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Detroit Lions Sign Dan Orlovsky to One-Year Deal
April 2nd, 2014 at 11:09 PM
The Detroit Lions have finally found a veteran backup quarterback.  Unfortunately, they found someone who had an awful stint with them in the past.  Dan Orlovsky is in a Lions uniform once again.  ***PHOTO1***  Orlovsky's deal is for one year and worth $1.75 million.  Anytime you mention Orlovsky's name, everyone will remember him...

Golden Tate Signs 5 Year, $31 Million Dollar Contract with Detroit Lions
March 12th, 2014 at 7:09 PM
Early on in the free agency process, the Detroit Lions identified wide receiver as a major need, and identified Golden Tate as their man. With another winter storm bringing the region to a standstill, Tate literally couldn't get out of town after his visit, which may have helped the team...

Backwards or Forwards Hat, Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford Needs to Win Most of All
February 20th, 2014 at 9:12 AM
It's been an interesting offseason for Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford, to say the least. First, pundits have questioned if his mechanics are too broken to have NFL success. Now, Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka is called his hat wearing choices into question with additional over-analysis. ***PHOTO1*** Speaking to the Detroit...

Former Detroit Lions’ Coach Jim Schwartz Classy in Defense of Ndamukong Suh, Matthew Stafford
February 12th, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Though Jim Schwartz was fired by the Detroit Lions, there's apparently no hard feelings considering the former coach has gone out of his way lately to defend a few of his former star players from the team. ***PHOTO1*** First, it was Matthew Stafford, the quarterback that came under fire for falling apart down...

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...

Detroit Lions Officially Announce Joe Lombardi, Teryl Austin as New Coordinators
February 7th, 2014 at 3:27 PM
On Friday, Jim Caldwell made official what everyone had already known for weeks: Joe Lombardi and Teryl Austin would be joining the Detroit Lions as his offensive and defensive coordinators. The announcements were made at a press conference Friday morning. ***PHOTO1*** Both Lombardi and Austin had the chance to speak during their press conference,...

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay Differ on Detroit Lions’ Potential First Round Picks in April
February 7th, 2014 at 11:27 AM
It's the debate that many, including ESPN's own funny man Frank Caliendo, have begun to lampoon. Dueling draft guru's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay rarely can agree on anything, and count the Detroit Lions' needs at the tenth overall pick this April as another significant point of their contention. ***PHOTO1*** In their latest...

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’ Links: Joe Lombardi Praised by Drew Brees; Brett Keisel in Free Agency Fold?
January 31st, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Even though the team isn't currently competing, there's no shortage of news this week, as the Detroit Lions and company hang around New York City prior to the Super Bowl. Just before the big game, the Lions addressed their need for a new head coach, and now, more is coming...

Peyton Manning’s Media Day Praise of Detroit Lions’ Head Coach Jim Caldwell Speaks Volumes
January 29th, 2014 at 9:16 AM
During media day of any Super Bowl, a fair amount of questions asked range from the mundane to the profane. The questions are asked at rapid fire, and most are designed to produce quick, thoughtless statements. ***PHOTO1*** Thankfully, however, for one brief moment, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press had the foresight to...

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...

Detroit Lions’ Hiring of Assistant Coaches with Experience Helps Staff
January 25th, 2014 at 10:44 PM
The Detroit Lions quietly added another position coach late this week, signing Alan Williams, former defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings to be the team's secondary coach. For those worried about the lack of experience of Teryl Austin, that was good news ***PHOTO1*** Austin has already been welcomed aboard as the team's...

Detroit Lions Hire New Orleans Saints’ Joe Lombardi as Offensive Coordinator
January 21st, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Figuring that good bloodlines can never hurt in football, the Detroit Lions struck quickly and quietly on Tuesday morning, hiring Joe Lombardi, grandson of their former arch-nemesis Vince Lombardi, as the team's new offensive coordinator ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. ***PHOTO1*** The Lions had previously been slowly working their way through interviews, talking most...

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...

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...

In Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions Have Two Feared Football Players
January 10th, 2014 at 1:08 PM
Yesterday, ESPN confirmed what most Detroit Lions' fans already figured about two of the team's younger stars, naming Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh the two most feared players in football. ***PHOTO1*** ESPN asked 320 players in a poll which player is most feared in the NFL, and the results came back overwhelmingly...

Running Game Represents Why Ken Whisenhunt’s Offense Might Work Perfectly with Detroit Lions
January 6th, 2014 at 2:30 PM
On Sunday, the San Diego Chargers ran over the Cincinnati Bengals en-route to a dominating 27-10 victory in the Wild Card round. Phillip Rivers had an average, 12/16, 128 yard passing day with one touchdown. ***PHOTO1*** For folks watching with designs of Chargers' offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt becoming the Detroit Lions' next head...

Grading the Detroit Lions: Final Marks for the Offense, Defense, Special Teams and Staff
January 2nd, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Now that the 2013 season is in the books, it's time to hand out final grades to the Detroit Lions for all phases of the game, offense, defense and special teams. Though the Lions had a tough 7-9 finish and struggled at times, there were a few bright spots to...

Detroit Lions Can Hire Coach Like Lovie Smith, Mike Zimmer Provided They Have Offensive Plan
January 1st, 2014 at 5:50 PM
Since Jim Schwartz was fired on Monday afternoon, much of the focus has been centered around who will replace him, and if that person must have an offensive background considering the struggles in the development of Matthew Stafford. ***PHOTO1*** While there are plenty of quality candidates with an offensive background available, the...

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,...