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Cut Day Open Thread

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Corey Fuller was among the first cuts announced (Photo courtesy Detroit Lions)

Jeff Risdon

The Lions will cut 22 players today to get to the 53-man limit before the 6 PM deadline. I will monitor the transactions wire and post the cuts as they come here, along with my reaction if one is merited.

5 Reasons to Watch the Final Preseason Game

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Expect to see a lot of Micheal Spurlock and Kellen Moore against Buffalo (Photo from Lansing State Journal)

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Detroit faces Buffalo in the fourth and final preseason game on Thursday. In what is widely regarded by just about everyone as the least important of the preseason contests. Almost no prominent names will play for most teams. The Lions are no exception; don’t expect to see Stafford, Suh, Johnson, or first round pick Ziggy Ansah in this one.
But there are still some reasons to watch the game, aside from the fact that it’s football and not a Lifetime movie where all men are evil and adulterous, murderous wives are celebrated. Here are five:

Upon Further Review: How the Lions DBs fared

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Bill Bentley did not impress vs. the Jets despite glowing camp reports.

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Since most of the questions and comments I got on Twitter and in my email ( concerned the secondary, I decided to do a more in depth breakdown of the corners and safeties and how they performed vs. the Jets. (more…)

5 Things I Want to See in Camp

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Will Jason Fox step up and seize the right tackle job? (photo from MLive)

Jeff Risdon
I’m typing this in a moving car and the battery life on my laptop stinks, so I’ll keep these brief.

1. The emergence of Matt Stafford as a more vocal, dominating leadership presence. (more…)

Defensive Depth Chart Analysis

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Stephen Tulloch is the man in the middle of the Lions defense (photo courtesy

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor
Last week we covered the offense, this week it’s the defense. The difference here is that the team has now had one rookie camp to help shuffle things up a bit.

Analyzing the Lions Corner Situation

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Ron Bartell finished 9th in the NFL in PDs in 2008

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

This is the time of year where people in my line of work get barraged with thoughts and opinions about what the Lions should do in the draft and free agency. One of the more common comments, questions, and demands that I get is that the Lions must go out and get a cornerback as a top priority. I respectfully but vehemently disagree, as long as one particular move is made.

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