Detroit Lions Recliner Report – Lions vs. Browns 10

Detroit Lions Recliner Report - Lions vs. Browns
The Detroit Lions kicked off their 2014 preseason against the Cleveland Browns in front of a sold out Ford Field crowd in a Saturday night primetime delight on NFL Network. Since 2002, the Lions and Browns have an ongoing preseason rivalry dubbed The Great Lakes Classic where they play for The Barge Trophy. The two ...

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp – Offense 1

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp - Offense
 By Neil Fischer Mankato Minnesota has been home to Vikings training camp for over 40 years and this year has a lot of questions to answer for the team that finished last in the NFC North. With last years historically bad defense the team brought in a new regime starting with Mike Zimmer at Head ...

Still Too Early Detroit Lions Roster Prediction 5

Still Too Early Detroit Lions Roster Prediction
Without a single snap of preseason played, it’s premature to be looking at who should make the roster.  At this point last season, Jeremy Ross wasn’t even on the team, Ron Bartell was an incumbent starter, and Patrick Edwards was a training camp superstar.  It’s still really fun to do these articles, though, as a ...

Race for the Roster: A Quest for Pride 1

Race for the Roster: A Quest for Pride
Intro Here at The Silverdome Blues (TSB) we’ve pooled our resources a bit and created a collaborative work that combines the graphical expertise of Jeff Moore with the literary insights of yours truly to forge a single work. Our aim is to provide a unique representation of the position battles that will be waged this ...

NFL Combine Measurements and how They Correspond to NFL Success

NFL Combine Measurements and how They Correspond to NFL Success
Most of you are familiar with the relative statistics I’ve been working on lately.  For those that are not, that first sentence probably read as “Blahblahboringmathblahblah”.  I’ll forgive you for that, since math is rarely an exciting endeavor.  Essentially, I created the RAS (Formerly Relative Athletic Score, now Relative Ability System) to rate player measurements ...

Debating the Detroit Lions Number One Starting QB in History 4

Debating the Detroit Lions Number One Starting QB in History
There have been a few pretty good quarterbacks pass through the Detroit Lions organization over the years. Greg Landry, Erik Kramer, even Scott Mitchell put up good regular season numbers. But when debating who the number one starting QB in Lions history is – the debate should begin and end with Bobby Layne versus Matthew ...

A Tale of Two Staffords 3

A Tale of Two Staffords
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it ...

Detroit Lions – The Long Shots 2014 – Guards 3

Detroit Lions - The Long Shots 2014 - Guards
This is the sixth installment of the Long Shots Series. A long shot is a player that very likely will be cut and will have to go above and beyond to impress the coaching staff to even make it to the 75 player cut limit let alone make the final 53 man roster. It is ...

Detroit Lions – The Long Shots 2014 – Offensive Tackles 5

Detroit Lions - The Long Shots 2014 - Offensive Tackles
This is the fifth installment of the Long Shots Series. A long shot is a player that very likely will be cut and will have to go above and beyond to impress the coaching staff to even make it to the 75 player cut limit let alone make the final 53 man roster. It is ...

Detroit Lions – The Long Shots 2014 – Defensive Ends 2

Detroit Lions - The Long Shots 2014 - Defensive Ends
This is the fourth installment of the Long Shots Series. A long shot is a player that very likely will be cut and will have to go above and beyond to impress the coaching staff to even make it to the 75 player cut limit let alone make the final 53 man roster. It is ...