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  1. Can Lions cure Ebron's drop rate?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions drafted a very talented tight end in Eric Ebron at No. 10 last week. Although they had (and still have) far greater needs in their secondary, the move made sense because they got the move tight end that coach Jim Caldwell and offens...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  2. Will Lions trade out of No. 10?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions are in an intriguing position to trade out of the No. 10 overall pick. With five picks in the first four rounds, they could trade up to get one of their presumed top targets like Sammy Watkins, Khalil Mack or Mike Evans. Yet, they a...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  3. Who will back up Stafford in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    QB Matthew Stafford missed 19 games during his first two NFL campaigns, but ever since he underwent shoulder surgery, the Detroit Lions quarterback has completed three consecutive 16-game slates. During the past four seasons, the Lions have had ve...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  4. Will Lions retain Joique Bell?

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: The Detroit Lions have locked up Joique Bell to a two-year, $7 million contract extension with $4.3 million guaranteed, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. --- Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said a couple of weeks ago th...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  5. Suh's future with the Lions

    Tom Carpenter

    Fox analyst, and former NFL player, Heath Evans relayed some tough things he says three unnamed Detroit Lions had told him in the fall about Ndamukong Suh. "The bottom line is he would just do things, whether it was show up for a meeting late, or ...

    Blog | February 02, 2014
  6. Fantasy checkdown: Is Rice cooked?

    Tom Carpenter

    It may be the offseason in fantasyland, but that doesn't mean fantasy owners should shut things down until August. Fantasy-relevant things happen all year long via coaching changes, coordinator changes, free agency, the draft and OTAs. And the more i...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  7. Will Caldwell stick with wide-9?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions defense took a significant leap over the past year, jumping from 27.3 points allowed per game (ranking 27th in the NFL) in 2012 to 23.5 points allowed per game (15th) in '13. Much of that improvement had to do with their young D-lin...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  8. Will Lions run under Caldwell?

    Tom Carpenter

    For the first time in a decade, the Detroit Lions had a 1,000-yard rusher in Reggie Bush this season. However, they finished in the middle of the pack (17th) in team rushing yards, though they remained amongst the best in passing (3rd). General manag...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  9. Lions' plans at S, WR, CB

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions are widely accepted as one of the better landing spots for a head coach, because they have so much talent on offense and the defensive line. They are just getting their coaching search underway, but their next leader will join force...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  10. Top head coach candidates

    Tom Carpenter

    Black Monday brought four NFL head coach firings, as Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan were let go. They joined Cleveland Brow...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  11. Head coaches on the hot seat

    Tom Carpenter

    With 15 weeks in the books, there are a handful of NFL head coaches who need a strong finish from their teams to avoid the ax at season's end. New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak are not among those whose seats are re...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  12. NFL Future Power Rankings - Projecting every franchise entering 2...

    ESPN Insider Staff

    Insider NFL analysts Mel Kiper, Gary Horton, Matt Williamson, Field Yates and Herm Edwards break down every NFL team in five key categories to see how the league might stack up three years from now entering the 2016 season.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013