Category Archives: Detroit Lions

Star Quarterbacks Are People, Too. And Other Points of View

Bears Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune notes, as I did earlier, that perhaps the most interesting roster decision the Bears are going to have to make is at linebacker. He’s the first person I’ve read who has suggested this, … Continue reading

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On the Value of Player Introductions and Other Points of View

Bears I’m sure that Jared Allen was due for a veteran’s day off. But they had to give it to the new defensive end that everyone wants to see on Family Night at Soldier Field? Jeremiah Ratliff also got the … Continue reading

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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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