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Five Things To Watch Against Jacksonville

Thursday, August 21st, 2014


Jeff Risdon, DLD Founder/Editor

The third preseason game brings the Jacksonville Jaguars to Ford Field for the contest which is commonly referenced as the dress rehearsal for the regular season.

There are many reasons to closely watch this one, as I will from the sixth row of Sec. 116 in the end zone. Here are five key things I hope to focus upon: (more…)

DET vs. OAK: first half notes

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Jeff Risdon

Lots of meandering here, but I touched on quite a few players from Detroit’s 16-10 first half win vs. Oakland.  (more…)

Lions vs. Browns Notes

Sunday, August 10th, 2014


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Consider this column as “The Tweets That Were Not Sent”. I was at the game in Sec. 116, getting a nice end zone view of the action, and I attempted to send out more than 50 tweets during the game.

Unfortunately, the Ford Field Wi-Fi and my Virgin Mobile 4G had other ideas. Not one of them sent after the pregame, and my phone petered out sometime in the late third quarter.

From the starters:

Most of the game notes here are negative, which could be a function of my anger at my phone for not working or that I just paid $9 for a Bud Light when brews from Goose Island and Labatt’s were the same price. (more…)

Lions Camp Notes from Aug. 7th

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Jeff Risdon

I made the trek to Ford Field for Wednesday’s open practice. The crowd was enthusiastic and about the same size as most Houston Astros games I’ve attended, which means the lower bowl was about 20% full.

–Dan Orlovsky had about as bad a day as a quarterback can have. He threw (picture Lebron counting here…) not one, not two, not three, but four interceptions. Only one of those was a truly nice play by the defender. His balls lack zip, and his elongated and deliberate delivery make him easy pickings. (more…)

Lions Camp Notes, Aug. 2nd

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Saturday was family day at Allen Park. There were jubilant kids everywhere. It also meant a day off for veterans Calvin Johnson and Rashean Mathis, and only shoulder pads and helmets for everyone else. I’m having issues with the picture uploader, unfortunately, so those will have to wait. I got some good shots, as did Kent Lee Platte’s mom, who knows her some football!

After practice I got to hobnob a little with some trusted sources and they gave me some interesting info on the recent draft, which I’ll write up in an article later this week. Teaser: the Lions would not make the big jump Buffalo did for Sammy Watkins, period.

The notes:

–Ryan Broyles is not being held back at all. In fact, he might be seeing more work than any other receiver. (more…)

No New Deal for Suh? Good!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Training camp started with a decidedly negative tone, as Lions Team President Tom Lewand told the gathered media that the team was suspending contract negotiations with Ndamukong Suh until after the season.

This bombshell dominated coverage on the first day of camp. While the timing is a bit of a surprise, the suspension of talks is not. And that speaks a whole lot more about Ndamukong Suh than it does the Detroit Lions. (more…)

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