• Notes: PFF ranks Lions’ offensive line middle of the pack for 2020

    Notes: PFF ranks Lions’ offensive line middle of the pack for 2020
    Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Will average be good enough for the Lions’ offense to succeed?There isn’t much debate about the talent the Detroit Lions have at the skill positions on offense. They have a budding star in Kenny Golladay, a solid No. 2 receiver in Marvin Jones Jr., and couple of receiving threats in T.J. Hockenson and rookie running back D’Andre Swift—not to mention a whole new stable of backs with a ton of athleticism.
    The biggest
  • 2020 Detroit Lions Name Bracket tournament: Round 2, Part 1

    2020 Detroit Lions Name Bracket tournament: Round 2, Part 1
    Now the tournament gets interesting.Although the first round of the 2020 Detroit Lions Name Bracket tournament took longer than normal, it was met without much controversy. There weren’t many upsets. As far as I can tell, there was no poll hacking. And the comment sections was eerily peaceful.It’s quiet. Almost too quiet.
    Thankfully, the tournament is about to pick up as we weed out the contenders from the pretenders. And that means we’re going to start butting heads, which is
  • NFLPA president hammers NFL over plans to return to football

    NFLPA president hammers NFL over plans to return to football
    Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images “The NFL is unwilling to prioritize player safety and believes that the virus will bend to football.” The NFL and NFL Players Association have a lot to work out before the start of training camp—which remains planned to begin at the end of the month. And if the president of the NFLPA (and Browns center) JC Tretter is any sign of how negotiations are currently going, the two sides have a long, long way to go.
    Tretter penned a public statemen
  • 2020 Lions worst salary cap hits: Justin Coleman

    2020 Lions worst salary cap hits: Justin Coleman
    Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images What looked like a progressive move from the Lions could end up hurting them.If there’s one thing you can’t really criticize Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn for it’s his aggressiveness. The general manager has made it a point to make some big swings in free agency and isn’t afraid to flash his wallet a bit. He basically stole T.J. Lang from the Seahawks by outbidding Seattle. He handed Marvin Jones Jr. a contract that looked a
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  • What could Matthew Stafford’s next deal look like?

    What could Matthew Stafford’s next deal look like?
    Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Remember when Stafford was the highest-paid quarterback? That didn’t last long. Things change pretty fast in the NFL. After Patrick Mahomes signed his massive extension on Monday, it looks like things are going to continue to change. Ten-year contracts don’t come very often. In fact there’s only been five other quarterbacks in NFL history to sign such long contracts. This extension makes Mahomes the richest pro athlete in America. Ten years, potenti
  • Ranking the top 10 NFL CBs for 2020, plus Patrick Mahomes contract reactions

    Ranking the top 10 NFL CBs for 2020, plus Patrick Mahomes contract reactions
    Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images Who are the best cornerbacks in the league today? We rank ‘em.The value of the cornerback position has been hotly debated as of late. PFF seems to be on a mission to convince people that coverage is actually far more important to a defense’s success than pass rush, and if that’s the case, cornerbacks may be the most important position on that side of the ball.Regardless of what you think about the value of cornerbacks, it’s clear teams vi
  • Lions make three additions to their personnel department

    Lions make three additions to their personnel department
    The Lions have made three additions to their personnel department ahead of training camp and the 2020 season. The Detroit Free Press reports that the team now lists Ademi Smith as a scouting assistant on their website. Caio Brighenti and Michael Pelfrey are on the staff as analytics assistants. Smith and Pelfrey have interned with [more]
  • Open thread: What’s the best thing that’s happened to you lately?

    Open thread: What’s the best thing that’s happened to you lately?
    Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images There’s a lot of negative stuff going on. For one day, let’s put that aside and focus on the good.This is a football website. You come here for football content, and we provide it. Right now, we don’t know if there will be football in the fall, and for a lot of people, it’s the least worrisome of many things that are up in the air. There have been a lot of negative things going on in individual communities, in the news, and across the
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  • WATCH: Lions rookie punter Arryn Siposs sings ‘Down Under’ during team meeting

    WATCH: Lions rookie punter Arryn Siposs sings ‘Down Under’ during team meeting
    Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images It’s glorious.One of most entertaining parts of the offseason and training camp is the light-hearted hazing of rookies. We usually get a close-up of that during HBO’s “Hard Knocks” training camp documentary, but we normally don’t see the other 31 teams go through it.
    But this offseason has been anything but normal. And while the pandemic will likely cause fans to miss out on things like open training camp, the preseason and maybe
  • Notes: Detroit Lions rookie Jeff Okudah says he’s never attended an NFL game

    Notes: Detroit Lions rookie Jeff Okudah says he’s never attended an NFL game
    Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images And he’s not alone. Detroit Lions rookie Jeff Okudah offered an interesting “random thought” on Twitter on Sunday: he has never attended an NFL game.Random Thought: I have never been to an NFL Game.— Jeff Okudah (@jeffokudah) July 6, 2020Many fans said they hadn’t been to one either, while other fans were shocked:
    Wait what ?!— Toesssssss (@Toessss_) July 6, 2020What?!?!?!?????— Travis Sumpter (@tjsumpter55) July 6, 202
  • Former Detroit Lions 2nd-round pick Teez Tabor waived from 49ers

    Former Detroit Lions 2nd-round pick Teez Tabor waived from 49ers
    Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images The former Lions draft pick will have to find yet another home.Teez Tabor was released from the Detroit Lions last year in one of the last rounds of roster cuts. That was just two years removed from when Detroit took him with their second-round pick back in 2017.A month later, Tabor was added to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad, watching as his team made it all the way to the Super Bowl. It was potentially a new start for the busted corner, s
  • 2020 Detroit Lions worst salary cap hits: Nick Williams

    2020 Detroit Lions worst salary cap hits: Nick Williams
    Kena Krutsinger-USA TODAY Sports Nick Williams could be a great story, but the Lions are putting a lot of faith in one year of production.The Detroit Lions found themselves in a somewhat desperate spot at defensive tackle this offseason. After letting A’Shawn Robinson get paid in Los Angeles and coming to a “mutual agreement” to part ways with Damon Harrison Sr., Detroit was suddenly out of starting interior defenders from last season. Given how they played in 2019, maybe that
  • D’Andre Swift appears to sign rookie deal with Detroit Lions

    D’Andre Swift appears to sign rookie deal with Detroit Lions
    Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images The Lions second-round pick joins four other draft picks to be under contract.The Detroit Lions have crossed over the halfway mark when it comes to signing their 2020 draft picks.Over the weekend, it appears second-round pick D’Andre Swift signed his rookie contract, according to a social media post from the former Georgia running back.
    That you God! Officially apart [sic] of @Lions #BeyondBlessed #Say#No#More,” Swift wrote on Twitter Saturday af
  • Open thread: Will David Blough make the team in 2020?

    Open thread: Will David Blough make the team in 2020?
    Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports The undrafted rookie was thrust into action in 2019. Will he keep his spot in 2020? Most rookie quarterbacks are expected to backup for a season or two. Most undrafted quarterbacks never achieve an NFL start. For the Detroit Lions’ David Blough, starting five games in 2019 was certainly unexpected.
    Filling in for Matthew Stafford is a tough task for any quarterback — just ask Jeff Driskel — but the undrafted rookie failed to lead the Lions to a sing
  • Ex-Lion Tom Vaughn dies at 77

    Ex-Lion Tom Vaughn dies at 77
    Tom Vaughn, a safety who spent his seven-year NFL career with the Lions, has died at the age of 77. Vaughn played his college football at Iowa State, where he was all-Big Eight as a fullback in 1963 and then as a defensive back in 1964. He also led the Big Eight in punt returns [more]
  • What is the best Lions rivalry win in franchise history?

    What is the best Lions rivalry win in franchise history?
    Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports Rivalries can create amazing moments.The point in a good sports rivalry isn’t just to have someone that’s easy to hate for no real reason—although that’s a nice byproduct of it. No, the real pleasure of a rivalry comes when your team takes down that enemy. Nothing feels better than to watch the dejected fanbase of your rival either try to come up with some sort of excuse, or—even better—just admit that your team is the superio
  • Lions second-round choice D’Andre Swift signs rookie deal

    Lions second-round choice D’Andre Swift signs rookie deal
    Running back D'Andre Swift tweeted a photo of himself signing his rookie contract. The Lions used the 35th overall choice to select the Georgia running back in the second round. Detroit has signed five of its nine draft choices, with only first-rounder Jeff Okudah, fifth-rounder Quintez Cephus, fifth-rounder Jason Huntley and seventh-rounder Jashon Cornell yet [more]
  • NFL to severely limit media access to training camp, preseason

    NFL to severely limit media access to training camp, preseason
    Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Don’t expect a ton of coverage this year.Training camp is typically one of the most exciting times for NFL fans. Not only is it their first look at the team for the upcoming season, but both fans and media have access to the team they don’t have the rest of the year. They get full practice sessions, access to players for autographs or, in the media’s case, one-on-one interviews.
    But that access will be severely limited this year in the wake of the Co
  • The Staffords introduce Tyler Hall—their fourth daughter—to the world

    The Staffords introduce Tyler Hall—their fourth daughter—to the world
    Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports After a week in the NICU, the Staffords introduced their fourth daughter to the world.Last week , Kelly Stafford announced on her Instagram page that their fourth (and final) child had been born on the morning of Friday, June 26. She and Matthew Stafford kept the gender and name of the baby secret for a week, as we all awaited to see a picture of the newborn.
    On Friday evening, Kelly Stafford explained everything in a four-minute Instagram video.Introducing, Tyler Ha
  • Notes: NFL running low on time for key offseason decisions regarding COVID-19

    Notes: NFL running low on time for key offseason decisions regarding COVID-19
    Photo by Allan Dranberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Still more questions than answers as details begin to emerge. As training camps and the (shortened?) preseason approaches, quite a bit of NFL coverage has turned to logistics and questions asking “how are we really going to do this?” At the broad level we have league-wide operations and how games can be played with or without fans, how the scheduling will work, travel, and so on, but then there are the micro-level decisions as
  • Ask POD: We will not go quietly into the night

    Ask POD: We will not go quietly into the night
    Photo by Tony Harris - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Listen to President Whitmore.The preseason is in danger or being shortened or possibly even cancelled completely. The supplemental draft is already dead. Player rosters are likely going to be reduced during training camp. All the while, COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the nation.Things, honestly, don’t look great right now, but it’s always the darkest before dawn.
    There’s still a month until training camp is su
  • 2020 Detroit Lions worst salary cap hits: Danny Amendola

    2020 Detroit Lions worst salary cap hits: Danny Amendola
    Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images For the past two weeks, we’ve counted down the top 10 salary cap bargains for the Detroit Lions’ 2020 season. Unfortunately, no team has a perfect list of contracts on their books. Sometimes, you either have to overpay to bring someone in from free agency or the deal you agreed upon turned out to be a dud.
    To be clear, I don’t blame the players on this list at all. Clearly, they did something to earn the contract they received, and unlike a lo
  • Open thread: How do you feel about the shortened preseason?

    Open thread: How do you feel about the shortened preseason?
    Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The preseason will look a little different in 2020. This week it was announced that the NFL preseason will not include the traditional four games played ahead of the regular season. Weeks 1 and 4 have been cut in favor of increased training time, allowing teams to additional leeway in putting together their offseason programs.
    For the Detroit Lions, this means that matchups against the Patriots and Bills will no longer occur, leaving the Jet
  • VIDEO: Calvin Johnson talks motivation, retirement with Glover Quin

    VIDEO: Calvin Johnson talks motivation, retirement with Glover Quin
    Photo by Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions/Getty Images Calvin Johnson spent over an hour detailing his career from childhood to retirement.On Wednesday night, former Detroit Lions All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson joined former Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin in a video interview via Quin’s YouTube channel, “The DB Room.”Over the past few weeks, Quin has brought on several former (and current) Lions players to talk about their childhood, how they made it to the NFL and the obstacl
  • Colin Kaepernick teams up with RFK Human Rights to support community bail funds

    Colin Kaepernick teams up with RFK Human Rights to support community bail funds
    Jails present a heightened risk of infection during the ongoing pandemic. Plenty of Americans who have yet to be convicted but who can’t afford bail remain stuck in jail pending the resolution of their charges. Colin Kaepernick and his Know Your Rights camp have teamed up with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights to help. The [more]
  • Where do Matthew Stafford’s yards really come from? Part 3

    Where do Matthew Stafford’s yards really come from?  Part 3
    Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports An updated look at where Stafford is doing most of his work. It’s a narrative that just won’t die. Trust me, I know, I’ve been writing about it since 2016.You know the one. The “Matthew Stafford’s stats are so high because he throws the ball more than anyone, is always losing and he gets stuff in garbage time when the Lions are down a gazillion points.” I hate this. I hate it because it’s incredibly easy to debunk and so man
  • Open thread: Where will the Lions rank at the end of 2020?

    Open thread: Where will the Lions rank at the end of 2020?
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images Can the Lions get back to respectability?The Detroit Lions had an odd season last year, even by their standards.And if not for a few bad calls against the Packers, a few mistakes against the Chiefs, and an injured quarterback, the Lions season could have looked very different.Despite playing a half a season with a merry-go-round at quarterback, the Lions only had five games where they lost by more than a touchdown. And prior to his injury, Matthew Stafford was p
  • Notes: D’Andre Swift pushes Lions closer to ‘matchup-proof offense’

    Notes:  D’Andre Swift pushes Lions closer to ‘matchup-proof offense’
    Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images The Lions offense just got a whole-new dimension.Normally by this point in the offseason, we’d have a fair amount of rookie hype. Rookie minicamp and face-to-face interviews would introduce fans to their team’s draft class, building excitement for the team’s newest and youngest players.
    Unfortunately with COVID-19 continuing to cancel NFL events, we haven’t really had the opportunity to meet the Detroit Lions’ nine draft picks t
  • Report: NFL cancels 2 preseason games for 2020 season

    Report: NFL cancels 2 preseason games for 2020 season
    Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The NFL is expected to announce the shortened preseason later this week.According to ProFootballTalk, the NFL has decided to cancel two preseason games. The two games that are reportedly cancelled are Week 1 and Week 4 of the preseason.
    For the Detroit Lions, that means preseason won’t begin until Thursday, August 20, when they host the New York Jets on national television via ESPN. The following week, they’ll travel to Miami t
  • Top 5 Detroit Lions rival villains in team history

    Top 5 Detroit Lions rival villains in team history
    Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images These five players tormented the Lions for years.In honor of Rivalry Week at SB Nation, it’s time to look at some of the biggest villains Detroit Lions fans have ever known. There are many reasons for the Lions’ futility over the past six decades—most of them self-inflicted wounds, of course—but there have been a handful of players that just seemed to be a thorn in this franchise’s side.This list will not feature any Lions players,
  • Ranking Bob Quinn’s draft picks, Part 4: 10-6

    Ranking Bob Quinn’s draft picks, Part 4: 10-6
    Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images We break into Bob Quinn’s top-10 draft picks.We have finally gotten to the good part of this list.After parsing through the worst of Bob Quinn’s draft decisions since he took over as Detroit Lions general manager in 2016 over the past week, today we enter the top 10 and look at some of the best decisions Quinn has made since taking his post.
    This list judges each pick on not only the players raw talent, but the value that the team received from each
  • 2020 Detroit Lions top-10 salary cap bargains: Kenny Golladay

    2020 Detroit Lions top-10 salary cap bargains: Kenny Golladay
    Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images It may not last, but Golladay is the best current value on the Lions’ payroll.Ever since Calvin Johnson retired, the Detroit Lions have been lacking a superstar. Sure, Matthew Stafford is hanging around that status, but without the wins and with all of the young quarterbacks taking over, Stafford remains mostly in the shadows of that 5-10 range of quarterbacks rather than the spotlight of top-five status.
    But there is finally hope that Detroit may have a
  • Open thread: What is the best football league to watch outside of the NFL?

    Open thread: What is the best football league to watch outside of the NFL?
    Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images It’s times like this that make you appreciate even the most mediocre of football. It amazes me every offseason how spoiled I am. Every fall I spend my Sundays glued to the TV, critiquing which games are on when the Lions are done playing, complaining about the Sunday Night Football matchup or feeling let down that the day’s Lions game wasn’t as entertaining as I’d hoped.It’s silly, in retrospect. I would travel long, treachero
  • Notes: Yahoo Sports’ 2020 NFL preview ranks Detroit Lions in bottom 6

    Notes: Yahoo Sports’ 2020 NFL preview ranks Detroit Lions in bottom 6
    Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images Yahoo’s Frank Schwab sees some hope—but more concern—for the 2020 Detroit Lions.With training camp around the corner, publications are just now starting to put out their preview material for the 2020 NFL season.
    Yahoo Sports’ Frank Schwab has been doing team-by-team previews, starting with teams he views as the bottom of the NFL up to the top. Tuesday, he dropped his Detroit Lions preview as the 27th ranked team in the league.
    Obviously,
  • 2020 Detroit Lions Name Bracket Tournament: Round 1, Part 4

    2020 Detroit Lions Name Bracket Tournament: Round 1, Part 4
    The first round concludes.After a short hiatus, the Detroit Lions Name Bracket Tournament is back in business. My old age necessitated a short recharge of my batteries, and we haven’t even gotten into the meaty part of this tournament. Well, unless you consider John P... you know what... no. We’re not going there. Not yet, at least.
    Here’s the fourth and final region of the 2020 bracket.1. Beau Benzschawel vs. 16. Tony McRaeLast year, Beau Benzschawel fell victim to the Bracket
  • 2020 Detroit Lions top-10 salary cap bargains: Tracy Walker

    2020 Detroit Lions top-10 salary cap bargains: Tracy Walker
    Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Lions are getting a tremendous value from their young safety... for at least one more year.The Detroit Lions’ 2018 draft class could go down as one of the best in recent history. Already, we’ve seen two members of that draft class land on our list of the top-10 salary cap bargains on the current 2020 team. Of course, players on rookie deals are going to be featured heavily on this list simply because they’re extremely c
  • Michigan Governor on sports: “We’re going to watch it differently”

    Michigan Governor on sports: “We’re going to watch it differently”
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order last week allowing pro sports teams to return to business, without fans. And while she wants to see her local sports teams return, she’s being realistic about what that’s going to look like. Via John Niyo of the Detroit News, Whitmer said during an interview on 97.1 The [more]
  • Darrell Bevell hopes new offensive linemen make for tougher, nastier run game

    Darrell Bevell hopes new offensive linemen make for tougher, nastier run game
    Reggie Bush ran for more than 1,000 yards with the Lions in 2013, which ended an eight-year stretch without a back reaching that milestone but it proved to be a momentary change in fortunes on the ground. No Lions back has run for more than 860 yards in any of the last six seasons and [more]
  • Calvin Johnson to appear live on Glover Quin’s YouTube show on Wednesday

    Calvin Johnson to appear live on Glover Quin’s YouTube show on Wednesday
    Photo by Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions/Getty Images We could get a rare look inside one of the biggest Lions legends.It’s been a while since we’ve heard from former Detroit Lions great Calvin Johnson. Sure, we’ve seen quotes from him about the sour ending to his time in Detroit. And, yes, we’ve seen him do a random podcast or video interview here and there.
    But we’ve never really seen a sit-down, intimate interview with Megatron since his sudden retirement after th
  • Who is the Lions’ biggest out-of-division rival?

    Who is the Lions’ biggest out-of-division rival?
    Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Sorry to ruin your Tuesday.It’s Rivalry Week at SB Nation for the next two weeks, and that means it’s time to look at some of the Detroit Lions’ most-hated opponents and players.
    Most rivalries come from divisional opponents. You plays those guys the most, you know them the best, and they’re the ones directly in between you and the playoffs. It’s the whole “keep your friends c
  • Notes: Frank Ragnow named most underrated Detroit Lions player

    Notes: Frank Ragnow named most underrated Detroit Lions player
    Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images A Sports Illustrated analyst says the center is one of Detroit’s biggest keys. Maybe it’s not the flashiest position, but one Sports Illustrated analyst argues the Detroit Lions center may be the most underrated player on the team.
    SI’s Conor Orr picked one player from each NFC team that he thinks plays a big role in determining the team’s fate, but might not get recognized as much as some of the other guys. Orr poi
  • 2020 Detroit Lions top-10 salary cap bargains: Frank Ragnow

    2020 Detroit Lions top-10 salary cap bargains: Frank Ragnow
    Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images Ragnow is not only one of the best players on the Lions, but he’s also one of the cheapest.Center remains one of the most underrated positions in the NFL, both by media and team builders. The highest paid center in the league has a cap hit of just $11.6 million this year, the lowest of any starting position outside of fullback. And when we talk about the offensive line, we spend most of the time talking about offensive tackles and pass protecti
  • Ranking the top 10 NFL edge defender for the 2020 season

    Ranking the top 10 NFL edge defender for the 2020 season
    Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images A look at the best pass rushers in the NFL.While the debate rages whether pass rush or coverage is more important in today’s NFL, it’s impossible to deny the importance of edge rushers. You can see it simply by some of the biggest contracts in the NFL. Of the top 10 cap hits for the 2020 season, four of them are defensive linemen/outside linebackers, while everyone else is a quarterback.The message NFL general managers are sending is simple: elite
  • 6 biggest storylines heading into Detroit Lions training camp.

    6 biggest storylines heading into Detroit Lions training camp.
    Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Training camp 2020 will be different from any that came before it, but which story-line are you most interested in? For the first time in ages, many of us who cover the team or follow the Detroit Lions closely and live within driving distance of Allen Park won’t be planning our training camp vacations. While not set in stone just yet, the likelihood of an open camp is minuscule, so coverage of the 2020 team is going to be quite different from what we
  • Open thread: Who will be the Lions’ starting punter?

    Open thread: Who will be the Lions’ starting punter?
    Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Sam Martin is gone, who will fill his shoes? It isn’t a flashy position, but it’s an important one nonetheless.
    The Detroit Lions previously had some stability at the punter position thanks in part to Sam Martin taking over back in 2013 as a rookie. However, with his departure in free agency to the Denver Broncos, it opens up a battle on special teams, and one with no clear winner. The Lions did not sign a veteran punter this off
  • Stafford family welcomes fourth child to the world

    Stafford family welcomes fourth child to the world
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images Kelly Stafford made the announcement on Instagram Sunday morning.The Staffords added another baby gunslinger to the family on Friday, per an Instagram post by Kelly Stafford on Sunday morning.The Staffords welcomed another child into the world. pic.twitter.com/8XftbwB2HX— Pride of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) June 28, 2020It’s unclear what the gender of the baby is, as the Staffords previously said they wouldn’t know until the baby was born and ha
  • 2020 Detroit Lions top-10 salary cap bargains: Matthew Stafford

    2020 Detroit Lions top-10 salary cap bargains: Matthew Stafford
    Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images Stafford has a chance at being one of the best value QBs of 2020.The value of an elite quarterback is something that many people aren’t even willing to debate. “Pay him whatever he wants,” fans often say of their franchise quarterback, especially if they just won their team a superbowl.Of course, if you can get one of the best quarterbacks in the league on a rookie contract, you’ve basically found the Game Genie of building an NFL team,
  • Open thread: What change would you make as owner of the Lions?

    Open thread: What change would you make as owner of the Lions?
    Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Make it count. The Detroit Lions are now under new ownership with Martha Firestone Ford stepping down as primary owner and her daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp, taking over the responsibilities. When asked about her immediate plans as the new Lions owner, Sheila Ford explained that she wants to start learning more about the organization before making any big changes.Though the change in ownership is a big move, Sheila Ford has already been involved in much of the decision-
  • Ask POD: Owned

    Ask POD: Owned
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images A new owner. The same mailbag.This week was supposed to be the first of many quiet weeks around the NFL. With the Detroit Lions’ offseason program over, we faced a newsless void for the next month, as we awaited the fate of sports.
    But instead of a quiet week full of Name Bracketing and lists, the Lions dropped a relative bombshell by announcing that team owner Martha Firestone Ford is stepping down and handing the franchise to her daughter Sheila Ford Ham
  • 2020 Detroit Lions top-10 salary cap bargains: Da’Shawn Hand

    2020 Detroit Lions top-10 salary cap bargains: Da’Shawn Hand
    Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images If Da’Shawn Hand returns to 2018 form, he’ll have one of the most team-friendly contracts on the team.... but that’s a big if.Rookie contracts are the name of the game in the NFL. If you can get some serious talent under an extremely affordable rookie deal, it allows the general manager to go buck wild with the rest of their spending money, building some serious depth all over the roster.
    The Detroit Lions haven’t b

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