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  1. Ebron developing his blocking skills?

    Tom Carpenter

    With former New Orleans Saints QBs coach Joe Lombardi bringing his version of the Saints offense to the Detroit Lions as their offensive coordinator in 2014, they selected tight end Eric Ebron with the 10th overall pick in the draft. The expectation ...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. Rugby star considering DET, SD?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions were among the teams showing interest in Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne a few months ago and things have heated up in recent weeks between the two sides. However, Hayne had been working out in California, and the San Diego Charg...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  3. Will Marc Trestman, Phil Emery survive?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Chicago Bears' Thursday press conference was great cinema verite, as coach Marc Trestman answered myriad questions about benching Jay Cutler, who followed up Trestman with his own session with reporters. It gave us a chance to read between the li...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  4. Austin among top minority HC candidates?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions D has turned into one of the top outfits in the league under the direction of first-year NFL coordinator Teryl Austin. As is the case for many successful coordinators, Austin may generate some head-coaching interest during the offse...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  5. Is Ebron beginning to live up to hype?

    Tom Carpenter

    Most Detroit Lions fans were skeptical of the team's decision to draft TE Eric Ebron with their top pick in the 2014 draft. That wasn't because of his skills but because the Lions had bigger holes to fill at other positions. Ebron didn't exactly make...

    Blog | December 13, 2014
  6. Will Bucs give Mike Glennon a look?

    Tom Carpenter

    The pathetic nature of the NFC South this season (the 5-7 Atlanta Falcons currently lead the pack) kept the Tampa Bay Buccaneers technically within reach of a playoff berth -- until Sunday. Their loss to the Detroit Lions put the official nail in the...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  7. Reggie Bush ready for Week 14?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions have played without RB Reggie Bush for the past three weeks, as he has been trying to shake off an ankle injury that has bothered him since Week 5. Will he be ready to return to the gridiron in Week 14, when the Lions host the Ta...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  8. Should you slow your roll on Jonas Gray?

    Tom Carpenter

    Sunday's ridiculous 201-yard, 4-TD breakout performance from unknown RB Jonas Gray is the type of thing that fantasy owners who cashed in big in a salary-cap league or crushed an arch-rival in a standard league will be bragging about for years to com...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  9. Will Ebron's role expand this season?

    Tom Carpenter

    Because the Detroit Lions arguably had more glaring needs at key positions other than tight end, No. 10 overall pick Eric Ebron walked into a proverbial hornet's nest of disdain from many a Lions fan. The fact that he has done next to nothing statist...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  10. Will Cordarrelle Patterson finish strongly?

    Tom Carpenter

    As second-year wideout Cordarrelle Patterson struggled to get rolling this season, offensive coordinator Norv Turner regularly said he needed to find ways to get Patterson the ball. However, things bottomed out in Week 10, when Patterson caught just ...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  11. Fins players, OC Lazor at odds?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Thursday evening, the Miami Dolphins host the Buffalo Bills, a team that beat them 29-10 in Week 2. The Fins went on to lose to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3, but have lost only a pair of close games since (Green Bay Packers in Week 6 and Detro...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  12. Checking in on Lions TE corps

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions picked up a win Sunday against the Miami Dolphins despite playing without Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria, their top pass-catching tight ends. Brandon Pettigrew toughed it out and played through an injured foot. Will the Lions have ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  13. Will Lions re-sign Ndamukong Suh?

    Tom Carpenter

    The general consensus in Detroit is that the Detroit Lions will not be able to re-sign Ndamukong Suh when he becomes a free agent during the offseason. His base salary this year is $12.55 million with a cap hit of $22.4 million and he is the best pla...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  14. Will Lamar Miller play on Sunday?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Miami Dolphins had to finish Sunday's game without the services of RB Lamar Miller, who was knocked out of the contest with a shoulder injury. He downplayed the malady afterward, and it sounds likely that he will be able to play in Week 10 agains...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  15. Is Ryan Broyles on the rise?

    Tom Carpenter

    We haven't seen much from Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles this season, as he has taken part in only five games. However, he was on the field for a season-high 16 snaps Sunday and caught one of two targets for four yards. Was that outing a sign that ...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  16. 'Bad' knee injury for Nick Fairley?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions tried to downplay the knee injury that DT Nick Fairley sustained during their Sunday game in London. "I'm not quite certain where he is right now in that sense but obviously when you have to carry him off the field, it's not the ...

    Blog | October 27, 2014