The Matthew Stafford deal makes no sense

The Detroit Lions signed quarterback Matthew Stafford to the highest paid deal in NFL history. Stafford was surprised at the magnitude of the offer; he said, “I had no expectations going into it.” The contract is for $135 over the course of five years. That’s $27 million per year total and $16.5 million per year…

What is Going on With Detroit’s Defensive Line?

A Healthier Michigan on Flickr The Detroit Lions found out earlier this month that defensive lineman Armonty Bryant was suspended for the first three games of the season due to violations of the substance abuse policy. Earlier in the year, fellow defensive lineman Khyri Thornton was suspended for six games for violating the substance abuse…

Biggest Training Camp Battles

Coming into training camp, the Detroit Lions look like they have almost all of their positions set. There are still the few positional battles that will come. In the offseason, the Lions signed cornerback D.J. Hayden, defensive end Cornelius Washington, defensive tackle Akeem Spence, and linebacker Paul Worrilow most notably on the defensive side of…

Is Detroit As Bad As Everyone Thinks?

Recently Pro Football Focus released their player grades, ESPN went even farther and decided to rank each team based on the player grades. In the rankings, the Detroit Lions were put at an unreasonably low rank, at number 28 of 32. Even with some of the poor talent that is on the roster, the Lions…