Champions are built in the offseason 1

Champions are built in the offseason
Basking in the afterglow of the franchise’s first playoff appearance since 1999, the front office went into the 2012 offseason with the primary objective of maintain the personnel that fueled its 2011 playoff berth. Though severely up against the cap, Mayhew and Lewand worked the salary cap like wizards, returning 21 of 22 starters from ...

Mock Draft 1.0 2

Mock Draft 1.0
Yesterday I released my wishlist for this offseason. Today, I am releasing my first mock draft of the offseason. We haven’t played any of the collegiate exhibition games like the Shrine Game and we’re still weeks away from the combine so prospect stocks will rise and fall and this will likely cause us to rethink the ...

Free Agency Wishlist 4

Free Agency Wishlist
Despite a disappointing and highly controversial loss to the Dallas Cowboys on wildcard weekend, this offseason caps off one of the most successful seasons in recent Detroit Lions history. What’s most encouraging is the general state of the franchise. Say what you will about Suh’s contract (or conduct) he is by far the most coveted ...

Impossible is Nothing

Impossible is Nothing
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. ...

Our Faith Tested; Our Resolve: Unwavering?

Our Faith Tested; Our Resolve: Unwavering?
Who are these Detroit Lions? In a word – Winners!!! Though the Lions lost two games earlier in the season, one never got the sense the Lions defense absolutely needed the team’s offense to explode in prior games. We learned this team could win smashmouth contests by bludgeoning opponents with a stout defense, timely running ...

Eric Ebron should be Featured Piece in Detroit Lions Offense

Eric Ebron should be Featured Piece in Detroit Lions Offense
Calvin Johnson is the best wide receiver in the NFL.  It’s a statement often taken as simple fact, but has anyone ever stopped to think of why the man they call Megatron is the best receiver in the NFL?  He’s too big, at 6’5″ and over 230 lbs. he dwarfs even the biggest cornerbacks and ...

Detroit Lions Potentially Historic Defense 7

Detroit Lions Potentially Historic Defense
It’s only three games into the season, and I’ve always joked about what happens when you extrapolate data with only a limited amount to work from, but after shutting down the mighty Aaron Rodgers for Matthew Stafford’s first victory against one of the league’s best signal callers, I wanted to provide some context.  For those ...

Detroit Lions Monday night history 2

Detroit Lions Monday night history
This season, the Detroit Lions start things off on a Monday night against the New York Giants at Ford Field on September 8th, 7:10 P.M. on ESPN. Well, I was given the idea by Justin Eyk on Facebook to do some research on the Detroit Lions Monday night history. Justin was trying to find info ...

Living under the Shadow of Mount Ve[SUH]vius 3

Living under the Shadow of Mount Ve[SUH]vius
  Naples, Italy is one of the most picturesque, culturally and architecturally rich cities in the world. It also boasts of being one of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities in the world, a significant accomplishment considering it has been one of Italy’s most invaded regions throughout the centuries. There’s also existed the imminent threat of ...

The End of an Era 4

    The struggles of the Lions front office as it relates to drafting have been well-documented over the years. Despite annually finding themselves in possession of a top 15 draft pick, the Lions have often found themselves entering the season with a dearth of talent across the board. More recently, the Lions have drafted ...