For a 4-11 team, the Lions fared well in a poll of NFC North personnel executives conducted by Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Bob McGinn. McGinn, as he’s done annually for many years, gets the executives to rate players at each position. Rob Sims, for the third straight year, was voted the best left guard. Three of the … Continue Reading →
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Former Lions quarterback Scott Mitchell said he was shocked and hurt at the news that his teammate Lomas Brown had missed a block on purpose to try and get him hurt. Mitchell was on the Dan Patrick Show Wednesday morning. “It just really hurt,” Mitchell said. “It was extremely disappointing. I’m really shocked by it, … Continue Reading →
Chris Houston can earn some bragging rights tonight. The Lions’ top cornerback will draw several matchups against Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, who became Houston’s close friend while the two played together in Atlanta.
After a 4-0 start, the Cardinals have lost nine straight, but the Lions haven’t earned the right to overlook anyone after losing their past five.
The Lions haven’t been able to finish drives all season, too often settling for field goals instead of touchdowns. And despite holding leads in the final two minutes of regulation the past three games, they haven’t been able to finish off opponents.
Wednesday was Lions night on NFL Network. After the premiere of Barry Sanders’ “A Football Life,” the network replayed the Lions’ final-play loss to the Colts. The next program, “Sound FX,” opened with sound bites from Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson during that heart-breaking 35-33 loss. The five-minute segment showed the two … Continue Reading →
This isn’t a spoiler alert. I am not going to share the best parts but I did get an advanced copy of the NFL Network’s “Barry Sanders: A Football Life” documentary that airs tonight at 8 p.m. If you don’t have NFL Network, get yourself out to a bar or something because this is amazing … Continue Reading →
On the day after one of his most dominant performances, a day after he was contrite and humble in a nationally-televised interview with ESPN’s Merril Hoge, Ndamukong Suh and the Lions will again have to answer to accusations of poor sportsmanship during the 35-33 loss to the Colts. Colts right guard Mike McGlynn told the … Continue Reading →
The Colts stats don’t reflect those of a 7-4 team, and it’s hard to pick against QB Andrew Luck because he seemingly finds a way to win week after week. This, however, is a great matchup for the Lions on offense, and as long as their defensive line can pressure Luck, they’ll end the three-game … Continue Reading →
The worry was always whether Mikel Leshoure would regain his power, speed and agility after Achilles surgery? Thus far, it looks like the power and agility are there, but not the speed. Coach Jim Schwartz believes getting that last gear back is the next step in the recovery process. “I think any injured player coming … Continue Reading →