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Notes: Golladay is ‘grateful’ of Lions, ‘wouldn’t mind’ spending entire career in Detroit

Notes: Golladay is ‘grateful’ of Lions, ‘wouldn’t mind’ spending entire career in Detroit

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports It sure sounds like Kenny Golladay wants to stay in Detroit. As Kenny Golladay starts to again emerge as one of the NFL’s top wide receiver talents, the heat is on the Detroit Lions to simply pay the man. Despite his solid play since drafting him, the Detroit Lions and their top receiver have yet to agree on a contract extension beyond the 2020 season. In the offseason, Golladay spoke optimistically about getting a deal done, and there was even an erroneous reports out there that the two sides were “closing in on an extension” back in September. But...
2 hours ago
Kenny Golladay sports amazing ‘Happy Golladays’ Christmas sweater in new Pepsi ad

Kenny Golladay sports amazing ‘Happy Golladays’ Christmas sweater in new Pepsi ad

It’s the Golladay season. It’s almost the holiday season. It’s already Kenny Golladay season. The Detroit Lions wide receiver has already made a big impact on the field this year, and is coming off one of his most impressive performances of his career after making six highlight-reel grabs against the Atlanta Falcons. This is all after a career year in 2019, in which he led the NFL in receiving touchdowns and made his first career Pro Bowl. And while the Lions have still yet to reach an agreement with Golladay that will keep him in Detroit beyond 2020, Golladay’s star continues to...
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Week 8 scouting report: Are the Indianapolis Colts true contenders?

Week 8 scouting report: Are the Indianapolis Colts true contenders?

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Colts look good, but there is some important context to their success. The Indianapolis Colts are one of the biggest surprises from the first two months of the season. Their 4-2 record firmly puts them in a two-team race in the AFC South, as the Jaguars and Texans have already tapped out this offseason. But there are questions about the team’s legitimacy. While the Indianapolis defense has been absolutely dominant, their schedule has certainly made it a bit easier on them. Per Football Outsiders’ “past schedule” metric, they’ve had...
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NFL Week 8 Power Rankings: Lions on the rise, Patriots on last breath

NFL Week 8 Power Rankings: Lions on the rise, Patriots on last breath

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ In an exciting week of football, the Lions and Patriots went streaking in opposite directions. If there is one thing we learned in Week 7 is that you truly do have to play until the final whistle. Two games were won on the final play of the game. Two other games were decided by go-ahead touchdowns in the final two minutes. Two other games were decided by three points after the losing team missed a late field goal. It all came down to the wire in an exciting week for the NFL. Last-minute finishes The week started off on Thursday night, where the Philadelphia Eagles...
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The Rowe Report: 2020 is the year of the Detroit Lions!

The Rowe Report: 2020 is the year of the Detroit Lions!

Why not? Crazier things have happened. The Detroit Lions defeated the Atlanta Falcons this past Sunday in a 23-22 nail biter. As the game got dicey near the end, many Lions fans likely experienced some horror flashbacks to 2017 — and worried there could be a similar terrible ending. But the luck actually fell in the Lions favor for once. Falcons fans, we understand. This type of thing usually happens to us. Though scoring a touchdown to lose the game—that’s a new one. Re-live the exciting ending to the game in this week’s edition of The Rowe Report. Did you know that Pride of...
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Everson Griffen trade: Instant reactions to the Detroit Lions’ aggressive move

Everson Griffen trade: Instant reactions to the Detroit Lions’ aggressive move

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports We break down the Everson Griffen trade from every angle we can imagine. For the third straight year, the Detroit Lions were active near the trade deadline, so the PODcast crew had to convene against for a EMERGENCY PODCAST. Everson Griffen is not the player he was in his prime. We all know that. But the Lions’ pass rush remains one of the worst in the league, even with some of its recent improvements. Griffen is a player who was productive last year, was being misused on his new team this year, and will be coming to Detroit with plenty of...
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Open thread: What grade would you give the Everson Griffen trade?

Open thread: What grade would you give the Everson Griffen trade?

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports The former Lion killer is coming to Detroit. The Lions defense has been better in recent weeks, but there remained a hole when it came to pure pass-rushing talent, especially when the defense isn’t mixing up looks or sending extra rushers. Enter Everson Griffen. The Lions sent a sixth-round pick (that could conditionally become a fifth) to the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday in exchange for the menacing pass-rusher who has terrorized Matthew Stafford and the Lions for years as a Minnesota Viking. Question of the day: What grade would you give the Everson...
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Everson Griffen to Detroit: ‘Y’all are getting a motherf*ckin dog ready to eat’

Everson Griffen to Detroit: ‘Y’all are getting a motherf*ckin dog ready to eat’

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Griffen shared his excitement over Twitter on Tuesday night. The Detroit Lions have yet to make the Everson Griffen trade official, but Griffen took to Twitter on Tuesday night and essentially confirmed it himself. First, he gave a classy goodbye to the Dallas Cowboys, showing his appreciation for the opportunity. “This year has been a journey for my family,” Griffen tweeted. “I was so blessed to be able to spend this time with the Dallas Cowboys. I want to thank the Jones family and Coach McCarthy for the opportunity.” A couple minutes later, he...
19 hours ago
What are the Detroit Lions getting in Everson Griffen?

What are the Detroit Lions getting in Everson Griffen?

Photo by Abbie Parr/ We asked our buddy Arif Hasan to give us the latest on Detroit’s new defensive end. The Detroit Lions have a new weapon on defense with the incoming addition of Everson Griffen via a trade to the Dallas Cowboys. Griffen has long terrorized the Lions as a member of the Minnesota Vikings, where he played for 10 years of his career. While his play in Dallas appears to have been poor, at best, I wanted to get a clearer look of Griffen, who he is as a player, and what he may still have left in the tank from someone a little more familiar than those in Dallas. So I had...
20 hours ago
Report: Detroit Lions trading for Everson Griffen

Report: Detroit Lions trading for Everson Griffen

Photo by Adam Bettcher/ The Lions got themselves another pass rusher. The Detroit Lions aren’t bothering to wait for next Tuesday’s trade deadline, as they have already made one of the bigger moves to date. As first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Lions are trading for Cowboys defensive end Everson Griffen for a 2021 sixth-round pick. The Lions’ pass rush has been better in recent weeks—especially with the play of Romeo Okwara—but Detroit still ranks in the bottom five in overall pass rush win rate. Griffen, on the other hand, was one of the Vikings’ best pass...
Oct 27, 2020
Lions DE Romeo Okwara quietly playing like a top-10 edge defender

Lions DE Romeo Okwara quietly playing like a top-10 edge defender

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ He tackles quarterbacks, then is tackled by teammates. Last year, the Detroit Lions weren’t getting much out of their edge defenders. While Trey Flowers was doing just fine, Devon Kennard provided very little for the defense, especially when it came to pass rushing. This graph that traveled the internet really highlighted the issues the Lions were having with Kennard. He was very rarely double teamed, yet provided almost no pressure for Detroit: Via @SethWalder: Double team rate as an edge (x) by pass rush win rate as an edge (y) for the 2019 season.PRWR =...
Oct 27, 2020
Detroit Lions Week 7 Song of the Game: ‘One Little Victory’ by Rush

Detroit Lions Week 7 Song of the Game: ‘One Little Victory’ by Rush

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The greatest act can be, one little victory. This is a weird feeling for me. Not just because the Lions actually won a football game, but because it’s the first time I’m getting the opportunity to pick a “happy” song following a Lions win since the Jim Caldwell era (and that wasn’t exactly a happy song either). The 2020 season has been a real rollercoaster ride. The last time I was here to present a song for you, many fans—including myself—were calling for Matt Patricia’s head and suggesting to blow it all up. Now, the Lions are back at .500...
Oct 27, 2020
WATCH: Detroit Lions locker room celebration after comeback win over Falcons

WATCH: Detroit Lions locker room celebration after comeback win over Falcons

Screw the haters. Winning 3 out of 4 is worth celebrating. It may not be Victory Monday anymore, but the Detroit Lions haven’t won back-to-back games in over a year, so let’s let this one spill over into Tuesday a little bit. After their highly-improbable win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the Lions are now 3-3 and appear to be making some honest-to-goodness improvements on their team. They still have a long ways to go to prove they can contend with the rest of the league—wins over two 1-6 teams aren’t going to sway a lot of people’s opinions. However, there’s no problem...
Oct 27, 2020
New Detroit Lions t shirt: Let Staff Cook

New Detroit Lions t shirt: Let Staff Cook

Matthew Stafford is back, and it’s time to let the coaching staff know. For the Seattle Seahawks, fans—especially those analytically inclined—were starting to grow frustrated with the use of their franchise quarterback Russell Wilson. Despite having one of the best in the game, the Seahawks frustratingly focused on the run far too often on early downs, taking the ball out of their best players’ hands. So fans adopted the phrase “Let Russ Cook.” And lo and behold, it appears to have worked. The Seahawks are 5-1, third in the NFL in scoring, and Russell Wilson is in the MVP...
Oct 27, 2020
Stock report: Da’Shawn Hand soars, while shine wears off on Darrell Bevell

Stock report: Da’Shawn Hand soars, while shine wears off on Darrell Bevell

Not everything was bright in the Lions victory, but there lies progress. Everything feels good and right after a victory. Unfortunately for the Detroit Lions, two victories have still yet to assuage doubts in certain sectors of football economic activity. There is no bull market just yet. But now is not the time for fear. That comes later. Stock up: Romeo Okwara Okwara was the engine of pressure for the Lions on Sunday, repeatedly reaching Matt Ryan and causing havoc. Okwara hit Ryan three times and scored two sacks, including the strip-sack recovered by Trey Flowers which set up for the...