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  1. Rewind to 2009: Stafford, Smith or Curry?

    Kevin Seifert

    The New York Giants' release of linebacker Aaron Curry prompts our now-annual reminder of the murky top of the 2009 draft. As longtime readers might recall, we had a vigorous and largely inconclusive debate about whom the Detroit Lions should sele...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  2. Lions: Tracking turnovers and takeaways

    Kevin Seifert

    On a number of occasions over the past eight months, we've heard Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz attribute his team's step back in 2012 to a reversal of its takeaway/giveaway ratio. The numbers are glaring: The Lions' takeaways dropped from 34 in...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  3. Preseason QB playing time in context

    Kevin Seifert

    We spent a bunch of time last week discussing preseason playing time for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who got only two snaps in the preseason opener. Ponder played 25 snaps Friday night against the Buffalo, and thanks to NFC West c...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  4. Following up: Stafford's mechanics

    Kevin Seifert

    Last week's post on Matthew Stafford's mechanics generated great discussion among those who either follow the Detroit Lions or have long been intrigued by Stafford's potential. Some of you made clear you've grown weary about criticism of arm angle...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  5. Lookback: Preseason Week 1

    Kevin Seifert

    Three takeaways from Week 1 of the preseason: Offensive lines are in major flux: Chicago Bears right tackle J'Marcus Webb played so poorly Friday night at the Carolina Panthers that he was working with the second team when practice resumed Sund...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  6. Camp Confidential: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions opened training camp expressing unprecedented confidence in the direction of their program, and, if anything, their steam has picked up since then. A relatively injury-free camp, the obvious impact of multiple n...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  7. Havard Rugland isn't just 'Kickalicious'

    Kevin Seifert

    Of all the good things we saw Friday night from the Detroit Lions' revamped special teams, Havard Rugland's performance was probably the least relevant. It's nice that he converted two long field goals in the second half of a 26-17 victory over the N...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  8. Preseason Week 1: Fun night for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing Friday's action at Ford Field: Detroit Lions 26, New York Jets 17 Preseason record: 1-0 Of interest: The Lions couldn't have asked for a better start from rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah, who snagged a Mark Sanchez pass on the sec...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  9. Previewing preseason Week 1

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to Week 1 of the 2013 preseason. All four NFC North teams will take the field Friday night. Rob Demovsky will have a preview of the Green Bay Packers' game against the Arizona Cardinals, and our friends at ESPNChicago.com handl...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  10. 2013 preseason matchups: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    If the best day of the NFL offseason is the release of the regular-season schedule, the next-best is the release of the preseason schedule. Thursday, we got part of the next-best thing. Or something like that. Below are the preseason matchups for ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  11. Packers or Vikings for 2013 kickoff game?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl championship means they will host the NFL's annual kickoff game in early September. That means there is at least a chance that an NFC North team will be the opponent. For us, the 2013 schedule will include matchups...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  12. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 35-33 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, here are three issues that merit further examination: We've had plenty of offseason discussions about the value of defensive backs relative to pass rush in the NFL's current passing e...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  13. ESPN The Magazine: Calvin Johnson cover

    Kevin Seifert

    If there was a common theme during my four stops in CampTour'12, it was how little national attention the NFC North seemed to be receiving. I was used to camera crews on a Brett Favre stakeout, multiple satellite trucks and lots of media folks who...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  14. Quick Hits: Charlie Peprah and more

    Kevin Seifert

    ENSCONSED IN THE U.S. TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM -- As they are wont to do, a number of newsbits popped up during the first leg of CampTour'12. While we have a moment, let's round them up in quick-hitting style. Look for this format often during the crazy...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  15. Questioning Nick Perry's fit in a 3-4

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted early Friday morning that the Green Bay Packers plan to use first-round draft pick Nick Perry as an outside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme. Perry bulked up to 271 pounds this offseason, presumably in preparation to land with a 4-3 team and p...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  16. NFC North: Official draft order

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- After getting our list of compensatory draft picks Monday, I decided to hold off on posting the NFC North's full list of 2012 draft picks until the NFL reconciled its own records and released an official list. So it here is, br...

    Blog | March 27, 2012