1. Report Card Grades for Every Detroit Lions Rookie Through Preseason Week 2

    With training camp wrapping up and the preseason half-over, the abundance of rookies in Lions' training camp is nearing their last chance to make an impression on the team...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 6,291 reads 21 comments

  2. Lions vs. Ravens: Detroit's Biggest Winners and Losers

    Another Detroit Lions preseason game is in the books, this one ending in a 27-12 victory. That final score, of course, is perhaps the least significant of all the stats compiled in this game, but it's also the first one we look for, so there you go...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 5,551 reads 25 comments

  3. Detroit Lions vs. Baltimore Ravens Live Blog: Analysis, Injury Updates and News

    Another week of preseason football means another week of checking out draft picks, free-agent pickups, and trying to pinpoint the 53rd man on the roster...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 3,292 reads 19 comments

  4. Assessing the Impact of Potential Suspensions for Mikel Leshoure, Nick Fairley

    The two Detroit Lions draft picks that missed the start of the season (and more) due to injury last season are the two who are almost guaranteed to miss the start of the season this year as well...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 3,029 reads 32 comments

  5. Browns vs. Lions: Detroit's Biggest Winners & Losers

    Just like that, Detroit Lions football is back. Though a 19-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns is mildly disappointing, it gets a lot easier to swallow when you remember that the Lions led 14-3 at halftime, when the players that matter were playing...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 5,352 reads 20 comments

  6. Detroit Lions: 1 Burning Question for Every Member of the Roster

    We often talk about teams in terms of position groups and individual star players. That's a testament to how great a team game football is, but sometimes questions go deeper than ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 3,529 reads 23 comments

  7. Updated W-L Predictions for Detroit Lions' 2012 Schedule

    I think it's safe to say the Detroit Lions have had an eventful offseason. And presumably, now that the team is in training camp and preparing for the season, there won't be anymore news on the legal front...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 3,545 reads 32 comments

  8. Detroit Lions Sleepers to Watch in Training Camp

    It happens every year. Everybody goes into training camp with an idea of who to watch for, who could be poised for a breakout in training camp. Some of those guys perform well, some disappoint...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 4,123 reads 23 comments

  9. Detroit Lions Roster 2012: Latest News, Cuts, Preseason Predictions

    Training camp is an overblown spectacle, and preseason games are meaningless. Right? Well, yes and no. People pay attention to training camp because it signals the beginning of the ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 20,761 reads 59 comments

  10. Analyzing the Biggest Stories in Detroit Lions Training Camp

    It has been a long, painful offseason, but with the start of training camp around the NFL , we can officially say we've moved out of the "offseason" phase and into the NFL preseason phase...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 1,784 reads 11 comments

  11. Why the Detroit Lions Will Regret Waiting to Extend Cliff Avril

    Cliff Avril is an interesting case. Arguably the best value player Matt Millen drafted in his entire eight-year career as Detroit Lions GM, Avril has done nothing but improve his ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 4,360 reads 79 comments

  12. What Could Be a Bigger Detriment to the Lions, Maturity Issues or Injuries?

    In 2011, the Detroit Lions went 10-6 and made the playoffs for the first time this century. In 2012, analysts just about everywhere project a step backward for the young team...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 1,855 reads 25 comments

  13. How Aaron Berry Cut Changes the Detroit Lions' CB Situation

    With training camp approaching, we all thought the Detroit Lions nightmarish offseason was finally coming to a conclusion. It was, and is, but Aaron Berry apparently decided to send the thing off right with one last arrest...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 117 reads 51 comments

  14. 6 Reasons Why the Lions' Backfield Will Be a Top-10 Unit in 2012

    The Detroit Lions fielded the fifth-best overall offense in the NFL in terms of yardage in 2011. The Lions rushing game was ranked 29th out of 32. I won't bother posing the question of how that's possible...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 4,621 reads 35 comments

  15. Detroit Lions Complete 2012 NFL Preseason & Training Camp Guide

    It has been six months since our last taste of NFL football, and the approach of training camp signals that the wait is nearly over. That means it's time to get ready for some football, as Hank Williams, Jr...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 8,105 reads 23 comments

  16. 6 Reasons Why Nick Fairley Will Overcome Controversial Offseason

    Nick Fairley 's career NFL statistics don't paint a pretty picture right now, especially if you go outside the white lines. Zero games started, 10 games played, 15 total tackles, one sack, two offseason arrests...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 2,975 reads 24 comments

  17. Predicting Award Winners for the Detroit Lions' 2012 Season

    The Detroit Lions have, over time, become accustomed to being shut out when awards are handed out. After all, 3-13 teams don't tend to produce a lot of MVP candidates. That trend is starting to flip, but it's a slow process...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 2,122 reads 11 comments

  18. 7 Most Important Backups on the Detroit Lions Roster

    The 2012 offseason has not yielded a lot of change in the Detroit Lions starting lineup. In fact, the Lions have made many moves to prevent changes among the starters. They have also been focusing on improving the quality of their depth players...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 3,820 reads 19 comments

  19. Predicting 6 Big Training Camp Surprises for the Detroit Lions

    It has been over six months since the last time the Detroit Lions played a football game. It's safe to say everyone is ready for football activities to resume...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 5,373 reads 18 comments

  20. Detroit Lions: 5 Reasons Extending Jim Schwartz Was a Brilliant Move

    During the last decade of Detroit Lions football, head coaches had signed new contracts after three years because the previous coach had been fired...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 2,306 reads 7 comments

  21. Is Detroit Lions WR Titus Young Ready to Break Out Despite Offseason Troubles?

    Titus Young picked the wrong year to go upside Louis Delmas' head. Not that there was a right time for that, mind you, but scuffles happen in practice and OTAs. Most of the time it's barely a blip on the radar...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 6,228 reads 33 comments

  22. Ranking the Detroit Lions' 5 Toughest Opponents in 2012

    The Detroit Lions ' 2012 schedule is not as tough as it could be, at least by initial reactions. But then, it looked last year like the San Francisco 49ers would be among the Lions' ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 2,629 reads 38 comments

  23. Detroit Lions: Grading Each Offseason Move

    At one point, discussions about "the Detroit Lions ' offseason" had nothing to do with the latest Lion to get arrested in a traffic stop. They were about things like free agency, the draft and the salary cap...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 5,877 reads 18 comments

  24. 8 Detroit Lions Most Likely Headed for the Practice Squad

    Ah, the practice squad. The weekday warriors who regularly represent the eight least respected players of a team's roster. Except that they're not actually on the roster. They just practice with the team, hence practice squad...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 7,640 reads 19 comments

  25. What Can Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions Do to Regain Control of Team?

    In case you haven't heard, it happened again . The Detroit Lions simply cannot stay out of handcuffs this offseason, or so it would seem, with cornerback Aaron Berry being the latest arrest for (what else?) a DUI...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 3,480 reads 23 comments