• Notes: T.J. Hockenson makes NFL.com’s All-Under-25 Team

    Notes: T.J. Hockenson makes NFL.com’s All-Under-25 Team
    Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Hockenson is undoubtedly one of Detroit’s brightest, youngest stars.2021 could be a huge year for Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson. Though he’s already coming off a Pro Bowl season, many are expecting him to take his game to a new level this upcoming season. With a new offensive system in place, a burgeoning relationship with quarterback Jared Goff, and a shortage of other receiving options around him, Hockenson could be one of the centerpieces of thi
  • 2021 Detroit Lions Name Bracket Tournament: Round 1, Part 1

    2021 Detroit Lions Name Bracket Tournament: Round 1, Part 1
    Let the games begin.For the past couple years, I have feared that the life was being sucked out of our annual Detroit Lions Name Bracket Tournament. Whether it be from the same old schtick with these articles or simply stale names, I felt a bit uninspired running these the last few times.
    However, with a new regime and a new set of players, the Name Bracket has new blood and new energy. Our first installment this week—the Kickalicious Region—features 10 new names of the 16 combatant
  • Roster preview: It’s a make-or-break year for Amani Oruwariye

    Roster preview: It’s a make-or-break year for Amani Oruwariye
    Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports The third-year cornerback has plenty of competition in the present and future.The hype surround Detroit Lions cornerback Amani Oruwariye has been there since he was drafted in 2019. Expected to go on Day 2, the Lions were able to snag him in the fifth round that weekend, leading many to believe the Lions managed to get an eventual full-time starter—and stud—with the 146th overall pick.
    Oruwariye hasn’t quite lived up to those expectations yet, bu
  • Open thread: Will the Lions make the playoffs before the Pistons do?

    Open thread: Will the Lions make the playoffs before the Pistons do?
    Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images The Pistons just landed the number one overall pick in the NBA Draft. The Detroit Pistons officially landed the number one overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft on Tuesday night, a feat they had only a 14 percent chance of doing. While it was all luck, a Detroit pro sports team is finally number one at something again, and the hope is it’ll go a long ways to turning around the franchise.Question of the day: Who will
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  • Notes: 2 stats suggest D’Andre Swift, Jamaal Williams could be lethal backfield

    Notes: 2 stats suggest D’Andre Swift, Jamaal Williams could be lethal backfield
    Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images If 2020 is any indication, the Lions may have quite the duo in their backfield.“This is the year the Detroit Lions finally establish a running game.”
    It’s a line we’ve been telling ourselves around this time in the offseason seemingly every year. The Lions have poured resources into the running game ever since Barry Sanders retired back in 1999, but they somehow have never found the right formula.I’d like to pretend to say that &ld
  • Lions create ‘Player Wellness’ department, make changes to personnel staff

    Lions create ‘Player Wellness’ department, make changes to personnel staff
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images The Lions are making more administrational changes under the new regime.As is common after the NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions have made some adjustments to their personnel department for the upcoming 2021 season. The franchise announced the structure changes of that department, with some new names and some familiar ones. Here’s the full outlook of the personnel department, per their press release on Tuesday.
    Note: bold represents a new employee, asterisk mean
  • Lions hire a mental skills specialist, announce other changes in personnel, with staff

    Lions hire a mental skills specialist, announce other changes in personnel, with staff
    The Lions made official changes to their personnel department Tuesday. Mike Martin will carry the title of director of scouting advancement. He arrives from the Panthers’ scouting department. Don Corzine will serve as a senior advisor and Jordan Martin was promoted to area scout. The Lions created a new position, hiring Dr. Michelle Garvin, formerly [more]
  • Brad Holmes: I never viewed Jared Goff as a bridge option

    Brad Holmes: I never viewed Jared Goff as a bridge option
    When the Lions traded Matthew Stafford, one of the aspects that made the Rams a solid trade partner was the ability to acquire Jared Goff in the deal. General Manager Brad Holmes and head coach Dan Campbell have praised Goff all offseason, with Holmes recently saying that he’s sure Goff has a chip on his [more]
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  • Ranking the top 10 EDGE defenders, Calvin Johnson trade request reactions

    Ranking the top 10 EDGE defenders, Calvin Johnson trade request reactions
    Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images Who are the best edge defenders in the game today?With the increasing dependence on the passing game, the NFL is investing more and more in players designed to stop quarterbacks. Cornerbacks are the players that can do the most damage once the ball is in the air, but edge defenders can prevent the ball from even leaving the quarterback’s hands. It’s why edge defenders are among the highest-paid positions in the league right now.
    So, on this week&rsq
  • The Detroit Lions made a major mistake not trading Calvin Johnson

    The Detroit Lions made a major mistake not trading Calvin Johnson
    Photo by Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions/Getty Images Another blemish on Bob Quinn’s career in Detroit.I know. You’re a bit sick of talking about Calvin Johnson. We are too. The Hall of Fame receiver retired from the Lions after the 2015 season and it seems like we’ve learned something new about the situation every offseason since.
    First, it was Calvin upset about the Detroit Lions recouping part of his signing bonus. Then it was “Calvin smokes weed,” “Calvin wa
  • Open thread: Which Lions player could be the biggest surprise in 2021?

    Open thread: Which Lions player could be the biggest surprise in 2021?
    Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images A look at three players who could surprise in 2021.Each year, it seems there is at least one Detroit Lions player that outperforms expectations. Whether it be because of an injury, sudden development, or simply poor expectations on our part, it’s always nice to see individuals make a name for themselves seemingly overnight.Last year, that player was undoubtedly Romeo Okwara. Many, myself included, had written him off after a 1.5 sack season in 2019, thinki
  • Notes: Dan Campbell in fourth-best situation among new head coaches

    Notes: Dan Campbell in fourth-best situation among new head coaches
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images A good list to not be on the bottom of, I suppose.Not all new coaching situations are created equal.
    Some first-year head coaches are in better situations to succeed. Are front office or business operations functioning how they should? Is there any recent history of bad blood anywhere in the franchise?There are seven new head NFL coaches in 2021. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora ranked each coach based on their set up for success — the team’s owners
  • 2021 Detroit Lions Name Bracket Tournament: The Field

    2021 Detroit Lions Name Bracket Tournament: The Field
    Because life needs more voter fraud accusations.Back despite lack of demand, the Detroit Lions Name Bracket is here. For those of you in the know, I apologize in advance. For those that have no idea what’s about to happen, gird your loins.
    Every year during the dead part of the offseason, I indulge myself for a month by examining the best names on the Detroit Lions roster. This is supposed to be a celebration of the best, most creative names on the team, but in recent years this has divul
  • Sean McVay: Matthew Stafford is “even better than advertised”

    Sean McVay: Matthew Stafford is “even better than advertised”
    Sean McVay is excited about his new quarterback. The Rams head coach has been pretty clear about that since Los Angeles executed the trade to bring in Matthew Stafford. And after the team finished its offseason program, McVay extolled the quarterback’s on- and off-the-field qualities to Albert Breer of SI.com. “Bro, this dude’s a bad [more]
  • Roster preview: Can Romeo Okwara take his game to the next level?

    Roster preview: Can Romeo Okwara take his game to the next level?
    Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images Romeo Okwara had a breakout season in 2020. Will he prove it wasn’t a fluke?As Erik Schlitt kicks off his series reviewing the performances and snap counts of the Detroit Lions’ 2020 draft class, we’ll also be looking at some of the other returning players from last year. Though the roster has seen a ton of overturn in the past few months, there are still players from the previous regime that figure to play a big role in both 2021 and beyond.
    N
  • 2020 Detroit Lions rookie snap count review: D’Andre Swift

    2020 Detroit Lions rookie snap count review: D’Andre Swift
    Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Even Adrian Peterson was wondering why it took the Lions so long to make Swift the starter. When a team uses a rotation of running backs, a player's snap counts can vary from week to week depending on the opponent and offensive strategy. As much as this sounds good in theory, it’s hard to keep the more talented player on the bench, as we saw with the Detroit Lions in 2020.
    This is the second installment in a series of articles at Pride of Detroit where w
  • Open thread: Will T.J. Hockenson make the Pro Bowl again in 2021?

    Open thread: Will T.J. Hockenson make the Pro Bowl again in 2021?
    Kirthmon F. Dozier via Imagn Content Services, LLC Will the tight end be a Pro Bowler again? When you take a tight end in the top 10 of the NFL Draft, you expect results. For Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson, a quiet rookie season caused some to label him as a bust. In 2020, he aimed to prove them wrong.
    A Pro Bowl nod was well deserving for Hockenson, who placed third in tight end receiving yards behind Travis Kelce and Darren Waller with 723 yards. Although Kelce and Waller blew him out of the w
  • Detroit Lions mailbag: Will a roster full of chip-on-the-shoulder mentality work?

    Detroit Lions mailbag: Will a roster full of chip-on-the-shoulder mentality work?
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images Was this a savvy strategy from Brad Holmes or simply something he was forced to try?This offseason the Detroit Lions went out and got themselves people that had something to prove. Chief of among them, quarterback Jared Goff, but if you go up and down this roster, you’ll find players with high ceilings that haven’t been reached for a myriad of reasons. Tyrell Williams has had to battle injuries in his young career. Breshad Perriman has elite-level ski
  • Open thread: Which Lions rookie DT will play more snaps in 2021

    Open thread: Which Lions rookie DT will play more snaps in 2021
    Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images Which rookie DT will see the field more often? The Detroit Lions wanted to build in the trenches, and they certainly achieved that in the 2021 NFL Draft.
    Offensive tackle Penei Sewell is obviously the prize of the draft class, but with their next two picks, the Lions went defensive tackle. A position of weakness, Michael Brockers was the lone solid starter along the interior. Most, if not all, of the remaining players have concerns heading into next season, suc
  • Calvin Johnson: I wanted to play elsewhere, Lions wouldn’t let me

    Calvin Johnson: I wanted to play elsewhere, Lions wouldn’t let me
    The relationship between the Lions and Hall of Fame receiver Calvin Johnson continues to be strained, at best. On Friday, Johnson disclosed another reason for his hard feelings. Johnson claims that he wanted to finish his career with another team, but that the Lions wouldn’t let him leave. “We asked would they release me or [more]
  • Open thread: What are your expectations for Jared Goff in 2021?

    Open thread: What are your expectations for Jared Goff in 2021?
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images In case you weren’t aware, Detroit has a new signal caller. January’s trade of Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for Jared Goff, like every transaction, will be rushed to the altar of judgment. Touchdown passes, interceptions, and yes, quarterback wins, will be just a few of the criteria by which Stafford and Goff will be compared in 2021.
    Is it fair? Not really. Each quarterback’s respective team is in completely different sp
  • Ask POD: Detroit Lions Q&A on the Spotify Greenroom app

    Ask POD: Detroit Lions Q&A on the Spotify Greenroom app
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images Join POD as they chat Lions on the new Spotify Greenroom app, formerly known as Locker room The Detroit Lions have completed their Spring camp, and while the players (and some coaches) have moved into vacation mode, we here at Pride of Detroit are still working to get you more content!
    So this Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET, Jeremy Reisman, Ryan Mathews, and I will host a live question and answer session on the new Spotify Greenroom app formerly known as Locke
  • Notes: Calvin Johnson wanted to play elsewhere before retiring

    Notes: Calvin Johnson wanted to play elsewhere before retiring
    The Lions still have a long way to go with Calvin. From statements made in interviews and tidbits leaking out through social media over the past six months, it seemed like 2021 was finally going to be the year the Lions got Calvin Johnson back to being involved with the organization.The perfect opportunity came along when Calvin was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2021 as a first-ballot inductee. February was a feel-good celebration of his career that the team joined in wholehea
  • Detroit Lions sign WR Chad Hansen, waive UDFA WR Jonathan Adams

    Detroit Lions sign WR Chad Hansen, waive UDFA WR Jonathan Adams
    Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Lions swap reserve wide receivers, opting for a veteran over a UDFA. The Detroit Lions have completed their Spring OTAs and after assessing their roster, they have begun making some adjustments.After signing rookie Levi Onwuzurike, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Derrick Barnes on Thursday, the Lions announced that they have waived UDFA rookie WR Jonathan Adams Jr. and signed WR Chad Hansen.
    Hansen played his college football at Idaho State and the University of Califor
  • Matthew Stafford’s trade request was a blessing in disguise

    Matthew Stafford’s trade request was a blessing in disguise
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images Brad Holmes’ recent comments prove that Matthew Stafford, whether he knows it or not, did what was best for this franchise. For most Detroit Lions fans, Matthew Stafford’s request for a trade was a heartbreaking moment. For the past dozen years, Stafford—and Stafford alone—gave the Lions a chance to win every week, no matter the opponent, no matter the score. He took the Lions to the playoffs three times after a decade-long postseason drou
  • Brad Holmes sees Jared Goff taking his leadership to a new level in Detroit

    Brad Holmes sees Jared Goff taking his leadership to a new level in Detroit
    Junfu Han via Imagn Content Services, LLC Jared Goff is doing things Brad Holmes never saw in LA. It’s no secret that Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff has a newfound sense of belonging after being traded from the Los Angeles Rams earlier this offseason. A few times already, he’s noted how his new situation “is where I’m supposed to be” or that the coaching staff has empowered him.But Goff, himself, is also making a positive impression on the Lions—even to
  • USC beat writer: Amon-Ra St. Brown may be the perfect fit for the Lions

    USC beat writer: Amon-Ra St. Brown may be the perfect fit for the Lions
    Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images Ryan Kartje of the LA Times explains why Amon-Ra St. Brown may be the perfect prospect for the Lions.We continue our podcast series reviewing the Detroit Lions’ 2021 draft picks today with the team’s (first) fourth-round pick, Amon-Ra St. Brown. Brown was one of the team’s more popular picks, seeing as he filled one of the team’s most obvious needs and the Lions got a player on Day 3 of the draft that many predicted to go in the second r
  • Open thread: Which AFC matchup is most exciting for the Lions?

    Open thread: Which AFC matchup is most exciting for the Lions?
    Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images 2021 will feature five different inter-conference games across the NFL. The addition of a 17th game on the NFL calendar meant there would be all sorts of imbalance across every team’s schedule. For the extra game itself, the league decided to add an inter-conference game, putting all NFC teams on the road in 2021. This change feels weird for now, but with time it will probably seem more normal.
    For the Detroit Lions, the added contest brings a road trip to
  • Lions sign Amon-Ra St. Brown, Derrick Barnes to rookie contracts

    Lions sign Amon-Ra St. Brown, Derrick Barnes to rookie contracts
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images With both fourth rounders signing the dotted line today, Ifeatu Melifonwu is the only unsigned Lions’ rookie. Earlier Thursday morning the Detroit Lions announced they had signed second-round pick Levi Onwuzurike, but according to social media, he wasn't the only rookie to sign a deal with the team.Both the Lions’ fourth-round picks Amon-Ra St. Brown and Derrick Barnes had pictures of them signing their contracts posted to Instagram and they were Twee
  • Lions sign Amon-Ra St. Brown

    Lions sign Amon-Ra St. Brown
    The Lions are down to one unsigned draft pick after a busy Thursday on the contract front. Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown‘s agent announced that his client has signed a four-year deal with the team. The agreement with the fourth-round pick comes on the same day that the Lions signed second-round defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike [more]
  • Lions sign 4th rounders Amon-Ra St. Brown and Derrick Barnes to rookie contracts

    Lions sign 4th rounders Amon-Ra St. Brown and Derrick Barnes to rookie contracts
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images With both fourth rounders signing the dotted line today, Ifeatu Melifonwu is the only unsigned Lions’ rookie. Earlier Thursday morning the Detroit Lions announced they had signed second-round pick Levi Onwuzurike, but according to social media, he wasn't the only rookie to sign a deal with the team.Both the Lions’ fourth-round picks Amon-Ra St. Brown and Derrick Barnes had pictures of them signing their contracts posted to Instagram and they were Twee
  • Lions sign fourth-round pick Derrick Barnes

    Lions sign fourth-round pick Derrick Barnes
    The Lions have apparently been busy signing some of their remaining draft picks on Thursday. After the team got second-round pick Levi Onwuzurike under contract earlier, fourth-round linebacker Derrick Barnes also posted to Instagram that he’d put pen to paper on his four-year deal. “Officially official,” Barnes wrote in his post. “Blessed to be a [more]
  • Notes: Jay Cutler calls Matthew Stafford underrated, says he’ll ‘blow it up’ in LA

    Notes: Jay Cutler calls Matthew Stafford underrated, says he’ll ‘blow it up’ in LA
    Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Some Stafford recognition from a former rival... now that he’s moved on, of course. Yet another divisional rival (well, former) is using one word often used when referring to former Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford — underrated.
    (I almost polled the POD gang whether they think readers are over Stafford news, but then I remembered I’m not, and never will be, so here you are—more Stafford-is-underrated talk.)
    Former Ch
  • Detroit Lions sign 2nd-round pick Levi Onwuzurike to rookie deal

    Detroit Lions sign 2nd-round pick Levi Onwuzurike to rookie deal
    Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Lions now have four of their seven draft picks under contract.On Thursday, the Detroit Lions wrap up their final Organized Team Activity practice. But before the young players who remain in Allen Park break until training camp in late July, the Lions wanted to make sure they had at least one more rookie under contract.The team announced on Thursday afternoon that Lions second-round pick Levi Onwuzurike signed his rookie contract. Though
  • Lions sign second-rounder Levi Onwuzurike

    Lions sign second-rounder Levi Onwuzurike
    The Lions signed a fourth member of their 2021 draft class on Thursday. Second-round pick Levi Onwuzurike is the latest to agree to his rookie deal. Third-round cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu, fourth-round wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and fourth-round linebacker Derrick Barnes are the remaining unsigned draft picks. Onwuzurike opted out of playing in his final [more]
  • Jeff Okudah picks off Matthew Stafford in the new Madden 22 trailer

    Jeff Okudah picks off Matthew Stafford in the new Madden 22 trailer
    Foreshadowing?It was leaked this week that the new Madden 22 video game will feature both Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes on the cover. To go along with that announcement, EA released a trailer for the video game with actual gameplay.It’s mostly just a hype machine with Tik Tok music blaring in the background, but there was a fun moment in there that Detroit Lions fans will enjoy. About halfway through the video, virtual Matthew Stafford appears in his new Los Angeles Rams jersey. He fires
  • Brad Holmes: I know Jared Goff has a chip on his shoulder this year

    Brad Holmes: I know Jared Goff has a chip on his shoulder this year
    Several factors led to the Lions and Rams swapping quarterbacks early on in the offseason, including Jared Goff falling out of favor in Los Angeles. But by all accounts, Detroit has been happy to have the 2016 No. 1 overall pick. Lions General Manager Brad Holmes was the Rams’ director of college scouting when L.A. [more]
  • 2020 Detroit Lions rookie snap count review: Jeff Okudah

    2020 Detroit Lions rookie snap count review: Jeff Okudah
    Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images Okudah was thrown into the fire as a rookie, despite nursing a groin injury all season. Snap counts don’t always tell the whole story of a player's value, but they do play a key role in understanding their usage and can give insight into how they may be used in the future.
    This is the first in a series of articles at Pride of Detroit where we will examine the snap counts for Detroit Lions rookies in the 2020 season.Jeff Okudah, CB: Round 1, Pick 3
    Early expe
  • Film Study: Breaking down Jared Goff’s perfect game

    Film Study: Breaking down Jared Goff’s perfect game
    Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images Trying to see what we can find out from Goff’s best performance Minicamp is over. We’ve now reached that point of the offseason where we’re just dying for training camp to start so we can see any form of football. So why not try something you’ve never tried before? That’s what I decided to do. I did my first ever film study this week. The subject is Jared Goff’s perfect game fr
  • Open thread; Should the Lions extend any players this offseason?

    Open thread;  Should the Lions extend any players this offseason?
    Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports Frank Ragnow already got his extension. Is any other player in line for a new deal?The Detroit Lions offered a huge extension to center Frank Ragnow earlier this offseason, leading to one of the most heart-warming moment for the franchise. Ragnow, undoubtedly, is going to be a huge part of this team’s future, and after he’s already accomplished so much in his young, three-year career, it was awesome to see his hard work pay off in such a significant wa
  • Notes: Detroit Lions’ defensive line ranked middle-of-the-pack

    Notes: Detroit Lions’ defensive line ranked middle-of-the-pack
    Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports The Lions’ defensive line is still considered below average, but their ceiling could be higher.We all know the Detroit Lions’ perceived strength right now is their offensive line. With three first-round picks scheduled to start along the front five, anything less than a top-10 performance out of that unit would be a disappointment.
    But what about the defensive line? The Lions have poured a lot of resources into that this offseason. They handed Romeo Okwara
  • NFL sets series of strict restrictions for unvaccinated players

    NFL sets series of strict restrictions for unvaccinated players
    Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The NFL is heavily incentivizing vaccinations among players.Along with some outlines for training camp, the NFL and Players Associated agreed upon a series of COVID-19 regulations that will offer very different protocols for vaccinated players vs. unvaccinated players.
    For vaccinated players, things will be much looser than last year. They will only be tested every two weeks for the virus, while unvaccinated players will continue to be tested daily. But the biggest res
  • NFL teams will be permitted to host fans at training camp

    NFL teams will be permitted to host fans at training camp
    Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Get ready, Lions fans!The NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed this week to a new set of COVID protocols for the 2021 season. For fans, the most important details is in regards to training camp. Per a memo leaked by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, teams will be permitted to host fans at training camp for the first time since 2019.That means, assuming the team wants to fill the bleachers, Detroit Lions fans will get their first look at the Dan Campbell era late
  • Open thread: Which opponent will be the Lions’ toughest in 2021?

    Open thread: Which opponent will be the Lions’ toughest in 2021?
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images The Lions have a brutal schedule ahead. The Detroit Lions have a brutal schedule ahead of them for the 2021 season. Their schedule is ranked sixth-toughest in the NFL based on 2020 records, which will only amplify the rebuild going on in Allen Park.
    Question of the day: Which opponent will be the Lions’ toughest in 2021?My answer: I’m undecided between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers due to their very similar makeup.
    When you look
  • Notes: Jeff Okudah had the toughest responsibility of any rookie CB in 2020

    Notes: Jeff Okudah had the toughest responsibility of any rookie CB in 2020
    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images This puts into context Okudah’s rough rookie year.Late last week, we asked you all what your thoughts were on Year 2 of Jeff Okudah, the Detroit Lions’ third overall pick from the 2020 NFL Draft. Under a new coaching staff that has already given him a new outlook on the game, Okudah certainly looked different from a confidence standpoint on the field. But will that translate to production?
    There’s no doubt that his rookie season was a disappoin
  • 10 things we learned from Detroit Lions OTAs, minicamp

    10 things we learned from Detroit Lions OTAs, minicamp
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images Here’s what we’ve learned about the team over the past month of practices.The Detroit Lions are wrapping up offseason workouts this week with the third set of organized team activities (OTAs). In this final week, only about half of the team is expected to attend with a focus mostly on the young players on the team.
    Because this last week of OTAs is closed to the media, our coverage of the Lions’ offseason practices has essentially ended until tr
  • Ranking the top 10 best NFL wide receivers in 2021

    Ranking the top 10 best NFL wide receivers in 2021
    Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images A crowded selection for the ten best receivers kicks off our LISTCAST season. With minicamp in the books for NFL teams, we’re at a comfortable position in the offseason to start thinking about the upcoming NFL season, which means we’re also comfortable and ready to start ranking who we believe will be the best players in 2021.
    LISTCAST is back on the Pride Of Detroit PODcast, and with the sort of vengeance only Bruce Willis movies promise.
    We kick o
  • POLL: Who is the Detroit Lions best player right now?

    POLL: Who is the Detroit Lions best player right now?
    Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images With Stafford gone, who is the best player on the Lions’ roster?Around this time of year, we kick off our yearly roster rankings for the Detroit Lions. A group of our staff ranks the entire roster from one to 90 to get an overall sense of how talented the roster is and compare it to the previous year.
    Ever since we’ve been doing that list, there has been a near-unanimous No. 1 every single year: quarterback Matthew Stafford. But with Staff
  • Notes: NFL.com writer encourages fans to jump aboard Lions bandwagon

    Notes: NFL.com writer encourages fans to jump aboard Lions bandwagon
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images This NFL.com writer is all-in on Dan Campbell, are you? I don’t think it’s a far reach to say most Detroit Lions fans are at the very least intrigued by new head coach Dan Campbell’s engaging personality.
    Since introducing the phrase “biting kneecaps” into Lions lore, football fans worldwide have tuned in to what’s going here in Detroit. While some national media feel the need to take shots at Campbell’s fun demeanor &mda
  • Top 8 moments from the Detroit Lions’ behind-the-scenes draft video

    Top 8 moments from the Detroit Lions’ behind-the-scenes draft video
    Our favorite parts from the Lions’ 37-minute war room video.On Sunday night, the Detroit Lions debuted their highly-anticipated behind-the-scene video of the 2021 NFL Draft. It featured plenty of war room footage from draft weekend, along with interviews of Lions head coach Dan Campbell and general manager Brad Holmes, and pre-draft videos of the scouting process inside Allen Park.
    If you haven’t already, you should watch the entire video here. You could also watch my live reaction

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