Five Takeaways from Detroit’s Win over the Giants

September 9th, 2014

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

The Lions kicked off the 2014 season by kicking the Giants to the curb. Detroit’s 35-14 home win on the Monday Night Football opener should make Lions fans quite happy. A deeper analysis does little to wipe away the smile or the optimism.
As the All-22 is still not available, these are based off watching the broadcast feed for a second time. Many plays were viewed several times more than that in order to focus on specific players. Read the rest of this entry »


Week 2 Saturday Scouting Notes

September 7th, 2014

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Darren Page

Week two started slow but finished with a bang. These notes cover four games in Kansas State vs. Iowa State, USC vs. Stanford, Michigan State vs. Oregon, and a bonus of Pittsburgh vs. Boston College. Read the rest of this entry »


Five Prospects to watch in CFB Week 2

September 6th, 2014

 

Jeff Risdon

It’s a fairly strong slate of marquee games surrounded by some real yawners. While it’s easy to focus on the bigger games, especially those involving Big Ten teams, I’ve thrown a couple in here from lesser games. Read the rest of this entry »


2015 Special Teams Preview

September 5th, 2014

 

Josh Keatley

There are few kickers or punters that get drafted, and even less than that are desirable enough to take in an early round like Sebastian Janikowksi, Ray Guy, or Mike Nugent, but even so scouts must keep their eyes open for the next big leg. Nothing is more important than points, and a great kicker means an automatic three points. The second most important thing in football is field position, and having an elite punter can make it much easier to win that aspect of the game. Read the rest of this entry »


2015 Inside LB Scouting Preview

September 5th, 2014

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Josh Keatley, @Keatdawg27

The middle/inside linebacker position is equivalent to the running back on offense. When it comes to the Draft there is not much hype and few are taken early, but when you find a gem they can no doubt take your team to the next level. Impact players like Luke Kuechly, Ray Lewis, and Brian Urlacher are few and far between but that doesn’t stop scouts from looking. The 2015 class appears to be a downgrade compared to 2014, but there are some versatile guys that can play on all three downs. This positional list will be narrowed down to five, because rarely are more taken in the NFL Draft, and I also left off the key games. These players are the leaders of their respected defenses and they have to play at a high level each week. Read the rest of this entry »


Six Hidden Match Ups between the Lions and Giants

September 5th, 2014
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