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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…)


$.05 on Chris Houston

Friday, June 13th, 2014

(Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Normally I use this format for my Sunday pieces at RealGM, but it fits too well here to not plagiarize my own creation.

The Lions released cornerback Chris Houston today, and subsequently used the freed up cap room to sing first round pick Eric Ebron. Here is the official statement from the team: (more…)


Lions 53-man Roster Prediction

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Two weeks of OTAs are in the books, which means we have a better grasp on the fate of the final roster. It’s still pretty early for a certain guess, but confidence is high that we already know about 48 of the final 53.

Here’s how I see the final roster breaking down, as of June 6th. (more…)


Asset Analysis Part 4: Rankings 10-1

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

Part 1: Intro and pre-draft transactions

Part 2: Rankings 32-22

Part 3: Rankings 21-11

Part 4: Rankings 10-1

Parts two, three, and four are all about analyzing how teams improved themselves. Perceived value of players and the filling of needs is secondary to infusing rosters with talent. (more…)


Asset Analysis Part 3: Rankings 21-11

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

 

Weston Richburg helped land the Giants draft in the upper half of Darren Page’s analytical draft breakdown

 

Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

Part 1: Intro and pre-draft transactions

Part 2: Rankings 32-22

Part 3: Rankings 21-11

Part 4: Rankings 10-1

Parts two, three, and four are all about analyzing how teams improved themselves.  Perceived value of players and the filling of needs is secondary to infusing rosters with talent. (more…)


Undrafted Free Agent Chances After the First Weekend Camp

Monday, May 19th, 2014

 

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I got a chance to talk to someone who watched the entire weekend of rookie camp. In conjunction with what I’ve seen on game tape for almost all of these guys, here are thoughts on the chances for the undrafted rookies.

These are in order of likelihood to make the final 53-man roster. (more…)






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