A 2012 Mock Draft: Breaking Down Picks 5-8

Fletcher Cox

This second post in my round 1 mock draft series discusses picks 5-8. 5. Buccaneers—Fletcher Cox (DT-DE, Mississippi State). Bucs lost ten in a row. They need a run stopper, and fast. Morris Claiborne is higher up in the talent […]

A 2012 NFL Mock Draft: Breaking Down Picks 1-4


This is the first in a series of posts that breaks down my mock draft for the first round of the 2012 NFL draft. Later posts, following this series, will explore the 2012 draft class with scenarios and implications for […]

Detroit Lions’ Drew Stanton a High Performer in Humanity


Drew Stanton’s Detroit Lions did not make it to Sunday’s Super Bowl, despite a valiant resurgence by the team this season. Even if they had, Stanton himself would likely not be taking a single snap. He is a valued leader […]

Detroit Lions See Increased Value, Raise Ticket Prices for 2012 Season


It’s a bit simplistic to say you get what you pay for when talking about the price of admission to a Detroit Lions game at Ford Field. But considering the Lions emerged from the 2011 season with a winning record, […]

Detroit Lions Draft Picks: I Like ‘Too Early to Tell’

Mock drafts are part of the business of football—hell, they are a business unto themselves. Scouting and draft experts provide a valuable and timely service; they keep us informed and engaged. Anyone is welcome to speculate regarding the draft, and […]

Brandon Fisher Breaks from Detroit Lions, Joins Dad in St. Louis

The Detroit Lions have finally lost one of its coaching staff going into the off-season. With word breaking today that Brandon Fisher is leaving his post as Lions defensive assistant to join his father, Jeff, at the St. Louis Rams, […]

Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall et al. the New NFL Tough Guys

Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams collides with a twisting and turning Calvin Johnson, and the defender ends up on the ground, into a state of falling out. Brandon Marshall protects the ball with the upper-body strength of a super-elite security […]

Detroit Lions’ Contribution to Lombardi’s 2011 Enjoyable Moments List

Scroll down Michael Lombardi’s list of 46 enjoyable moments of the 2011 NFL season. Keep scrolling. A little more. There. Number 26. “Sold out Ford Field.” I was hoping to see a Lions mention here, and this mention is a […]

Detroit Lions’ Jahvid Best and the Concussion Debate

Though concussions are a hot topic for the NFL right now, the fundamental question surrounding them is long-standing: how to weigh player safety against playing the game. Jahvid Best is a prime example of a player dealing with the issue. […]

Stability on Coaching Staff for Detroit Lions Heading into 2012 Season

With the re-signing of receivers coach Shawn Jefferson last week, as reported by MLive.com and other sources, the Detroit Lions have ensured that its 2011 coaching staff will remain intact for 2012. The Lions expect such continuity in the coaching ranks […]

Bill Ford Jr. Talks About His Sense of Place with Detroit Lions

In an extensive interview with Tim Twentyman for Detroitlions.com, published in three parts last week on the website (part 1 can be read here), Bill Ford Jr., Lions vice chairman, expressed his views on topics ranging from assessing the front […]

As Detroit Lions Interview Draft Prospect Zebrie Sanders, We Recall His ‘C’mon Man’ Moment

As part of his coverage of the Detroit Lions activities at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., Anwar S. Richardson’s update on Florida State left tackle Zebrie Sanders includes video of the 2009 ESPN Monday Night Countdown’s “C’mon Man” segment […]