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Opinion: What Are the Lions’ Next Moves?

Since the departure of Louis Delmas at the safety position and Nate Burleson at wide receiver, you cannot help but wonder how the Lions will fill those holes during the offseason.

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2014 Impact Sports NFL Mock Draft

1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

The Seattle Seahawks proved that defense wins championships, and for a team that expected to go to the Super Bowl but fell way short due in part to injuries, you cannot pass on Clowney. With Clowney and J.J. Watt as bookends on the defensive line, offensive lines will have a hard time stopping this possible tandem. Clowney’s work ethic has been a big question mark, but Brian Cushing and Watt should be able to set him straight. Although the quarterback situation is not pretty, somebody like A.J. McCarron (Alabama) would be a nice selection in a later round.

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Jay-Z’s Involvement in Sports and Why It Should Concern Detroit

The latest news coming out of the Detroit Lions camp indicates that the sports agency branch of Roc Nation has agreed to represent Pro-Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. This announcement should be troubling to Detroit fans hoping that the franchise will be able to resign Suh after his contract runs out next season.

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Free Agency Options for Detroit Lions

Like every team during the offseason, the Detroit Lions should be scrambling to find free agents to sign. Last year’s offseason saw productive signings like running back Reggie Bush, which worked wonders for the team despite a poor finish overall.

So far, the Lions have already brought on a new head coach and a new offensive coordinator. They have also began work on fixing the holes in the team’s secondary by signing defensive back Isa Abdul-Quddus. When coupled with smart signings, new head coach Jim Caldwell’s prediction for a ring could come true.

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Lost Lions Look toward Caldwell

The days following the Detroit Lions’ Week 17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings were tough times for both the team and the NFL. Most fans could probably guess see the dismissal of head coach Jim Schwartz coming after playoff hopes disappeared once they lost to Eli Manning’s New York Giants.

Though Schwartz “salvaged” a team that already included Calvin Johnson from Rob Marinelli’s pitiful 0-16 season, Schwartz had always had troubles closing out the a season. Read More…

Twitter Reaction to Week 8 #DALvsDET

The Detroit Lions won 31-30 in a thriller on Sunday, as Matthew Stafford literally sneaked into the end zone with 12 seconds remaining.

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant created a great deal of hype leading up to the game, claiming that he was better than Calvin Johnson. Bryant certainly had Twitter blowing up after a long touchdown reception, following his sideline temper-tantrum. Read More…

Lions Fall Short 27-24 to Bengals

A last-second field goal by Cincinnati Bengals’ Mike Nugent sealed the deal for the Bengals, as they stunned the Lions at Ford Field Sunday.

Lions Wide Receiver Calvin “Megatron” Johnson came through with the play of the game, with an incredible catch in triple coverage to tie the game at 24 in the fourth quarter. Johnson also had an impressive 27-yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter, but, in the end, his stand-out performance was not enough for the Lions to come out on top. Read More…

Where are They Now? Matt Millen’s First Round Draft Picks

NFL Films debuted the documentary of Matt Millen on the NFL Network Tuesday.  Titled “A Football Life: Matt Millen,” the film gave details on his infamous tenure as GM of the Detroit Lions.  The Detroit Free Press article published days before the documentary aired, shed light on Millen’s decision making process and struggles with the Lions. Read More…

Changing The Mantra

Did you believe the hype in the offseason? Do you trust this team now that they are 3-1 and first in the NFC North?

You’re apprehensive, it’s understandable, you’ve been hurt by this team in the past. You have seen a 6-2 record turn into 7-9, and a team who lost 20 straight games.  If you are a longtime faithful of the Honolulu Blue, you’ve seen it all. Read More…

Lions Twitter Reaction – Week 1

#MINvsDET

The Lions took the field Sunday afternoon hoping to bounce back from their disappointing 4-12 season in 2012.

What looked like the start of a dominating offensive performance quickly turned into another hard-to-watch Lions football game.  Don’t let the negative tweets from fans take effect – the Lions are in good shape heading into week two at Arizona, and they snapped their eight-game regular season losing streak, to start off 2013, at 1-0. Read More…

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