DET vs. OAK: first half notes

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.  Read the rest of this entry »

USC Trojans Scouting Preview

August 12th, 2014


Darren Page

Despite having five underclassmen declare for the previous draft (three of which went undrafted), USC brings back an experienced team with a few seniors that look like early round selections in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Lions vs. Browns Notes

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. Read the rest of this entry »

2015 Defensive Tackle Preview

August 7th, 2014


Josh Keatley



A great defensive line can make the most pedestrian linebacker core and defensive backfield look amazing. Every NFL team places great stock in this, the 2014 NFL Draft was a great example. With the first selection the Houston Texans drafted Jadeveon Clowney, even though they had no legitimate quarterback they decided to continue to emphasize their already star- studded D- line. The men on the interior are not as flashy as the ends, because they lack the athleticism and sack numbers fans crave, but defensive tackles play an important role.  Read the rest of this entry »

Lions Camp Notes from Aug. 7th

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. Read the rest of this entry »

UCLA Bruins Scouting Preview

August 4th, 2014

Darren Page

The UCLA senior class is not as strong as it has been in recent years in terms of prospects. A couple guys weren’t in the blue and gold a season ago, whether hurt or in transfer limbo. Eric Kendricks is clearly the best senior prospect at the moment, but all eyes will be on junior quarterback Brett Hundley in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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