Before the hiring of Randy Smith in 1996, the Detroit Tigers experienced a transition of ownership that resulted in three different general managers to start the 1990’s. Part two focuses on Jerry Walker and his brief helm of running the team. As the Detroit Tigers are going through a rebuild under Al Avila, I wanted […] Detroit Tigers Rebuild Reviews Part 2: Jerry Walker - … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers Rebuild Reviews Part 2: Jerry Walker
Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images A late recap of last night’s unfortunate outing against Cleveland. What exactly is it about the Cleveland Indians that allows them to get to the Tigers so thoroughly season after season. Yes, they have a talented team, but the 2020 Indians are not the 2016 Indians, so it’s remarkable how well they manage to get to the Tigers season after … [Read more...] about Indians 10, Tigers 3: Tigers slept on this one, and so did we.
Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images The band is (mostly) back together but will we actually learn anything? The Detroit Pistons, or most of them, anyway, are back together and holding a voluntary group workout. The team is in its own bubble of sorts, shuttling from hotel to workout facility as a team. This is unequivocally a good thing. You don’t want skills to atrophy or … [Read more...] about Is there anything fans can learn about the Pistons while workouts resume
Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports An analytical breakdown of Lions vs. Packers. Welcome back to our On Paper preview series, where we try to take as objective of a look at the Detroit Lions and their weekly opponent as possible. Obviously, that’s a lot harder to do at the beginning of the year with so little data out there, so for the first three games of the season, we’re both … [Read more...] about On Paper preview: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images It still didn’t seem to work, though. A running joke among Lions fans is that the Lions refuse to blitz and rush with just three players too often. Of course it it not true that the Lions never blitz and it is dishonest to act like the Lions only ever rush the passer with fewer than even the standard four-man package, but … [Read more...] about Notes: The Lions are finally blitzing more…. but….
Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images The Lions quarterback spoke up in rare fashion Friday. Matthew Stafford isn’t one of the off-field spotlight. He doesn’t use social media. Whenever he does something for the community or for a charity, he does it with a whisper, not a shout. Even in the realm of football, he’d much rather let his play on the field do the talking than spend … [Read more...] about Stafford pens article on social justice: ‘Police brutality, white privilege, racism — it’s all real’
In 2019, the Detroit Lions offense was a pleasant surprise while the defense was embarrassing. Unfortunately, it looked the same Week 1 of 2020. Like so often after free agency, the NFL draft, and training camp … there is a confidence that this is the year it’s going to be different for the Detroit Lions. […] Detroit Lions should expect the same results if this is the same old … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions should expect the same results if this is the same old defense
It's Joe Milton's time to shine for Michigan football. … [Read more...] about Michigan football's Joe Milton era ready for takeoff: 'He's the alpha male'
A group of executives, including Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman, is on a task force to figure out if the AHL can operate in 2020-21. … [Read more...] about As Red Wings prepare for next season, the AHL wonders if playing is even feasible