1. Detroit Lions 2012 Mock Draft: Buying or Selling Matt Miller's Latest Picks

    If you're on Bleacher Report (you kind of have to be right now), and you're not reading Matt Miller, I think it's time for you to do some serious re-analysis of your life, especially during draft season...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 6,506 reads 27 comments

  2. Reviewing the Detroit Lions' 7 Biggest Scouting Combine Takeaways

    So that's it. No more NFL combine for another year. That's disappointing, right? We're going to miss it, right? Maybe not, but it's at least a little better than no football at all...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 5,756 reads 36 comments

  3. 2012 NFL Free Agents: The Detroit Lions' 6 Biggest Strategic Keys

    In 2011, the NFL Scouting Combine was a bittersweet event. While there was certainly excitement about the NFL Draft, there was also the depressing understanding that the only NFL ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 5,800 reads 10 comments

  4. Detroit Lions Free Agency: Why Cliff Avril Could Be the Next Ray Edwards

    I want to preface this entire discussion with one undeniable fact. I really like Cliff Avril , and I want him to stay in Detroit for the long haul...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 1,700 reads 15 comments

  5. Detroit Lions Free Agency: Tracking 2012 Signings, Targets and Rumors

    It seems like it has been longer than three years since this picture was taken. In January of 2009, the Lions cleaned house, attempting to fumigate a thoroughly rotten organization ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 23,377 reads 65 comments

  6. 2012 NFL Mock Draft: Detroit Lions Full 7-Round Pre-Combine Predictions

    With every mock draft, we creep ever closer to the NFL Combine, and eventually the 2012 NFL Draft . And because I'm linking this one to the Combine, it's worth noting that this mock draft won't even have to wait until the draft to be disproved...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 5,399 reads 22 comments

  7. Detroit Lions: Predicting Which Players on 45-Man Roster Won't Be Back Next Year

    The Detroit Lions made the playoffs last season for the first time in over a decade, and they were healthy enough to play almost all of their starters in that game against the Saints ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 7,087 reads 16 comments

  8. Why Re-Signing Calvin Johnson Should Be Detroit Lions' No. 1 Offseason Priority

    This offseason, the Detroit Lions are faced with the difficult task of trying to re-sign a pair of defensive studs (Cliff Avril and Stephen Tulloch) with no money...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 1,496 reads 16 comments

  9. Predicting Starters at Every Position for Detroit Lions in 2012

    The Detroit Lions are, for once, succeeding in their rebuilding effort. How do I know? A good sign of a stable, talented team is when it's easy to predict starters from one year to the next...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 6,312 reads 37 comments

  10. Detroit Lions: Definitive Offseason Shopping List

    Martin, Jim, it's getting to be about that time again. I know money has been tight lately, but it's time to go shopping for next year...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 6,967 reads 10 comments

  11. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: How Lions Can Acquire Dream Targets

    Now that the NFL season is officially over, the NFL offseason can officially begin. That means you're not allowed to object to mock drafts anymore. Or at least that I don't have to listen...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 8,254 reads 15 comments

  12. Super Bowl 2012: 6 Things the Detroit Lions Can Learn from the New York Giants

    It's hard to imagine an NFL season this great was threatened by an ongoing lockout barely six months ago. But after everything, this is how it ends...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 3,884 reads 5 comments

  13. Detroit Lions 2012 Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Predictions Post-Senior Bowl

    By this point, you know the drill: Lions ' season ends, draft talk begins. Senior Bowl, Combine, second-guessing, third and fourth-guessing and mock drafts all the while. Mock drafts can be a tedious thing to go through for both reader and writer...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 9,147 reads 14 comments

  14. 2012 NFL Combine: 9 Prospects Detroit Lions Coaches Will Be Tracking Closely

    The Senior Bowl is over, and so begins the countdown to the next big pre-draft event: the NFL Scouting Combine. Opinions differ regarding how much credence should be given to the Combine...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 5,431 reads 25 comments

  15. 2012 NFL Draft: 8 Senior Bowl Players Climbing the Detroit Lions' Draft Board

    This weekend houses two football All-Star games. The Pro Bowl determines nothing about anything. The Senior Bowl determines the futures of dozens of draft prospects...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 6,864 reads 5 comments

  16. Detroit Lions 2012 Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Predictions Pre-Senior Bowl

    It's that time, friends. With only one game left to go this season and 30 NFL teams sitting at home, we are fast approaching the point where the NFL draft is best thing we have to look forward to...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 6,280 reads 13 comments

  17. Detroit Lions Free Agency: Best and Worst of the Last 5 Years

    If the 2011 offseason taught Detroit Lions fans anything, it's that impact players do not always have to come from the draft. The Lions entered the 2011 draft with major needs at linebacker and cornerback...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 2,536 reads 10 comments

  18. Detroit Lions: Grades and Awards for the Last Five NFL Drafts

    They say it takes three years to accurately grade an NFL draft. Incidentally, it has been three years since Martin Mayhew's first draft as general manager of the Detroit Lions ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 6,658 reads 15 comments

  19. 2012 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Shouldn't Break from 'Best Player Available'

    I am expecting violence and wholesale disagreement. That's OK, just hear me out before you skewer me. First, let's agree on one thing. Martin Mayhew and Jim Schwartz have done a great job of building a respectable team from the ground up...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 3,443 reads 19 comments

  20. 7 Reasons the Detroit Lions Can Be Super Bowl-Bound in 2012

    It may seem too soon to talk about next year's Super Bowl , when this year's hasn't happened yet. But for the Detroit Lions , this season is over, and next season looks bright. And that's not in the same sad way that next year is considered "the year..

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 5,247 reads 28 comments

  21. 6 Holes the Detroit Lions Can Fill Through Free Agency This Offseason

    You know how you can tell the Detroit Lions are back to respectability? For once, offseason roster turnover is not the most exciting highlight of the year. But sadly, it is the next thing on the agenda after an early exit in the playoffs...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 6,030 reads 26 comments

  22. Detroit Lions: 7 Worst Moments of the 2011 Season

    Hopefully, some of the sting has worn off from the Lions ' first playoff loss in over a decade. If it hasn't, don't think of this as a list of low points of the Lions' season...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 2,210 reads 37 comments

  23. Detroit Lions: 10 Best Moments of the 2011 Season

    With the Detroit Lions going one-and-done to the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, it's now good-news, bad-news time. The bad news, of course, is that the Detroit Lions are out of the playoffs and won't be winning a Super Bowl this year...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 2,573 reads 21 comments

  24. Lions vs. Saints: 6 Things We Learned from Detroit's 45-28 Loss

    This is how it ends this year, with a 45-28 loss to the New Orleans Saints . So why does this game feel more like a beginning than an ending? Without question, it hurt to lose this game...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 46 reads 85 comments

  25. Lions vs. Saints: 7 Detroit Lions Under the Most Pressure on Wild Card Weekend

    Here it is, folks. The moment we've been waiting for since the year before Matt Millen's hiring is finally upon us. It's Wild Card Weekend, and the Detroit Lions are still playing football...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 1,004 reads 4 comments