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2014 Schedule Released

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Jeff Risdon

The NFL released the 2014 schedule with much ado. As I write this the NFL Network is about 20 minutes into a 3-hour hype fest celebrating the release, while ESPN is doing the same.

For the record, I find it overblown and fairly pointless to speculate about wins and losses on the schedule at this point. The only reason you should care about it is to schedule road trips, or plan for special games like the opening Monday Nighter. (more…)

Teryl Austin: Breaking Down What to Expect in Detroit

Monday, April 7th, 2014

New Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin (photo courtesy

By Kent Lee Platte, DLD Contributor

It has been three years since Teryl Austin had his first and only shot as a Defensive Coordinator at the University of Florida.  Lions fans area already aware that Austin was the Secondaries coach for the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, and the basic assumption is that Austin would bring some of the defensive strategies and tendencies from the Ravens to the team.  That’s a fair assumption, being that it is his most recent job in football, but I feel the best method to really see what Austin likes to do as a play caller is to look at what he did when he was actually calling plays.

To delve into that, I’ve went back to the 2010 Florida Gators and taken a look not only at the types of plays he likes to call but also the tendencies he used in coverage, blitzing, and general aggressiveness against various levels of competition.  In doing so, I will address some of the rumors and perceptions Lions fans have about the type of defense they should expect to see in Detroit for 2014. (more…)

Mock Draft IV: Delirium Trigger Edition

Friday, March 28th, 2014

This mock draft is best enjoyed listening to Coheed and Cambria


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

It’s Friday, March 28th. Most of the significant pro days are done, and private workouts are in full swing. I’ve got a full pot of coffee, a Spotify playlist devoted exclusively to Coheed & Cambria, and about six hours until my kids are done with school…

It’s go time. Man your battle stations!

This one goes four full rounds, including the recently awarded compensatory picks. Limited commentary, and some of the comments will not make a lot of sense to those who are not Children of the Fence.

I did sprinkle in a handful of trades. They are marked with an asterisk (*). (more…)

Eric Ebron: Why He’s Still An Option for the 10th Overall Pick

Thursday, March 27th, 2014


By Beast, DLD Contributor

As most Lions fans know, they recently signed Brandon Pettigrew to a contract (4 years/$16 mil).  If you assume that it takes Eric Ebron off the board, I don’t blame you; the Lions already have Brandon Pettigrew, Joe Fauria and Michael Williams on the roster.  However, I believe Eric Ebron is still an option at #10 overall and see how well he fits into the overall picture of Joe Lombardi’s offense. (more…)

Complete Detroit Lions 7 round draft

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Justin Gilbert, photo from Tulsa World


By Dylan Gross, DLD Staff Scout

Round 1 (#10)

Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma St. (more…)

Detroit Lions Full 7-Round Mock Draft

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Will this man join his brother in Detroit? (Photo from Bleacher Report)

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Since we haven’t done one in a while, it’s time once again for a full Detroit Lions mock draft. These represent picks I would make, not necessarily what I believe the Lions would do in the same situation, which is the opposite of my typical mock drafts.

This is still pre-free agency, which makes projections difficult. So I decided to set a few fairly realistic and perhaps even probable conditions here: (more…)

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