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  1. Bill Leavy, downgraded NFL referee, makes another mistake on pena...

    Kevin Seifert

    Referee Bill Leavy, who was downgraded after a Week 1 mistake, erred again in applying the NFL rule book Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  2. Rewind'12: Lions penalties

    Kevin Seifert

    (Another in a series of posts circling back on the 2012 season and some of our preseason themes.) Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz halted one of the training camp practices I covered last summer to, uh, remind players that he would have a low tole...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  3. Dirty Laundry: Intent of delay penalty

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's address one of the secondary issues resulting from last Thursday's eye-opening penalty against Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Namely: What was the original intent of the rule that quashed the Lions' opportunity to challenge an obviously inco...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  4. Fine with Jim Schwartz's decision to kick

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a moment to wrap up a loose end from the Detroit Lions' 26-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Here's where we left it in our Rapid Reaction post: What I'm curious to know more about: A pair of penalties on a fourth-quarter extra poi...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  5. Halftime: Eagles 7, Lions 6

    Kevin Seifert

    PHILADELPHIA -- Some thoughts at halftime from Lincoln Financial Field: I'm not sure what's more concerning for the Detroit Lions: The play of quarterback Matthew Stafford or their penalty total. We'll start with the former. Stafford is compl...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  6. CampTour'12: Addressing Lions penalties

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- In an unusual moment Wednesday morning, Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz called his team into a huddle near the far end of a practice field. The previous 75 minutes had produced one too many false starts and encroachment penaltie...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  7. Lions-Saints: Penalties and success

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions this season have provided anecdotal evidence of what has long been asserted through statistical analysis: Penalty totals don't necessarily correlate with winning percentage. The Lions ranked third in the NFL this season in accept...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  8. Levy-Webb: The face mask that wasn't

    Kevin Seifert

    Judge for yourself. Here is the photo evidence of a clear face mask penalty that occurred on the final play of the Detroit Lions' 34-28 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy sure seems to have a firm grasp of Vikings qu...

    Blog | December 11, 2011
  9. Digging deeper on the Lions' penalties

    Kevin Seifert

    Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz has gone to great lengths this week to classify his team's penalty problems. He said Monday, in fact, that he is concerned about two kinds of penalties -- those that occur before the snap and after the whistle -- and ...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  10. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After Detroit Lions' 31-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints, here are three issues that merit further examination: Lions coach Jim Schwartz benched right tackle Gosder Cherilus in Week 2 because of a personal-foul penalty he committed at the end of...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  11. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 27-15 loss to the Green Bay Packers, here are three issues that merit further examination: Lost in the discussion over Ndamukong Suh's third-quarter ejection was how critical the accompanying penalty and his subsequent ab...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  12. Dirty Laundry: Three plays at Soldier Field

    Kevin Seifert

    As we await possible fines and potential suspensions from Sunday's chippy game at Soldier Field, public discussion has centered mostly around three plays -- none of which directly drew a penalty flag. Let's look at each play. The first came at the...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  13. Bears capitalizing on Lions' mistakes

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Fumble. (Calvin Johnson, first of year). Fifteen-yard penalty (Kyle Vanden Bosch). Fumble (Nate Burleson, first of the year). Fifteen-yard penalty (Cliff Avril). Punt directly to returner Devin Hester (resulting in 29-yard retu...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  14. Dirty Laundry II: Penalty tracker

    Kevin Seifert

    A newsy Friday squeezed my intention to post a second edition of Dirty Laundry this week. As you know, we've already addressed a number of questionable calls and decisions on a crucial punt return at the end of last Sunday's game between the Detroit ...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  15. Lions' Ndamukong Suh: '$20,000 REALLY?'

    Kevin Seifert

    You probably saw the hit Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh put on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton last Friday. In the course of the takedown, Dalton's helmet came off and officials called a 15-yard penalty. That's all we know...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  16. BBAO: Ndamukong Suh didn't cross line

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: I'll say it again: I don't think that Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's 15-yard penalty in Friday night's preseason opener was anywhere close to the penalty he earned last summer for ripping off the helm...

    Blog | August 15, 2011