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  1. Why the Lions are the NFL's oldest team*

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN colleague Mike Sando's annual age analysis of NFL rosters found that the Detroit Lions have the oldest roster in the league. That designation might seem odd when you consider the relative youth of the Lions' primary players. You also might no...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  2. #NFLRank: Ndamukong Suh is No. 16

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's pick up ESPN's #NFLRank project now that it includes another member of the Detroit Lions. As you recall, the exercise was to rank the NFL's top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players. Defense 16. Ndamukong Suh Stats & Info: Sinc...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  3. #NFLRank: NFC North in 71-80

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's check in with the three NFC North players who are among those ranked between 71-80 in our #NFLRank project, an ESPN effort to identify the top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players in the NFL. As always, our portion of both lists are upda...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  4. Lions: Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley as DEs

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might recall, the Detroit Lions experimented last summer with a defensive look that swapped their defensive tackles and ends to create mismatches. Tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley were athletic enough to play outside, the theory went, an...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  5. Preseason Week 2: Brutal night for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing Thursday's events at FirstEnergy Stadium: Cleveland Browns 24, Detroit Lions 6 Preseason record: 1-1 Of interest: The game started with a drop by tight end Brandon Pettigrew and continued on in sloppy and uninspiring fashion for th...

    Blog | August 16, 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. Lions camp: Day 1

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions were in full pads Tuesday for the first day of our training camp visit. We've already noted the decidedly positive mood of safety Louis Delmas, so now let's run through some quick-hitting practice observations: ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  8. A slimmer Fairley has 'extreme makeover'

    Kevin Seifert

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley spent the offseason talking a big game, calling the Lions a Super Bowl contender and saying he forms half of the NFL's best interior duo along with Ndamukong Suh. To his credit, however, it appears Fairley ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  9. Israel Idonije: Ideal swing DL for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    The best thing we can say about Israel Idonije is that he has been equally effective as a defensive end and a defensive tackle during his career. That makes him a pretty ideal swing player for a Detroit Lions defensive line that has undergone a signi...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  10. ChatWrap: Dueling defensive lines

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat included a completely random discussion about the state of defensive lines in the NFC North. The relevant exchanges: Rich (Philly) Jared, Kevin and Brian are all playing for contracts this year while Sharif is playin...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  11. BBAO: Retire Brian Urlacher's No. 54?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Now that we've dissected Brian Urlacher's retirement and assessed his chances at enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we should ask the next question: Will the Bears retire his No. 54? That issue might b...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  12. The pressing matter of NFL's best DT duo

    Kevin Seifert

    In the still of a Thursday in May, Nick Fairley's suggestion that he is part of the NFL's best defensive tackle duo qualifies as a worthy football discussion. I waded in on Twitter this morning, noting that Fairley's inconsistency in his first two se...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  13. Shield your eyes from the 2011 draft

    Kevin Seifert

    A mere two years later, the 2011 draft is crumbling for most of the NFC North. At a time when it should be forming the nucleus of our respective teams, the class of '11 is instead causing some of our most gaping holes. The futures of two first-rou...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  14. BBAO: Detailing Eddie Lacy's toe surgery

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spent some time digging into stories about the surgically repaired big toe of the Green Bay Packers' second-round draft pick, running back Eddie Lacy. The bottom line: La...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  15. Video: Nick Fairley and the Super Bowl

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm stacking up my Sports Emmy resume this week. Our latest video is on the Super Bowl talk we noted earlier from Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley. ESPN's Prim Siripipat used Fairley's statements as a jumping-off point for discussing the L...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  16. BBAO: Nick Fairley talking Super Bowl

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In 2007, Detroit Lions quarterback Jon Kitna predicted the team would win more than 10 games. The Lions finished 7-9. Six years later, Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is talking Super Bowl. Fairley stopped sho...

    Blog | May 09, 2013