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Detroit Lions Free Agency Updates: Tracking the Latest Rumors, Rumblings and Signings
March 11th, 2014 at 10:14 AM
2014's NFL free agent frenzy begins at 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday, when players can officially sign with new teams. Until then, the rumors will get going with regards to who's going where and negotiating. ***PHOTO1*** Keeping track of the Detroit Lions moves won't be easy figuring the team has multiple needs...

Detroit Lions Free Agency Preview: Tight End Market Doesn’t Offer Depth or Many Difference Makers
March 6th, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Football's free agency period opens in a week on March 11. Until then, we're breaking down the players and positions that the Detroit Lions could target. Outside of Jimmy Graham, the free agent market for tight ends figures to be extremely narrow. For a team like the Detroit Lions that could be in...

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...

Detroit Lions Black History Month Salute: Impact of James “Shack” Harris not Only Felt in Front Office
February 28th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
With February being Black History Month, Lions 101 takes time to salute the contributions of a few notable African American pioneers within the organization. An interesting factoid was recently learned. Currently, the Detroit Lions employ the first African American quarterback to lead a team to the playoffs, the first African American to...

Detroit Lions Positional Recap, Defensive Line: Run Defense Steps up, Finally Becomes Elite
February 24th, 2014 at 9:49 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. The Detroit Lions have been able to get after the quarterback with their defensive line for some time, but the biggest question marks surrounding the front four has been their...

Detroit Lions Black History Month Salute: Gentleman Charlie Sanders Has Always Stayed Involved
February 21st, 2014 at 9:22 AM
With February being Black History Month, Lions 101 takes time to salute the contributions of a few notable African American pioneers within the organization. The Detroit Lions have long been known as a diverse franchise, but they have certainly had a few players setting the gold standard for other African Americans...

Detroit Lions Positional Recap, Offensive Line and Tight End: Rookie Performers Step Up
February 17th, 2014 at 10:13 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. Over time, the Detroit Lions have been maligned for plenty, but most consistently for not developing a competent offensive line. During the 2013 season, that finally looked to change,...

Detroit Lions’ Black History Month Salute: Jim Caldwell Quietly Breaks an Important Barrier
February 14th, 2014 at 9:46 AM
With February being Black History Month, Lions 101 takes time to salute the contributions of a few notable African American pioneers within the organization. Quietly, lost amid the varying opinions on the hire of Jim Caldwell, the subsequent filling out of his staff, and the quick development of the offseason afterward, a very...

Detroit Lions’ Free Agency Preview: Loaded Wide Reciever Group Provides Lions with Options
February 13th, 2014 at 9:44 AM
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. For the Detroit Lions, the upgrade of no position could be as important as wide receiver this offseason. Coming off...

Detroit Lions’ Positional Recap, Wide Reciever: Outside Calvin Johnson, Modest Contributions
February 10th, 2014 at 11:34 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. The Detroit Lions came into the 2013 season needing a big year from their receivers, namely, players not named Calvin Johnson. When the season began, it appeared as if...

Detroit Lions’ Positional Recap, Running Back Edition: Reggie Bush and Joique Bell Ideal 1-2
February 4th, 2014 at 10:58 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. Entering 2013, the Detroit Lions hadn't enjoyed a quality rushing attack in a long time, but that changed in a dramatic way when the team added Reggie Bush from...

Five Things the Detroit Lions Should Learn from the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks
February 3rd, 2014 at 10:19 AM
The Seattle Seahawks turned what many figured to be a closely contested Super Bowl into a rout, punishing the Denver Broncos en-route to a commanding 43-8 victory. Along the way, many figure the Seahawks may have changed the blueprint for building an NFL team. ***PHOTO1*** Behind an aggressive, big-play defense, a mobile quarterback...

Five Things Detroit Lions’ Fans Should Watch for During Sunday Night’s Super Bowl
February 2nd, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Sunday evening, the football season comes to a close with the Super Bowl, annually the biggest game of the year. Even though the Detroit Lions aren't competing and never have, there's plenty of things to watch from the perspective of the team as the game kicks off. ***PHOTO1*** As Jim Caldwell said...

Detroit Lions Positional Recap, Quarterback Edition: Matthew Stafford’s Apparent Regression Frustrates
January 27th, 2014 at 10:11 AM
Every Monday during the winter, we're taking a closer look back at the progression of every position on the Detroit Lions during the 2013 season. Seeing as there was no position more maligned, confusing, compounding and frustrating for the Detroit Lions during the 2013 season, there's no better place to start a...

Five Things to Watch from Ken Whisenhunt’s San Diego Offense Against the Denver Broncos
January 12th, 2014 at 9:05 AM
Thanks to a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, it's another playoff edition of Ken Whisenhunt watch for Detroit Lions' fans. After a Thursday night interview with Lions' brass in California, Whisenhunt reportedly remains the top choice to be the team's next head coach whenever San Diego's season ends, which won't...

Minnesota Vikings 14, Detroit Lions 13, Hunt Report: Dismal December Ends with One Point Loss
December 29th, 2013 at 5:38 PM
Though fans of the Detroit Lions have watched their team lose in many ways during the 2013 season and though the team had no way to make the playoffs win or lose, Sunday's defeat to the Minnesota Vikings had to leave the worst possible taste in everyone's collective mouth. ***PHOTO1*** The Lions,...

New York Giants 23, Detroit Lions 20, Hunt Report: Lions’ Playoff Push Ends in Familiar, Painful Fashion
December 22nd, 2013 at 10:57 PM
For the last week, the message was simple. The Detroit Lions still had a chance at the playoffs, no matter how faint, fans were told by players and coaches alike. All the team would have to do would be win out and find some help along the way. It turns...

New York Giants Vs. Detroit Lions: Five Things to Watch with Playoff Lives on the Line
December 22nd, 2013 at 8:50 AM
For much of the 2013 season, the Detroit Lions looked to be in the drivers seat for winning the upside down NFC North division. Following a messy December, that momentum has come to a screeching halt, and now the Lions must win out and get some help to reach the...

The Three Biggest Things: Questioning the New York Giants with Dan Graziano of ESPN
December 20th, 2013 at 12:17 PM
The New York Giants are normally accustomed to being involved in late season playoff pushes during the month of December. This season, that's not the case, as plenty of circumstances have led the Giants to a miserable 5-9 record and plenty of early thoughts about the offseason. ***PHOTO1*** From Eli Manning's interceptions to...

Baltimore Ravens 18, Detroit Lions 16, Hunt Report: Lions’ Playoff Hopes Take a Major Kick with Loss
December 17th, 2013 at 1:32 AM
The use of the term "Same Old Lions" has drawn ire from Detroit Lions' players and faithful alike in 2013. With a nation watching on Monday Night Football, the team proved why the saying will likely have to die as hard as an old habit. After coming out possessed on the first...