Open Letter to Dolphins Fans on Suh

March 9th, 2015


Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

Jeff Risdon

Congratulations, Miami fans! You have landed the preeminent free agent of the century thus far in Ndamukong Suh. From a Lions scribe who has watched every snap the fantastic defensive tackle has ever played–most several times–here is a little breakdown on what exactly you are getting for the reported six years and $114M, at least $60M of which is guaranteed.

You are getting an interior dynamo. Ndamukong Suh will be the primary focus of the opposing blocking scheme on every snap he’s on the field. Offenses have to account for his alignment, and he’s always been good in Detroit at making subtle pre-snap adjustments to change the angle or alter the OL coordination. Very few teams have ever successfully handled Suh with just one blocker for more than a handful of snaps. Read the rest of this entry »

Jeff Luc Scouting Report

March 3rd, 2015


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Photo by Aaron Doster/USA Today

Prospect: Jeff Luc, ILB, Cincinnati
Height: 5’11 3/8”
Weight: 263 (measurements from Senior Bowl)
Grade: 6.85  (Grading Scale) Read the rest of this entry »

Jalston Fowler Scouting Report

March 3rd, 2015
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Photo by Vasha Hunt/

Josh Keatley, @Keatdawg27

Prospect: Jalston Fowler, FB, Alabama

Height: 6-1

Weight: 250 lbs.

Grade: 6.75 (Scale) Read the rest of this entry »

No Tag for Suh: What it Means

March 2nd, 2015
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Photo from Getty Images


Jeff Risdon, @JeffRisdon

Hours before the 4 p.m. deadline on March 2nd, the Detroit Lions announced they are not going to use the franchise tag designation on star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Doing so would have locked up Suh for one year at an eye-popping $26.8M, with the exact same process setting up for next year.

General Manager Martin Mayhew opted to stop the madness. Prudence trumped desperation. Read the rest of this entry »

Shane Carden Scouting Report

February 24th, 2015
Photo by Katie Klement/USA Today

Photo by Kim Klement/USA Today

Josh Keatley, @Keatdawg27

Prospect: Shane Carden, QB, East Carolina

Height: 6-2

Weight: 220 lbs.

Grade: 5.3 (Scale) Read the rest of this entry »

Lions Combine Gleanings

February 21st, 2015

Jeff Risdon

I’m in Indy for the weekend, hanging primarily in the lobby of the JW Marriott, which is the home base hotel for the 2015 NFL Combine. Here are a few things I’ve been able to gather about the Detroit Lions in my first 24 hours here. Read the rest of this entry »

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