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Detroit Lions Positional Recap, Defensive Backs: Expect Plenty of Team Changes Prior to 2014
March 3rd, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Every Monday/Tuesday during the winter, we're taking a closer look back at the progression of every position on the Detroit Lions during the 2013 season. Of all the positions the Detroit Lions need to reshape this most this offseason, the defensive backfield could be one of the most obvious. Gone is hard-hitting, oft-injured safety...

With Either Darqueze Dennard or Justin Gilbert, Detroit Lions Might not Be Able to Lose
February 26th, 2014 at 9:39 AM
Tuesday, the defensive backs took center stage at the NFL Combine and being the Detroit Lions have holes at cornerback and safety and had secondary coach Tony Oden on the field running drills, the team was all eyes. That's especially true as it related to Darqueze Dennard and Justin Gilbert,...

Detroit Lions Free Agency Preview: Cornerback Position Has Decent Mix of Familiar Faces
February 20th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
Football's free agency period opens just over a month from now on March 11, so until then, we're breaking down the players and positions that the Detroit Lions could be interested in. If it's the offseason, chances are, the Detroit Lions are probably looking for help at cornerback on the free agent market. With...

Veteran Cornerback Charles Tillman Sounds Open to Detorit Lions, Could Be Interesting Fit
February 6th, 2014 at 11:04 AM
In 2013, defensive end Israel Idonije signed with the Detroit Lions after not suiting up for another team other than the Chicago Bears. Now, it seems Idonije's move could have opened up a pipeline of former Bears to the Motor City. ***PHOTO1*** Cornerback Charles Tillman, long regarded as one of the best...

Seattle Seahawks Big, Tough Secondary Shows Ideal Defensive Blueprint for Detroit Lions to Follow
January 20th, 2014 at 10:47 AM
The Detroit Lions could learn a thing or two from the Seattle Seahawks, their NFC Champion brethren from the northwest. The Seahawks have built a tough defense revolving mostly around the aggressiveness of their secondary, and that's what Detroit needs to shoot for as they attempt to renovate the group...

Detroit Lions’ Injury Report: Cast of Starters Sit Out Practice, Incluing DeAndre Levy and Sam Martin
December 18th, 2013 at 4:35 PM
Detroit Lions' Injury Report catches fans up on the latest news from the infirmary. Not only did the Detroit Lions lose a game Monday night, but they may have finally contracted the NFL's often catchy injury bug. Wednesday was a tough day at practice, as four starters sat out. This week, Brandon Pettigrew, DeAndre...

Detroit Lions’ Injury Report: Chris Houston Returns Despite Foot Injury, Reggie Bush on Sidelines
December 4th, 2013 at 4:24 PM
Detroit Lions' Injury Report catches fans up on the latest news from the infirmary. Taking on the Green Bay Packers without Aaron Rodgers allowed the Detroit Lions to survive the loss of cornerback Chris Houston, who was forced to sit out with a foot injury. Now, a week before taking on the...

Inside the Numbers: Attention Matt Flynn, Detroit Lions Still Can’t Defend Opposing Wide Recievers
November 26th, 2013 at 8:25 AM
The Detroit Lions haven't been defending the opposition's wide receivers well at all lately, or much of 2013. That could only mean good news for the Green Bay Packers' areal attack on Thursday afternoon. During the last four weeks, the Lions are on a nasty streak. They've allowed at least one...

Detroit Lions Midseason Report: Defense Playing with Some Swagger, Finally Forcing Turnovers
October 31st, 2013 at 11:11 AM
Detroit Lions' Midseason Report is a three part series examining the strengths and weaknesses of the offense, defense and special teams from the first eight games while casting a look ahead to the second half of the season. Defensively, the Detroit Lions are leaps and bounds ahead of where they were after...

Detroit Lions’ Scorecard: Breaking Down the Play of the Defensive Backs Against the Dallas Cowboys
October 28th, 2013 at 8:57 AM
Every Monday during the regular season, the "Detroit Lions' Scorecard" will take a closer look at the on field performance of an important positional group and rank their performance during the prior game. Lost in the afterglow of the Detroit Lions' stunning come from behind victory against the Dallas Cowboys was...

Detroit Lions’ Scorecard: Breaking Down the Play of Defensive Backs Against the New York Jets
August 12th, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Every Monday during the regular season, the "Detroit Lions' Scorecard" will take a closer look at the on field performance of an important positional group and rank their performance during the prior game. Entering the 2013 season, arguably, the Detroit Lions needed to improve the secondary the most out of any...

Detroit Lions Need to Keep Health the Most Within Secondary
July 29th, 2013 at 3:58 PM
Over the first weekend of training camp, there were fewer headlines bigger than injuries. From Dennis Pitta to Dan Koppen and Jeremy Maclin, quality veterans were dropping like flies as camp competition ramped up. ***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Lions, though, have managed to keep healthy on the whole. Outside bumps and bruises to...

Detroit Lions’ Tuesday 10, Number 8: After Extension, Big Things Expected of Chris Houston
July 9th, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Welcome to Tuesday 10, where every Tuesday over the summer, we'll count down 10 Detroit Lions who are vital to the team's success in 2013. Today, we continue things by examining a cornerback who cashed in and now needs to play up to potential. When the Detroit Lions hit the 2013 offseason, there...

Darius Slay Could Hold All the Keys to Improving Detroit Lions’ Usual Secondary Woes
June 12th, 2013 at 12:35 PM
This April, it was a familiar refrain from draft analysts. "Once he gets on the field and recovers from a meniscus injury, you'll love Darius Slay." Detroit Lions' fans had heard that line before with prospects, so their skepticism was justified. Following a great day in camp, however, it looks as...

Charles Woodson Could Put Detroit Lions’ Defense Over the Top
May 19th, 2013 at 8:55 AM
***PHOTO1*** Over the weekend in Michigan, Charles Woodson was doing plenty of talking at a charity event. Amongst other topics, he commented on his surprise over not signing yet and even addressed the hometown Detroit Lions, a team which should now seek out his services for defensive leadership. Naturally, given that Woodson was...

Darius Slay Undergoes Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Will Miss Rookie Mini-Camp
May 7th, 2013 at 12:32 PM
A major risk taken by the Detroit Lions during the 2013 NFL Draft was the selection of the reportedly hobbled Darius Slay early in the second round. Slay, it was thought, would require surgery to fix a meniscus problem, but the Lions originally assured folks that wouldn't be necessary. It was...

Darius Slay and Larry Warford Building Blocks for Detroit Lions on Day Two of NFL Draft
April 27th, 2013 at 9:51 AM
There's an old saying around baseball which also proves true where the early rounds of the NFL Draft are concerned: "you can't win a pennant in the first month of a season, but you can lose one." Similarly, you can't always win a draft on day two, but you can certainly...

Detroit Lions NFL Draft Positional Preview: Breaking Down 2013′s Cornerback Class
April 17th, 2013 at 2:41 PM
From now until the 2013 NFL Draft begins on April 25, we'll be breaking down each position the Detroit Lions could target, both early and late. Today, a closer look at some top cornerbacks. Of all the positions the Detroit Lions need a substantial upgrade in depth, the defensive backfield is most important. After resigning...

2013 Detroit Lions Mock Draft, Pick 5: Cornerback Dee Milliner Simply Too Good to Pass Up
April 16th, 2013 at 3:36 PM
The NFL Draft is just over a week away, and we're breaking down the Detroit Lions potential thought process as it relates to selections in a four round mock. Today, we're projecting who the team might select in round one. Check back Thursday for round two. For weeks, the speculation surrounding...

Detroit Lions Links: Dee Milliner and Chance Warmack Visit, David Akers Takes Over Kicking
April 9th, 2013 at 12:29 PM
As the NFL Draft draws closer, the Detroit Lions are visiting with several players whom they might have interest in. Often times, it's hard to keep up with such matters, and news is coming fast after Detroit hosted two big prospects from Alabama this week and finally solved their kicking...