Week 3 Saturday Scouting Notes

September 14th, 2014
West Virginia's Kevin White (11) catches a pass over Texas Tech's  Olaoluwa Falemi (29) and Austin Stewart (3) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson)

West Virginia’s Kevin White (11) catches a pass over Texas Tech’s Olaoluwa Falemi (29) and Austin Stewart (3) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson)

Darren Page

These notes from two Week 3 games are skill position heavy with three wide receivers and two running backs from West Virginia vs. Maryland and South Carolina vs. Georgia. Read the rest of this entry »


Six Hidden Matchups Between the Lions and Panthers

September 14th, 2014

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By Kent Lee Platte

The first half of the Detroit Lions 2014 schedule was clearly the easiest portion of their schedule.  Finishing the season out on the road against divisional opponents all but ensured the second part of the season would be a brutal finish even if the Lions are winning.  Their first tough match up, however, comes only in their second game as they take on the Carolina Panthers, one of the surprise playoff teams of 2013.  Although it’s a playoff team, there are some questions that make this game not quite as clear cut as it would be otherwise. Read the rest of this entry »


2015 Safety Rankings: September version

September 13th, 2014

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Josh Keatley

If the massive free agent contracts of Jairus Byrd, T.J. Ward, and Donte Whitner in free agency have taught us anything, it’s that NFL teams take great value in the safety position. In order to stop the increasingly popular passing offense, defenses must have a do it all athlete in the back of their secondary. Free safeties are seen as more coveted because of their ability to match up to receivers one on one. Strong safeties typically see more action in the box and covering tight ends. Read the rest of this entry »


What 9/11 Means to Me

September 11th, 2014

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Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Because sometimes there is more to life than football…

This was originally written on 9/11/09 as a note on my Facebook page. It is copied in its entirety with slight edits for spelling

Sept. 11 2001 was my second day on the job of teaching 7th grade social studies in Petersburg, Virginia. I had just left a very decent and lucrative job that I enjoyed for many years in some vain attempt to reboot my life and put my college degree to use. I was unprepared and still feeling my way around the classroom when another teacher (former Army punter Ward Whyte, RIP my friend) rushed in and turned my TV on during 3rd period. We only got 3 channels but they were all the same pictures that day. Read the rest of this entry »


Five Takeaways from Detroit’s Win over the Giants

September 9th, 2014

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

The Lions kicked off the 2014 season by kicking the Giants to the curb. Detroit’s 35-14 home win on the Monday Night Football opener should make Lions fans quite happy. A deeper analysis does little to wipe away the smile or the optimism.
As the All-22 is still not available, these are based off watching the broadcast feed for a second time. Many plays were viewed several times more than that in order to focus on specific players. Read the rest of this entry »


Week 2 Saturday Scouting Notes

September 7th, 2014

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Darren Page

Week two started slow but finished with a bang. These notes cover four games in Kansas State vs. Iowa State, USC vs. Stanford, Michigan State vs. Oregon, and a bonus of Pittsburgh vs. Boston College. Read the rest of this entry »






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