WHOA! Dan Orlovsky calls out former Detroit Lions’ offensive coordinators

Dan Orlovsky (DSN) NFL: Preseason-Detroit Lions at Baltimore Ravens

Dan Orlovsky spent all or parts of four seasons as a quarterback for the Detroit Lions and apparently, he was not too happy with the play calling. Orlovsky, who now works as an analyst for ESPN, joined the The Ringers “NFL Show” podcast last week and he had no problem calling out former Lions’ offensive … Read more

Matthew Stafford makes NFL analyst’s list of QB’s who can win their first ring

NFL‘s senior analyst Gil Brandt constructed a list of 12 quarterbacks in the league that could very well see themselves as a champion once as the smoke clears from Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas in February of 2017. Among the 12 names, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford finds himself on the list. Stafford comes in … Read more

Jim Bob Cooter on Matthew Stafford throwing deep: ‘We’re not going to bury that guy yet’

Jim Bob Cooter was appointed the new offensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions in 2015, after Week 7, when Joe Lombardi was fired. The Lions would go 6-3 with Cooter calling the plays to end the season and the offense seemed to have a different vibe to it. In any offense, it all starts with the quarterback … Read more

Zach Zenner: ‘I’m absolutely back, 100 percent’

Since suffering a serious chest injury during Week 6 against the Chicago Bears last season, Zach Zenner has been on the road to recovery to get himself into good enough shape so he could once again step foot on the football field. Zenner suffered a partially collapsed lung and fractured four ribs in five different … Read more

Golden Tate: Lions offense will be ‘exciting to watch’

After the firing of former offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, and subsequent promotion of then interim offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, the Lions offense showed signs of life. After averaging 19.9 points per game in the first seven games (1-6 record) of the 2015 season, they averaged 24.7 points per game in the last nine games (after Cooter took the reigns as offensive … Read more

Lions progressing well on offense in post-Megatron era

There is no doubt that the loss of Calvin Johnson is going to hurt the offense for the Detroit Lions. The caliber of player that Johnson was doesn’t come around very often in professional sports. You build through the draft, free agency, waiver pick-ups, etc. to prepare your team for those kind of situations. Wide … Read more

NFL Network’s Heath Evans think Lombardi, not Cooter is a better option for Lions, Stafford

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone.   Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported on some interesting … Read more

Lions hire David Walker as their new RB coach

It did not take long for the Detroit Lions to find a replacement for former running backs coach, Curtis Modkins. According to Fox Sports, the Lions nabbed David Walker to fill the vacant coaching position. Only a day after Modkins left to become Chip Kelly‘s offensive coordinator in San Francisco, Jim Caldwell was quick to pull the … Read more

Lance Moore hoping to be back with Lions in 2016

After a disappointing 2014 campaign with the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver Lance Moore bounced back this season with the Detroit Lions and found his love for football again. Moore will be a free agent this offseason, but has stated that he would like to return to the Lions for 2016. “I’d love to be back … Read more

Offensive line finding its groove

Three straight wins- what has been the catalyst in the sudden turnaround? There are many factors that decide the outcome of a football game, but one position group has stood out above the rest in terms of improvement. The Detroit Lions’ offensive line has actually resembled an NFL caliber unit as of late, and it has … Read more

Jim Caldwell does not regret holding off on firing Joe Lombardi

Jim Caldwell was quick to defend then offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi at the beginning of the year when the offense was under-achieving. Now, he is still sticking to his guns. In an interview with ESPN.com, Caldwell said that he does not wish that the change would have come any sooner. “No, probably the simplest way,” Caldwell said. “It’s … Read more

Lions not playing in England next season

After two seasons in a row with games at Wembley Stadium the Detroit Lions will not be headed back across the pond in 2016. No London trip for the Detroit Lions next season after playing games at Wembley Stadium in 2014 and 15. https://t.co/OPKjrIeW1w — Bill Shea (@Bill_Shea19) November 25, 2015 The popularity of American … Read more

The case for keeping Matthew Stafford

One of the most talked about subjects since the firing of offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi has been if the Detroit Lions should still stick with Matthew Stafford as their starting QB for the future. After the firings of Tom Lewand and Martin Mayhew, the questions surrounding Stafford seemed to be at an all-time high after … Read more

Joe Lombardi denies criticizing Matthew Stafford’s intelligence

Last Thursday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi claimed Matthew Stafford was unable to pick up his offensive scheme and that it had to be simplified when new OC Jim Bob Cooter took over. One week later, Justin Rogers of MLive had the opportunity to speak … Read more

New identity is a must for the Lions moving forward

Across the entire world of sports, each team develops an identity throughout their own sport. Identities are forged by consistency, whether that be for success or failure. Some teams are consistently good, while some are consistently bad. A few are, well… consistently inconsistent. In the NFL, it’s not very hard to figure the identity of … Read more

Lions owner Martha Ford’s statement on firings

The Detroit Lions are on a bye week after their dreadful 1-7 start…..thank the Lord. Or should we say, Ford? However, that did not stop the ownership from assessing where they stand as a franchise. On Thursday, the organization made some bold and rather surprising moves, announcing that team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew have … Read more