7:34 PM EST, Thu January 27, 2022
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Notes: Detroit Lions voted least attractive fan base

Notes: Detroit Lions voted least attractive fan base

Photo by Jason Miller/ Sick. In an absolute sham of a survey, Detroit Lions fans were voted the least attractive in the entirety of the NFL. Lines.com surveyed 908 sports fans, AKA a group of miserable people who hate Detroit, and asked fans “to call out the teams they felt had the most attractive followers.” Like on many stats sheets this season, the Lions came in dead last — only 2.1 percent of those surveyed say Detroit has the most attractive fans. Excuse me, are you telling me THIS isn’t attractive? Look at the material - that’s high...
6 hours ago
Saints reportedly request to interview Lions DC Aaron Glenn

Saints reportedly request to interview Lions DC Aaron Glenn

Photo by Nic Antaya/ As expected, Aaron Glenn appears to be a candidate for the Saints head coaching vacancy. In news that we were all expecting to come, the New Orleans Saints have requested to interview Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn for their head coaching vacancy, as first reported by MMQB’s Albert Breer. Earlier this week Sean Payton announced he was stepping down as Saints head coach after serving at the position for 15 years. During that time, Payton accumulated a 152-89 record, along with a 9-8 record in the postseason and one Super Bowl...
8 hours ago
Report: Bears hire Matt Eberflus as head coach, pass on Jim Caldwell

Report: Bears hire Matt Eberflus as head coach, pass on Jim Caldwell

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via There’s a new head coach in the NFC North and it’s not Jim Caldwell. It appears Jim Caldwell will not be making a return to the black and blue division. On Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke news that the Chicago Bears have hired Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as their new head coach. Eberflus was a finalist along with Caldwell and Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who announced is reportedly staying with Dallas. Caldwell was considered a popular name this coaching carousel, but it appears he may go...
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Fee agent profile: How much of a raise did Charles Harris earn?

Fee agent profile: How much of a raise did Charles Harris earn?

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Will Harris be out of the Lions’ price range after a huge season in Detroit? While four teams prepare for the Conference Championships on Sunday and several others look to fill coaching vacancies, all is quiet on the Detroit Lions front. They are likely spending the next few days preparing for their trip down to Mobile, Alabama for Senior Bowl week. But they also have another task they have to decide on in the next month or two: whether or not to re-sign their free agents. So now is a great time to kick off our 2021 Roster Review series....
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Open thread: What future rivalry could be in store for the Lions?

Open thread: What future rivalry could be in store for the Lions?

Photo by Emilee Chinn/ With Detroit on the upswing, more high-stakes matchups are in store. There were plenty of narratives following the historic Divisional Round last weekend, including the stunning finale of the Chiefs’ victory over the Bills. One idea that has been tossed around frequently since is that “there will be plenty more Patrick Mahomes-Josh Allen battles in the future.” Both quarterbacks look destined for great things, though my belief is that this statement is a little premature. However, it also got me thinking about what that concept would look...
Jan 26, 2022
Notes: Lions’ 2021 rookie class ranked 6th in NFL, per ESPN

Notes: Lions’ 2021 rookie class ranked 6th in NFL, per ESPN

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ The Lions appear to have found themselves a pretty impressive rookie class... so far. It’s far too early to make any sweeping generalizations about the Detroit Lions’ 2021 rookies. Though we’re all eager to make quick assessments of Lions general manager Brad Holmes, the truth is the value of his first draft class will not be known for at least another couple years. That being said, a certain baseline was set in 2021. The Lions got some expected production out of first-round pick Penei Sewell. They were likely a bit underwhelmed by how...
Jan 26, 2022
Senior Bowl preview: Jim Nagy explains benefits for Lions, picks sleeper players

Senior Bowl preview: Jim Nagy explains benefits for Lions, picks sleeper players

Photo by Don Juan Moore/ We interviewed Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy to clear up some misconceptions about the event and pick some of his favorite players to keep an eye on next week. We’re less than a week away from the start of the 2022 Senior Bowl, which is really the beginning of draft season. There’s a reason the game’s slogan is “The Draft Starts in Mobile.” It will be the first opportunity for a lot of these players to perform in front of NFL general managers, department heads and coaches. For the Detroit Lions and New York Jets—the two...
Jan 26, 2022
Open thread: Do you want the Lions to be featured on Hard Knocks?

Open thread: Do you want the Lions to be featured on Hard Knocks?

Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK The Lions are one of three eligible teams in the 2022 offseason. The Detroit Lions are one of just three teams that could be forced to do the HBO series Hard Knocks heading into the 2022 offseason. Our Jeremy Reisman breaks down the selection process here. While the prospect of a Lions-oriented TV show is enticing for some, others may be conflicted because it presents an additional distraction in an NFL offseason, which brings us to today’s question of the day. Question of the day: Do you want the Lions to be featured on Hard Knocks? My...
Jan 25, 2022
Notes: Just one Detroit Lions player named to PFWA’s All-Rookie team

Notes: Just one Detroit Lions player named to PFWA’s All-Rookie team

Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Only one Detroit Lions player was named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team, which was announced on Tuesday. Unsurprisingly, that player was Lions first-round pick Penei Sewell, who was named to the team alongside the second offensive tackle taken in the draft Rashawn Slater. Sewell has already earned similar honors by being named to PFF’s All-Rookie team and Sports Info Solution’s list, as well. Sewell finished his rookie season with the sixth highest grade among all NFL right tackles, but it’s worth...
Jan 25, 2022
Lions 1 of just 3 teams that could be forced into ‘Hard Knocks’ in 2022

Lions 1 of just 3 teams that could be forced into ‘Hard Knocks’ in 2022

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Dan Campbell on “Hard Knocks”? Please let this happen. With the latest news that Saints head coach Sean Payton is stepping down, this is turning out to be one of the busiest head coaching carousels in NFL history. There are now nine teams currently searching for their next head coach. That means a lot of parity, but it also means a lot of teams can no longer be forced to appear on HBO’s behind-the-scenes training camp documentary series “Hard Knocks.” Because “Hard Knocks” can be a bit intrusive and distracting, most teams have...
Jan 25, 2022
Sean Payton retiring: Is Aaron Glenn a candidate to replace him in New Orleans?

Sean Payton retiring: Is Aaron Glenn a candidate to replace him in New Orleans?

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ NFL Network seems to suggest Aaron Glenn will likely get an interview. Reports leaked from just about every NFL source on Tuesday afternoon that Saints head coach Sean Payton is stepping down from his position and retiring from coaching. With his departure, the NFL now has an extraordinarily high number of coaching vacancies with nine. This one is of particular interest to Detroit Lions fans, seeing as the direct links between the Lions and Saints organizations. Last year, the Lions plucked Dan Campbell and Aaron Glenn from the Saints to become...
Jan 25, 2022
After a wild playoff weekend, what future is in store for the NFC North?

After a wild playoff weekend, what future is in store for the NFC North?

William Glasheen / USA TODAY NETWORK How the weekend’s playoff games had so much in store for Lions fans Well that was fun. Football fans got one hell of a late Christmas gift with the NFL Divisional Round playoffs. Four games of extremely excellent caliber, high-flying drama and live wire action. Oh, we haven’t forgotten your heaping helping of schadenfreude in regard to the Green Bay Packers. There was plenty from the weekend that should be of interest to any fan of the Detroit Lions; after all, the dismissal of Aaron Rodgers from the playoffs may have potentially...
Jan 25, 2022
Detroit Lions approval poll: Brad Holmes (January 2022)

Detroit Lions approval poll: Brad Holmes (January 2022)

Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK Had Brad Holmes done enough in his first year on the job? Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes has completed his first year on the job, and the vibes seem pretty positive around the organization. Last week, we provided our Year 1 Performance Review for Holmes, but now it’s time for you, the Detroit Lions fanbase, to sound off. The first-time general manager wasn’t done any favors by the previous regime, who left Holmes to navigate some bulky contracts and was essentially forced to trade away his franchise quarterback...
Jan 25, 2022
4 Senior Bowl players the Detroit Lions could fall in love with

4 Senior Bowl players the Detroit Lions could fall in love with

Photo by James Gilbert/ Brad Holmes is going to keep an eye on these guys. The road to the 2022 Detroit Lions season is a long one with many stops. The first stop is the Senior Bowl. The Lions are coaching this year and they already have a good deal of talented players on their roster. The Lions have drafted many players they’ve fallen in love with at the Senior Bowl in the past, and even though we’re talking about a different regime here, don't be shocked if they find love this year, too. Here are four players I think the Lions will fall head over heels for in...
Jan 25, 2022
Lions projected to receive highest compensatory draft pick, 2 others

Lions projected to receive highest compensatory draft pick, 2 others

Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK Lions expected to get returns from losing Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, and Jarrad Davis. How NFL compensatory draft picks are assigned and distributed has never been fully explained but OverTheCap’s Nick Korte is considered the guru of projections for his work in this area. On Monday, Korte updated his projections for the 2022 draft cycle—the NFL typically releases the official list in late February—and the Detroit Lions are expected to receive three compensatory draft picks, including the highest one awarded. For those...