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Jun 19, 2019

Matthew Stafford playing with a broken back is problematic

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford playing through injuries is very admirable. But with no depth behind Stafford, it is costing the team wins. On Tuesday, Jelani Scott of NFL.com reported that Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played with a broken back last season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport got a bit more specific, describing the […] Matthew Stafford playing with a broken back is problematic - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 18, 2019

Detroit Lions: NFC North ranked NFL’s toughest division

The Detroit Lions face an uphill battle to climb out of the basement of the NFC North as it was recently ranked the NFL’s most competitive division. After posting three winning seasons in four years under head coach Jim Caldwell, the Detroit Lions opted to make a head coaching change last year. And although the […] Detroit Lions: NFC North ranked NFL’s toughest division - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 18, 2019

Detroit Lions Throwback: 1957 Championship season in review

The 1957 season featured constant turmoil from start to finish for the Detroit Lions. The end result was the franchise’s final NFL championship to date. With the amount of time that’s passed since the last time the Detroit Lions were able to call themselves NFL Champions, it’s easy to forget just how successful the club […] Detroit Lions Throwback: 1957 Championship season in review - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 17, 2019

Detroit Lions: How much will tight end T.J. Hockenson contribute in 2019?

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is not known for using his tight ends a lot. How much will T.J. Hockenson produce during his rookie season? The Detroit Lions used their eighth overall pick on tight end T.J. Hockenson out of Iowa. Most people considered him to be the best and most complete tight end […] Detroit Lions: How much will tight end T.J. Hockenson contribute in 2019? - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 17, 2019

Detroit Lions: NFC North interior defensive line preview

Leading up to NFL training camps, SideLion Report will preview each position group for the Detroit Lions, and compare it with the same unit from the rest of the NFC North. Today, we look at the interior defensive line. For NFL fans, the dark days of the NFL season are upon us. Little news and […] Detroit Lions: NFC North interior defensive line preview - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 16, 2019

Which Detroit Lions free agent was the spring MVP?

After signing an impressive haul of free agents, which of the newest Detroit Lions was named the most impressive this spring by an insider? The t-shirt and shorts Olympics. That’s the nickname for NFL organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp due to the distinct lack of pads or live contact. For the Detroit Lions, their […] Which Detroit Lions free agent was the spring MVP? - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 16, 2019

Detroit Lions: The end of the Michael Roberts saga

For former Detroit Lions tight end Michael0 Roberts, the handwriting on the wall didn’t change when the trade to New England unraveled. The Detroit Lions have put an exclamation point on their disappointing relationship with former tight end Michael Roberts. One of the oldest axioms in sports is, ‘it’s better to be lucky than good’. […] Detroit Lions: The end of the Michael Roberts saga - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 15, 2019

Chris Lacy named the Detroit Lions surprise standout

From being undrafted to the practice squad to becoming this offseason’s standout performer, Detroit Lions wide receiver Chris Lacy is trending upwards. Oklahoma State wide receiver Chris Lacy landed with the Detroit Lions without much fanfare in 2018. Having recorded just 20 receptions for 264 yards and a single touchdown his senior season, Lacy’s prospects for […] Chris Lacy named the Detroit Lions surprise standout - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 15, 2019

Detroit Lions: This free agent can boost the running game

The Detroit Lions offense has not reached it’s full potential this decade due to it’s inability to run the ball, but this free agent can change that. Detroit Lions fans were thrilled to see rookie running back Kerryon Johnson rushed for 101 yards in the Week 3 win against the New England Patriots, because he […] Detroit Lions: This free agent can boost the running game - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 14, 2019

Detroit Lions: Michael Roberts trade falls through, waived anyway

The Detroit Lions traded tight end Michael Roberts to the Patriots. After that trade fell through, Motown opted to waive him anyway. It’s clear, the Detroit Lions no longer wanted to be in the Michael Roberts‘ business. The Lions traded the third-year tight end on Thursday to the New England Patriots for minimal compensation, a […] Detroit Lions: Michael Roberts trade falls through, waived anyway - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 14, 2019

Detroit Lions: Bob Quinn has omitted Patriots playbook at quarterback

The Detroit Lions have been getting remodeled in the ‘Patriot’s way’. Let’s talk about a position that Bob Quinn hasn’t changed much, quarterback. If you know anything about the Detroit Lions, you must know that many people have started calling them the Patriots West team. This is an obvious reference to the fact that Detroit […] Detroit Lions: Bob Quinn has omitted Patriots playbook at quarterback - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 13, 2019

Detroit Lions: Michael Roberts trade illustrates tight end depth

In an illustration of how much they’ve improved at the tight end position, the Detroit Lions have now traded Michael Roberts to the New England Patriots. The Detroit Lions top three tight ends from last season are no longer on the roster. The Lions went about the business of revamping the position this offseason. And […] Detroit Lions: Michael Roberts trade illustrates tight end depth - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 13, 2019

Detroit Lions: Joe Dahl makes his case at right guard

As the least heralded member of the Detroit Lions’ 2016 offensive line draftees, Joe Dahl has yet to make an impact in the NFL. Some added pounds and a roster opening could change that. Joe Dahl played almost exclusively as a tackle in his last two years of college as part of Washington State’s air-raid […] Detroit Lions: Joe Dahl makes his case at right guard - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 13, 2019

Detroit Lions: The other Johnson might make his own name in Motown

The Detroit Lions Kerryon Johnson is a rising star in their backfield, but the ‘other’ Johnson could be versatile enough to make noise of his own. The Detroit Lions Matt Patricia has put much more of an emphasis on the ground game than his predecessor. Not that Jim Caldwell didn’t want to run the ball, […] Detroit Lions: The other Johnson might make his own name in Motown - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 12, 2019

Detroit Lions: Can Danny Amendola replace Golden Tate’s production?

The Detroit Lions opted to part ways with their top receiver last season. Can a veteran free agent come in this year and replace that sky-high production? When the Detroit Lions inked free agent wide receiver Golden Tate to a five-year, $31 million deal in 2014, they believed they were securing a solid second option […] Detroit Lions: Can Danny Amendola replace Golden Tate’s production? - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.