1. Detroit Lions: Predicting Top Offensive, Defensive Stat Leaders for 2012-13

    Stats never tell the whole story, but they're a fun story to tell. And during the doldrums of NFL news (draft hype has worn off, OTAs are over and training camp hasn't started yet), fun is exactly what we should aim for...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 2,956 reads 18 comments

  2. 7 Ways the Detroit Lions Offense Can Still Improve

    In 2011, the Detroit Lions offense set handfuls of both franchise and league records. Matthew Stafford is already the most successful Lions quarterback of the modern era, Calvin ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 2,488 reads 6 comments

  3. Why Ndamukong Suh's Controversial 2011 Will Fuel a Huge 2012 Season

    Is Ndamukong Suh a good man or a bad man? Think carefully before you answer that question. It's loaded that way for a reason. Now that you put the requisite amount of thought into it, I'll tell you there's no right answer...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 2,084 reads 5 comments

  4. Detroit Lions: 5 Reasons They Can Overcome Their Offseason Troubles

    For the last nine months or so, the Detroit Lions have been on the radar of officials in both the NFL and state law enforcement. In that time frame, "Lions" and "trouble" have been synonymous, and I'm not talking about the results of the pass-rush...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 2,506 reads 8 comments

  5. Jim Schwartz' Most Questionable Coaching Decisions for Detroit Lions

    Jim Schwartz has brought two things to the Detroit Lions since 2009: talent and controversy. Since taking over as head coach of an 0-16 team in 2009, Schwartz has steadily improved ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 4,429 reads 40 comments

  6. Under-the-Radar Offensive Stars for the Detroit Lions

    Matthew Stafford . Calvin Johnson. Brandon Pettigrew . Jahvid Best, if healthy. This is basically the Detroit Lions ' offense in a nutshell to the average fan, and I can understand why...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 1,539 reads 1 comments

  7. Predicting Two-Deep Detroit Lions Depth Chart, Pre-Training Camp

    If there's one big roster difference between the Detroit Lions from 2010 and 2012, it's a notable difference in depth. The Lions actually had a relatively strong set of starters in 2010, but that was all they had going for them...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 4,122 reads 22 comments

  8. 7 Biggest Winners and Losers of Detroit Lions OTAs, so Far

    Nobody has put on pads or laid a hit yet, but with every OTA and mini camp, we creep ever closer to the NFL regular season...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 4,548 reads 25 comments

  9. 8 Detroit Lions Who Could Shock the World in 2012

    The Detroit Lions , for better or worse, are full of surprises. A winless season was a surprise in 2008. Promoting people in the organization as a response to that season (Martin Mayhew, Tom Lewand)? Surprise...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 7,155 reads 24 comments

  10. Missing Pieces the Detroit Lions Could Still Get

    The Detroit Lions are nobody's Super Bowl favorite, and for good reason. Oh sure, they're widely considered top-10, playoff material. They're even considered as potential Super Bowl contenders by people in both the local and national media...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 5,899 reads 13 comments

  11. Power Ranking the Top 10 Players on the Detroit Lions' Roster

    The Detroit Lions , not so long ago, would have been hard-pressed to find 10 guys who belonged on an NFL roster. In 2012, they will have a difficult time narrowing it to 53. And I am having even more trouble narrowing the list further to the 10 best..

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 3,483 reads 20 comments

  12. The 9 Most Frustrating Players on the Detroit Lions' Roster

    The Detroit Lions , at times, have a roster full of players you hate to love. Maybe they produce great things on the field, but do things before or after the whistle that make you shake your head...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 4,397 reads 18 comments

  13. Detroit Lions: 10 Players Whose Stock Is on the Rise in OTAs

    It's almost June, and NFL players across the country are joining their teammates in official workouts and drills, with coaches there and everything. That's much better than seeing them in courtrooms and negotiations...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 8,619 reads 6 comments

  14. 11 Detroit Lions Who Should Be Feeling Most Uneasy Heading into Camps

    The NFL Preseason is a time for optimism and hope springing eternal. If you're a fan, that is. If you're a player, it's a time of hard work, stress and watching your back...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 5,766 reads 14 comments

  15. Stock Up, Stock Down for Detroit Lions Rookies Heading into OTAs

    As we head into summer, early NFL Preseason activities are upon us, and rookies all over the country are getting their first opportunities to prove their mettle...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 5,010 reads 14 comments

  16. Detroit Lions' 10 Best & Worst Moves of the 2012 Offseason

    The Detroit Lions ' offseason has been fraught with ups and downs. The exact balance of these things is debatable, but it's hard to find a reason to think things are worse than they have been...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 6,891 reads 12 comments

  17. 10 Players Most Responsible for the Detroit Lions' Success or Failure in 2012

    The Detroit Lions , like any team, depend on their team leaders to bring them success. Unlike every team, the Lions actually have a lot of established and emerging team leaders ready to lead this team to the next level...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 2,259 reads 5 comments

  18. Detroit Lions: Top 7 Position Battles to Watch for in Training Camp

    Regardless of everyone's arbitrary grades and analysis on the 2012 NFL draft, the one thing we can all agree on is it's going to create a whole bunch of positional battles in training camp...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 4,174 reads 12 comments

  19. 6 Reasons to Believe Kellen Moore Makes Detroit Lions' Final Roster

    System quarterback. Too short. Poor arm strength. Not NFL material. Such were the criticisms tossed implicitly in the direction of Boise State Broncos quarterback Kellen Moore ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 6,127 reads 14 comments

  20. 5 Scheme Adjustments the Detroit Lions Should Consider in 2012

    It seems like the more NFL teams stay the same, the more they change. The Detroit Lions may fit this description perfectly next season...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 4,488 reads 28 comments

  21. 6 Undrafted Free Agents Most Likely to Make the Detroit Lions' Final Roster

    For as much attention as the NFL draft gets, it's a shame more people don't pay as much attention to undrafted free agents...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 6,107 reads 6 comments

  22. 10 Reasons Detroit Lions Will Improve from Last Season

    The NFL regular season is still months away, but with the NFL draft behind us and organized team activities ahead, it feels a lot more like preseason than postseason. So with that mindset, it's time to look ahead...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 10,170 reads 39 comments

  23. Detroit Lions: Early Projections for Lions' Final 53-Man Roster

    The NFL draft is complete, the Detroit Lions have a bunch of young talent coming to town and offseason workouts and minicamps are scheduled to begin very soon...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 6,025 reads 30 comments

  24. How Each Draft Pick Fits into Detroit Lions' Plan in 2012

    If there's one thing I can say for sure about the Detroit Lions ' 2012 draft class, it's that it has very little to do with the 2012 Detroit Lions . With eight picks, it's entirely possible the Lions drafted exactly zero starters...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 10,521 reads 27 comments

  25. Detroit Lions 2012 NFL Draft Report Card: Grades for Every Pick

    After months of anticipation, the 2012 NFL draft is complete. Finally, we can stop arguing about who the Detroit Lions did draft, and start arguing about who they should have drafted...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 2 years ago 11,926 reads 69 comments