5 Detroit Lions with the most to prove in 2017

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks

Originally published 2/19/17 Putting the 2016-17 season in the past for the Detroit Lions shouldn’t be a simple task. Finishing on a four-game losing streak, fumbling away their first division title since 1991, and a postseason blowout against the Seattle Seahawks sums up their disappointing end to the season. Free agency and draft scouting to … Read more

5 Players who will not be on the Detroit Lions next season

Despite making a playoff appearance and proving many doubters wrong, the Detroit Lions are still a long way from being Super Bowl contenders. General manager Bob Quinn will have some difficult choices to make this offseason as the Lions have several pending free agents and several weak spots on the roster. Five players in particular … Read more

2016 Detroit Lions final position grades

And so it begins, the long offseason. The Detroit Lions did not leave a good taste in the mouth of many fans after losing four consecutive games–including a poor performance in the playoffs. In saying this, you could reason that the Lions overachieved with their nine-win season. They willed themselves into the postseason despite a … Read more

Detroit Lions Devin Taylor salutes Armed Forces by wearing camouflage suit [Photo]

When the Detroit Lions arrived in Minnesota on Saturday, defensive end Devin Taylor did his best to honor the United States Armed Forces by wearing a camouflage suit. Check it out. https://twitter.com/HeatherZeller/status/795340748644352001 #SaluteToService https://t.co/hJbXDGT5Fm — Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 5, 2016

Detroit Lions 2016 mid-season position grades

Just like that, the NFL regular season is already half-way over. After a 1-3 start, the Detroit Lions were able to turn it around in the second quarter of the season by putting together a three-game win streak. Last week’s loss delivered from the Houston Texans is still fresh on the mind, but it doesn’t mean the season … Read more

Detroit Lions 2016 first-quarter position grades

It is hard to believe, but the NFL regular season is already a quarter of the way done. After four games, you have a decent sample size of who your team truly is and can gauge the trajectory of success. The Detroit Lions are 1-3 and sit dead last in the NFC North. Based off … Read more

Top 5 Detroit Lions who will surprise in 2016

There are plenty of players throughout the NFL that year in and year out end up having ‘surprise’ seasons. Whether it’s a breakout season for a young player or a craft veteran that ends up putting up numbers that you might not have seen him put up in a number of years. It’s always nice … Read more

Detroit Lions final 53-man roster prediction

The Detroit Lions completed the preseason in dominant fashion against the Buffalo Bills. With most starters having the night off, it was a great opportunity for the back-ups to show their stuff. Some made a bigger impression than others. Here is our best guess on how the Lions final 53-man roster will shake out.

Detroit Lions: Observations from Preseason Week 4

It’s the final week of preseason and the last opportunity for bubble players to make their mark. With the 53-roster set to be finalized Saturday afternoon, the Detroit Lions brass probably already has a good idea of who they plan on keeping and releasing. A real special game from an individual could do just enough … Read more

Detroit Lions: Observations from Preseason Week 3

The third preseason game is supposed to be the dress rehearsal for the regular season, but the Detroit Lions looked as if they were unaware. After eight first-half penalties, the Lions entered the second half down 20-6. Their three personal fouls were reminiscent of the Jim Schwartz era. Not only was the offense kept out of … Read more

Lions’ Devin Taylor is poised for breakout season

Yes, it was only a preseason game, but for a player that is poised to have a great year, it was extremely encouraging to see. In the Detroit Lions‘ preseason opener this past Friday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, defensive end Devin Taylor would notch the first sack for Detroit. Three more sacks would be tallied for … Read more

Darius Slay’s contract and the overall cap situation for the Detroit Lions

The details have emerged regarding cornerback Darius Slay‘s new contract, and the Detroit Lions have to be excited about their financial future. After a four-year, $50.2 million extension, Slay’s 2016 cap hit increased from a little over $1.6 million to a reported $4.6 million. The uptick still has the Lions approximately $12 million under the … Read more

Detroit Lions first string projections

When scanning over the Detroit Lions 2016 roster, you will find plenty of new faces. You will also notice the absence of a few mainstays as well, most notably Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell, and Jason Jones. Despite the losses, Detroit returns a healthy majority of their starters from a year ago. GM Bob Quinn has done and continues … Read more

Laken Tomlinson throws punch at Lions training camp

A trend has been forming at Detroit Lions training camp–the defensive line dominates the O-line. It was no different at Monday’s practice and subsequently, tempers started to flare. Despite the offensive line struggles, last year’s first-round pick Laken Tomlinson beat defensive tackle Stefan Charles on multiple occasions in one-on-one drills. Not long after their second repetition, pushing … Read more

2016 Detroit Lions starting lineup predictions

The Detroit Lions will begin training camp on July 29th and it time for some pre-camp predictions. When scanning over the Lions roster, you will find plenty of new faces. You will also notice the absence of a few mainstays as well, most notably Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell, and Jason Jones. Despite the losses, Detroit returns a … Read more

Detroit Lions sign free agent DE Quanterus Smith

With training camp approaching, the Detroit Lions have decided to add some depth to their defensive line with the signing of free agent defensive end Quanterus Smith on Wednesday. Lions have signed DE Quanterus Smith, a former 5th RD pick by Denver. Detroit needed more competition at DE. https://t.co/IFJYzXItEm — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 20, … Read more