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  1. Has Calvin Johnson lost a step?

    Joe Kaiser

    A high-ankle sprain cost Calvin Johnson three games, limited in several others, and now that he's 29 years old some are starting to ask the question of Megatron has lost a step. Here's what Lions coach Jim Caldwell thinks about that notion. "We...

    Blog | November 27, 2014
  2. Matthew Stafford is keeping Detroit Lions from maximizing potenti...

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions are a likely playoff team this season, but they won't be able to maximize their title potential unless Matthew Stafford starts playing a lot better, writes Mike Sando.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2014
  3. Why Detroit Lions will contend for NFC's top playoff seed - NFL

    Field Yates

    The Lions have gotten off to fast starts before, but this season is different, writes Field Yates. A dominant front seven and more disciplined approach has Detroit poised to contend for a top-two seed in the NFC.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2014
  4. Fit Nick Fairley settling in?

    Tom Carpenter

    As he tried to establish a new mentality with the Detroit Lions, coach Jim Caldwell benched former first-round pick Nick Fairley during the preseason for being out of shape. Fairley responded by hiring a personal chef, eating better and dropping weig...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  5. Lions improving on-, off-field discipline?

    Tom Carpenter

    The biggest criticism of the Detroit Lions during Jim Schwartz' time as head coach was a lack of discipline on and off the field. That's something that new coach Jim Caldwell is addressing head on. Per John Katzenstein of the Detroit News, Caldwel...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  6. Bigger role for in year two for Riddick?

    Joe Kaiser

    Theo Riddick played just 49 snaps as a rookie last season in Detroit, and the 5-foot-9 running back out of Notre Dame is currently third on the depth chart behind Reggie Bush and Joique Bell. That being said, Lions coach Jim Caldwell will probably be...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  7. Michael Williams' odds of making the Lions

    Joe Kaiser

    Michael Williams, a seventh-round pick by Detroit in 2013, is making the transition from a blocking tight end under coach Jim Schwartz's regime to an offensive tackle under new Lions coach Jim Caldwell. For the long-term, it may be the right call for...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  8. Can Lions cure Ebron's drop rate?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions drafted a very talented tight end in Eric Ebron at No. 10 last week. Although they had (and still have) far greater needs in their secondary, the move made sense because they got the move tight end that coach Jim Caldwell and offens...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  9. Lions targeting a 'flamethrower'?

    Tom Carpenter

    Among the changes we'll see from the Detroit Lions during the 2014 campaign will be a new-look defense. "The Lions will continue to run a 4-3 defense under [Jim] Caldwell and new aggressive defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, but there will be som...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  10. Will Flacco break out under OC Kubiak?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Baltimore Ravens' switch from Jim Caldwell to Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator this offseason could pay big dividends for Joe Flacco as a fantasy weapon. Flacco has never topped the 4,000-yard mark as a passer, a feat that Matt Schaub accompl...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  11. Lions modeling playbook after Saints'

    Nic Reiner

    New Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell comes most recently from Baltimore, where he called plays as offensive coordinator for the last year and a half. However, in Detroit, it appears the playcalling duties will fall into the hands of new OC Joe L...

    Blog | February 08, 2014
  12. Chance Suh is traded?

    Nic Reiner

    The Detroit Lions have a new coach, Jim Caldwell, who is charged with taking a talented, if at times directionless, team to the Super Bowl. One of the key figures on the squad is star defensive end Ndamukong Suh, an impact player whose play on the fi...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  13. How Lombardi might impact Stafford

    Tom Carpenter

    Jim Caldwell's experience with quarterbacks -- especially with one Peyton Manning -- was a key reason why the Detroit Lions hired him to replace Jim Schwartz as their head coach. They want to bring the best out of quarterback Matthew Stafford, which ...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  14. Will Caldwell stick with wide-9?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions defense took a significant leap over the past year, jumping from 27.3 points allowed per game (ranking 27th in the NFL) in 2012 to 23.5 points allowed per game (15th) in '13. Much of that improvement had to do with their young D-lin...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  15. Will Lions run under Caldwell?

    Tom Carpenter

    For the first time in a decade, the Detroit Lions had a 1,000-yard rusher in Reggie Bush this season. However, they finished in the middle of the pack (17th) in team rushing yards, though they remained amongst the best in passing (3rd). General manag...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  16. Jim Tressel to Detroit?

    Nic Reiner

    New Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell is in the process of putting together a staff that can take a talented team to a championship. One of the first names that popped up to have a significant role on Caldwell's staff was former Ohio State head coach ...

    Blog | January 16, 2014