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Lions Notebook: Thinking Out Loud

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Logo from skinit.com, which has a lot of cool stuff

 

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

With the Jim Schwartz era mercifully over, we have entered the season of uncertainty with the Detroit Lions. Here are my takes on a few issues: (more…)


Lions vs Cowboys: Six Hidden Matchups

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

 

Graphic from bloggingtheboys.com, a great Dallas fan site

Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

Fans are always just a little less excited coming off a loss.  Even when that loss was by a last second buzzer beater against a perennial postseason contender.  Sure, the Lions had their flaws against the Bengals.  For the most part, though, they performed very well as a unit, and with only a few exceptions that was the case last week.  The Lions were simply outcoached and never adjusted their game plan to compensate.

This week, they face the cream of the NFC East, the Dallas Cowboys.  Both teams are 4-3, both boast strong QBs and top flight WRs, and some sketchy defensive play.  The teams are far from similar, however, and the under the radar match ups this week have a theme of not necessarily being match ups if the teams had played each other week one.  (more…)


Lions/Browns: How the Defense Fared

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Nick Fairley looked fantastic against the Browns (photo courtesy Mlive)

Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

It doesn’t take a forensics investigation to discover that the Lions defense fared poorly against the offensive powerhouse of the Cleveland Browns.  The feelings of doom and gloom were not lost on the team, who immediately signed three players in the 24 hours after the game (They even signed one before the game, so THEY KNEW (Dun, dun, DUUUN)).  I wasn’t thrilled to be going back to watch the game from a defensive perspective, as the first time wasn’t very pleasant.   As is often the case, however, I was blessed with a different outlook the second go round that provided me with some distinct positives to go with the negatives (Which were even more negative).  (more…)


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 (jeff.risdon@gmail.com) 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…)


A Breakdown of Lions Cornerback Situation

Monday, May 20th, 2013

 

Chris Houston sits atop the Lions depth chart at cornerback

By: Beast
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Why the Lions are not Drafting Dee Milliner

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Dee Milliner tortured the Wolverines, but don’t expect him in Detroit (photo courtesy Toledo Blade)


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

This is the time of year where far too many people fall victim to the phenomenon of groupthink. A spurious idea about a team or a draft prospect catches fire and burns up mock drafts, internet message boards, and Twitter. Often it begins innocuously enough, with a simple projection by a popular pundit positing a player to a team because the need seems to fit the talent. Somehow this gets construed as some sort of Old Testament commandment from the NFL Draft Gods, of which Mike Mayock from the NFL Network is the reigning Zeus.
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