Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK Checking in on the Detroit Lions' Week 13 injury report, as they prepare to take on the New Orleans Saints. After an extended break following their game on Thanksgiving Day, the Detroit Lions (8-3) were back on the practice field on Wednesday as they prepare to take on the New Orleans Saints (5-6) in Week 13. The Lions’ first … [Read more...] about Injury report: Jonah Jackson returns, Alex Anzalone absent Wednesday
Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images Detroit Lions’ third-round pick Hendon Hooker had his first NFL practice on Wednesday and described his excitement and eagerness to get out there. It has been over a year since Detroit Lions rookie quarterback Hendon Hooker has thrown a pass with shoulder pads on. Since suffering a torn ACL as a Tennessee Volunteer last November—in … [Read more...] about Lions rookie QB Hendon Hooker reacts to 1st NFL practice: ‘It was a blast’
Photo by Lauren Leigh Bacho/Getty Images Breaking down the All-22 Film of the Lions’ defense in their Week 12 loss to the Packers. The relationship between a pass rush and coverage is a delicate one. With both working in unison, a team’s defense can thrive. When one is really strong, the other’s deficiencies can be eliminated, or, at the very least, masked. However, … [Read more...] about Lions film breakdown: Examining pass rush, secondary issues vs. the Packers
Photo by Lauren Leigh Bacho/Getty Images Detroit Lions players made up 18% of ESPN’s list of the best NFL players under 24 years old. Youth is the name of the game in the NFL. General managers chase young players for their roster because they’re both cheaper and improve the stock and long-term health of their franchise. That’s clearly the strategy Detroit Lions … [Read more...] about Notes: Lions players dominate ESPN’s All-Youngster roster
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Jeremy and Erik break down everything that has gone wrong with the Detroit Lions defense over the past month or so. It’s no secret that the Detroit Lions defense has struggled in recent weeks. Look at just the yardage totals allowed in the past five weeks: vs. Ravens: 503 yards vs. Raiders: 157 vs. Chargers: 421 vs. Bears: 334 vs. Packers: … [Read more...] about Mailbag: Who’s to blame for the Detroit Lions’ defensive struggles?