1. The Storm Before The Calm

    There is a storm brewing. It will begin in earnest with the Lions' training camp July 30th and won't end even when the Leos declare their final 53 man roster on September 5th...

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  2. Meet the Coaches of the NFC North

    Who is more important to the success of an NFL team, a good head coach, an elite starting quarterback, RB or WR, or a dominant bull rusher, LB, CB or safety? As head coach for Indianapolis, ...

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  3. The Lions' Difference Maker

    I'm a big fan of Ndamukong Suh, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Rob Sims, Nate Burleson, Corey Williams, Tony Scheffler, Dre Bly, Caleb Campbell and Amari Spievey. They were brilliant additions to the Lions roster...

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  4. Can 5 Under-the-Radar Lions Make A Difference This Year?

    Training camp hasn't begun yet and it's far from certain which players will end up on the Lions 53 man roster come September 5th...

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  5. The Lions Two Tight End Tango

    In 2008 the Wildcat was the trendy "new" offensive formation in the NFL. When Miami used it to rout New England in week three in Foxborough, that upset created a mad scramble among other teams to add a version of the Wildcat to their playbooks...

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  6. What's Your Favorite Football Movie?

    Before NLF training camps begin and mass quantities of meaningful football news becomes available again, it may be the time to reorder your Netflix priority list to include some classic football movies to get you in the mood for the upcoming season...

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  7. Two Key Indicators To Gauge The Lions 2010 Success

    If you want to gauge the progress of the Lions this season (besides their win/loss record) you'll want to cut through all of the clutter and monitor only a few vital statistics...

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  8. The Bell Curve and The Detroit Lions

    Beginning in the early 1700s people interested in calculating the probability of outcomes began laying the foundation for our modern understanding of one of the most powerful forces of nature, the tendency of the universe to move toward equilibrium...

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