1. Detroit Lions Training Camp: Your Tuesday Report

    Hey, Lions fans, it’s 85 degrees under cloudy skies and the track is fast. This was the most intense training camp session that I have ever seen, so let’s get to it...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,714 reads 43 comments

  2. Detroit Lions Training Camp: Your Monday Report

    Are you jacked up for some football? I am, and I’m back at the Lions Beautiful Allen Park training facility for another season of training camp reports. It’s sunny, hot, and humid this morning...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,953 reads 30 comments

  3. Breaking News: Detroit Lions Agree to Terms with MLB Stephen Tulloch

    Former Tennessee Titans middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch has agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions, according to Pro Football Talk. The deal is for one year at $3.25 million...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,140 reads 61 comments

  4. NFL Free Agent Signings: Detroit Lions Agree to Terms with CB Eric Wright

    The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with four-year veteran corner Eric Wright . Wright, a 2007 second-round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns , had some off-field issues at UNLV that dropped his projected first-round draft stock...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 2,704 reads 46 comments

  5. NFL Free Agent Signings 2011: 8 Players Teams Would Regret Bringing Back

    Damned if you do, and damned if you don't. Some of those NFL free agents who have re-signed, or could re-sign with their teams are anything but a boy's choir. Re-signing these players is fraught with risk...

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  6. NFL Lockout Lifted: Detroit Lions Set To Return to Work

    This article was originally intended to examine the free agents that could be targeted by the Detroit Lions ...

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  7. Detroit Lions Free Agency: Undrafted Free Agents to Consider

    There is reason for optimism that the lockout will end by the end of July and that there will be a tsunami of free agent signings, exclusive rights free agent re-signings, drafted ...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 2,029 reads 26 comments

  8. Detroit Lions Defensive Ends: Of Philosophies, Schemes and Kyle Vanden Bosch

    Before launching any discussion regarding Kyle Vanden Bosch’s stats, let’s get the KVB intangibles checklist out of the way: Leadership? Check. High Motor? Check. Work Ethic? Check...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,423 reads 17 comments

  9. Detroit Lions: Focusing on the Stats for CB Chris Houston

    I get a kick out of fans who describe a cornerback as being a No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3 corner on a team roster. The false assumption that a No. 1 CB will matchup against a No. 1 WR is nowhere near the truth...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,202 reads 7 comments

  10. Detroit Lions Free Agency: The Square Peg Brigade, Part 6

    Here’s the sixth, and final installment of the “Square Pegs Brigade” series, where we discuss the 23 players added to the Lions roster in 2010 by any means other than the draft...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,723 reads 14 comments

  11. Detroit Lions: Focusing on the Stats for DE Cliff Avril

    It appears that no matter how the CBA shakes out, DE Cliff Avril will become a restricted free agent in 2011. Avril has been given a very expensive tender of a first- and third-round draft pick for any team who signs him to an offer sheet...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 2,322 reads 20 comments

  12. Detroit Lions: The Line for the 2011 Regular Season

    This has been the most surreal offseason that I can remember. A draft, but no free agency. Yet. I thought that I would depart from the usual “Greatest Lions Equipment Managers ...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 2,102 reads 33 comments

  13. Detroit Lions Square Peg Brigade: 6th Installment in a Series

    Here’s the long-awaited sixth installment of the “Square Pegs Brigade” series, where we discuss the 23 players added to the Lions roster in 2010 by any means other than the draft...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,359 reads 19 comments

  14. Detroit Lions: Focusing on the Stats for MLB DeAndre Levy

    DeAndre Levy had a productive college career as the strong-side OLB at Wisconsin. He was drafted by the Lions in the third round of the 2009 NFL draft. Levy started all 16 games in his rookie year...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,153 reads 22 comments

  15. Detroit Lions: Focusing on the Stats for C Dominic Raiola

    This stats monk has returned from his candle lit cell where he pours over data, scratches his head, and sometimes scratches elsewhere...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,218 reads 30 comments

  16. Detroit Lions: Focusing on the Stats for SS Louis Delmas

    OK, you and I know that this is supposed to be an analysis of our Leo's statistics. Stifle those yawns! I am supposed to be objective here, aren’t I? I present the stats ...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,351 reads 28 comments

  17. Detroit Lions: Focusing on the Stats for CB Alphonso Smith

    For many people, stats are for losers and Major League Baseball fans. OK, I get it. So does Steven Hawking, but we have to find his insights in a parallel universe...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,470 reads 22 comments

  18. Detroit Lions: Focusing on the Stats for DT Ndamukong Suh

    When I pore over the statistics at Pro Football Focus , I’m amazed at what I sometimes find there. Hidden in plain sight are those little nuggets that make you go “WOW!” ...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,438 reads 18 comments

  19. Detroit Lions: Focusing on the Stats for TE Brandon Pettigrew

    It’s raining. Like a monsoon. Surviving outdoors in a monsoon is the quintessential lesson in endurance, tolerance and introspection. The noise of rain can be more debilitating than getting wet...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,242 reads 19 comments

  20. Detroit Lions: Shopping for Swag During the Lockout

    OK, gang, we are in the midst of the great lockout of 2011. We Lions fans are starved for news even when there is news. Without free agency, OTA's, Mini camps, and the possibility of no training camp, we are getting rather restless these days...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 1,360 reads 11 comments

  21. The Detroit Lions: Erik Coleman and the State of the Safeties

    Erik Coleman was drafted in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL draft by the New York Jets . Coleman started every game for the Jets over the next three seasons, and by all accounts was a solid contributor both on and off the field...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 2,918 reads 8 comments

  22. Detroit Lions: How to Use Defensive End Willie Young Creatively at Linebacker

    I was kicking around the Lions roster with my Mlive Telway Raider pals Jim Radford, Joe Ryan, Michael Cote‘, Dan Babinec and Ted Turner...

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  23. 2011 Detroit Lions 54-Man Roster: You Make the Last Cut

    Without free agency, or signings of any kind, it seemed to be an act of futility to project a 53 man Lions roster. Upon further review, projecting the Lions 53 man roster made sense for a couple of reasons...

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  24. Detroit Lions: Mikel LeShoure Adding Boom to Offense

    Mikel LeShoure came by nothing the easy way. According to David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune , he was born in the Dwight Correctional Center, where his mother, Jacqueline “Jazz” ...

    Michael Sudds Written by Michael Sudds about over 3 years ago 3,754 reads 27 comments

  25. The 2011 Detroit Lions: Finally Going Deep in Passing Game?

    Watching last season’s training camp sessions, one thing became abundantly clear: The Lions passing game would focus on short and intermediate pass routes almost exclusively in 2010...

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