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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...

Detroit Lions Links: Cornerbacks Dinged up in Advance of Tough Matchup with Baltimore Ravens
December 14th, 2013 at 10:32 AM
The calm before the storm of Monday Night Football has taken hold in Michigan, where the desperate Detroit Lions badly need a win to stop the bleeding and keep their place atop the NFC North division. ***PHOTO1*** Just as desperate are the Baltimore Ravens, who have won three games in a row...

Jim Schwartz Monday Press Conference Recap, Week 8: Second Half Will Determine Season
October 28th, 2013 at 2:42 PM
Fresh off the Detroit Lions' stunning Sunday win over the Dallas Cowboys, Jim Schwartz was in a spirited mood this Monday, as he talked with the media about the state of his Lions prior to the bye week and updated the status of Ryan Broyles, who suffered another unfortunate injury. Schwartz...

Jim Schwartz Monday Press Conference Recap, Week 6: Run Defense Fix Pushed Detroit Lions
October 14th, 2013 at 2:12 PM
After a one week hiatus, the Detroit Lions got back to being road warriors on Sunday, rallying from a 10 point halftime deficit to throttle the Cleveland Browns. Monday, Jim Schwartz attributed that comeback as much to adjustments with run defense as a fiery halftime speech by linebacker Stephen Tulloch. Schwartz...

Inside the Numbers: Despite 1-2 Record, Green Bay Packers’ Run Defense Will Test Detroit Lions
October 5th, 2013 at 8:53 AM
The Detroit Lions have seen a revitalized rushing attack power their offensive success in 2013, but facing the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, they'll face a major challenge from the second rated run defense in the league. Reggie Bush, of course, has run wild against both of his other NFC North...

The Detroit Lions Must First Showcase Mikel Leshoure to Have a Shot at Trading Him
September 24th, 2013 at 2:05 PM
For the second week in a row, Jim Schwartz towed the company line as it related to underused running back Mikel Leshoure. The former second round pick who's become an afterthought with the signing of Reggie Bush and emergence of Joique Bell has failed to find playing time in the Detroit...

Jim Schwartz Monday Press Confrence Recap: Many Contributions Drive Detroit Lions’ Road Win
September 23rd, 2013 at 2:21 PM
Following a clutch victory against the Washington Redskins, Jim Schwartz wasn't terribly interested in talking about his apparent disdain for headsets. What did thrill the coach, however, was how his Detroit Lions found a way to win in Washington after getting contributions from several different players. ***PHOTO1*** Schwartz was pleased with that...

Detroit Lions’ Scorecard: Breaking Down the Play of the Running Backs Against the Buffalo Bills
September 2nd, 2013 at 10:09 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. Few positions the Detroit Lions feature in 2013 will be more jam packed than running back, and the...

Detroit Lions 35, Buffalo Bills 13: Finishing on a Positive Note Preseason Hunt Report
August 30th, 2013 at 8:42 AM
The NFL preseason, to a large degree, mostly revolves around finding health and momentum. Considering what's transpired around football this summer, the Detroit Lions have managed to find both impressively, as it's almost time to get "Back to Football" that counts. ***PHOTO1*** Thursday night, the Lions continued their momentum from the week...

Detroit Lions’ “Inside the Numbers:” Despite Reggie Bush’s Recieving Impact, Cautionary Tale Exists
August 21st, 2013 at 11:46 AM
When the Detroit Lions signed Reggie Bush, most analysts figured they'd use him in a dual role. In today's NFL, though, defenses always have designs of stopping big contributors and often find success doing so, making balance important. Bush's across the board impact started to be felt during the Lions' preseason...

Detroit Lions Vs. Cleveland Browns: Five Things to Watch in Preseason Game Two
August 15th, 2013 at 9:27 AM
The Detroit Lions got their preseason off to a positive start last Friday, throttling the New York Jets en-route to a convincing 26-17 win. Next up is the first team to hang a loss on Detroit last preseason, the plucky Cleveland Browns. ***PHOTO1*** Like Detroit, Cleveland enters this game 1-0, meaning there's...

Detroit Lions 26, New York Jets 17: Starting Off on the Right Foot Preseason Hunt Report
August 10th, 2013 at 7:28 AM
Looking to stay healthy and start on the road towards plenty of roster questions, the Detroit Lions took on the New York Jets and managed to get off to the quick start they needed, both on the scoreboard and in the win-loss column. ***PHOTO1*** Friday night, with several big kicks and otherwise,...

The Top 10 Detroit Lions’ Turning Points in 2012, Number 2: Texans Thrive, Then Survive in Overtime
August 5th, 2013 at 11:02 AM
This summer, we're looking closer at what went right and wrong during the 2012 Detroit Lions' season. In the coming weeks, we'll count down the top 10 plays which made a difference in the team's performance and record last season. Today, we push toward the top spot with an examination of number...

Notecards from Training Camp, Day One: Spending Friday Morning with the Detroit Lions
August 2nd, 2013 at 1:13 PM
Max DeMara of Lions 101 will spend part of this week and next visiting and watching the Detroit Lions during their training camp in Allen Park, Michigan. Armed with only a ballpoint pen and an index card, he'll jot down everything interesting and mundane that fans need to know prior...

The Top 10 Detroit Lions’ Turning Points in 2012, Number 4: Colts Complete Comeback, Stun Detroit
July 22nd, 2013 at 10:36 AM
This summer, we're looking closer at what went right and wrong during the 2012 Detroit Lions' season. In the coming weeks, we'll count down the top 10 plays which made a difference in the team's performance and record last season. Today, we reach the halfway point with an examination of number 4. In...

The Top 10 Detroit Lions’ Turning Points in 2012, Number 5: Scott Linehan’s Poor Call Boosts Packers
July 15th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
This summer, we're looking closer at what went right and wrong during the 2012 Detroit Lions' season. In the coming weeks, we'll count down the top 10 plays which made a difference in the team's performance and record last season. Today, we reach the halfway point with an examination of number 5. Historically,...

If Detroit Lions’ Running Backs Contribute, Team Could Resemble 2009 New Orleans Saints
July 14th, 2013 at 9:33 AM
It's been the major argument for the last four years. The Detroit Lions need more production out of their running game. With Matthew Stafford now locked up by a new contract extension and Calvin Johnson without a top name running mate, that notion has never been more true. ***PHOTO1*** That's why this season...

Running Back Steven Miller Has Chance to Make Impact with Detroit Lions
May 28th, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Forever, Detroit Lions fans have been clamoring for a smaller, speedy, shifty running back who can change the game with his legs, particularly while on special teams. Think Darren Sproles part two. ***PHOTO1*** However, with Sproles tied up playing for the New Orleans Saints and players in his mold often times incredibly hard...

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...

Theo Riddick Gained More All-Purpose Yardage than Any Detroit Lion in 2012
April 29th, 2013 at 9:54 AM
Though he'll merely be considered a sixth round pick, Theo Riddick might already have a tangible advantage towards making the Detroit Lions next year and it has everything to do with all-purpose yardage, a hidden yet important statistic. Taking a glance at the NFL league leaders in the stat last year...