David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports Two young OLBs had great games Sunday. Third-year Austin Bryant and sophomore Julian Okwara both notched their first career regular season sacks on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Both saw more defensive action than usual, with Okwara playing about half of the defensive snaps and Bryant getting about a third. The two graded out at … [Read more...] about POLL:: Should the Lions replace Trey Flowers in the starting lineup?
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports I’m just happy that he’s happy. We’ve reached the point on the Detroit Lions 2021 schedule that many had circled when it was released back in April. That’s right, it Los Angeles Matthew Staffords week, and by Sunday you are going to be extremely sick of all the narratives, storylines, and drama drummed up with Stafford, Jared Goff, … [Read more...] about Week 7 scouting report: Can Detroit keep it close vs. the Rams?
Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images for WarnerMedia and AT&T The Lions have been fools for weeks, but better times are coming. The 2021 Detroit Lions stink. Six games in and we’re still waiting for our first win of the season—the only team left in the NFL without one. I think everyone expected this team to be bad in Year 1, but maybe not this bad. Still, despite the … [Read more...] about Lions Week 6 Song of the Game: ‘Better Times’ by Beach House
Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Lions protect Bruce Hector, Steven Montez, Jalen Elliott, and Ryan Santoso Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell plans to “shake things up” on the roster, but when it comes to the practice squad, there were no changes made in Week 7. As always, they have elected to not only protect the maximum four players but the same four … [Read more...] about With roster changes looming, Lions’ practice squad protections stay the same
Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images Largely, this was a mess of a game, but there is some reason to remain confident in the direction of this team. Huzzah! The Detroit Lions are the only winless team in the National Football League after the Jacksonville Jaguars handed a London loss to the Miami Dolphins in their Week 6 matchup. Let’s check the temperature for the Lions on … [Read more...] about Lions Week 6 stock report: Youth provides room for optimism vs. Bengals
Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images The Rams head coach admits he could have had better communication with his former quarterback. Welcome to drama week. While the actual football game between the 0-6 Detroit Lions and the 5-1 Los Angeles Rams may not provide much intrigue, the storylines certainly do. Nine months ago, these two teams worked out a deal that would swap … [Read more...] about Notes: Sean McVay admits he could’ve handled Jared Goff trade better
Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Cris Carter’s lazy criticism of the Lions head coach holds no water. There was a critical moment during Sunday’s press conference after the Detroit Lions were wiped clean by the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Dan Campbell faced, by my count, his sixth question on the performance of Jared Goff. This one was about … [Read more...] about No, Dan Campbell was not too harsh on Jared Goff
Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK Submit your questions for the POD mailbag. Tuesdays are days off for the Detroit Lions, but there are no off days here at Pride of Detroit, and we need your help. Each week we ask our readers to submit questions about the Lions in the comment section of this article or go on Twitter and ask your question, using the hashtag … [Read more...] about Ask POD: Detroit Lions Week 7 mailbag submissions
Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images Exploring at how the national media views the Lions. The Detroit Lions are 0-6 and coming off their worst performance of the season. Their offensive output was deplorable and it resulted in coach Dan Campbell pointing blame at himself, his coaching staff, and all the players on offense in his post-game press conference. “He’s going to … [Read more...] about NFL Week 7 power rankings: Winless Lions land in the cellar