1. Don't Underestimate the Detroit Lions and Drew Stanton vs. the Chicago Bears

    The stage has been set. From here on out, the Bears can’t afford to lose a game if they expect to claim the NFC North title. The Lions have nothing left to lose. It’s a matchup made in hell for Da Bears...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about almost 4 years ago 285 reads 5 comments

  2. A Detroit Lions Radical Makeover Would Be a Recipe for Disaster

    Disappointment, dismay, dejection, dissatisfaction and disgust are all accurate descriptions of fan sentiment in Detroit right now. Those are a lot of heavy “d” words for Lions fans to carry during the rest of the 2010 season...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about almost 4 years ago 3,409 reads 218 comments

  3. NFL Turkey Bowl Banquet Awaits the Patriots in Detroit

    There is no good reason for Detroit Lions fans to be optimistic about the coming Thanksgiving Day contest against the New England Patriots . None...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about almost 4 years ago 781 reads 19 comments

  4. Lions vs. Cowboys: Will Detroit Finally Become Road Warriors?

    On paper, last week’s contest in Ralph Wilson Stadium should have been a great opportunity for the Lions to break their 24 road-game losing game streak against an 0-8 Buffalo team...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about almost 4 years ago 763 reads 58 comments

  5. Detroit Lions' O-Line Coach George Yarno Should Be Sacked

    The Sad Facts The Detroit Lions have gained only 730 yards on the ground in 213 attempts through nine games. That’s an average of 3.4 yards per carry...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about almost 4 years ago 1,096 reads 82 comments

  6. Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills: 25 and Out

    The main storyline of the Week 10 matchup today between Buffalo and Detroit is whether the Bills can end speculation that they might be destined to go 0-16 this season...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about almost 4 years ago 456 reads 42 comments

  7. Detroit Lions 5 Keys to Beating the Buffalo Bills

    This Sunday, the 2-6 Detroit Lions face the 0-8 Buffalo Bills in Ralph Wilson Stadium. It’s a safe bet to assume that no one except the fans of both of these teams will be paying much attention to this game...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about almost 4 years ago 506 reads 6 comments

  8. Lions Fans Experience the Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat

    Victory and Defeat John Fitzgerald Kennedy really nailed it when he said, "Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan." In victory, people tend to be magnanimous about sharing the credit...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about almost 4 years ago 197 reads 18 comments

  9. Detroit Lions Fans Are Roaring for Red Meat

    Excuses are no longer acceptable. No more moaning about bad calls. Fan pity over injuries to key players is exhausted. Close games aren’t enough anymore. It’s time to gut-up and get it on...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about almost 4 years ago 1,244 reads 52 comments

  10. Week 7 Win for the Detroit Lions

    It doesn’t happen very often, but once in a blue moon, an NFL front office decision unintentionally benefits the Lions . This turned out to be the case when the league released its 2010 game schedule on April 20...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about almost 4 years ago 1,340 reads 20 comments

  11. Detroit Lions vs. New York Giants: How Shaun Hill Can Beat the Other Manning

    This Sunday, the 1-4 Lions play the 3-2 Giants in the $1.6 billion New Meadowlands Stadium. The game begins at 1 pm, assuming that there isn’t another lightning storm raging in the vicinity of the un-domed New Jersey venue...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about almost 4 years ago 2,482 reads 33 comments

  12. Fire Schwartz! Fire Linehan! Fire Cunningham!

    Not. The disappointment of Lions fans this season is both palpable and understandable. No city in America has hosted a dumpy football franchise longer than Detroit has...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about almost 4 years ago 1,323 reads 21 comments

  13. Listen Up Lions: It's Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It's Whether You Get Up

    As many of you will recognize, the headline of this article is a paraphrase of a Vince Lombardi quote. Lombardi, the most revered and storied head coach in professional football ...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about almost 4 years ago 1,183 reads 2 comments

  14. Why You Need To Hit Bleacher Report At Least Once A Day

    Let me start out by saying that I don't get paid for writing for the Bleacher Report. Some wags will now say that you get what you pay for. Fair enough...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about 4 years ago 82 reads 2 comments

  15. Detroit Lions' Compass is Pointing North

    Every team in the NFL knows the importance of having talent. Some teams, like the newly awakened Detroit Lions, understand that you have to have talent in the front office and on ...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about 4 years ago 673 reads 23 comments

  16. Detroit Lions: Now That Push Has Come To Shove...

    No champion ever wants a win to come down to injuries that the other team suffers. Good teams always want to beat the very best that the other team has to offer. It's a bragging rights thing...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about 4 years ago 1,446 reads 72 comments

  17. Is Kevin Smith Still a Good Fit in Detroit?

    There are many reasons to admire Detroit running back Kevin Smith. He has a great attitude and outstanding work ethic. He's fearless when powering the ball up the middle, has great hands out of the backfield, and is a solid blocker...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about 4 years ago 1,452 reads 33 comments

  18. Why The Experts Are Wrong And Detroit Will Win The NFC North Title

    If you read or listen to the opinions and predictions offered by major national sports media experts, by now you will have detected a rough consensus regarding the outcome of the race to become the NFC North Division champion this year...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about 4 years ago 4,510 reads 157 comments

  19. Detroit Lions' GM Martin Mayhew Has to Keep Working His Magic

    The overwhelming consensus around Detroit is that Martin Mayhew has done an outstanding job since he replaced Matt Millen as the Lions' General Manager...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about 4 years ago 1,772 reads 30 comments

  20. NFL 2010 Preseason: The Lion's Goal Is Not To Win Games

    Ok. I admit that the wording of the headline is a little misleading. The point is not that the Lions should try to lose preseason games...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about 4 years ago 1,421 reads 6 comments

  21. Detroit Lions: The 50 Touchdown Plan Is a Go

    Last season the Lions offense scored only 25 touchdowns—nine rushing and 16 passing. No use sugar-coating it. They also scored 24 extra points, one two-point conversion, and 21 field goals...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about 4 years ago 1,767 reads 12 comments

  22. The Detroit Lions Offensive Line Has an Important New Training Weapon

    Much has already been written about how the Lions offensive line will benefit this year from the continuity that resulted from retaining four out of five of last year's starters, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, and offensive line coach George Yarno..

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about 4 years ago 2,095 reads 14 comments

  23. The Two Best Quotes From the Lions Training Camp So Far

    Best Quotes So Far Detroit Lions feisty, consistently solid offensive center Dominic Raiola to rookie Ndamukong Suh: "Just sign the damn contract already. You are missing some good things here...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about 4 years ago 928 reads 0 comments

  24. Ndamukong Suh: NFL Lion King Tricked Into Letting Wicked Genie Loose?

    The NFL and the Kingdom Once upon a time, there was a kingdom in which teams of warriors from across the land met other teams of warriors in a fierce battle every week to ultimately determine which team would be declared champion for a year...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about 4 years ago 1,265 reads 17 comments

  25. Jim Schwartz Has the Right Stuff for the Detroit Lions

    Detroit Lions fans are very fortunate to have Jim Schwartz as head coach of the franchise. Under his leadership, the established pecking order among teams in the NFC North is about to change...

    Pancho Smith Written by Pancho Smith about 4 years ago 229 reads 20 comments