The Lions’ running backs haven’t commanded much respect yet. Since head coach Matt Patricia came to town, the Detroit Lions have made a concerted effort to make the running game a priority both on offense and defense. The addition of Damon Harrison Sr. made the Lions a formidable run defense last year, and Kerryon Johnson made them look dangerous, at times, running the … [Read more...] about Notes: Detroit Lions’ backfield ranked 22nd in the NFL
Darius Slay wants an extension now, and it makes complete sense for him to seek that new deal. With news that Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay is sitting out Organized Team Activities and likely seeking a new contract, the response has been predictable. Many fans are upset that Slay isn’t being a “team player,” while others are panicking that the Lions need to do … [Read more...] about Why a 2019 Darius Slay extension makes sense for everybody
Pro Football Focus thinks Frank Ragnow’s potential is endless at his “new” position. The biggest news out of the first week of Detroit Lions Organized Team Activities is the offensive line shakeup. After preparing 2018 first-round pick Frank Ragnow for the guard position all of last year, Detroit trotted him out at center in the first two practices, suggesting there may be a … [Read more...] about PFF: Frank Ragnow has potential to be the best center in NFL
How many Lions players are in the elite category of the NFL? As we get into the meat of the offseason, it’s only a matter of time before we’re bombarded by the ultimate offseason time-filler: LISTS! In fact, it’s already happened. We’ve already talked about GM rankings, the list of best offseasons, and there will be plenty to come in the three months before football actually … [Read more...] about Open thread: How many Top 100 players do the Lions have?
2022 remains a possibility. Just last week, Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood sounded optimistic about bringing the NFL Draft to the city of Detroit. Having sent down a team to Nashville to see how they ran the 2019 NFL Draft—which produced record attendance and TV ratings—Wood said the team was in the running for future drafts. “I’m excited that we’re going to get an … [Read more...] about Detroit misses out on 2021, 2023 NFL Draft hosting opportunity
Ragnow loves to be the leader, and he may actually get a chance in his second season. As the Detroit Lions continue to mix around their interior offensive lineman, one of the biggest factors in how things play out will be the players’ comfortability as a protection play-caller. Oftentimes, it will be the center’s responsibility to recognize the defense they’re facing and … [Read more...] about Frank Ragnow is a big fan of making offensive line calls as center
With veteran players out or missing from OTAs, Da’Shawn Hand stepped up. As the hordes of media swarmed Matthew Stafford for the Detroit Lions quarterback’s first media session since his wife had brain surgery, second-year defensive tackle Da’Shawn Hand was one of the few remaining Lions players still on the field after Day 2 of OTAs concluded. Hand was working with undrafted … [Read more...] about Da’Shawn Hand already assuming a leadership role
The Lions couldn’t come to an agreement with the veteran receiver. On Tuesday, the Detroit Lions’ lack of receiver depth was on full display. With Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay sidelined for most of Day 2 of OTAs, Detroit had a slew of receivers rotating in the starting lineup that will be fighting for NFL roster spots come August. It appears the Lions are looking to … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions tried to sign free agent WR Jermaine Kearse
The Lions defensive line is good, and people are starting to notice. Last year at this time of the year, Detroit Lions fans were extremely concerned about the status of the team’s defensive line. Ezekiel Ansah was struggling with injury issues, and Detroit didn’t seem to have a promising prospect anywhere else. There was potential, but nothing more. Detroit is entering OTAs … [Read more...] about Notes: Lions defensive line listed as one of NFL’s most underrated units
What five starters would you like to see out there? Though it’s possible the Detroit Lions are just testing out each of their players’ versatility, the first two days of Organized Team Activities suggest there may be some big mixing and matching coming on the offensive line this year. Most notably, it’s looking more and more likely the team moves Frank Ragnow back to his … [Read more...] about Open thread: What is the ideal lineup for the Lions’ offensive line?