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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