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  1. NFL's Coach of the Year contenders

    Mike Sando

    Seventeen NFL franchises have changed head coaches since the 2010 season. Those fired coaches were earning millions per year, of course. It was their lower-paid assistants who were most vulnerable to the churn. Some didn't have long-term contracts or...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  2. Cowboys eye rare three-game win streak

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- The funny thing that happens when a team wins two games in a row is, the next question is whether they can win three in a row. After back-to-back victories against the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboy...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  3. 0-Day NFL Warning: The NFL DEFCON Scale

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. We're finally here. After 113 days, th...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  4. Lions-Eagles: A chance for turnovers

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's a proven method for a struggling team to pull off a road victory in a tough place to play: Force some early turnovers and jump out to an early lead. It's sound and tempting advice for the Detroit Lions as they prepare for Sunday's game at the ...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  5. BBAO: Lions special teams coordinator safe

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over. (We're also on Facebook and Twitter.) GREEN BAY, Wis. -- We had two wild games Sunday in the NFC North and we're still not done with Week 4 yet. It won't be over until the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys play on ...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  6. Lions: Now or never for Amari Spievey

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm back from covering the Green Bay Packers' first minicamp practice, but before I start unloading my notebook, let's catch up on what turned out to be a one-hour workout the Detroit Lions opened their minicamp with Tuesday morning. Players were ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  7. Chat goes into OT with all new questions

    Mike Sando

    As promised, I'm back from the eye doctor and ready to bring the far horizon into clearer focus, or something like that. Having covered the Arizona Cardinals in the above-linked item, let's wrap up this NFC West chat followup with items for the ot...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  8. Shifting Suh-mania back to the field

    Kevin Seifert

    We reached the height of Suh-mania in early February, when a Forbes magazine poll revealed Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was one of America's most disliked athletes. Two of the three men ranked ahead of him -- Michael Vick and Plaxico ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  9. Lions (sort of) ensnared in bounty story*

    Kevin Seifert

    We've spent some time Thursday discussing the emotional reaction of one NFC North player to audio of former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams encouraging players to injure members of the San Francisco 49ers. Now comes what I wou...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  10. Lions: Excited for healthy Nick Fairley

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- After surgery to repair a broken foot last summer, Detroit Lions nose tackle Nick Fairley couldn't run. He was told to stay off his feet if he watched practice. So with nothing better to do, he hit the weight room with a vengeance...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  11. NFL coaches plan to address bounties with teams

    NFL coaches plan to go right at the league's most sensitive subject -- bounties -- when they get together with players next month.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  12. Bounties: 'Exception rather than the rule'

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- In the midst of the early glimpses into the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, this nugget escaped us on the blog: Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy suggested that the Tennessee Titans had a bounty on quarterback Peyton ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  13. $132M for Calvin Johnson? Absolutely

    Kevin Seifert

    I learned long ago how to suppress resentment toward millionaire sports figures whose atmospheric salaries could, in some cases, feed a village of the world's citizens. It's pointless, it only leads to further angst and it's really nothing more than ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  14. Saints' bounty system and the Rams

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams fans can expect coach Jeff Fisher and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to field a defense with a nasty demeanor. Rough Stuff: 2009 to 2011 Penalties Rank Team Team 1 Lions 65 2 Eagles 53 3...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  15. Getting your early 2012 NFL free agency fix

    Mike Sando

    The two weeks remaining before NFL free agency will feel like two months at the current pace of activity. Don't bother with the disclaimers, either. Yes, history says the best teams build through the draft over time, that free agency can be a f...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  16. Detroit Lions facing big contract decisions in offseason

    The Detroit Lions have problems. For a change, they're good ones.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2012