1. Detroit Lions Draft: 6 Things That Must Happen in Final Rounds

    The Detroit Lions have their 2012 first-round pick in the books. Show of hands: Who had Riley Reiff ? Better question: Who had David DeCastro falling to No...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 3,892 reads 18 comments

  2. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Final 7-Round Predictions

    It is almost upon us. The NFL draft, that last big hurdle before we start looking ahead to training camp and actual football , is right there on the horizon, and not a moment too soon...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 4,084 reads 21 comments

  3. 2012 NFL Draft: The Best Fit for the Detroit Lions at Every Position

    With the NFL Draft almost upon us, and front office personnel stating their vague but meaningful rhetoric on a near-daily basis, Detroit Lions fans have hopefully come to an important realization: no position is out of play...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 3,022 reads 9 comments

  4. Detroit Lions 2012 Schedule: Power Ranking Games from Easiest to Toughest

    For the Detroit Lions, this is perhaps the best possible time to have the schedule they do. The AFC South is comprised of a good-but-beatable team and three in full-on rebuilding mode...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 3,139 reads 14 comments

  5. Detroit Lions 2012 NFL Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions, Info and Analysis

    The 2012 NFL schedule is out, and with it comes another wave in the NFL news cycle. Though the season itself is far off, we now have a pretty good idea of what it will look like...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 14,177 reads 42 comments

  6. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Predictions

    Two weeks from now, it won't be speculation anymore. Somehow, the NFL draft managed to sneak up on us once again, despite the months of speculation leading up to it...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 7,279 reads 33 comments

  7. 6 Detroit Lions Who Deserve Long-Term Extensions

    This offseason, the Detroit Lions gave long-term contract extensions to Calvin Johnson and Stephen Tulloch, ensuring that both remain Lions through the primes of their careers. But there is still work to be done...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 6,017 reads 30 comments

  8. 2012 NFL Draft: Why Janoris Jenkins Would Be Disastrous Pick for Detroit Lions

    In 2011, the Detroit Lions had a grand total of five draft picks. In less than a year since, three of those five have been busted on marijuana possession charges...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 1,308 reads 15 comments

  9. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: The Latest Full 7-Round Predictions

    In just over three weeks, the 2012 NFL Draft will get started at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and we can finally stop arguing about whether the Detroit Lions should draft a cornerback in the first round...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 9,077 reads 62 comments

  10. 7 Most Exciting Detroit Lions Position Battles to Keep an Eye on This Summer

    Three years ago, Jim Schwartz took his new Detroit Lions into training camp with no depth chart and one simple message. Nobody is safe. Everybody has to work hard. Every position is up for grabs...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 4,749 reads 14 comments

  11. Detroit Lions 2012 Mock Draft: Grading Picks from the B/R Community Mock Draft

    As much as I love speculating about and creating mock drafts, there tends to be a lot of guesswork involved. If I'm just speculating about Lions ' picks, I have to assume that X player or Y player is actually available for the Lions to draft...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 2,231 reads 11 comments

  12. 8 Players That Matt Stafford Would Most Love for the Detroit Lions to Draft

    Strange as it feels to say this, Matthew Stafford has a pretty sweet job as Detroit Lions starting quarterback. I mean, think about it...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 6,389 reads 9 comments

  13. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Grading Matt Miller's Latest Picks

    The NFL announced compensatory picks for the 2012 draft on Monday, but the Lions didn't see any of that wealth...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 5,461 reads 49 comments

  14. 2012 NFL Draft: Exploring Every Need the Detroit Lions Could Address

    The Detroit Lions are more concerned with drafting talent than need. Or that's what they say, at least. The reality is that the Lions won't let team needs dictate who they draft, but they won't spend a pick on a player they can't use...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 10,108 reads 33 comments

  15. Correcting the 7 Biggest Misconceptions About the Detroit Lions

    Public perception of the Detroit Lions has rarely been kind. But then, public perception of the Lions has rarely been accurate, either...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 7,357 reads 70 comments

  16. Detroit Lions 2012 Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions, Free Agency Edition

    In a week and a half, the Detroit Lions have done enough in free agency to wreck any and all previous mock drafts. And all they did was keep their own players. Well, that's alright...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 6,967 reads 17 comments

  17. Tom Lewand: Detroit Lions' Unsung Hero of the Offseason

    In Mayhew We Trust. This is the mantra among Detroit Lions fans, as general manager Martin Mayhew continues to astound us with roster moves that shock and confuse (even anger) ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 2,138 reads 7 comments

  18. Dominic Raiola and 7 Detroit Lions with the Worst Contracts on the Team

    Dominic Raiola is a solid starting center prospect. So why is he being paid as if he were an All-Pro? Of course, Raiola isn't the only problem contract on the team...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 3,912 reads 18 comments

  19. Detroit Lions: 5 Key Veterans Who'll Take a Backseat in 2012

    For a team as young as the Detroit Lions , they sure are concerned with retaining their veterans. The Lions haven't so much jumped into free agency as they have stood on the shore and fished out the things they lost...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 6,585 reads 12 comments

  20. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Best Case and Worst Case 7-Round Scenarios

    Every year, we faithful football fans agonize about the NFL draft. "Who should we take? Who should we not take? Who will lead us to the promised land, and who will drag us back ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 6,203 reads 26 comments

  21. The 6 Best Free-Agent Signings in Detroit Lions History

    For a football team more synonymous with bad personnel decisions than perhaps any in history, smart free-agent pickups are not exactly abundant. That's why there are only six, and why a couple of them may leave you scratching your head...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 5,453 reads 14 comments

  22. Detroit Lions Free Agency: How Cliff Avril Franchise Tag Changes Everything

    The NFL free agency period is set to start, right on time, this Tuesday at 4 p.m. Free agency hasn't even started yet, but the Detroit Lions have already made some decisions ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 3,940 reads 18 comments

  23. Detroit Lions: Predicting Each Offensive Starter for the 2012 NFL Season

    For once, predicting the Detroit Lions ' starting lineup for next season isn't going to involve trying to sort out complete offseason chaos...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 4,127 reads 15 comments

  24. Detroit Lions 2012 Mock Draft: What Experts Around the Web Are Saying

    Last week, I did a review of Matt Miller's post-combine mock draft. Everyone seemed to like it, and it made me feel important. So the theme this week? Analyze all the experts! Alright, maybe not all the experts...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 6,090 reads 29 comments

  25. Detroit Lions Got It Right with Matthew Stafford in the 2009 Draft Minefield

    I think it's a fair assumption to say that the 2009 Draft Class is not going to go down as one of the best of all time. It might be too soon to call, but hey, it's been three years...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 177 reads 5 comments