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Pride Of Detroit 4 hours ago

Did the Detroit Lions improve at quarterback this offseason?

With the addition of Jake Rudock, are the Lions improved at the quarterback position? "Did the Lions improve?" is our latest series analyzing the Detroit Lions' roster in comparison to their 7-9 2015 season. To start things off, we look at the quarterback position. 2015 QBs: Matthew Stafford, Dan Orlovsky2016 QBs: Matthew Stafford, Dan Orlovsky, Jake Rudock For the third straight year, the Lions will be entering the season with the same presumed starter and backup quarterbacks. After moving on from Shaun Hill in 2013, the Lions have been rolling with the duo of Matthew Stafford and Dan...
Pride Of Detroit 6 hours ago

Lions notes: Detroit has no players from 61-100 in NFL's top 100 players of 2016

As the NFL continues its countdown to the best 100 players in 2016, the Detroit Lions remain shut out from the list. NFL Network announced the No. 61-70 in their Top 100 Players of 2016 list on Wednesday night. Again, no Detroit Lions players were on the list. With the bottom 40 players now announced, the Lions remain shut out from the list entirely.  In more positive news, the Lions currently hold the longest streak in NFL history for most consecutive seasons with at least one safety. (h/t /r/detroitlions) Gil Brandt of NFL.com put together the ultimate quarterback using aspects of...
Pride Of Detroit 8 hours ago

Lions Thursday open thread

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Pride Of Detroit May 25, 2016

Ask POD: Keeping the mailbag strong

The days of summer fly by as another PODcast is upon us. This is your time to reach out and ask the important questions to the staff of Pride Of Detroit. It's on you, dear reader, to make your inquiries known. We're gearing up to record a new PODcast and that means the mailbag needs to be stuffed yet again, hungry beast it is. By the way, you really should go and give a review to the PODcast right now on iTunes. Subscribe on iTunes as well; even if you listen through another means, all subscriptions help to elevate our place for people looking for the best Lions podcast content and our...
Pride Of Detroit May 25, 2016

2016 Detroit Lions Name Bracket tournament: Round 1, Things of That Nature region

The first round of the Detroit LIons Name Bracket tournament continues with the Things of That Nature region. Vote now! We have survived the first leg of the Detroit Lions Name Bracket tournament with no real incidents. But this next region may cause some strife. We have a couple fan favorites going against true name competitors. We've got the most divisive player facing off against a rising star. And we've got three -- count them, THREE -- players with a Z in their name. This is going to be a doozy. 1. Golden Tate vs. 16 Devin Taylor Golden Tate fell to Ezekiel Ansah in the last year's...
Pride Of Detroit May 25, 2016

Lions notes: DeAndre Levy continues assault against NFL's CTE conduct

On Tuesday, the Detroit Lions' linebacker continued to criticize the NFL on their handling of concussions. In another small tweak to their scouting team, the Detroit Lions added two new employees to the department: The Detroit Lions added a pair of scouting assistants, Eloy Ledesma and Bird Sherrill. Ledesma was formerly with USC, Sherril with Alabama. — Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) May 24, 2016 Rotoworld ranked the quarterback situation for each team in the NFL, basing the ranking on the starter's ability, age and injury history. The Lions landed at a respectable 11th on the list....
Pride Of Detroit May 25, 2016

What we know from Day 1 of Detroit Lions' OTAs

The Detroit Lions first OTA may have been closed from both the public and media, but that doesn't mean we can't surmise what happened. The Detroit Lions began their organized team activities (OTAs) on Tuesday. If you're expecting a full report on what happened and who looked good, I have some bad news for you: the session was closed to both the media and the public. In fact, we won't get any breakdowns from OTAs until Thursday, as the media is blocked out until then. That being said, the Lions' official website did release both highlights and a photo gallery of Tuesday's OTAs. Since we're...
Pride Of Detroit May 25, 2016

Next man up: Quandre Diggs (Part two)

Continuing the analysis of CB Quandre Diggs' development from the 2015 season. Next man up is a series of articles examining players further down the depth chart, particularly young players being developed for larger roles. This time, we are looking at cornerback Quandre Diggs. For the first article in this series, see Next man up: Quandre Diggs (Part one) Prelude: Big corners from the Steel Curtain to the Legion of Boom Big, physical cornerbacks have been a valued commodity for a long time in professional football. They played a key role in the original cover-2 defense under Bud Carson. ...
Pride Of Detroit May 24, 2016

Lions waive offensive lineman Darius Johnson

Johnson was signed after rookie minicamp but did not last the month on the roster. The Detroit Lions transaction wire came to life early Tuesday evening, as Darius Johnson was waived by the team. It is the first move since May 13, when the Lions waived Lamar Holmes in order to sign Louis Palmer. Johnson, an offensive lineman and four-year starter out of Middle Tennessee State, was an undrafted free agent signed by the Lions after rookie minicamp on May 8, where he attended as a tryout. In order to make room for him, the Lions cut OT Tyrus Thompson. However, Johnson has not survived the...
Pride Of Detroit May 24, 2016

NFL names locations for Super Bowl 53, 54 and 55

Owners voted on Tuesday to award the locations of the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Super Bowls. Here's the results. The NFL has awarded another three Super Bowls to three cities. With Super Bowl 51 set in Santa Clara, CA and Super Bowl 52 in 2018 due for Houston, all Super Bowl locations up to the year 2020 were voted on by the league owners. The four contending locations for Super Bowl 53 were Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa Bay and South Florida (Miami Gardens, the location of the Miami Dolphins' stadium). All four cities survived the first ballot. In the second ballot, South Florida and Tampa Bay...
Pride Of Detroit May 24, 2016

Lions notes: Which 'Game of Thrones' character encapsulates the Lions?

Today's notes features the Detroit Lions logo reimagined as a "Game of Thrones" character. Uproxx Sports reimagined every NFL logo as a "Game of Thrones" character. Their selection for the Detroit Lions? Tyrion Lannister. Here's why:  Before you get mad about wishing Tyrion was a better team, think about this — besides being a Lion (the Lannisters’ symbol), Tyrion has been a beloved character who everybody roots for, but essentially lives in a cruel and hateful world that is unfair to him in every way. That’s basically how the Lions have felt for decades. Everyone roots for...
Pride Of Detroit May 24, 2016

Lions offseason narrative preparation guide

Here are the national media's reasons why your team will fail. It happens every year around this time. The NFL heads back to OTAs or camp and the narratives of the mainstream media fly rampant around the league. It's all good entertainment, and after all, it elicits a response. The issue with way-too-early predictions is that they often tend to be half-cocked ideas based off the same three or four assessments. I understand that such a thing comes with the territory. When you're responsible for covering 32 teams with 53-men each, teams that don't move the needle nationally tend to get...
Pride Of Detroit May 24, 2016

Lions, Steelers to hold joint practice Aug. 9, 10

The Detroit Lions announced on Tuesday they will be holding joint practices for the first time under Jim Caldwell. On Tuesday morning, the Detroit Lions announced they will be holding joint practices with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Aug. 9 and 10. The two teams face off in the first week of the preseason in Pittsburgh on Aug. 11. The practices will therefore take place in Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. This is the first time the Lions will participate in a joint practice under head coach Jim Caldwell. Last season, Caldwell simply said, "We're not doing any," and didn't seem...
Pride Of Detroit May 23, 2016

Lions begin OTAs on Tuesday: What you need to know

The next phase of the offseason is here, but what does that entail? The Detroit Lions begin the next phase of the offseason on Tuesday with the beginning of organized team activities (OTAs). This will represent the first real football activity for the 2016 Lions team. Here's all you need to know about what OTAs are and what to expect from them over the course of the next four weeks. What are OTAs? Organized team activities are an offseason program where coaches can get their first look at their team in football situations. Prior phases to the offseason only permitted physical workouts or...
Pride Of Detroit May 23, 2016

Lions notes: Former Lions quarterback Erik Kramer doing better after suicide attempt

Thankfully, the former Lions quarterback is doing much better nearly a year after his suicide attempt. Dave Birkett wrote a phenomenally detailed piece on Erik Kramer, who attempted to take his own life last August. Birkett spoke with Kramer on what drove him to that point in his life and where he is now. Thankfully, Kramer is doing much better.  Football Outsiders has an interesting piece breaking down the age of each team's 2015 roster by position. The Detroit Lions had the oldest wide receiving corps and one of the youngest offensive lines. Jeff Smith of CheatSheet.com believes the...
Pride Of Detroit May 23, 2016

Next man up: Quandre Diggs (Part one)

Checking on CB Quandre Diggs' development from the 2015 season. Next man up is a series of articles examining players further down the depth chart, particularly young players being developed for larger roles. This time, we are looking at cornerback Quandre Diggs. Draft Flashback Selected in the sixth round with the 200th pick in 2015 Signed four-year deal through 2018 POD Scouting Report from POD 2015 Draft coverage Five questions on Quandre Diggs with Burnt Orange Nation 2015 NFL Draft: Texas CB Quandre Diggs scouting report from Burnt Orange Nation Once the concussion to Rashean...
Pride Of Detroit May 22, 2016

2016 Detroit Lions Name Bracket Tournament: The field

On Sunday, the selection committee announced the field for the 2016 Detroit Lions Name Bracket. It's back. After spending a week in Hawaii to clear their heads, the selection committee for the 2016 Detroit Lions Name Bracket (read: me) released the tournament seedings and matchups on Sunday afternoon. If you are unfamiliar with the name bracket, let me give you a brief history lesson. Last year, LaAdrian Waddle was announced as part of the field for the annual Name of the Year tournament. Having been a big fan of this yearly tradition, I found it odd that of all the Lions players, Waddle...
Pride Of Detroit May 20, 2016

Lions notes: Pro Football Focus, Calvin Johnson and more

Today's notes include another egregious error from Pro Football Focus, rookie quotes and much more. Yeah... I think it's time for Pro Football Focus to find some new editors or just call it quits. Somehow this article was released and included a completely butchered depth chart of the Detroit Lions' defense with the wrong base defense. The image was taken down shortly after Lions fans berated PFF's staff for their lack of research. They also got the list of draft picks wrong (it's fixed now), listing A'Shawn Robinson as a fourth rounder after Graham Glasgow. Since...
Pride Of Detroit May 20, 2016

All takes considered: The Ebronometer

Yes, he actually caught it. For real. All Takes Considered aims to bring Pride of Detroit readers an eclectic mix of hot-n-ready takes on cuisine, the arts, linkbait, life, and of course our very own SOL. The Eric Ebron Watch: Elite or Bust? In case you missed the ridonkulous comments section in Kent's Mythbusters article about Eric Ebron, one thing that seemed to gain favor with the peanut gallery was a status tracker on Ebron's performance. Following in the footsteps of PFT Commenter, who sought to solve the mystery of whether Joe Flacco was elite or not, we now present our own gauge...
Pride Of Detroit May 20, 2016

Wisconsin must be crazy: Aaron Rodgers is ruining football

Wisconsin cranks it up to 100 and we help them along the way. Carl "The Dig" Diggler, America's best and most accurate political pundit, wrote the following words back during the 2016 Wisconsin primary: Now, Wisconsinites are mostly a simple people. They eat their three lunches, kiss their often enormous children on their often featureless faces, and go to church so they can pray for the 2 Broke Girls. But football causes a change in many dairy people's brains. You see, pigs actually change into a different species when they're released in the wild. Their fur grows. Their teeth become...

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