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Lions Notebook: Thinking Out Loud

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

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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…)

Desperate People

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Jim Schwartz is showing his desperation, a direct result of his personal failures as a coach (photo courtesy

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

The Lions have been quite active on the transaction wire in the wake of their disappointing playoff performance in Cleveland. Four new defensive players have joined the team since Thursday. (more…)

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.

For One Day, the Lions are Winners

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

GM Martin Mayhew successfully brought the intensity this week

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Wednesday shaped up as one of the most dramatic in Detroit Lions history. Martin Mayhew & Co. signed four players to just over $65M worth of total contracts, something that seemed unlikely at best and downright impossible less than a week ago because of salary cap issues.

If Wednesday doesn’t turn the opinion of the anti-Mayhew crowd, which remains way too Huge-ly irrational, those people are just hating on pure ignorant principle at this point. Mayhew has been an absolute magician in contract work, no doubt with help from President Tom Lewand and new assistant Brian Xanders.

Lions Put a Finger in the Dike by Bringing Back Levy

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor
The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with impending free agent LB DeAndre Levy on Wed, according to the team’s website. Terms have yet to be disclosed but it is a multi-year deal that will keep Levy starting in Detroit for the foreseeable future.

The Lions Not Playing Tag With Delmas

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

The Lions didn’t tag Louis Delmas, but he could still return to The D. (Photo courtesy MLive)

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor
Monday was the deadline for NFL teams to use the franchise tag on their potential free agents. True to his word, Lions GM Martin Mayhew opted not to place the tag on anyone this year after using it on Cliff Avril a year ago.

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