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 3

    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 ...

Analyzing the Detroit Lions Roster Cuts 7

Analyzing the Detroit Lions Roster Cuts
Cut day is one of the hardest for NFL teams who are forced to send packing players they have worked with, developed, and tried to build up.  Sometimes they want to get the players on the practice squad, but have to watch those players slide through waivers first which is never a guaranteed thing.  The ...

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 ...