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Lions Week 17 Notebook

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

 

Have we seen the last of Brandon Pettigrew in a Lions uniform?

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

This has been a pretty eventful last few days in the Motor City. With just one game left, several forces are at play that will impact the Lions going forward. (more…)


Lions vs. Steelers: Six Hidden Matchups

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Dick LeBeau’s 1971 football card, courtesy of footballcardgallery.com

Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

I’ve been doing these Six Hidden Matchup pieces for most of the season and I’ve gotta say, I don’t think I’ve ever called one as closely as I did against Dallas.  Slay coming off the bench was a disaster, the Bears Safeties actually played well in coverage (But poorly enough in run D for it to matter), the Lions RBs ran up the gut on the Bears putting their LBs in poor situations with regularity, and LaAdrian Waddle looks like a long term solution at RT.

This week is a little bit tricky, since the Steelers are such a weak team in so many areas, as most of the match ups are right there on the surface.  Bare for anyone to see.  Lions terrifying pass rush vs. the Steelers awful pass protection and ball hog QB.  Leveon Bell vs. DeAndre Levy/Stephen Tulloch and co., or  Reggie Bush vs. the Steelers porous run defense.  Calvin Johnson vs. whichever three guys the Steelers try to stop him with.  There are some good under the radar matchups we Lions fans have to look forward to, however, and that’s what I’m here to deliver! (more…)


Six Hidden Matchups for the Lions/Browns Game

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Graphic courtesy gamblerspalace.com, where you can view their take on the matchup.

Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

For the past few weeks, the only hidden matchup I’ve been worrying about is my lack of a computer vs. my sanity.  Now that I have handily won that contest, it’s time to get back to football!  Plenty has happened in the past few weeks, but the Lions are essentially the same team they were when they obliterated the Bears and after watching the Packers game multiple times I’m convinced that is more a blip on the radar than it is an indication of how the team will perform moving forward.  Today’s game marks a chance for the Lions to maintain their tie for 1st with the Bears while pulling further ahead of the Packers, who defeated the Lions last week.  There are plenty of ‘will he or won’t he’ storylines concerning Calvin Johnson’s ability to play, while the availability of Tony Scheffler and Theo Riddick are enough of a certainty that we’re simply looking at who fills those shoes.  So what matchups are flying under the radar this week? (more…)


10 Observations from the Win Over Minnesota

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Nate Burleson showed he’s not done yet (Photo from blogs.sheex.com)


By Beast, DLD Contributor

The Lions started out with a whimper and it looked like the trends from last season would continue with dumb penalties and miscues where they looked like the better team but the scoreboard doesn’t show it. At second half, they turned it around and put up a quality performance that we all expected before the season started. It was kind of a must win game because it’s a divisional opponent and both the Packers and Bears faced tough opponents to start out with. Obviously, the Bears won, but it put the Lions in good position in terms of NFC North standing.
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Fifty Three Man Roster Projection

Monday, August 26th, 2013

This catch vs. the Jets helped Matt Willis make the cut (Photo courtesy Detroit Lions)

By Beast, DLD Contributor

As the preseason is quickly approaching to an end and the regular season is about to start in a couple weeks, team executives and coaches must make tough decisions on which players to keep and which one to cut from the roster.  Now that the “dress rehearsal” (also known as game 3 of preseason) is over, there is a clearer picture of which players will make the 53 players roster.  Here is my projection based on what I think the Lions coaches and executives will keep for the regular season. (more…)


How the Lions Rookies Fared vs. New England

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Photo courtesy Getty Images

Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

Of all the things we could take away from the Lions preseason drubbing of the Patriots, it’s that this rookie class could have a huge impact this season…for better or worse.  The Lions have been less apprehensive getting their rookies some work this preseason than what we’ve been accustomed to, and the returns are mostly positive so far.  Today we’re going to take a look at how the rookies fared in the team’s third preseason contest. (more…)



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