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POD Community Mock: Los Angeles Rams select...

POD Community Mock: Los Angeles Rams select...

The Rams build in the trenches to help stay atop the NFC. The Los Angeles Rams took the NFL by storm in 2018. Sean McVay had the entire league rethinking their strategy both towards roster building and the structure of their offense. Heading into the Super Bowl, it seemed like the league was going through a transition. The old-style New England Patriots would be handing the torch to the new, flashy team from LA. Of course, the Patriots would end up humbling the Rams in a big way. The Rams’ dazzling fireworks had been thoroughly extinguished by the Patriots defense. But there’s no...
13 hours ago
POD Community Mock Draft: Green Bay Packers select...

POD Community Mock Draft: Green Bay Packers select...

Aaron Rodgers gets a little protection with the Packers’ second foray into the first round. The Green Bay Packers are the only team in the NFC North that has two first-round picks (the Bears have zero). And after finishing 2018 with yet another postseason absence, they could really use it. In our Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Packers picked up Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson with the 12th overall pick. Now it’s up to POD commenter SJLionFan609 to round out the Packers’ first round. The pick is in: it’s Oklahoma offensive lineman Cody Ford. Here’s SJLionFan609’s...
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POLL: Do you believe Bob Quinn wants to trade down?

POLL: Do you believe Bob Quinn wants to trade down?

How much do you believe of what Bob Quinn has said? We’re less than a week from the first round of the NFL Draft, and Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn just hasn’t been able to contain himself. Over the past few weeks, Quinn has made it abundantly clear that he’d love to trade down from the No. 8 spot in the first round. First, he spilled the beans on Ian Rapoport’s podcast, letting the world know Detroit was “open for business” for a trade. Then this week, when asked if he would be interested in trading up, he made it a point to say he’d much rather trade down. But,...
Apr 19, 2019
2019 NFL mock draft: Kansas City Chiefs select Deandre Baker

2019 NFL mock draft: Kansas City Chiefs select Deandre Baker

The Chiefs need defense. They get some. The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the most exciting teams in the NFL last season. If not for an untimely offsides penalty, we may be referring to them as defending champions right now. But they’re still expected to be contending this year. That offense isn’t going to be any less dynamic, the question is whether they can fix their issues on the other side of the ball. In our Community Mock Draft, col.aureliano is tasked with picking for the Chiefs. With the 29th pick in the POD Community Mock, the Chiefs have selected Georgia cornerback Deandre...
Apr 19, 2019
Way-too-early predictions for the Lions’ 2019 schedule

Way-too-early predictions for the Lions’ 2019 schedule

You want predictions. We’ve got them. On its own, the NFL’s schedule release is supposed to be an exciting event to whet the appetite of those starved for something—anything—football. Complete with leaks, tweets of both high and low quality production value, and a bunch of hand wringing once all the dates are set in place, it doesn’t take long to realize this whole thing is about as exciting as your uncle pulling a quarter from behind your ear when you’re fourteen. Speaking of hocus pocus, you know what is actually exciting? This Magic 8-Ball generator I found on the App Store...
Apr 19, 2019
NFL Network to have war room footage of Detroit Lions

NFL Network to have war room footage of Detroit Lions

Once again, we’ll get a peek into the Lions’ war room. If you’re like me, the NFL Draft room is one of the most intriguing places to be during the entire football year. What goes on behind those closed doors is a mystery to most, but access would provide fans with unparalleled information for the moments in which critical football decisions are made. The closest we ever get seeing what goes on in those rooms is when NFL Network cuts into the brief moments of each team’s draft room moments after they’ve made their pick or, occasionally, while they’re still on the clock. No...
Apr 19, 2019
POD Community Mock Draft: Los Angeles Chargers select...

POD Community Mock Draft: Los Angeles Chargers select...

The Chargers are looking to build off a promising 2018 season. In 2018, the Los Angeles Chargers were overshadowed by their LA counterpart, but the Chargers were far from horrible. Finishing with a 12-4 record wasn’t enough to take the AFC West away from the Chiefs, but it got them into the postseason. From there, they picked up a Wild Card win before being knocked out by the eventual NFL Champions. Now on the clock in the Pride of Detroit Community Mock, it’s up to zernbabyzern to add a player that will help them jump the Chiefs this year. With the 28th pick in the POD Community Mock,...
Apr 19, 2019
Drafting from Disaster: 10 years of Lions draft classes

Drafting from Disaster: 10 years of Lions draft classes

It has been a decade since the infamous 0-16 season. How have the Lions rebuilt since then? The 2008 season was certainly a low-point for the Detroit Lions. Being the first team to go 0-16 in NFL history led to a total overhaul, from the front office to the player personnel. Free agency was important, but the Lions needed to draft well. It was poor drafting that led to their failure; Joey Harrington, Charles Rogers, Mike Williams, Ernie Sims, and Gosder Cherilus are some of the first-round picks that did not make a lasting impact for the 2000s Lions. With the 2009 first overall pick in...
Apr 19, 2019
Open thread: Which draft prospect has grown on you for the Lions at 8?

Open thread: Which draft prospect has grown on you for the Lions at 8?

Which NFL prospect has flipped your opinion this offseason? There’s nothing inherently wrong about admitting a mistake. In fact, it’s a sign of humility and honesty. Too often people form and opinion and stand pat on it despite evidence to the contrary. This seems especially true of the NFL Draft. People convince themselves that there are only a couple ways a team should go with their pick and never open up to the possibility of another route. But, personally, sometimes a player I had previously thought of as a non-starter as a prospect suddenly appears to be more favorable as an...
Apr 18, 2019
Lions notes: Don Carey retires after 10 seasons in NFL

Lions notes: Don Carey retires after 10 seasons in NFL

Happy trails, Don! Longtime Detroit Lions special teamer Don Carey announced his retirement earlier this week in a press conference. Fox 17 in West Michigan attended the press conference in which Carey said he’s looking forward to reaching out to local communities in his post-football life. “For the past several years, my wife and I have had an organization called the REECH Foundation,” Carey said. “REECH being an acronym for Reaching, Education and Empowering Children, and we’re looking for ways to expand our reach in the Grand Rapids area.” Carey, a Grand Rapids native,...
Apr 18, 2019
Bob Quinn: Detroit Lions not planning to trade up in 1st round

Bob Quinn: Detroit Lions not planning to trade up in 1st round

Don’t expect the Lions to trade up in the first round. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn didn’t pull any punches during his pre-draft press conference on Thursday. As he has remained all offseason, he was blunt and at least appeared to surprisingly honest. The topic of trades quickly came up, and Quinn quickly shot down any theories of the Lions trading up from the eighth overall pick. “I don’t think I’m going to be in the business of moving up in this year’s draft, but there are players that are worthy of that,” Quinn said. The reasoning has little to do with the...
Apr 18, 2019
Watch: Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn’s pre-draft press conference

Watch: Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn’s pre-draft press conference

Smokescreens for everybody! They say you can’t trust a single thing an NFL general manager says in the month of April prior to the NFL Draft. Maybe that’s true, maybe it isn’t, but you can be the judge for yourself on Thursday afternoon. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn will address the local media at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday and will undoubtedly face a lot of questions about some of the moves he’s made in free agency thus far and his draft strategy for next week’s event. This offseason, Quinn has been oddly transparent about his team’s needs and his offseason strategy. He...
Apr 18, 2019
POD Community Mock: Indianapolis Colts select...

POD Community Mock: Indianapolis Colts select...

Is this the piece the Colts need to take the next step? The Indianapolis Colts appear ready to take the AFC South by storm. After a putrid 1-5 start under new head coach Frank Reich, the Colts won nine of their final 10 regular season games, and added a playoff win to top it off. In our Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, Smurph0404 is the Colts acting general manager, and his job is to continue this momentum into 2019. With the 26th pick in the POD Community Mock, Smurph0404 has selected Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence. Here’s why, in Smurph0404’s own word: “This was...
Apr 18, 2019
Next Man Up: Is Jesse James a one-man show at tight end?

Next Man Up: Is Jesse James a one-man show at tight end?

A closer look at the Lions depth chart leaves serious concerns at the tight end position beyond Jesse James. One of the Detroit Lions’ biggest splash signings of this offseason was tight end Jesse James. As it stands now, James is set to take over the role of TE1 due to his ability, experience, and paycheck. James’ previous production has shown that he has the ability to be an average to below average starting tight end, more so a “1B” on the depth chart if you will. Nonetheless, James’ signing was necessary if the Lions wanted to go into the 2019 NFL Draft without tight end being...
Apr 18, 2019
Ranking the 2019 NFL Schedule Release videos

Ranking the 2019 NFL Schedule Release videos

Some teams were very creative with their schedule releases. It was finally time for the NFL to release the 2019 season schedule. Many teams took the opportunity to get creative with videos highlighting their matches. There are so many great people involved with their social media, and it’s worth appreciating the job they did to make our day a little bit brighter. Well, some of them. Let’s rank them. 32. Dallas Cowboys ASMR isn’t my thing. It personally creeps me out. But you know what creeps me out more? Jerry Jones doing ASMR. Just look at that smile and that wink. shudders See...