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  1. Lions: Long-armed DEs are all the rage

    Kevin Seifert

    We've had our fun over the years with the presumed deficiencies of linemen with relatively short arms. Line play is about leverage and, the theory goes, a combatant with longer arms has a physics-based advantage. So it's worth noting that at least...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  2. Lions lucked out on Cliff Avril deal

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- What is the old saying? Sometimes, the best deals are the ones you don't make. Last year around this time, the Detroit Lions offered defensive end Cliff Avril a three-year contract worth $30 million in lieu of making him their franchise...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  3. Lions limited without Matthew Stafford deal

    Kevin Seifert

    At the NFL scouting combine last month, I asked Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew if he could accomplish his goals in free agency without first signing quarterback Matthew Stafford to a long-term contract. It was kind of a loaded question; ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  4. Lions overhaul spares DeAndre Levy

    Kevin Seifert

    As he embarked on the offseason in January, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew made clear he wanted to infuse his team's defense with playmakers. Here's how he put it during a meeting with local reporters: "We need guys that can impact th...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  5. BBAO: Arguing to keep Dom Capers

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As we noted late Monday night, we are now waiting for the Chicago Bears to complete the second round of interviews in their coaching search. We are also waiting to find out if the Green Bay Packers will make any coac...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  6. Presuming a defensive overhaul for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted earlier that Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew admitted he was wrong to count on tailback Jahvid Best to play this season. But that was just one of several acknowledgments and candid comments Mayhew made during an interview session...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  7. BBAO: More rest for Jordy Nelson

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: With their bye on the horizon, you wonder if the Green Bay Packers will try to steal two more weeks of rest for receiver Jordy Nelson's hamstring injury -- at the cost of only one more missed game. Nelson didn't p...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  8. Unnamed GM's rip job fires up Detroit Lions' Dominic Raiola

    At 1-3 and last in the NFC North, the Detroit Lions are one of the NFL's biggest early-season disappointments. Now, a rival executive has called them "overrated," a label that isn't sitting well with Detroit's players.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  9. Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew disappointed RB Jahvid Best not cl...

    Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew says he's a little surprised and disappointed Jahvid Best hasn't been cleared to participate in training camp.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  10. Detroit Lions GM hopes to sign Cliff Avril to long-term deal

    Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew says his goal is to sign Cliff Avril to a long-term contract.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2012
  11. BBAO: An unfortunate late start

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Classic sports blogger dream: I'm on a football team. Everyone's wearing white T-shirts and shorts, so I don't know what team it is, and it's quite possible we're in some kind of institution. I'm on offense and defen...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  12. Lions accept Cliff Avril's high cap figure

    Kevin Seifert

    Speaking last month at the NFL scouting combine, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the only thing worse than using the franchise tag on defensive end Cliff Avril was the prospect of losing him via free agency. So for that reason, we ha...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  13. Franchising Avril better than losing him

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Although it is not the preferred option, using the franchise tag on Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril appears to be more palatable to general manager Martin Mayhew than letting him depart via free agency. That's what I got ou...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  14. Big Decision: Lions DE Cliff Avril

    Kevin Seifert

    Previewing some of the big decisions facing NFC North teams early in the 2012 offseason: It's been a while since the Detroit Lions have faced the kind of dilemma they have with defensive end Cliff Avril, a homegrown talent and pending free agent w...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  15. All three Lions coordinators will return

    Kevin Seifert

    In discussing a mailbag question Wednesday, we saw no indication that the Detroit Lions were planning any changes to their defensive coaching staff after a late-season slide. Thursday, general manager Martin Mayhew confirmed that defensive coordinato...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  16. BBAO: Bears due in camp next week (!)

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It's great to be back, thanks. It looks like I missed a whole lot of nothing last week. As we await a new collective bargaining agreement and the presumed end of the NFL lockout, the big question is timing. Nowher...

    Blog | July 11, 2011