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  1. Lions to be missing entire TE corps?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions appear to be holding out hope that WR Calvin Johnson and RB Reggie Bush will be able to play through their respective injuries on Sunday in London. The availability of basically their entire TE corps is up on the air, too. "Lions...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  2. Why Waddles will help Stafford

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions have played the past three weeks without the services of RT LaAdrian Waddle, but he is expected to return from his strained calf on Sunday versus the Buffalo Bills. The Lions O-line fared all right sans Waddle, but Matthew Staffo...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  3. How will Lions address RT problems?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions have played their past two games without starting right tackle LaAdrian Waddle. He is expected to practice on Wednesday, though it's not clear to what extent. Will he be able to return to action when the Lions take on the New Yor...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  4. Lombardi curtailing Stafford's INTs?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Saturday, when the Detroit Lions open up their exhibition schedule against the Cleveland Browns, we will get our first glimpse of how their offense will look under the direction of new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. Thus far, he is pleased wi...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  5. 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
  6. How Lombardi might impact Stafford

    Tom Carpenter

    Jim Caldwell's experience with quarterbacks -- especially with one Peyton Manning -- was a key reason why the Detroit Lions hired him to replace Jim Schwartz as their head coach. They want to bring the best out of quarterback Matthew Stafford, which ...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Top head coach candidates

    Tom Carpenter

    Since the last time we checked in on the top replacement candidates for teams that fired their head coaches, the Houston Texans hired Bill O'Brien, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Lovie Smith and the Tennessee Titans fired Mike Munchak. That leaves us...

    Blog | January 06, 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. QB guru for Matthew Stafford?

    Tom Carpenter

    Odds are that if (when?) Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz is fired after the regular season is over, he will be replaced with a coach who has a game plan for getting QB Matthew Stafford to perform at his full potential. He is as talented as nearly...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  12. Coaching hot seat watch

    Tom Carpenter

    Black Monday is just five days away. That's when the witching hour will occur and at least a handful of NFL coaches will be fired. Several more may be shown the door soon thereafter. Last season, eight coaches lost their jobs, and we could see a simi...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  13. Several favorable Week 8 matchups on tap for Gridiron Challenge p...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top picks for Week 8 in the Gridiron Challenge, finding several favorable matchups to his liking.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  14. Gridiron Challenge: It's important to look ahead to star-studded ...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top picks for Week 6 in the Gridiron Challenge game.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  15. Robert Griffin III, Ryan Mathews among good bets for Week 3 of Gr...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top picks for Week 3 in the Gridiron Challenge game.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2012
  16. Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Isaac Redman among best bets for first ...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter offers up the best players to pick up for the first weekend of the playoffs for Gridiron Playoff Challenge.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2012