1. Detroit Lions 2013 Randy Phillips UDFA Camp Stud Award Goes To...

    I instituted the Randy Phillips UDFA Camp Stud Award in 2011 to honor that UDFA rookie who, despite the odds, overachieved so epically that he had to be awarded a position on the practice squad...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about 1 year ago 2,225 reads 24 comments

  2. Detroit Lions 2013 Preseason Review: Who Are These Guys?

    OK, lets all come in off the ledge. Oh, and you should also put down that Kool -Aid. Let's try to find some middle-ground upon which we can rally as fans. I'm doing my part by not punting poodles or throwing inanimate objects at my flat-screen...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 4,544 reads 78 comments

  3. Detroit Lions 2013 Training Camp Report: Wednesday, August 7

    I keep watching the press clippings for an announcement. An announcement that open practice sessions will be extended. Alas, none look forthcoming...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 3,652 reads 26 comments

  4. Detroit Lions 2013 Training Camp: Tuesday, August 6

    The Lions made a couple of moves yesterday. They released LB Alex Elkins and WR Devin Thomas. They signed UFA CB Brandon King, who was released by—of all places—Jacksonville...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 2,919 reads 26 comments

  5. Detroit Lions 2013 Training Camp Report: Sunday, August 4

    With only three open practices remaining in the Detroit Lions' training camp (including today), I’m feeling the pressure to perform. Will I make the cut? Speaking of cuts, I see that safety Ricardo Silva was claimed by Carolina ...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 4,254 reads 54 comments

  6. Detroit Lions 2013 Training Camp Report: Friday, August 2

    Welcome back for another look at the Detroit Lions reinvented. A rather appropriate characterization considering the new faces, competition for jobs, coaching changes and the altogether different vibe in camp this year...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 3,513 reads 26 comments

  7. Detroit Lions 2013 Training Camp Lowdown: Thursday, August 1

    No secondhand reports here. No “This guy reported” stuff allowed. No hogwash. Just an observant analyst, his tattered notebook and his iPhone camera...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 3,227 reads 52 comments

  8. 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp Lowdown: Tuesday, July 30

    It’s that time again; I’m off to my day camp. Don’t worry, I’m properly supervised and promise to be on my best behavior. Your Tuesday Report An absolutely sparkling morning! Not a cloud in the sky and negligible winds...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 2,463 reads 40 comments

  9. 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp Lowdown: Monday, July 29

    Hey, Lions fans! It’s time for some football! I’ll be reporting from the Lions’ Allen Park HQ and training facility as long as weather permits...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 3,072 reads 18 comments

  10. Preparing for the 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp: The Cornerbacks

    In the final article in this series of position previews, I’ll break down the Lions’ cornerbacks ...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 2,317 reads 16 comments

  11. Preparing for the Detroit Lions' 2013 Training Camp: The Safeties

    As the Detroit Lions head into training camp, I've been taking a look at each position. I did write a preview of the linebackers. It was a depressing piece to write and isn’t for the faint-of-heart...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 2,896 reads 13 comments

  12. Preparing for the 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp: The Linebackers

    We just finished our review of the defensive ends, which looks rather intriguing in its makeup. Mostly new faces with a nice blend of veteran newcomers and intriguing rookies. The defensive ends are all tall trees...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 658 reads 11 comments

  13. Preparing for the 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp: The Defensive Ends

    In the last installment in the training camp prep series, we examined the Lions’ defensive line philosophy and scheme. We also looked at a very talented but thin group of defensive tackles...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 2,824 reads 30 comments

  14. Preparing for the 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp: The Defensive Tackles

    I was going to include the DE43s and DT43s (the draftnik in me won’t allow me to call them by any other designation) in this installment, but there’s more meat on this bone than I had anticipated...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 2,497 reads 21 comments

  15. Preparing for the 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp: The Receivers

    This is the final unit of the offense for our consideration. As always, we’ll use the current depth chart as our guide...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 3,080 reads 53 comments

  16. Preparing for the 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp: The Tight Ends

    I’m getting ready for my daily visits to the Detroit Lions' HQ and training facility in Allen Park, Mich. for training camp. The anticipation is building. The questions are piling up...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 2,991 reads 29 comments

  17. Preparing for the 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp: The Running Backs

    Admittedly, breaking down the offensive line had to be sleep inducing in its incessant drone. There is, however, a lot of meat on that bone (pun intended)...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 2,972 reads 12 comments

  18. Preparing for the 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp: The Interior Linemen

    After looking at the offensive tackles , we can draw some conclusions about the Detroit Lions going into training camp: 1. The Lions’ roster contains only three true NFL tackles...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 2,221 reads 15 comments

  19. Preparing for the 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp: The Offensive Tackles

    This is the second article in the series. Previously, I presented a reasonable guess at what the depth chart looks like today. Click here for a useful reference for the discussion that follows...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 2,455 reads 28 comments

  20. Preparing for the 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp: First in a Series

    This is one of those dead times in the Detroit Lions’ schedule. The time between the close of minicamps and the opening of training camp...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 1,117 reads 9 comments

  21. Detroit Lions: Was the Signing of CB Chris Houston a Mistake?

    On March 13, the Detroit Lions inked veteran CB Chris Houston to a five year contract. The collective sigh of relief among Lions fans was palpable as it was widely acknowledged ...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 1 year ago 6,730 reads 75 comments

  22. Detroit Lions Offseason: Blowing Up the Defense Is the Only Option

    Like it, or not, the Detroit Lions defense will be in full rebuild mode in 2013. The salary cap crunch of 2012 will become the salary cap catastrophe of 2013...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about 2 years ago 1,745 reads 14 comments

  23. Detroit Lions: Musings on the Week 3 Matchup Against the Tennessee Titans

    I’ ve settled back to earth after blowing a gasket following the Lions' loss to the 49ers last Sunday night. I’d like to thank the many Lions and even Niners fans who talked me in off the ledge...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about 2 years ago 1,354 reads 25 comments

  24. Detroit Lions' Loss to San Francisco 49ers: Trying Not to Rant

    This game was a mountain to climb for Los Leos, but it was made a mission impossible by inept game-planning on both sides of the ball...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about 2 years ago 1,483 reads 43 comments

  25. Detroit Lions: Random Thoughts for the Week 2 San Francisco Game

    This game has been on the Lions fans' radar since the schedule was announced, hasn ’t it? It’s about the players on the field, rather than the mercurial personalities of the coaches, despite anything the media says...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about 2 years ago 3,300 reads 80 comments