Matthew Stafford throws... Read more

Lions Have A “Ton Of Interest” In Sammy Watkins

Lions Have A “Ton Of Interest” In Sammy Watkins

by Allen Kim

The 2014 NFL Draft is still weeks away, but rumors of the Detroit Lions having a strong interest in WR Sammy Watkins is generating some buzz. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted this: “I don’t know if they can pull it off... Read more

Statistics Could Doom Lions Offensive Line In 2014

Statistics Could Doom Lions Offensive Line In 2014

by Scott McMahon

I’m a statistics guy—I love numbers and I love using them to tell a story. In sports, it’s usually pretty easy. The team with the most points wins, gaining yards usually helps toward putting up more points, and so on... Read more

Revisiting The Merit Of Matthew Stafford's Contract Extension

Revisiting The Merit Of Matthew Stafford's Contract Extension

by Scott McMahon

When the Lions sat at 5-3 in early November, I wrote an article titled, “Has Matthew Stafford Earned His Contract Extension,” in which I compared Stafford’s three-year, $53 million contract extension to the other five NFL quarterbacks whose... Read more

Here's Why Detroit Really Needs A WR Now

Here's Why Detroit Really Needs A WR Now

by Scott McMahon

To avoid salary cap penalties, the Lions cut safety Louis Delmas and wide receiver Nate Burleson on Thursday, saving the team over $11 million. Of that freed cap space, Burleson was set to earn $5... Read more

Detroit Lions Cut Nate Burleson, Louis Delmas

Detroit Lions Cut Nate Burleson, Louis Delmas

by Allen Kim

The Detroit Lions released veteran WR Nate Burleson and S Louis Delmas today. "I had a message on my phone this morning to call Martin Mayhew back and I knew there were only a couple options," Burleson said... Read more

Here Are Your 2013 Lion Kings

Here Are Your 2013 Lion Kings

by Scott McMahon

It was no surprise when Peyton Manning took home both the Most Valuable Player trophy and the Offensive Player of the Year award—what else would you expect from the guy that set single-season records for passing yards and touchdowns? He may not... Read more

Detroit Lions Re-Sign C Dominic Raiola

Detroit Lions Re-Sign C Dominic Raiola

by Allen Kim

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Detroit Lions have re-signed C Dominic Raiola to a one-year deal. The 35-year-old took a pay cut last year, dropping his base salary from $4.05 million to the veteran’s minimum of $940,000... Read more

Rave Reviews For New-Look Pro Bowl

Rave Reviews For New-Look Pro Bowl

by Scott McMahon

Remember the past few AFC-NFC Pro Bowls? You know, the games that had an 83.8 total points per game in the last five years? Thankfully, those days are over... Read more

Lions' Offseason Hires Show Dedication To Fixing Problems

Lions' Offseason Hires Show Dedication To Fixing Problems

by Scott McMahon

Anyone who watched the Lions in 2013 down the stretch saw three key problems with the team: inconsistent quarterback play from Matthew Stafford, a porous secondary prone to allowing big plays at the worst times, and a lack of discipline that... Read more

Jim Caldwell Should Already Be On The Hot Seat In Detroit

Jim Caldwell Should Already Be On The Hot Seat In Detroit

by Scott McMahon

Jim Caldwell has been the Lions head coach for less than a week, so why should he be worried about losing his job? You all know my thoughts on the matter if you read my article from Monday; some agree and some disagree with my opinions on... Read more

Caldwell Is The Right Man To Tame The Lions

Caldwell Is The Right Man To Tame The Lions

by Zachary Doleiden

Earlier this week, the Detroit Lions brought their search for a new head coach to an abrupt end when the team announced the hiring of former Indianapolis Colts head coach and Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell... Read more

Calvin Johnson Underwent Finger & Knee Surgery

Calvin Johnson Underwent Finger & Knee Surgery

by Allen Kim

During Jim Caldwell’s introductory press conference as the Detroit Lions’ new head coach, GM Martin Mayhew revealed that Calvin Johnson underwent minor knee surgery and is also recovering from a finger operation... Read more

The One Player The Lions Must Take With The Tenth Overall Pick

The One Player The Lions Must Take With The Tenth Overall Pick

by Scott McMahon

“With the 10th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select…” I don’t want to say there’s a right answer here, but there isn’t much of a reason why the Lions shouldn’t take one particular cornerback with their first round... Read more