1. Detroit Lions: Decisions Galore Heading Into The Season

    Every team is evaluating their talent and working on things that became evident in the first two preseason games, but some teams are really hard at work, with big decisions looming...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about 5 years ago 356 reads 3 comments

  2. Camp Confidential: Detroit Lions, Aug. 12

    For many teams, this time of year is sort of a dress rehearsal for the regular season, where they acclimate the free agents and rookies to the organization, coaches, and teammates while keeping the majority of their starters in place...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about 5 years ago 1,152 reads 16 comments

  3. Evaluating the Detroit Lions' Offseason: Why Martin Mayhew Deserves High Marks

    Much has been said about the 0-16 record the Lions put together last season, the horrible track record of ousted GM Matt Millen, and the over 50 years of futility of the franchise, but things appear to be changing in Detroit...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about over 5 years ago 1,452 reads 46 comments

  4. 2009 NFL Mock Draft: Three Days Out

    With the 2009 NFL Draft approaching quickly, I've decided to publish my first and final mock draft. I've studied many other mocks, team needs, free agency signings, and the pre-draft combines and workouts to come to these conclusions...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about over 5 years ago 1,982 reads 57 comments

  5. My Take on the Detroit Lions' New Logo

    The Lions have finally unveiled their new, more fierce, lion logo to the public in a recent press conference. Lions players Calvin Johnson, Kevin Smith, Dominic Raiola, Ernie Sims, and Jason Hanson modeled the new logo, helmet, and threads...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about over 5 years ago 1,953 reads 4 comments

  6. Detroit Lions' Draft Question: Matthew Stafford or Daunte Culpepper?

    There has been much debate and dialogue as to whether the Detroit Lions should use their No. 1 overall selection in next week's 2009 NFL Draft on Matthew Stafford, or select a different player that fills an immediate need...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about over 5 years ago 586 reads 25 comments

  7. College Football's Top 10 "Under the Radar" Players To Watch in 2009

    1. Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State Talented back on one of the NCAA’s best offenses. He’ll look to improve on a sophomore season of 1,500+ yards and 16 touchdowns and enters the season as a favorite for the Doak Walker Award...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about over 5 years ago 1,095 reads 19 comments

  8. Detroit Lions' Free Agency Situation: Update!

    The Lions started free agency with holes at many positions coming off of the worst season in NFL history for any franchise. The stigma of 0-16 was expected to be something the Lions would pay for in free agency and that has indeed been the case...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about over 5 years ago 1,180 reads 10 comments

  9. Agony and Bliss: Confessions of a Detroit Sports Fan

    When I was a child, my father put two stuffed animals in my crib with me. One was a Lion, the other a Tiger. Most fathers do similar things, and you'd think nothing of it. But my father had ulterior motives; those particular choices had double meanings..

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about over 5 years ago 391 reads 56 comments

  10. Detroit Lions Free Agency Situation and Updates

    The Detroit Lions started free agency with holes at many positions coming off the worst season in NFL history for any franchise. The stigma of 0-16 was expected to be something the Lions would pay for in free agency and that has indeed been the case...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about over 5 years ago 729 reads 21 comments

  11. Lions Free Agent Vists: First Up, WR Nate Washington and OG Derrick Dockery

    The Lions brass are currently holed up in Headquarters visiting with a couple of FA offensive players. The first player is wide receiver Nate Washington, member of the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh ...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about over 5 years ago 538 reads 11 comments

  12. Surprising Trade As NFL Free Agency Period Gets Underway

    On the first day of the NFL Free Agency signing period, the Cleveland Browns have traded embattled TE Kellen Winslow Jr. to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for what is reportedly multiple draft picks...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about over 5 years ago 134 reads 0 comments

  13. Michigan Basketball Making Their Case for March

    On a night when there were more questions than answers surrounding the Wolverines basketball team and their uphill battle to make the NCAA tournament at seasons end, Deshawn "Petey" Sims and ...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about over 5 years ago 433 reads 15 comments

  14. Detroit Lions: My Offseason Gameplan

    I’ve taken a small break from writing about the Lions, partly due to the fact that not much was going on, and partly because others were doing a good job of publishing countless draft articles and off-season free agency pieces...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about over 5 years ago 399 reads 44 comments

  15. Michigan Wolverines Basketball: Where They Stand on the Bubble

    The Michigan Wolverines basketball team has come a long way since last year’s dismal performances, where they won a total of 10 games. They are in a fight for a post-season tourney berth...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about over 5 years ago 488 reads 25 comments

  16. Thank You Detroit Lions! Lions Hire Scott Linehan As Offensive Coordinator

    Well the Detroit Lions are certainly winning me over with their recent decisions. I was happy with the Jim Schwartz hire because they got one of, if not the top coordinator candidate available to coach the team...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about almost 6 years ago 737 reads 27 comments

  17. Gunther Cunningham Hired as Lions' Defensive Coordinator

    The Lions and new head coach Jim Schwartz have hired long-time NFL assistant Gunther Cunningham as defensive coordinator. Cunningham will also have the title of assistant head coach...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about almost 6 years ago 311 reads 15 comments

  18. Should the Lions Hire Scott Linehan as Offensive Coordinator?

    Okay, let me start this article off by getting the weird coincidence stuff out of the way. I was born on Sept. 17, 1981 and my middle name is Thomas. So, that’s Scott Thomas for those of you keeping track...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about almost 6 years ago 406 reads 13 comments

  19. Lions DC Hire: Just Say "NO" To Gun(ther)S

    Numerous reports indicate that the Lions have requested permission to speak with Kansas City Defensive Coordinator Gunther Cunningham about the same position with the Lions. Gunther Cunningham...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about almost 6 years ago 555 reads 17 comments

  20. Lions Have Their Man, Hire Jim Schwartz as Head Coach

    The Detroit Lions have confirmed that former Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will take over as head coach and charged him with rescuing the franchise from unsurpassed futility, an 0-16 regular season that had never been done before...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about almost 6 years ago 535 reads 5 comments

  21. With Sam Bradford Staying a Sooner, Is It Matthew Stafford or Bust for Lions?

    The Detroit Lions, who still have yet to hire a head coach, are sitting at the top of the draft board with the No. 1 pick...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about almost 6 years ago 1,571 reads 46 comments

  22. Assessing the Detroit Lions' Coaching Search: Who Is the Frontrunner?

    The Detroit Lions' freshly promoted front office have laid the groundwork for the type of coach they are looking for: namely a quality coach that will agree to come in and earn a big paycheck ...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about almost 6 years ago 985 reads 18 comments

  23. Rod Marinelli Given Discharge Papers by Detroit Lions

    On the heels of the sorriest regular season in NFL history, the sad-sack Detroit Lions have once again identified a fall guy for their poor performance...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about almost 6 years ago 206 reads 22 comments

  24. Creature Vs. Creature: Week 15 B/R Gridiron Guru Picks

    *As part of a new series, a group of B/R writers make their picks on key football matchups. Minus numbers in parentheses denote how much a team is favored to win by...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about almost 6 years ago 146 reads 0 comments

  25. Lions Blow Last Real Chance At Avoiding Dubious History

    The Lions had several chances early on to get a nice lead on the Vikings but failed to do so. On their first two possessions, they drove into the Vikings red-zone, actually inside the five-yard line, but had to settle for field goals...

    Scott Rieger Written by Scott Rieger about almost 6 years ago 117 reads 10 comments