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Detroit Lions’ Owner William Clay Ford Sr. Passes Away at Age 88
March 9th, 2014 at 3:11 PM
The Detroit Lions should have been spending a lazy weekend early in March planning for free agency, but instead, they were forced to say farewell to their legendary owner William Clay Ford Sr. who passed away Sunday at the age of 88. ***PHOTO1*** After the news broke, team president Tom Lewand released a...

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 Release Wide Receiver Nate Burleson, Save $5.5M in Cap Room
February 13th, 2014 at 2:24 PM
A day after the New Orleans Saints got the NFL's season of cuts off to a roaring start, the Detroit Lions have reportedly decided to add a significant name of their own to the mix by releasing veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson. ***PHOTO1*** Burleson had been in Detroit since 2010, when he...

Detroit Lions Should Keep Ndamukong Suh for Defensive Consistency Next Season
February 9th, 2014 at 10:09 AM
Around Detroit this week, the hottest topic of football conversation has been what to do with Detroit Lions' starting defensive tackle and free agent soon to be Ndamukong Suh. Considering Suh's age and ability level, it doesn't seem like much of a question to ponder at all. ***PHOTO1*** Many reasons have been given...

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...

Unfortunately, Detroit Lions’ Season Ticket Price Raises Remain a Nessecary Evil
January 27th, 2014 at 7:21 PM
Considering the modest return on investment lately, nobody can bag on Detroit Lions' fans too much for becoming frustrated with the team raising ticket prices. The Lions announced on Monday that they'll raise their season ticket prices again. Despite that, the fans must realize the reasoning behind the move. “The decision to...

Detroit Lions Officially Introduce Jim Caldwell as Franchise’s 26th Head Coach
January 15th, 2014 at 5:50 PM
"It's great to be a Detroit Lion." ***PHOTO1*** With that phrase and a smile, another new era in Detroit Lions football began anew on Wednesday, as the team introduced their 26th head coach, Jim Caldwell, at Ford Field. In their opening statements, team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew reaffirmed...

Report: Detroit Lions Hire Former Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Jim Caldwell
January 14th, 2014 at 2:26 PM
The Detroit Lions have reportedly decided to hire Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell as their next head coach. After Ken Whisenhunt decided on the Tennessee Titans, Detroit quickly targeted Caldwell and and worked to wrap him up on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** Coaching for the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-2011, Caldwell amassed a 26-22 record...

Detroit Lions Should Completely Reset Coaching Search in Wake of Ken Whisenhunt Setback
January 14th, 2014 at 11:03 AM
Monday night, it looked as if Ken Whisenhunt was set to be signed, sealed and delivered to the Detroit Lions. One problem emerged, however. Whishenhunt, the new head coach of the Tennessee Titans, was never delivered in the first place, so he was never able to be sealed and signed. ***PHOTO1*** Whether...

Report: Detroit Lions Expect to Interview Ken Whisenhunt Tuesday, Deal Coming Next?
January 13th, 2014 at 5:52 PM
Update: So much for that. The Tennessee Titans reportedly agreed with Ken Whisenhunt Monday night according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, meaning the Lions will have to look elsewhere for their next head coach. The Detroit Lions weren't able to get Ken Whisenhunt in town early Monday thanks to San Diego Chargers'...

Where the Detroit Lions’ Coaching Search Stands, Week Two Edition: Ken Whisenhunt Now Availible
January 13th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
After another busy week of interviews and rumors, the Detroit Lions may have received the break they needed to help conclude their coaching search. Ken Whisenhunt's San Diego Chargers were eliminated by the Denver Broncos after a hard fought game, and could quickly become Detroit's new coach as a result. ***PHOTO1*** Regardless,...

Detroit Lions Interview Mike Munchak, Expect to Talk with Ken Whisenhunt Thursday
January 8th, 2014 at 6:27 PM
The Detroit Lions interviewed former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak on Wednesday, continuing and building upon what figures to be a busy week with regards to interviews for potential head coaches. ***PHOTO1*** ESPN reported that Munchak's interview, which originally was planned for Friday in Detroit, got moved up to Wednesday. In part,...

Gary Kubiak Could Potentially Be a Frontrunner for Detroit Lions Job, Perfect Choice to Lead Team
January 8th, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Tuesday, secrecy was at an all-time high around Allen Park. The Detroit Lions have been linked with several head coaches and assistant coaches in the media during their latest coaching search, but one name that hadn't surfaced or even been considered was Gary Kubiak, former head coach of the Houston...

Report: Detroit Lions Could Be Intrested in Cincinnati Bengals’ Mike Zimmer
January 4th, 2014 at 9:29 AM
The Detroit Lions interviewed Jim Caldwell on Friday, but their coaching search has likely been in a holding pattern otherwise thanks to the San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals, both of whom play a playoff game this weekend. ***PHOTO1*** As previously mentioned, the Lions are interested in talking with Chargers' offensive coordinator...

Report: Detroit Lions Have “Strong” Interest in San Diego Chargers’ Ken Whisenhunt
January 2nd, 2014 at 9:23 PM
The Detroit Lions have been rumored to be looking for an offensive mind to work with Matthew Stafford as their next head coach. If that's the case, they might be targeting the right man in Ken Whisenhunt, the current offensive coordinator for the impressive San Diego Chargers. ***PHOTO1*** Thursday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL...

Report: Former Head Coaches Jim Caldwell, Lovie Smith to Interview with Detroit Lions
January 1st, 2014 at 1:37 PM
The Detroit Lions have finally seen some names surfaces in their search for the franchise's 25th head coach, and not unexpectedly, both have some solid experiences running other NFL teams. ***PHOTO1*** Both Lovie Smith and Jim Caldwell, formally of the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts respectively, are expected to interview for the...

Detroit Lions Fire Head Coach Jim Schwartz After Five Years
December 30th, 2013 at 3:36 PM
The Detroit Lions made what was long expected official on Monday afternoon, firing their head coach Jim Schwartz after five seasons and a dismal 29-51 record. ***PHOTO1*** After a lengthy morning meeting with plenty of uncertainty swirling, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Schwartz was let go just before noon. Though he took...

Pressure is Now Heaviest on Ford Family to Finally Turn Detroit Lions Around Properly
December 24th, 2013 at 10:25 AM
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." "Don't find fault, find a remedy." "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." "You can't build a reputation on what you were going to do." "The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you...

Detroit Lions Work Out Kickers Including Havard Rugland, Retain David Akers
December 3rd, 2013 at 11:17 AM
***PHOTO1*** As expected, the Detroit Lions started to look around for kicking help on Monday afternoon, but decided to hold strong behind veteran David Akers, no matter how erratic he has proven much of this season. The Lions worked out three kickers during practice yesterday, including Havard Rugland, the internet sensation...

Detroit Lions Should Find and Prepare Contingancy Plan for Shaky, Risky David Akers
December 2nd, 2013 at 8:29 AM
If once is a mistake and twice is an accident, what's the excuse when something happens five times? Despite a few assertions otherwise, the Detroit Lions look prepared to test that theory with their aged, embattled kicker David Akers, who's repeated short misses indoors have left holes in Detroit's special...