Six Hidden Match Ups between the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons

October 25th, 2014

Lions in london

Kent Lee Platte

A week later and many Detroit Lions fans still haven’t come down from the amazing comeback victory against the New Orleans Saints.  In the teams worst game statistically for the #1 ranked defense, many Lions fans actually left the game early while the home town team was down by two scores late in the 4th. Led by Matthew Stafford and Golden Tate, the team rallied and brought the game within one score. Glover Quin would then intercept Drew Brees and Stafford would lead a calculated drive ending in the first career TD for receiver Corey Fuller.  The defense held and the Lions won by a single point. This week, the team travels to London to face another NFCS team, the Atlanta Falcons. There are plenty of under the radar match ups to look forward to, and we’ll once again dig deep and find them. Read the rest of this entry »

UL Lafayette At Texas St. Prospect Review

October 20th, 2014

Josh Keatley
These two teams are not great and that is no secret, but these are the games where we find the diamonds in the rough. Currently the two leading rookie rushers, Brandon Oliver and Isaiah Crowell went undrafted and are now playing prominent roles in the league, and that should explain how valuable deep scouting can be. Everyone can tell you about highly touted first round caliber prospects such as Cedric Ogbuehi, and every week we see Marcus Mariota on television, but Tuesday night gave us a wonderful look into some late round targets. Remember that Jake Delhomme and Ike Taylor were both Ragin’ Cajuns and they were vital parts of Super Bowl teams and Delhomme even went undrafted. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 7 and 8 Scouting Notes

October 20th, 2014


Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

These combined week 7 and 8 scouting notes cover Oklahoma State, TCU, Notre Dame, Florida State, Texas, Oklahoma, Auburn and Mississippi State. Michigan and Utah notes are added in for good measure. Read the rest of this entry »

Six Hidden Match ups between the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints

October 19th, 2014


By Kent Lee Platte

Despite an identical record to this point last season, the feelings of déjà vu aren’t really there for the Detroit Lions in 2014.  Instead of building a 4-2 record on the back of their offense, with their defense trailing along, the team has their record almost entirely due to their number one ranked defense and it would be even more impressive if the team had a solid kicker to start the season.  Way back in 2011, the Lions lost their only playoff game under this new regime against Drew Brees and the Saints.  Head coach Jim Caldwell, then with the Colts, famously lost to the Saints in the Super Bowl in 2010.  You’ve heard the bigger storylines for the game, but how about the under the radar match ups that will happen on the field? Read the rest of this entry »

Detroit Lions Mock Draft v1.0

October 17th, 2014

Eric Rowe

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

This is the first of what figure to be many Lions-only mock drafts.

After six weeks of NFL action, the Lions currently hold the 21st pick in the first round. Technically it should be 22nd as they do hold the head-to-head with Green Bay and would win the NFC North if the season ended today, but based strictly on strength of schedule the Lions lose the tiebreaker with the other 5 teams that are 4-2. Read the rest of this entry »

Six Hidden Matchups Between Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions

October 12th, 2014


Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

Coming off a disappointing loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Detroit Lions are still sitting atop the NFC North but lack any sort of separation from the resurgent Packers, Bears, and even the Vikings.  Only a single win separates the top and the bottom of the division, so a divisional match up like the Lions have this week against the Minnesota Vikings becomes even more important.  Unlike their previous few games, most of the match ups against Minnesota are pretty straightforward.  With Calvin Johnson likely sitting, Reggie Bush uncertain, and the Lions offense struggling as much as their defense is dominating, there are few below the surface match ups to look out for.  Read the rest of this entry »

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