Category Archives: Detroit Lions

The Underrated Matt Forte and Other Points of View

The writers at the Chicago Tribune are interviewing the former college coaches of the various Bears draft picks. I particularly liked this one from Dan Wiederer with Minnesota defensive backs coach Jay Sawvel on safety Brock Vereen. It went beyond … Continue reading

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The Moment that Stood Out about the Lions in 2013

Michael Rothstein at espn.com describes the 10 moments that stood out about the Lions in 2013: “4. Schwartz and the fans. Maybe this is too high because it is fresh in the mind, but Schwartz yelling at the Lions fans … Continue reading

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The Read-Option and the Evolving Defensive Response

Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham had some interesting comments for Tim Twentyman at detriotlions.com about the read-option offense, how to play it and what affect its having on the league. “‘It’s a big thing in the league now, and that’s … Continue reading

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Lions Lack of Discipline on the Field Is a Reflection of Off-Field Problems

Drew Sharp at the Detroit Free Press puts his finger on the problem when commenting on the Lions lack of discipline: [Head coach Jim] Schwartz didn’t take the off-field nonsense seriously last year. It reflected his head-coaching inexperience. Commitment is … Continue reading

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Points of View, May 14, 2013

Dan Pompei at The National Football Post pointed out this interesting factoid: “The Browns’ draft board was arranged alphabetically, which is very unorthodox and can make it difficult to make decisions on the fly. Front office men around the league … Continue reading

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Lions Sign “Kickalicious”

According to Chris McCosky at the The Detroit News the Lions have signed Norwegian-born kicker Havard Rugland, a YouTube sensation better known as “Kickalicious,” to a one-year deal: Looks like the kicker version of jumping out of a pool to me.

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One Step Back, Two Steps Forward and Other Points of View

Bears Chris Boden at CSNChicago.com compares bold moves during the season by both Harbaugh brothers [Jim and John] to the Bears hiring of Marc Trestman as head coach. No guts, no glory. Boden asks a legitimate question, one which I … Continue reading

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Bears Need a Head Man Who Can Coach Quarterbacks and Other Points of View

Bears Dan Pompei at the Chicago Tribune and I absolutely see eye-to-eye on his views on the new Bear head coach, whoever that may be: “You can’t hire a head coach simply because he is a good play caller or … Continue reading

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All Gabe Carimi Needs is Time and Other Points of View

Bears Peyton Manning on current Denver offensive coordinator and Bears head coaching candidate Mike McCoy. From Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times: “‘He’s ready. He’s paid his dues,’ Manning told Tom Kensler of the Denver Post. ‘Mike’s a good leader. … Continue reading

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What Staley Should Have Been and Other Points of View

Bears Dan Pompei at the Chicago Tribune asked 5 personnel men to evaluate the NFC North by position.  The Packers were voted to have the best head coach in Mike McCarthy.  But the scouts had some interesting things to say … Continue reading

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