1. Biggest Draft Day Busts in Detroit Lions History

    Everyone makes mistakes. But when a NFL team screws up a first-round pick, it isn't called a mistake; it's called a bust. And that label was created for a reason...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 10 months ago 9,889 reads 25 comments

  2. Weighing the Pros and Cons of Detroit Lions' Top Free Agent Targets

    NFL free agency finally kicks off next week. For Detroit Lions fans, that means the three-month wait is finally over, and we can fully immerse ourselves in the pros and cons of each target without sounding desperate...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 10 months ago 13,035 reads 16 comments

  3. Breaking Down Lions' Salary Cap Situation Heading into Free Agency

    The NFL offseason has grown almost as riveting as the regular season. Every team, including the Detroit Lions , has a chance to quickly jump from mediocre to elite thanks to the salary cap...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 10 months ago 5,125 reads 22 comments

  4. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions Post Combine

    The combine is over, and we're one step closer to the 2014 NFL draft. I can't wait any longer to release my first seven-round mock draft. I just can't...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 10 months ago 21,458 reads 180 comments

  5. 5 Hidden Gems Detroit Lions Should Have Noticed at the Combine

    Does anybody at the NFL Scouting Combine fall under the radar anymore? Probably not. But some performances, despite being incredible or at least draft-stock elevating, still don't get the credit they deserve...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 10 months ago 10,550 reads 20 comments

  6. Detroit Lions Round 1 Big Board Ahead of the Combine

    The Detroit Lions have a few holes to fill and only one first-round pick to snag a young starter or major contributor. That's why general manager Martin Mayhew surely has his big board ready to rock before the 2014 NFL combine...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 10 months ago 8,329 reads 53 comments

  7. 5 Realistic Trade Scenarios for Detroit Lions to Pursue This Offseason

    What if I told you the Detroit Lions have at least five realistic trade scenarios? OK. You're right. They should probably be classified as somewhat realistic to keep it kosher, but it's the offseason...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 10 months ago 22,202 reads 146 comments

  8. 2014 NFL Draft Prospects Who Could Be Instant Starters for Detroit Lions

    The Detroit Lions are in win-now mode with Calvin Johnson squarely in his prime. Finding someone to start opposite him —or in a few other notable spots like linebacker and ...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 11 months ago 13,084 reads 98 comments

  9. Setting Odds for Detroit Lions Signing Their Top 7 Free Agent Targets

    You've read many articles claiming to have the best free-agent fit for the Detroit Lions or listened to radio hosts scream that the Lions can't let Willie Young walk...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 11 months ago 9,203 reads 12 comments

  10. NFL Free Agency: 5 Players Teams Should Avoid

    NFL free agency is a time of optimism and hope. So leave it to me to spread some disdain by naming players who might not be as shiny as the package looks. But let's be clear. Not every player here should be avoided because he has no value...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 11 months ago 2,524 reads 1 comments

  11. Detroit Lions: State of the Franchise at the Start of the 2014 Offseason

    As a Detroit Lions fan, the best part of your year is here: the offseason. Let's celebrate! In all seriousness, there's a lot going on. The salary cap needs to be addressed, and a few key players are eligible for new contracts...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 11 months ago 9,010 reads 35 comments

  12. Super Bowl XLVIII: Prop Betting Our Way to the Pick Against the Spread

    It's Super Bowl XLVIII . It's the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, the best teams in their respective conferences all season. Do you really need an intro to an article about player prop bets and the spread? You do? Too bad...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 11 months ago 1,178 reads 3 comments

  13. 8 Dream Offseason Additions for These 8 NFL Teams

    Some media types will lie to you. They'll tell you that the mood at NFL training camps is upbeat because every team has a chance. That's about as ridiculous as betting on the Chicago Cubs every year because eventually it "has to be their year...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 11 months ago 1,685 reads 3 comments

  14. 6 Late-Round Sleepers Who Would Be Perfect for the Detroit Lions

    First-round picks get all the attention, but winning teams consistently find contributors in every phase of the NFL draft...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 11 months ago 11,137 reads 49 comments

  15. Super Bowl XLVIII: 5 Under-the-Radar Players Who Will Determine Outcome

    If you've been following the mainstream media during Super Bowl XLVIII hype week, you may be shocked to learn there are 22 players on the field on any given play. I understand...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 11 months ago 661 reads 4 comments

  16. Detroit Lions: A Position-by-Position Primer for Free Agency

    The Detroit Lions are coming off a disappointing 2013 season and should be looking to the offseason with a sense of urgency. Obviously, besides the draft, the best way the Lions can improve would be through free agency...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 11 months ago 7,596 reads 38 comments

  17. NFL Playoff Predictions: Picks Against the Spread for AFC and NFC Championships

    This Sunday is the last real parlay opportunity for all those who love picking NFL games against the spread. Don't screw it up. Me? I'm still riding high off a successful Chargers +8, San Francisco -3 and under 41...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 11 months ago 40,369 reads 100 comments

  18. 10 Impending Free Agents in Desperate Need of a Change of Scenery

    America was built on second chances. And like the Pilgrims who needed a fresh start in new surroundings, there are plenty of NFL free agents ready to live the less famous version of the American dream...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 11 months ago 899 reads 4 comments

  19. Detroit Lions Free Agents: Who Is in Play for the Franchise Tag?

    The Detroit Lions have 14 unrestricted free agents to consider re-signing, but are any of those players worthy of a franchise-tag designation? To the uninitiated, the franchise ...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 12 months ago 9,542 reads 38 comments

  20. Detroit Lions Free Agency: Keep, Walk or Tag Options for Every Free Agent

    From former first rounders to backup quarterbacks, the Detroit Lions have plenty of decisions to make regarding their unrestricted free agents. With the disappointing 1-6 slide to end the season, it's easy to forget that this was a talented team...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 12 months ago 15,126 reads 66 comments

  21. 8 Best Bets to Make the 2014 NFL Playoffs

    The Wild Card Round is in the books, and if you listened to me, you've still got some money in your wallet to play with...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 12 months ago 1,367 reads 2 comments

  22. 8 Contracts Detroit Lions Must Reevaluate This Offseason

    Before Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew can start wooing potential free agents or even narrowing down potential draft picks, he needs to determine what to do with those ...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 12 months ago 12,738 reads 42 comments

  23. NFL Playoffs: 4 Teams You Don't Want to Bet Against

    The NFL playoffs are finally here! No, my team isn't in it (the Lions never are). But I'm excited and handing out exclamation points because there is some serious money buried in the Super Bowl betting odds...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 12 months ago 6,319 reads 12 comments

  24. 5 Bold Predictions for Detroit Lions' Week 17 Matchup

    The Detroit Lions will stumble into Minnesota after a disastrous 1-5 slide. All hope for the postseason is gone, but players can still secure pride and future employment in the final week of the season...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 1 year ago 6,139 reads 15 comments

  25. NFL Week 17 Odds, Lines, Spreads for Each Game

    We've reached Week 17 of my NFL picks against the spread, and I can say I learned one thing this season: It's much more fun when you have something on the line. Sunday, I arrived at my friend's house for the Detroit Lions game...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 1 year ago 14,449 reads 20 comments