Category Archives: Detroit Lions

Plenty on the Line in Lions-Vikings Divisional Rivalry

Josh Katzenstein at the Detroit News emphasizes that the Lions have more to worry about than Adrian Peterson Sunday: “The Lions faced wide receiver Mike Wallace last year as the speedster caught five passes for 51 yards and a touchdown … Continue reading

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Quick Comments from Selected Late Sunday NFL Games

Some quick observations on some of the games that I caught late in the day after the Bears game was over. Broncos – Ravens: There was a huge question about Peyton Manning‘s arm before their game against the Ravens this … Continue reading

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When Sacrificing Your Body Isn’t Enough. And Other Points of View.

Bears Hub Arkush at ChicagoFootball.com thinks that nose tackle Terry Williams stood out on Thursday night and I’d agree. But here’s what I thought was the really interesting observation: “Now, I’m not so sure Tayo Fabuluje isn’t the second best … Continue reading

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Are the Bears Really the Worst Team in the NFL?

I’m sorry for my long absence from this space but they’ve been asking me to work for a living this summer and my life has been busy.  You may, however, rest assured that I’ve been following Bears news very closely. … Continue reading

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NFC North Starters and Other Points of View

Bears Blair Sheade at the Chicago Sun-Times relays Kevin White potential rookie of the year talk. Nothing like managing expectations. Jeff Dickerson at ESPN asks new special teams coordinator Jeff Rogers if he likes any of the players you inherited … Continue reading

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NFC North Roundtable

Adam Bringedahl (Detroit Lions), Brian Slattery (Green Bay Packers), Davey Randa (Minnesota Vikings) and I review hot topics currently affecting the NFC North and the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft in this most recent edition of the Next Fan Up podcast. … Continue reading

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Martellus Bennett. Again. And Other Points of View.

Bears Regular readers of this blog will know that I participated in a mock draft with other fans around the country representing all 32 teams.  Former ESPN producer Jay Soderberg put us all together to explain our picks in a podcast.  The first 16 … Continue reading

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When Is Due Diligence Called For and When Isn’t It?

Patrick Finley at the Chicago Sun-Times profiles defensive tackle Danny Shelton: “[G]iven that the team will morph into 4-3 defense on nickel and dime situations, the Bears could be cautious drafting someone who could be limited to two downs.” “The … Continue reading

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Who Has the Edge to Compete with the Packers in the NFC North Post Free Agency

All of the NFC North bloggers at ESPN agree that the best team in the division is still Green Bay but the reasons vary. None of them points to what I think are the most potent mix in football – the presence … Continue reading

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On a Positive Note and Other Points of View

Bears Adam L. Jahns at the Chicago Sun-Times apparently didn’t read my article indicating that they haven’t changed as he outlines the Bears needs post-free agency. In fairness, the list looks a lot like the one from two months ago. … Continue reading

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