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Former Detroit Lions’ Running Back Jahvid Best to Sue NFL, Riddell Over Concussions
January 29th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
The biggest hot button issue in football is head injuries and the ways in which the league is dealing with them. The Detroit Lions have hardly been immune in the discussion, and now, Jahvid Best has brought them back into the forefront. ***PHOTO1*** Best, who can no longer play football due to a...

Detroit Lions Release Jahvid Best, Who Called Experience in Detroit “Special”
July 17th, 2013 at 7:44 PM
The unfortunate final chapter of Jahvid Best's football life came to an end Wednesday afternoon, when the Detroit Lions released the speedy running back after his career was slowed by a series of devastating concussions. ***PHOTO1*** Best, who last played for the Lions in 2011, was shelved the entire 2012 season with...

Targeting Speed and not Durability at Running Back? Detroit Lions Can’t Make That Mistake
January 26th, 2013 at 10:30 AM
There's been a full week of practice at the Senior Bowl, and thankfully, the Detroit Lions have outlined and admitted their obvious need at running back. Hopefully, though, they refuse to let the element of speed blind them to the important issue of durability at the position come April. Certainly, if...

What Should Be the Detroit Lions’ Draft Philosophy in ’13? Target Alabama Stars
January 8th, 2013 at 9:48 AM
After watching the Alabama Crimson Tide wallop Notre Dame in the national championship, I couldn't help myself from writing one more column about the Detroit Lions' potential plans for this April. Following a team which seems to constantly possess a top pick and watching the top two teams compete on...

It’s Refreshing to See Homegrown Joique Bell Making Impact for Detroit Lions’ Ground Game
November 7th, 2012 at 11:13 AM
The understated local hero. It's become a lost trend in the NFL over time, but one that has proven no less important to the eventual success of great teams. After failing to be drafted in 2010 and bouncing around the league, Joique Bell appears to have finally found his home in...

Detroit Lions Links: Secondary Shorthanded Again as Louis Delmas and Amari Spievey Won’t Play
November 3rd, 2012 at 1:52 PM
The Detroit Lions will try to get back to the .500 mark as they prepare for a road contest with the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon, and we've got you covered with the latest news and information regarding this match up from various sources around the internet. One of the keys to...

Jahvid Best’s Injury Misfortune Shouldn’t Reflect Poorly on Detroit Lions’ Draft Strategy
October 17th, 2012 at 11:12 AM
The news late Tuesday wasn't good for the Detroit Lions. Their elusive running back Jahvid Best wouldn't be cleared for football related contact in 2012 after all. The concussions which had defined his early career are now likely to end it, slowing down some very electric legs. Naturally, as hindsight dominates...

Detroit Lions Links: Ndamukong Suh Won’t Be Ticketed in Latest Auto Incident
October 12th, 2012 at 4:32 PM
This week, coming off the bye, things were a bit more tumultuous for the Detroit Lions. The team absorbed the death of Alex Karras, one of their heroes, was bashed anonymously by general managers and league executives and learned news about Ndamukong Suh getting in more car trouble. Ugh. Is...

10 Questions as the Detroit Lions Enter Their Bye Week
October 3rd, 2012 at 3:05 PM
The Detroit Lions are heading into their bye week a disappointing 1-3. After high expectations, their inconsistent play has left fans around the Motor City bewildered just a bit. Naturally, there's several questions swirling in everyone's mind. We'll attempt to answer 10 of those as the Lions get set to...

Jim Schwartz Monday Press Conference Recap, St. Louis Edition
September 10th, 2012 at 3:38 PM
After a summer off, Jim Schwartz has once again taken his rightful Monday place at the podium. Today, the coach chewed on some bits from the Detroit Lions' first win of the season. He discussed the elements of the clutch comeback, the play of his defense, the status of some...

Detroit Lions 27, St. Louis Rams 23: Hunt Report
September 10th, 2012 at 9:20 AM
The first test of the year for the Detroit Lions ended up being tougher than most expected. Though they were a seven point underdog, the St. Louis Rams showed plenty of fight in pushing the Lions to the limit all day long. Just like several times last year, it took...

Detroit Lions Links: Chris Houston and Louis Delmas Hurting, Kyle Vanden Bosch on Replacement Refs
September 4th, 2012 at 2:22 PM
The regular season is set to begin on Sunday, as the Detroit Lions will take on the St. Louis Rams at Ford Field. Before then, there's a few issues that need to be addressed, namely injuries and the salary cap. Here's the latest as the Lions prepare to open the 2012...

Detroit Lions Vs. Buffalo Bills: Five Things to Watch in Preseason Game 4
August 30th, 2012 at 2:42 PM
Finally, the preseason finale is here. Amongst other clever nicknames, this final contest could also technically be called mop up duty. Mindful of injury, the starters will likely see limited minutes. Rookies, second stringers and everyone else will get the chance to make a unique impression on fans and coaches...

5 Reasons the Detroit Lions Should Strike a Deal for Maurice Jones-Drew
August 24th, 2012 at 8:11 AM
Recent rumblings suggest that Jacksonville Jaguars' running back Maurice Jones-Drew is open to a trade. Will the Jaguars agree to deal their franchise runner who's in the midst of a hold out? The likelihood of that isn't great. Still, word that a top flight back could be available prior to...

Detroit Lions 2012 Positional Preview: Running Back
August 20th, 2012 at 1:06 PM
If there was one weakest link on the Detroit Lions last year, it came from the inability to sustain a consistent running game. Though many pointed the finger at the organization for not addressing the problem and replacement players for not getting the job done, it was hard to seriously...

Detroit Lions Vs. Cleveland Browns: Five Things to Watch in Preseason Game One
August 10th, 2012 at 11:51 AM
It seems like just yesterday we were lamenting the close of another regular season. The Detroit Lions, fresh off more accomplishments than they have enjoyed in recent history, now embark on another tune up slate for 2012. First up are the Cleveland Browns in the annual preseason "Great Lakes Classic."...

Detroit Lions Camp Update: Jahvid Best Delay Might Mean Stefan Logan Becomes Running Back
July 31st, 2012 at 2:43 PM
Here's the latest news and information from training camp as the Detroit Lions inch closer to practicing in pads. Running back Jahvid Best, a key component to Detroit's offense in 2012, still hasn't been cleared for contact yet, which has frustrated general manager Martin Mayhew. He says he is "surprised and disappointed"...

Detroit Lions Training Camp Preview: Five Things to Watch in Allen Park
July 27th, 2012 at 10:47 AM
It's that time of the football year once again. The time that veteran NFL'ers hate, rookies learn to hate and fans enjoy. It's training camp, the pad pushing, drill barking start to every football season's long journey that hopefully concludes with a Super Bowl. After last year's 10-6 record and playoff...

Detroit Lions’ Ten Best Games of 2011, Number 4: Bears Fall to Lions in Monday Night Jungle
July 16th, 2012 at 8:37 AM
Back by popular demand this summer, it's the Detroit Lions "Ten Best" countdown. Every Monday over the next two months, we'll not only be counting down the best games, but also the best plays of last season. All of this will lead into our positional previews, which should take us through training...

Analyzing Five Detroit Lions Who Must Enjoy Breakout Seasons in 2012
July 6th, 2012 at 3:48 PM
This summer, as part of looking ahead to the 2012 NFL season, we're going in-depth to analyze the Detroit Lions' roster. Next Friday, we'll tell you what Lions must remain consistent producers for Detroit to achieve success in 2012. In August, we'll embark on in-depth previews of each position. This...