Archive for the ‘Detroit Lions’ Category

Kiper: Trey Flowers Hasn’t Lived Up To His Free-Agent Price Tag

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

The Detroit Lions will need to continue to address their needs along the defensive line. Despite the recent additions this offseason, Detroit must find a way to upgrade the talent all along the defensive line in order to avoid giving up significant yards on the ground and the passing game. In Mel Kiper's latest two-round NFL mock draft, the Lions address two areas of needs -- at the wide receiver spot and along the defensive line.

Lions 2021 draft preview: Detroit could fill long-term need at linebacker in Round 2

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Over the next several days, leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft, we’re taking a position-by-position look at the Detroit Lions’ roster and evaluating how the team might address each unit. Today: Linebackers. Current roster: Jamie Collins, Alex Anzalone, Jahlani Tavai, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Anthony Pittman ? Short-term need: Five out of 10 ? Long-term need: 10 out of 10 ? Top prospects: Micah Parsons, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Zaven Collins ? Mid-round options: Jamin Davis, Nick B...

Danny Amendola Praises Julian Edelman

Monday, April 12th, 2021

One of the cornerstone pieces of the New England Patriots has announced his retirement. Wideout Julian Edelman, who aided New England in three of their championship victories, announced his retirement on social media Monday. "It was a hard decision, but the right decision for me and my family," Edelman said in a video posted online.

Notes: NFL players, Jeff Okudah weigh in on proposed jersey number changes

Monday, April 12th, 2021

The NFL may soon loosen restrictions to allow certain skill position players to wear single-digit jersey numbers — and some players seem interested. As mentioned by Peter King last week, the NFL is expected to take up and approve a proposal from the Kansas City Chiefs to change the league’s jersey-number rules. Under the changes, King says the NFL’s new number ranges would be: Quarterback, punter, kicker: 1-19 Running back, tight end, wide receiver: 1-49, 80-89 Defensive back: 1-49 Linebacker: 1...

Lions’ High Dead Cap Puts Team at Disadvantage

Monday, April 12th, 2021

When a player counts against the salary cap of a team they are no longer on -- such as Stafford with the Lions -- this is called dead cap. The Lions have the highest dead cap of any team in the NFL, currently sitting with over $42 million, according to Spotrac. Stafford is responsible for a large chunk of that -- exactly $19 million.

Will the Lions be competitive in 2022?

Monday, April 12th, 2021

The Lions have a lot of holes on their roster, and the 2021 draft alone won’t be able to alleviate the woes. We will likely be seeing subpar starters in multiple spots, especially on defense. While I am not concerned about their performance in 2021, I am concerned about the roster afterwards.

Lions Select Four Players on Defense in Latest Mock Draft

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

In the latest seven-round mock draft released by CBS Sports, the Lions trade down two spots with the Denver Broncos, which move up to select quarterback Justin Fields with the seventh overall pick. For the Lions, they address their needs at wide receiver and in the secondary in Josh Edwards' latest mock. With the ninth selection, Detroit drafts Alabama wideout Jaylen Waddle.

Roundtable: Who is the Lions’ Best Player?

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

At this present juncture, I tend to think the performance of the secondary will be underwhelming once again in 2021. While I like the cost-effective approach of the Lions in adding cornerbacks Quinton Dunbar and Corn Elder and safety Dean Marlowe, I don't think those acquisitions will prove to be hugely impactful for the organization. Of the three aforementioned individuals, I believe that Dunbar will be the most productive, and could end up being good enough to be brought back in 2022.

Mailbag: Who are some mid-first round options if the Lions trade down?

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

Too often as fans, we narrow our scope for the NFL Draft. We focus heavily on the players that may be available when our team picks—specifically in the first round—and fail to look at the surrounding players that could be our team’s choice if they decide to trade up or trade down (I’m 100 percent guilty of this). Obviously, an NFL general manager can’t approach the draft this way.

What has been your favorite new Lions signing this year?

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

If the players don’t pan out, then that’s fine, they’re just a filler. If they do pan out, then great, you just found a future piece that could potentially stick around for longer. Today’s Question of the Day is...