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Matthew Stafford Coming Home




The Lions have Traded with Buffalo to Bring QB Mathew Stafford Home

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The Lions sent 3rd Round via CINCY and QB Sam Bradford to Buffalo
BIlls Send 5 Round and Stafford
Both Player in Final year of Deals
Lions wanted the Arm of Stafford to go with Speedy Receivers
With GZL Heading to it's ending
It's Fitting Stafford is heading back to the Lions to finish it out.

Buffalo get 3rd Round and Good QB In Bradford.
We Thank Sam for Time Here but Matt was the heart of this Team and we needed it back.

Lions also Cut Alvin Marshall for Cap Room
They then Signed Rookie FA LT Drago Salvail 4 years 4.18M /980K


QB Comparison Head to Head

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Lions acquire running back Dixon




The Lions have Traded with Bengals to Aquire HB Kenneth Dixon

http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=10272&skin=lp



The Lions sent 1st Round and Running HB CJ Prosise
Bengals Send 3 Round and Dixon
Both Player in Final year of Deals

Dixon lost his start Job to Derrick Henry He now the Starter in Detroit
will Prosise Moves on to be Back up in Cincy
With The League coming end in Two Seasons,
The Lions had Upgrade running back Spot
Had League Continued Past 2 Season the Lions don't Make this deal

We have Win now said the GM as Go Face Tampa Week 2
We Wish CJ al the best in Cincy and Welcome Mr. Dixon to Detroit
Dixson will get College 28 in Detroit
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Colts 2023 Training Camp
Season Recap

Another season in the books for the Colts – another losing season. Unlike in seasons past however, the Colts technically did improve. They improved their win total by one, which may not seem like a lot and that’s because.. it’s not. The Colts continued their woeful performance on the offensive end, but there was a marked improvement in the most import person on the team, Teddy Bridgewater.

The Colts finally moved on from their encumbent coach citing a lack of improvement, but new coach Matt Schaub is inheriting a pretty talented roster. An anemic offense was once again the recipe for disaster for the Colts. Bridgewater seemed to finally turn the corner, but the running and passing game both struggled as the WRs just didn’t seem to be able to get separation which made teams load the box.

Defensively, the Colts have been incredibly strong given their lack of offensive assistance. The defense returns all of their starters save for CB Trae Waynes whom was dealt right before the GZL draft. However, they added to a strong veteran core with draft picks and free agent acquisitions. The Colts continued in their 4-3 defense with good results. The feeling around Indianapolis is with this defense and Teddy improving, that their D should be enough to at the minimum, keep them in most games.

Coach Sutton was removed, finally. The optimism is high going into the season under a new regime as the Front Office and fans alike feel the roster is fairly talented, noting an elite defense, strong OL, and a new stable of WRs.

What are the overall expectations though? We will answer that question at the end of the article. The franchise has to quite frankly, win games and get to the playoffs soon. They went into last season on a positive note and wanted to see that continued success and progression. Fortunately, they did improve the record by one win and were close in many other games, but the time for morale boosting wins is over.


Off-Season Recap

The Indianapolis Colts, again, came into the off-season with a ton of salary cap space available. Much like in years past, they didn’t target multiple free agents, but on signing one stud free agent to fill a big need. They did just that and also was able to add some veteran depth to their roster, as well. The moves were sort of under the radar, with the biggest FA signing coming after the draft, but the Front Office is incredibly optimistic.

In years past, the Colts were known to be very aggressive in Free Agency and made some high profile offers. Offers that brought them incumbent starters like Zach Ertz and like Luke Joeckel, but didn’t necessarily translate into wins like the team had hoped. The high priced SS Mark Barron is off the roster as is the high priced Offensive Tackle Luke Joeckel which allowed the Colts to be fairly aggressive. The offensive line, which was a problem, seemingly progressed last season and they addressed the OT position with their first round draft choice.

The first priority in Free Agency was to bring in some immediate starting caliber players and instant impact players, while not over spending. The Colts new they had an opportunity to upgrade Strong Safety so they went aggressively. They pursued and ultimately landed stud Strong Safety Bernie Freeman. Freeman is very tall for a safety, very fast, and has a proven track record of success. He should start immediately and be a contributor from day one.

There weren’t any major, major needs on the Colts’ roster for the first time in forever. However, the Colts wanted to be more explosive in the passing game. So, they went out after some Wide Receivers via trade and Free Agency. These moves ultimately landed them to coveted guys in Veteran Wide Receiver Terrance Williams. Williams is another tall, fast playmaker that will make Bridgewater’s life a bit easier. The biggest addition was the signing of Wide Receiver Anthony Perez. Perez has the physical tools to be one of the best WRs in the GZL and they are going to lean on him heavily to improve this passing game.

Those were the biggest names this off-season that garnered a lot of attention amongst local media and national media, but those were not the only three players the Colts brought in that excite the coaching staff and front office personnel. The Colts also added the services of Cornerback Coty Sensabaugh in free agency. The Colts are intrigued by his physical attributes and size and he’ll immediately create competition and depth. The Colts were also able to acquire, via trade one of the most prolific and talented HBs in the GZL in Jeremy Hill. Hill has been amongst the most productive HBs in the GZL for quite a time now and should be a big time improvement.

The Colts also, under the radar, signed stud defensive tackle Dontari Poe to a one year contract. Poe is one of the most physically imposing and dominating Defensive Tackles the GZL has ever seen and they’re thrilled to bring him on board. Now, the Colts have a three headed monster at Defensive Tackle and hope that’ll boost their overall defense and depth.

GZL Draft

This draft was an easier one then in years past. The draft board pretty much indicated where they were going to go. Rumors heading into the draft had the Colts infatuated with Halfback Joe Mixon. The reality of the situation is the front office personnel, mainly GM Jason Arnold did indeed love Mixon, but was very content with OT Garrett Bolles and had him ranked as one of the best 4-5 players in the draft.
1.06 – DE Garrett Bolles, Utah
2.04 – CB Teez Tabor, Florida
2.23 – DT/De Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA
3.2 – OLB Tyus Bowser, Houston
3.6 – DE DeMarcus Walker, Florida State
4.6 – FS Terrance Jackson, Boston College
5.6 – FB Hector Castelo, Kansas
6.6 – OT Owen Klein, Air Force
6.28 – TE Jackson Buchanan, Texas A&M

Conclusion: GM Jason Arnold is incredibly pleased and excited with this draft as a whole. The Colts view Garrett Bolles as a sure fire, immediate starter and big time contributor at the Right Tackle position. He has everything you look for, toughness, athleticism, technique. The Colts, having a pretty strong secondary then nabbed CB Teez Tabor. The Colts understand that Tabor has all the talent in the world, but is raw in technique. They’ll be able to play Tabor at either the nickel or dime position and because of their depth in the secondary will be able to bring him along slowly. Make no mistake, they view Tabor as a long-term, big time cornerback. Tyus Bower has been the pleasant surprise of the Colts. He has the athleticism and I.Q. to play immediately and came out of the draft with a 83 overall ranking. He’ll be used primarily in the base 4-3, but has a chance to be something special, early in his career. Eddie Vanderdoes is another player the Colts view as a day one starter. With a hole at RE he has been moved to that position and will compete with second year DE Mark Cook for the nod. He’ll be the favorite and Cook will have some catching up to do. The rest of the picks were thought of as more of depth players. DeMarcus Walker has a chance to be a good player for this team, but they will also be bringing him along very slowly and he provides depth.


Training Camp

Offense

The offense has been working with the group of wide receivers and tight ends. That has been their primary focus, to get them in sync with the tenured, franchise Quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater. Hours and Hours have been spent in film study and practicing together to get this right. The Colts are trying to find unique and creative ways to exploit the speed that this WR corps has. The biggest issue the Colts had on offense last season was their inability to exploit their speed at wide receiver and convert big plays. On top of that, they struggled mightily in the red zone. There are many, many new faces at the Wide Receiver and Tight End position so, getting these players to connect with Teddy Bridgewater has taken many hours of reps and reps.

On the offensive line, the main focus has been in pass protection and keeping Bridgewater up-right. The Indianapolis Colts feel they have a strong overall corps of offensive linemen, but many are adjusting to new positions and some are starting for the first time. Left Tackle Thomas Donahue, after a solid season is being moved to the starting RG position. Eaton Petrovic whom was a second round pick and starting LG last season, is moving to the Left Tackle position and will start there. Second year Offensive Guard Dan Feeney was essentially given a redshirt year last year and is now taking over that starting position. And, obviously, rookie Garret Bolles is taking over the Right Tackle position. The talent is obvious, the athleticism is there, now it’s about cohesion and getting that continuity going.

Defense

The Colts defense is primarily in tact and has traditionally been the strongest part of the Colts teams in recent memory. The biggest focus right now for the defense seems to be getting acclimated to the few new faces. Star SS Bernie Freeman joined in the off-season and will be making the “calls” for the secondary. So, getting that trust and learning the playbook has been a focus for him especially. Working in one on one drills for Junior Malloy has been a big focus as he’s moving from the nickel to his more natural outside position, given his 6’2 frame. New faces in Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Coty Sensabaugh are veteran stalwarts with many starters under their belt. They will just need to learn the playbook.

The 11 on 11 drills have been fantastic to see what they do on defense. The team is blitzing less and less this season with their numerous additions to the pass rush so, communicating and making sure the right people are in the right spot, at the right time. With the secondary being as deep as it is, there have been quite a lot of battles going on in training camp. The focus is going to be technique and having that intelligence to know how to play your opponent. Learning where to be on zone coverage, trusting your safety help, playing inside for the slants or outside for the comebacks/vertical routes. Situational awareness has been such a big focus that more and more time is being spent in the film room and with coaches. There has been a bit more creativity when the Colts do blitz, they’re sending more guys from different locations and it’s been confusing the offense.

Forcing and creating turnovers has been a big focus. The entire defense, including the defensive line has worked with the jugs machine on catching the ball. The defense is going to be the focus if this Colts team will have a successful season. Any successful defense in the GZL needs to accomplish three things – all of which the Colts think they can achieve. Create turnovers, lessen the amount of points teams score(obviously), and have a consistent pass rush. With the success of the pass rush, the aforementioned creating turnovers becomes increasingly easier. So, with that said, the defensive line has been working one on one in overdrive on techniques to get to the Quarterback. The defensive line is going to focus more on hitting the gaps and attacking the Quarterback as opposed to holding the line of scrimmage against the run.
All in all, the defense has won the majority of the snaps versus the offense in 11 on 11. No one expected anything different as the Colts have four new starters on the offensive line, two new starting WRs, a new starting Tight End, and a new starting Halfback. You would expect the defense to be two steps ahead and they’re right there, which is promising. The biggest standout so far has been Fernando George. He’s taking over the nickel linebacker duties and they’ll be using his speed and instincts to stop the pass and so far, the product has been incredible. Look for him to have a huge season in his new role.


Season Predictions

This is tough to gauge, always. The Colts are coming off a season in which they improved. However, they were only able to improve by one win and that number was a measly five wins. The talent level has been increased significantly from the big time acquisitions in the off-season. The draft was a success as the Colts had a plethora of draft picks and they were successfully able to acquire starting caliber, big time contributors as well as solid depth acquisitions. With the way injuries accumulate in the GZL, having those low cost, solid contributing players is a luxury not many teams can possess.
GM Jason Arnold was asked directly what his aspirations and expectations for this years’ Indianapolis Colts was. His response was, “The playoffs. I’m tired of moral victories, I’m tired of top 10 draft choices, I’m tired of answering the same damn question every off-season. We have the talent. A top defense almost routinely every season. A talented offensive line. Teddy has come a long way. We’ve acquired one of the best Halfbacks in the GZL and two new solid wide receivers. There’s absolutely no excuse to not make the playoffs. My job as a GM is to acquire talent that fits our scheme and the coaches want. I did that – It’s on the players and coaches to complete the process.”

That response doesn't entirely answer the question at hand. The general consensus amongst Colts fans is that if Teddy takes another small step and the team stays relatively healthy overall, that the playoffs are not that farfetched. Unlike in years past, this is not a far-fetched fairy tale or something that shouldn’t be expected. This is definitely not only the thought, but also the expectation for the Colts this season.

It all comes down to Quarterback play and health of the Quarterback. The rest of the AFC South has consistent and stable play and development at the Quarterback position. The offense has the talent, the defense is elite, and the Colts were finally able to land Teddy Bridgewater a tandem of Wide Receivers that should help him take this offense to a new level.

Now, to stop beating around the bush and talking about the improvement, it’s time to put a number on the season expectations. While they may seem high, a 10-6 sort of record is probably the standard for the playoffs in the AFC. So, I would say somewhere around there because this should be a playoff caliber team.
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Lions Preseason Depth Chart 2023





Lions head coach Mike Martz Released his Preseason Depth Chart for 2023
Below is copy of that chart



^=3rd down Back
TE=Tight End
S=Slot WR
@=New Player
KO= Kickoff specialist.
!= Nick Corner
R =Rookie Player
$ New Starter


Detroit Lions Depth Chart - 2023
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRCourtland SuttonAmiri Snow $ S @P.J. Mitchell
TEMaximo JonesJojo Tatum Darnell Boudreaux
LTBurl Ragsdale $Alvin Marshall @
LGMarvin Zohar $ @Marty Wrynn @
CJax Kelley $ R @Mike Golic Jr. @
RGAlvin BaileyMoses Blanff
RTBrandon ScherffRandy Schmitt @
WRZay Jones $ R @Alton SteeleMaximo Jones (TE)
QBSam Bradford Brad Kaaya (R) @Chris Archer
FBZach Line Jojo Tatum (TE)
HBDeShawn James $CJ Prosise Michael Ortiz @ ^
Base 3-4 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDETrent MurphyGrayson Schwartz
NTHarry Sampson @ $ Trip GarretNewman Jones R
RDENick Fairley Logan HavelockNathan Cartwright
LOLBPerry Stone $Darnell Clowney R @
LILBDont'a HightowerFareed Abdullah
RILBCooper Boone R $ @
ROLBAndrew CalenderWilliam Pihos R @Muhammad PaceFontaine Jackson
CBRay TurnerJacob Reed @ !
SSJosh WareJamal Jordan
FSGeorge Iloka Lincoln Gaspar
CBStephon Gilmore @ $Floyd Allen Brian Hardison
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KDaniel Alvarz Austin Rehkow
PAustin Rehkow KODaniel Alvarz
HBrad Kaaya @R
PRMichael OrtizFontaine JacksonDeShawn James
KRMichael OrtizFontaine JacksonDeShawn James
LSAlvin MarshallRandy Schmitt
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Lions sigh Stephon Gilmore




Allan Park MI,
The Lions Sign FA CB Stephon Gilmore to a 2 year deal




The 32 Year CB spent his entire career with the Rams
He'll be the #2 CB in Detroit and Mentor to Their young Group of Cornerbacks
It was time for change of scenery Said The CB to NFL Today
Looking forward to Passing on what I've Learned over the past 10 Seasons

The Deal is said to be worth 12.04M Over 2 Seasons with 3.22 in Signing Bonus
Below are Gilmore stats as a Ram

http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=3992&skin=lp
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Lions sign 2 in FA Release 2 Players to FA




Allan Park MI,
The Lions Sign FA DT Harry Sampson and LT Burl Ragsdale to 5 Year Deals



Ragsdale with coach Nick Saban during his time at Bama


The Lions need to add DT after Losing Longtime Lion DT T.J. Barnes
He Refused to Resign a new Contact
He's still an FA as of time of this article
Sampson has similar Skills set and is 5 years younger


The Lions Traded OT Jake Matthews to Washington
as he told Management He not re-sign with Team
He Demanded a Trade and Got it

LT Burl Ragsdale is Much More Athletic Tackles Replaces him
The Lions also Released LT Ed Carter & QB Cecil Silva
Sliva Lost his Job To Rookie Brad Kayaa & Carter to aforementioned Ragsdale


http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=9749&skin=lp
DT Harry Sampson

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LT Burl Ragsdale
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Lions draft 2023 Recap








Pick #2.03 WR Zay Jones 6'1 215 E. Carolina

79 Over #11



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After Trading away our 1st Round to Seattle
for 2nd and 3rd Routers we still wanted to add another WR to Pair with Sutton

Zay a little shorter than we like I like WR 6'2 and Taller
He still has a very Good Skillset that Compares well to Sutton



He'll Take some time to develop into a very good receiver
He'll line up in 2 or 3rd Same way I brought Sutton on .


Pick #2.16 MLB Cooper Boone 6'2 254 College: Alabama

74 Over #58


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We wanted to add Young MLB who we could groom as starter
Boone has great size and skills but his AWR needs work

That way we'll Switch to 34 this year
so he learns with his mentor Dont'a Hightower for a year


Pick #3.13 C Jax Kelleye 6'5 310 College :Arizona St.

Over 80 #66


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Kelly was our steal of the Draft
The Best Center in the draft Class
He had 4 Pancakes in College all-star Classic
Him sliding to round 3 IMO was unthinkable but Happy he Did.
we use Skue protection on him as he'll start from day 1

He a very quick Center 60 Speed 77 ACC 65 AGI
Jax is a more Polished pass blocker 85 to 80 Run Block
Next year will work on his Injury Rating of 77



Pick #4.26 LOLB Darnell Clowney 6'3 245 College: Florida

Over 74 Over #51



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Again we wanted to add More Linebacker Depth
Darnell Biggest drawback his is 50 AWR But that can get better
Threw Playing time and Progressions

All his other skills are off the charts for a rookie
Yes we may have some minor changes via skew
But I think a good pickup for round 4

so far we got 4 Starters out of this draft.
The next 3 are depth Players but could develop later with a good skue


Pick #5.19 QB Brad Kaaya 6'4 224 College: Miami

Over 73 Over #8


http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=11431&skin=lp

With all Our QB In Last year of Contacts, I decided to take a QB
I looked at Quarterback Class Early but DeShaun Watson going to Chargers
We Decided to wait to later to Get one later

when Kaaya Fell We decided Pounce He'll 3rd QB here
We feel with a Good Skew He could at least back in in a year.




Pick #6.07 DT Newman Jones 6'7 300 College:West Virginia

Over 70 Over #99


http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=11576&skin=lp

Newman will be our 3rd DT This year as playing a 34 Front
With Good Skue he could move up the depth chart


Pick #6.11 LOLB William Pihos 6'1 248 College:Virginia

Over 69 Over #74


http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=11589&skin=lp

Piho was our last pick and Move to ROLB
He'll be strickly a Backup unless heget a huge skew
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Lions Finish 2023 Draft Strong




Allan Park MI,
The 2023 Draft Finish with Lions adding 3 More players


The Lions draft DT Newman Jones with pick 6:07
The 6.5 300 Pounder give lions depth on the D-line

The Lions drafted OLB William Pihos with there Final pick at 6:11
The 6'1 248 Pounder will be depth at OLB This season

The lions then did minor Trade with Seattle
Sending backup Center Dirk Walker to The Seahawks
In Return for LG Randy Schmitt
The Lions plan to move Schmitt to LT
allowing LT Alvin Marshall To slide to RT

He a Full look at Lions 2023 draft class Pre-skue

Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 09/28/2017) Replies - 0 :: Views - 14
Lions added two more 2nd and 3rd round of Draft




Allan Park MI,
The Lions
added Bama MLB Cooper Boone & Center Jax Kelley
From AZ State in Round 2 and 3 of 2023 Draft



Boon will learn from Fellow Bama Dont'a Hightower
In Order to get both Linebackers on the field Lions will use the 3-4 Front

With 3rd Round pick Center, Jax Kelley will learn newly Added centre Mike Golic Jr. Lions use GZQ on Kelly to Keep the Skew devaluing him
The Lions continue to work Board letting players Fall to them

Next round 4.
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Lion Draft WR Zay Jones at Pick 2.03




Allan Park MI,
Lions GM Tom Riddell Has compleated The Lions WR Core Draft Zay Jones
with pick 2.03





Jones a WR from East Carolina is 6'1 215 Can Jump out of The Gym
He'll Need to work on his Takeoffs in Training Camp
Lions had Hoped one of The 6 Targeted WR would drop to them at 2.03

Jones has the ability to be a great receiver, and his film tells you everything he can do on the field.
Since ECU put him in multiple positions offensively,
Zay showcased his talent as an outside receiver as well as in the slot.
He surprised many with his 40 yard dash time,
so his speed could be improving threw Camp.
Jones can catch anything thrown his way, and teams will love how reliable he is as a receiver

"We are Thrilled to add another Young WR after Drafting Sutton last year said the GM Next is our Pick 2.16 Where we hope to add another good player
Welcome to Detroit"


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Lions Sign two Former Falcons to Long Term Deals




Allan Park MI,
Lions GM Tom Riddell has Signed Two Free Agents Before the Draft.


The Lions WR Amiri Snow From The Falcons to a 5 Year Deal
Said to Be worth 14M with 2.20M Bonus
Snow Was drafted By Atlanta 2.6 '19
Snow has Size GM Riddell Loves



Snow in College
http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=9641&skin=lp

The Lions Also Signed Speed Back HB/KR Michael Ortiz to a 3 year Deal
Also a Falcons Cast Off His Deal is worth 3.32 with 690K Bonus
Drafted 3.6 '20 by ATL

We Want to get Faster and Younger over next 3 Seasons
These Signings are just one step in our Master Plan Said the GM
Below his Ortiz Info


http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=10264&skin=lp

Lions have 11+ Million For Rookies and Fill Draft Holes
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Lions Wheel and Deal near the Draft.




Allan Park MI,
Lions GM Tom Riddell has Traded disgruntled offensive tackle Jake Matthews to Washington.
The Lions Tried to resign him but he wanted out of Detroit
The Lions GM obliged him Picking up a 2nd round Pick

The Lions GM Then Made an Offer on FA LG Marvin Zohar
The Team is Planning to Move him LT If They Acquired him
Updated Phins Decline to match He's the Lions new LT.

The Lions also Traded 6.32 to Rams for OT Alvin Marshall
Who the Lions Drafted in 5th Round pick 20 of 2015 Draft
He got Trade to Giants the next Season
The Giants Released him and Then Signed with The Rams.

It TIme Bring Him Home
He'll Add Depth to O-line with his speed
With Marshall Being Acquired Lions have Released Rudy Hoy
He was a Lions 7th Round Pick Last year
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Lions trade with Chargers




Allan Park MI,
Lions GM Tom Riddell has made Trade with Charger GM Gary Hickman

The Lions send The Lions 4th Round pick to Chargers for C Mike Golic Jr.
The Lions had Huge hole at Center with the Retirement of Nick Mangold



This move allows the Lions to draft an OC later in the draft 5 or 6 Round
to Groom as Replacement plus it's Golic contract is cheep
Allowing the lions to Ride a tight cap this year

The Lions are Still looking for low cost Depth at WR & DT and RG
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Lions make Roster Moves to get under Cap .





Allan Park MI,
GM Tom Riddell has made Moves to get lions under the GZL Cap
It was busy week for The GM With the Following moves done


Released: WR Leonard Hankerson Marcus Lattimore & RG Shannon Crockett via the amnesty tag

Trades: Lions send CB Dre Kirkpatrick to The Giants for a 5th Round
They also make Deal that breaks down the following:
Seahawks trade:
CB Jacob Reed
49ers 2nd (2.3)
Patriots 3rd (3.13)
Future Seahawks 7th round pick

Lions trade:
Lions 1st (1.11)
Future Lions 3rd round pick

Reed was Key to trade He'll Replace Kirkpatrick but be lions #2 CB this year.
Tall young CB on cheap contract is hard to find
It also allows us some Draft pick at Cheep Prices

This give lions around 17 to 19 in Cap Room for the off-season
Biggest Need are DT OC WR and HB .
This will 2nd year of 4 year Rebuild for the Lions .
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Sutton Record Breaker






Allan Park MI
3rd Over All Pick has done it
He Smashed the Rookie TD and Yardage marks for Rookie Wideouts




It's been great Year for me Personally
I only wish the Team had played better down the Stretch
Sutton Broke Rookie Record for Yards in 1 game and TD
Now he Owns 4 GZL Records and could add a 5th with a big Game Vs The chargers

Now I'll I want is offense of Rookie of the Year now
Since we can't make the playoffs
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Lions Sign WR Ricardo Lockette





Allan Park MI
The Lions signed WR Ricardo Lockette to Veteran Exception Contract
The Lions where running with 4 WR all season
Starting Wide outLeonard Hankerson Has Had Trouble staying on field
Signing of Lockett Gives them much needed Depth




Locked was Drafted by Redskins where he played 2 years
He then moved to Ravens and Dolphins
The Lions are his 4th Team
He'll moved in Slot and also Play some #2 WR depending on the opponent
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Lions Release QB Howard Christensen Sign Bradford





Allan Park MI

In a shocking Move Lions Cut Starting QB Howard Christensen
Ater the Lost to GB where Howard Christensen was knock out by Injury
The Lions GM Question His Starting QB Durability





http://gzl-football.com/scout_h2h.php?skin=lp&year=2022&left_id=+2519&right_id=1259
They Spoke to Bradford Agent and Deal was signed
The Lions take huge 7 million Cap hit next year
But Bradford's Deal Saves them 2 million this year

Bradford has better Inj Rating 75 to 90
They also get Strong arm and better accuracy

The Lions will do Roster manoeuvres in the off-season
As they have very large cap #
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Lions Courtland Sutton Has big debut






Ford Field Detroit MI
3rd Over All Pick in 2022 Draft Cortland Sutton had a big debut


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Sutton Went off on Greenbay for 244 Yards on 7 Catches 2 TD
It could be Rookie Record Said Coach Mike Martz
The Lions have contacted the League office
They want to find out If it'a a Rookie record for 1 game Receiving yardage

Detroit got off Huge Start Going into half ahead 28-13
only to see The packers chip away at their early lead
They lost in OT 38 44





I was please with Cortlands 1st Game Said GM Riddell
The kid has been playing with Huge weight on his shoulders
He went out and Showed what weapon he can be .
Only time will let know how good he can be
But this was a very good Start .

In Other News The Lions have Signed TE Darnell Boudreaux to 3 year Deal
worth 1.98M with 240K Signing Bonus

The Lions are always looking into Quarterback Market
They are rumours worried about QB Howard Christensen Ability to say Healthy a Full Season
He may be cut Lose and another QB Signed
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Lions Cut 4 Sign Nick Fairley






Allan Park MI
Lions GM Tom Riddell announced
The Team has a Pending Signing of DT Nick Fairley


We Felt our DT spot was very Weak Said the GM
Facing Greenbay out of gate we had to get better quickly
It a 3 year Deal 20.32M 8.91 SB




The Signing comes at High Cost 4 Players also Released .
Gone are they Following
RT Desmond McDaniels Who lions hope to move to RG next Year
WR Daniel Means Who was on the Trade bock
DT Dudley Bryant Fairly Takes his Job
K Dan Bailey The Lions all time Scoring Leader also got walking Papers




The Lions have Daniel Alvarz Who They Draft to Do Field Goals
Kickoffs will be Handle By rookie Punter Austin Rehkow
The lions Signed LT Austin Wang to 1 year Deal to back up .
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Lions Rookies Preseason Stats Recap





Here a Look how Lions Rookie did in the Pre-Season
The Order of Games is Follows :
OAK
GB
SEA
CLE

1.03 WR Courtland Sutton

The most conversational pick of the draft Only play two games in Preseason
Sitting out Games vs GB and Oakland

6 Catches for 126 Yards Avg 21 1 TD 1 Drop 54 Yac


:
RECEIVING                      REC  YDS   AVG LONG   TD DROP  YAC
Courtland Sutton                 4   52  13.0   18    1    1    8
Courtland Sutton                 2   74  37.0   64    0    0   46


2.29 P Austin Rehkow #1

Taken with 29th Pick of the 2nd Round Lions
Where happy to get Big Leg Punter From Idaho

28 Punts for 1,192 Avg 43 Yards Long 60 Yards



:
  PUNTING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG BLOCKS IN20 TOUCHBACKS
Austin Rehkow                    9  397  44.1   60      0    3          3
Austin Rehkow                    6  275  45.8   53      0    1          1
Austin Rehkow                    8  327  40.8   58      0    1          1
Austin Rehkow                    5  193  38.5   49      0    0          1


As you can see he go better the Last Two Games Avg around 45 a Kick With Progression I feel he'll get around 48 to 50 a Punt


5.16 CB Fontaine Jackson #34
Jackson is Depth Player for now But we see big things for him He will be Teams KR/PR This season
He played vs Oakland and GB CB


:
DEFENSE                        TOT LOSS SACK   FF FREC  YDS   TD  INT  RET   AVG DEFLECTIONS SAFETIES CTH ALLOW BIG HITS
Fontaine Jackson                 4    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Fontaine Jackson                 3    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0   0.0           2        0         2        0


Here are his Special Team Stats
:
PUNT RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD
Fontaine Jackson                 2    7   3.5    4    0
Fontaine Jackson                 1    2   2.0    2    0
Fontaine Jackson                 1    0   0.0    0    0
Fontaine Jackson                 2   12   6.0   10    0


:
KICK RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG   TD LONG
Fontaine Jackson                 1   32  32.0    0   32
Fontaine Jackson                 1   24  24.0    0   24
Fontaine Jackson                 2   67  33.5    0   43
Fontaine Jackson                 1   19  19.0    0   19



6.28 DT Trip Garrett#66
Was surprised to see him there so late
He is soild Depth for us
Play Games vs Oakland and GB


:
DEFENSE                        TOT LOSS SACK   FF FREC  YDS   TD  INT  RET   AVG DEFLECTIONS SAFETIES CTH ALLOW BIG HITS
rip Garrett                     2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
rip Garrett                     2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0


6.29 LE Grayson Schwartz #79
I think Grayson has shot to be starter with time
He had a great Preseason


:
DEFENSE                        TOT LOSS SACK   FF FREC  YDS   TD  INT  RET   AVG DEFLECTIONS SAFETIES CTH ALLOW BIG HITS
Grayson Schwartz                 2    1    1    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Grayson Schwartz                 2    1    0    1    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Grayson Schwartz                 2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Grayson Schwartz                 2    0    2    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0


7.15 LG Rudy Hoy #67
He's just a Depth guy don't expect much
In Fact he did not see the field in the Preseason
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Lions Offseason Change Recap Part 2 Defence & Special Te





GM Tom Riddell Has Made Major Changes to Roster this season in Motown

20 Players have Been Released This off-season only 4 have found new homes
Will Team Signed 10 FA to take there place and Drafted 6 More

We go over the major Changes starting on Defence and Special Teams .




LOLB Out Khaseem Green in Chyrone Mills


This was all about adding Cap Room Green is by far the better LB
But we had to Make changes and Green wanted to much to resign
Mill is also a bigger Linebacker has one more year on his contract


MLB Out Jack Pounds in Dont'a Hightower


I wanted to make change last year Pounds is so undersized I hated him
Yes he great tackler But We've upgrade almost every area with Hightower
He's faster Bigger has a better tackle Better awareness
He was one player I wanted On Deference this season



Nickle CB Out Prince Amukamara in Floyd Allen


Allen Takes over for Prince This all about Skills going down
And cap room Allen still has upsize and signed long Term
He has 3 more years on cheep contract and Should Progress well

Prince was slowing down and we need someone who keep with Fast slot WR in the GZL


Free Saftey Out Bud Cochran in George Iloka


This off-Season we wanted to Strengthen our Defense up the Middle
That MLB FS We have outstanding SS By Adding Iloka we done that
He's a Ball Hawk and we want Cause Turn overs


Punter Out Ryan Allen in Austin Rehkow


We wanted a Punter with Bigger Leg
We like Austin so much He was 2nd Round pick this year
He's raw and will make some errors
but When You have a Chance to get a 65 yards on a punt and avg 50
You'r a happy coach and well take that
Yes they'll be short Punts and Mistakes
It all about growing with a young Player.
Allan is good punter but We feel with Time Rehkow will be better
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Lions to 80% Of it Starters 3rd Preseason game





this Lions will sit 75% of starters in the 3rd Preseason Game vs the Packers


Preseason game vs Seattle

The Lions will also go vanilla with the playbook
"It very Very unusual. to play a Division Rival in the Preseason
We just don't want give a way anything

The Starting O-line and D-lines Punter kicker will play
They will be backup at every other spot on the field
Plus we don't want risk Injury said head coach Mike Martz"

The NFC North is one of Strongest Division in GZL
we just want make sure going in the season with all Guns Blazing .
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Indianapolis Colts TC 2022
Season Recap

Another season in the books for the Colts – another losing season. “More of the same” is an expression you could definitely use to reference the Colts the last few seasons and pretty much Arnold’s tenure with the franchise. The Colts were finally able to have a Wide Receiver separate himself in Bruce Nakamura and Teddy Bridgewater progressed but, it wasn’t enough. The Colts got a bit warm in the middle of the season only to fizzle down the stretch.

Much like seasons past, the Colts held onto their coach Sutton citing slow, but consistent improvement. An anemic offense was once again the recipe for disaster for the Colts. Bridgewater seemed to finally turn the corner, but the offensive line didn’t really come together like expected.

Defensively, the Colts have been incredibly strong given their lack of offensive assistance. The defense returns all of their starters save for OLB Eli Harold. However, they added to a strong veteran core with draft picks and free agent acquisitions. The Colts continued in their 4-3 defense with good results. The feeling with this franchise if Teddy Bridgewater continues his improved play, with this defense, they will hopefully be able to finally win some games.

The real conundrum is how many games do the Colts need to win to save the jobs of not only coach Sutton, but GM Jason Arnold. This tradition of losing has to be a big problem and worrisome for the fans of this franchise.

We will answer that question at the end of the article. The franchise has to quite frankly, win games and get to the playoffs soon. They went into last season on a positive note and wanted to see that continued success and progression. Unfortunately, last season they regressed by a win and that has to be frightening to everyone involved in Indianapolis.


Off-Season Recap

The Indianapolis Colts, again, came into the off-season with a ton of salary cap space available. Much like in years past, they didn’t target multiple free agents, but on signing one stud free agent to fill a big need. They did just that and also was able to add some veteran depth to their roster, as well. The moves were seemingly fantastic and highly praised by the national and local media.

In years past, the Colts were known to be very aggressive in Free Agency and made some high profile offers. Offers that brought them incumbent starters like Zach Ertz and like Luke Joeckel, but didn’t necessarily translate into wins like the team had hoped. While some would say they were aggressive in Free Agency because of the massive contracts they extended to two free agents, they also lost two of their own starters in CB Harrison and OLB Eli Harold, so the team felt that they needed to ensure the services of their primary targets. The defensive and offensive lines were the biggest priority for the Colts. The offensive line couldn’t block last season and the Colts haven’t had a consistent pass rush in .. seemingly forever.

The first priority in Free Agency was to bring in some immediate starting caliber players on the offensive line and the defensive line. The primary, big name target was defensive tackle Ron Green. Green is a former top 10 pick and one of the best all-around defensive tackles in the entire GZL. They made him a gigantic offer that made it virtually impossible for the Carolina Panthers to match the offer. Adding him should make it easier for the Colts defensive ends to get to the quarterback by collapsing the pocket. This will pay dividends for the entire defensive line and most importantly, their pass rush.

Outside of the big time need on the defensive line was obviously their even bigger need on the offensive line. Their biggest target was offensive tackle Thomas Donahue. They missed out on acquiring Donahue during the pre-draft free agency period so, they made up for this mistake by making another large offer in the post-draft free agency period. Ultimately, the Colts were able to secure the services of this highly touted offensive tackle. He will come into the season as the immediate starter at left tackle and will hopefully provide some much needed protection for Teddy Bridgewater and hopefully help to create some running room for Carlos Hyde.

Those were the two big names this off-season that garnered a lot of attention amongst local media and national media, but those were not the only two players the Colts brought in that excite the coaching staff and front office personnel. The Colts also added the services of Cornerback Craig Thomas in free agency. The Colts are intrigued by his physical attributes and size and he’ll immediately create competition and depth. The Colts also traded a second round pick for Cornerback Junior Malloy from the New Orleans Saints. Malloy is 6’2 with excellent speed, another corner with size and speed that intrigues the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts also brought back cornerback Sanders Commings to play another year with the organization.

The Colts signed a veteran linebacker for depth in Bryan Keith. Bryan Keith is a successful veteran. He’s 6’4, 250+ lbs and still has enough speed left to contribute to a winning team. He should, quite frankly, be on par with production wise and athletically with the linebacker he’s replacing, Eli Harold. The final addition worth mentioning is the addition of Strong Safety Jon Walter. Walter is 6’1 with good speed and has five years of experience under his belt so he knows the ins and outs of the GZL.

GZL Draft

This draft was an easier one then in years past. The draft board pretty much indicated where they were going to go. Rumors heading into the draft had the Colts infatuated with Offensive Tackle Cam Robinson. The reality of the situation is the front office personnel, mainly GM Jason Arnold were smitten with both of the defensive ends in the draft, Ja’Bar Powers and defensive end Myles Garrett. Both were on the board at their selection, making the decision quite easy for the organization.
1.04 – DE Ja’Bar Powers, Florida State
2.04 – LT Eaton Petrovic, Arizona
3.04 – OG Dan Feeney, Indiana
5.04 – LB Mark McWorter
6.04 – QB Peter Barker, Ohio State

Conclusion: GM Jason Arnold is incredibly pleased and excited with this draft as a whole. The Colts view the drafting of Ja’Bar Powers as a slam dunk, no-doubt about it, stud player and perennial Pro Bowler. The Indianapolis Colts view Eaton Petrovic as a long term starting offensive line, immediately at that. Petrovic is going to be a plug and play starter at Left Guard and the long term plan is to move Petrovic to Left Tackle and when they decide to move on from the aging, veteran RT Luke Joeckel he’ll move to the more important RT position. Dan Feeney is viewed as a long term, starting caliber left guard. He has the athleticism to kick out to tackle, but they love him at offensive guard. He could be an immediate starter, but because of an embarrassment of riches along the offensive line, he’ll be able to sit and be groomed. The rest of their draft class isn’t much outside of a long list of unproven’s, project and developmental players, and depth. The only issue with the Colts’ draft class is the simple fact that the Indianapolis Colts didn’t have a lot of draft picks overall, to use. The class was a much smaller one then normal and they feel the top of their draft class is as deep, loaded, and stockpiled with starters as the Indianapolis Colts have ever had, at least in GM Jason Arnold’s tenure. The excitement around Indianapolis is quite high right now and there’s a lot of reason for optimism.


Training Camp

Offense


The offense has been working with the group of wide receivers and tight ends. That has been their primary focus, to get them in sync with the tenured, franchise Quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater. Hours and Hours have been spent in film study and practicing together to get this right. The Colts are trying to find unique and creative ways to exploit the speed that this WR corps has. The biggest issue the Colts had on offense last season was their inability to exploit their speed at wide receiver and convert big plays. On top of that, they struggled mightily in the red zone. Zach Ertz is no longer on the team as a cap casualty, so the necessity to be creative is going to be even more important this year than in years past.

On the offensive line, the main focus has been in pass protection and keeping Bridgewater up-right. The Indianapolis Colts feel they are in a very strong position with the talent on their roster to keep the Quarterback healthy and creating running room. The focus is clean up a few technique issues in pass blocking. A strong focus we’ve seen from practice has been on blitz recognition and picking up the interior blitzers. The Indianapolis Colts will be replacing their Center with a young guy they drafted highly last season in Percival Akens. They are going to be leaning on him heavily to point out blitzers which is incredibly valuable on a team and very tough on a young Center.

Defense

The Colts defense is primarily in tact and has traditionally been the strongest part of the Colts teams in recent memory. It quite frankly has been quite productive given the ample amount of trouble they have on offense. Given the open, air raid type of offenses that seem to be en vogue and the ample amount of new faces in the secondary(4 to be exact). Communication and technique is going to be of the ever most importance for this team.

The 11 on 11 drills have been fantastic to see what they do on defense. The team is blitzing less and less this season with their numerous additions to the pass rush so, communicating and making sure the right people are in the right spot, at the right time. With the secondary being as deep as it is, there has been a big emphasis on improving the linebackers in coverage and sealing the edge to contain the run. The Colts have worked with their Safeties and Linebackers on jumping the snap count and staying disciplined on blitzing the right gap and filling the right gap on running plays.

Forcing and creating turnovers has been a big focus. The entire defense, including the defensive line has worked with the jugs machine on catching the ball. The defense will need to create some opportunities for a very young and raw offense. They have spent extra time focusing on stripping the ball, holding the ball carrier up and the defense swarming to the ball. Charles Woodson, their defensive coordinator, is one of the best of all time in creating turnovers and the defense is really trying to put that into action this season.

The Colts feel the defense overall should be very strong, but another big area of focus was the Linebackers in coverage drills. We are speaking primarily in zone coverage. The Colts are going to be blitzing significantly less this season because of the improved pass rush so, there is going to be a great importance on improving zone coverage and having players in the right spot, at the right time. Also, keeping the safeties disciplined and not biting on double moves lessening the amount of big plays they are allowing. If this team is going to win, the defense is going to have create turnovers, eliminate big plays, and give the ball back to their offenses.


Season Predictions

This is tough to gauge, always. The Colts are coming off of four straight disappointing seasons and really having no tradition of winning and there hasn’t been much room for optimism lately, but this year feels differently.
The Indianapolis Colts are coming off of another losing season. In fact, the best record on the Colts’ resume is a sub .500 season way back in 2016 with a lousy 7-9 record. That mediocre season was followed up three consecutive 3-13 seasons. Losing and losing quite often is the forte of the Colts. Finally, the team has an established defense, a phenomenal offensive line, and a Quarterback that is finally starting to come into his own. That alone gives the local fans and fans everywhere a tremendous sigh of relief, having a Quarterback isn’t something people are used to in Indianapolis.

Long time General Manager Jason Arnold was asked what to expect for the upcoming GZL season.”I always hate to give out expectations because there are so many incredible variables to consider when the season plays out. Obviously, the most important and traumatic variable to consider is injuries. One serious injury, especially at the Quarterback position can derail not just an entire season, but momentum for an entire franchise – especially if the injury carries over to future seasons. I love the talent in our franchise, the raw talent of Teddy Bridgewater, and the continued emergence and upgrading of our defense. With all of this said, we like how we stack up with most teams and our division specifically. It’s the most important thing in this business to take care of the AFC South and your division first. I expect our team to continue to improve and I want us in the playoffs, but nothing is ever guaranteed in this business.”

That response doesn't entirely answer the question at hand. The general consensus amongst Colts fans is that if Teddy takes another small step and the team stays relatively healthy overall, that the playoffs are not that farfetched. Seems quite wishful thinking to some, considering the long, long track record of losing and how poorly they played last season, but – that’s the feeling from talking to those around the franchise and the city itself.

It all comes down to Quarterback play and health of the Quarterback. The rest of the AFC South has consistent and stable play and development at the Quarterback position. The Colts have a third year Quarterback whom still doesn’t have game changing, game breaking wide receiver. But, the biggest difference in Bridgewater will be in the vast improvement and depth along the offensive line an offensive line that’s amazingly athletic and should be amongst the best in the AFC. Despite having a healthy Teddy Bridgewater last season, the Colts had a disappointing season, but the team as a whole feels significantly more athletic and the team has a different vibe to it.

To put a more frank number on this question. I sincerely hope, expect, and strive for nothing less than a 9-7 season. Obviously, everything changes if there’s a serious injury to the Quarterback or at other major, contributing positions.
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Lions Offseason Change Recap Part 1 Offence .





GM Tom Riddell Has Made Major Changes to Roster this season in Motown

20 Players have Been Released This off-season only 4 have found new homes
Will Team Signed 10 FA to take there place and Drafted 6 More

We go over the major Changes starting on Offence .







OC Out Braxton Cave in Nick Mangold
Cave Got Franny tag but when money got right
He got Released in Comes The Vet Center Mangold to take his place.




Both are good Centers
With Mangold Lions get a better blocker But lose some youth
Mangold is not long term answer at Center but should fill the gap


FB in FB Zach Line out FB Daryl Harvey

Again this all about cap and what player can do
Zach is much more polished blocker
He is not as big Threat to play H-Back as Harvey was
He dose not speed that Harvey has or the hands

But THe Lions want more From the FB for Blocking
That Line Has Over Harvey in Spades .


WR Core Many out many in

Steele in Robinson Out .


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With Steel the lions get a better Slot WR
Who has strength to play inside and hands like steel Trap
They lose some vertical speed but in Long run have better WR


Hankerson in Marshall Out

Again The lions lose some Vertical Speed but gain Much more Polish WR
Hankerson has some Of the best hands in league
Even if he's lost some of his top end Speed
He's still a threat to take the top off .


Sutton in Baker Out


This was all about adding some Youth
Longer Term Gain Sutton is Taller Stronger and With time as Fast
The Lions use to have The League Most Feared Passing Game
It time to get back there.

These player Changes where all about improving our passing Game
We got Better Pass Protectors in Gold and Line

Better Pass Catchers to Grab that Rock and get us 6
I wanted to get back to days where our Passing game was respected.
This is very good 1st Step but Next year we'll take another

Next Defense changes in part two
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Lions Restructure RT Brandon Scherff





The Lions have Restructure The Contract RT Brandon Scherff



The Deal is for 6 years Meaning He'll be lions till he He's 32 years old
The deal is worth 39.98/15.90 in Signing Bonus
Brandon Scherff drafted 10th over all in 2018 Draft
Starting out at LT Spot his rookie year
Year 2 He was moved over to RT Spot
Where he been ever since .

In 4 years in Detroit he has 290 Pancakes Blocks and gas Given up 32 Sacks
Giving him a PC/SCK RATIO 9.06

The Lions now 80K in Cap room as of now
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Lions Announce Pre-Season Depth Chart .





Lions head coach Mike Martz Released his Preseason Depth Chart
Below is copy of that chart



^=3rd down Back
TE=Tight End
FB=Full Back
S=Slot WR
%=Safety backing up at CB
KO= Kickoff specialist.
FG = Field Goal Kicker
!= Nick Corner
R =Rookie Player
$ New Starter


Detroit Lions Preseason Depth Chart - 2023
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRLeonard Hankerson #11 $P.J. Mitchell #19 (S)Daniel Means #86HB CJ Prosise #44
TEMaximo Jones #88Zach Line #31(FB)Jojo Tatum #89
LTJake Matthews #72Ed Carter #69
LGAlvin Bailey #73Rudy Hoy #67(R)
CNick Mangold #74 $Dirk Walker #65
RGShannon Crockett #78Moses Blanff #64
RTBrandon Scherff #71Desmond McDaniels #66
WRCourtland Sutton #85 (R)$WR Alton Steele #84 Maximo Jones #88 (TE)
QBHoward Christensen #18 Chris Archer #16Cecil Silva #7
FBZach Line #31Jojo Tatum #89(TE)
HBMarcus Lattimore #33DeShawn James #28 HB CJ Prosise #44^
Base 4-3 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDETrent Murphy #95Grayson Schwartz #79(R)
LDTT.J. Barnes #99Trip Garrett #66(R)
RDTDudley Bryant #91 $Grayson Schwartz #79(R)
RDELogan Havelock #94Nathan Cartwright #75
WLBAndrew Calender #54 Perry Stone #98
MLBDont'a Hightower #55 $ Fareed Abdullah #90
SLBShyrone Mills #50 $Casper Thompson #93
CBRay Turner #30Floyd Allen #41 ! (TRD) Fontaine Jackson #34
SSJosh Ware #29Jamal Jordan #35
FSGeorge Iloka #38 $Lincoln Gaspar #42
CBDre Kirkpatrick #27 Brian Hardison #47Lincoln Gaspar #42%
Base 4-2-5 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
RDT
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KDaniel Alvarz #10(FG)Dan Bailey #2(KO)
PAustin Rehkow #1 (R)$Dan Bailey #2
HChris Archer#16Cecil Silva #7
PRFontaine Jackson #34(R)$DeShawn James #28CJ ProsiseRay Turner #30
KRDeShawn James #28Fontaine Jackson #34CJ ProsiseRay Turner #30
LSRudy Hoy #67(R) $Dirk Walker #65



TRD Update :Lions have Acquired Floyd Allen for a 5th Rounder
The Team has Released CB Cliff Abercrombie
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Lions add some Steel





Allan Park Mi
The Lions Have Agreed to Terms with Free Agent WR Alton Steele


Steel was signed as bench Depth and Future Proofing the Roster
The Appalachian. St. Sign a 4 year deal

The Lions will now get ready for Preseason
This was last FA move for now.
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Lions Agree to Terms with FB Zach Line





Allan Park Mi
The Lions Have Agreed to Terms with Free Agent FB Zach Line




The move was made to Improve The Team Pass blocking
Zack is much Better All around Blocker
With this move the Lions Release FB Daryl Harvey
The Team saves 1.34M With the cut Harvey and The signing of Line.

The Lions do lose a little Speed out of back field on passing downs
Line is much better all around Player
See The Comparison below.

http://gzl-football.com/scout_h2h.php?skin=lp&year=2022&left_id=4567&right_id=8932

Lions will make one more move latter today
as they work out Paper forwork for the next player.
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Lions Sign Leonard Hankerson





Allan Park Mi
The Lions Have Agreed to Terms with Free Agent WR Leonard Hankerson



The 2 year Deal Said to be worth 10.22M with 4.08 in Bonus al
Hankerson will now Mentor Lions 1st Round Pick Courtland Sutton
With his 2nd Deal of the day GM Riddell Has change The make up of his Receiving Core

Hankerson was Traded for By GM Riddell back with Jets in a Deal With STL
Back then He was Young player who just wanted a chance
GM Riddell That same year was Sent to Detroit
Where The GM has been ever Since .



Hankerson a Season Later was sent to The eagles
where He blossomed into Star.
so Mr Riddell Instincts were correct.
8 Season later They Two are reunited in Motown
Now The Wise Vet Ready pass on his Wisdom to Courtland
This make the Make the circle complete.

To make cap room They Team Released WR Donte Robinson
The Lions will make few more moves Monday
Before Completing their roster for preseason

The Lions Have announced Two Preseason Games
One vs Oakland
One vs Seattle

The other two Preseason games Two Be announced later this week
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Lions Sign Mangold Release Cave





Allan Park Mi
The Lions Have Agreed to Terms with Free Agent OC Nick Mangold




The 38 year Sign a 3 year deal with Detroit
He was Drafted by Jets and GM Tom Riddell Cross Path Briefly
GM Riddell was in 1st year in GZL Before The GM Move on Long Career with Detroit

ManGold also movde on Anchoring Lines in Oakland & KC
With Signing of Mangold The Lions Released Braxton Cave
Saving over 3 Million in Cap space and Still Getting a Solid Center
Mangold will have his #74 as Normal

"we need the cap space said the GM Would love have kept Cave
But Nick is great replacement and some would say a upgrade."


The Lions are expected to make other moves today
as Cruch to sign FA end the preseason is in Sight
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Lions Agree to Terms with FS George Iloka





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The Lions Have Agreed to Terms with Free Agent FS George Iloka



The deal is for 3 Years 11M with 3M Signing Bonus
Drafted: 2.3 '13 by Falcons
he spent his entire playing career with the Falcons
He was Released From Falcons This off-season
He became Target for Lions early this off-season
By Talks Stalled and Lions Decided to Sign MLB Hightower

They Got 2nd chance to sign Iloka and The Lions
Made sure he be in Honolulu blue & Silver This season.
By Adding Iloka and Paring him SS Josh Ware
Give Lions Nice Protection in Back end
The Team is Very Young at CB Behind Starters Dre Kirkpatrick & Ray Turner
With no player past 5th Seasoan in GZL.

With Signing of Iloka Lincoln Gaspar will now backup at FS and CB
The Lions have Released FS Duke Williams
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Lions 2022 Draft Recap





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With The Draft in the books here the Draft Recap


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We wanted to get 2 to 3 Starters this draft and Add some depth on Defense.
Now lets Break down Each Pick





WR 6'3 205 79 Over
When we started this We wanted to return Lions to Feared Passing game
We had with Johnson and Gettis so we trade a QB we had no plans to keep to AZ For 3 Pick overall


Our Thought We'd End up with Mix Falling us there
But Seattle Got him at 1.1 so Took the athletic receiver from Southern Methodist

Sutton is raw but speed Jump and catch that we love
Some people have Question his STR to beat bump and run
But if they can't Catch him they can't bump him
For more on Pick you see our draft announcement
He'll be #2 WR going into the season.





6'3 215 86 over
With 2.29 With Picks coming off board
We deiced to best Punter in the draft
Austin has best kicking power and accuracy By Punter in the draft class
We want to Improve our Punting Avg
Allan was Avg Punter for us
He lack a big leg to Boom Punts
Allan Avg 43 yards per Punt
We like Avg 45 to 50 per punt now
Starting Punter




5'10 185 71 Over
Fontaine Has Draft Skue Protection this year
He add's Raw depth to a Young Secondary
with a good Skue He could battle for Nickle spot
But He will be our Punter Returner this year
Backup CB Starting Punt Returner



6'4 300 73 Over

Trip Has 90 STR and Good Tackle
But the skew also plays a part of how player Ends up this late
With a good skue he could challenge for Starting spot
with bad one he's Injury Depth

This late where hoping He just good depth for us

Depth DT



6'3 264 78 Over
This was late round Steel
was shocked to see Him so late
He has Good Tackle 74 and 80 speed
With a skue He could become a Threat to play DT position

Back up DE Could play DT if Needed



6'5 304 67 Over

Rudy was just Cheep Depth for us
we'll keep him as a cheap Depth
May Replace vet in Week 8 if needed.
Depth till Week 8 then may hin Cut lose


Finally We wanted Speak of one Trade
we made during the draft
We need a Starting Free Saftey
We sent Pick 4.02 to Settle for FS Lincoln Gaspar Age 29 82 over
He'll step end as new starter at Free Saftey

enclosing We Feel we got 3 starters out of this and nice depth
We Feel it take 2 to 3 season to turn us around as we rebuild
But It should be fun
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Colts Wrap Up First 3 Rounds
The Colts finished the main part of their GZL draft today. They feel ecstatic about the players they were able to obtain.

1.04 - Ja'Bar Powers, DE ... 6'5, 277lbs ... 86 SPD, 79 STR, 80 AGI, 87 ACC ...

Summary: Nothing needs to be said. He should be a stud from day one.

2.04 - Eaton Petrovich, OT ... 6'5, 333 lbs ... 65 SPD, 90 STR, 65 AGI, 80 ACC ...

Summary: The Colts were shocked and thrilled to see Petrovich still there in round two. In their minds, he was a no-brainer round 1 Offensive Tackle. He has the athleticism to overtake Luke Joeckel's job one day at the RT position. His immediate position will be at LG because the Colt's signed OT Thomas Donahue to man the LT position this season.

3.04 - Dan Feeney, OG ... 6'4, 310 lbs ... 62 SPD, 88 STR, 64 AGI, 77 ACC ...

Summary: Another guy there shocked and stoked to see available at this point in the draft. Barring a very poor skew, he should be a long, long time starter in the GZL. Barring a bad skew, he'll compete with Mason Wiessman to be the starting RG. Wiessman, whom had a very good year last year, doesn't possess the raw athleticism Feeney does, if Feeney's skews well, he should definitely get the starting gig.



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Lions Select Sutton with 1.3





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with The 3rd pick of 1st round the Lions our Proud to Select wide receiver Courtland Sutton From SMU


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The Lions wanted Nix at 1.3
But when Seahawks Said They where taking Nix at 1
They Lions Set Sights on Sutton Who's 6'3 205 Pounds Running a 4.4 4.
He had 10 TD add in Final year at SMU






Sutton has a great Vertical Jump for those 50/50 Balls
They Lions Have missed that since parting way with Megatron a few years back
GN Riddell was Thrilled with Pick
We had scouts At his pro Day He was here for 3 Visits
We worked him out hard and interviewed him at Scouting Combine
He'll be our #2 WR this season

We had two players in Mind for this Pick one at CB
One at WR The WR was bigger need now .
As going to take 2 to 3 season Drafting Threw Draft to build a winner
Sutton is just one many step onm long road
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Lions Dangle 1.3 For Trade





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Lions GM Tom Riddell has Dangled The 3rd Pick overall on his trade block till 7 PM Thursday Feb 2nd



If no trade down happens in the next 11 hours
Then the lions will use the pick
The Lions did have trade talks offering 1.3 and Next 1st to move to 1.1
But Hawks will Take Oregon's freak WR, Ja'Vonte Nix. as they Reported earlyer this Off-season
Miami is locked a with HB Leonard Fournette the 2nd pick overall


The cost to trade up to 1.3 won't be cheep
It Will require a lot of Capital.
"I have Price in Mind said the GM Only Few Teams could cover it ."

The Lions will be at Collage All Star Game tonight
They are down Picking Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey or SMU Wideout Courtland Sutton

Each player could come in and help Detroit Right away
But the GM wants to see who has better game tonight
as they where neck and neck in Interviews and workouts with Detroit

The Lions did Trade 3.3 to The Denver Broncos Today
In Return The Lions Receive 4.2 6.28 6.29 Meaning they have 3 picks in the 6th round of the 2022 draft.

UPDATE : The Lions had two offers but keep the pick

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Lions sign MLB Hightower





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Lions GM Tom Riddell went 1 of 2 Signing MLB Dont'a Hightower




Lions sign Giants MLB to a 2 years Deal
Said to be worth 17 Million in salary with a 6.80M Signing Bonus
The Lions expect the Gaints to Match the offer
That did not happen as they did not Contact league office to
by The 12 Noon the League deadline for matching Offer sheets

This huge Gain for lions it fill a area of need
It Improves there linebacker core 100%
The Hall Fame Bound Linebacker was Drafted by
GZL Hall Fame GM James Paronne
James was amazing Judge of Talent

Below are Hightower stats as Gaint
He'll Where 55 in Detroit
With Signing of Hightower Lions not expect to Target one in 1st round of 2023 Draft



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1.3 Who can it be now ?





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The Lions have narrow down the choices to five players

the original list had 15

After a exhausting Scouting Trip that took The Lions From East West Shrine Game
to Sr Bowl to the Scouting Combine in Indy
to Meetings and Workouts at Allan park
They have narrowed his choices down to 5

Lions Staff spoken to agents and Families and Friends in Interviews
They have contracts Ready for 1.3 Once the Pick is Announced



The 5 Players are as Follows :

FS Jabrill Peppers

CB Marlon Humphrey

MLB Zach Cunningham

MLB Raekwon McMillan

WR Courtland Sutton


Lions will not announce who they pick till they are at the podium Feb 3rd 2022
Then will Post an news article on GZL Website. Before the pick.
rumors are the Lions could to trade down
for the right price of Course


Let the speculation begin!!
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Towelie Don't forget Towel when head back to Tampabay





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The Lions have acquired ROLB Shyrone Mills From Miami + 6th round 2023
For thier 2nd round Pick 2.15 and Round in 2023


With the move The Lions then Cut OLB Khaseem Greene
who lions had been talking contract extension
But the cost got too high and Lions decided to Move on


The Lions Traded the Pot smoking LB Jack Pounds
He Heads back to where he was drafted in Tampa + 4-12 this year
Butter Fingers Pounds was always too high to catch a Pick.
He would get Munchies during the game and go into stands for a hot dog

His Nick Name in Lion Dressing room was Towelie




He also hit the Linebacker coach when he was high .
Then at last year super Bowl Caught with 20 pounds of Pot and Hooker Named Luscious Prima Donna
The sex Tape Released on TMZ Sports
Hooker suing Him child suppor and 10 pounds of pot..

The Lions wanted him gone
The Lions get Picks 4.25 and Future 5th
THey say good bye to pot smoking Linebacker.
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Lions get a Archer at QB





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The Lions have acquired 2nd year QB Chris Archer From Buffalo
For thier 3rd round Pick 3.15



The Trade Comes as Lions Wanting Change offensive philosophy They need Young passer to Groom after the Trade of Marcus Mariota
He's your typical drop-back passer
who fit The offence philosophy better then Mobile QB would have..

His Father David Archer Played for Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins
, San Diego Chargers, and Philadelphia Eagles.
He also Played in WLAF and CFL


David Archer Chris Father Playing for Gold Miners of the CFL



Archer is very Raw drop back passer.
Who saw some playing time with Buffalo in his rookie Season.
With the Draft Class being more Balanced Passers or Mobile QB
The Lions Decided to make a trade for a Raw Drop back QB
Who could be molded by Coaches and Staff
Below is his stats and info



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Lions GM Talks off-season.







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GM Tom Riddell Held his 1st Press conference of 2022 Season


(1)He was asked why Trade Marcus Mariota
We had year left on his Rookie deal and Had Plans to resign him
We Felt He Freelanced to Much under Center for The Linking of our coaches

This Trade allowed us Move up to top 3 in 1st round of 2022
Plus get extra 3rd Round

(2) How going to address the back up QB Spot
with 2 picks in the 3rd Round or trade is Possible


(3) About the Cuts Made so Far
We felt we get get faster and better at those spots
So we cut These players lose for them get Jobs Else where.

(4) Plans for draft
Plan to stay at 3rd Pick over all
unless we get a huge offer to move back
We each our draft board for 1st 3 round Completed

so well see where leads us the draft is still weeks away ..

(5) with Limit Cap well Most likely stay out of 1st round of Free Agency
But rounds 2 and 3 We may look for some bargains
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Lions Trade up to 1.3







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Rumor Has It GM Tom Riddell has tentative trade With the Arizona
The Cardinals Trade 1.03 Add 3.30 As well as part of the deal

Lions would Trade 1.15 + Player to be Named later
As Trading dose not start to league year opens


The Deal makes since for Detroit
who don't have trade future picks To move into the top 5
where they Look to Improve overall

Since This is a Rumor It may or may not happen
When Trading opens.








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Lions beat Rams on Last Second Field Goal



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Ford Field Detroit MI,
The New look Detroit Lions hit the Field with St Louis Rams
The Lions where Underdogs in this The Rams Offence
Has been outstanding This seasons


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This Game was the debut New Lions QB Howard Christensen
Signed after Injury of Marcus Mariota Last Weekend
Christensen was not great but did enough to give the lions
balance they been missing all season Long

He threw two picks to the Rams in 48 Throws
The 298 yards threw the air help to balance 128 on the ground.
Marcus Lattimore had his best game of the Season so far

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The Lions game Plan was to slow down Rams running game
Force them to pass with CB Ray Turner Playing Nickle
With Starters Prince Amukamara & Dre Kirkpatrick on the Corners.
It was turners 1st Game Back after being hurt all season

It work as Rams Leading Running back Royce Felton Had 68 yards.
The Lions Defense Held Bradford to 146 threw the air .
The Game was dead lock in 4 Qrt .

Both Teams had chance for the win Late
Lions Drive Down with 1 second left in 4th Call a Time out
Dan Bailey Trots out the Field RAMS CALL TIME OUT
To Try and Freeze the Him But it don't work
Lions kick the winner and win a Squeeker by 3 13-16
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Lions lose Marcus Mariota Signed Howard Christensen



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Ambulance at University of Miami Hospital carrying QB Marcus Mariota

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The Detroit Lions
After Losing Starting QB Marcus Mariota for 4 to 7 Weeks with a Sprained Elbow
The Lions made several moves to the roster
Cutting WR Darvin Adams who was on Franny Tag & DE /DT Courtney Upshaw




The Lions Dipped into FA Pool to Sign veteran quarterback Howard Christensen to 3 Year Deal
also Signed DE Robert Ayers to veteran exception contract
He'll Take over DT/RE Spot

In GM Riddell's Final Move He Signed 6'5 WR Chris Matthews to 2 year deal



We hated cutting Adams & Upshawn But with no Real starter at QB
We Decided the moves had to be done Said GM Riddell
I could move 1st round pick to Get a QB
But I Said our 1st round would not be traded this season
I am keeping my Word.
as for Adams & Upshawn We wish them Well where ever else they Land.

Below are Moves comparisons side by Side.




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Guess who coming Home #9





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The Detroit Lions Face Buffalo this upcoming Weekend
QB Matt Stafford Returns to where Played 10 Seasons





It just another Game Said GM Riddell
We know what Matt can do with Ball in his Hands
But we have good Young QB In Marcus
Yes it will Odd Trying to Stop Matt but Well do our Best


Stafford is GZL all Time Leading passer 49771 & TD with 332
with a Good Season He'll hit 50,000 Yards all time.

But Lions Defense has been one stingiest This year
Ranking 10 in Total Defense 9th in Run Defense
Number 6 in PPG with 18.8


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Lions Hang on to Beat Bears go to 2.0



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Soldier Field Chicago,
The Detroit Lions went to 2.0 as Held off a Late Rally by the bears
with 5 Mins left in the 4th Quarter Winning 23-17


Early in 1st QB Both QB Where knock out of the game
But Andrew luck did Not Return Due Possible Collar Bone Injury
ESPN Reports the It just bone bruise And He'll be fine for WK3

Luck was hit by DE Logan Havelock & DT /DECourtney Upshaw
as Left side of Bear Line cause a Jail Beak to There QB


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Luck goes down from DE Logan Haveluck

With Luck out The Lions Offence Begin Roll
With Long Drives milking the Clock .
Collin Klein Could not keep the bears Drives going as Lions
Front 8 Shut down the Passing game kept Runs Out of ends zone.

The Lions use a Short Passing game and Ran the Ball 40 Times.
To Draine the Clock Down to 5 mins
The Bears did Score 14 Unanswered Points late
But Fumbled a Punt allowing the Lions to Recover and run the clock

Next up for the Lions a 3rd Straight Road Game as the Face the Vikings.
out
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Lions Win Low Scoring Affair in Seattle WK1





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CenturyLink Field Seattle Wa,
The Detroit Lions defeated the seahawks in a low scoring affair
20-15 Both Teams Came in with balanced Game Plan




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Both QB Passed For Around Same Yardage and a TD
Marcus Mariota Threw 1 Pick
Both 0-Line Struggled with Getting Run Blocking
With Lions have Small Advantage Yards wise by 1.4

Both D lines Controlled the LOS Getting 3 Sacks Each.
Lions Controlled Time of POSSESSION by 4 Mins 30 Seconds.
Game Stats Below
http://gzl-football.com/games.php?game_id=5816&skin=lp

Next Up for The Lions a Trip to Chicago
Where They'll Face the Bears Legion of Doom D-line.


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Lions start the Season at CenturyLink Field



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The Lions Kick off the 2021 Season in Seattle
Where they Face The Seahawks
In the History of League the Lions and Hawks have face off 5 Times
with The Boys From Detroit Holding a 1 game lead 3 Games to 2


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Two Friends Face off as the Two Teams Battle on the Field
They been trading partners on a few deals threw the years
Now They will start the season vs each other


The Lions are coming into Game with 1 CB Down
Ray Turnerwill be out for next 9 weeks with a Broken wrist
The Lions will Move Prince Amukamara Into #2 CB
SS Jaxon Bigsby Who Traded from Hawks could start at Nickle


The Hawks are Fully Healthy and Cam Newton
won't want Disappoint to the 12 Men in Seattle's CenturyLink Field
The Hawks Offence Faces Vs a reconfigured Lions defense


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The Lions will Start 3rd Year QB Marcus Mariota
And Counter Will Balanced attack vs a Seahawk's D with a Mean Front Four
Now we wait for Kickoff
Vegas has The Seahawks favored by 12
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Lions Rush for 200 In Preseason Opener.



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Ford Field Detroit ,MI
The Lions went off Rushing the Ball in Preseason opener
The Hoggies where Fine Form Tonight Said GM Riddell
The Line TE and WR had 48 Pancakes and 1 Sack Given up


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The Lions Top Lineman was backup LT Ed Carter
With 8 Pancakes no sacks.
FB Daryl Harvey Also had 8 as well
In GM RIddell Return to preseason Football


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Starting C Braxton Cave leads the Lions 0-line in the 2nd QRT

Starting QB Marcus Mariota was 12 of 16 for 185
He also Rush 3 Times for 32 yards but Fumbles Twice
Both Leading to Jags Scores .

The Defence did give some years threw the air
as Both Jags WR beat the lions Starters deep 3 times.
But the Bend but don't break D Held out as Lions Won 38-26

On Sad Note Former Lions HB Lamar Miller was lost for season
The Jags 2nd String Back Ruptured a Disk in his back
He was lost for the Season

We Wish him a Speedy Recovery. Said GM Riddell


Status Below

Next Up for Lions is Game vs Indy
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Madden NFL 08 PC v0.0 Game Log - Jaguars at Lions
Game Time: Fri Jul 22 20:54:10 2016
Skill Level: All Pro
Quarter Length: 12 minute(s)

Slider                         Human   CPU
QB Accuracy                       57    57
Pass Blocking                     15    15
Receiver Catching                 63    63
Running Ability                   69    69
Offensive line Run Blocking       65    65
Defensive Awareness               59    59
Defensive line Knockdowns         19    19
Interceptions                      1     1
Defensive Break Blocks            19    19
Tackling                          50    50
Fieldgoal Length                  35    35
Fieldgoal Accuracy                59    59
Punt Length                       58    58
Punt Accuracy                     79    79
Kickoff Length                    55    55

Weather
Forecast: Fair
Wind: 0 mph
Temp: 79 degrees

Team               Q1   Q2   Q3   Q4   OT      FINAL
Jaguars             0   13    0   13    0         26
Lions              14    3    7   14    0         38

Game Statistics:                  Jaguars      Lions
First Downs                            15         21
Third Down Conversions                  4          5
Third Downs                            11          9
Third Down Percentage               36.4%      55.6%
Fourth Down Conversions                 0          0
Fourth Downs                            0          0
Fourth Down Percentage               0.0%       0.0%
Two Pt Conversions Made                 0          0
Two Pt Conversions Attempted            1          0
Two Pt Conversion Percentage         0.0%       0.0%
Offense Redzone Num                     4          5
Offense Redzone TDs                     2          4
Offense Redzone FGs                     2          1
Offense Redzone Percentage         100.0%     100.0%
Rushing Attempts                       25         40
Rushing Yards                          78        208
Rushing Average                       3.1        5.2
Rushing TDs                             2          5
Passing Yards                         328        254
Passing Completions                    17         19
Passing Attempts                       29         25
Completion Percentage               58.6%      76.0%
Passing Average                      11.3       10.2
Passing TDs                             1          0
Offensive Pass Interceptions            1          0
TOTAL OFFENSE                         406        462
Defensive Pass Interceptions            0          1
Punt Return Yards                       0          0
Kick Return Yards                     183        142
Punts                                   5          2
Punt Avg                             43.0       48.5
Fumbles                                 0          2
Fumbles Lost                            0          2
Penalties                               2          3
Penalty Yds                            24         25
Turnovers                               1          2
TIME OF POSSESSION                  19:45      28:15

Individual Stats: Lions
PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Marcus Mariota                  12   16  185   75  11.5    1    0    0   40  112.8
Cecil Silva                      7    9   72   77   8.0    0    0    0   14  100.0

RUSHING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD  FUM
DeShawn James                    3   80  26.6   70    1    0
Marcus Lattimore                12   51   4.2   11    2    0
Matt Fulcher                    17   34   2.0   10    2    0
Marcus Mariota                   3   32  10.6   18    0    2
CJ Prosise                       1   11  11.0   11    0    0
Daryl Harvey                     2    2   1.0    2    0    0
Cecil Silva                      2   -2  -1.0    0    0    0

RECEIVING                      REC  YDS   AVG LONG   TD DROP  YAC
Byron Marshall                   5  104  20.7   38    0    0   11
Darvin Adams                     2   46  23.0   40    0    0    1
P.J. Mitchell                    4   39   9.7   11    0    0    2
Dwayne Baker                     4   34   8.5   14    0    0    4
Maximo Jones                     4   34   8.5   13    0    0    3

KICKING                        FGM  FGA  PCT FGSBLOCKED  XPA  XPM  PCT XPSBLOCKED KICKOFFS TOUCHBACKS
Dan Bailey                       1    1  100          0    2    2  100          0        4          0
Daniel Alvarz                    0    0    0          0    3    3  100          0        3          0

PUNTING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG BLOCKS IN20 TOUCHBACKS
Ryan Allen                       2   97  48.5   50      0    1          0

KICK RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG   TD LONG
P.J. Mitchell                    2   49  24.5    0   29
DeShawn James                    4   93  23.2    0   28

PUNT RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD
DeShawn James                    0    0   0.0    0    0
P.J. Mitchell                    0    0   0.0    0    0

DEFENSE                        TOT LOSS SACK   FF FREC  YDS   TD  INT  RET   AVG DEFLECTIONS SAFETIES CTH ALLOW BIG HITS
Jack Pounds                      6    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Prince Amukamara                 5    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         2        0
Khaseem Greene                   5    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         2        0
Courtney Upshaw                  4    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Bud Cochran                      4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         1        0
Lars Stevens                     4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Josh Ware                        3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Brian Hardison                   2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Andrew Calender                  2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Jamal Jordan                     2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Ray Turner                       2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Toby Ferguson                    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    2   2.0           1        0         0        0
Duke Williams                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Darvin Adams                     1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Nathan Cartwright                1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Dudley Bryant                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Marcus Lattimore                 1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Byron Marshall                   1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Trent Murphy                     1    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Dre Kirkpatrick                  0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         1        0

BLOCKING                      PANCAKES SACKS ALLOWED
Ed Carter                            8             0
Daryl Harvey                         8             0
Jake Matthews                        7             0
Desmond McDaniels                    5             0
Moses Blanff                         5             0
Braxston Cave                        3             0
Dirk Walker                          3             0
Alvin Bailey                         2             0
Brandon Scherff                      2             0
Shannon Crockett                     2             0
Chance Warmack                       2             0
Maximo Jones                         2             0
P.J. Mitchell                        2             0
Marcus Lattimore                     0             1


Individual Stats: Jaguars
PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Tyler Bray                       9   14  152   64  10.8    0    1    0   52  124.7
Mike Person                      8   15  176   53  11.7    0    0    1   66   67.6

RUSHING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD  FUM
Connor Snell                    17   53   3.1   11    0    0
Chad Gilbert                     6   17   2.8    7    2    0
Lamar Miller                     2    8   4.0    8    0    0

RECEIVING                      REC  YDS   AVG LONG   TD DROP  YAC
J.D. Eastwood                    4  121  30.2   66    0    0   16
Devin Funchess                   6  112  18.6   52    1    0    0
Dion Sims                        2   39  19.5   39    0    0    2
Joseph Fauria                    2   28  14.0   16    0    1    2
Moses Pearson                    2   22  11.0   12    0    0    0
Mike Marshall                    1    6   6.0    6    0    0    0
Shawn Allen                      0    0   0.0    0    0    1    0

KICKING                        FGM  FGA  PCT FGSBLOCKED  XPA  XPM  PCT XPSBLOCKED KICKOFFS TOUCHBACKS
Guadalupe Todd                   2    2  100          0    2    2  100          0        4          0
Zoltan Mesko                     0    0    0          0    0    0    0          0        2          0

PUNTING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG BLOCKS IN20 TOUCHBACKS
Zoltan Mesko                     5  215  43.0   53      0    1          2

KICK RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG   TD LONG
Chad Gilbert                     4  105  26.2    0   35
Connor Snell                     3   78  26.0    0   29

PUNT RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD
Connor Snell                     0    0   0.0    0    0
Chad Gilbert                     0    0   0.0    0    0

DEFENSE                        TOT LOSS SACK   FF FREC  YDS   TD  INT  RET   AVG DEFLECTIONS SAFETIES CTH ALLOW BIG HITS
Doug Wilkerson                   7    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Leopold Young                    6    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Martez Wilson                    6    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Thurman Blount                   5    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Amos Houston                     4    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Barkevious Mingo                 3    0    1    1    1    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Cam Johnson                      3    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Matt Kendall                     3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Cortez Allen                     3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         3        0
J.D. Eastwood                    3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Don Slade                        3    0    0    0    1    4    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         3        0
Lucas Bulgari                    2    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Robert Nkemdiche                 2    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Jermaine Newsome                 2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Aaron Williams                   2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           2        0         3        0
Mackenzy Bernadeau               1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Corey Liuget                     1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
J.J. Wilcox                      1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Ndamukong Suh                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Justin Morris                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0

BLOCKING                      PANCAKES SACKS ALLOWED
Eben Britton                         6             0
Dion Sims                            3             0
Joseph Fauria                        3             0
Jesse Black                          2             0
Scott Caudle                         2             0
Devin Funchess                       2             0
John Cabbibo                         1             0
Shawn Allen                          1             0
Mackenzy Bernadeau                   1             0
Sean Allen                           1             0
Ezequiel Truitt                      1             0


Game Log Ends
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Colts 2021 TC
Season Recap

Another season in the books for the Colts – another losing season. “More of the same” is an expression you could definitely use to reference the Colts the last few seasons. The Colts added a stud running back in Carlos Hyde that proved to be a great player, but without consistent Wide Receiver or Quarterback play, it wasn’t enough. This season was a bit in reverse. The Colts started off incredibly slow and finished fairly strong, by their standards going 4-4 in their last eight games.

Much like seasons past, the Colts held onto their coach Sutton citing slow, but consistent improvement . An anemic offense lacking playmakers and an inability to score made the job almost impossible on the defense to win them games. Luckily enough, the offense did improve as the season went on with noticeable improvement from the offensive line and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Defensively, the Colts have been incredibly strong given their lack of offensive assistance. The defense returns most of it's starters except for long term star Cornerback in Travis Murphy. However, they added a strong veteran and drafted one. The Colts continued their transition into a 4-3 defense and saw the dramatic effects in the play of Baylor and outside backer George. The feeling inside the clubhouse of the Indianapolis Colts is with continued improvement from their stud linebacking corps as well as a solid core in the secondary and defensive line, the defense will keep them in games.

The ultimate question is the same question we’ve asked several years in a row, how many games do the Colts need to win to save Sutton’s job? Is it even possible, at this point, to save his job?

We will answer that question at the end of the article. However, the Colts' showed that while improvement has been made and the team is very young, there’s still a lot to be done. There’s growing confidence that the speedy wide receivers, ever improving offensive line, and development of Teddy Bridgewater will win them more games and in the future, possible playoff aspirations. Will it come to fruition? Time will tell, but the confidence is there and that’s a start.



Off-Season Recap

Many pundits and media personalities were sure with an excess of $40M in cap space that the Colts would go for a spending spree in the free agent market, given their numerous holes to fill. Well, that was a far cry from reality, this off-season. The Colts filled holes on their team with solid, veteran free agents and let guys like Travis Murphy walk, who was vastly overpaid.

In years past, the Colts were known to be very aggressive in Free Agency and made some high profile offers. Offers that brought them incumbent starters like Zach Ertz and like Luke Joeckel, but didn’t necessarily translate into wins like the team had hoped. They took a vastly different and more strategic approach this off-season. They signed veteran Left Tackle Branden Albert, whom has only allowed five sacks in the last two seasons combined. As well, they brought in effective veteran cornerback Sanders Commings. At 6’2, with decent speed, they expect him to start the season and slow the transition of William Jackson into a starter next season. The last two signings could pay the biggest dividends in Center Fusco and Wide Receiver Leonard Hankerson. Both are high contributing veteran players that expect to play big roles and start for this team. They came at a good bargain on one-year deals, as well.

The first priority in Free Agency was to bring in some play makers, period. The Colts feel strongly that Leonard Hankerson has another strong season in him. He’s been around the league for many years, but he does have four one thousand yard seasons under his belt as well as 1,100 receiving yards and eight touchdowns last season. He has shown time and time again to doubters that he still has some tread on his tires. He’ll get a chance to showcase that in Indy this season.

Outside of the big time need at Wide Receiver, or playmaker, the biggest needs were holes on the offensive line. The Colts drafted some players along the line, but needed immediate, big time contributors. Well, they added Branden Albert whom has quietly been amongst the best tackles in the league. He’s in his twilight years and may have lost some of his mobility, but he’s still highly regarded around the GZL. Last season was a strong season, in fact, he’s coming off of three straight very strong seasons. He has allowed a lousy seven sacks in three seasons combined, which is very good, if we’re not being clear. The other noticeable addition was Center Brandon Fusco. Fusco is an elite level Center who still has plenty of years left on his tires. He has allowed an amazing fourteen sacks in nine seasons in the GZL. Some doubters out there point to the stacked teams in Tampa he has played on, but the Colts feel he’s a top tier Center. He will be pushed by a rookie Center for the starting position, we will talk about that later.

Those were the two big names this off-season that garnered a lot of attention amongst local media and along the offensive line. There were more additions that didn’t get quite the noise, but could have a dramatic effect on the season. I’m speaking specifically about the addition of Cornerback Sanders Commings. People will point to the fact that the Colts lost all-world Cornerback Travis Murphy and replaced him with an aging Commings. Well, it goes well beyond that. The Indianapolis Colts and GM Jason Arnold feel they replaced Murphy with an aging, yet effective Cornerback that not only is half the price(actually even less than that), but allowed them the flexibility and ability to draft and sign William Jackson as well as other contributors like the aforementioned Fusco and Albert.
Sanders Commings was previously a starter at corner back for the Baltimore Ravens and will play the number two Cornerback position here with the Colts. He's a veteran with a lot of experience and still enough speed to keep up with most wide receivers he’ll face and at 6’2 with amazing ball skills and awareness, should be a contributor immediately. He is expected to only be on a one year lease for the team, but that’s all they need him for while they groom William Jackson to be the third Corner back in a young trio of Corners the Colts love(Jackson, Waynes, and Harrison). The Colts are more than happy to fly under the radar in this Free Agency period. It’s easy to look at your cap space and fling around money, but it’s more important to stick to your strategy in the long haul, which is to rely on rookies developing and signing stop-gaps for depth.

GZL Draft

This was a hard draft for GM Jason Arnold as he had many holes and many players he liked. He dropped from 1.03 down to 1.07 and still found many players he liked on the board at his pick. He tried and tried to trade back again, but with nothing trade-wise that made sense for the team, stayed at 1.07 and made his selection.

Round 1 – CB William Jackson
Round 2 – FS Keanu Neal
Round 2 – C Percival Akens
Round 2 – DE Mark Cook
Round 3 – WR Davian Manus
Round 4 – SS Malcolm Richards
Round 7 – LB Gabe Nguyen

Conclusion: GM Jason Arnold is incredibly pleased and excited with this draft as a whole. He feels he came out of the draft with five projected starters or big time contributors in the immediate and the future, that’s saying a lot. William Jackson was a controversial selection because the fact they let Travis Murphy go, whom was in the prime of his career. When you factor in the financials, it’s not a half bad pick. The other fact some believe is that the Colts project to be in contention for the Super Bowl, at least in their minds, in the next two or three seasons and at that point, Murphy will begin to regress and his cap cost will hamper the team big time. The Colts want to set themselves up for a run of seasons, not a one time push and collapse. Free Safety Keanu Neal projects as the immediate starter and one can understand why. The kids has everything you want from a safety. He can tackle, he has speed, he can cover, he has great ball skills, and he can catch it. If he’s not a big time contributor and Pro Bowl Safety, many around the Colts would be absolutely shocked.
Center Percival Akens is a guy the Colts are shocked was still around, quite frankly. With the athleticism to play anywhere on the offensive line and big enough frame(300lbs), they plan to keep him at Center but, have not ruled out a potential move to Offensive Tackle if the need becomes glaring. He’s that good all-around and while he may wait a season because of Fusco, he’ll eventually be starting somewhere. Defensive End Mark Cook is built in the same mold of Defensive End Dominique Easley, big, athletic, and mean. The type of Defensive End GM Jason Arnold loves. He can play either Right End of Left End. While he may not have the speed and athleticism to be a 10+ sack a year guy, he has enough athleticism, size, and strength, to push the pocket and force errant throws. Easley was very effective at doing that last season. Davian Manus was a third round pick that came out to be a 81 overall rating. He’s small, 5-10, and not particularly strong. But, what he does bring to the table is explosiveness. He’s very fast and has shown exceptional hands at the combine. He’ll play a role in the slot.


Training Camp

Offense


The offense has been working with the group of wide receivers and tight ends. That has been their primary focus, to get them in sync with the new Quarterback. Hours and Hours have been spent in film study and practicing together to get this right. The Colts are trying to find unique and creative ways to get this group of Wide Receivers using their top notch speed for positive impact. It’s one thing to have speed, but it’s another to be able to use it.

On the offensive line, the main focus has been in pass protection and keeping Bridgewater up-right. They feel they’re at a good place with run blocking and it showed last season. This year, they’re working strongly on keeping leverage low, and not getting beat on the edges. A strong focus we’ve seen from practice has been on blitz recognition and picking up the interior blitzers. The addition of Fusco will be felt by the entire line because of his experience and intelligence. It also helps to have a 240 lb running back out there knocking blitzing Line Backers and Safeties on their butts.


Defense

The Colts defense has always been very good. With three new faces in the secondary, the Colts have worked extensively on pre-snap communication. The team is making a priority for the newcomers to know when to audible out of a zone/into a zone and who they are supposed to be covering. Safety Josh Evans has went above and beyond by taking no offense to Neal taking his job and has helped him adapt to the speed on the GZL. Another strong focal point is this defensive line getting low, staying low, and using their superior size and strength to collapse the pocket and get their hands up for tips. They are not the fastest Defensive Line in the GZL, but they’re definitely one of the largest and if they can collapse thepocket, that will help mend the wound of having no elite edge rusher.
The 11 on 11 drills have been fantastic to see what they do on defense. Zone blitzing and interior gap blitzing have been a big adjustment for this team. With the secondary being as deep as it is, they feel they can blitz more consistently than in years past. The biggest thing is knowing when to blitz and blitzing effectively. So, the Colts have worked with their Safeties and Linebackers on jumping the snap count and staying disciplined on blitzing the right gap and filling the right gap on running plays. Off-setting the lack of elite pass rusher is a big time priority, it’s pretty evident.

While the defense has been good over the past few years, despite any sort of offensive help, forcing and creating turnovers has been a big focus. The entire defense, including the defensive line has worked with the jugs machine on catching the ball. The defense will need to create some opportunities for a very young and raw offense. They have spent extra time focusing on stripping the ball, holding the ball carrier up and the defense swarming to the ball. There’s a technique to it and they are fortunate enough to get to learn from one of the best ever at forcing turnovers, Charles Woodson.

The Colts feel the defense overall should be very strong, but they’re never ones to settle, that is for sure. Another big area of focus was the Linebackers in coverage drills. We’re speaking primarily in zone coverage. The Indianapolis Colts feel they were beaten too frequently on the dink and dunk passes underneath to tight ends and slot wide receivers. It’s not an athleticism problem as the Colts have some of the biggest, most athletic linebackers there are. It was a discipline problem and not knowing their roles. Too many times they wanted to make the big play, instead of the right play. An excess amount of time has been spent in film study and going over the playbook so they know their roles. If they can clamp down on that, it’ll force teams to have to throw against one of the deepest secondaries in the GZL.


Season Predictions


This is tough to gauge. The Colts are coming off of three straight porous seasons and really having no tradition of winning, ever. However, many have mentioned around the league that the talent in Indy is really starting to become evident and the teams’ approach seems more intelligent, with a plan going forward. Not matching Travis Murphy is just one example of that. Another thing that gives fans and analyst’s confidence is the fact the Colts lost a lot of close, close games. They were only truly blown out twice in the regular season and had many, many close calls where that 4 win mark could have easily been 7 or 8. With improved QB play and an overall talent increase, there is some optimism, however misplaced it may be to some.

Long time General Manager Jason Arnold was asked what to expect from this years’ version of the Indianapolis Colts and he said, “I always hate to give out expectations because if we fall short, or someone gets injured and we don’t meet those expectations, I get hung out to dry. We have a set direction every season and off-season and we’re getting there. You can see the talent level increasing yearly and it is showing up on the score sheet, we had a lot of close losses. When I took over this team, we were lousy as could be and didn’t even have a first round draft pick. I’ve had to essentially build this team from scrap and I’m proud to say I like what we have now. Now, for a not-so-political stance on this topic, I still contest with our defense, we should be in contention for the division. We split with the Jags, lost one game to them by two points. Split with the Titans. And split with the Texans. I want to win the division and the rest can take care of itself.”

That response doesn't entirely answer the question at hand. The general consensus amongst Colts fans that I have talked to is they want and expect an improvement over five wins, probably around 7 wins is the most common answer I’ve heard. But, will that satisfy a fan base that has won a total of 11 games in three seasons? I don’t know, but I think it would please many. There is clear evidence, finally, that the Colts are moving strongly in the right direction and that’s all one can really ask for given the scrap pile of a team that was here just five seasons ago.

It all comes down to Quarterback play. The rest of the AFC South has consistent and stable play and development at the Quarterback position. The Colts have a Sophomore QB whom is still going to have to learn on the fly. But, the biggest difference in Bridgewater will be in the vast improvement and depth along the offensive line. Despite having a rookie QB last year, the Colts held their own in the AFC South and with improvements all around, figure to keep that momentum going, or at least that’s the thought and hope. Projections for this team, however unfair it may be, hinge plainly on the shoulders of Teddy Bridgewater and his progression.

To answer the long, drawn out question because I have to, is I expect the Colts to win seven games. The ceiling for me would be nine wins and a playoff birth. Seems overly optimistic perhaps, but there’s definitely talent and speed, it just needs to all come together now.
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Lions start to use Player Numbering system





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Starting this Training Camp & Preseason Games.
The Lions have started using a Special Numbering system
to be able to focus on players on Field work

Starters & Backups have certain sequence of numbers at some Positions
This is because of the large amounts of players in some Positions
It will allows to keep track of players Better


Starters will all wear same combo
Ex 0-lineman Starters are all in 70's now
Backup will wear 60 Numbers

This system Will be in Place with CB WR LB DL LB

Players Not Using Systen numbering
Are The Following QB FB K P SS FS HB TE
this is due to there limited number on the Roster


This will allow us see who playing well and who is not
As we Watch Games in the Preseason

Here the Break down of System Below:



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Lions Depth Chart 2021





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Detroit Lions Depth Chart - 2021
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRDarvin Adams Maximo Jones*(TE) Dwayne Baker Erich Carey
TEMaximo Jones*Daryl Harvey (HBACK)Jojo Tatum (H Back)
LTJake Matthews Ed Carter Brandon Scherff
LGAlvin BaileyChance Warmack Moses Blanff
CBraxston CaveDirk Walker Shannon Crockett
RGShannon Crockett Moses Blanff Alvin Bailey
RTBrandon Scherff Desmond McDanielsEd Carter
WRByron Marshall P.J. Mitchell Daniel Means *CJ Prosise*(HB)
QBMarcus MariotaDeunta BaileyCecil SilvaRyan Allen (P)
FBDaryl Harvey (HBACK)Jojo Tatum (H Back)Maximo Jones*(TE)
HBMarcus Lattimore Matt Fulcher CJ Prosise * (3rd)DeShawn James
Base 4-3 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDETrent Murphy Nathan CartwrightLogan Havelock
LDTT.J. Barnes Dudley Bryant Nathan Cartwright (DE)
RDTCourtney Upshaw (DE)Uriel Arsenault
RDELogan Havelock Courtney Upshaw Trent Murphy
WLBAndrew Calender*Perry StoneToby Ferguson
MLBJack PoundsLars StevensAndrew Calender
SLBKhaseem Greene Toby Ferguson Perry Stone
CBDre Kirkpatrick Prince Amukamara(N)Cliff Abercrombie
SSJosh Ware Jamal Jordan*Duke Williams
FSBud CochranDuke Williams Jamal Jordan(SS)
CBRay Turner Brian Hardison (D)Jamal Jordan*(SS)
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KDan Bailey Dan Bailey*(KS)Ryan Allen
PRyan Allen Dan BaileyDan Bailey
HDeunta BaileyCecil Silva *
PRDeShawn JamesP.J. Mitchell Prince AmukamaraRay Turner
KRDeShawn JamesP.J. Mitchell Prince AmukamaraRay Turner


Legend This can Change at any time

This just not mean PS Depth is shown


*= Rookie
3rd = 3rd down Back Starter .
Hback-TE or FB Line up as TE or FB Depnding on Formation
TE = In Some Formtions Line up a 3rd WR
N Nickle CB
D Dime CB
KS Kickoff Specialist
DE defensive end line up out of position
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Lions Cut LB KJ Wright. Sign 3 Role Players



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The Lions have Cut LB KJ Wright
The Moves Saves them Valuable Cap Space 3.68M
And No Cap case he was a Trade in Final year of his deal



THe Lions Have signed the Following 3 Players:
HB/KR Deshawn James Age 23 5'10 199 79 Over
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James Was a Lion till This past off-season
His paper work got lost in the shuffle
Lions Grady Resign KR
Who Had 6 Kick Return TD's in his 3 seasons.
5 Years 9.52M/1.65 SB

ROLB Perry Stone Age 27 81 ovr 5'11 261
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Drafted by Washington in 4th Round of 2017 Draft.
He was mainly just a back up but Cut Lose this year
He'll back up Lions Drafted LB Andrew Calender
4 Years 8.20M 1.44 SB


CB Prince Amukamara 91 Over Age 30 6 FT 206
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Prince was Drafted 5th Overall in 1st Round in The 2012 Draft
He had Spent his Entire career With the Jets
till being cut this season
Here in Motwown Will be the Nickle CB for next season or 2
As we bring along the Young Kids behind him.
Plus Prince can KR in Pinch if needed .

2 years 13.24M/3.22 SB
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Lions Resign FS Cochran cut Spoto



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The Lions have Resigned FS Bud Cochran


Cochran who was FA was hoping to get 1 last large FA Deal
Was signed as 30M with 12M SB FA Deal in 2017
The Team wanted to Restructure the Deal For cap Relief
His old deal would paid him 8.09M This year.
The Lions wanted pay just under 3 Million per year

Cochran Threw his Agent Colonel Harlan Sanders Said no to the Request
so The Lions Cut him and tried draft a FS with no real luck.
With no takers in Free Agency Sanders Called lions to take the offer.
The lions Resigned there FS to Cap Friendly 2 year deal base deal
Worth 6.2M with 1.43 SB
The 1st year of the Deal is worth 2.78M



FS Bob Spoto was released to make Room for the Signing .
The cut cost the Lions 620,000 But is upgrade for them in the short term.
It was finger licking good Deal for us said GM Riddell
The Lions saved $5.31 Million but letting Cochran Shop his Services

Now that's smart bargain Shopping by the Lions GM.
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Lions Draft Class & Skew a Video Review



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Draft Class Video






Below the Video are Photos of all Drafted players and Skew Info

Left is Drafted info Right is the skew



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Lions Trade Down and Still Get top Target



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The Lions Traded Down and Still got TE Maximo Jones
Who GM Riddell top Target


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The Lions Traded Eric Ebron to G-men and In Trade GM Riddell
Thought was Questionable. He Knew He have Replace his Star TE
When He Returned. as Lions Offence is transition

Enter Jones Who's Not as Fast as Ebron but a better Blocker .

Below is the Tail of the Tape Vs Eric Ebron head to head

The Lions will add 1 Speed and 10 Pounds Via OTC Works outs
1 STR Via 1 ACC TRaining camp .

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"He had Great Rookie Game But We've Been Scouting
Since Draft Class was announced earlyer this year.
We where bitting are Nails off to the Nub wating lol
Where Very Pleased Said GM Riddell

Below are Jones Stats in The GZL Rookie Game:

:
RECEIVING                      REC  YDS   AVG LONG   TD DROP  YAC
Maximo Jones                     7   74  10.5   29    0    0   19

:

BLOCKING                      PANCAKES SACKS ALLOWED
Maximo Jones                         5             0


Next Up is Pick 5th Pick in Round 4
The Lions have 4 picks this round and should get some great Depth .
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Lions sign 2 cut 1



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The Lions cut CB Chase Minnifield today.
In a Youth and Cost Cutting Move


The 31 year Old CB had two years of his Contract
It save Lions Just under 4M in Cap
Minnifield was Drafted by 49ers in 2013
He been with the Lions since 2017 Trade



The Lions then Signed CB Brian Hardison
Who was drafted by Washington in 5th round of 2017 Draft
The 26 year old has lots of Upside and be new Nickle CB

Also Signed was Lions Draft Pick TE Jojo Tatum
He known as a Blocking TE and Special Teams Player
Both Deals are 5 Years.


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Lions Cut FS Bud Cochran



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The Lions cut Free Saftey Bud Cochran today.
In a Youth and Cost Cutting Move


The 31 year Old Saftey was In The last year of his Contract
The Lions are now cutting most players over 30
In a youth Movement It save Lions 8M in Cap
Allows them being some more youth


It will cost just under 3 Million for the cut.
Cochran was with Lions 4 Season
Cochran Was Prize FA Signing From Atlanta
When he signed with Detroit in 2017
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1 out of 3 ain't bad



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The Lions Went Into Free Agency With 1 goal in mind
Improve the O-line with a Proven Starter They Got one
But the Price was very high .


FA OG Shannon Crockett who spent his entire career with Denver
Was Snatched away like a theif in night by the Lions Gm Tom Riddell
The Price a Highly Expensive 70.47M/ 28.15M SB (total 10.31M year 1)

"The Detroit GM wined and dined The 28 year Lineman
Taking him to Capers steakhouse on 14726 Gratiot Ave, Detroit
Then They hit Players Gentlemen's Club on 8 Mile

He had QB Marcus Mariota Take him
Fishing the next Day.

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"Denver was great
I want Think The Broncos for Everything
But Detroit is doing something Special and I want to be Apart of it
He'll now be starting Right Guard in Motown

I am Excited to play next to Brandon Scherff
We should be able to Open some running holes
and Keep our QB Safe.

Can't wait to see what the Lions do next."

The Lions Did Miss on Two other FA
Who Offers where match by there other Teams
so Detroit now put it mine on the draft
Where they have 8 Picks and hope have many as 10
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Lions trade Down again



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GM Tom Riddell has trade with Rival Greenbay swapping picks
The lions now have 8 picks buit would like to be at 10 max




The Color Picks show the picks being Moved.
Lions 'Picks
2.28 NYG
3.28 On it way to GB
4.05 Jets via Greenbay on it way
4.14 Detroit
4.16 Buffalo
4.31 Jets via Greenbay on it way
5.14 Detroit On it way to GB
5.31 Jets via Greenbay on it way
6.14 Detroit
7.14 Detroit
'

"We want Maximize our Chance in The Draft More picks = More players.
This way not be end of me us Trading down
Where still open for business "
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Lions strategy to trade back and trade back often



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GM Tom Riddell Has Traded back Twice so Far in the draft
The it has yet to officially open


He Traded his 2nd Round Pick and Dropped Down adding a WR
Then he swapped 3rds with Buffalo added a extra 4th
Now He's look leave the 3rd Round all together


"We have a lot players with 1 year Deals left We'll need Replacements
Best way to do that is Threw the draft cause less expensive
We Try to make 1 Big Splash Pick a year



GM Riddell in his office at Allan Park.

We made our offers There out there for Public and other GM to Study
But Can't sit on our Hands FA is last resort after this Round.
as we Try Extend our Cap as much as we can .

But we can do Pick swaps and Deal our players in Final year of contracts
But only for more picks and other players.
or both but they have to be cap Friendly deals


This Time we want build as much Team as we can via The Draft."
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Lions Questions and Answers 2021



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As Normal for me I'll be Taking Question from other Coaches in GZL
for next 4 days I'll then write about each Question and respond with my Answers

Questions from Brady Tinnin GM Bengals

B_Tinnin :
(1)Why made you decide to return?
(2)Do you miss Stafford?
(3) Why do you write so many team articles?
(4) Your bid on OG Shannon Crockett. Being in a situation where I overpaid an OG (Ricky Wagner) and regretted it greatly, what decision making was behind offering a 80mil+ offer?



(1) After a year away and Clearing my head I missed it
I nearly came back When lions GM nearly Quit in his 1st season last year
But I was not ready to commit to a few seasons

So I Decide to take full year and Plan a Come back.
Now I am glad I had the year and it give me a fresh perspective
Watching the league as a spectator

(2) Of Course I do
If I had Stayed last Season I would have Kept him.
I would have Franny Tag him to keep him a Lion.
This year would been the year I let him go.
seeing in Buffalo uniform still Stings
Only thing worse would been Seeing Staff in another NFC North Unform .

(3) With my Brain Injury I have keep what I have Still going
you ever heard the expression if you don't use it you'll lose it
Nothing could be More true for me It keep my brain active.
Plus it allows me to Expressive myself and work on myself

(4) We don't have Stafford Megatron Gettis
I Really Relied on The pass far too often with those 3 .
We have to be more balanced now
that means a emphasis on running the ball
More short and Med Range Passing
Hoping for yack Yards.

I have one Of the best Runningbacks in the league
a Good Young Running QB and who needs playing time Mature
When comes to Throwing the Rock . He needs time.
They Both need good o-line in Front of him
If I get him My Intention is move Him beside Brandon Scherff

This I hope allows both Marcus & Marcus Lead our Offence.


Next questions


Questions from Nic St. Marie Seahawks GM
N_StMarie :
(5) You're known as someone you trades top picks for talent that is good today, but may not be the best move for you long term.

How committed are you to changing that tendency? Do you have a plan to keep yourself in check on that?



(5)That a very good Question
For me I've always been kind right now Person
Tomorrow is never promised to us
I know this 1st hand after car Wreck I was in many years ago
But one of Friend payed the biggest Price of all .

I just want Try Things a little Different
I can't say that circumstances won't change
But I been planing this come back for a year
Deciding what was going to do and now my Plan is in place.

Over next 2 to 3 seasons they'll be changes here
the only constant in life and Football is change
all i can tell is gong to try there no guarantee
But there is a Plan

Bryan Mellon Saint GM

B_Mellon :
My question is along that of Brady's: You have 11 team articles in 6 days and I believe 5 or 6 in a 24 hour period. Would it not make more sense and help in organization to do one larger article once a week?


The Reason
I do small Article is Try minimize my Writing and grammar Errors
It not always Possible for me see my mistakes.
But I want to contribute as well
so it a balancing act for me
Some of articles are longer then others

But if I where write a longer one (700 Words +)
Not sure it would be in readable
too many grammar and Spelling error are possible
it hard enough for me Write small ones.
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Mariota Speaks .



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Lions quarterback Marcus Mariota is traveling
around Detroit , recruiting Lions fans.
He talked to WXYZ news
about the Upcoming GZL Draft, Matthew Stafford
and Ducks coach Mark Helfrich.



About the NFL Draft:


"Very excited.
I think we get good players
They should come in and make an impact from Day 1
Praying they can help us move this in the right direction
was not happy being 7 and 9 last year."

On Gm Riddell Return ,On the hype, questions and run-up to the NFL Draft:

"I'm excited that Mr Riddell is back as The Detroit GM.
So much has changed in year he been gone
but know He'll put us back on the right path

as for the Draft.
I think that whole draft and combine process has become such a spectacle.
Now that we're a few week away from it
you kind of don't even hear much about it.
I got to know Carson Wentz a little bit
just because we have the same agent."

On Detroit:

"It's a blast.
I've been very fortunate to land in such good areas.
Euge was a lot of fun. Detroit is just as great.
The people here are great... it's a fun little city.
There's Rock music everywhere.
There's lots of outdoor things you can do.
just outside the city hunt fish hike"

On seeing kids wearing Marcus Mariota jerseys:

"It's still surreal and it's really special...
all I can do is say 'thank you.'"


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On winning over critics:

"I expected it.
I never really cared what other people think.
I expected myself to do well.
I wanted to go out there and try to make an impact.
Unfortunately, we didn't win as many games as I thought."


On Replacing GZL Icon Matthew Stafford :


" they are big Shoes to fill
He's a Icon and Really wish I would had more time with him
the one Season flew by and then bang he was in Buffalo
and I had again very big shoes to fill "

On the Oregon Ducks 9-win season:

"Just with the way they handled the injuries,
couple of games here and there,
you want to be able to finish a little better.
I think what coach (Mark) Helfrich and the rest of the gang with
what they lost from the last season, says a lot about them...
I think coach Helfrich is one of the smartest coaches
I've been around."
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Lions Swap Picks with Buffalo



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GM Riddell has Pulled off a Minor Trade with Buffalo
Not wanting to go over board he basicly Sliding down and adding picks



Here The Deal the Lions send 2.14 To buffalo
For The Gaints Pick at 2:28
They Gain Buffalo's 4th Round Pick 4:16

We love deals like this he said
We gain a pick or a player and just slide back .
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Lions want to build Carefully over the next two seasons.



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Off Season trading in Detroit use to brisk not this year
GM Riddell has been Stingy This year when comes to giving up picks


"We want to build threw the Draft and Via FA not Threw as many Trades
Well make inquires But we have Price in mind and not Budging from it.
We have Idea what Each player We are looking at is worth "




so his cell and Email is not as busy as was with his 1st stint in Detroit

"vaule is in eye of Beholder when comes to Football Players.
What I may think of as good player other may not
I've always gone by own way and that won't change
My Tactics will change a little.

We want build carefully over the next season or two
Then Well See what we have
"
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Lions Acquire WR PJ Mitchell From Rams



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The Lions Have Struck a Deal With Rams GM Tyler Richardson
"It Tooks a Few Tries to get a a Deal done by we got it done.
I want to Thank Tyler for his patience and good will
PJ has Great Size and Will be Groomed over next year"



The Lions Slide Down in the 2nd Round 13 Spots to Gaints Pick at 228
And Pick up a 6'3 WR P.J. Mitchell Who's only 27 Years old
He Signed for next 3 Seasons.


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The Allows The Lions To Not look WR in The Draft.
And Work on Filling Other holes in the Youth Movement in Detroit
Here The Deal Break Down

Lions Send 2.14

Rams Send WR WR P.J. Mitchell 80 Over age 27
Gaints 2nd Round Pick 2.28


The Deal has to be Approved by GZL Before it's Final
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Lions Bring 3 FA in for a Visit



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There is Youth Movement in Motown
GM Tom Riddell Brought in 3 FA for Visits with Him today
In no Secret The Lions took Step back with his absence
With no 1st Round pick this year the Lions Going heavy into Free Agency
.


The Biggest of the 3 Players is Starting LG Shannon Crockett
Crockett who is 6'4 325 Was Alstar at with Denver
Drafted 1.31 '16 by Broncos He's Finally Coming into his own as a blocker
Detroit has Major Need at Guard Spot.




The Lions also Bid on SS Jacquez Stoke
Stokes who is 6'3 was Drafted 1.16 '16 by Buccaneers
He Has been there Starting SS Now He's trying to get Paid in FA.
The Lions Love his Speed and Size and with Bud Cochran in Last year
It Makes Since the Lions try Grab a Younger Saftey

Last But no Least The Lions had in Saints Kicker Zach Hocker
With Dan Bailey in Last year of His Deal and His advanced Aged
The Lions Bring a kicker who is only 26
He could be The Team kicker for next 5 seasons

Updated After being out bid for Hocker
Lions have turn there attention to Pats kicker Derek Hunter
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Lions quietly shopping Dre



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CB Dre Kirkpatrick Agent is not happy
The Return of GM Tom Riddell to the Lions Means his client is being shopped around the league.




I've Been told that Sneaking GM put my Client on block without even a call to me
The Returned Detroit general manager did not deny He was shopping The Talented CB
But He did not Confirm it either


"He's 30 years old with 1 yr left on his deal and we are rebuilding
Anyone on Roster with a year left over 30 is tradeable
It's going to take 2 or 3 seasons to Rebuild
But to a Team Trying to make super bowl
a Player like Him could be a good fit but any Players with similar Talent would be "


Rumor has the lions would like young CB and 1st for him.



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Lions Training camp 2021



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Detroit Lions 2021 Training Camp


Season recap



After a years hiatus for mental burnout
GM Tom Riddell Returns to Detroit and Allan Park MI.
He now must Rebuild a Team that is showing it age
Going from 13 wins to Just 7 Last Season.


He dose have some Building Blocks on both sides of ball
QB Marcus Mariota in his 2nd year as a Starter
He Must fill the Gaint Shoes of GZL Icon Matt Stafford
Who shuffled off to Buffalo Last year.




The lions have one best Runningbacks in the League Marcus Lattimore
This will not be Same old Pass Happy Lions.
As the WR Core that once was there is now taters
no more Eric Ebron no more Megatron. Both out Detroit for years.
Ebron in NYC and Johnson in Free Agency Waiting for a home.

David Gettis also Gone and Depth after him is lacklester at best
The Oline has good Parts but need a Better RG and OC
the Lions have to focus on a balanced offense and Play good D
as Rebuild is underway

Off Season Moves
Resigning SS Josh Ware to New 4 year Deal
Extended DE Trent Murphy 5 year
WR Darvin Adams got the Franny tag 1 year.

Released Or not give new deals :
CB Brandon Boykin Not Resigned Size .
DE Allen Bailey Age Not Resigned
QB Brian Hoyer Age Not Resigned .
WR David Gettis salary cap relief cut
FS Bud Cochran salary cap relief cut
CB Chase Minnifield salary cap relief cut
OLB KJ Wright salary cap relief cut

Free Agent Visits

LG Shannon Crockett Broncos
K Zach Hocker Saints
K Derek Hunter Patriots
SS Jacquez Stokes Buccaneers


Pre Draft FA Signings
G Shannon Crockett Broncos 70.47M/ 28.15M SB (total 10.31M year 1)
Will move to Right Guard

CB Brian Hardison 5 years 11.20M/1.50M
Right now the starting Nickle CB

TE Jojo Tatum 5 Year 7M/1M
After Not agreeing to Resign Earlyer in FA
The Lions 3 Round pick from 2018
Has Resigned to be the Blocking TE in Detroit

Trades



Draft

TE Maximo Jones Michigan Makes a Catch in the GZL Collage Prospect Game

2.28 TE Maximo Jones Michigan 6'5 244

This was The Player We wanted all along
We trade down and still get him

Will not as Fast as Former TE Eric Ebron Jones is better Blocker
With Good Size at 6.5 244 Lions will add 10 Pounds to Him
and 1 Speed in OTC
http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=10855&skin=lp

4.05 SS Jamal Jordan Appalach. St. 5'11 187
With the Lions Cutting Star FS Bud Cochran
The Team Needed a new Saftey

Jordon has great Hands good Jump and good Speed
He will take a bit to groom but He was a Need pick.
http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=11028&skin=lp

4.14 QB Cecil Silva Stanford 6'3 217
With Two picks so Close we Decided to take a QB
Silva is Drop back passer a switch up from Marcus
He'll get Skew Protection and Work on Give him some progression
He may be our #2 QB
http://gzl-football.com/draft.php?section=warroom&sub=card&id=10796&skin=lp

4.16 LOLB Andrew Calender Utah 6'2 244
I hated our LB Depth Too slow and with K.J. Wright in last year of his
Deal we add a building piece for next year He's fast can Tackle
Will be Moved to ROLB He may even Start .
http://gzl-football.com/draft.php?section=warroom&sub=card&id=10954&skin=lp

4.31 K Daniel Alvarz 6'1 225 BYU

He was next best Kicker in the draft Behind Roberto Aguayo
Who was Drafted by the Vikings in the 1st Round

I will never take a kicker that high
But Need a Replacement for Future Hall of Famer Dan Bailey
Who is 32 and Near the end of the Line

Alvarz can do kickoffs this year and next
Will I groom him to take over in 2 seasons for Dan Bailey
Bailey in last year of his deal '
So I'll Franny him next year to give time to Groom his replacement .

6.14 HB CJ Prosise 6'0 220 Notre Dame
Another Depth Guy Late in Draft has great Speed
His hands are suspect according to many in The Scouting community
well see how he dose in Camp.

6.29 WR Daniel Means 5'7 160 Central MI

A 5'7 Waterbug WR who has very good skills Good Depth very late
Very Fast but his Size maybe be a Issue in the GZL
very short WR don't do well here .

The Lions have gone this Route before
They Drafted Ronnie Lewis out of Oregon in 2014 Season
He was a 2nd Round Pick

this Time The pick is a late round Flyer
It not as big as a risk .


7.14 CB Cliff Abercrombie 5'9 175 Uconn
Our Final pick of 2021 Draft Cliff Abercrombie May be small
But he has good Wheels
He'll Need improve on his tackling and catching
But for 7th round Flyer He is worth the Risk.


After Draft FA Signings

Lions Resigning FS Bud Cochran
Also Signed :
CB Prince Amukamara
OLB Perry Stone
KR/RB DeShawn James

Roster Movement

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Training camp

Training Camp for lions will focus on Grooming the Future
Will lions try redefine their offense & Defense
Look for them to work on fundamental
As they Install new playbooks On both Sides of the Team
Points Wise Look for them Groom Two young QB and New Drafted players for Next year



Kicker Daniel Alvarz Will hit weight room over next 3 seasons
as Lions boot His Kicking Power from 89 to 92 and his accuracy into 90's
He be doing Kickoffs for Lions this year and Dan Bailey Handle Field Goals

TE Maximo Jones will work on his Speed Strength his acceleration
He will be the starting TE From day 1.

QB Marcus Mariota Will get his Final THP Boost


2020 outlook

For 2021 Depth Chart See here
http://gzl-football.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=32062

The Lions Will look to get 9 to 10 wins this year
But The Rebuild is expect to take at least 2 season or more.
The Season could be Flop but we have all our picks
Turning around this Train Wreck from last year
Will take time.
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Lions GM Returns from hiatus Makes 1st moves



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After a Season away GM Tom Riddell has Return to Detroit
The GM Spent the off-season Coaching in the CIS
I'd 1st like to thank Jordan for holding down the Fort will I was away
He said to Reporters but it's good to be back



GM Riddell Signed a new 3 season Contract with Detroit
He Then Went to work .
His 1st Job Resigning SS Josh Ware to New 4 year Deal
Worth 18.83M with 3.96 SB


GM Riddell Also Extended DE Trent Murphy
who was pickup in Trade with Tampa.
He got a 5 year Contact 27.89M/6.45 SB
will WR Darvin Adams got the Franny tag for 12.12M





Only 2 UFA Match-Eligibles was done
WR Byron Marshall was offered a 3 year deal
WR Erich Carey was offered a 5 year deal
As lions look to rebuild threw Trades FA and the draft.

3 Players where not offer any deals and now FA
CB Brandon Boykin
DE Allen Bailey
QB Brian Hoyer


Two other players had there Incentive to Build Traditionally Done:
RE Logan Havelock + 1 Ac (89 to 90)
CB Zion Wright 1+ SPD (95 to 96)

Detroit will post it's off season trade block soon
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2020 Colts Training Camp


INDIANAPOLIS COLTS



Off-season Recap

You know the old saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” That can be said about the Indianapolis Colts' season last year. The Colts changed up their linebacking core, settled on Pryor as their Quarterback of the future, and even added several new Running backs to their team. What happened was a little too familiar. Starting off 2-1 with a couple of close losses soon to follow and then a downward spiral. The team finally concluded the season with an all-too-familiar 3-13 record. Somehow, head coach Sutton saved his job.

The most likely explanation for Sutton keeping his job is the plethora of reasons the team came up short and their bright spots that leave some room for optimism. Firstly, an anemic offense lacking playmakers lost most of their solid players for long spans of the season. Running back Mario Fannin went down, Wide Receiver Kendall Wright went down, and all-world Tight End Zach Ertz went down. Without those players, the offense just spiraled downhill. The upside is the addition of Carlos Hyde, a new Quarterback who can throw from the pocket accurately, and an improved Wide Receiver corps.

Defensively, the Colts have been incredibly strong given their lack of offensive assistance. The defense returns all of it's starters except for the safety position which lost Ward and welcoming in two new faces to provide depth in Josh Evans and Carlos Brown. The Colts lost one good safety and added two more safeties along with the entrenched starter Robert Lester. The biggest change defensively this off-season is the move from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 defense. The Colts feel that with up-and-coming stars linebacker Brick Baylor, outside linebackers Eli Harold and Fernando George, as well as first round pick from two years ago, Trae Waynes that if this offense can provide anything, the defense could win games or at least keep them in games.

The ultimate question will come down to how many games can the Colts win, what's the magic number that should save Sutton's job, and what are reasonable expectations for a team that hasn't won in seemingly forever? That's up for debate ultimately.

We will answer that question at the end of the article. However, the Colts' season last year and the uneventful conclusion showed us that the Colts still have a long way to go, that there's too much talent on this team to be this bad, and that changes need to be made after this season if they are not above 3-13. It also showed that despite their record, there is a lot of players on this team to be really, really excited about – especially on the defensive side of the ball. You can easily look at five or six different players on that side of the ball and say to yourself, “that guy can make the Pro Bowl in a couple of years.” and that is a LOT to be excited about in Indy. Stay tuned to see how the year plays out.



Off-Season Recap

Well, you had to figure the Colts would try to be “players” in the Free Agent market. The Indianapolis Colts disappointed some who assumed that, but weren't entirely left out of the fireworks.

In years past, the Colts were known to be very aggressive in Free Agency and made some high profile offers. Offers that brought them players like TJ Ward at the Free Safety position. Landed a franchise Offensive Tackle on a lucrative, max offer to Luke Joeckel. And, made Tight End Zach Ertz one of the highest paid Tight Ends the GZL has ever seen. Those moves haven't necessarily translated into wins, but none of those moves were really busts, either. The team was constantly hampered by atrocious, inconsistent, and down right embarrassing play from the Quarterback position. It was almost like Pryor was trying to sabotage the rest of the team with some of his decisions. A new era in Indy has begun though and brought some new faces and some new schemes.

The first priority in Free Agency was to bring in some play makers, period. They have some talent already on offense with Kendall Wright, Zach Ertz, and Carlos Hyde, but they needed more and went out to get it. The biggest addition was at Wide Receiver where they brought in Edmond Gates. Gates is one of the fastest players in the entire GZL and has spent most of his career as a top option. In Indy, he will be 1B along with Kendall Wright that will provide newcomer Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with a heck of a speedy tandem. The idea behind bringing in Gates is simple. He'll allow other Wide Receivers to roam freely and hopefully open the middle of the field for Zach Ertz as well as open some more running lanes for Carlos Hyde. In the prior years, it was shut down Wright and play with eight in the box, making the running game very hard to get going.

Outside of the Gates, the obvious hole was at the Quarterback position. The Colts were rumored to have offered Matthew Stafford a two-year max contract offer which the Buffalo Bills eventually beat them out on. The Indianapolis Colts weren't frazzled as they always have a plan A and a plan B. Unfortunately for the organization, if the rumors were true, their plan A didn't pan out. All things considered, they saved themselves a lot of money and cap space for future years.

Those were the two big names this off-season that garnered a lot of attention and scuttlebutt. However, some other additions that could and will play dividends for the Colts were bringing in some veterans and darn good players in their defensive backfield. First was Carlos Brown. Brown is a very tall safety at 6'4 and while he's not a burner, he's fast enough with 87 speed and his overall ball skills and durability make him a welcomed addition to an already talented secondary. The second player they added was Cornerback Jose Bell. Bell was previously a starter at CB and will play the Dime position here with the Colts. He's a veteran with a lot of experience and still enough speed to keep up with most Corners. He probably only has a year or two left, but his experience and talent will work out very well with the Colts and chasing around slot Wide Receivers. The last addition was safety Josh Evans. Evans isn't quite the physical hitter or presence that Brown is, but he's much more athletic and shows the ability to force turnovers a bit more. They will both battle it out for the starting FS position, but the coaches in Indy like to have a lot of depth in the backfield and both will surely get a lot of playing time.

GZL Draft

This was a weird draft for GM Jason Arnold. Due to personal circumstances the Colts were actually late on their draft pick and had to have it manually selected for them. Sitting at spot 1.08 and primed to grab a big time, immediate contributor you would find that hard to believe – but, it happened. The rumor on the street was the Colts were targeting Defensive End Joey Bosa for their transition back to a 4-3 defense, but that could never be confirmed by Colts officials. Either way, the Colts had what they consider to be a solid GZL draft and we will go into the details here:

Round 1 - QB Teddy Bridgewater
Round 2 – DT Adolphus Washington
Round 2 – OT Mason Weissmann
Round 3 – OT Parker Jones
Round 3 – WR Bruce Nakamura
Round 6 – WR Jake Hampton

Conclusion: Despite losing out on their first round draft pick, the Colts feel that they made out pretty well overall. Firstly, they were able to land a franchise Quarterback. Whether that is by design or not – they did it. The second round saw them fortify some areas that were needing be secured for the long term, defensive tackle and offensive tackle. Adolphus Washington is a plug and play guy that will start from day one and be a fantastic nose tackle. Mason Weissman was drafted for his good, not great athleticism and massive size. He pegs to be the left tackle this season after they surprisingly released incumbent starter Anthony Collins. Parker Jones is another massive offensive tackle. While not quite as big as Weissman he is more athletic and some think may be the better prospect long term. He'll get some work behind the scenes and be a rotational Offensive Tackle that plans to be the heir apparent at RT when Luke Joeckel either retires or his contract becomes too burdensome.

Outside of those picks, as we discussed – play makers was a big time need, especially at WR. Kendall Wright and Gates are both fantastic speedy Wrs, but neither is getting any younger. Bruce Nakamura is a good all around athlete that is pretty polished as a route runner and figures to be a career slot receiver. The team really likes sixth round pick Jake Hampton. Hampton is very raw and has suspect hands, but if he can correct that, he's going to top out as a 99 speed wide receiver that, at 5'10, will have plenty of height to at least make some plays. He figures to be a starter down the road. The Colts are still lacking that 6'3+ number one wide receiver, but they love the collection of speedsters they have assembled.


Training Camp

Offense


The offense has been working with the group of wide receivers and tight ends. That has been their primary focus, to get them in line with the new Quarterback. There has been extensive 7 on 7 drills, film study, and the players have taken it amongst themselves to work outside of the confines of the facility to get that chemistry down. In fact, Bridgewater reached out to each of his Wide Receivers and Tight Ends to get together to work on some timing. He has the work ethic to be a great one.

On the offensive line, the main focus has been in power blocking and pulling guards. The Colts want to really take some pressure off of their new Quarterback and the best way to do that is with an effective, power running attack. The Colts feel that Carlos Hyde has all of the tools to be an elite running back and will plan to feature him prominently while Bridgewater grows into a NFL QB. You will notice in the practices that offensive line spending a lot of time hitting the sleds and working on keeping a lower center of gravity and delivering punishing blocks. This team wants to toughen up in a big way and really get that running attack going.


Defense

The Colts defense has always been very good. With the transition to a new scheme, getting the audibles and play calls right has been a huge focus. Team captain, Brick Baylor has been spending a lot of time in the playbook and learning the ins and outs of the scheme. Another big thing this team has really had to adapt to and learn on the fly is how to line up properly. Defensive End Frank Cotton and defensive end Dominique Easley are switching sides on the defensive line as well. Getting both of them comfortable has been a big focus. The thinking here is that Easley can be a bit more of a pass rusher against the right tackles and that Frank Cotton, with his size and power, can seal off the edges on the other side against the run and keep the QB in the pocket effectively. The main way they have worked on this alignment and other issues that come with a new scheme is repetitions in 11 on 11 drills. Every practice you see them becoming more comfortable and we have said this a few times, they have the making of an elite defense.

While the defense has been good over the past few years, despite any sort of offensive help, forcing and creating turnovers has been a big focus. All of the defensive backs have spent extra time with the jugs machine working on their hands. Another way the Colts have tried to get their Defensive Backs comfortable with catching the ball and turning their head defending the deep patterns is by having them practice as both defensive backs and wide receivers. We have noticed in practice the Cbs and Safeties seem to be turning their heads, finding the ball, and more importantly looking comfortable while doing it. The hope is to create more interceptions while also limiting pass interference or illegal contact penalties.

Another area of focus that the defense lacked last season was pass rush. The Colts ran a 3-4 scheme and thus were forced to blitz a lot to create pressure. This season running a 4-3 scheme, the hope is to run less and less blitz packages and allow the defensive line to create pressure. This puts a lot of pressure on the front four to really come together quickly and interrupt a Quarterbacks rhythm. They have been able to establish this by working on their technique(swim moves, power moves, stunts, etc) and working overtime on the sleds as well. Keeping their bodies low and pushing the pocket is more important than elite edge rushing.


Season Predictions


This is tough to gauge. The Colts are coming off of back to back 3-13 seasons, but many around the GZL feel there is more talent there. However, without Terrelle Pryor expectations have went up, unfortunately, all they are doing is adding a young, rookie QB to the mix and that often times can be a recipe for disaster. Another concern is the Colts relying on a rookie LT, and two rookie Wide Receivers to really shake up their passing game which can always be a challenge. The AFC South as a division has been at a crossroads for seemingly ever, which gives the fans a glimmer that perhaps they can challenge for the crown or at least exceed expectations. But, where do those begin? It's interesting to get GM Jason Arnold's response when asked that very question.

When the incumbent General Manager Jason Arnold was asked for his expectations he answered with this, “To win. To improve every game. Look, with a rookie Quarterback expectations are always tampered a little bit, but we have way too much talent on this team to only be winning three games in two straight seasons. But, as they say, you are what your record says you are. And, this year, I expect to be way above 3-13. I'm not going to put a number on that question because that's a media trap. What I will say is that we have an elite defense, the offense has more play makers on it than it has in recent years and as long as Teddy can play within his capabilities and not turn the ball over, we should surprise a few teams.”

That response doesn't entirely answer the question at hand. One can reasonably assume the Colts are targeting a bare minimum of six wins but, they could reasonably do way better then that if Teddy can be an improvement on a position that has held this team back for years, Quarterback. You would also have to look around the AFC South and see how the Colts have played them in the years past. Last season, the Colts went 2-0 against the Texans but, were swept by both the Titans and Jaguars. However, the Titans beat the Colts by a combined 6 points in their two losses and while not as competitive, the Jaguars' games were very close, as well. The thinking around the league is that the Titans have the most talent, but that the separation between the teams isn't that extreme. The biggest difference between all of the teams in the division and the Indianapolis Colts is the Quarterbacks other teams possess.

The Titans have Christopher Henderson whom has won a Superbowl and is considered to be one of the best in the business. The Jaguars have Tyler Bray and while his numbers have never matched his talent, he has all the arm talent in the world and has improved from his earlier playing days. And, while he hasn't really elevated the team to new heights, the Texans may have the best QB in the division in Kendall Irving. If the Colts are to compete for the division, Teddy will have to come along quickly and the team must allow the defense and Carlos Hyde to control the game.

For the sake of finishing this article, we'll set the official record prediction at 7-9. Not quite playoff worthy, but much better then previous years and with a new QB in town, a lot to be excited about.
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Lions GM Steps Down


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Seems like just I just started in the GZL
After 6 Seasons in League 5 and half with the Lions.
I am officially Stepping away from the League and the Detroit Lions

As much as I've thought about what I would say,
I like to Thank GZL Staff
they gave me an opportunity to use my abilities,
and I seized that opportunity ... I thank him for that.




I can't leave without saying thanks
to all other great Owners here the GZL
It's been everything I thought it would be, and then some.
And it's hard to leave.
I want thank every Every Owner in our League
past present & Those who have past On
for Their Great Advice Over the years.
It time to let someone else run the Lions here in GZL



I played the Madden one way, the only way I knew how
as River boat Gambler.
as Frank Sinatra said I Did It My Way
Now time for some else take there vision of the Lions and run with it
again thank GZL Staff & Owners.
time for me talk a Break from GZL But like General Douglas MacArthur maybe I will return one day .

Thanks Guys It been Blast
Tom Riddell GZL-Lions GM.
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Redskins Vs Lions NFC Title Game thanks to Mariota Magic


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Ford Field Detroit MI,
The Lions will host the Washington Redskins Here ford Field
for The Right hoist the NFC Title Trophy and go to The Superbowl
But How got there was Mariota Magic




The Game Started Well for lions
as They Took a 7 Point Lead
when QB Matt Stafford Hitting A Streaking Byron Marshall

After that it was 17 Point Rush for packers with no answer from Detroit.
The lions offence was not working Held Scoreless Threw 2nd and 3rd QRTS
When Stafford was Knock out for the season with a Partially Torn PCL.
Enter Mr Magic Mariota

The Pack would have better off to keep Stafford in
As The Magic man had 2 times Before he beaten them
This was no Different as He Led them to Score
16 Points to take 20-17 Lead

But the Packers Came down the field undaunted in there Task
They Tie it up 20-20 but They left too much time on the clock
1:25 The lions started there Drive .
With a tipped passes Intro arms of Darvin Adams 25 yards.
They got to 50 yardline tick tick Time out

a with Quick passes & Runs by Mariota
The clock Continued to tick away on packers play-offs
till 1 second Left Dan Bailey Kicked his 3rd Field Goal
to Send Lions to The NFC Title Game .

20-23 Lions FINAL

The Game could End Of Stafford time In Detroit
As he will be placed on IR and he Free Agent this Off Season.
The Lions Now Head into NFC Title Game with Magic Man as the #1 QB
Brandon Weeden has been signed to back up Marcus Mariota
Till end of the season

Next Up The Redskins


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Lions Lose big to Gaints but hold on to 1 seed .


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Ford Field Detroit MI,
The Lions had bad day at the Office Getting smash by The Gaints
It was worse loss of the season a 62-14 Drubbing

But a Loss by Tampa Bay All Allows the Lions to keep the Top Seed
Get a a Bye week .



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The Lions will Play lowest Seed Team Next in 2nd Round of the playoffs
Thaat could be Greenbay Washington or San Francisco
Who ever it is They Be playing a lions Team Short at CB Spot

Chase Minnifield was placed on IR This week after Dislocating an elbow
The Lions have Signed FS Dana Garcia To the Roster on 1 year deal
To add Depth going into the playoffs Next week.

as long as lions Keep Winning the Road to Super Bowl goes threw The Motor city
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Lions Rush for 178 in Win in Greenbay


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Green Bay WI.
The Detroit Lions Wrap up The NFC North Division Last Week
But had Unfinished business with Greenbay
Wanting to Sweep the Division not losing to Single Team in there Divison.

They accomplished that feat in Comeback win in 4th Quater at Lambeau
Scoring 10 Points in final 5 mins to win 20-17

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TE Eric Ebron Catches a Pass From Marcus Mariota

The Lions Game plan was simple Run the ball Stop The Run
They accomplished This Rushing for 178 will only Giving up 55
They also went with Short to Mid Range passing game

Marcus Mariota Was 11 out 25 for 142 1 INT 1 TD
He was also Sacked 3 Times.
In his 1st Start since WK 9 When They lossed to Seattle.

The Lions Now Play there Final Regular Season home Game WK 17
Vs the New York Giants
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Lions Beat Titans Clinch NFC North Title


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Ford Field ,
The Lions Defence Held Titans Offence
to 9 Points Winning 26-9 Over Over Tennessee
Gaining Their 1st NFC North Title Under GM Riddell




The Offence kept to Ground but still threw a few passes
as the Offence Gained 325 In Total Offence
Key Stars where HB DeShawn James & Matt Fulcher
Comibing for 112 Yards Rushing with a Injury to Marcus Lattimore
Byron Marshal Playing The slot WR Had 61 Yards
Matthew Stafford was 11 of 17 For 184 and TD 120.7 QBR

Next up for The Lions a Trip to Greenbay
That is really Meaning less since lion wrapped up the north already
Stafford will Rest for the Play-offs and Marcus Mariota will get the start.


With The Win Vs the Titans The Lions Clinched the North Title.
The Lions have 3 Game lead on Packers
Even if They lost the next two Games GB Can't catch them for the Title.


As for Stafford He'll will be #2 QB during the game
Not playing Stafford Could cost the Lions home Field
advantage throughout the playoffs
With The Bucs and Rams only 1 Game behind
But They Lions don't want Risk Stafford to Injury
Vs GB Pass Rush .
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Lions start slow in Indy but win still .


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Indianapolis Indiana,
The Lions Started Slow at the RCA Dome Falling behind 5-0 to Colts
Early the 1st Quarter But then Rally back to score 30 Unanswered Points


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Stafford In The Huddle in 2nd Qrt

The defence Held the Colts to 279 Yards in Total
They also Caused 3 Turnovers as Held The lions in the game
For 25 Mins in the 1st half.

Finally Matt Stafford Hit a Streaking Marcus Lattimore on 46 yard Bomb
To Take the lead and The Lions never looked back
Lattimore Also Had 115 Yards on 25 Rushes

After #1 WR David Gettis Hurt in 2nd Quartet Darvin Adams
took over and 79 Yard Bomb From Stafford for 6
He ended the game 104 Yards on 4 Catches
Stafford threw Passes to 8 Different pass Catches
On his way to 291 Yards and 2 TD's

If The Lions Can win Next week at Home They'll Clinch the North
If they Tie or Packers Lose the North is Still Won

There rumour is the Lions may Sit Stafford
if They win the Division next week.
They'll let Rookie QB Marcus Mariota Finish the Season
Rest Stafford for the playoffs.

We very Proud of 1st 11 win Season in GZL Said the GM
But we have more to play for the home Stretch is in site
But we must keep running to Final Gun ..
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Lions Roar Past Texas .


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Houston TX,
The Strength of Great Defence Performance 4 INT
The Picks made my it Linebackers and Secondary
Lions now have 2nd 10 Win Season under GM Tom Riddell


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Matt Stafford Threw for 263 +1 TD
On The Ground Lattimore & James Ran for 131 and TD Combined.
Giving the Lions Balance on what was once a Pass happy Team

Wideout David Gettis had 8 Catches for 105 Leading all Pass Catchers
will on Defence Khaseem Greene had 2 Sacks and Pick
LE Allen Bailey Got another Sack
He now at 12 and Leading the Sack Title Race by 1 Over The Bears
Jadeveon Clowney

The Lions have 2 Game Lead on The Packers in Close NFC North .

Next up for the Lions a Trip to Lucus Oil Field to play the Colts.

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HB Marcus Lattimore Runs for 200+ in close win over Vikings


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Ford Field Detroit MI,
HB Marcus Lattimore had his coming out party vs the Vikings at sold out ford Fied
He had 226 on 22 Rushes and 2 TD's




His longest gain came on 70 yard Ramble breaking tackles
This what Lions GM Tom Riddell Hope for when made the trade with The Jets
a back who take the Pressure off his young O-line and Ageing QB

an 10.27 avg gain Yards will eat a Clock said the Gm
The Vikings gave a real fight
where lucky to have won this one


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Lattimore Smiles after breaking a 70 yard TD Run

It good thing Lattimore had good game cause stafford had bad one
Throwing 2 picks Getting sacked twice

Next up is trip to Houston for The Lions
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Lions hold Off Packers


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Ford Field The Lions won their Closest Game of the year a 31 28 Victor over Green bay

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The Lions got up Early 10 Nothing in the 1st half
Only to See Packers QB Mike Glennon to Put up 28 Points and take lead with just 1 min left
But Lions can't move the ball The coaching Staff Remove the headsets
Thinking they've lost to very good packer Team

But as try to run out the clock instead of taking a knee the Pack run the ball
Gresham fumbles and Lions Recover
on next Snap Stafford is Sacked and Hurt and removed from the game
In Comes Mariota Who Throws a Quick Pass to TE Eric Ebron
he gets out of Bounds to stop the clock .

Mariota Then Hits 3rd Year WideOut Byron Marshall For TD
with 10 Seconds Left
Packers can't get into Field goal Range Clock Runs out .
Lions hold on

We got Very Lucky said Head coach Mike Martz
very lucky Indeed we had Ton Bump and Bruises
This Fight for NFC North is not Done
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 10/05/2015) Replies - 0 :: Views - 29
Lions sign Full Back


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With Starting H-Back Daryl Harvey Out 4 weeks
The Lions need a Replacement They signed Rookie FB Joe Hilton to 2 year deal




The 5'10 256 Pound FB out of Alabama A&M went Undrafted this year
Signing the rookie to 2 year also Protect the Lions of they where lose Harvey next season
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 09/10/2015) Replies - 0 :: Views - 19
Lions win in Chitown at a heavy Cost


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Soldier Field Chicago MI
The Lions Have Swept the bears and now 7 and 1
But the cost was heavy and maybe not worth it
The Lions QB Matthew Stafford with Bruised Shoulder 4 Weeks


They also Lost Starting FB Daryl Harvey for 4 weeks.
He went down with a Strained Shoulder
so now the lions have play Seattle then get there bye week





As always it was a very close game
Chicago look like had game one with 10 seconds left
Leading by 4 The Lions had a 4 down and 11
when Backup QB Marcus Mariota Threw a Hail Mary Pass
It was tipped Into waiting hands of back up WR Dwayne Baker
For Biggest Surprise Ending of this season so far

Giving the lions a 3 point win in game they should have lost
we got lucky and seahawk next week are not to be taken for granted.
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 09/09/2015) Replies - 0 :: Views - 22
Lions trade for Marcus Lattimore


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Allan Park MI,
the rumors are true
120 mins after the win over Saints
HB Lamar Miller was plane for NYC to under go a physical




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The Lions Use there no trade Removal to send Miller Back to NY
where Miller was drafted
The lions also traded thier 1st and 4th round picks to The Jets

Coming to Detroit is Marcus Lattimore and 6th round pick
We like Thank Leamar for his Time in Detroit
But it time to turn the page with Marcus Said the GM

Lattimore will Ariive in Detroit Tomorrow at 8 am for His a physical
The Deal Still has to be approved by the league trade board.
The Lions GM Felt Lattimore was Upgrade over Miller as the move to make a playoff push


Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 08/26/2015) Replies - 6 :: Views - 90
Lions looking to Beef up Running game with Trade


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Allan Park MI,
Rumor GM Tom Riddell
Is calling around to some Teams to add a Running back
The Lions have been using a 3 Headed Monster for Ground game





But It's Said GM Riddell Is looking to back who be a game changer .
some who can break tackles and give long Runs .
When asked about it GM Riddell Had No Comment

they player where on they day off and no one was in Allen park to commit
The Lions play the Saints next week .
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 08/20/2015) Replies - 0 :: Views - 24
Lions hold off a good Bears Team to roll Record to 5.0


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Ford Field Detroit MI
The Lions move their Record to 5.0
With a hard Fought home win over the bears
The biggest Battle was Chicago Defence Line vs Lions O-lion



The Match of the day was DE Jadeveon Vs Lions Right Tackle Brandon Scherff
The two Battled all long with Clowney Getting to Stafford Twice
Had The lions gone pass heavy like years past this game would been a Bears Win

The Lions are more Balance under head coach Mike Martz
Running the ball for 127 Yards will Throwing for 340
The game went back and Forth till late 4th Quarter

When Lions came from Behind to get the Win .
on Two Field Goals

The lions did have pick 6 from CB Ray Turner
To help get the win but bears where a tough out



Next up for the Lions is a Visit From the Saints.
Can they go to 6 and 0

Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 08/19/2015) Replies - 0 :: Views - 16
Lions Move to 4-0 Come home to Face Bears.


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Minneapolis Minnesota
The Lions won 4th Game in Row beating the vikings 30-17
Now they come home to face a Great bears to Team


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This is our biggest Test Said Head Coach Mike Martz.
The bears have Balanced Attack and Very good front 8
The Front 4 is one of Best in all of GZL

We have game plan well said the head coach
The Lions will use Fan appreciation early to pack ford Field for this Game
A Win and Lions will keep 1st Place a Loss and could fall back as far as 3rd

Who ever wins this Game could win the NFC North
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Lions 2-0 after close win in Dallas


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Arlington, TX
The Lions Beat a Very good Dallas cowboy Team 30-27 at AT&T Stadium


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The Lions Where shutout in 1st Quarter but Scored 24 Unanswered in the 2nd Quarter
Matt Stafford and Offence counter parts Where clicking
But Dallas Continued to Press The Lions as HB Melvin Gordon ran for 90 yards and Two Scores including a 72 yard Romp.

But lions D Held Enough to Keep Him under 100 and Pick off Starting QB
Mark Sanchez Twice. Sacking 2 times as well

Next Up for the Road Warriors a Trip to Washington to face the 2-0 Redskins.


Game stats Below
http://gzl-football.com/games.php?game_id=5293&skin=lp
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Lions Send QB Hester to Seattle


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Allan Park MI,
GM Tom Riddell Has Sent QB Cameron Hester To Seattle
The QB Demanded a Trade after Losing the #2 in Detroit to Rookie Marcus Mariota





Hester was drafted by the Lions in 6th round in 2015
He was the #2 In Detroit for all 4 years
But lions where not thrilled with Performance in last year playoff loss.
Gm Riddell Starting Looking into other QB in this past years draft early after the playoff loss Quietly


When Mariota Slid to them 2nd round Hester Said He Knew his time in Detroit was close to the end.
Hester Said He Happy to be leaving
Felt the Lions did not give him a fair shot

"I worked my Tail off .
Just as About be the top Guy they Draft a QB .
I can't stand GM Riddell or this lousy Team Good Riddance to Detroit."

The Lions Sent a 5th Round Selection + Hester In Return Got Seattle's 2nd Round pick next year.

to Fill the void at 3rd String Spot the lions Brought in a familiar face
Deunta Bailey who was the 3rd String QB in 2015
The deal is for 4 year and is very cap Friendly in 1st two years.

It said the Lions where Trying Decide what to do with Matt Stafford Before Pulling the Trigger on this Trade
Matt is last year of his deal and it looks like The Lions will Franny tag Their starting QB Next year.
to Keep him around 1 more season.

The trade still has to be approved by The league

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Lions win Home Opener.


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Field Field Detroit MI,
Matt Stafford Threw 4 TD to Lead the Lions to Win it's Home Opener
The Defense help the jags run game to 56 YArds


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Each Defense also had 3 Turnovers But It was lions who Capitalized on them
Scoring 17 on Turnovers to The Jags 7.

The Lions Offence was much More Balanced Using pass and Run Equally
For mike martz Team this is unusual

The NFC North is off fast Start 3 of 4 Teams are 1-0
Next Up a Trip to Dallas to Face the 0-1 Cowboys


Stat Line Below.
http://gzl-football.com/games.php?game_id=5281&skin=lp
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Suh Retuning to Detroit to a Sell out Crowd


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Allen Park MI,
GM Tom Riddell was Peppered with Question About Suh Return to the Motorcity
He just another Visiting Player Said the GM to the Local Media
Where not Retiring his Jersery we have a 90 on our Team



Suh Is coming home who cares said GM Tom Riddell

Suh has said He thrilled to get out of Detroit to close Friends
Now he want Rip off matt Stafford head for his new Team and get a win for The Jags.

We Respect Suh Skilled said LT Jake Matthews But if I have my Way he way Stafford will not hit the ground once.
It's one our young Group thives on beating Bullys like Suh

GM Riddell has said He made the Right call last year when Traded Suh to the Seahawks for Two Mid Round picks & WR Darvin Adams

Adams is now starter in Detroit After Being the slot last year.
Players come and go and Suh had to go .
The game is a sell out
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Detroit 2019 Superbowl Bid



A letter from Governor Rick rick Snyder to GZ League :

The City of Detroit The State Michigan. and the Detorit Lions are proud to announce there Bid for 2019 Greenzone Superbowl

with 2,500,000 hotels from throughout the region Detroit will Reach fans from Two two countries the US and Canada

with upgraded Ford Field as Host for main Game
Tunnel vision might just be a good thing for Lion's fans this upcoming season.



The MGM Grand is teaming up with the Detroit Lions to create a brand new experience for football fans.

"There's no other place in the NFL that provides you with that kind of access," says Wade Martin, the Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at the Lions.

The MGM Grand Tunnel club will provide exclusive access for up to 125 fans to spend time before and after the game. Allowing close access, fans can see from behind a glass wall the locker room doors.

From here they can watch all of their favorite players walk to and from the field.

Also added this year
Team Viewing Screen 1.55M
Fan Wall 1.55M
Interactive Kiosks 1.55M
Wireless Internet 25.55M
Medical Facility 210M




Ford Field is State of the art with these upgrades.

Events Include

Super Bowl Boulevard:
on Brush St Closed off for Superbowl week


Comerica Park and the new Detroit Red Wings arena now under construction downtown Host Events Pregame Events

World Largest Winter Carnaval to Held at Comerica Park

The Greenzone Experience to be held at New Redwings area in Downtown Detroit

The Hall of Fame & Awards banquet to Held at The Palace of Auburn Hills

Media Day at Ford Field

More info on Ford field can be found here
http://www.detroitlions.com/ford-field/facts-history.html


Thank you for your Attention to our Bid
we hope pick Detroit and Ford Field .
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Lions win Last Preseaon game lose LB


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Detroit MI Ford Field
Lions won their final Preseason Over the Colts 20-7
Going 3 and 1 in the Pre-season.
They lost Backup Middle LB A.J. Klein for 9 Weeks with a Shoulder Injury
He'll be place on IR for Cap room Said GM Riddell
As lions where very close to sallary cap.



This put The lions 1 player short of League minimum roster requirements
They Lions GM Then Called Up Miami to Make a deal
The Lions Sent Dallas 5th Round Pick to the Phins
In Return the Lions add Phins 6th Round and MLB Lars Stevens
A 7th round pick by Miami this year.
http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=9787&skin=lp

This will give lions Some much need Cap room & Allow them to make League roster requirements
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Marcus Mariota Wins backup Job in Detroit .



Allan Park MI ,
The Lions have announce There top Draft Pick QB Marcus Mariota
Will Start the season as #2 QB after winning the Training camp Battle this preseason




We wanted to see what we had a At QB in Hester & Mariota
WK 1 Saw Mariotia as the starter
WK 2 Saw Herster as the starter
WK 3 Saw Herster as the starter
WK 4 Saw Mariotia as the starter


The personnel will Match Week 1 Starters for all Games.
We Run the two playbooks we used last year Jags & Colts.

We used Playbook use for WK 1 & 2
Jags
51 Run /Pass
52 Agg
55 % to HB1

Results:



GAME 1 IN SD Starter Mariota


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PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Marcus Mariota                  10   19  173   52   9.1    1    1    0   46  101.4
Cameron Hester                   4   11   96   36   8.7    0    0    1   50   30.9

 
RUSHING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD  FUM
Marcus Mariota                   2    2   1.0    2    0    0
Cameron Hester                   3   -6  -2.0    0    0    0



Game Two @ Home to ATL Starter Hester
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PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Cameron Hester                   8   14  184   57  13.1    0    2    0   80  141.4
Marcus Mariota                   6   13  134   46  10.3    0    1    1   70   77.0

RUSHING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD  FUM
Marcus Mariota                   1   12  12.0   12    0    0
Cameron Hester                   1   -4  -4.0    0    0    0

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Totals 1st Two Games

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PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Cameron Hester                   12   25  280   57  13.1   0   2    0   80  115.41
Marcus Mariota                   16  32  307   50  10.3    0    2    1   70  91.53

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Play book Week 3

Colts
61 Pass Run /Pass
60 AGG
50 to RB 1

Game 3 @ Bengals Hester Starting

Needed to see if eather QB Could run this Playbook
Both Failed IMO .


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PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Marcus Mariota                  10   21  102   47   4.8    4    1    0   39   77.8
Cameron Hester                   5   21   63   23   3.0    0    0    0   24   39.6


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After 3 Games Stats
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             CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Cameron Hester                   17   46  280   36.95  13.1   0     2    0   80   80.88
Marcus Mariota                   26  53  409    49.5  10.3   4     3    1   70  86.12
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WK 4 Playbooks & Settings
Jags
61 Pass Run /Pass
45 AGG
45 to RB 1

Week 4 @home Vs The Colts Starter Mariota

Individual Stats: Lions
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PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Marcus Mariota                   6    9   59   66   6.5    4    1    0   30  121.9
Cameron Hester                   5   11   60   45   5.4    0    0    0   18   62.7

RUSHING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD  FUM
Marcus Mariota                   2    3   1.5    2    0    0
Cameron Hester                   1   -1  -1.0    0    0    0

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After 4 Games
:
                         
                                 CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT    YPA   SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Marcus Mariota                   32   62  468    51.62  10.3  8      4    1   70   91.33
Cameron Hester                   22   57  340    38.59  13.1  0      2    0   80   70.79


Winner of #2 QB Job :Marcus Mariota

as you see stat wise he was head shoulders above Hester
Hester is now on the trade block for pick next year.
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Lions Cut 2 Sign WR Baker & OG Warmack


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GM Thomas Riddell Made some Moves today after Preseason Game 1
Cutting LG Marcus Cannon & WR Sidney Harris for cap Room


Marcus and Sidey where on Bubble said Head coach Mike Martz
After checking the waver Wire and look at film Tom and I decided to make the change .

The Lions Then Signed The Following Players

WR Dwayne Baker 80 over 6FT 230 Age 27

http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4586&skin=lp

LG Chance Warmack 6'3 320 81 Over age 27
http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=3868&skin=lp

Baker Gives lions another good Target with Speed Good Hands
in his 4 seasons in League Baker has 123 Catches for 2029 Yards and 9 TD


Warmack Gives lions another athletic Guard To back up his starters
In his 3 Seasons in the League Chance has 58 Pancakes and 1 Sack
More depth all ready Good O-line.

rumors are the Deals to be 5 year Range.



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Indianapolis Colts Training Camp


Season In Review

Well, when your team is picking picking third overall, the season obviously was a massive failure. The key is to break down why the season went so awry and how do the Colts fix their issues moving forward. The Colts finished with a record of 3-13, the exact same record as the season prior. This shows the Colts did not progress as expected and should put a ton of additional pressure on the coaches to either perform this next season; or changes could be made. So, what happened and where did it all go wrong?

The biggest and most troubling issue, was the same issue they had the season prior -- The Colts struggled to find a QB as Ryan Tannehill, whom they traded for, was eventually benched after struggling picking up the offense and turnovers, which is a recipe for disaster. Backup QB and former starter, Terrelle Pryor took over the position and while he struggled at times, improved a lot and cemented himself as the QB of the future. This up-tick in production and progression by Pryor eventually led to the trading of new QB Ryan Tannehill. While Pryor wasn't performing at a Pro Bowl level, he's only a second year QB and he improved in every statistical category that matters for a QB and gave the Colts' front office and coaching staff a lot of optimism about the future of the team under Pryor's control.

Unfortunately much like the QB position, both TJ Yeldon and Montee Ball struggled at HB. Their struggles and Montee Ball's injury led to some massive shake-up at the position. Yeldon was traded for a draft choice and Ball was not even offered a contract by the front office of the Colts. Sources in the organization tell us the front office doesn't think his price tag matches his production and while they would have liked to have kept him, it is better for both parties to move on.

The Colts ranked near dead last in total offense and defense, much to the frustration of their fanbase. Many around the league, especially in the organization feel their defensive talent is very strong. But, the constant struggles by the offense and the constant three and outs put the defense into very tough positions. Their defense falling below expectations will inevitably lead to more of a youth movement some sources around the league have indicated.

Offensively, the struggles are easy to identify and while they haven't ranked very well, they feel there is a lot of youth on that side of the ball and the offensively line will continue to gel. Last season, newcomer and highest paid OL in the league, Luke Joeckel struggled to protect the QBs at times. However, insiders say there is no reason for concern as a lot of the sacks came from poor QB play, not seeing the field properly, holding onto the ball way too long, and quite frankly, not knowing when to step up into the pocket or throw the ball away. Insiders have indicated Joeckel was incredibly frustrated when fans and local media began to question his signing and his talent level overall. He was quoted as saying, "I try not to read the media's stuff. But, it's frustrating when all the blame is seemingly being put onto me and I'm doing my job. I've been a Pro Bowler, an All-Pro, I know how to compete in this league, there's many more factors at play here." It was a seemingly subtle jab at the QB play, but who can blame him?

It will be interesting to see what changes the FO makes this off-season.

Off-Season Recap

As always, the Colts found themselves in a very favorable position cap-wise and draft pick-wise. There was a lot of anticipation from the fanbase as to how they were going to approach the off-season and free agency period. Would they go in guns a'blazin' like years prior or would they take a more methodical approach and let people overbid and have their pick of the litter?

Well, the Colts played a much, much more conservative approach that hadn't been seen in recent years by them. They started off by releasing many veterans and fan favorites to clear cap space. ILB Navorro Bowman was shown the door. Shortly after that, OLB and Pro Bowler Lawrence Wilson was released, as well. Insider sources tell us that the Colts' focus was preparing for the future and big contracts that guys like Travis Murphy will need and since they're picking highly again, they will have to shell out big money to their draft picks.

On top of this, the Colts failed to even make a tender to HB Montee Ball. His production dropped mightily last season and he spent a lot of the year banged up and injured. Despite the hype around Ball, he has really never lived up to his billing as a top HB and the Colts weren't willing to overpay for his services. OG Walt Gamble whom the team liked, but not loved was offered a fairly lucrative contract and while Gamble is a nice player, he's not elite and Offensive Guard, in the teams' eyes, is a position you can "plug and play."

In fact, the Colts played it so conservative they didn't offer a single player in the match eligible phase or in the pre-draft blind bidding phase. There wasn't a single player that jumped out to them as a "must have."

In past Free Agency periods they have offered big time contracts to Luke Joeckel, Zach Ertz, and Antonio Allen. This quiet Free Agency period alarmed fans that the team wasn't serious about improving. However when questioned about this strategy GM Jason Arnold had this to say, "It's nice to be able to add contributors in Free Agency. You know what you're going to get a lot of the time, they have proven themselves. However, they usually have a lot of wear and tear on their tires; young elite players don't hit the open market. They are often times overpaid. And, you just never know personality wise how they will fit into the lockerroom and the politics behind the scenes is a big factor in winning football games. We feel that winning the draft is the best way to win the football games."

So, it seems the team really put more of an emphasis on the GZL draft, which is a smart strategy. Let's take a lot at how the draft panned out.

Like the season prior, the Colts fell in love with a player and despite having a high pick after trading DOWN(to 1.08), the day of the draft the Colts made a swap to move UP and grab their guy. Overall, here's the draft breakdown:

1.02 -- ILB Brick Baylor. Some were very surprised by this selection. Not because he isn't an elite prospect, but because there were two highly regarded WRs and CBs available. We did some digging and our sources indicated to us that while they did like the WR prospects, they like their four WRs of AJ Green, Kendall Wright, Jamie Linde, and Matthew Robins and the additional threat of Zach Ertz at TE. This was more of a selection to get an immediate contributor and fill a big, big hole.

1.18 -- OLB Fernando George. Another huge hole in the Colts' defense has been pass rushing. When you run a 3-4 defense you have two major needs. You need big, strong Defensive Linemen and Linebackers. The other thing you need is OLBs that can get off the snap and get to the QB. Lawrence Wilson was their only decent pass rusher and he was let go for more of a youth movement. George has elite athleticism and first step and fills another MAJOR need for the Colts' defense.

3.3 -- ILB Eli Harold. Continuing the movement towards a more physical, strong, big defense they selected perhaps their favorite prospect of the draft in Eli Harold. He was an OLB in college, so learning the new ILB position may be a tough learning curve for him, but Harold has it all. He has good speed, great strength, and elite size for the ILB position. The Colts found themselves pushed off the Line of Scrimmage one too many times last season -- he'll help fill that need. The Colts have traditionally done well with late round picks(Pryor, Farris, Rivers), they hope he will continue the trend.

3.15 -- CB Devon Harrison. Another later round pick the Colts' brass loves. He does not have great height at 5'9 but, what he does have is great speed, agility, acceleration, and great ball skills. He's the perfect Cornerback for the slot, to cover those shiftier, faster WRs. He won't typically be matched up on many 6'3 or taller types of WRs, so the height shouldn't be too big of a limiting factor. He'll end up as a 98 speed, 98 acceleration CB which isn't bad for a third round pick.

3.18 -- DT Jerome Parr. He's a prototypical Nose Tackle. He may be groomed to be a starter one day, his future is unknown. The staff loves his massive frame and natural strength, which is essential at the nose and in a 3-4 defense, period. This draft was all about acquiring big, nasty, strong defensive players and he's just another on that list. He'll be the immediate backup for encumbered starter Brandon Wood and could be a solid player if he's thrust into action immediately. He's just one of those solid, contributors that championship teams need, not everyone can be a 10M+ type of player.

6.03 -- HB Isiah Hamm. Hamm is one of the few more bruising type of HBs in the draft this year. The Colts wanted to be physical at the line of scrimmage and run the ball with power. They had went BPA all draft long, which is why they neglected the HB position all the way until the sixth round. Unfortunately, the skew did Hamm badly. He'll probably have a short career and be a third string Halfback with the Indianapolis Colts. I don't expect much to amount from this pick.

7.10 -- FB Derrick White. White is a guy that the Colts feel is a "gem" in the seventh round. Will he change the direction of this franchise and lead them to multiple titles? Of course not. However, he fits the mold of the team they want to build -- tough, hard-nosed. He's all of those and then some. He's already pegged to be the starting FB from day one and should fill that role nicely. Getting a seventh round starter is always a plus, irregardless of the position.

Post draft moves

*-- The biggest move the Colts made was trading a second round draft pick for HB Mario Fannin from Atlanta. Fannin's a veteran HB with a great career who has one or two great seasons left in him. Relatively cheap in terms of cost and has the potential to be a MVP type of HB. We usually frown on short term rental acquisitions, but Fannin is coming off of two 5.0+ YPC seasons and will be a great relief for QB Terrelle Pryor.

*-- Signed Cornerback Devin McCourty to a one year deal. McCourty is a veteran, top notch CB that shoudl have another solid year left in him. While not projected as a starter, he can help mentor the younger CBs and will battle Harrison for the nickel CB slot. At the very least, he'll give the Colts an additional year to develop Harrison before thrusting him into the fire.

*-- Signed HB Ryan Williams to a three year deal. Williams is similar to Fannin in the sense that he's a big bodied HB that has some wheels on him, too. Not quite as big or fast as Fannin but, plenty strong and definitely has the speed. He'll be the immediate backup to Fannin and with a strong showing, could end up the starter for the last two years on his contract. The Colts were very excited to see him in the FA pool. Williams has only had three seasons where he was given the "lions share" of the carries and he's averaging 4.59 YPC with two seasons of 4.7+ YPC. Injuries have held him back a bit, but as a backup he could flourish.

*-- The Colts also have signed Brian Hoyer to compete for the teams' backup QB position. No major move here, but just another body to compete for the backup position. Pryor is a scrambling QB, so there's always that additional risk for injury, so having a solid backup is important.


Training Camp

The Colts have entered training camp with their backs against the walls -- the same could be said for the coaches. When you're out here watching the guys practice and perform, you really get a sense of "us versus the world" mentality that these guys have. They are coming off of back to back 3-13 seasons and with a solid draft behind them and yet again, more talent added to the roster, there's a lot of competition going on to make this team better. While they're not being viewed very highly by the national media, some think this team could be a "sleeper" and finish around .500. The talent is quite evident when you watch them live.

On defense, the thing that stands out the most is the size and strength of these defensive players. The linebackers are averaging around 6'4 in height, are all very large and strong players and have some wheels on them, too. Investing so many draft picks into the Linebacker position should pay huge dividends for them.

The coaches are paying special focus to Terrelle Pryor. They are working on his footwork to make sure he isn't throwing off his back foot and the work seems to have paid off. Pryor appears much more accurate in his passes and has an increased "zip" on them, as well. Another thing the coaches have mentioned on more then one occasion is Pryor's hardwork in the classroom. He has spent countless hours watching footage of his worst plays. The coaches are breaking down what he did wrong on the play, what the defenses are doing to trick him, and how to notice that and counter it. We've noticed far few errant passes in 7 on 7's and significantly less turnovers. This has been a key all off-season --- LOWER The turnovers.

The Halfbacks have been focused on keeping their center of gravity low, breaking through arm tackles, and following blockers. These new HBs have a lot of speed, so the coaches are prioritizing playing with "pace" and knowing when and when NOT to turn on the jets.

The Wide Receivers and Tight Ends are practicing together. The Colts have more of an emphasis on pass catching TEs as opposed to the traditional blockers who can catch from time to time. This group doesn't get a lot of love nationally, but you can really see the talent, speed, and shiftiness this group has as a whole. Pryor does have some real, legit targets at his disposal.

The offensive line is working primarily on their run blocking. Last season, despite some rough stretches, the offensive line actually pass blocked fairly well all things considered. C Matt Smith, T Anthony Collins, and G Vadal Alexander all had strong, strong seasons. Where they didn't shine was in the run game. Whether it was TJ Yeldon or Montee Ball, they couldn't get anything going there. They are focused on staying low, playing with leverage, and finishing their blocks. Obviously, with that comes a lot of time in the weight room.

Defensively, the front 7 always practices together and the coaches have prioritized that. The front 7 rely on each other so much to do their own jobs successful, the coaches find this a valuable time. The defensive line has put all of their efforts into getting bigger, stronger, and more disciplined. Their jobs are to seal off the edges and take up as many blockers as possible for the Linbackers to do their jobs. At that position, we have three new starters in George, Baylor, and Harold. All are working on their ability to shed blockers and make tackles in the backfield. The ILBs inparticular have a drill where they meet the FB head on and have to shed him and make a stop on the HB. The OLBs are working on sealing edges against the run and their ability to sift through traffic on their pass rushes. George especially will be counted on to "get after it" and get them some sacks.

Like the front 7, the back 7 practices together as a group. The corners are working on their feet and finding the ball in the air. Defensive Coordinator Charles Woodson gets irrate when his defenders do not turn their heads to find the ball. To help with this, he has had the CBs playing WRs in certain situations to get used to "finding the ball" in the air. His philosophy is interceptions and deflections will naturally follow when you turn your head and play the ball in the air, instead of the WR. The safeties aren't let off the hook, either. He wants his guys able to cover WRs when they decide to blitz. To help with that, they spend about 40% of their practice time in one on one cover situations. No let up on these guys at all, high expectations from this group.


Season Predictions

This season is very, very hard to predict for the Colts. They feel strongly the talent level and overall team speed has been increased dramatically. However, this game always comes back to the play of their Quarterback and Pryor is a giant unknown at this point in his career.

We predict strongly the Colts' offense and defense will not be ranked in the bottom 10. However, this game all comes back to turnovers and with a young QB, we do predict a lot of turnovers. So, while statistically they're going to be ranked higher, high turnovers can completely off-set any progression a team may have. We don't think it'll be that dramatic, however.

Coming off a 3-13 season, we mark the Colts' ceiling as 8-8 with their floor being 5-11. With some lucky breaks and a relatively healthy season, 9-7 is achievable. We do not predict a playoff appearance for the Colts, but were they to make it, it'd be an incredible story.

After Training Camp the depth chart is beginning to shake out and their should be some room for optimism, for sure.

QB: Terrelle Pryor | Brian Hoyer
HB: Mario Fannin | Ryan Williams
FB: Derrick White
WR1: AJ Green
WR2: Kendall Wright
WR3: Jamie Linde
TE: Zach Ertz
LT: Anthony Collins
LG: Lawrence Sanders
C: Matt Smith
RG: Vadal Alexander
RT: Luke Joeckel

LE: Frank Cotton
RE: Dominique Easley
DT: Brandon Wood
ILB1: Brick Baylor
ILB2: Eli Harold
ROLB: Junior Rivers
LOLB: Fernando George
CB1: Travis Murphy
CB2: Trae Waynes
CB3: Devin McCourty
CB4: Devon Harrison
FS: Antonio Allen
SS: Robert Lester

K: Santiago Gramatica
P: James Griffin

One goal we have head emphasized repeatedly by the coaching staff is to go 3-3 in the divisional games. A tough task as the last two seasons have been plagued by Colts-beatdowns, but the talent level is increasing and if Pryor can make strides, it's achievable. Both games versus the Jaguars are very winnable as Tyler Bray has turned the ball over a lot. The Titans and Houston Texans games are going to be very difficult to win as their teams have top notch Quarterbacks. This will be the games where the fans are just hoping the QBs get injured leading up to the games and give the Colts an outside shot to win.

To sum this all up, our official prediction is: 6-10.
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Marcus Mariota to start vs Chargers


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Head coach Mike Martz said the Lions will start Rookie QB Marcus Mariota vs The San Diego Chargers





The Lions want evaluate their 2 back up quarterbacks
Marcus will start Games 1 & 4
Let Cameron Hester have 2nd Half of those games

Will Hester starts games 2 & 3 Marcus will back up
Matt Stafford sits out the Preseason

We want to see what we have at # 2 QB Spot Said the head coach
We Know what we have in Matt so he take the Preseason off

The Rest of Team will play as new Team Learns to jell in 2019
We Very proud of men who Will Dawn the Honolulu blue and silver

Mariota said He's looking forward to Challenge of his 1st pro start
I have lot to learn but I been sitting with Matt and Learning the Ropes.

Lost in the shuffle is Cameron Hester who look to hang on to his job
There said be unrest and if Hester loses out to Mariota he want to be traded.

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Lions 2019 Video Draft Recap.


Lions 2019 Draft Recap Show

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Though it would be 10 mins it 15 mins long lol
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Mariota Motorcity Bound.



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Lions GM Tom Riddell did what said They'd Never do Draft a running QB
They Lions took QB Marcus Mariota with 22 Pick of the 2nd Round





The Lions Where Targeting a LB to Play ROLB
But Once all Targets where off the board
They made Deal with Miami for LB KJ Wright who Move to ROLB in Detroit

They sent next years 2nd round to Miami + Buffalo's 7th rounder
In Return Miami Send It's 7th Next year + LB Wright

So with Matt Stafford Contact Done after this year
The Lions Secured a Possible QB of the Future
It came down to Mariota or QB Brett Hundley

They Lions Decided that Mariota had more Value at this time
Even if GM is not huge Fan of Scramblers.
The Late Value was too good.
we Feel He'll be 84 to 87 Over Range.
He had depth to Strong Possession in Detroit
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Lions Draft Picks Tom Riddell Era where are they now


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Lions Draft History Tom Riddell Years 2013-2019
1st Pick where are they now Edition

Red = Has moved on
Sliver = Still in Detroit


In this edtion will look at Lions top Pick of each Draft
See where they are now


2014 :2.18WR Ronnie Lewis 5'7 185 89 over
http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4167&skin=lp
Lewis is Speed Demon at the Time
The Lions Felt He'd Be impossible to stop in the slot
But he never really became the break our star they expected
He was traded to Tampa when The Team Had Change in offensive philosophy
He now on Trade block in Tampa but has become one fastest WR in the league but his size imo was his downfall .


2015: 3:26 DT T.J. Barnes 6'6 369 93 Over
http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4634&skin=lp
Barnes is still with the lions
He top is their #1 defensive tackle



2016: 1.32 Josh Ware SS 6'3 222 98 Over
http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=8537&skin=lp
Since Being Drafted 3 years ago Ware has a Great fit in Detroit
Total Tackles so far 234 10 For a loss



2017 1.25 TE Eric Ebron 6'4 260 87 Over
http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=8970&skin=lp
Ebron is one few TE's who speed is +88 in the league
But he also become a very good Blocker in the run Game
Last year was his best year at a Pro 751 Yards on 39 Catches
7 TD 3 Drops 47 Pancakes not one sack


2018 :1.10 LT Brandon Scherff 6'5 320 88 Over
http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=9339&skin=lp
In His Rookie Seen Scherfee Gave up 1 Sack
although He did not win Rookie Pancake title
He was 2nd and I rather less sacks
This year I expect him contunue to grow

The Lions have always done well no matter where
They Drafted what Pick 2.20 Bring this year
Well have to see.
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Lions Sign FS Spoto Miss out on Tackle Marshall .


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The Lions Resigned FA FS Bob Spoto to a new 4 year 7.35M/1.24 Deal



Spoto Returns to Detroit after being early in the 2018 Season
He'll back up Starter Bud Cochran

The Lions also Tried to Reunite with Former OT Marshall but lost out to The world Champion Rams
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Lions add Depth with Seattle Trade


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The Lions sent a 6th round pick to Seattle for 3 Depth Players
With The Lions low on Picks in Made Since to do this trade.



The Lions send 6.01 to Seahawks

In Return They add 3 Cheep Depth Players
SS Duke Williams

http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4675&skin=lp


ROLB Warren Genovese
http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=9424&skin=lp

C Dirk Walker
http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=9378&skin=lp

this fills up some depth holes on the Lions for 2019
We don't many picks this year Said the Lions GM
Since where not trading Futures this year
we have to careful with picks .
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Lions GM Blowing smoke at Media


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Lions GM Tom Riddell Said Team would not take part in 1st round of FA
He was blowing smoke


Early Today The Lions made bid on Jets FA MLB Alec Ogletree
The Lions have Very good MLB in Martez Wilson
why would they be going after another are they going to a 3-4?
Is wilson about to Traded or Cut ?

We ask GM Riddell about He's said He has no comment on players in FA at this time.
but said 1st Round FA Bidding is costly and price on players is very high
Plus the Team the player was on can match
so no guarantee Any player will change hands on Saturday .
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Lions Training Camp Report-2019 Edtion


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The 2018 Lions Returned to playoffs as wildcard but father time is not kind to Football players
Changes are coming in Detroit and GM Tom Riddell Said He's hates it.
as Said Last year Johnson time in Detroit would be short
Now it has ended Now Lions look ahead with Total rebuild in next The 3 seasons.


The-Off Season :

The 1st Person out the door was DC Rob Ryan for 2nd year in Row the Lions changed DC
Signing Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell
Then The Cuts started as Lions tried in Vane to Keep Johnson in Detroit.
The Following Players all cut or not resigned to make cap room
FS Dana Garcia
QB Ashton McIntyre
C Mike Pollak
LOLB Mychal Kendricks

But it was not enough so Lions tried to renegotiated Matt Stafford deal
But league rules you can only do it once and before GM Riddlel Took over Jason Arnold
Redid Stafford deal. Now Stafford will play last Season in Detroit this year.
Before giving way to new Starter Cameron Hester

so Since the lions could not renegotiated Matt Stafford deal
Johnson was cut at 9 am 6-18-2019
along with Johnson also Cut where
FB Rhett Ellison
LT Charles Brown

It was not all doom and gloom as David Gettis has resigned
for 3 more years.


The GM has also tried to trade DE Allen Bailey for some more draft picks
as the Rebuild in Detroit has started. But could not agree on deal with 2 Teams. Plus with cuts where over the Trade Cap.

The Chopping Block Team cuts




TRADES Wheeling and dealing Time

CB Demario Mitchell & RG Thunder Brooks to SF for 5th and 6th round picks.


Roy Helu & 7th round pick to Dallas for HB bruising Matt Fulcher

Lions 4th Round pick to Buffalo for LG Desmond McDaniels + Bills 7th Round


Lions send there 6th Round pick SF for FB Daryl Harvey


Lions send SF Pick 6:01 to Seattle for SS Duke Williams ROLB Warren Genovese C Dirk Walker

Lions Send next year 2nd and Buffalo's 7th round to Miami
For MLB K.J. Wright and a 7th next year.

Lions send 5.21 and Future 3rd To Dallas
For 4.1 and Future 5th .


Pre Draft Depth Chart

Detroit Lions Predraft Depth Chart Depth Chart - 2019
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRDavid Gettis #84 Byron Marshall #11 (slot)Erich Carey #10Open TBA
TEEric Ebron #85Daryl Harvey #32Jojo Tatum #88
LTBrandon Scherff #71 Open TBA
LGAlvin Bailey #73Marcus Cannon #63
CBraxston Cave #68Dirk Walker #65
RG Desmond McDaniels #76Open TBA
RTJake Matthews #72Jackson Smith #66
WRDarvin Adams #17Eric Ebron #85 (slot)Sidney Harris (73)Open TBA
QBMatthew Stafford #9Cameron Hester #18open TBA
FBDaryl Harvey #40 Jojo Tatum #88
HBLamar Miller #44Matt Fulcher #34DeShawn James #28Open TBA
Base 4-3 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDEAllen Bailey #97Open TBA
LDTT.J. Barnes #99Open TBA
RDTTerrell McClain #95
RDELogan Havelock #90Cam Johnson #94
WLBBenjamin Yambo #57Warren Genovese #55
MLBMartez Wilson #50A.J. Klein #51
SLBKhaseem Greene #52Open TBA
CBRay Turner #30Chase Minnifield #43 (Nickle)Daryl Zimmerman #39
SSJosh Ware #29Duke Williams #20
FSBud Cochran #42Open TBA
CBBrandon Boykin #27 Zion Wright #45Open TBA
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KDan Bailey #2
PRyan Allen #5
HCameron Hester #18
PRDeShawn James #28Zion Wright #45Ray Turner #30
KRDeShawn James #28Zion Wright #45Ray Turner #30
LSJackson Smith #66


Free Agent Signings

FS Bob Spott 4 years 7.35M/1.24
DT Dudley Bryan 5 years 7.90M/1.80
LT Ed Carter 5 years 7.80M /1.05M



2019 Draft Class

Lions 2nd 2.22 QB Marcus Mariota
49ers 4th 4:01 LG Moses Blanff
49ers 5th 5.01 LE Nathan Cartwright



Training Camp:


On Offence :New Rookie QB Marcus Mariota Throwing power to be Inproved.
we be Adding Speed To be TE Eric Ebron & WR Byron Marshall

also Adding agility to Last year 1st round pick Brandon Scherff
On Defense :LE Logan Havelock will gain 1 Speed


Camp Battles
2nd String QB Hester vs Rookie Mariota



RG McDaniels vs Rookie Blanff

ROLB Yambo vs Wright

Wright will lose 5 AWR with Pos change.




Pre season Depth Chart
*=new starter /R= Rookie/NB=Nickle Back

Detroit Lions Depth Chart - 2019
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRDarvin Adams #17Byron Marshall #11Sidney Harris #12
TEEric Ebron #85Daryl Harvey #40*Jojo Tatum #88
LTJake Matthews #72Jackson Smith #66
LG Alvin Bailey #73 Marcus Cannon #63
CBraxston Cave #68Dirk Walker #65
RGDesmond McDaniels #76 *Moses Blanff #64(R)
RTBrandon Scherff #71Ed Carter #69
WRDavid Gettis #84Eric Ebron #85Erich Carey #10
QBMarcus Mariota #8 * (R)Cameron Hester #18Matthew Stafford #9
FBDaryl Harvey #40*Jojo Tatum #88
HB Lamar Miller #44Matt Fulcher #45 DeShawn James #28 (3rd Down back)
Base 4-3 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDEAllen Bailey #97Nathan Cartwright #93 (R)
LDTTerrell McClain #95Logan Havelock #90
RDTT.J. Barnes #99Dudley Bryant #98
RDE Logan Havelock #90Cam Johnson #94
WLBK.J. Wright #59 *Benjamin Yambo #57
MLBMartez Wilson #50A.J. Klein #51
SLBKhaseem Greene #52Warren Genovese #55
CBRay Turner #30Chase Minnifield #43 (NB)Daryl Zimmerman #39
SSJosh Ware #29Duke Williams #20
FSBud Cochran #42Bob Spoto #47
CBBrandon Boykin #27Zion Wright #49Bob Spoto #47
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KDan Bailey #2
PRyan Allen #5
HCameron Hester #18
PRDeShawn James #28 Zion Wright #49Matt Fulcher #34
KRDeShawn James #28 Zion Wright #49Matt Fulcher #34
LSDirk Walker #65



Upcoming Season Predictions:
The Rebuild is under way
QB Matt Stafford is the last of Old Guard here in Motown.
for the Record This is rebuilding year I expect a record around 9-7
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Lions cut Two More.


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GM Tom Riddell has swung the axe two more times
Cutting FB Rhett Ellison& LT Charles Brown


Ellison Came to Detroit Via Trade Played TE/FB
But with Ebron Drafted in 1st round and Jojo Tatum in the 3rd Round
Plus his Huge Contact The Lions had to part ways with him

Brown was FA signing in 2016 and Played G & T for lions
but with Youth Movement on the 0-Lion his Time was numbered.

The Lions now Wait for Trade for DE Allen Bailey
as they Require draft picks to start Huge Rebuild
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End of a Era in Detroit Lions Cut Megatron.


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It a Sad Day at here The Lion cut WR Calvin Johnson today
The Lions need cap Room to Resign David Gettis .
as the Exe Fell on Future GZL Hall of Famer



end of era in Detroit Calvin johnson will play for someone else this year

We had no one worth Renegotiated with big enough Number to Keep Megaton
My Main goal here was allow him say a Lion till he retired
I've Failed
Johnson. is Icon in Detroit and I told him how much it hurt me to this
said the Gm
This hardest cut for me to make ever .
But Right now David Gettis gives us more upside then megaton.
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Lions trade with Bills


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The Lions have Traded for OG Desmond McDaniels


The deal with Buffalo Sent Tampa's 4th Round pick to Buffalo
The lions got 7th Round back as part of the Trade




We loved his Feet Said GM Riddell
He'll be Moved to RG and compete for a starting Spot "

The Lions Have decided not to resign RG Logan Mankins
We decided to go Younger on O-line Said the GM
We feel It the Right Direction for out Team
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Lions Renegotiated Stafford Contact Resign Gettis


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Lions QB Matthew Stafford contract has renegotiated
The Lions Resigned there star QB to 3 year deal


The Deal is worth 46.45M /5.15 SB for 3 years
The Deal Frees up Much Needed Cap Space for the Lions
Who Use part of Money to Resign WR David Gettis
Gettis also signed for 3 years for 23.45M/SB 5.19M


We need these players to Finish there carriers here in Detroit
Said GM Tom Riddell Matt us help gain a ton of Cap Room.
The Lions now just under 4 Million in cap
They are not expected to be big players in Free agency this year
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Stafford could Holdout this year


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Lions QB Matthew Stafford is threatening to Hold out of Camp.
if contract is not renegotiated


GM Tom Riddell has also made a threats to Trade Stafford.
No one thinks he's bluffing Said Stafford
But GM Riddell continues to say he won't trade the QB
But He could Talk to his agent about the Contract

Riddell has quarterback Cameron Hester waiting in wings
Is it time for change in Detroit ?
Stafford hold most league Records in Passing Including
41273 Yards TD Passes 277 & completions 2812

But Matt is aging closer to regression
The Lions have been getting Hester Ready for 4 Seasons now
He' Feels he's ready and Angry his not got the top job

It Said Stafford is also upset about Johnson Bring move into #3 This year
However, there are several other elements that could make this dubious franchise uphold its reputation.

Johnson's future is unknown.
While the thought is that Johnson will be released Or moved to 3rd WR
IF Megaton is back in Detroit. it's hardly a slam dunk
said Free Press Reporter Dave Birkett,





an Other Question is How will either QB respond to Starting WR David Gettis & Darvin Adams
They Have taking some of Megaton's shine away as he struggled in OTA's
Changing a QB now could help as the offense transitions under coordinator Scott Linehan

Will Stafford Be Lion this year or could He Moved out for younger Blood a
It could just a move to help with a perceived hold out of the starting quarterback
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Lions trade with Cowboys


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The Lions have sent 2019 7th Round pick & Roy Helu To Dallas
For HB Matt Fulcher Pending He' is Resigned by Dallas as RFA.

The Lions where look for a power back To go with Starter Lamar Miller
& HB/KR Ace DeShawn James

Fulcher Future in Dallas was said to be very Tenuous
After Dallas Drafted Melvin Gordon in 2018 & has good depth behind him

it win win deal
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Lions add some Fewell to the Defence


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Allen Pakt MI,
GM Tom Riddell & Head coach Scott Linehan Held a Press confrence
To Induce new DC Perry Fewell who takes over for the fired Rob Ryan




Fewell Come to Lions after Break from Football
His last Job was with Gaints
in 2014 Giants Where Team Went 10-6 they also Won a Super Bowl
That year.

He was released end of 2017 Season
The Lions are hoping He Build a the under achieving Deference in to a win top 5 Defense



Fewell Said " I've miss coaching it'ss in my blood and needed to come back and win another super bowl this time in Detroit"
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Lions 1 and Done in Playoffs


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Allen Pakt MI,
The Lions Lost in OT To the Redskins in Washington
The Redskins took the lead late 4th Quarter with both Teams Starting QB Outs



The Lions HB DeShawn James Ran the Kick back to sendinh Game to OT
We Thought had shot but could not pull off the win Tied 20-20.

as Redskins James Mayes Take OT Kickoff back 99 Yards for Score
Both Teams played hard but the game ends 26-20 Redskins


There Still some Major Off Season Questions
Calvin Johnson where dose stand with Lions Offence

How do lions fix leaky Defense

who do lions resign and we do they let go

Is this GM Riddell Last Kick at the Cat ?

Will Find out this off-season
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Question and Answers Round 2


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Time for another Questions and Answers
You give the questions and I'll Respond


You have till next Saturday to get your Questions in .
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Taste of the Lions Awards


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The Lions Announced The Team Awards at Taste of Lions Event at ford Field
Here is a list of the Winners




Team MVP Mathew : Stafford QB
Stafford had another 4000 yard Plus season and 32 TD


Rookie of the Year :Brandon Scherff OT
was 2nd in Pancakes with 74 for Rookies O-line
only gave up only 1 sack all year


Offence Player of the year : Calvin Johnson WR

Calvin may have slowed down but he was still pain to Defences
Catching 105 Passes for 1373 yards and 5 TD's


Special Teams Player of the Year : DeShawn James HB/Returner
James was lions 3rd pick and was special Team Demon
On Kick Returns 77 for 1928 yards 2 TD an 25 Yards on Returns


Deference player of The year :Martez Wilson MLB
Willson was a Force on Defence
99 Tackles 4 INT's 1 Forced Fumble


Fantasy player of the year :David Gettis WR
David had 9 TD this year at #1 WR spot
also 99 Catches for 1397 yards


Comeback Player of the Year : Lamar Miller HB
Lamar has best season Since 2015
Rushing for 1388 yards on 320 Attemps
Scoring 7 Times on Ground
Including a 81 Yard run vs the 49ers.

Most Improved Player :Eric Ebron TE
Eric was Lions 1st round pick in 2017
This year he set personal Highs in Panacakes 47 no sacks
Catches yards and TD 39 for 751 Yards 7TD

Play of the year :CB Ray Turner
89 INT Return for 6
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Lions send 3 to Probowl and make playoffs.


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The Lions are in the playoffs
The Team also Announced they have 3 Pro Bowlers This year
QB Matt Stafford WR Calvin Johnson & David Gettis



Stafford Threw 550 Passes this year 312 where caught
Another 4,000 Yard Plus Season for Vet QB His 7th over 4,0000 yards
32 TD and 91.7 QBR

Stafford Complemented his Better Protection this year to his good year
"the 0-lions was fantastic and hope they keep it up in the playoffs."



Megatron Move into #2 WR Spot This year
The Future Hall of Fame WR Caught 105 Balls for 1374 yards 4 TD


Gettis Move into #1 WR Spot Catching 99 passes for 1397 yards 9 TD
Lions OC Charlie Weis Said the Team had better Balance this year
As they also rushed for 106 yards per avg per Game.
Allowing The New 0-lineman to T-off D-line players

The Hoggies where happy not always be Passing blocking


New Up a Trip to wild card Round and Visit to Washington.
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Lions Sign Haloti Ngata to fix leaky run D


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Allen Park MI,
Haloti Ngata is a Detroit Lion
GM Riddell sign the veteran DT to veteran Deal 1M 500K

The Run Defense has been awful this season
They needed to try and fit it




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In Order to clear Cap for the DT The lions Released FS Bob Spot & DT Dudley Bryant
The Lions are 27th in run Defense
it's the Lions hope Haloti Ngata can change that

GM Riddell could not reach for comment
Where told he was in Meeting with the coaching Staff.



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Lions lose Starting safety in loss to Oakland.


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Ford Field Detroit MI,
Starting FS Bud Cochran Went down In Preseason loss to Oakland.
Cochran is Lost for half The Season due to a Dislocated elbow
This caused a chain-reaction as GM Riddell knew it might



The Lions then sent 3 Pink Slips out to 3 back up players
WR Chris Spires DT Rashard Rodgers DE Matt Kendall
The Lions then Sent Signed FS Dana Garcia to a 3 year deal


Next The Lions sent a Pats 5th Round pick to Houston
Coming to Detroit is DT Dudley Bryant
The lions Need to sign a Another good Saftey Due having young CB.


Next up is Game today vs Rams where Dana Garcia will play.
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Lions to Start Backup Rest of Way after win in Tampa.


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Raymond James Stadium Tampa Florida the Detroit Lions defeated
a scrappy Buccaneers team 27 to 10




Johnson Moves up Field after a catch

As the Lions test it out new combinations on both the offense of an defense of lines. In his only half of football this preseason
Stafford completed 12 of 20 passes for hundred and 54 yards and one touchdown and one interception

The Lions ran the ball more than usual
handing the pigsinl off 26 times for 82 yards
next up for the Lions is a home game versus the Oakland Raiders

Most of the Key offense of starters will not play
Calvin Johnson Matthew Stafford Lamar Miller and David Gaddis will sit out the rest of the preseason

The Lions will now start backup QB Cameron Hester the rest of the preseason
the Lions will give the new starting offensive line a chance to learn and work as Team

Rookie Stand outs from The Tampa Game
Rookie DE Logan Havelock 2 Sacks
Rookie OT Brandon Scherff 3 Pancakes 1 Sack allowed
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2018 Lions Draft Recap.


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Lions 2018 Video Draft Recap.



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Lions move up to get top Tackle in Draft.


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Allen Park Michigan,
Detroit Lions general manager Tom Riddell has sign 1 year extension
He'll be Lions GM threw 2019 Season.

He then traded Picks 1.31 3.5 and Future 1st to New England.
to move into top 10 and grab Iowa Tackle Brandon Scherff
Brandon won The outland Trophy as Collage Football best Lineman .



Should grade out to 83 or better over




GM Riddell Said Scherff will stay at LT For season or two
will he get use to GZL Game Speed
At 6'5 320 Pounds with very good Feet he should do well at LT.
He had 8 pancakes in Collage all start games no Sacks

The changes will be made on Right side
with vet Jake Matthews Make a Switch to some where on Right side.

The lions have improved there O-line with this moves
But with Young Defense is it enought
Most mocks had going in the top 10
Neal Wintermute Eagles the best OL available had him going #2
Keith Van Wagner cowboys saw him as the Top Lineman going #3 in there mock

G_Pearce Raiders had him top lineman going into the top 20
Nic St. Marie Seahawks had him as toplineman going 6th in his mock
Jason Arnold Colts had him as top lineman going to New England at 1.3
Stanley Mock (Giants) had him going again at 1.3
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Indy's Offense just got a little bit better
With the close of open Free Agency period wrapping up, the Indianapolis Colts continued on their quest to upgrade their putrid offense from last season.

They have signed:

Zach Ertz who was the most coveted free agent Tight End, by far. And while not a Wide Receiver he's going to be a threat at the TE position and create mismatches.

WR Kevin Ogletree who is a little long in the tooth, but still sports tremendous speed, despite being 6'2. He will be a guy that can be dangerous on the outside or in the slot. He's just another weapon that has been added.

C Matt Smith is an excellent, young pass blocking Center. In a draft that features very, very little at the Center position, the Colts went out to get a guy who can be a solid, young starter. He won't be an all-pro, but he should be good enough and fills another void.

CB Chris Cook isn't an offensive player, obviously. But he's a 6'2 corner who still has 'good enough' speed and will be a big time asset in the nickel position. He brings more then just veteran leadership .. he's a pretty damn good cornerback at this point in his career.
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Colts make another move; add a star
The Indianapolis Colts, just days after acquiring QB Ryan Tannehill have added a very viable piece to their rebuilding puzzle. They have added all-world WR AJ Green.

The Colts were almost handcuffed into having to select a WR at 1.06, but with AJ Green in the mix, their talent level at WR is suddenly looking very competitive. With AJ Green on the outside, you now have Kendall Wright and Jamie Linde adding a more speed, explosiveness dimension to a suddenly scary offense.

Don't forget they took a very big step into upgrading a mediocre OL with adding OT Luke Joekel in Free Agency.


The deal looks like this:

Colts send:

1.06
2.06
2.30

Raider send:

AJ Green
1.26
and 7.26



Where are the Colts targeting with the 26th pick in the draft? Common knowledge points to additional upgrades on the Offensive Line or Tight End position, but -- GM Jason Arnold loves defense and has made it clear he's eyeing another pass rusher to go with their very surprising and successful third round OLB Junior Rivers. Stay tuned.
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Lions Trade WR


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Allen Park Michigan,
Detroit Lions general manager Tom Riddell has traded a receiver
but it's not who you expect the Lions have sent Emmanuel Sanders to the Eagles for halfback Roy Hulu




The Lions had come close to trading Calvin Johnson
They were getting very close to agreeing on an exit strategy with bus cook Megatrons agent .

But the Eagles Swooped to Keep Megatron in Honolulu blue and silver
the Lions needed a running back
after losing one in restricted free agency & cutting one earlier the in the off-season
Sanders was one they wanted to move all along .


Hulu is a good kick returner and a nice backup for the Lions
this allows Megatron to retire as a Lion.
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Lions Land Star Top Linebacker


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Allen Park Michigan,
GM Thomas Riddell Reach into FA and Bag what he Came for
Bronco Linebacker Kaseem Green




Green was drafted
in the 14th pick of the second round of the 2014 draft
In his four years with the Broncos
He has 218 tackles 35 for loss 14 sacks and 24 deflections

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GM Riddell was thrilled with Pickup
But it was huge cost 5 years 50M with 20M in Signing Bonus
He'll be just 29 at end of the contact in 5 seasons
Here the break down
Year 1 7.32M
Year 2 8.31M
Year 3 9.61M
year 4 11.29M
year 5 13.47M



"He was our target all along
we knew we needed to upgrade the line-backing corps this year
our defense was awful
Rob wanted this kid pretty bad
Where very Happy He agree to Term
Please don't expect any more spending from the Lions
this was it "


Lions will now concentrate on the draft
then finish the roster with cheap free agents
with is move the Lions also Cut the following Players
Victor Thompson OLB & OLB Greg Carroll
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Indianapolis Colts Announce trade - Franchise QB added
In a shocking twist this already in this young off-season, the Terrelle Pryor experiment is cut short. The Colts were pursued by the Cincinnati Bengals to trade off franchise QB Ryan Tannehill.

The talks only took all of a few hours before the trade was finalized and sent to the league offices. It was approved today. The deal includes:

Colts send:

1.27
2.24
3.02


Bengals send:
QB Ryan Tannehill
WR Jamie Linde
and 3.30


GM Jason Arnold had this to say, "I hate to give up on Terrelle Pryor or demote him. He was a guy we were thrilled to develop, but I felt like I was able to get Ryan Tannehill fairly cheap and he's more polished and gives us a better chance to win immediately."

What about Jamie Linde? "He's very quick, very quick. He'll make big contributions as a slot WR. We look for guys in the slot that are smaller, but quicker in and out of their cuts and he's that guy. This solidifies a gaping hole for us at WR. We already have Kendall Wright, now we need to obtain a bonafide number one WR to finish off this trio."

Shortly after the deal was done and solidified, the Colts announced that Terrelle Pryor was on the trade block. While not polished, he brings a lot to the table as he's very tall, strong, fast(88 speed), and has good arm strength to go along with it(92 THP). If a team is wanting a developmental QB that already has one year of seasoning and a ton of upside, they should field calls to the Indy Front Office.
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Lions Facts Megatron & Stafford addition


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Welcome to Lions Facts Stafford & Megatron addition


The dynamic duo
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Combined for more completions touchdowns and catches
than any other combo in league history
Stafford and Johnson are 2 of 10 players on the roster over 30
Johnson is 32 Stafford is 31
Johnson and Stafford make for 25% of the Lions cap Number
their combined salary is 25.44 million

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Stafford Facts
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Stafford also been sacked more than any other quarterback in GZL history at 160 times
HE also holds that passing touchdowns Record with 245
Stafford has also thrown the ball more than any other quarterback in GZL history with 4533 attempts
he also holds the record for completions with 2500
54 Games with at least 300 yards Passing
13 Games with 400 yards
1 Game with 500 yards
Has throw for 5000 yards more any QB in GZL History .
Hold League Recorded for Single season Passing 5786

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He's Megatron what else is there to say

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Johnson holds the career league in receiving yards at 12,331
Johnson also holds the receptions lead at 756
the second longest touchdown in GZL history was 93 yards thrown to Calvin Johnson
Johnson's also caught 93 touchdown passes good for second all-time
Johnson leads The league in all time drops with 79
Johnson leads in yards after catch 2484
53 100 yard Games Receiving
25 125 yard Games Receiving
10 200 Yard Games Receiving
Hold the single season Yards after Catch Record 527
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Pt2 Question and Answers From Yesterday Question


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Allen Park Michigan,
Welcome to our first questions and answers press conference
our first question is from Anthony Fernandez of Tampa Bay


A_Fernandez :
Why won't you reply to trade offers from Tampa?


At this time we don't feel that we are not in a positioned to trade with the Buccaneers
we are rebuilding
they been known for taking high pics for their players
we wish to hang onto those Picks at this time
therefore have not had any contact that this particular team

Next question is from Oakland Raiders GM Garth Pearce
G_Pearce :
Do you feel that trading CB Jimmy Smith to divisional powerhouse
the Bears was a bad move, even though
you probably got the best compensation you were likely to get for him?

Is Megatron likely to be moved in the preseason if his morale drops enough?



Thank you for your question let me address the first part of that
trading with the division rival is always double-edged sword
yes we did get great value for Jimmy who in final year of his deal.
To me it made no sense first keep a player that I know I wasn't Going able to re-sign
as I said in our first press conference
our first priority is re-signing David Gettis
since we have a ton of free agents next Season
someone had to go and since we got good value I am fine with it .

Now for the second part of your question
Calvin will play the slot & bit at $2 most likely this year
as we try to develop our young receivers

if his morale drops
yes he could be traded and I discussed that will Calvin
he is an icon in Detroit & it's very hard to trade icon
but as Suh found out not impossible
Even if it breaks my heart to do it.

Next question another Question from Anthony Fernandez of Tampa Bay
A_Fernandez :
Is it safe to call Suh's career a disappointment?


disappointment is a strong word
he was payed to put pressure up the middle
His stats show He was never very good at sacking the quarterback
but He was a very strong run Defender and good tackler
I would say he was just an average player in Detroit.
but that could change in Seattle where you'll get some excellent coaching

Next question Comes from the Jets Greg Wendel
G_Wendel :
There was a lot of talk about the Lions running the ball more in 2017
and it seems that many of the key elements of the passing
game are being shipped out or at least put on the block.

Does this mean that we will see an offense in 2018
that more heavily features Lamar Miller (or even another back that isn't yet on the roster)?


Again thank you for your question let me respond
by saying we are going with a younger bunch of receivers
as we make the transition from the old guard
let me declare Detroit will always be pass 1st as long Matt is playing.

I do expect more out of Mr. Miller this season
we well addressed the running back spot via free agent or the draft
there will be games where we expect Mr. Miller or his new counterparts to do more.

our system we asked our Backs to get between 60 to 80 yards per game
so we keep people honest.
This season expect our backs to get 75 to 90 yards a game
Thank you all for your questions
we look forward to doing this after the preseason
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Changing of the DT a look back


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Allen Park Michigan,
with with the Detroit Lions moving on From Suh
we thought we compare the first three years of Barnes vs Suh


Here are the Raw Stats



BARNES

SUH



Their first year

Sacks Barnes 3 Suh 2

Tackles Barnes 40 Suh 35

Tackles for loss Barnes 5 Suh 2

Forced Fumbles Barnes 1 Suh 1




year 2

Sacks Barnes 2 Suh 3

Tackles Barnes 27 Suh 51

Tackles for loss Barnes 7 Suh 15

Forced Fumbles Barnes 0 Suh 0


year 3

Sacks Barnes 4 Suh 4

Tackles Barnes 34 Suh 36

Tackles for loss Barnes 2 Suh 7

Forced Fumbles Barnes 0 Suh 0


As you can see those that are very similar in their first three years
with a advantage to suh in years Two and three

Final Stat AGE Barnes 26 Suh 31

ESPN got Anonymous comments from inside the Lions locker room
Barmes will still be playing high Level
will is Suh is back sliding his way to old age home
Suh was a locker room cancer and the malcontent
we are grateful he is out of our locker room
he was not a team guy well TJ is
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1.31 Will stay in Detroit for now


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ESPN has reported general manager Tom Riddell the following colleges Pro days.
Florida State Texas Fresno State Michigan State State
University of Central Florida
Louisiana State University Arizona University of Central Michigan
Duke and and Notre Dame


It is said that the Ford's private jet took off from a private airstrip near Detroit and is not been back in three days
The GM is scheduled to meet with the media tomorrow
When asked about this the Asst. general manager had no comment

Rumor also said that the Lions will stay at 1 31 and take the best player available
regardless of position
then come back in later rounds and address need

When asked about this earlier this week
the general manager had no comment
When ask if Lions could move up or back during the draft
That always a possibly
He then went into his office and locked the door

A Rumor is that Matthew Stafford has put his Michigan home on the market for 43.5 million
Are the Lions be walking away from Stafford after this season?
that question can only be answered at the end of this year
if general manager Tom Riddell's contract is renewed by him or the next GM
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Lions questions and answers session with GM tomorrow PT 1


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Allen Park Michigan,
general manager of the Detroit Lions
Thomas Riddell has made another trait
His third of the off-season
Tomorrow afternoon at 1 PM Eastern December 18
I asked my fellow GM's to submit questions for the session


Please post your questions in this thread
and I will answer them tomorrow at 1 PM in the afternoon
thank you for participating in advance
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Lions Trade with Atlanta


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Allen Park Michigan,
general manager of the Detroit Lions
Thomas Riddell has made another trait
His third of the off-season


On his way to Detroit is defensive tackle Terrel MacLean
also coming to Detroit is Kansas City's fifth-round selection
number 5.27

In return for the rights to MacLean
The Lions surrendered the Texans third-round pick 3.18

MacLean will be the number two defensive tackle in Detroit
behind new starter T.J Barnes
With Suh now in Seattle
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Indianapolis Colts Finalize Trade, Grab 1.01
In a move to ensure the Indianapolis Colts get "their guy" they have moved from 1.02 to 1.01 by packaging 2.09 along with their selection.

This move may puzzle some as they had a chance to sit tight and still grab their guy, but some inside the Front Office in Indy felt that the Eagles had their man pegged the entire time.

GM Jason Arnold's comments, "Why not? We were sitting on three first rounders, four second rounders, and two third rounders. Why not make sure we get our man? I have no regrets."

With this move finalized and waiting league approval the Indianapolis Colts now have:

1.01
1.06
1.27
2.2
2.6
2.24
3.2
3.25
4.2


They have several assets they can use to rebuild this roster with depth and starting caliber talent. That was the plan all along as Arnold took over a bad Indy team without a single first or second round draft choice in last years' draft.

So? Who's the mystery man?

With the first overall selection, the Indianapolis Colts select, CB Trae Waynes from Michigan State.

This now gives the Colts an incredibly formidable and more importantly, young secondary. Their starting Cornerbacks are now Trae Waynes and Travis Murphy.

Behind them at safety they feature Antonio Allen and Robert Lester.


You can expect the Colts to put a lot time and energy into providing some support for QB Terrelle Pryor at either WR, OL, or TE with some of their additional selections.
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Go west SUH go West


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Allen Park Michigan,
GM Thomas Riddell made hardest trade of his life today
sending a All star DT Adamukong Suh to to the Seattle Seahawks
along with the Texans fifth-round selection in this years draft


Coming back to Detroit are
Cincinnati's third-round selection i
Lions fourth-round selection
along with wide receiver Darvin Adams Via Hou Threw Sea.

Adam had to be told in min Flight
He'd been traded for 2nd time in 24hours
Adams will learn on Calvin Johnson & WR David Gettis
This Switch Between 2 3 and 4 WR this year.

GM Riddells Comments :
"It been tough Day trading Suh away said the GM
But Where happy with T.J. Barnes Development under SUH.
And Feel the Time is right for Him to Be #1 DT In Detroit
The paper work still has to be filed and Okay by GZL Head office
But's pretty much a done deal"
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Lions trade CB Smith to bears


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Allan Park MI
Cornerback Jimmy Smith has been a stable in Detroit
but with the Lions next year having a ton of free agents
the team has decided to part ways with Jimmy




The Lions now have a first and two third-round picks
The Lions decided to take this trade
due to the fact they have have so many free agents next season
top priority for re-signing next year was not Jimmy
They rather get something for him
then losing next year for nothing

"We wish him luck in Chicago just not against us
in return the Lions picked up first and sixth round draft selections
plus developmental corner the Mariano Mitchell
Our top priority is re-signing receiver David Gettis
so this was a no-brainer taking Chicago's first and six round picks"
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Morning Press conf 2 Johnson not moving yet .


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Allen Park Michigan,
general manager Thomas Riddell steps to the podium
we spoke with bus Cook all night
but were unable to come to a agreement on Calvin Johnson's no trade clause


We are now looking at moving DT Ndamukong Suh
we will not give them away even at the age of 32
but we well take a reasonable offer for the prized defensive tackle


I will be speaking to the Jaguars today
sending my regrets that we cannot consummate a trade
during the off-season
but hope we can get one done before the trade deadline

Well opening the entire roster for trade talks
thank you I will be taking questions at this time
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Morning Press conf 1


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Allen Park Michigan,
the 11 AM press briefing by general manager, Thomas Riddell
was longer than usual



When asked about trade rumors regarding several key players
the general manager was very candid
we were up against the cap pretty hard
He said"we have to lighten the payroll
we are looking at all options including some of our veteran players"

When asked about quarterback Matthew Stafford
he said we looked at it but at this time we feel a trade isn't necessary
we are grooming his successor Cameron Hester
but feels he needs another year behind Stafford
so he has atleast one more year here.

When asked about Calvin Johnson & his possible trade the Jacksonville there is a possible trade in the works
but until Calvin removes his no trade clause
No movement can be made were talking to his agent Mr. Cook
I will make no further comment at this time next question

what is Ndamukong Suh status.

As for Suh offers have been made
but nothing satisfactory and unless it's the perfect offer
Suh will be back in Detroit for at least one more season
Next question

When asked about receiver Emmanuel Sanders and his comments on twitter about the lack of playing time last year and being disgruntled

I've spoken to his agent he is tradable but offers have been semt/
of if he stays his attitude need changes or he will ride the bench the entire season


when asked about the incoming green zone football draft
he had no comment saying it was too early to make any such comments about the draft

We don't even know anything about the draft class and therefore talking about it is moot

He then walked off the podium with reporters chasing them down the hall


If you like to ask a question to lions GM
Please post in this thread below and it be including the next press conference thread
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Can changes be made in motor city or is GM Riddell finished.
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Calvin Johnson was drafted by the Detroit Lions with 2nd pick overall of 2007 Draft
He’s been a lion all his career until now with his skills dropping the Lions are set to move on without him

One problem Johnson is not ready to leave as a no trade clause
Johnson agent said he does not want to lead Detroit and hold steady on his right to void any trade




GM Thomas Riddell has Deal in place to Send Johnson to Jacksonville
But cannot act on it Till l Johnson Voids his no trade clause
As a result no deal can be made until the impasse has been rectified

Also on the block is defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh
But so far the GM is not ready to let go of his tackle for what he’s been offered

The Lions are hard against the cap
They needing money to resign players and get a few FA
In what could be the last Season of the Riddell regime in Detroit

Rumors are that of ford family is looking at bringing a cap specialist
I cannot comment on my future here in Detroit said the general manager
My job to get the lion’s ready this season and hope for another season
My only Regret is not winning super bowl with Stafford and Johnson
And having to move on with new players .

The the Lions do have a few good young player
Eric Ebron Bud Cochran Josh ware Ray Tuner
They are all coming into there Prime

We have a bright future in Detroit I would like to remain a part of it
but will have to see I cannot predict the future as I said
The Lions and GZL will still be here regardless of me being a part of it.
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Rob Ryan Lands in Detroit as new DC


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After a Long search the lions have hired Gunther Cunninghams Replacement
Rob Ryan was Pick from 4 coaching candidates as the lions new DC








"New DC Rob was hired after being let go in San Diego "
His Skills to Bring Defense together are big plus said the GM
"The front and back must work as 1 or Nothing gets done"
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Lions Training Camp 2018


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Changes are a foot in Detroit after making the Playoffs in 2016
2017 was a disappointment at 8-8
Fired was Dc Gunther Cunningham as Defense fell part
The Defense was 29th in the league overall changes need to be made.

Also it look like Calvin Johnson time in Detroit is close to an end.
Rumors are he's heading to the AFC south but those can't be confirmed
The Old Guard is being replace as new take over in the Motorcity



The-Off Season :

Coaching Changes
Fired Gunther Cunningham The Team DC was shown the door
No other changes taking place unless a coach is stolen




New DC Rob Ryan was hired after being let go in San Diego
His Skills to Bring Defense together are big plus said the GM
The front and back must work as 1 or Nothing gets done.

Transactions:


Trades :
Calvin Johnson & Future 5th Sent to Jacksonville 2nd and Future 2nd.


Exclusive Resign & restructures:
The Lions had a difficult decisions to make
first they restructure quarterback Cameron Hester 5 years 20.2 4 million with 4.4 5 million in signing bonus
next defensive tackle TJ Barns got a new deal 5 years 28.27 million with 6.25 million in signing bonus

Signed Seven year extension right guard Alvin Bailey
the deal is said to be worth 20.80 million with signing bonus of 11.48 million


The team also resigned Free defensive tackle Allen Bailey
three years 17.3 9 million with 4.17 in signing bonus'



Cuts :
tight end Cameron Mameron Morrah
free safety Chris Clemons
defensive end Jabal Sherard
right tackle Taylor Lawan
running back Jamaal Charles
Victor Thompson ROLB
QB Jacqueez Jameson

Free Agent Signings & Trades :

Lions Send Offer to Denver FA Linebacker Khaseem Green 91 over
5 years 50 Million 20 Million SB
The lions have Never spent Much on Linebackers.
This had to change now will Denver Match it.




Trade #1:
Lions trade CB Jimmy Smith to CHI
Coming to Lions CB Demario Mitchell Bears 1st & 6th round Picks


Trade# 2
Lions Send:
Ndamukong Suh 99 Over Age 31
Texans 5.18


Seahawks Send:
WR Darvin Adams 84 Over age 28
Bengals 3.5
Lions 4.12


Trade# 3:
Lions send :
Texans 3.18 to ATL

Falcons Send :
DT Terrell McClain 90 Over age 29
KC 5.27 to DET

Trade#4
Lions Send WR Emmanuel Sanders
Eaglles send HB Roy Helu

Trade 5
Lions send 5.30
KC send FS Bob Spoto He'll back up Pro Bowl FS Bud Cochran



Draft :




Day 1

Lions trade 1.31. 3.5 1st next year
For 1.10 and Future 5th From NE
Lions then Draft Brandon Scherff 83 over

The top tackle on there board.

Reason for trade is pass rush in NFC north is on of the toughest in the league

3.11 Via Tampa
Lions send 4.12 Future 3 and 4
Tamp Send 3.11 and Future 4th .
Lions the Take TE Jojo Tatum 6'3 240 Notre Dame 72 Over

He's a very good blocking TE and will be 3rd TE
The Lions use FB Rhett Elisson as 2nd TE
When Elison is in as the FB Spot Tatum will be the #2 TE

3.20 Vikings HB Deshawn James 5'10 199 Michigan 78 Over
We need a 3rd RB and KR
This kid was best KR in the Draft and a Threat to go
every time he touches the ball
Lions will add 10 Pounds Next year to him.

Biggest Steel of the Round OT Sherff.

Day two Picks

5.27 LE Logan Havelock 82 Over
6.13 OT Jackson Smith 69 Over
6.31 QB Ashton McIntyre 68 Over
7.10 WR Sidney Harris 73 Over
7.12 CB Zion Wright 72 Over

Biggest Steel of the Round DE Hacklock.


Training Camp:

The lions will work on 1st Round Eric Ebron & 6 Round Pick Byron Marshall
Adding Speed To be both
Will on Defense working on SS Josh Ware & CB Ray Turner











Upcoming Season Predictions:
The Roster is Slowing Getting Younger as old Guard is Replaced by new
for the Record This is rebuilding year I expect a record around 9-7
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Lions lose game and Ebron




MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ
The Lions where blown out by Giants 29-14





The Team just fell apart and could not move the ball
as Stafford Threw 3 Picks and Defence could not stop The Run

Worst of All Rookie TE Eric Ebron was lost with Torn shoulder
The Lions Sighed TE Owen Daniels to League Vet Contract .
He'l Replace Ebron on the Roster .

In other news the Lions Traded KR/PR WR Ronnie Lewis to the Bucs
along with 6th Round pick The Lions get 3 and 5th Back
We where not going to resign Lewis so this good deal for us
Said the game

as news on Other Injury Front Calvin Johnson maybe back this week
But that will Depend on Okay from lions DR's and League okay a GZQ Reqest

The Lions did get back RG Charles Brown
Next up for Lions the Vikings in the metrodome
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Lions Honour Late GM of Giants




Allan Park MI,
The Lions Play the Giants this week in NJ
Before the Game Owner Martha Ford and GM Tom Riddell Will Honor Former Giants GM Michael Stanco.
aka JP aka Maximum Capacity


We Know JP he had fiery Personality that sometimes rub people they wrong way Said the Lions GM

I Respected him and well Miss our Debates on on GZL Radio Every year
We thought we'd give The Giants a Wrestling belt to Honour JP Past as pro Wrestler



He was irreplaceable as Member of GZL community as Radio host Broadcaster and Policeman of League Rules

There where many a Time He point out something I missed
and Had to correct . He was foe but a Respected one.

Rest in Peace Dear sir rest in Peace
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Lions wait for Johnson's Return




Allan Park MI,
The Lions Play the Giants this week in NJ But will Megatron be there?
The Lions Lost the Future Hall Of Famer to Knee Bruse
4 Weeks ago vs the Vikings




Johnson lays on ford Field Turf durring the vikings game

He's been day to to day Ever Since and Club has Switch how they play
without him. GM Riddell Said it be hard but we know Calvin has only a few years left so we better get use to it now

There also been rumors Johnson is being shopped Quietly
GM Riddell said he has no comment on the rumors
We just want him back on Field Said the GM

"Calvin is still our #1 WR and he makes everyone else Better
We wait for his Return"
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Lions make two roster Moves




Allan Park MI,
The Lions are now on there by week But that not stop the Front Office from making some moves


The Lions Signed RG Ryan Lilja to Vet Min Contract 1 year
This was need when lions lost Charles Brown for 2 to 4 weeks with Strained pectoral

In Order to Signed the RG The Lions Cut OLB Benjamin Yambo
Who was on a 1 year deal . As much we hated Cutting Ben
We need depth on the 0-line

The Lions are still waiting for Megatrons Return
He has a Bruised shoulder Lions are hoping he's back for 11 Vs the Giants in NY

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What the Lions Ran the ball ?????




Ford Field Detroit MI,
The Lions are now 5 -4 and After a Huge win vs AFC East Miami Dolphins


The Odd part is lions did this with more of Balanced attack
Running the Ball 37 Times for 133 Yards
The Lions are Know for Throwing what's this ???






GM Tom Riddell Said where not same Team without Megatron
so we had to Switch it up a bit

Lamar Miller Shown above Ran for 88 yards of 23 Carries
Jamaal Charles Chipped in for another 45
Mike Gillislee had 1 yard

The Lions also made a change in the Starting WR Core
Starting this week was Byron Marshall who made 7 catches for 98
Well David Gettis moved into 1 WR spot .
Catching 7 for 127 and Two Scores

The Lions now Enjoy a Bye Week before They play Big Blue in NYC
who are morning the Loss of Long time GM James Paronne
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Lions Lose to Vikings and Bears Lose Megatron




Allan Park MI,
The Lions are 4 -4 and After Loses to Vikings and Bears


The Vikings Game had the Biggest Cost Megatron aka Calvin Johnson has Bruised shoulder
he is out two or more weeks

The bears Game Stafford threw 4 Picks two where for TD's
as Bears Push the lions into North Basement

Rookie TE Eric Ebron started out season as house unfire but has done little since opening games

We disappointed with last few games But it not a write off yet
Lions could trade Megatron Before the trade deadline if can't make the playoffs Said the gm
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Lions Acquire Mathis From Seahawks




Allan Park MI,
The Lions are 0-2 and GM Riddell has made a Trade with Seattle



Detroit Bound


The Lions have Acquired Robert Mathis From SEA For a 4th Round Pick
The world Champs are also 0-2 and come to Detroit for the Home opener this week

We need a Spark Said the GM
Robert is Leader of Men and Will give our Team a great Boost
He was also Cheep Fix Costing under a Million for next 2 seasons.
The trade still has pass GZL Trade board.
He will play RDE for the Lions

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Charles in Charge !! Lions sign Jamal Charles




Allan Park Mi,
Lions Lost RB Mike Gillislee for 3 to 5 Weeks with a Sprained Elbow
The Lions have Signed Jamal Charles to take his place
Charles will be #1 RB for last Preseason game vs The Saints
He will use Jersey #28




To make room for Running back the Lions have Released HB Kimbo Blute
Brute was a 4th Round draft pick but He had Problems in Starts in Preseason.
HB Lamar Miller & FB Rhett Ellison will back up Charles
This week.
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Lions starter will play 1 game in preseason.




Allan Park Mi,
Lions Starting Offence will play 1st Preseason game and will sit
QB Stafford Wideouts Johnson & Gettis HB Miller will sit after 1st Preseason game
Rest of Lions will play all 4 games




QB Cameron Hester HB Mile Gillislee Wideouts lewis & Sanders will start games 2 3 and 4
We Want to Limit Injuries to our Offence Starters

We feel we got good Depth on Defence
so dose guys will play all 4 games
We need timming with new Players like Ebron and Blute and Thompson

If can we can make it threw the Preseason
then our Road to super bowl starts
Till then it a waiting game
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Lions signed 2





Allen Park MI,
The Lions Have Been busy during 2nd Part of FA
Today the signed 2 FA RT Taylor Lewan of Michigan was the 1st to sign.
The 6'7 302 Right Tackle was draft by Panthers Durring 2013 Draft
Signing for 4 years
He could be Groomed to take over for Logan Mankins in 2 seasons.




The Lions also signed OLB Greg Carroll of Iowa
Drafted by Minnesota in the 4th Round of 2015 draft
The 6'1 248 Pound 25 year signed a 5 year deal.
Carroll was Cut my the Vikings This year.

With the Lions have a few in 2018
He could see a Starting Job in the near Future.


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Lions Skue info 2017
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GM Riddell Released They following statement to the Detroit Media
We have reject the skew on HB Blute
we not thrilled with Results of carey or Thompson
But where happy with Thunders
Most of this class is depth and are Special Teams players.

Now we look a head to FA


you can download there skue Report here

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxadh8q9v5lfkxj/Lions%20draft%20Skew%202017.pdf
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Lions 2017 Draft Video Draft Review










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Offence Preseason Chart 2017





Allen Park MI,
The Lions Have Publish The Preseason Depth on Offence.


Detroit Lions Preseason Offence Depth. Depth Chart - 2014
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRCalvin Johnson #81Eric Ebron #85 (R) SlotByron Marshall #11 SlotChris Spires #15
TEEric Ebron #85 (R) Rhett Ellison #40 (H)Cameron Morrah #87
LTJake Matthews #72Leonardo Heyward #75
LGAlvin Bailey #73Marcus Cannon #63
CBraxston Cave #68C Chris Spencer #65
RGDonald Thomas #69Darren Hutchinson #67
RTLogan Mankins #70Charles Brown #60
WRDavid Gettis #84Ronnie Lewis #19 #4thEmmanuel Sanders #88
QB Matthew Stafford #9Cameron Hester #18Deunta Bailey #1
H-BACKRhett Ellison #40 (H)Cameron Morrah #87 TE
HBHB Lamar Miller #44 Mike Gillislee #25TBA
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Lions get Ebron .





Allen Park MI,
The Lions Drafted TE Eric Ebron from N. Carolina
GM Tom Riddell had wheel and deal his way up 1.25.
a Trade deal was agreed to with Arch Rival Greenbay
Got them 2.25


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GM Riddell traded that to Hou Along with next year 1st
In Return they got 3rd next year and 1.25 Moving up 32 Spots
to Get The TE Fron North Carolina.

GM Riddell was blushing with Pride after the Pick was made.
"Ebron could become the Few t TE in League with 90 Speed
He the only 1 with 90 ACC
He can play Line up a TE or move into slot
His very athletic and top WR on our board gone
We pulled the Trigger "


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Is it a Risk of course it is
But we did want risk a change the bengals would take him at 1.27 or 211
We thought Bengals might want him .
He could be fastest TE in GZL History in 3 years. and we have him for 5 years."


The Lions now don't pick till the 4th round.
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Lions Trade with Rival Packers to get into 2nd round





Allen Park MI,
The Lions are are drafting in late 2nd round
a Trade deal was agreed to with Arch Rival Greenbay




GM Riddell had this to say about the Trade
"it was hard to find trading partner this year
The draft is loaded with Talent
No wants to trade out .
Unless The Cost was outrageous to us.

But with Time we found a deal we could live with
We thank Packers GM Kevin Mullendore
for his time to agree to a fair deal
now we hoping one top 10 Targets is there at 2.25"

Here the Deal Break Down
Lions send 4.15 / DET 2nd (Future DET)
Packers Send 2.25 / 6th (Future GB)

with next years 2nd and 3rd Gone
The Lions tough choices next season
But what else is new in Detroit


the deal is pending till GZL Trade committee signs off
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Lions pre draft Depth Chart





Lions 2017 Pre Draft depth chart was announced


Detroit Lions Depth Chart - 2017
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRCalvin JohnsonEmmanuel SandersRonnie LewisChris Spires
TE Cameron MorrahCharlie Schwartz TBA
LTJake MatthewsLeonardo Heyward
LGAlvin Bailey Marcus Cannon
CBraxston CaveChris Spencer
RGDonald Thomas Darren Hutchinson
RTLogan Mankins Charles Brown
WRDavid Gettis Byron MarshallJared Shannon
QBMatthew StaffordCameron HesterDeunta Bailey
FBRhett Ellison Charlie Schwartz
HBLamar Miller Mike GillisleeTBA
Base 4-3 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDEAllen Bailey Dwayne Powell
LDTNdamukong SuhRashard Rodgers
RDTT.J. Barnes
RDEBenjamin Yambo Matt Kendall
WLBBrett Lewis Mychal Kendricks
MLBMartez Wilson A.J. Klein
SLBBryan KeithChris Smith
CBJimmy Smith Chase MinnifieldCurtis Marsh
SSJosh WareShelton Atkinson
FSBud Cochran Chris Clemons
CBRay Turner Brandon Boykin Prince Miller
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KDan Bailey
PRyan Allen
HCameron Hester
PRRonnie Lewis Brandon Boykin Mike Gillislee
KRRonnie Lewis Brandon Boykin Mike Gillislee
LSLeonardo Heyward


The Biggest Changes are on Defence
with Benjamin Yambo Moving OLB to DE
FA Pickup Bud Cochran Moving from SS to SF
Also The Youth Movement at CB
with new CB Brandon Boykin Chase Minnifield Prince Miller

Also the Major Change on Offence is new Starting RT Logan Mankins
who man job is protect Stafford .
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Lions sign CB Boykin





Allen Park MI,
The Lions have come to a 4 year contract agreement with FA CB Brandon Boykin
The Deal was said to be worth 18M with 4 in Signing Bonus
The Former Charger will now Battle Chase Minnifield for nickle Job




"I'm happy to gain all this young Talent at CB " Said the GM
"We wanted to get young athletes in our Secondary
The Lions Secondary is now Complete
We look forward to Draft now "


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We've Been Every where man





Allen Park MI,
The Lions Wrapped up a an Exhausting Off-season
Traveling to 26 Collages across the USA




Here a List of the Pro days a Member of Lions staff Attended
* GM Tom Riddell
# Other
Oregon *
Texas*
Notre Dame #
Kent State #
Baylor *
Wisconsin #
Drake #
Kansas State #
West Virginia #
University of Central Florida #
Georgia *
Appalach. St. #
Georgia Tech *
Nebraska #
Wayne State *
Clemson #
Florida *
Colorado #
Fordham #
Auburn *
Hawaii *
Tulane
Michigan *
San Diego. State #

Since lion are open drafting Every Pos with there two 4th round picks they look multiple players from WR to CB
The Only Post that seem safe are FB K and P

We have few player we feel will slide into the 4th Round said the GM
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Lions get Ready for Draft





Allen Park MI,
The Lions are not drafting till 4th Round due trades last year
They have made Effort to trade up into 3rd round with no Success




GM Riddell had this to say
"The Team will be looking for players that Fall into mid 4th round
It will be basicly best player Available this year
as we won't be trading are top picks next year .

This is Deep draft some players will fall to us in the 4th
Will have use draft Skew Protection on our top pick .
Since have no Major Needs well play it by ear.


We really like the class this year and Feel we'll get a Gem Late".
The Lions have 2 4th rounds 1 6th round and two 7th rounders.
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Indianapolis Colts making a Splash


Indianapolis, IN(AP) -- So far, GM Jason Arnold has not been taking things slowly at all. Including numerous trades, free agent offers, releasing of some veterans, and a big splash in FA. Optimism for the future is high in Indianapolis, but it will take time.

So far, the Colts have released two veteran offensive tackles in David Stewart and Tyson Clabo. Both were in the twilight's of their career and neither was looked at as a capable starter. The moves cleared up vital cap room that the Colts will need in rebuilding the roster.

As for the trade market for Indianapolis, well it has been fruitful, so far. They have completely revamped their defensive line. With a shift to the 3-4 defense coming up, the Colts had to make moves as none of the players on their roster now fit that mold.


The Colts have decided to part ways with long term defensive tackle.

Nick Fairley was moved for a future first rounder and young Nose Tackle Daniel McCullers.

Corey Liuget was involved in a deal to land them veteran Nose Tackle Brandon Woods, young ILB Shayne Skov, and a third round draft pick.


The Colts feel Dominique Easley is a star in the making.

Vinny Curry was moved for young DE Dominique Easley.

Courtney Upshaw was moved to Tampa Bay for a future second round draft pick and a third round draft selection in this years' draft.


The Colts were thrilled to land Gabe Jackson for virtually nothing.

A trade that has flown under the radar is the Colts sending two late round picks(5th and 6th Rounders) for LG Gabe Jackson whom they feel can be a long term answer at guard.

And lastly, the Colts sent a third round draft pick for another young DE in Frank Cotton.

This whirlwind of moves has allowed the Colts to set their 3-4 base DL at Frank Cotton(RE), Daniel McCullers/Brandon Wood(NT), and Dominique Easley(LE). The Colts feel very excited to get these young guys on the field together.

They aren't done yet. Rumors have it the Colts are closing in on a deal for Brandon Wood to solidify the future and add some additional draft choices. Right now, the Colts are loaded for the future draft featuring:

- 3 1st Round Selections
- 2 2nd Round Selections
and a deal is rumored to consist of another future 3rd rounder that would give them two of those, as well.

In the Free Agency period, GM Jason Arnold made a splash that he is accustomed to doing when faced with excess caps space. He, to the surprise of many(especially Jarius Byrd) made a big offer and landed young stud Free Safety Antonio Allen.

When asked about the move, Arnold said this, "Look, Byrd's a great player, one of the best FS's in the league. But, we're a team that's building for the future so, when I can acquire a top notch young player especially in a secondary that is primarily young up-and-coming stars, why not? All of these guys will begin to peak around the same time period and give us a formidable secondary."

And he may not be wrong. Who could complain about a secondary of Antonio Allen, Robert Lester, Desmond Trufant, and Travis Murphy?


This season coming up could be tough, but the Colts hope to build something special.
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Lions sign 6 foot 4 Safety





Allen Park MI,
Bud Cochran is on his way to Detroit
The lions Sent a Offer sheet to Falcons Strong Safety
Atlanta Choose not to match it





Cochran will use #42 in Detroit

GM Riddell had this to say in Press Confrence.
"We love his size But he'll make the switch to Free Safety for us
He also got a great Jump and good Over all athletic ability
We'll lose some AWR but He'll gain that back and more in a few seasons
We now have One best Young Safetie Combos in the league ."



At 6'4 Cochran is real Presents Moving to FS
To go along with 6'3 Josh Ware at SS and 6'2 CB Jimmy Smith
They also have Athletic Ray Turner who was 3rd in Defensive Rookie of the year voting last year.

"I am very Happy with Deal I got in Detroit"
Said Cochran from his home in Decatur Georgia
"We are going to be very good Secondary with time.
I took 42 as I was fan of Ronnie lot Growing up"

In Related news the Lions have Released FS Louis Delmas
The 7 year Vet was going into his last year of his deal
The Lions decided to Cut Louis lose due to Health Concerns
The Cut saves Detroit 3.5M
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Lions sign FB





Allen Park MI,
FB Rhett Ellison is on his way to Detroit
The lions Sent a Offer sheet to Buccaneer FB
Tampa Choose not to match it






GM Riddell Said this "we where hoping top FB in Draft would Drop to us
But since don't pick to 4th Round I did want risk not getting one
Rhett is one top Blocking FB in the league
He great Pass blocker and Catch out of backfield
A Must for us .

He should also help in run game as well
We want to be able to run 80 yards + per game.
Now where looking to move both 4th round picks for early 3rd.:


Rhett will get use to #40 in Detroit




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Lions make moves in off-season push



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Allen Park MI,
Lions GM Tom Riddell has made a few changes
The lions back into the playoffs and won it's 1st round game
Before losing to rams






The Lions where looking to beef up it Secondary & The Right Tackle spots
Marcus Gilchrist was traded to Denver
Alvin Marshall was traded to Giants

The Lions then Traded for Logan Mankins Fixing the RT Spot
They did traded with Tampa and San Francisco adding two CB
CB Lions Chase Minnifield 4 & CB Prince Miller

They also have 2 signing sheets out as well
http://gzl-football.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28045

Next up is the Draft .
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Lions send out 4 offer sheets





Allen Park MI,
Lions GM Tom Riddell Place 4 FA Bids
2 Of Offer sheets are now locked in




The Lions wanted FS Antonio Allen From Cleveland'
They lost out on Bidding to colts
Detroit then went after ss Bud Cochran of Falcons using their Lock

They also made Bid on TE Aaron Hernandez of the Raiders
But where out bid by The bengals

The Lions did decided to bid FB Rhett Ellison of the Buccaneers
The bid is now locked in now
both Falcons and Buccaneers Have the right to match the offer sheets

If the lions get Both Players it change how they draft this year
The Lions where looking at FB in the draft
Them getting Elison would change that

Getting Cochran would mean end of louis Delmas time with the lions
Cochran would make pos move to FS from SS
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Lions Defence 2017 Preseason





Lions starting Defence 2017 Preseason depth chart was announced

Starting Cornerbacks
CB1 Jimmy Smith
CB2 Ray Turner

Depth
NB Chase Minnifield (trade from SF)
DB Prince Milner (trade from TAMPA)
CB Curtis Marsh


Statinng Safeties
FS Chris Clemons
SS Josh Ware

Depth
SS Shelton Atkinson
FS Open


starting Linebackers
ROLB Brian Keith
MLB Martez Wilson
LOLB Brett Lewis

Depth
Mychal Kendricks LOLB
A.J. Klein MLB
Chris Smith ROLB Pos Change from LOLB


RDE Benjamin Yambo -Pos Change From OLB
RDT TJ Barnes
LDT Ndamukong Suh
RDE Alley Bailey

Depth
RDE Matt Kendall
DT Rashard Rodgers
LDE Dwayne Powell
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Lions after a Big Fish in FA





Allen Park MI,
Lions GM Tom Riddell has Scouts Looking over Film
Checking out Teams Roster as Free Agency gets near





The Lions could use help on Defence But are looking for another WR ?
When ask about Curring Crop FA GM Riddell Said he could not talk about it
Due league Tampering Rules

"We will take hard look at FA but I Can't give any names at this time
But we will be players this year if the price is right
The lions will use GZQ to lock in Final Bid for player they want
but who is he only the GM Knows .
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 06/15/2014) Replies - 0 :: Views - 28
Lions Extend Deals to 3 Players





Allen Park MI,
Lions GM Tom Riddell has Extended RT Jake Mathews
The Deal is 7 years 48.36M/19.32M
The deal was agree to early this week and Signed today




The Lions Also Resigned RFA They are the Following
LB Benjamin Yambo 5y 12.16M/1.15M
Yambo will move to RDE This year

P Ryan Allan 6 years 14.59 M/1.02M
Allan has work leg Strength this year

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Lions send Offer sheets to Players in SD & KC





Allen Park MI,
All the Detroit lions Tom Riddell Sent Offer Sheets 2 RFA


Lions sent Offer sheets to Chargers FA HB HB Ronny Lewis
Lewis would cost nothing and be depth at KR and HB .

They also sent offer to Chiefs TE Stephen Belantonio
Would cost the Lions a 4th Round pick but would start day 1




I guess where showing them the Money
Let see chiefs or Chargers Match the Offer Sheets Said the gm
We Really like this Players I love lewis coming out draft 3 seasons ago
but already Drafted a Player of his size

Belantoino has great Size and speed
His blocking needs some work but that what our coaches are for
Update: Word is they where out bid on both players
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Farther Time Catching up with Megatron





Allen Park MI,
Father Time Waits for no man not even Megatron
His 40 Time when Calvin came into the league was 4.35
This year 4.37 2 Seconds Slower
but it's proof Johnson Time as an Elite
Player is winding down




"We can be young for ever "Johnson told the Detroit Free Press
"But Last year we had Great Run and I am not done yet
We still have time to win a GZL Title Before I hang them up
I was always bigger and stronger than other kids his age
now these younger kids are starting to pass me"


Johnson is the most exciting
player the Detroit Lions have had since Sanders.
performing for a franchise that shows promise
but never wins the wins the big one


Megatron during an OTA practice,
was dropping multiple passes and
looking like a far cry from the receiver
who has dominated GZL cornerbacks
the past several seasons.

Coming off a pair of offseason surgeries,
you knew there might be a little bit of rust,
but Tuesday's minicamp session
showed that rust is long gone.

Yes Time is Running out for The Lions and Johnson
Father Time is unforgiving even to Megatron
But there some time left .
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Jake Matthews and Lions tentatively agree on extension





Allen Park MI,
The Agent for Detroit lions LT Jake Matthews
Said His Client has new Deal that will Be signed Shortly
with the Lions





When ask about the deal the GM Said something in Works
But I will make no further comment
Mathews was drafted by Lions in 2013 Draft at RT
He was moved to Left Tackle Two seasons ago


Over his 4 seasons 288 Pancakes and only 14 Sacks
Jake Matthews of 20.57

The lions have ton Free Agents in 2018
Including LDE Allen Bailey
So this year they Must make run cause changes are coming in 2018.
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Lions Coaching staff Remains intact





Allen Park MI,
All the Detroit lions coaching staff will Return 2017 Seasons
Head Coach Scott Linehan said It tought see my staff move on
I was worried we lose 1




Coordinator Charlie Weis was thought shoe in for Head coach Job.
Charlie's Offence was #1 offence in GZL Last year
But he Returns to Detroit .

The lions decided to make no changers to playoff Team coaching staff.
Defensive Coordinator Gunther Cunningham is on short Leach
If he defence dose not improve he could see the door next year.
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Lions Off_seaon Report





Allen Park MI,
Lions GM Tom Riddell Wanted to Beef up his OL with a Better RT
His Target was from word Champion seahawks
After 2 Attemps they Finally Got Logan Mankins





The lions are Greenzone Version Greatest show on Turf
Last year Shatting the single Total yards Passing Record by 625 yards
They Record now is 5786 The Main Reason this was possible
Having two WR Break 1800 Yards Receiving
1 WR Just Missing 1000 Yards by 1 Yard

But even Superman has Weakness
The Lions kryptonite was RT. Over the Pass 3 Seasons
they gave up more sacks there then anywhere else on the
offensive line

This was GM Riddell Top priority this OffSeason Fix the RT
Logan Mankins is Mauler on the O-Line Know for his Quickness & Power
Makins is know for being a mean nasty guy
who get the Job done.
His presence alone should Give the lions O-Line
Nastier Feel this year


GM Riddell had this to say About getting Mankins
"we wanted Logan when found he was on the trade block
Our 1st Deal was reject by League for being too costly to club's Future
Even those did not a Agree I did Respect the League in this Matter
But I am still going explain my Side of an argument

We went back drawing board with Seattle and came to new agreement
He may play just this year but we Feel we can get 2 Seasons from Logan
It will allow us time to Find a Young Tackle in Next year draft to be air apparent to Makins "

The Lions had Alvin Marshall
who They thought was a tackle of Future
But he never panned out
"we did not want spend any more points on a kid
who's work Ethic was lacking !
so we traded him to Giants for 4th round pick "

They Also Cut RT John Greco who gave up 9 sacks last year
Sliding over to back up Logan will be Charles Brown
Brown was Signed during the playoff Run to Play RT

Also gone HB Matt Forte
"we'd like Thank Matt for his Service last year.
But it's time to turn the page.
Mike Gillislee who played well during playoffs will be #2 HB this year
We will acquire another cheep Back to Be 3rd on Depth chart
Later this year."

in Trade with Bucs CB Prince Miller Comes over
for 4th and 5th round picks Miller has speed GM Riddell Loves
But again buried on Bucs draft Chart Miller will have earn his keep
His work ethic in Tampa was lacking It won't be here or be unemployed
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Season End with lost To Rams




Allen Park MI,
The Lions lost Rams the NFC playoffs
The Teams was clicking till Probowl WR David Gettis was hurt .
The Team Lost it mojo and Starting QB Matt Stafford threw 6 Picks




Ronnie lewis had fill in #1WR Spot and could not get job
Done He complained stafford was over throwing him
He Demanded a Trade and spoke that stafford was not a great QB

Stafford Said not hard to over throw the Midget
Lewis is only 5'7 but is one faster WR in league
He was place on Detroit trade block


We like Ronnie said GM Tom riddell
But we'll try get a deal done Move to place he can start.
We Have Starting Widouts in Gettis and Johnson
We had Record Breaking pass offence and will continue that Path
3 WR over 1000 Yards

We Need to tighten up the pass Defence next year
Acquire another Quality CB add another pass Rusher.
Our Run Defence where very happy with

Next year out goal is win the North
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Miller Returns to Practice For Lions




Allen Park MI,
The Lions HB Lamar Miller Returned to Practice Today
He will be game time decision to play in 2nd Round of the NFC playoffs




Miller is Returning From Torn pectoral He got During the Bears Game.
The Lions Reached the playoffs by the skin of there Teeth
with a 10 win Season Getting the Number 6 and Final Wildcard

Round 1 the Lions Went to Tampa
They Beat a very good Tampa Team 45-28
as they Run the Playoff gauntlet
Next the NFC West Champion Rams
Who have 3rd Ranked offence and 8th best Defence

It's won't be easy for #1 Ranked offence to win this one
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Lions Recap Weeks 9 to 17 Where in just barley




Allen Park MI,
The Lions are in Playoffs as 6th Seed after backing in after too Huge back to back losses
Backing in thanks to Seattle and NO wins




The Lions have 1 offence in league but Defence is awful vs the Pass
.WK 14 they Humbled the 49ers 51-24

WK 15 the Squeet out win vs Chicago 37-34

WK 16 The lose to Vkings 26-16

WK 17 They lose a Shoot in Philly 41-31


The Lions Have 1 & 2 WR in the league in Johnson and Gettis
Both with over 1800 yards
A Slot WR who miss 1000 yards by 1 Yard in Sanders.
Combined 30 TD Between the 3 WR's

A Record breaking passer in Matt Stafford
Missing 6,000 Passing mark by 214 yards
Finishing with 5786 Yards and 38 TD

But are missing RB Lamar Miller who day to day with a Torn pectoral
They praying miller can go Next week in the playoffs

The Lions will go Tampa next week
The Defence must show up for them to move on
They can't back into next round


We got very Lucky to be in Backing in
It was not our 1st choice
Choking the 2 last week weeks Said the GM
Needing help to get in
I am very Disappointed and expect our D Step up next Week
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Stafford Breaks Passing Record Durring Loss to Vikings








QB Matt Stafford Broke Single Season passing park held by Tony Romo today
But it not a good Day for the Lions as they lost the vikings by 9

Stafford Threw 4 picks and Lost Both Starting WR in 2nd QRT


Gettis was gone for Game and Johnson till the 4th QRT
Playing with Young backups AT wr of most of the game
vs a Good Vikings D Was too much and Lions folded like a Cheep Tent.
The lions hold Last Wildcard and must win next week or miss the playoffs
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Lions Upgrade 0-Line signing Brown




Lions GM Tom Riddell Has signed OT Charles Brown
The Lions have Struggled at RT Spot all Season
The Signing of Brown is Seen as Upgrade over Current Starter John Greco





GM Riddell was ask why he signed the Vet Tackle
We Gave 9 sacks this year from RT Spot
The Rest of line has done fair Job .
We are making a playoff push and Charles is only 29
He is already a better fit for us and will only get better

The Deal is for 4 years.
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GZL Passing Record to Fall Next Week




Lions OC Charlie Wise Said He's Never Seen any Like it
QB Matt Stafford has pass nearly 600 Times for 5050 Yards 33 TD
Matt gas Been A Machine this year




Next Week at Home vs Vkings Stafford will Break the GZL Passing Record
All Matt Need is 112 Yards to Break it when Avg over 325 a Game.
Said Charlie wise

The Vikings have one the best Secondaries in GZL
so they won't make it easy for the Lions QN
A win and Bears Loss To Dallas will put the lions in 1st Place in North
A Loss and Stay in wild Card contention
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Lions Recap Weeks 9 to 13




Lions WR David Gettis is having his Best Season as a Pro .
He Has 84 Catches for 1349 Yards 8TD
Will Johnson is right behind him 86 Catches foo 1333 Yards and 10 TD
David was traded here Before the Start The Season.
The Lions sent Two high Round picks to The Panthers to get him
we needed another game breaker and he not disappointed Said OC Charlie Wise



From WK 9 and 10 Lions Offence was clicking winning both Games
24 14 over The Rival Vikings and then Spanking the Browns 54-14
Then GM Riddell Shuffel his line up in hopes of beating The Rival Packers
It backfired and Lions Lost 34-15 at Home


But the Coaching Staff has done wonders
The Lions then Had wins at home vs Ravens 32-2 and The Redskins 32-27
There in Hunt for playoffs and outside chance to catch the bears

The Problem is the NFC also 3 Teams in the Playoff hunt
The Seahawks Rams Cardinals all in the hunt with Falcons and Bucs from the NFC South also fighting for a Spot

It race to The Home Stretch
8 and 4 The Coaching Staff will be back in Detroit next year
so let get to the playoffs
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Lions trade with Saints




Allan Park MI,
GM Tom Riddell Made a Small Trade today
He Sent Sending TE John Phillips to The Saints
Coming to Detroit is TE Cameron Morrah



The Newest Lion TE Cameron Morrah

The Trade is minor one
The Lions want more offence Punch From The TE Possession
They do lose a great Blocker in Phillips
They Gain Speed and Catching In Return
He's a threat to score with the ball in his hands
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Lions Cut DT Sign WR





Allan Park MI,
Lions Cut DT Marcus Holyfield and Sign WR Byron Marshall
Holyfield was Trade her last year From Browns
Lost his Spot when Lions Return to 4-3 Defense this year


Marshall a Draft Pick 6 Round Pick of NYG was cut last week
He has Size Lions GM Tom Riddell loves and good speed
This past Draft The lions Drafted two WR
Chris Spires 6 Round & Jared Shannon In 5th Round
They 3 Young WR Mentored by Calvin Johnson.

They also traded for David Gettis from Panthers
Gettis Leads the League in Yardage 927 yards
He #2 in Catches with 57



Calvin Johnson is is 3rd is Yards and 4th in Catches

The Lions are top Passing offence in Greenzone
They are 4th Ranked Offence

Lion also got good news the Louis Delmas is back this week
Rumors are He's on trade block for 2nd round pick

Next up a Game with The Browns
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Lions Recap Weeks 5 to 8 Lions now in 2nd in the NFC North





The Lions Have been on Hot Streak over past 4 weeks
Winning 4 in a Row Shooting Past the Vikings and Packers into 2nd Place
In the NFC North



Megatron has Big Day vs the Gaints WK8 10 Catches 174 Yards



Score Recaps
Win Week 5 vs High Flying Falcons 37-30
Week 6 was the Bye Week
Win Week 7 vs the Steelers 30-14
Win Week 8 Vs The Giants 24-10

Team Facts :
The Lions are #1 Pass offence & #4 Scoring in the Greenzone after 8 Weeks

On Defense the Team is #7 vs Run Holding Teams to 100 Yards a game

next Off to Minnesota to face the Rival Vikings
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Lions Recap weeks 1 to 4





The Lions got off to Slow start Losing 3 of it 1st 4 games

Losing Week 1 to Bengals 38-19
Losing Week 2 to Greenbay 20-10
Losing Week 3 to Chicago 37-28

Before Beating Dallas 37-28
Losing two Division games have put in Hole going int ATL.
we must hope Chicago and green bay Stumble

Stafford is playing very well but we must keep him upright
We must hang on to ball The lions have dropped 11 passes This year

The Young Secondary has played well but has been burned .
by the big play

We must cut down on the big play
The Front 4 has been disappointing so far
with a lack of pass rush .


Going to WK 5 we play for good ATL Team
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Lions lose not only 1st Weeks game my Starting FS





Allen Park MI
The Lions Not only Lost their opener to bengals 38-19
But what really hurt them was losing starting FS Louis Delmas for 9 Weeks





They have Signed FS Chris Clemons For 3 years 6.20M/1.29M
To make Room for The Signing The Lions have cut MLB Jason Williams
We need really did want make a cut this soon but this one had to be done
Said the GM

Since no cap hit is taken on this cut it was the right move.
We thank Jason for his brief time here in Detroit

Clemons will start vs GB as Lion play two Division games on Road
They could be 0-3 by the end of WK 3
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Lions Opening day Depth Chart




GZL Detroit Lions Depth Chart - 2016
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRCalvin JohnsonRonnie LeiwsJared Shannon(R)
TELeonard PopeJohn PhillipsCharile Schwartz
LTJake MathewsLeonardo Heyward (R)
LGAlvin BaileySteve MacMahon
CBraxton CaveMatt Smith
RGDonald ThomasDarren Hutchinson (R)
RTJohn GrecoMarcus CannonAlvin Marshall
WRDavid GettisEmmaunel SandersWR Chris Spires(R)
QBMatthew StaffordCameron HesterDeunta Bailey
FBNaufahu Tahi
HBLamar MillerMatt ForteMike Gillislee
Base 4-3 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDEAllen BaileyDwayne Powell
LDTT.J. BarnesRashard Rodgers (R)
RDTNdamukong SuhMarcus Holyfield
RDEDwight FreeneyMatt Kendall (R)
WLBBrett LewisMychal Kendricks
MLBMartez WilsonA.J. Klein Jason Williams
SLBBryan KeithBenjamin Yambo
CBJimmy SmithCurtis Marsh (NB)A.J. Jefferson
SSJosh Ware (R)Shelton Atkinson
FSLouis DelmasCourtney Brown
CBRay Turner (R)Jonathan WilhiteMarcus Gilchrist
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KDan Bailey
PRyan Allen
HCameron Hester
PRMike GillisleeRay Turner (R)Ronnie Lewis
KRMike GillisleeRay Turner (R)Ronnie Lewis
LSMatt Smith


Allan Park MI.
Head coach Scott Linehan Announced the Open day Depth for Lions
We Feel We've Improved over last years 6 and 10 Team
We are much Faster Team on Both Sides of the ball


Speed kills and we have ton of Weapons
Where going to Unleash This year
where hoping to get 500 this year anymore would be Bonus

We came out Preseason Injury Free
Our hope limit them during the season
But know they'll happen
We are confident in the players behind our starters
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Lions go 2 and 2 in Preseason




Allen park MI
The Detroit lions went 2 and 2 In Preseason
Beating Oakland and Denver Losing to Dallas and Tampa Bay



GM Tom Riddell talked about Preseason
"We got threw the Preseason Injury Free
we were competitive in 3 of 4
The Defense I was very proud of Ray Tuner
He had Great game vs Dallas getting his 1st pick 6
He also had a tackle for loss

I knew I good one in Turner
My Faith so far as Been Proved right so far
His stats for the Preseason was 13 Tackles 1 for a Loss and TD on a INT.
Yes he going have some growing pains but He'll start as #2 CB
We also got Answer on O-Line
John Greco will start at RT
He'll be back up by Marcus Cannon
who comes over from Tampa Bay

Alvin Marshall will back up at all line Spots
We feel Alvin still needed some time to improve threw Progression.
we not given up on him but it still very raw

Our QB WR and HB Depth is very good
The Defense & Special Teams are very quick
They get to the Ball

we feel we have very good Team this year
I feel we could surprise a few people

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Stafford and Johnson will Sit in Preseason opener vs Tampa




Allen park MI ,
Gm Tom Riddell spoke to the Press today
Starting QB Matt Stafford and WR Calvin Johnson will not play this week Preseason Opener




"We decided to sit Matt and Calvin this week
where working with new Offence line and till we get kinks out they'll sit.
Cameron Hester will work with one's this week
Deunta Bailey will be his backup

David Gettis will replace Johnson will Emmanuel Sanders will be #2
Ronnie Louis will be slot

We wanted give You Young guys some playtime .
This seemed like the best time "
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Lions Sign 3 FA




Allen park MI ,
Gm Tom Riddell Signed 3 FA to Team




Coming to lions are :

DE Dwight Freeney on a year deal
Will start at RDE
He'll Line up Beside DT T.J. Barnes Ndamukong Suh and LDE Allen Bailey
This Give the lions a Strong Front 4 Behind very quick back end.

RB Matt Forte Claim off Waivers for 2 years
He be the 3rd down back and back up to starter Lamar Miller
also Signed was Undrafted FA LT Karl Farr for a 3 year deal

Lions also trade sending a 6th Round pick to seahawks
for FS Courtney Brown



Chris Smith(R)
Green-zone Detroit Lions Depth Chart - 2016
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRCalvin JohnsonRonnie Leiws Jared Shannon(R)
TELeonard PopeJohn PhillipsCharile Schwartz
LTJake MathewsLeonardo Heyward (R)Karl Farr(R)
LGAlvin BaileySteve Mac Mahon
CBraxton CaveMatt Smith
RGDonald ThomasDarren Hutchinson (R)
RTAlvin MarshallJohn Greco
WRDavid GettisEmmaunel SandersWR Chris Spires(R)
QBMatthew StaffordCameron HesterDeunta Bailey
FBNaufahu Tahi
HBLamar MillerMatt ForteMike Gillislee
Base 4-3 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDEAllen BaileyNorman Sharper
LDTT.J. BarnesRashard Rodgers (R)
RDTNdamukong SuhMarcus Holyfield
RDEDwight Freeney Matt Kendall (R)Dwayne Powell
WLBBrett LewisMychal Kendricks
MLBMartez WilsonJason Williams*
SLBBryan KeithBenjamin Yambo
CBJimmy SmithCurtis Marsh (NB)A.J. Jefferson
SSJosh Ware (R)Shelton Atkinson
FSLouis DelmasCourtney Brown
CBRay Turner (R)Jonathan WilhiteMarcus Gilchrist
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KDan Bailey
PRyan Allen
HCameron Hester
PRMike GillisleeRay Turner (R)Ronnie Lewis
KRMike GillisleeRay Turner (R)Ronnie Lewis
LSMatt Smith



* playing out of position
(R)= Rookie
All Depth is subject to change without Notice
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Lions Make waver claime of HB Forte from Titans




The Lions made a waver Claim on Matt Forte
Tennessee cut the HB to make cap Room
The Lions hope To Claim the HB to Be thier down 3rd down HB
"It a Crap Shoot we could get him

Some else higher up the waver can scoop him up "said the GM


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Lions Preseason Depth Chart



This is our Current draft Chart Before FA
We could add a player or two for now these Our the starters going into the Preseason.






Dwayne Powel
Detroit Lions Depth Chart - 2016
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRCalvin Johnson Emmaunel SandersJared Shannon
TELeonard PopeJohn Phillips Charile Schwartz
LTJake Mathews TBALeonard Hayward
LGAlvin Bailey Steve Mac Mahon
CBraxton CaveMatt Smith
RGDanald Thomas Darren Hutchinson
RTAlvin Marshall John Greco
WRDavid Gettis Ronnie Leiws WR Chris Spires
QBMatthew Stafford Cameron HesterDeunta Bailey
FBNaufahu Tahi
HBLamar Miller Matt Forte*Mike Gillislee
Base 4-3 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDEAllen BaileyNorman Sharper
LDTT.J. Barnes Rashard Rodgers
RDTNdamukong Suh Marcus Holyfield
RDETBAMatt Kenda
WLBBrett Lewis Mychal Kendricks
MLBMartez Wilson Bryan Keith
SLBBenjamin YamboChris Smith
CBJimmy Smith Ray TurnerCurtis Marsh
SSJosh WareShelton Atkinson
FSLouis Delmas Willie Scott
CBJonathan Wilhite A.J. Jefferson Marcus Gilchrist
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KDan Bailey
PRyan Allen
HCameron Hester
PRMike Gillislee Ray TurnerRonnie Lewis
KRMike Gillislee (Ray TurnerRonnie Lewis
LSMatt Smith



* Subject to change
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Lions Full Draft Recap 2016







We Wanted to add 2 Starters in Secondary
We did that Picks 1.32 & 2.12

We wanted Depth at WR Got that picks 5.19 and 6.27
We also wanted to Get Depth on the D-Line
Picks 6.24 and 7.09

We wanted Depth on the O-Line
Picks 6.18 and 7.17

We also wanted a Power back
6,21

We also made two Cuts OLB Dwayne Hornsby DE Lavar Edwards
Both Looking for work now

We fell we had some nice young Depth if Skue works out
If not there cheep depth for a year or so

Here is my Video Recap :http://youtu.be/uwXNOA9i9Rc


I talk about Each pick in the video .
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Lions 2016 Draft Recap day 1





The Lions Wanted to Improve The Defense secondary

After Cutting players to get down to Camp there started the Rebuild


They Then added Josh Ware (84) From Duke
Not Fastest SS in The Draft but one Smartest and Best tacklers of 2016 Class He'll start from Day

The Lions then Gambled Trading with Chargers to move up


chargers Send:
2.12
Future 5
6.24

Lions Send:
2.32
3.25
Future 2 (NE)

They moved up Take CB Ray Turner (81) From Clemson

Ray has good Speed hands will his awr and tackle need work

Lions will add 1 Speed to him camp this year make 94 SPeed

He'll play Nickle for his 1st Season



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Lions Sign OC in FA




Allen Park MI
GM Riddell has reached into FA Pool
He signed his 1 and only Target
C Braxston Cave 6'3 303 Pound Center Drafted By Washington






We Like His size Said the GM
Now we have Battle Between 2 Young Centers durring Camp
C Matt Smith is very good Pass blocker but his Run Blocking Needs work
Bring in Mr Cave who better all around blocker give a chance to decided
where we'll be at Center for next 5 to 10 years



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Lions Cut Rob Sims




Rob Sims Days in Detroit are over
GM Riddell has cut the 32 Starting LG




The 32 year old was last year of contact with Lions
GM Riddell had this to say
We thank Rob for his Time here. but where changing here in Detroit.
The Deal would have paid him 5.24M and at 790K
it far cheep cost less to cut him
We felt with just this year left
we not be making offer next off season
so it was better to part ways now
We now have 17.26 in Cap now



We made Trade with Houston Alvin Bailey
He'll take over at RG and will Slide Donald Thomas to LG
Both those players are signed long Term

If we have problem with Blocking we have Jake Scott
He Can fill in at all 3 spots if we Need it
This gives us the cap to sign our draft picks
Then go after some depth in FA later Smile"

It a gamble for GM considered as very eccentric and a Maverick
Well it pay off only time will Tell
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Lions stay away from High Price Free Agents




Lions GM Tom Riddell
has made an effort to Stay Away From 1st Round of Free Agency
This is due to over priced players and bidding wars
He Frowns on


We Learn our Lesson after Devon best
. I Rather Spend Money on Resigning our own players.
Go after Players who signed to Term Deals
via trade or draft
take less expansive FA later in Free Agency as Depth .




you have know where put your money
We Resign our MLB Starting have and due a hold out our Best CB
That Money well Spent well Now into Draft for Starters in draft then fill in our roster with FA

Why waist the Money
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Busy day for lions




Lions GM Tom Riddell has Busy today
The lions GM made two trades


1st deal was with Carolina Sending next year 1st and 4.32
In Return The Lions got WR David Gettis + 2017 5th round

Lions got RG Alvin Bailey from Texas for 3rd Round
He got a new 3 year deal.



HB Lamar Miller was going to get Franny tag next till CB Smith Held out

They use the Exclusive Resign to Resign MLB Martez Willson
to 28M 5 year deal with 3.66M SB
They also restructured the contract of HB Lamar Miller
This was cause CB Jimmy Smith is holding out .

The 7 year deal is worth 16.26M with 2.94 SB
The Lions now have one of the Fastest WR in GZL
Lewis 97 Speed after camp /Sanders 96 Speed /Geddis 94 /CJ 95
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Lions dancing the Draft board Shuffle




Lions GM Tom Riddell has made an effort to move up and down the draft board this year

He traded down to from 1.9 to 1.20 added 2 3rds
He traded for early 3rd and then traded down with buffalo added two 6th rounds getting kC 3rd



HE traded two 6th rounders to Vikings for there 5th .

We decided where going all in durring this year draft .

We have a pick in every round
We we have multiple picks in round 6th and 7th

Here are lions Current Picks

2015 (1) Ravens 1.20

2015 (2) Jaguars 2.19

2015 Chiefs (3.17) Pending

2015 (4) Steelers 4.32

2015 (5) Vikings 6.29

2015 (6) Chiefs 6.17

2015 (6) Bears 6.18

2015 (6)Redskins 6.21 Pending

2015 (6) Texans 6.27 Pending

2015 (7) Lions 7.09

2015 (7) Chiefs 7.19

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Lions Trade for Jefferson




Lions GM Tom Riddell Completed a deal with Chiefs GM Tim Miller
The Lions Have Sent The colts 3rd Round To KC

in exchange The Get CB A.J. Jefferson + The Chiefs 6th and 7th Round Picks.




We had a Boat load of 3rd
This allows us Get two Players as round Flyers late
It make good Since to us.

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Lions make some Trades




GM Tom Riddell Has Trade 9th pick the 1st Round to Baltimore

The Lion Drop Down to 20th pick of the Draft
They also Receive two 3rd Round picks 3.12 & 3.20

They Lions Sent Bears and Buccaneers 6 round picks and there 7th To Reacquire there 3rd round
The Pick the Giants got in Exchange for WR Hakeem Nicks

This gives the Lions 4 3rd Round picks + a 1st in the top 20

We did not feel any of top CB would be there
Our next Target should be in the top 20 Said GM Riddell

we got an offer out for a CB Right now with KC
Plus where looking bring in another WR Via Draft Trade or FA
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Lions finish hiring Coaching Staff with Special Teams coah




Allen Park MI
It's been busy day with Finally Coach Added to new Lions staff


Head coach Scott Linehan introduced His new Special Team coach Paul Ferraro
Ferraro started his GZL Coaching as Special Team coach in Denver
He was there was 3 seasons He then Join the staff with Bengals for 3 years

He now Joins the vet coaches of Lions
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Gunther Returns






Allen Park MI

Gunther Cunningham has been Rehired by New Head Coach Scott Linehan
He'll Return to his DC Job
It great to back.


Cunningham is a 47-year coaching veteran on the college and pro levels, including the past 35 seasons in the NFL & GZL.
He Joined what is very Vet heavy Staff with the Lions
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Linehan hires is new OC




Allen Park Mi ,
New Lions Head coach Scott Linehan introduced His new OC
Charle Weis


Wise started his GZL Coaching with Chiefs
He then moved to Texas for 3 Season Winning 29 losing 19
He was Bengals when coaching staff was fired

He now comes over to Detroit
Where he was a Very Good QB In Matt Stafford & Future Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson
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Lions find there head coach




Allen Park MI
Detroit Lions GM Tom Riddell has Hired his Head coach
He Hired Former Texans OC Scott Linehan

Scott Started his GZL coaching career as the Lions OC in 2010
The Lions former GM Jason Arnold Fired him in 2011
He was then hired by Steelers where he never had a losing season
Scott then Took his Talents to Houston last Season again
He has a Winning Record


He now Returns to Motown to be the head man in Detroit
We got a chance to ask him 3 question at the Pres Conference
He talks about Calvin Johnson
http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Scott-Linehan-on-Calvin-Johnson--/fa4056f3-0c53-411b-b725-d226d93d1887


Scott Linehan on executing effectively


http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Scott-Linehan-on-executing-effectively-/2d27e1a9-96b9-467c-949d-6a9b0099dcb5

Linehan on spreading the wealth -
http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Linehan-on-spreading-the-wealth/78b4e917-64ea-4413-9810-3ff9d37605cd

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Lions 2016 Training camp-Done.




2015 Season over View
It was a bad year for Lions going 6-10
The Team Fired it Coaching Staff and Has decided to start over
The Team still has some very good Parts in place
QB Matt Stafford was pro Bowler Megatron leg the Team in catches and yards
But the Revamp O-Line was Failure till late in the season.

The 3-4 Defense Held it own Vs The pass Ranking 3rd overall
#2 Vs the Pass But The could not stop the run Ranking 1st vs the Run.
The Team Went 3 and 3 in one GZL Tough Divisions



2016 Offseason Acquisitions & Cuts



all the coaches fired Starting over

GM Tom Riddell thought it was best to start with Clean Slate.
He said to be Looking for offensive minded Head Coach
He'll pick his staff lions will stay 3-4 This year.

WR Davone Bess will be Leaving The Club after losing his Slot WR Spot
Amnesty will be used to end his days in Detroit
HB Aaron Brown lost his KR Job and Sat on Bench
Major Wright (SS) will be cut lose Cortland Finnegan will take his spot
Chris Houston ask to take a Pay Cut Refused.
Ricky Werner MLB just never paned out


2016 Coaching Staff





Trades TBA

Draft Picks Before Trades


Day 1
Lions send 1.9 to The Ravens for 1.20 /3.12/3.20
Gaints Send .3.9 to The Lions for 6.18/6.28 /7.9
Lions trade The colts 3rd (3.16) for CB AJ Jefferson picks 6.17 / 6.18
Lions send 3.20 (2016) 2nd 2017 3rd 2017 for 2.19 6.6 (2016) /2017 7th


Day 2
Lions send NO 3rd round to Buffalo for KC 3.17 and 6,21 (wash)/6.27 Hou)
Lions send Tamp's 6th round & Saints 6th round for Jags 5th

Day 3
Lions traded next 1st round and 4th From Steelers to Panthers
Paners send WR David Gettis 2017 5th round
Lions sent 3rd Pick to Texas for RG Alvin Bailey
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Day 4 Lions trade 1.20 for 1.32 +2nd & 4 (2017)

Lions trade 2.19 for 2.32 and 3.25



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2016 Position Battles



OC The Lions Matt Smith is 3rd And Final year of his deal
They signed a Braxston Cave to Battle for Starting OC
C Matt Smith is very good Pass blocker but his Run Blocking Needs work
Bring in Mr Cave who better all around blocker give a chance to decided
where we'll be at Center for next 5 to 10 years[/b][/size]





2016 Team outlook

Since we are Rebuilding 500 Would be good mark to shoot for
Starting again will be challenge in what I feel is Toughest Division in Football
But we Still have CJ and Stafford leading the charge
so only the Football gods know forsure
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Stafford Makes Pro Bowl




Lions QB Matt Stafford has once again made the GZL Pro Bowl
Despite Offence Line Problem this season
Stafford Threw the Pig Skin 512 Times Completing 288 of them
His Stats 4,157 Yards and 28 TD 89 .60 QB Rating




The Problem in Detroit was the O-Line
Letting the QB Get sacked 31 Times what not said is the Pressures
That causes the 14 INT This year

He did a Hell of A Job for Us Said GM Riddell
Next year I hope more lions are at the Probowl Not just Matt Stafford
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/04/2013) Replies - 2 :: Views - 29
Lions ready to make a Deal




According to CB Jimmy Smith Agent
The Lions have Finalized a deal to Make The CB one Highest paid CB in GZL
The 6'2 211 CB Was Drafted 9th Over all in 2011 Draft




The Deal Said to Worth Around 50.00 Million Will be signed once the league opens up Contract Restructures
Smith had a very good Year despite playing on 6 win Team
70 Tackles 3 for a loss 1 forced Fumble and Recovery
He also had 5 Int's Taking 2 back to the House for Majors .

That Means The Following Players will be going into There Final contact year with Detroit
They Will be Free Agents next year at this time.:
Jonathan Wilhite CB
Benjamin Yambo ROLB
Steve MacMahon LG
Rob Sims LG
Matt Smith C
Cortland Finnegan CB
Ryan Allen P
Lamar Miller HB
Willie Scott FS

One will be saved by the Franny Tag but who will that be ?
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The off-Season has started in Detroit



Allen Park MI
Lions GM Tom Riddell Has Long Off-season head
We Lions Weekly Spoke to The GM this week

1st The Lions must find new a new coaching staff
Coach Jim Schwartz and his Staff where fired after The 6 Wins season



" Yes We want to Go with Offence Minded head coach This time
Let him Pick Great OC and DC
We've Already started interviewing coaches"

Also The Lions Plan on Giving CB Jimmy Smith his long Term Deal
"we've been Talking to Jimmy Agents and Should wrap up talks shortly "



The Lions GM Also has informed WR Davone Bess
The Team will be using it's GZL Amnesty Clause on him
Bess was unhappy after he lost his Job as the slot WR
2nd Year Player and Draft pick Ronnie Lewis now is starting there.



"He asked us to find a way to release him from his deal
We've agree this how it will be done Bess is coming into his 3rd year of his 5 year deal"

The Lions are also trying to move Down in the GZL 1st round of the draft
"We like to move down 3 to 11 spots Max and get Draft chat Value for our picks "



This is Season of change for lions and GZL
Let hope it works out for both .


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Lions Coaching Staff to Be Fired !!



Allen Park MI,
Lions GM Tom Riddell Spoke Briefly to the Media after the end of the season
"It been a tough season we did get running till late in the season
and it cost us
so today Informed Coach Jim Schwartz and his Staff of there Faits
there contacts in Detroit will not be Renewed "




The Coach Schwartz Era in Detroit has come to an end

We've Decided to Bring a New Coaching Staff for Next season
This Team still has loads of Talent but I feel where missing something
It's my job to find out what it is .

It will not be an easy task over few months
But we hope to start with Coaches Draft in a few weeks.
The Lions will Start Interviewing Shortly
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 11/13/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 22
Fan appreciation day successful Fan go home with Lions win
DETROIT –



It was fan Fan appreciation day at Ford Field
The Team did not disappoint Ruffing up the Rival Bears 37-16
The Lions use a balance attack run and passing

HB Lamar Miller was the game MVP
Rushing 155 on 32 carries of the rock
Including a 35 yard TD to Seal the game.

Matthew Stafford was almost perfect tossing the pigskin
He was 20 of 26 for 240 Yards + a TD
So a convincing victory over a Chicago team
It was a step in the right direction.for a lions Team learning to use it new players






The lions are finally Turning the corner with 3-4 Defence
They are #6 in total Defence and Rank #6 vs the Pass

Next up is Jacksonvile
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Keeping Stafford Clean A Video




 photo StaffordClean_zps8870d4f2.jpg

In this Video we Talk about how we've fixed out blocking Issues
This problems we talked about on hard knocks this year

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hardknockradio/2013/08/25/s05e01--stldet-arnold-comes-home

Here a Video on how we address the Problems
Getting us two Key Division wins




Video Link : http://youtu.be/cJZlBxowVOk
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 09/24/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 44
Lions Talking Resigning with CB Smith ?




According to CB Jimmy Smith Agent
The Lions have stared talks Extend his contact in Detroit
Starting Next year.
The 6'2 211 CB Was Drafted 9th Over all in 2011 Draft




GM Riddell did not confirm or deny talks are talking place
"Jimmy is Special Player from Day He walked in to Allan Park
He went from being a Nickle CB to our top CB very Quickly

6'2 CB with his Skill sets don't Grow on Trees
we had Offer on him in past and Always Turned them Down"
The Lions are Very close to getting 1st pick over all next year
we may be able to bring him some help at the draft.

Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 09/10/2013) Replies - 1 :: Views - 36
Lions Acquire Wideout Hakeem Nicks




Lions Acquire Wide out Hakeem Nicks for 3rd Round Pick in next years draft
The Lions will pay 3.77M this year and 4.77 Next year
Nicks will use #85 In Detroit





The Lions cleared cap by Releasing two players
LT Gosder Cherilus & WR Dwayne Harris
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 09/04/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 25
Lions Cut Two Sign 1





In a Cap Saving Move the Lions have Cut LT Gosder Cherilus & WR Dwayne Harris
Cherius was in Final year of his contact would not have been resigned.

The Lions Signed Jake Scott to 1 year Vet Min Deal
allow them some Cap Room .



Cherilus lost his starting Job to the younger Jake Mathews During Training camp
Harris was a FA Signing From Buffalo
Who just Never ended up Fitting in
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 09/03/2013) Replies - 1 :: Views - 39
so much for Former GM's Home Coming Lions Wins





Detroit MI,
The Lions Welcomed Former GM Jason Arnold back to Detroit with a Loss to his Former Club 34-22




The Lions Defense Forced 2 INT's
Miller Ran for 151 on Ground as The Lions Got off the Snide
New TE Leonard Pope had 5 Pancakes in his 1st game as a Lion
Finally Calvin Johnson & Matt Stafford Hooking up 5 Times
Stafford Threw for 2 TD 214 Yards and no Picks


We worked on our game plan and Offence hard this week said Stafford
Our GM Went on Natonal Radio and showed how much he wants to be here.


We show him how much we want to win
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Lions Cut Avril sign TE Pope and DE sharper





Allan Park MI,
After The Loss to Greenbay GM Tom Riddell had this to say
The blocking schemes Fail them


The Lions Sign TE Leonard Pope to Help with Problem
the 6'7 Pope is very good Blocking TE
Pope had 93 Pancakes in 3 years with KC



to make Room The lions Cut DE Cliff Avril
Avirl was given a shot at OLB but could make switch
when lions move to a 3-4 Front and Suh took over at RE.

The Lions also Signed Rookie DE Norman Sharper
He'll Replace Avirl on the depth chart
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 08/20/2013) Replies - 7 :: Views - 121
Lions Weekly 2015 WK#5 Lions throw in the towel on 2015





Allan Park MI,
The Lions Play Greenbay and new Start Mark Sanchez
With the Team Starting 0-3 and having to Run the Gantlet
Expect no Playoff Run
I Don't see us winning more then 1 to 3 games




Team GM Tom Riddell Has Decided to Stay the Course
Get Ready for next year
With Calvin Heading closer and closer Regression

They had two Choices

A Pickup a WR to allow the Lions to move Johnson around
or

B Wait till next year and Draft some more Youth

They decided to take the 2nd Path
GM Riddell Had this to say :
I Spoke to a few Teams about adding 2nd WR to help open the field up
But to me it's not worth the cost

We went with a Youth and Now we have to pay the Piper.
So many Times I've Traded Picks in top 3 Rounds away
This Time I am saying no .. and we wait till next year

The Lions Don't expect to beat Greenbay
The City is Bankrupt and we need a Change .
In Fact it going to be long year in Motown as the Youth Take over.
Growing Pains and not winning are not fun
But it part of life.

Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 08/17/2013) Replies - 19 :: Views - 189
Lions Defending the Cardinals Spread with the 46 Defense



Allan Park ,MI

GM Tom Riddell Head Coach Jim Schwartz & Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier Took a Lesson from the Past for this Week
The Lions will use the 46 Defence vs Cardinals Offence this week

This Why we Closed Practices to Media Said The GM
The 3-4 was not working like we planned
We have Veteran depth at CB to be able to go Man up on Cardinals
Allow Our LB and Front 4 to stop the Run and get to the QB




It's great way to defend the spread
The Defense puts so much pressure in the quarterback's face
He doesn't have time to make a throw,
He also can't see more than five feet in front of him.

with our Depth
we can Taylor Our Defense toward each Team we face
46 4-3 3-4 or a Mix of all 3


This Huge Gamble by The Lions Brain Trust
If Works it a Huge upset if it Fails
The Lions are close to 1st pick overall next year


Link to this being Explained
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgtfyYb33kY
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 08/13/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 26
Lions Resign CB Marcus Gilchrist



Allan Park ,MI
The Lions have Resigned CB Marcus Gilchrist
after His Release from Tennessee.
Gilchrist and a Draft Pick was traded to Tennessee
in The off-season for CB Cortland Finnegan



GM Riddell :comments Below :
"We did not want Trade Marcus
but we needed more of veteran Presents in the locker room .
I told him if there way we get back in Lions Union we would do it"

This Moves give Lions More Depth at CB and KR Spots
To Make room for Gilchrist The Lions Released TE Gary Dowlings
who never fit into long Term Plans for The lions .
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 08/09/2013) Replies - 2 :: Views - 45
Rams lose again/DE Justin Houston chasing sack record
St. Louis, MO. -- Another disappointing loss in a close, close game. Another overall impressive game from the Rams' offense and Quarterback Sam Bradford.


You can't really say the Rams are playing bad as two of their losses came in a tightly contested, two point loss in a game where they statistically dominated. This past week, they're nearly flawless on offense with an incredible outing through the air and with only one turnover.

The problem this time around is their star HB LaVonte Bell could not stay healthy. He left injured after only 5 carries which hindered the Rams' gameplan of doing a mix of 50/50, run/pass. To expound on those problems, young Wide Receiver Stephen Hill really struggled holding onto the ball, registering three dropped passes.

Jason Smith continues his yearly, and seemingly weekly show of not being the player his physical attributes would indicate he's capable of. Patience is beginning to run thin with such a talented player not producing.


On a bright side ... DE Justin Houston is making life absolutely miserable for opposing Offensive Tackles. Through only three games this season he has already amassed an astounding 8 sacks. When you realize the record is 19 sacks, it's pretty astounding how productive he has been at this point in the very young season.

Next week the Rams are at home versus the Patriots.
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Lions Weekly 2015 WK#4 Lions Close Practices to Media






Allan Park MI GM Tom Riddell and head Coach Jim Schwartz have Banned Media from Allan Park

The Gates where Locked and Guards Posted outside
With Huge sign posted on the guard House
The Lions headquarters and training facility is lose to Media this for this week




The Lions are 0-2 to start The season
Rumor is The GM and Schwartz had huge blow up during the bye week
The Cardinals Still have play there WK 3 Game but could come in 3-0

The Team did hold a Telephone News Conference
Saying the did not want any leaks of what the Lions had planning for The Cardinals


GM Riddell Comments are Below :
"We Felt it was good Time to hold a Players only Meeting
and Coaches only Meeting then hold 3 one with players and Coaches
as we try to Right the Ship

Plus we wanted This week to try get players heads back in The game
Practices will be closed and Media is banned From Allan Park.
Media Can Return to Allan park for WK5 vs Green bay."


What have The Lions got planned for cardinals ?
Know one in Allan Park is talking
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Stafford Throws his 150th TD pass in Loss




Stafford Reaches 150 TD in Loss



QB Matt Stafford Threw his 150 TD Pass in Greenzone this pass weekend
I had No Idea I thew my 150th TD Said the QB after the game
We where trying to win the game

Catching the 150 TD pass was Calvin Johnson
Johnson said He stafford Have always been on the same page
He's Honor to be the Lions and GZL Record Books
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 07/31/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 23
Lions Trade QB Steel to Indy Sign




LIONS TRADE STEEL

Allen Park MI,
The Lions have Sent QB Mark Steel to Indy for 3rd Round Draft Choise

During the Preseason Steel lost his #2 Job to Rookie Cameron Hester
Who came on durriing camp to Become the #2 QB
To Replace Steel the Lions have Signed Rookie QB Deunta Bailey
The contract is for 5 years

Bailey dose not have a Cannon for arm like Steel
He has good Awareness
Bailey was drafted by Denver this year but Was cut .
The Lions now have 1.8M in Cap space


Deal must Till Be approved by The GZL League
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 07/31/2013) Replies - 3 :: Views - 80
Lions Drop to 0-2 as Seahawks Stampede over Defense





The Lions lost a Close game 30-21 to Seahawks
The Team is now 0-2 Despite a 3 TD Game for Matt Stafford

The Lions new 3-4 Defence had problems stopping Run
The Dual head monster of LeGarrette Blount & Kenjon Barner was unstoppable
As They Tap danced all over the 3-4 Defense



Under a heavy rush Stafford gets a ball off to Megatron for a 1st down

The Lions went very conservative Game Plan Run the ball
Keep the ball away from Seahawks offence
The Lions could not keep the ball on 3rd Down & lost Field Possession battle
this was the Difference in the game

Next up is a Visit WK 4 to Arizona for The Lions.
Where they'll Face The Cardinals
The Lions got a shitty bye week and Have WK 3 Off


Game Stats :
http://gzl-football.com/games.php?game_id=1378&skin=lp
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Rams drop Heartbreaker



St. Louis, MO -- What's the worst way to open your season? Losing. However, what's even worse? Losing the way the Rams did this past week.

Despite holding the Bears' passing game to sub-200 yards, sacking him 4 times, and forcing two interceptions -- the Rams still lose. To further the pain, the Rams established a strong running game, Sam Bradford was efficient and under control, and the offensive line didn't allow a single sack.

So, where does the blame lie? The inability to stop the Bears' running game, for starters. But, that's not enough. The Bears only scored one rushing touchdown, despite their effectiveness.

Special fucking Teams. A position on the field that's easy to forget. A lone kick return throttled the Rams' hopes for a good start to their season.

After the game Sam Bradford had this to say, "It's very unfortunate. We get to see a victory we worked hard to earn, essentially stolen off of one play. Painful, the best to describe this."

When asked about how this effected him on the sidelines, Von Miller responded with this, "It's excruciating to be on the sidelines and not be able to help. There's no way they run the ball like they did if I'm healthy. We have to regroup and get a W next week."

Defensive Linemen Sheldon Richardson gave the best quote of all, "This sucks, dude. I feel like we were the better team but, we screwed the pooch. I told coach to put me in on Special Teams next week and I'll knock some heads off. This won't happen again."

In Week 2 the Rams face off against NFC foe New Orleans.
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Lions Weekly 2015 WK#2 Lions 0-1 Here Comes Seattle





After WK 1 Starters QB Matt Stafford Calvin Johnson & Emmanuel Sanders
Missed the Plane to San Francisco
They where Each Fined $2500 Then Benched
Once back in Allan park
The coaching Staff went to work on Game plan for Seahawks
Who are here for The Lions home opener



The Seahawks are 0-1 After Losing to Arizona in Wk 1
We know going to be Hungry and Mean Said Stafford
We have pull together and Win

The Lions new 3-4 Front was Mixed bag in WK 1
They had 2 Picks 1 sack but still gave up too many points

Now they Find a way To Stop Cam Newton and Seahawks Offence
Even with Stafford and Johnson back in the lineup that a tall Order
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 07/24/2013) Replies - 13 :: Views - 121
49ers Beat Lions Starters Miss Plane to San Francisco






The 49ers Won 27-to 12 Over The Lions
Mot of Lions starters Missed The Plane and are Still back In Detroit .
3rd String QB Mark Steel Played Giving the 49ers Defense a Huge lift
With Out Stafford Johnson the Lions where helpless kittens
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 07/24/2013) Replies - 4 :: Views - 53
Lions Weekly 2015 WK#1






The hype is already starting for the showdown Sunday between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers


Cornerback Chris Houston, called it a "Week 1 statement game" for the two NFC rivals. Both teams are possible Super Bowl contenders.
we want to win Said Houston


The Lions Defence Changed from 4-3 to 3-4 This year.
Outside Linebacker Cliff Avril: "Y'all are going to hype it up more than what it is. At least in my book, there's no revenge-type thing going on.
We just want to kick there asses "

GM Tom Riddell Said We want to start the season 1-0
Do that we have beat the 49ers
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Lions Preseason Recap





Allen Park MI
The Preseason is over and Lions went 2 and 2
Here a Recap of Preseason

WK 1
26-13 L to The Colts
Game MVP For Detroit Emmanuel Sanders 7 Catches for 113
Injurys Emmanuel Sanders our for [/b]4 Weeks.


:

Madden NFL 08 PC v0.0 Game Log - Colts at Lions
Game Time: Mon Jul 15 02:58:51 2013
Skill Level: All Pro
Quarter Length: 12 minute(s)

Slider                         Human   CPU
QB Accuracy                       57    57
Pass Blocking                     15    15
Receiver Catching                 63    63
Running Ability                   69    69
Offensive line Run Blocking       65    65
Defensive Awareness               59    59
Defensive line Knockdowns         19    19
Interceptions                      1     1
Defensive Break Blocks            19    19
Tackling                          50    50
Fieldgoal Length                  35    35
Fieldgoal Accuracy                59    59
Punt Length                       58    58
Punt Accuracy                     79    79
Kickoff Length                    55    55

Weather
Forecast: Fair
Wind: 0 mph
Temp: 78 degrees

Team               Q1   Q2   Q3   Q4   OT      FINAL
Colts              14    6    6    0    0         26
Lions               3   10    0    0    0         13

Game Statistics:                    Colts      Lions
First Downs                            10         13
Third Down Conversions                  2          2
Third Downs                            14         16
Third Down Percentage               14.3%      12.5%
Fourth Down Conversions                 0          0
Fourth Downs                            0          1
Fourth Down Percentage               0.0%       0.0%
Two Pt Conversions Made                 0          0
Two Pt Conversions Attempted            0          0
Two Pt Conversion Percentage         0.0%       0.0%
Offense Redzone Num                     2          2
Offense Redzone TDs                     1          0
Offense Redzone FGs                     1          1
Offense Redzone Percentage         100.0%      50.0%
Rushing Attempts                       30         19
Rushing Yards                          71         46
Rushing Average                       2.4        2.4
Rushing TDs                             1          0
Passing Yards                         240        260
Passing Completions                    16         23
Passing Attempts                       29         46
Completion Percentage               55.2%      50.0%
Passing Average                       8.3        5.7
Passing TDs                             1          1
Offensive Pass Interceptions            0          3
TOTAL OFFENSE                         311        306
Defensive Pass Interceptions            3          0
Punt Return Yards                      11         19
Kick Return Yards                     110        117
Punts                                   8          8
Punt Avg                             43.1       42.8
Fumbles                                 1          1
Fumbles Lost                            0          0
Penalties                               5          3
Penalty Yds                            33         25
Turnovers                               0          3
TIME OF POSSESSION                  23:49      24:11

Individual Stats: Lions
PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Cameron Hester                  13   26  210   50   8.0    2    1    1   48   74.2
Mark Steele                     10   20   65   50   3.2    2    0    2   20   17.7

RUSHING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD  FUM
Mike Gillislee                   9   20   2.2    6    0    0
Aaron Brown                      5   11   2.1    4    0    0
Dwayne Harris                    1    9   9.0    9    0    0
Brit Miller                      3    9   3.0    4    0    0
Cameron Hester                   1   -3  -3.0    0    0    1

RECEIVING                      REC  YDS   AVG LONG   TD DROP  YAC
Emmanuel Sanders                 7  113  16.1   40    0    0   27
Mike Gillislee                   2   51  25.5   48    1    0   30
Davone Bess                      3   41  13.6   20    0    1    1
Ronnie Lewis                     3   28   9.3   11    0    1    2
Dwayne Harris                    2   17   8.5   15    0    0   19
Aaron Brown                      2   15   7.5    9    0    0    1
Randall Cobb                     2    7   3.5    6    0    0    2
John Phillips                    1    5   5.0    5    0    1    3
Charlie Schwartz                 1   -2  -2.0    0    0    0    0

KICKING                        FGM  FGA  PCT FGSBLOCKED  XPA  XPM  PCT XPSBLOCKED KICKOFFS TOUCHBACKS
Dan Bailey                       2    2  100          0    1    1  100          0        3          0
Ryan Allen                       0    0    0          0    0    0    0          0        1          0

PUNTING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG BLOCKS IN20 TOUCHBACKS
Ryan Allen                       8  342  42.7   49      0    2          0

KICK RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG   TD LONG
Ronnie Lewis                     3   78  26.0    0   29
Mike Gillislee                   2   39  19.5    0   23

PUNT RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD
Mike Gillislee                   1   13  13.0   13    0
Ronnie Lewis                     2    6   3.0    6    0

DEFENSE                        TOT LOSS SACK   FF FREC  YDS   TD  INT  RET   AVG DEFLECTIONS SAFETIES CTH ALLOW BIG HITS
Martez Wilson                    9    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         1        0
Cliff Avril                      5    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Cortland Finnegan                5    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         2        0
Willie Scott                     4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Bryan Keith                      4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Shelton Atkinson                 3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Mychal Kendricks                 3    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
T.J. Barnes                      3    1    0    1    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Curtis Marsh                     3    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         1        0
Jonathan Wilhite                 2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           2        0         0        0
Dwayne Hornsby                   2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Benjamin Yambo                   2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Brit Miller                      1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Mike Gillislee                   1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Allen Bailey                     1    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
John Phillips                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Dwayne Harris                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Major Wright                     1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Louis Delmas                     1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Jimmy Smith                      1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0

BLOCKING                      PANCAKES SACKS ALLOWED
Jake Matthews                        4             0
Gosder Cherilus                      3             0
Donald Thomas                        2             0
Charlie Schwartz                     2             0
Alvin Marshall                       1             0
Mike Gibson                          1             0
Champ Tucker                         1             0
John Greco                           0             1


Individual Stats: Colts
PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Matt Schaub                     11   19  163   57   8.5    0    1    0   46  103.6
Hunter Cantwell                  5   10   81   50   8.0    1    0    0   47   77.5

RUSHING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD  FUM
Taiwan Jones                    13   36   2.7   11    0    1
Montee Ball                     14   35   2.5    8    1    0
Zach Line                        1    2   2.0    2    0    0
Hunter Cantwell                  2   -2  -1.0    0    0    0

RECEIVING                      REC  YDS   AVG LONG   TD DROP  YAC
Owen Daniels                     5   70  14.0   46    1    0   33
Vincent Jackson                  2   53  26.5   42    0    1   20
Blair White                      2   52  26.0   47    0    1    9
Kendall Wright                   3   24   8.0   13    0    0    0
Jordan Reed                      2   22  11.0   15    0    0    0
Montee Ball                      1   16  16.0   16    0    0    2
Marcus Horton                    1    7   7.0    7    0    0    9
Andrew Whitworth                 0    0   0.0    0    0    1    0

KICKING                        FGM  FGA  PCT FGSBLOCKED  XPA  XPM  PCT XPSBLOCKED KICKOFFS TOUCHBACKS
Santiago Gramatica               4    4  100          0    2    2  100          0        2          0
Pat McAfee                       0    0    0          0    0    0    0          0        4          1

PUNTING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG BLOCKS IN20 TOUCHBACKS
Pat McAfee                       8  345  43.1   54      0    2          2

KICK RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG   TD LONG
Marcus Horton                    1   36  36.0    0   36
A.J. Jenkins                     3   74  24.6    0   30

PUNT RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD
Marcus Horton                    2    7   3.5    5    0
A.J. Jenkins                     2    4   2.0    4    0

DEFENSE                        TOT LOSS SACK   FF FREC  YDS   TD  INT  RET   AVG DEFLECTIONS SAFETIES CTH ALLOW BIG HITS
Navorro Bowman                   9    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    2   2.0           4        0         3        0
Zach Brown                       7    1    1    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Lawrence Wilson                  6    1    3    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Robert Lester                    4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Antoine Bethea                   4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Travis Murphy                    4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           3        0         3        0
Bernie Ahrens                    3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Jeron Johnson                    3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Darryl Rose                      3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Zeke Motta                       2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           3        0         0        0
Courtney Upshaw                  2    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Ian Williams                     2    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Louis Leonard                    1    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Micky Williams                   1    1    0    0    0    0    0    1    3   3.0           0        0         0        0
Desmond Trufant                  1    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    2   2.0           2        0         2        0
Darius Butler                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           2        0         0        0
Nick Fairley                     0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0

BLOCKING                      PANCAKES SACKS ALLOWED
Branden Hansen                       6             0
Felix Trinity                        5             0
Andrew Whitworth                     5             0
Owen Daniels                         3             0
Dan Koppen                           3             0
Zach Line                            1             1
Walt Gamble                          1             0
Marcus Horton                        1             0
P.J. Lonergan                        1             0
Jordan Reed                          1             0


Game Log Ends

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[b]WK2
20-14 Loss to Tampabay
Lions Game MVP :Ronnie Lewis 6 Catches 162 27.0 Avg 56 Long 2 TD
No Injuryes


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Madden NFL 08 PC v0.0 Game Log - Lions at Buccaneers
Game Time: Tue Jul 16 12:02:24 2013
Skill Level: All Pro
Quarter Length: 12 minute(s)

Slider                         Human   CPU
QB Accuracy                       57    57
Pass Blocking                     15    15
Receiver Catching                 63    63
Running Ability                   69    69
Offensive line Run Blocking       65    65
Defensive Awareness               59    59
Defensive line Knockdowns         19    19
Interceptions                      1     1
Defensive Break Blocks            19    19
Tackling                          50    50
Fieldgoal Length                  35    35
Fieldgoal Accuracy                59    59
Punt Length                       58    58
Punt Accuracy                     79    79
Kickoff Length                    55    55

Weather
Forecast: Fair
Wind: 2 mph
Temp: 88 degrees

Team               Q1   Q2   Q3   Q4   OT      FINAL
Lions               0    7    7    0    0         14
Buccaneers          0    0   10   10    0         20

Game Statistics:                    Lions Buccaneers
First Downs                            16         13
Third Down Conversions                  8          6
Third Downs                            13         13
Third Down Percentage               61.5%      46.2%
Fourth Down Conversions                 0          1
Fourth Downs                            1          1
Fourth Down Percentage               0.0%     100.0%
Two Pt Conversions Made                 0          0
Two Pt Conversions Attempted            0          0
Two Pt Conversion Percentage         0.0%       0.0%
Offense Redzone Num                     1          1
Offense Redzone TDs                     0          0
Offense Redzone FGs                     0          1
Offense Redzone Percentage           0.0%     100.0%
Rushing Attempts                       30         33
Rushing Yards                          93        187
Rushing Average                       3.1        5.7
Rushing TDs                             0          1
Passing Yards                         295        155
Passing Completions                    20         13
Passing Attempts                       31         21
Completion Percentage               64.5%      61.9%
Passing Average                       9.5        7.4
Passing TDs                             2          1
Offensive Pass Interceptions            3          0
TOTAL OFFENSE                         388        342
Defensive Pass Interceptions            0          3
Punt Return Yards                       0          0
Kick Return Yards                      87         75
Punts                                   3          4
Punt Avg                             50.3       35.5
Fumbles                                 1          0
Fumbles Lost                            1          0
Penalties                               2          0
Penalty Yds                            15          0
Turnovers                               4          0
TIME OF POSSESSION                  23:44      24:16

Individual Stats: Buccaneers
PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Ryan Nassib                     12   18  145   66   8.0    1    1    0   26  109.7
Tim Tebow                        1    3   17   33   5.6    1    0    0   17   53.5

RUSHING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD  FUM
Eddie Lacy                      13  145  11.1   84    1    0
Knile Davis                     15   41   2.7   11    0    0
Patrick DiMarco                  1    5   5.0    5    0    0
Ryan Nassib                      2   -2  -1.0    0    0    0
Roy Helu                         2   -2  -1.0    0    0    0

RECEIVING                      REC  YDS   AVG LONG   TD DROP  YAC
Mike Williams                    3   54  18.0   22    0    1    8
Brandon Pettigrew                5   49   9.7   26    1    0   15
Vin Davis                        3   37  12.3   24    0    0    8
Chaz Schilens                    1   17  17.0   17    0    0    1
Clyde Alton                      1    5   5.0    5    0    0    0

KICKING                        FGM  FGA  PCT FGSBLOCKED  XPA  XPM  PCT XPSBLOCKED KICKOFFS TOUCHBACKS
Rhys Lloyd                       2    3   66          0    2    2  100          0        0          0
Diego Gramatica                  0    0    0          0    0    0    0          0        5          0

PUNTING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG BLOCKS IN20 TOUCHBACKS
Diego Gramatica                  4  142  35.5   47      0    1          1

KICK RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG   TD LONG
Prince Miller                    1   37  37.0    0   37
Roy Helu                         2   38  19.0    0   21

PUNT RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD
Prince Miller                    0    0   0.0    0    0
Roy Helu                         0    0   0.0    0    0

DEFENSE                        TOT LOSS SACK   FF FREC  YDS   TD  INT  RET   AVG DEFLECTIONS SAFETIES CTH ALLOW BIG HITS
Moe Jackson                      8    1    1    0    0    0    0    1    5   5.0           0        0         0        0
Claudio Ambellina                6    0    0    0    0    0    0    1   17  17.0           1        0         2        0
Aaron Rouse                      5    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Jordan Poyer                     5    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         3        0
Brent Parrish                    5    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           2        0         1        0
Dion Jordan                      4    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Sam Acho                         4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Tyrone McKenzie                  3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Alameda Ta'amu                   3    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Brandon Claiborne                3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Morris Claiborne                 2    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    1   1.0           0        0         1        0
Kyle Nelson                      2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         1        0
Gerald McCoy                     1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Fred Nelson                      1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
LaMarr Woodley                   1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Margus Hunt                      1    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Emmanuel Acho                    1    0    1    0    1   13    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0

BLOCKING                      PANCAKES SACKS ALLOWED
Brandon Pettigrew                    4             0
Patrick DiMarco                      4             0
Lane Johnson                         3             0
Marcus Cannon                        3             0
Chris Raaber                         3             0
Brandon Fusco                        2             0
Mike Williams                        2             0
Vin Davis                            2             0
Stafon Martin                        2             0
Quinn Matthew                        1             0
Clyde Alton                          1             0
Chaz Schilens                        1             0
Jeff Faine                           1             0
Frankie Gerard                       1             0
Anthony Castonzo                     1             0


Individual Stats: Lions
PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Cameron Hester                   9   12  167   75  13.9    2    1    1   47  109.7
Mark Steele                     11   19  138   57   7.2    0    1    2   56   58.5

RUSHING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD  FUM
Aaron Brown                      9   44   4.8    9    0    0
Mike Gillislee                  16   31   1.9    7    0    0
Brit Miller                      5   18   3.5    8    0    1

RECEIVING                      REC  YDS   AVG LONG   TD DROP  YAC
Ronnie Lewis                     6  162  27.0   56    2    0   22
Dwayne Harris                    4   43  10.7   21    0    1    6
Randall Cobb                     2   30  15.0   17    0    0    3
John Phillips                    2   30  15.0   27    0    0    2
Davone Bess                      2   20  10.0   11    0    0    3
Charlie Schwartz                 2    9   4.5    8    0    0    0
Brit Miller                      1    6   6.0    6    0    0    0
Aaron Brown                      1    5   5.0    5    0    0   11

KICKING                        FGM  FGA  PCT FGSBLOCKED  XPA  XPM  PCT XPSBLOCKED KICKOFFS TOUCHBACKS
Dan Bailey                       0    0    0          0    2    2  100          0        2          0
Ryan Allen                       0    0    0          0    0    0    0          0        1          0

PUNTING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG BLOCKS IN20 TOUCHBACKS
Ryan Allen                       3  151  50.3   59      0    0          3

KICK RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG   TD LONG
Mike Gillislee                   5   87  17.3    0   25

PUNT RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD
Mike Gillislee                   0    0   0.0    0    0

DEFENSE                        TOT LOSS SACK   FF FREC  YDS   TD  INT  RET   AVG DEFLECTIONS SAFETIES CTH ALLOW BIG HITS
Martez Wilson                    9    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Jimmy Smith                      5    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         2        0
Dwayne Powell                    4    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Bryan Keith                      3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Cliff Avril                      3    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Mychal Kendricks                 3    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Curtis Marsh                     3    1    1    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         3        0
Brett Lewis                      2    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Allen Bailey                     2    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Shelton Atkinson                 2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Willie Scott                     2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Aaron Brown                      2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Cortland Finnegan                2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         1        0
Louis Delmas                     2    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Marcus Holyfield                 1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Rob Sims                         1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Benjamin Yambo                   1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Major Wright                     1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Davone Bess                      1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Ndamukong Suh                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0

BLOCKING                      PANCAKES SACKS ALLOWED
Gosder Cherilus                      6             0
Jake Matthews                        3             0
Mike Gibson                          3             0
Donald Thomas                        2             1
Charlie Schwartz                     2             0
Champ Tucker                         2             0
John Greco                           2             0
John Phillips                        2             0
Steve MacMahon                       2             1
Matt Smith                           1             0
Alvin Marshall                       1             0
Brit Miller                          1             0
Rob Sims                             1             0
Ronnie Lewis                         1             0


Game Log Ends

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[b]Game 3
34-31 Win over World Chamption New York Gaints
Lions Game MVP HB Mike Gillislee 1 Kick Return TD 11 Carries for 52 yards 4.7 YPA 23 Long 1 TD
No Injuries[/b]

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Madden NFL 08 PC v0.0 Game Log - Lions at Giants
Game Time: Wed Jul 17 00:46:50 2013
Skill Level: All Pro
Quarter Length: 12 minute(s)

Slider                         Human   CPU
QB Accuracy                       57    57
Pass Blocking                     15    15
Receiver Catching                 63    63
Running Ability                   69    69
Offensive line Run Blocking       65    65
Defensive Awareness               59    59
Defensive line Knockdowns         19    19
Interceptions                      1     1
Defensive Break Blocks            19    19
Tackling                          50    50
Fieldgoal Length                  35    35
Fieldgoal Accuracy                59    59
Punt Length                       58    58
Punt Accuracy                     79    79
Kickoff Length                    55    55

Weather
Forecast: Fair
Wind: 1 mph
Temp: 53 degrees

Team               Q1   Q2   Q3   Q4   OT      FINAL
Lions               0   10   14   10    0         34
Giants             10    3    7   11    0         31

Game Statistics:                    Lions     Giants
First Downs                            13         19
Third Down Conversions                  5          3
Third Downs                            15         13
Third Down Percentage               33.3%      23.1%
Fourth Down Conversions                 0          0
Fourth Downs                            0          1
Fourth Down Percentage               0.0%       0.0%
Two Pt Conversions Made                 0          1
Two Pt Conversions Attempted            0          1
Two Pt Conversion Percentage         0.0%     100.0%
Offense Redzone Num                     0          3
Offense Redzone TDs                     0          2
Offense Redzone FGs                     0          1
Offense Redzone Percentage           0.0%     100.0%
Rushing Attempts                       32         14
Rushing Yards                         103         12
Rushing Average                       3.2        0.9
Rushing TDs                             1          0
Passing Yards                         168        349
Passing Completions                    17         33
Passing Attempts                       32         55
Completion Percentage               53.1%      60.0%
Passing Average                       5.3        6.3
Passing TDs                             1          3
Offensive Pass Interceptions            1          2
TOTAL OFFENSE                         271        361
Defensive Pass Interceptions            2          1
Punt Return Yards                       1         13
Kick Return Yards                     160        125
Punts                                   8          4
Punt Avg                             44.6       58.8
Fumbles                                 1          1
Fumbles Lost                            0          1
Penalties                               4          5
Penalty Yds                            35         35
Turnovers                               1          3
TIME OF POSSESSION                  22:18      25:42

Individual Stats: Giants
PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Colin Kaepernick                18   27  218   66   8.0    3    2    1   32  100.5
Eli Manning                     15   28  151   53   5.3    0    1    1   38   66.2

RUSHING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD  FUM
Jonathan Stewart                10   11   1.0   11    0    0
John Clay                        4    1   0.2    3    0    0

RECEIVING                      REC  YDS   AVG LONG   TD DROP  YAC
Jeremy Maclin                    8   90  11.2   38    0    2    3
Greg Salas                       7   84  12.0   17    0    0    4
Hakeem Nicks                     6   69  11.5   32    1    0   30
Philip Lutzenkirchen             3   42  14.0   23    1    0    1
James Reddick                    4   37   9.2   13    1    0    7
Cornelius Ingram                 4   37   9.2   14    0    0    5
Eddie Royal                      1   10  10.0   10    0    1    0

KICKING                        FGM  FGA  PCT FGSBLOCKED  XPA  XPM  PCT XPSBLOCKED KICKOFFS TOUCHBACKS
Shaun Suisham                    2    2  100          0    1    1  100          0        4          1
Marquis Campbell                 1    1  100          0    1    1  100          0        0          0
Matt Dodge                       0    0    0          0    0    0    0          0        3          2

PUNTING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG BLOCKS IN20 TOUCHBACKS
Matt Dodge                       4  235  58.7   66      0    0          3

KICK RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG   TD LONG
Josh Norman                      2   68  34.0    0   36
Anthony Allen                    3   57  19.0    0   26

PUNT RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD
Josh Norman                      2    7   3.5    7    0
Anthony Allen                    2    6   3.0    5    0

DEFENSE                        TOT LOSS SACK   FF FREC  YDS   TD  INT  RET   AVG DEFLECTIONS SAFETIES CTH ALLOW BIG HITS
Colin McCarthy                   7    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Dont'a Hightower                 5    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Stevie Brown                     4    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Koa Misi                         4    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         1        0
Ernest Cooper                    4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           2        0         3        0
Jonah Watson                     4    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Carlos Brown                     4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Nick Perry                       3    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Antwan Barnes                    3    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         3        0
Brandon Hogan                    3    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         4        0
Harrison Smith                   2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         1        0
Jerry Hughes                     2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Mason Foster                     2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Dwight Freeney                   2    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
John Clay                        1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Josh Norman                      1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Kenny Phillips                   1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Bruce Johnson                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    5   5.0           2        0         2        0

BLOCKING                      PANCAKES SACKS ALLOWED
Noel Lynch                           3             0
Ted Larsen                           2             0
Rodger Saffold                       2             0
Marco Medina                         2             0
Philip Lutzenkirchen                 2             0
Eddie Royal                          1             0
Ricky Wagner                         1             0
Owen Marecic                         1             0
William Beatty                       1             1
Stefen Wisniewski                    1             0
Cornelius Ingram                     1             0
Jeremy Maclin                        1             0


Individual Stats: Lions
PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Cameron Hester                   5    8   55   62   6.8    0    1    1   24   82.8
Matthew Stafford                12   24  117   50   4.8    1    0    0   19   64.1

RUSHING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD  FUM
Mike Gillislee                  11   52   4.7   23    1    0
Lamar Miller                    15   32   2.1   12    0    0
Brit Miller                      5   11   2.1    5    0    0
Aaron Brown                      1    8   8.0    8    0    0

RECEIVING                      REC  YDS   AVG LONG   TD DROP  YAC
Calvin Johnson                   4   53  13.2   24    1    0    6
John Phillips                    3   38  12.6   19    0    0    6
Dwayne Harris                    3   32  10.6   17    0    0    3
Davone Bess                      3   21   7.0    9    0    0    4
Brit Miller                      2   18   9.0   10    0    1    2
Charlie Schwartz                 1    8   8.0    8    0    0    1
Lamar Miller                     1    2   2.0    2    0    0    0

KICKING                        FGM  FGA  PCT FGSBLOCKED  XPA  XPM  PCT XPSBLOCKED KICKOFFS TOUCHBACKS
Dan Bailey                       2    3   66          0    4    4  100          0        3          1
Ryan Allen                       0    0    0          0    0    0    0          0        3          0

PUNTING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG BLOCKS IN20 TOUCHBACKS
Ryan Allen                       8  357  44.6   57      0    1          2

KICK RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG   TD LONG
Mike Gillislee                   3  134  44.6    1   94
Ronnie Lewis                     1   26  26.0    0   26

PUNT RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD
Ronnie Lewis                     1    1   1.0    1    0
Mike Gillislee                   0    0   0.0    0    0

DEFENSE                        TOT LOSS SACK   FF FREC  YDS   TD  INT  RET   AVG DEFLECTIONS SAFETIES CTH ALLOW BIG HITS
Bryan Keith                      7    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Jonathan Wilhite                 5    0    0    0    0    0    0    1   25  25.0           1        0         4        0
Louis Delmas                     5    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Willie Scott                     4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         1        0
Cortland Finnegan                4    1    0    0    0    0    1    1   48  48.0           1        0         5        0
Cliff Avril                      3    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         2        0
Mychal Kendricks                 3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Martez Wilson                    3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Major Wright                     3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Benjamin Yambo                   2    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         2        0
Allen Bailey                     2    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Dwayne Powell                    2    0    1    1    1    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Shelton Atkinson                 2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         1        0
Jimmy Smith                      2    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           2        0         3        0
Dwayne Hornsby                   1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Josh Robinson                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Mike Gillislee                   1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Ricky Werner                     1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Ndamukong Suh                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
T.J. Barnes                      1    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Brett Lewis                      1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Curtis Marsh                     1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           6        0         3        0

BLOCKING                      PANCAKES SACKS ALLOWED
John Greco                           5             0
Rob Sims                             4             0
Brit Miller                          3             1
John Phillips                        2             0
Steve MacMahon                       1             0
Alvin Marshall                       1             0
Matt Smith                           1             0
Charlie Schwartz                     1             0
Dwayne Harris                        1             0
Champ Tucker                         1             0
Gosder Cherilus                      1             0
Jake Matthews                        1             0


Game Log Ends

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Game 4
Win Vs The Raiders 21-16
Lions Game MVP MLB Martez Wilson 5 Tackles and Pick .
No InJuries


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Madden NFL 08 PC v0.0 Game Log - Raiders at Lions
Game Time: Thu Jul 18 20:19:10 2013
Skill Level: All Pro
Quarter Length: 12 minute(s)

Slider                         Human   CPU
QB Accuracy                       57    57
Pass Blocking                     15    15
Receiver Catching                 63    63
Running Ability                   69    69
Offensive line Run Blocking       65    65
Defensive Awareness               59    59
Defensive line Knockdowns         19    19
Interceptions                      1     1
Defensive Break Blocks            19    19
Tackling                          50    50
Fieldgoal Length                  35    35
Fieldgoal Accuracy                59    59
Punt Length                       58    58
Punt Accuracy                     79    79
Kickoff Length                    55    55

Weather
Forecast: Fair
Wind: 0 mph
Temp: 78 degrees

Team               Q1   Q2   Q3   Q4   OT      FINAL
Raiders             0   10    6    0    0         16
Lions               5   10    3    3    0         21

Game Statistics:                  Raiders      Lions
First Downs                            13         17
Third Down Conversions                  5          6
Third Downs                            15         18
Third Down Percentage               33.3%      33.3%
Fourth Down Conversions                 0          0
Fourth Downs                            1          0
Fourth Down Percentage               0.0%       0.0%
Two Pt Conversions Made                 0          0
Two Pt Conversions Attempted            1          0
Two Pt Conversion Percentage         0.0%       0.0%
Offense Redzone Num                     2          2
Offense Redzone TDs                     2          0
Offense Redzone FGs                     0          1
Offense Redzone Percentage         100.0%      50.0%
Rushing Attempts                       18         23
Rushing Yards                          41         60
Rushing Average                       2.3        2.6
Rushing TDs                             1          0
Passing Yards                         226        175
Passing Completions                    19         24
Passing Attempts                       45         44
Completion Percentage               42.2%      54.5%
Passing Average                       5.0        4.0
Passing TDs                             1          0
Offensive Pass Interceptions            1          0
TOTAL OFFENSE                         267        235
Defensive Pass Interceptions            0          1
Punt Return Yards                       8          2
Kick Return Yards                     108        185
Punts                                   6          7
Punt Avg                             46.2       39.6
Fumbles                                 0          2
Fumbles Lost                            0          1
Penalties                               8          3
Penalty Yds                            73         40
Turnovers                               1          1
TIME OF POSSESSION                  22:02      25:45

Individual Stats: Lions
PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Mark Steele                     13   23  107   56   4.6    3    0    0   17   68.6
Cameron Hester                  11   21   93   52   4.4    2    0    0   22   64.2

RUSHING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD  FUM
Mike Gillislee                  13   39   3.0   11    0    0
Aaron Brown                      9   22   2.4   13    0    0
Cameron Hester                   1   -1  -1.0    0    0    0

RECEIVING                      REC  YDS   AVG LONG   TD DROP  YAC
Davone Bess                      9   91  10.1   17    0    1   13
Randall Cobb                     5   40   8.0   22    0    0    3
Ronnie Lewis                     3   32  10.6   15    0    1    3
Dwayne Harris                    5   26   5.1   10    0    0    1
John Phillips                    2   11   5.5    7    0    0    0

KICKING                        FGM  FGA  PCT FGSBLOCKED  XPA  XPM  PCT XPSBLOCKED KICKOFFS TOUCHBACKS
Dan Bailey                       4    5   80          0    1    1  100          0        1          0
Ryan Allen                       0    0    0          0    0    0    0          0        3          0

PUNTING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG BLOCKS IN20 TOUCHBACKS
Ryan Allen                       7  277  39.5   48      0    1          1

KICK RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG   TD LONG
Ronnie Lewis                     4  156  39.0    1  102
Mike Gillislee                   1   29  29.0    0   29

PUNT RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD
Ronnie Lewis                     1    1   1.0    1    0
Mike Gillislee                   1    1   1.0    1    0

DEFENSE                        TOT LOSS SACK   FF FREC  YDS   TD  INT  RET   AVG DEFLECTIONS SAFETIES CTH ALLOW BIG HITS
Martez Wilson                    5    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    8   8.0           1        0         1        0
Jonathan Wilhite                 5    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         2        0
Bryan Keith                      4    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        1         1        0
Shelton Atkinson                 3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Cliff Avril                      3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           3        0         0        0
Cortland Finnegan                3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           4        0         1        0
Curtis Marsh                     3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         5        0
Ndamukong Suh                    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Mychal Kendricks                 2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Benjamin Yambo                   2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Major Wright                     2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Dwayne Powell                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Brett Lewis                      1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Dwayne Harris                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Randall Cobb                     1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Ricky Werner                     1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Chris Houston                    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Louis Delmas                     1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           2        0         0        0
Jimmy Smith                      1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           3        0         0        0
Willie Scott                     0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0

BLOCKING                      PANCAKES SACKS ALLOWED
Jake Matthews                        3             1
John Phillips                        3             0
Alvin Marshall                       2             2
Mike Gibson                          2             0
Donald Thomas                        2             0
Gosder Cherilus                      2             0
Rob Sims                             2             0
Davone Bess                          1             0
Ronnie Lewis                         1             0
Charlie Schwartz                     1             0
Brit Miller                          1             0
Gary Dowlings                        1             0
Champ Tucker                         1             0
John Greco                           0             1


Individual Stats: Raiders
PASSING                        CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK   TD  INT LONG RATING
Collin Klein                    19   45  226   42   5.0    0    1    1   34   56.3

RUSHING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD  FUM
Connor Snell                     9   25   2.7   10    0    0
Marcus Lattimore                 6   12   2.0    3    1    0
Marcel Reece                     3    4   1.3    3    0    0

RECEIVING                      REC  YDS   AVG LONG   TD DROP  YAC
Kenny Stills                     2   60  30.0   34    0    0    1
Dominique Edison                 3   42  14.0   24    0    1    0
Darrius Heyward-Bey              1   29  29.0   29    0    0    3
Louis Murphy                     3   29   9.6   13    0    1    0
Tavarres King                    3   27   9.0   11    1    0    3
Connor Snell                     2   24  12.0   19    0    0   23
John Carlson                     3   22   7.3   10    0    0    1
Marcel Reece                     1    3   3.0    3    0    0    0
Zach Miller                      0    0   0.0    0    0    1    0
Marcus Lattimore                 1  -10 -10.0    0    0    1  -13

KICKING                        FGM  FGA  PCT FGSBLOCKED  XPA  XPM  PCT XPSBLOCKED KICKOFFS TOUCHBACKS
Blair Walsh                      1    2   50          0    1    1  100          0        3          0
Timothy Griffin                  0    0    0          0    0    0    0          0        2          0

PUNTING                        ATT  YDS   AVG LONG BLOCKS IN20 TOUCHBACKS
Timothy Griffin                  6  277  46.1   51      0    3          1

KICK RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG   TD LONG
Connor Snell                     1   45  45.0    0   45
Dominique Edison                 3   63  21.0    0   24

PUNT RETURNS                   ATT  YDS   AVG LONG   TD
Connor Snell                     3    8   2.6    5    0
Dominique Edison                 0    0   0.0    0    0

DEFENSE                        TOT LOSS SACK   FF FREC  YDS   TD  INT  RET   AVG DEFLECTIONS SAFETIES CTH ALLOW BIG HITS
Chris Carter                     6    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Jake Meadows                     5    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           2        0         4        0
Glover Quin                      5    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           2        0         3        0
Camden Pietarila                 4    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         4        0
Jacques Bailey                   4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Dennis Ricks                     4    0    3    0    1    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Trevin Hunter                    4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Jeremiah Joseph                  4    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Vernon Gholston                  3    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Shayne Skov                      3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         1        0
Rolando McClain                  3    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Shareece Wright                  3    1    0    1    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         3        0
Alec Ogletree                    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Mike Greenfield                  2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           1        0         0        0
Tyvon Branch                     2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Carlos Dunlap                    2    1    1    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Tavon Wilson                     1    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Michael Huff                     1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Marcel Reece                     1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0
Collin Klein                     0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0.0           0        0         0        0

BLOCKING                      PANCAKES SACKS ALLOWED
Sebastian Vollmer                    7             0
Jordan Gross                         4             0
Marcel Reece                         3             0
John Carlson                         3             0
Zach Miller                          2             0
Anthony Davis                        2             0
Jammal Brown                         1             0
Andre Gurode                         1             0
John Moffitt                         1             0
Nick Hubbard                         1             0


Game Log Ends

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GM Riddell had this Statement for the Detroit Press.
We very happy going 2 and 2 In Preseason
Our Goal was see to see New Defense and our younger offence players play

We did that .
We Wanted to Beat the Giants

We did that


we want to keep Injury Free for most part that was done

There will be some Growing Pains over next year or two
With our the youth on the Team
But I am very happy and feel a 500 or touch Better Record is Possible This Season.


Camp Battles :

Back QB Battle

Hester 33 CMP of 67 for 539 Yards 3 TD 3 INT
Steel 34 CMP of 66 for 310 Yards 1 TD 4 INT

Winnter Hester

Better Awr less mistakes with the Football



Right Tackle Battle
RT Marshall Pancakes 5 sacks 2
RT John Greco Pancakes 8 sacks 1
Winner : Marshall due to his upside


Leff Tackle Battle
LT Gosder Cherilus Pancakes 12 sacks 0
LT Jake Matthews Pancakes 11 sacks 1
Winner :Jake Matthews
This due his longer contact track and Youth.

Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 07/18/2013) Replies - 2 :: Views - 55
New Rams GM and former Lions GM Jason Arnold PC


St. Louis, MO. - Here is a recap and transcript from the press conference to introduce GM Jason Arnold to the media and fans.

Reporter: Welcome to St. Louis. Your dumbass abruptly left your last organization in Detroit. Can you explain that decision and did you feel regret seeing that team make it to the Superbowl?

Jason: Well, that was a complex time. There were some personal and family things going on and I didn't feel I had the time. If I do not have the time and motivation to put 100% into something, what's the point? I'm competitive and I want to win. I wasn't doing them any favors sticking around.

As for regret, to a certain degree. I try to never regret anything, but that was my favorite team and we had them humming. We felt like we had pivotal positions filled with young, up-and-coming superstars like Stafford, Jimmy Smith, Jake Matthews, etc. but, things happen. If I could go back I may have done it differently, but you live and learn.


Reporter: Explain the current status of the Rams and your goals for the team.

Jason: Smart winning, that's the goal. To clarify, I want to win and win big. I want to do it smart. I was brought in here to clean up a few things in terms of our finances. We were 550K from the cap threshold with several positions to fill ... that's not being smart. Several players, in my eyes are vastly overpaid and on long term deals. We will sort that out as time goes.

We have to be able to win big, but we don't want to let emotions get the best of us and vastly overpay to keep a guy on this team that isn't producing just simply because he's well liked and a fan favorite. You have to win, but do it smart.


Reporter: So, would you say there are a lot of changes to come?

Jason: I think that's a given with any regime change. Coaches are under the microscope. Players as well. We have certain expectations and types of players we like and the former regime had "their guys" as well. It's not a Rams thing, it's league-wide whenever there's a switch.

Reporter: Explain the decision to move Vincent Jackson.

Jason:
Well, he falls under the overpaid and aging player. In my eyes, he's a clear #3 WR behind both Stephen Hill and Donnie Avery and while his contract wasn't huge, we received no bonus to move him and we obtained a second round draft pick out of it.

Reporter: What are your expectations this year given the fact you had to release some really good contributors and you traded off Vincent Jackson?

Jason: I expect to improve from 6-10. I also do caution the fans and media to be patient. This isn't a process that will change over night. I wasn't here for the draft, I wasn't here for the previous seasons of trades and acquisitions. You'll have to trust the process and that we aren't clueless.

Reporter: Does losing ILB Von Miller for any undetermined length of time change that expectation at all?

Jason: Obviously, that's a discussion between the coach and I. But, one player should not be the end all, be all in terms of a team, unless it's a Quarterback. We have to trust that the next man up can do his job.

Reporter: You've always known to be confrontational and speak your mind, do you see taking a "step back" this time around?

Jason: I don't know, we'll see. Don't say something stupid and I won't speak up. I've never attacked someone for no reason at all. Except Paronne, but he's pretty goddamn annoying.

Reporter: Thank you for your time.
Forum Discussion (by J_Arnold on 07/18/2013) Replies - 8 :: Views - 103
Lions Sign CB Houston Beat Giants 34-31 in Preseason Action.





Day 2 of the Green Zone Lions GM Tom Riddell
Sign Free Agent CB Chris Houston to a 3rd year deal.
Houton was cut Lose from The Rams early this week




The Lions Then Released CB Josh Robinson
Robson was Draft pick of Tom Riddell when He as with Jets
He Traded to The Lions in Miller Deal last season
Robinson Failed The Team Drug Test for HGH and was cut lose.


in other news The Lions Beat the World Champion Giants
In the 3rd Preseason game 34-31.
GM Tom Riddell was not going to start his starters
But after a Dare from G-Men GM James Paronne
The 3 Players Came to ask to play 1 game
I agreed


Both Defenses played well
It was hard Faught and Lions starters where not going to play 2nd half.
After Rookie Backup QB Cameron Hester went down in 3rd Qrt
Stafford Finish The game but Detroit needed a last season kick to win
34-31
GM Riddell in statement to Lions press core

"I have great deal of Respect for James his team is always will coached.
He won a super last year and Did a hell of Job
But that was last year and we Had to Respond to his challenge"
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 07/17/2013) Replies - 1 :: Views - 43
2015 Depth Chart Detroit Lions




Greenzone Detroit Lions Depth Chart - 2015
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WR Calvin Johnson #81Davone Bess #15Randall Cobb #85
TE John Phillips #80Charlie Schwartz #82Gary Dowlings #83
LT Jake Matthews #72 Gosder Cherilus #77
LGRob Sims #67Steve MacMahon #65
C Matt Smith #71 Gosder Cherilus #77Champ Tucker #69
RG Donald Thomas #63Mike Gibson #64
RT Alvin Marshall #66John Greco #79
WR Emmanuel Sanders #88Ronnie Lewis #19Dwayne Harris #14
QBMatthew Stafford #9Cameron Hester #18Mark Steele #12
FBBrit Miller #47Charlie Schwartz #82
HBLamar Miller #44 Mike Gillislee #25Aaron Brown #28
Base 3-4 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDEAllen Bailey #97Dwayne Powell #95 Lavar Edwards #91
NTT.J. Barnes #99Marcus Holyfield #94Ndamukong Suh #90
RDENdamukong Suh #90 Cliff Avril #92 Lavar Edwards #91
LOLB Brett Lewis #53Mychal Kendricks #51
LILBMartez Wilson #50Ricky Werner #54
RILBBryan Keith #52
ROLB Cliff Avril #92Benjamin Yambo #58Lavar Edwards #91
CB Jimmy Smith #23Curtis Marsh #20Josh Robinson #35
SS Major Wright #30Shelton Atkinson #46
FSLouis Delmas #26 Willie Scott #36
CBCortland Finnegan #31 Jonathan Wilhite #21 Willie Scott #36
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KDan Bailey #2Ryan Allen #5
PRyan Allen #5Dan Bailey #2
HCameron Hester #18
PRRonnie Lewis #19 Mike Gillislee #25Aaron Brown #28Randall Cobb #85
KRRonnie Lewis #19 Mike Gillislee #25Aaron Brown #28Randall Cobb #85
LSChamp Tucker #69


2015 Greenzone lions depth chart Video
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Lions Sign Randall Cobb






Lions GM Tom Riddell took a Dip in the FA Pool Signing WR Randall Cobb
The 5 year Contract Said to be 14.80M Deal
with 2,50M Signing Bonus
adding Depth Very Good WR Core

Cobb Spent the past 3 seasons with Saints
Now He Makes the move to The Motor city
The Lions Already have one Top Receiving cores in Greenzone
Calvin Johnson Emmanuel Sanders Ronnie Lewis
Davone Bess Dwayne Harris

GM Riddell had this to say
This was just giving Good Depth at Cheap Price
Never know what the season has in store for you
So it best to get Talent when you can
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Stafford Johnson & Miller to sit out Entire Preseason









Allan Park MI,
The Lions have Announced
There main offence Weapons will not play this preseason.
Stafford Still Recovering from a Season Ending Injury
They don't want Rush him back .


Calvin Johnson has Wrist Sprain after Damaging it The Weight Room
So The Coaching Staff will hold out their all Star Wideout from the Pre-season

RB Lamar Miller will also not see any Pre-season Action
But HE is Healthy The Lions Lost Safety Lewis Delmas for most of last year
He was Hurt During the Final Game of Preseason Game Last year.
One has to Wounder if Lions being overprotective with Star Players


Taking Stafford Place with The one's is 6th round pick Cameron Hester
He'll be backed up by QB Mark Steel

While Mini Mouse WR Ronnie Lewis will Return
He see his 1st Action after losing his rookie season to Injury
He Fill in for Megatron

Rookie HB Mike Gillislee Will start at HB In Place of Miller
Backup by Aaron Brown & FB Brit Miller

Jake Matthews Will Play Out of Position at LT
Will Rookie 5Th Draft Pick Alvin Marshall Will Slide in to RT

The Lions Defence Switch to a 3-4 will play 1st 2 pre-season Games
Then backup will start the Final 2 where needed.

Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 07/04/2013) Replies - 8 :: Views - 67
Lions Draft Recap (with Video)





Day 2 of the Green Zone Lions GM Tom Riddell Selected
Mike Gillislee, HB From FLORIDA
He was 9th Pick of the 5th Round




:
Stats: 244 ATT, 1152 YDS, 4.7 YPC, 10 TD | 16 REC, 159 YDS, 1 TD

Vitals: 4.55 Forty | 7.12 Cone | 4.40 Shuttle | 30.5" Vertical | 9'11" Broad | 15 Bench
31.13" Arms | 9.38" Hands


Strengths: Pretty good frame with the ability to get bigger in future years without losing athleticism.
Possesses above average vision with excellent
cutback ability in-between the tackles.

Balance stood out to me
as he rarely loses yardage because of technique.
Runs at a solid pad level which helps him gain leverage
against bigger defenders.

Shows some surprising pop from time to time
can run with decent strength.
Elusive when he is in the open field
with the ability to turn on the jets and reach a solid top speed.

When he reaches top speed,
it is pretty tough to catch him, especially to the outside.
Willing as a pass blocker with solid technique as well.
Has pancaked defenders on occasion.
Pretty good at everything.

Weaknesses:
Never really stood out to me in terms of physical attributes.
Not the quickest or the fastest back and not the strongest either.


Footwork can be a little bit choppy at times
causing him to run east/west too much.
Needs to be smarter when picking up in pass protection.
Not a huge threat to be a receiver although he has shown flashes.

Job this season
Will Be the 3rd Down back
He will also Backup at Kick & Punt Returns

There next Pick was LG Alvin Marshall
Marshall has good size at 6'3 312
He has very good Feet and will kickout To back up RT

here is the Full 2015 Lions Draft Class



The Lions added Depth on Both Sides of The ball
Filling all of Their rosters needs via the Draft as Planned
The Lions Draft QB Cameron Hester a TCU Horned Frog
Then Released 3rd String QB TJ Yates

They Draft SS Shelton Atkinson From Virginia
Then Ciut Vet FS John Wendling

Both Cuts Save Lions over 2M Cap
With Rookie Signing + Trade with Ravens
The Lions have $4.12M in cap room to Add 1 more Vet.


GM Riddell Video Review of The 2015 Draft and Off-Season
Can be found Below:

http://www.screencast.com/t/4qpXhtqHe (HD)
http://youtu.be/EU6cBgnteAg (non-HD)
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 07/01/2013) Replies - 1 :: Views - 55
Lions Draft Day 1




Day 1 of the Green Zone Draft The Lions Had to wait till Round 3
They Try move up twice but could make deal so they stayed
at 3.26 Drafted mammoth Georga Tech NT T.J. Barnes




Barnes played nose tackle in Georgia Tech's 3-4 defense.
He was often asked to occupy two blockers and take up both interior gaps.
Barnes generally wasn't meant to penetrate the backfield or rush the passer

This is what Barnes has going for him.
At 6'6", 369 pounds, He is truly massive.
Barnes doesn't have the sloppy body one might expect,


though, as he's actually built quite solidly.
With nearly 35" arms, Barnes has plenty of length, as well.

Athletically, he's solid, as his 5.3 40-yard-dash time suggests.
Barnes isn't nearly as strong as expected,
though,

He did just 25 bench reps at the GZL Scouting Combine.

Video :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpnjTb9mQuY

Interview :
http://youtu.be/2IgO-t2ZYPk

The Lions Then Sent a Pick in the Round 5 to Ravens
CB Curtis Marsh comes to Lions
Marsh is 6'1 The Lions Love his size.




Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 06/30/2013) Replies - 4 :: Views - 91
Lions Stay out of the Free Agency Frenzy




Lions Avoid FA till after Draft
Lions GM Tom Riddell spoke to Reporters
The Topic The Opening of Greenzone Free Agency




"Every year the Prices go up and Value Comes down
we decided to sign our guys to Value priced deals
we be using the draft to rebuild over next 3 seasons
for 1 FA we could sign 3 or 4 drafted Players

They Lions will then use 2nd Part of Free Agency to fill holes
We want use FA as Hole Filler cheep backups
why spend a Ton on over priced over the hill players.
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 06/24/2013) Replies - 1 :: Views - 37
Lions trade with Browns Acquire NT/DT




Lions Acquire NT/DT Marcus Holyfield from Browns



The Lions Have sent Bengals 4th Round pick to Cleveland
To Acquire Nose/Defensive Tackle Marcus Holyfield
The Deal Also See the Lions Get a 7th Round pick In Return
The team was in market for new DT after a Trade with Bucs

Holyfield was drafted in the 2013 Draft
He has been a Depth player for Browns
He'll now get chance to start for Lions
We loved his size and Strength said The GM
Plus his contact is very Manageable




The deal still Must pass Greenzone Trade Office
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 06/19/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 34
Lions Dump Sallary in Trade with Bucs







in what could be Descibed as Sallary Dump the Lions made Trade Bucs



The Lions also Cut LB Clint Session to save some cap
After resigning Suh & giving wilson the Franny Tag
We getting low on Cap

We knew where going to resign Martez Wilson next year
and Franny Our Kicker so would decided to just make deal
with Tampa get some guy who long term Cheep Deals via the draft

Start our rebuild this year.
Kendricks will move to OLB to replace session
it dose leave gaping hole Lions Front 3 with no backup for Suh
The Lions GM Did a Video Statemant on youtube :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHaSF3KF78o
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 06/18/2013) Replies - 2 :: Views - 55
Lions Sign Suh to 5 year extension




Ndamukong Suh has signed a 5 year extension with lions



Suh signed for 5 years 42 Million dollar deal with 12 Million Bonus
We are happy Ndamukong will be a lions for many years

The lions also franny Tag MLB Martez Wilson 7.73M
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 06/17/2013) Replies - 1 :: Views - 25
RFA WR Dwayne Harris Signed With Lions




Lions GM Tom Riddel was hoping to sign 2 to 4 players from RFA He got 1

WR Dwayne Harris Who spent the last two season in Buffalo
Signs in Detroit He will Provide Depth to all Ready Very Fast Receiving Core

We Disappointed we only landed The 1 RFA Said The GM
"But We Fill our Roster. We have Late round picks
we also sign some less Expensive FA over the Coming weeks .



Dewayne has Very good Speed.
He Play on Special Teams
He Be great depth for us at Receiver
so where happy there."


The Lions Know they have 99% of their starters In Place
Players they are signing will be young Cheep Depth guys
With so many players on this years Roster on the last year of There Contacts
The lions are making an effort to keep prices low.


Where trying not get huge cap hits this year and next year Said The GM
For a few of the players this will Final year as Detroit lions
But when asked if the Lions are rebuilding Gm Riddell Said :

we don't rebuild in Detroit we Reload"


Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 06/17/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 28
Lions make 6 offers to RFA





The Lions Have Hit the RFA Hard
Looking for Backups and Possible Starters
GM Tom Riddell Made 6 RFA Offers last night



The Lions Due lack of Draft Pic this year
The Lions GM will be Big players in Both RFA and UFA this year


The Lions GM Comment on what Teams Plan was this off-Season
The plan is to Look for Players at RB WR QB OL LB and CB in RFA.
We hope to get 1 to 3 players in RFA
Then Draft what we Need with our Late Round Picks
we then fill in with cheep UFA

We trying Regain some cap by not signing high prices older players
going to younger backups
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 06/16/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 23
Lions Trade for Linebacker




The Lions have Trade with The Divison Rival Bears
The Have Send 2.32 From this years Draft + Next years 2nd to Bears
In Return The Bears have sent 2nd round OLB Bryan Keith to lions + 6 Round Pick Next year


Keith will be Groom to become an Inside Linebacker with Lions
Gm Tom Riddell Has been busy this off Season trying to change
The Lions Defence that one worst in Greenzone

We Love his Size and Speed With Limited Trade options this year
We decided to make a deal with the bears
Bryan has very good Skills but he very raw
Will add 10 Pounds to him and work on him as he adjust to MLB

Here a Youtube Video on why we made the trade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDU2UEl1bO8

http://www.gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4308&skin=lp
LB -> MLB [240+lbs | 70+STR | 75+TAK | -5 AWR Hit]



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Lions hire former Vikings Special Teams Coach



Leslie Frazier is not only coach to leave the Minnesota Vikings' for Motown


The Detroit Lions announced on Wednesday afternoon
they've hired Brian Murphy to be their special-teams coordinator
the same position he held with the Vikings since 2009.

Lions GM Tom Riddell Said We like what Brian Brings to the Table
Again He know the Division and is very good Special teams Coach
We look Forward to seeing how Special teams Improve this year.



http://gzl-football.com/coach_coaches.php?coach=114&skin=lp
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 06/12/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 29
Lions close to deal with the Titans



The Lions and Titans are close to deal
CB Cortland Finnegan will come to Detroit
The deal will see CB Marcus Gilchrist and 3.11 go to The Titans.
Finnegan will Battle for #2 or #3 Corner Spot
He become a mentor to the lions Corners

The Deal still needs legal approval
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Lions hire former Vikings DC to Replace Rex Ryan.





The Lions Have Hired Leslie Frazer to be there new DC
He takes over for Fired Rex Ryan

Rex is now DC in Tampa
Ryan was never able to get respect of Lions locker room
Players just did not buy into his Game plans

Frazer know the division
He been the DC In Minnesota for past 5 seasons.
He also was Defence back with the bears
He won a Superbowl under Iron Mike Ditka

The Lions pass defence 31st last year
while the vikings with 3rd vs the pass
The lions expect him to fix a Defence
That lost respect from league last year.

We hire coach Frazier to fix our pass D
Said GM Tom Riddell
He understand what it is to be Secondary player


http://gzl-football.com/coach_coaches.php?coach=122&skin=lp
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 06/11/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 22
Lions Fire DC Rex Ryan and OC




Lions GM Tom Riddell has Fired DC Rex Ryan
This was after just 1 season as DC
The lions Defence fell apart under Ryan and Became on of worst in Green zone History.



Ryan was fired after the defence became one the worst in Greenzone History

The Lions also Fired OC J.Zorn After Lions TD Per Season went down Drastically Zorn will be Replace by Paul Hackett
who was the Special Teams coach Last years.

He also Warned He Coach Jim Schwartz that the Lions must win 10 games ot keep his job next year .
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 06/04/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 18
Lions get ready for off-season




After going to superbowl Last year
The Lions Hope to go back but after 9 and 7 Season
They are looking at Rebuilding a defence that was one of the worst in Greenzone History


The lions Rebuilt Secondary was awful
after losing Delmas they never recovered.
Some hard Choices have to made
do the Lions resign Suh?
Suh numbers are down and he's a Free Agent this year .

also MLB Martez Wilson Had great year
He is FA The lions may look tag & trade the linebacker for draft picks.



Many Question in Detroit when comes to Defence
They Offence is solid
Megatron led league in Catches and Yards
They also good #2 WR in Emmanuel Sanders who had 1200 yard Season
will HB Miller led the league in Running Touchdowns.
as long stafford is under Center they lions offence will click .
Question is keeping him Healthy for all 16 games.
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Stafford Placed on IR Lions sign 2



The Lions have Place Starting QB Matt Stafford on IR


We felt we not going to make a playoff push
it was better to pit him on IR
Sign players who have here for now and next year

The Lions have Signed Jonathan Vilma to 2 year deal
They Also Signed QB Seneca Wallace to 1 year deal

The Lions will Now Start QB Mark Steele
Wallace will back up
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 05/08/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 25
Lions WK1 Vs Oakland (Audio Podcast)The end of the gauntlet



Time Once again for This weeks Podcast


This week:

we talk about the Moonsoon in GB and the Loss
Status
WK 9 @ The Vikings

http://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/2401485.mp3
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Lions Cut 1 sign 3
The Lions have Cut Vet Center Olin Kreutz

Gm Riddell had this say "
with Rookie Matt Smith Playing so well and our Injures mounting
we just could not afford to Keep Olin
We'd thank for his services"


The Lions have signed 3 players

C Jackie Crawford
DT Myron Pryor
MLB David Hawthorne

The Lions will now go 3-4 Defense to Try put Pressure on Denver young QB


Please read the bottom of the Thread
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 02/19/2013) Replies - 7 :: Views - 63
Lions Weekly WK 5 The Mud Slide Continues



Time Once again for This weeks Podcast
The Lions lose it's 3rd Straight Game at Home
The Game was Blood Bath of Injures for the Lions


This week:

we talk about the Loss to The Cowboys
a Ton of Injures during the game
Losing Stafford & DT
About a chance to win in Denver



Pod Cast Length 6 Mins :01 Seconds.
Download Here

http://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/2236989.mp3
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 02/19/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 28
Lions WK4 DALLAS (Audio Podcast)



Time Once again for This weeks Podcast
The Lions Offence came to play vs KC but Defense Stayed home
As Chiefs won a Squeaker at ford Field


This week:

we talk about the Loss to The Chiefs
Briefly talk about the cowboys game
The Loss of Louis Delmas how it hurt the defence.
3rd Down Woes




Pod Cast Length 7 Mins :33 Seconds.
Download Here

http://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/2199645.mp3
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Lions Weekly WK3 Chiefs @ Lions (Audio Podcast)



Time Once again for This weeks Podcast
Game vs the Vikings was Trap game .


This week:

we talk about the Loss to The Vikings
Briefly talk about the Chiefs game



Pod Cast Length 5 Mins :29 Seconds.
Download Here

http://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/2157792.mp3
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 02/05/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 29
Lions Weekly WK2 Vikings @ Lions (Audio Podcast)



Time Once again for This weeks Podcast
Very happy with Game Last week as we go into our home Opener.


This week:

we talk about the Huge Blowout win in Oakland
Stats From WK 1
the Home Opener Vs The Vikings

Miller Breaks the Raiders Back with 90 yard TD Run.





Pod Cast Length 15 Mins :24 Seconds.
Download Here

http://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/2121975.mp3

Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 01/30/2013) Replies - 1 :: Views - 42
Lions WK1 Vs Oakland (WK 1 Audio Podcast)



Since I suck at typing
I've decided to Bring back my show for last year with small Changes
Moving to a podcast format at http://www.spreaker.com


This week:

we talk about the 0-4 Preseason
Changes to Team during this Off-season
Some info the on Team's Depth Chart .
Draft Picks Recap
the Game in Oakland Next week.


Check it out here
Run Time :16:42

http://www.spreaker.com/show/lions_weekly_wk_1_vs_oakland


Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 01/22/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 43
Lions Trade Stewart to The Giants
]The Lions Have sent HB Stewart to Giants


Here the deal Break Down



Lions send
5th round Pick (DET)
HB J Stewart (89)
QB Alex Carder (65)


Giants Send
2nd Round Pick (NYG)
QB Mark Steele (75)


The Lions get 2nd Round pick and Nice young Backup QB for Stafford
With The Trade the Lions Sign HB Deangelo Williams to a 1 year deal
The Lions did look at frank Gore but went with the faster Williams



It a Win for Us
we Wish Mr Stewart the best and thank you for his Time with the Lions
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 01/18/2013) Replies - 2 :: Views - 38
Lions Trade with Steelers
The Lions have traded for WR Emmanuel Sanders from the Steelers
Here info on Deal




This guys Lions now have one of Fastest Receiving cores in the league
They can stretch the field and also be used in a quick passing game
This should open the running game also for Miller & Stewart



The Trade still has to pass league Trade office
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 01/17/2013) Replies - 18 :: Views - 145
Lions Make an Offer to WR Lee Evans after workout
The Lions GM Tom Riddell is not happy with #2 WR Spot.
The Lions had Vet Lee Evans in to Alan Park today .
Gm Riddell Said We did have Lee in for Physical exam & Workout
He's still in Great Shape Still very quick and runs good Pass Routes



Matt and lee worked out for good Two Hours
We Feel Lee has some gas left
so we made his agent the Offer .
we have no idea if he'll take the offer
If He signes the lions may look to Move a WR
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Lions Send CB Flowers to Steelers
The Lions have Sent CB Brandon Flowers to Steelers


In Return the Steelers send a 2nd Round pick and CB Jonathan Wade

GM Tom Riddell said This deal was more about next year then this year
Next year we have alot of vet players who will be Free Agents
The two Biggest Being MLB Martez Wilson & DT Ndamukong Suh

We just could not afford to Keep Flowers long Term
This way we get pick #2 and player who is a good CB.
who could be #2 CB or Play Nickle
We Wish Brandon all the best in Pittsburgh .


The deal still has to pass league trade rules
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Lions Preseason Depth Chart 2014


Lions 2014 PreSeason Depth Chart


Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 01/11/2013) Replies - 2 :: Views - 32
Lions Sign Rookie FB Charlie Schwartz to 5 year deal
FB Charlie Schwartz who Drafted By Ravens but Released earlier this week

Has Signed with The Lions the 6 FT FB will move will be moved TE

"We love his speed Said GM Riddell His Lack Size is a bit of an Issue

He still very good Speed and Hands"

Schwartz will be Used as bit game changer vs Certain Defenses Units.
He'll Normally be the 3rd TE

http://www.gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4144&skin=lp
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Lions Sign 4
The Lion Sign 4 Free Agents

Rookie Free QB Alex Carder from Westren Michigan signed a 4 year deal


QB Shawn Hill Returns to the Lions After 1 Season with the Vikings
He back up Matt Stafford

CB Jonathan Wilhite Comes over From Falcons He'll Battle for #2 CB spot



LE Dwayne Powell was Drafted by Cards last year Signed a Deal to back up a DE

The Lions also Waved 2 Players
Lions released LE Wallace Gilberry & QB Luke McCown
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 01/10/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 24
Lions Draft Recap


2.18 WR Ronnie Lewis College:Oregon

Lewis is 5'7 WR with Good speed and Catch
He will be Teams Kick Returner and Battle for Slot WR spot.



http://www.gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4167&skin=lp

4.05 C Matt Smith College: Kentucky

Smith is Pass blocking Center with good Football IQ
He'll be the Teams long Snapper
Backing up at Center for a season or two .



http://www.gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4238&skin=lp



4.28 P Ryan Allen College: Louisiana Tech
Allen was Ray Guy Winner for Punting and Nice addtion


http://www.gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4374&skin=lp




5.25 CB Ryan Steed College : Furman
Steed has great Hands and Is a Ball hawk[
He will battle for Nickle Spot in Camp


http://www.gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4336&skin=lp


6.08 LT Steve MacMahon Collage Georgia
Steve Will Move Inside to LG and Backup


http://www.gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4205&skin=lp

6.18 LOLB Benjamin Yambo College: Arizona
Will move to ROLB and Back up there


http://www.gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4281&skin=lp


6.31 LG Jeff Baca College: UCLA
Will move to RG and Back up


http://www.gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4220&skin=lp
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 01/06/2013) Replies - 3 :: Views - 121
Lions Finally Draft a Player on Defence
Lions Finally Address the Defence adding CB Ryan Steed From Furman
He was taken with 25th Pick of the 5th Round




Notes:
Also played quarterback, running back and wide receiver as a South Carolina prep, in addition to being a two-time all-state basketball player. Saw action in all 12 games in 2008 and recorded 10 tackles, zero pass breakups and two interceptions with two blocked kicks. Stepped into the starting lineup at the boundary corner spot in ’09, taking over for Atlanta Falcons 2009 fifth-rounder William Middleton (now with the Jacksonville Jaguars), and posted 59-11-4 with one tackle for loss and a forced fumble in 11 starts. Scored two touchdowns —


recovered a fumble in the endzone against Chattanooga and returned an interception 43 yards vs. Georgia Southern. Led the team in interceptions for a second consecutive season in ’10 after recording 65-9-4 with two tackles for loss and three forced fumbles in 11 starts at the boundary corner. Made all 11 starts in ’11 and logged 46-4-4 with one tackle for loss, one sack and one blocked kick. Returned a fumble 48 yards for a touchdown against Elon. Also returned two interceptions for TDs. Two-time team captain.

Positives:
Good size and length. Flashes quick hands and good balance to stab and reroute. Quick-footed pedal. Shows savvy to read quarterback drops and receiver body language. Leverages routes in zone and trusts his eyes. Competes in the air and has good ball skills to track and snatch interceptions. Solid tackler. Likes to play and it shows. Contained South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery as a junior. Three-year starter. Outstanding personal and football character. Very intelligent.

Negatives:
Marginal speed — cannot keep pace vertically with faster wideouts (see Florida). Not an explosive athlete. Lacks suddenness to shadow quicker receivers. Susceptible to double moves. Limited recovery burst — tight for a cornerback. Vulnerable on an island. Could stand to get stronger and be more physical on the edge.

Summary:
Confident, competitive, tough, heady cornerback who plays faster than he times. However, will be relegated to a cover-2 scheme that takes advantage of his ball skills and tackling ability while providing help over the top. Can be a solid backup and special-teams contributor. Intelligence, instincts and toughness might project best to safety.

He'll battle for Nickle Job http://www.gzl-football.com/draft.php?section=warroom&sub=card&id=4336&skin=lp
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Lions Draft Punter Allen
Louisiana Tech punter Ryan Allen is a Detroit Lions
The Ray Guy Award Winner was Drafted by Team in 4th round
The Lions moved up to get him




He was #2 Rated punter in the draft
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=104790&draftyear=2013&genpos=P

http://www.gzl-football.com/draft.php?section=warroom&sub=card&id=4374&skin=lp
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 01/06/2013) Replies - 0 :: Views - 13
Lions Draft Pass Blocking Center in the 4th Round
The Lions have Drafted SR Center Matt Smith From the Kentucky Wildcats

Collage Highlights :






- SEC Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2011)

Two-year starter at center ... Intelligent performer who does a good job with the line calls ... Also handles the shotgun snap well ... Came to UK as a defensive tackle before moving to center ... Had an interesting experience in May as he took an educational/service trip to Ethiopia ... Has played in 29 games, including 22 starts.

2011 (Junior): Season got off to a slow start ... Missed the first two games with a sprained ankle ... Bounced back to play in the last 10 games, starting the final nine ... Was on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy for the nation's best center.

2010 (Sophomore): Played well in his first season as the starting center ... Started all 13 games ... Earned the job after winning the center battle in fall camp with his consistent play ... Helped UK rank in the nation's top 25 in fewest quarterback sacks allowed.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in six games ... Saw extensive action in the season opener vs. Miami when Jorge Gonzalez and Marcus Davis were sidelined.

2008 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... Was named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Mississippi State game.



The Lions will add 10 Pounds to his Frame
They also Work on his Run blocking during the season
He'll be the Lions long Snapper this year
Matt will Learn behind Vet Center Olin Kreutz
He'll take over in a season or two as the Starting Center .


http://gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4238&skin=lp

http://www.kentucky.com/2012/09/24/2349466/video-kentucky-center-matt-smith.html
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 01/06/2013) Replies - 2 :: Views - 28
Lions Take WR -KR/PR Lewis with it's 2nd Round Pick
The Lions Have Drafted Oregon Speedy Mighty Mouse WR Ronnie Lewis.


Lewis is only 5'7 But has amazing Skills for his size
He would been picked in top 32 if he was 5'10

He will take over as Lions Kick and Punt Returner with 99 Kick Return.
He also Tough for a little guy with 94 INJ Rating

GM Riddell Said This
:We need a KR and He is best in this draft plus He a very good WR"


Ronnie Speed and Quickness will be Asset for The Lions
He has one better set of Hands for a all the Rookies at 85 CHT.
we can him Line him up in the slot or 4th WR to Stretch Defences.

He'll is the Smallest Player on the Lions Roster this year.
But every bit a game Breaker .

His info and Stats


http://www.gzl-football.com/player.php?id=4167&skin=lp
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 01/05/2013) Replies - 3 :: Views - 57
Lions Sign Wideout Davone Bess to a 5 year Deal
The Detroit Lions Have Signed Davone Bess to 5 year Deal
The 5'10 190 Pound WR from Hawaii Spent last year with New England
He gives the lions another Threat to Stretch The Field .




GM Tom Riddell Said
I am Thrilled when got we got word Davone had Decided to sign with us
He gives us a our 2nd Deep Threat Behind Calvin Johson
He'll Battle for 2nd and 3rd WR spot in Camp"

Here is look at his player Card


http://www.gzl-football.com/player.php?id=628&skin=lp
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 01/04/2013) Replies - 10 :: Views - 87
Lions Trade with Seahawks FB Brit Miller on his way to Lions
Lions GM Sent the Colts 6 round pick to the Seahawks
In Return the Lions get a Versatile FB in Brit Miller
The 6'1 250 Pound FB will be a Battering Ram for The Lions.
who is very good Run blocker
He can Catch passes out of the back field




GM Riddell Said "He got a very Reasonable Contact
Will have to work on his pass blocking skills
He has very quick for a Fullback.
We feel we can count on Him
His Job will be Getting into the hole & making Contact .

He also can catch with is another asset we loved
The price was right as well"

The Lions Traded FB Patrick DiMarco Due to his 1M Dollar Sallary.
The Lions save 580K with this trade
GM Riddel Feel they got a Better FB out of the trade.
For less money

You be the Judge


Tail of the Tape Millers Vs Dimarco
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 01/01/2013) Replies - 2 :: Views - 63
Lions Sign Mentor Center
The Lions have signed Veteran Center Oline Kreutz to a 3 year Contact


Gm Tom Riddell had this to say :

Olin Has been in the NFC North Before
He know the Rivalerys well
He is a very good Pass blocker and will be Mentor to Younger Linemen on Offence.




The Vet Center has Played for Bears Vikings and Bills .
Here a Look at Lions Projected 0- Line Starters for 2014
LT Gosder Cherlus
LG Rob Sims
C Olin Krutz (mentor)
RG Donald Thomas
RT Jake Mathews

Krutz Said He not sure if He'll play the full 3 years of his deal
I am taking 1 season at time Said The 37 year old Center .
I plan on Helping bring Young Kids along as I a Play .

The Lions will work on Getting Young Ben Habem Ready to play when Krutz dose hang it up
Habem did play in Spot duty last year a 7th Round pick in the 2013 Draft .
He has long way to go to be as good as the Mentor Center but has some time.

The Signing still must be okay by Leagues Book Keepers


http://www.gzl-football.com/player.php?id=6&skin=lp
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/29/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 24
Motor City Bound 2 a Review of Lions Off-Season :upadated

In His 1st Full Season as Lions GM Tom Riddell has make many hard choices

On Offence
The Lions Resign Calvin Johnson to Long Term Deal.
They Brought in Lamar Miller from Jets to be Starting HB
No knows if Jonathan Stewart will be happy as the teams #2 HB
He will see the field as the Teams 3rd down back.
Could he Be traded during the Preseason ?
Only GM Riddell Knows.


The lions Traded Wideout Greg Jennings to Kansas City
This was due to his High Salary and a Tight cap.
The Trade Brings back Massaquai who had his best season as a Lion.

also Brought back Roy Williams who was drafted by the Lions .
The Lions also Resigned Wes Welker to a 2 year Deal
Who is a Mentor to Younger Receivers on the Team
Both these WR still have some Value in the tank left

All have a Catch rating of 85 or Better
all have Speed Of At Least 86
Meaning no Defense can never Feel Safe vs the Lions Offence.

The Lions also added Vet Center Olin Kreutz
Luke McCown is back to back up QB Matt Stafford .
Vet Punter Chris Hanson Is back
But Could lose his Job if Lions find a Younger Punter .



On Defense Most of The Lions Starters Return.
The Lions Did Upgrade at the Strong Safety spot
adding Major Wright & Aaron Rouse Both via Trade.

Bob Standers resigned a 1 year deal.
He back up Major Wright This season.
Rouse will be moving to Free Safety
He will Back up Starter Louis Delmas
Will Wright will Start at Strong Safety

The Lions Still Working hard to Bring two more players
Via Free Agency. Word Are there a WR and CB

The Lions Front Office will Hit the Draft Table once FA is Over.
Looking to spend it 9 Picks and Counting
as they start Draft day maneuvering
Where they Try and Fill the Rest of the Teams Needs
as Lions Try to Return to Superbowl this time to win it .
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/27/2012) Replies - 1 :: Views - 70
Lions and Chiefs Swap WR
The Lions have Sent Greg Jennings to Chiefs
In Return the Lions get Mohamed Massaquoi
This saves the Lions 7 Million in Cap Space.
The Lions also Cut Center Eric Heitmann Saving 4.50M
The Lions have 11 Million in Cap now Free
The Deal has Approved by the league



Greg Jennings on his way to The Chiefs




Mohamed Massaquoi on his way to Detroit
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/26/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 21
Motor City Bound

Motorcity Bound


The Lions 2nd KC 2nd Round Pick to Buffalo
In Return for WR Stevie Johnson //SS Aaron Rouse //Vikings 4th Round are on way to The Motor City

Johnson was traded to The Lions after He Lost his spot to Dwayne Bowe
Bowe was traded to The Bills From Tampa Bay
Rouse will move to FS from SS and Give Lions more depth .
Plus the still have a 4th Round pick to add Youth


GM Tom Riddell Said there a New Law Firm In Town
Called Johnson Johnson Jennings & Williams
we have Great Depth In Secondary and at Wideout
As we look to Return to the playoffs

Where Thrilled to add Steve: to our great list of players here in The Motor city

Updated 1-1:2013
With Johnson Not wanting to be a Backup in Detroit

The Lions have Sent Johnson to Jets for a Draft pick
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/24/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 29
Lions Trade with Tampa Aquire SS Wright


Lions sent next year 1st Round and this years 7 to Tampa for SS Wright.
This gives lions one of the best Defensive Secondary in the League

FS Louis Delmas (94)
SS Major Wright (85)
CB Jimmy Smith (88)
CB Fabian Washington (82)
Nickle CB Brandon Flowers (94)
SS Bob Sanders will back up at SS and FS this year.

With Young Depth Up & coming Corners
Tan Wu (66) & Josh Robinson (70)

New DC Rex Ryan was a Proud Man today
We Really Proud of Our Defensive Secondary Adding Major is big addtion
I would not want send A WR up the middle with both guys back there.
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/23/2012) Replies - 2 :: Views - 34
Miller gets to work during Lions Off-season work outs


The Deal For Miller passed This week
He Flew to Allen park to day with GM Tom Riddell

The Lions asked him to add 10 Pounds to Weight
He now at 224 Pounds
He will work out with Lions Trainers
This will increase Speed and Agility During Lions Off seasons Work outs
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/20/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 26
Rex Ryan Joins Lions Coaching Staff

Ryan sign 3 year deal to Be the new DC


Allen Park MI,
In Move Shocking move no one saw coming
Fired Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan is New DC In Detroit


GM Riddell Hated Ryan when he was with Jets
AS GM Riddell Promised He would have fired Ryan as Head Coach.
For Him to Hire Ryan is a Complete 360 by Him.

Here what said in Press Confrence

GM Riddell:

He a Good DC that why I hired him.
His job is to get us back to Superbowl with a Great Defense
Rex is a Defense Genius


Coach Ryan:
It Great to get back to what I do Best
I will make this Defense Powerful and Tough.
Just like People of Detroit
Lots great players here in Detroit.
I am looking forward to getting the best from Them
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/17/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 36
Lions Welcome Home former Starter.


Lions GM Riddell Has Brought WR Roy Williams Home
The 32 year old Vet Returns
The Lions Drafted him seventh overall in the 2004 NFL Draft.
"It great to Welcome Roy home said The GM
We sent a 4th Round for Roy to the Panthers .


With the Return of Williams
The Lions will Not be Resigning WR Wes Welker
We wanted to get a Taller WR in here who play the #2 WR or Slot
This gives the Flexibly at WR with Megatron Jennings and now Roy
All 3 Can play outside and the Slot


Wes did not want a 1 year deal for League Minimum Salary .
He also did not want to be the 4th on the Teams Depth chart .
so with this Trade we are moving ahead without him
we wish him all the best and thank him for his Time in Detroit.


Roy will be Using #11

In Other News The Lions Cut KR /PR Logan

Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/14/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 36
Lions get their Man
The Lions have a trade deal in Principle with the New York Jets
it will Bring Rookie of the year Half back Lamar Miller to Detroit
.





Miller Rushed for 1741 Yards in his Rookie Season in White and Green
It was the 4th Best In League for a Halfback
He also scored 11 Touchdown with only 4 Fumbles
Terms of The Deal where not disclosed
They also need to be approved by the league.
Once that is done
The Trade in full will be Announce the to Public at that time.

Lemar was draft by Lions Current GM Tom Riddell
He had this to day about the Trade.
We are Thrilled to get this deal done
It took alot of work from both Jets GM Corey Smith & Myself
The deal Fell Apart and then we managed to get it done in the End
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/13/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 19
Lions Bring Al Pacino to give the "Inches" Speach
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSljvQgkiV8

Happening the locker Room Right now


Tony D'Amato: I don't know what to say, really. Three minutes to the biggest battle of our professional lives. All comes down to today, and either, we heal as a team, or we're gonna crumble. Inch by inch, play by play. Until we're finished. We're in hell right now, gentlemen. Believe me. And, we can stay here, get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb outta hell... one inch at a time. Now I can't do it for ya, I'm too old. I look around, I see these young faces and I think, I mean, I've made every wrong choice a middle-aged man can make. I, uh, I've pissed away all my money, believe it or not. I chased off anyone who's ever loved me. And lately, I can't even stand the face I see in the mirror. You know, when you get old, in life, things get taken from you. I mean, that's... that's... that's a part of life. But, you only learn that when you start losin' stuff. You find out life's this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game - life or football - the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They're in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team we fight for that inch. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when add up all those inches, that's gonna make the fucking difference between winning and losing! Between living and dying! I'll tell you this, in any fight it's the guy whose willing to die whose gonna win that inch. And I know, if I'm gonna have any life anymore it's because I'm still willing to fight and die for that inch, because that's what living is, the six inches in front of your face. Now I can't make you do it. You've got to look at the guy next to you, look into his eyes. Now I think ya going to see a guy who will go that inch with you. Your gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team, because he knows when it comes down to it your gonna do the same for him. That's a team, gentlemen, and either, we heal, now, as a team, or we will die as individuals. That's football guys, that's all it is. Now, what are you gonna do?
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/12/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 28
Something for The Charger to think about :)


Calvin Johnson NFL Highlight package

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=RdDexAHq0kA
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/10/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 27
Lions At Home for the Super Bowl
After Beating the Falcons in The NFC Title game

The Lions are Home for the superbowl
We got on a roll when at the right time. .
We beat some good Teams but chargers will be another Test Said the GM
The Lions have to be at out best to win the Title ..




The Charges Defence is very good
They coaching staff has done some great thing being shorthanded on Offence
The Key for lions win is Balance on both sides of ball




You know the Chargers are going to be keying on our Wideouts Said Stafford.
We must keep them Honest with the Run and quick passes.
Calvin and Greg will get their touches
But other guys must step up now there no Tomorow



DT Suh has been the glue on Defense
We have great group here
Where Proud to be here

We have prove it on Field in Biggest game of year now .
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/09/2012) Replies - 15 :: Views - 181
Lions want to be home for the Super Bowl
Next Week is Super Bowl in Detroit Next Week

Your Home Town lions would like to be there.
The Falcons stand in the of them doing that
The wildcard Team has push back Rams and #1 NFC Ranked Buccaneers


The Falcons have Great Ballace on Offence
a Great D and will Real test to Lions this week
The NFC Title game should be a good one .


We feel the Defense is Ready
They Falcons will a huge Challenge Said The GM
The Winner Plays the Chargers next week at Ford Field
The Charger upset the Highly Favored #1 Ranks AFC Titans.

We Just Squeezed by Dallas Each Will get Tougher .
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/08/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 18
News from The Lions Locker Room in Dallas
Game day at Cowboys Stadium
ESPN Talked to GM Tom Riddell



We added some new Wrinkles this week
We hope enought to keep us in game to win it

When asked about Miles Austin The GM had this to say
you can't stop Austin. all you can do hope you keep him in Check




The Lions will Start TE John Phillips at FB Today
Reason He is better Pass Blocker and Catches better out of backfield
He about even with Dimarco as a run Blocker just a touch slower

FB Patrick DiMarco said I am the back up this week
I do my part. if John need to come out for any reason
I'll step up

with almost 2 hours to game Time
Well soon know who host the NFC Title Game and The Falcons.
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 12/04/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 26
Lions Bring back Logan and cut Two.
Allen Park Mi,
After a Hard Fought win vs Seattle Yesterday
GM Tom Riddell and Head Coach Jim Schwartz
Starting looking at Game fill till 4:30 AM

The ending up sleepimg at Teams offices in Allen park
They where back to work at 10:30 AM
Looking Film From Dallas lost early this year.
they also look Film Team that beat Dallas as well.

The Gm did have some Roster news
In Shocking movie The Lions Have Released The Following Players :
WR Marvin Jones
WR Ramses Barden



They Signed KR /WR Stefan Logan to a two year Deal


We not been happy with Field Possion this year
We feel Stefan will give us a boost there vs Dallas
also with Aaron Brown Now full time 3rd Down Back
We felt it was best to bring another Returner Said The GM


The Lions Also Signed a 5th CB Signing Brandon Burton
His deal is 850K with 120k SB for 1 season.
He brings depth to us said the GM we Nearly Lost WU
so we thought be better bring in some help.

The lions are now getting ready for Battle in Dallas next Monday.
The Lions lost to cowboys by a single point late in the Season 27-28

Losing the Game 1 point was Toughest lost this season for us
said Suh at his locker

I am glad we get 2nd Chance at Coach Phillips and his Offence unit
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 11/28/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 23
ESPN New Deal for Johnson Coming ????
ESPN's Adam Schefter breaks a another story
Lions GM Tom Riddell has been Meeting with Agent Bus Cook.


Cook is the Agent For Lions WR Calvin Johnson.
Johnson Current Contract has 1 year Left as of next season

The GM and Agent have been Meeting for past 3 Weeks at a Secret Location
Schefter has learned a Deal is in Place
But it Well not be Announced in Till The Start of new League year
This is due Greenzone Football Rules.
The Contract & Payday are said to long Enough Johnson will Retire a Lion.

Johnson had no Comment when coming off The Practice Field
The Lions play Seahawks in a wild Card Playoff game on Monday.



Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 11/22/2012) Replies - 9 :: Views - 110
Lions Weekly Wildcard Addion


We talk about The Playoff Game vs the seahawks



Enjoy
http://youtu.be/0Q8tTRmQDcQ
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 11/21/2012) Replies - 12 :: Views - 83
Free Seat Cushions to 1st 20,000 Fans Fan Appreciation Day
The Lions would like to thank there fan base for Great season

The Lions use there Fan Appreciation day

250K on Seatcusions

if 20,000 Fans will get one



Please note the Changes in Ticket & Parking Prices for the Playoffs.

we have included the Fan Appreciation Info as well

http://www.gzl-football.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=96504#96504
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 11/21/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 21
We're In!


Soldier field Chicago,IL
On Cold and Windy day The Detroit Lions Won a Shoot out with Chicago Bears.
Winning 47-37 as Stafford Became 1 of 5 quarterback in Greenzone History to throw for 500 Yards in 1 Game

The Other 4 Quaterbacks to do that Where
The Saints Drew Brees at 574 in 2012
Payton Manning of Colts 2 Times 529 in 2011 503 in 2011
Kyle Orton of Denver 200 & Eli Manning 500 in 2013



Stafford Get Long Bomb off to Megatron in the 3rd Qrt


Calvin Catches a 54 Yard Pass from Stafford



The problems started Early for Chicago when both Starting Corrners where lost for the game Early
That allowed The Lions QB to light up The bears secondary like a Christmas tree on Christmas morning

Only to have Bear's QB to the same to Lions secondary
only difference was that He Turned the ball over 2 times on INT's
Stafford did not turn it over and had 3 TD Passes


With The Win Lions Take the North in very close season.
GM Tom Riddell Who went from Outhouse to Penthouse with late season move to Lions
Said "We have more work to Do But I 'm very Proud of the guys in our Locker Room
they Stepped up when it was needed
Now we are the NFC North Champs "

Stafford broke his Single season Yardage Mark but then had it Snap by Tony Romo of Dallas
The league had 3 Quaterbacks Break 5000 Yard Mark
They where Romo Stafford and Matt Ryan.


It was Amazing how these guy can throw the ball Said Calvin Johnson who had 10 Catches for 227 Yards and a TD.
Megtron was not only WR on Lions to have a good Day Greg Jennings also broke a 134 yards in Receiving

Pettigrew & Welker also had TD's
Well Running back Jonathan Stewart had 1 Catch for 38 Yards and 2 TD Rushing.
He also ran the Ball 16 Times for 148 Yards including 71 Yard TD to Clinch the North Title

The Lions will Take Wednesday & Thursday Off
The Team Be Back on Field Friday to Begin work on The Wild Card Home Game .





Cuttler sacked


a Lions Fan shows his Pride after the win


Jim Schwartz Gives a Fist Pump after the win
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 11/20/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 46
Lions Send Scouts Norte Dame Oregon & Georgia Tech
Lions GM Tom Riddell Sent The Lions top 3 Scouts to EUGENE Oregon Atlanta and South Bend

No one knows what lions are looking for in the Up Coming Draft

as Week 17 gets closer to kick off The coaching staff is hard at Work

Tying to get into the playoffs.

The Lions Must Win To Clinch the North Title

This won't be easy as Lions Head to Chicago

If they don't win The Full Staff will be working on next season.

We just hope out game play vs the Bears works Other wise the bears or Viking will win the north. Said GM Riddell

The Reporters Ask the Question Why are lions going to these Collages as his Car pulled into parking lot at Allan Park

He had no Comment as He quick went into The Lions Offices at Allan Park
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 11/17/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 29
Lions Win Take The Lead in the North
The Detroit Lions Are very close to a Playoff Spot
The Lions Beat the Eagles 40-27



Stafford Went 12 of 23 for 300 Yards 3 TD Passes
But the Third Quarter Stafford went down with Shoulder Injury
He was Pulled from The Game and Rusty Smith did good Job Moping up

Calvin Johnson had Monster Game 4 Catches 175 Yards and 2 TD
Jonathan Stewart Rushed for 113 Yards on 25 Carries Giving Balance




The MIR On Stafford was Negative said GM Riddell
He Start next Week for Lions as we head to Miami
Also Returning will be TE Brandon Pettigrew



Right now The Lions & Bears are Tied for the lead Division
We have a better Record in the Division
So We have Division right now due that Record.

The Lions play AFC East Leading Dolphins
Wiill The Bears Play the RG3 Less Bills
Who ever Wins this Week will have an Inside Track for Division
Leading into the last game of Season Bears and Lions Head to Head

Who ever lose may end in Playoffs as a Wild Card
This going a Battle for us to win the Division said GM
Riddell But I am Proud of the Boys in that Locker Room.
The Bears or Lions may still make the Playoffs as a Wild Card
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 11/07/2012) Replies - 2 :: Views - 55
Lions GM Talks about Why he not big on Draft Picks
Please ask why I am not big on Draft picks .

in this video I expane why I am not big on them
http://youtu.be/qW9BJHQzx_k
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 11/05/2012) Replies - 2 :: Views - 56
Lions Sign Depth at TE with Injury to Brandon Pettigrew
The Lions Lost TE Brandon Pettigrew for 2 for 4 Weeks with a Bruised shoulder.
The Lions have Signed FA TE John Phillips to a Contract
The Lions do not officially announce acquisitions until the player has passed a physical.
Terms of the deal are unknown at this time.




GM Riddell Said Phillips is very good Blocker
He Will need to work on Route Running and Pass Catching
He Young and The Added depth can only help us.
He can play FB or TE if needed
With Brandon being last year of his Deal this made since to us
We still have Tony Scheffler under contract for next year.

There Talk lions want a restructured Contract next Season with WR Calvin Johnson
We already taking to Calvin about Extending his say in Detroit
That means we have to see if there is Money left to keep Brandon

He will be next on the list if there is
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 11/01/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 24
Lions Sign Punter Hanson Release P Ryan Donahue
GM Tom Riddell Worried about his Team Punting Accuracy cut P Ryan Donahue
The Kid has a Big leg but no Control over it
I worried about short punts in a close game
or him out kicking his coverage

The Lions Signs Vet Punter Chris Hanson to take his place on a 1 year deal.
We feel get Better Field Possion by Using Chris as our Punter



Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 10/27/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 18
Lions Cut Two add Depth at RB & WR.
GM Tom Riddell Cut RB Kevin Smith & MLB Arthur Cook

The Lions then Signed Depth for the Offence
as They Signed HB Ben Tate & Rookie WR Marvin Jones



I love players with Size Jones is 6'2 with good Speed
He'll need to work on his hands in The off-season
Tate is Bruising Running back
He be Good Complement to Starting HB Johnathan Stewart
Said GM Riddell
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 10/26/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 17
Dallas coming to Detroit Will Suh be a Factor ?


Will Romo see this man in his nightmares after this week ?

The Lions Ndamukong Suh
Said he can't wait to get his hands on Cowboys QB Tony Romo
The Outspoken DT said Where ready to go war.
Romo will see alot me this week I hope .
The Lions are changing the style of Defense

The Lions Offence will mix up the Starting WR Week to week .
Hoping to get a Miss match on the cowboys .

It should be a good Game with a Playoff Birth on the line.
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 10/26/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 15
Lions Put SS Rolle on IR and Sign 2



New Lions GM Tom Riddell went Right to work

Putting SS Antrel Rolle on IR with Broken Ribs.

Taking his place is Vet Bob Sanders who signed a 1 year deal with 2.01M with 250K Bonus.

also signing to add Depth at QB is Luke McCown
Yes luke a Scrambler but he just Insurance and it only a 1 year deal.
The deals worth 1.77M with 330K Bonus

He the best of what is a very Empty QB Market
I am not fan of Scramblers but you take what you can get Said GM Riddell

Then leaves the Lions 850K under the Cap.
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 10/24/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 20
GM Riddell Bolts to Detroit
After weeks of rumor and speculation Jets Owner Woody Johnson has Released GM Thomas Riddell
The League uncovered e-mail messages between The GM the Lions and the commissioners Office
Johnson did not of want keep a GM who did't want to be there so he was released



Former Jets GM Tom Riddell Leaves JFK Airport for Detroit.

Mr. Riddell Is From Near by Hamilton Ontario Canada
He will be introduced as The lions new general manager sometime Today.
Mr. Riddell will be living in nearby Windsor just across the Detroit River
The Fords Understand I wanted to be closer to Family .


When asked by the Detroit free press about his time with the Jets
I was never happy in New York
I didn't get along with the press there
The team owner didn't help the situation
The ford Family I been around them for years
I Grew up a Lions Fan it's my Dream Job.
I'm very comfortable and happy to work for a great organization

When asked about his about questionable moves as the jets general manager
I made some mistakes early in my Tenure
I really thought we were about Turn the Conner
The Jets have a great running game
I really thought Defense was good
I won't be making as many moves with the lions
The last General Manager did a nice job and personnel
Forum Discussion (by T_Riddell on 10/24/2012) Replies - 19 :: Views - 162
Detroit Lions Off-Season & TC


Allen Park, MI. -- Familiar face, same place. GM Jason Arnold returns to take over the team he built prior to leaving. Jason Arnold brought on a lot of the key cogs that took the Lions to the playoffs. Guys like CB Jimmy Smith, HB Jonathan Stewart, OLB Brett Lewis, and OT Rodger Saffold(who's no longer with the team). So, the Lions fans are optimistic and ecstatic to have him back.


Off-Season Free Agent Additions & Trades

Only one Free Agent, but a big one. The Lions paid big bucks to bring in one of the better veteran WRs in the league to pair up with All-Everything Calvin Johnson ... and that guy is Greg Jennings. Jennings and Calvin immediately are the scariest 1-2 punch in the GZL.

2.21 for OLB Clint Sessions -- The Lions were intent on developing this LB corps and Sessions is a very good player that is a veteran presence, but has plenty of athleticism to play at a high level for another 4-5 seasons.


Draft Day


1.21 LT Jake Matthews -- Stud. One of the more athletic OL to come into the GZL and Matthews should be a cornerstone at OT for years to come. Protecting Stafford is a huge key and Matthews can do it with the best.

3.21 DT Alameda Ta'amu -- The Lions were very happy to see this big bodied DT on the board, still. They love big bodied DTs and he's huge. Has enough athleticism to play UT, too. With a good TC skew, could push Rogers out the door immediately.

4.21 LOLB Ronnell Lewis - Project.
5.21 CB Tan Wu - Project.
6.21 MLB Ricky Werner - Project.
7.21 C Ben Habem - Fodder.



Training Camp & Positional Battles


There's a few guys that have really stood out this TC and seem to have put in a lot of work. Matthew Stafford first off. On the 7 on 7's we didn't see a ball hit the ground. He was sharp, precise and just basically a stud.

Donald Thomas on the Offensive Line stood out, too. He's a guy that has been raved about for a while because of his great athleticism at the interior OL position. He looked very good in drills though and neutralized Suh more than once.

Last but not least, Louis Delmas, who else? He has been a fixture of this secondary for a long time, even when they were bad. But, his presence on the field and his ability to make sure guys know where they need to be is uncanny. He made some phenomenal breaks on the ball and could have easily knocked a few guys out cold if contact was allowed. If he can carry this momentum over, watch out.


Position Battles of Note


Gosder doesn't like the rookie trying to take his job

Offense -- Gosder Cherilus vs. Jake Matthews -- Rumors are Matthews is the front runner for the ever lucrative RT position. It would make sense considering his phenomenal athleticism. However, Gosder has played RT before and is not going to give up easily -- this should be Matthews to lose, but never count out Gosder.

Defense -- Shaun Rogers vs. Alameda Ta'amu -- Rogers is a guy the staff loved when they traded for him 2.5 years ago, however -- he's aging and has lost a big time step. Plus, he's expensive. He was re-signed this off-season but if Ta'amu is good, they won't hesitate to cut him loose. Ta'amu is a big boy with better athleticism to Rogers, so I will actually give him the nod in terms of lead right now.
Forum Discussion (by J_Arnold on 07/09/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 40
Lions Lose GM Steps Down
Sorry guys but I have notified AF that I wont be returning next season as GM of the Lions.

I am just about to purchase a 2nd business which has recently become available & trying to incorporate the new business into my exisiting business & manage time for family life as well means I can not give GZL the time it deserves.

Thanks to all who run the league for having me the past season.
Forum Discussion (by B_Richmond on 05/14/2012) Replies - 3 :: Views - 49
Lions Lucky ?
4 losses in a row & we are still a game clear in the division.

After a great start this team is heading south rather quickly and I am hoping over the next month the players & coaching staff can turn this around as I am not sure I could survive a mid/late season collapse.

Calvin Johnson needs to get back to his dominating best & Matthew Stafford needs to grow some balls & stop coming off the field every 5 minutes with some soft injury.

Our young defense is struggling as a whole, but the play of rookie Allen Bailey has been excellent, he will continue to get over looked as a quality player this defense can build around.
Forum Discussion (by B_Richmond on 04/11/2012) Replies - 1 :: Views - 29
Lions OK
10 weeks down of the regular season and we are still leading the division.......who would have thought ??????

It may sound like a defeatest attitude, but I still feel the Packers are going to take the division, even though we have a game and a half lead over them, the Pack after a slow start are really starting to turn it on.

The Packers and Lions going at it in week 17 could be one of the games of the season.

If our young guys can hold it together long enough to qualify for a playoff berth I will be happy, obviously winning the division would make me even happier, considering the quality of the teams in the NFC North, plus I would like to get me one of those nice shiny pennants a lot of GMs have in their signatures.
Forum Discussion (by B_Richmond on 03/15/2012) Replies - 5 :: Views - 38
Lions PC
The Lions have hit their bye week at a respectable 4-1, surprising many people around the league.

With a number of injuries expected to derail the teams chances this season, free agents MLB Ahmad Brooks & OG Terence Metcalf have covered starters Martez Wilson & Donald Thomas well.

Former Browns wide out Mohamed Massaquoi continues to impress with 37 receptions so far this season and is outplaying star Calvin Johnson.

HB Jonathan Stewart has not rested on his laurels after signing a contract extension in the offseason and is averaging over 5 yards per carry and has made it into the end zone 6 times.

The defense has been solid without being spectacular, but rookie DE Allen Bailey has shown what he is capable of and with 4 sacks to date, looks to have a bright future in the league.

All in all we are happy with the start, but understand the season is well & truly open to all in our division.
Forum Discussion (by B_Richmond on 02/14/2012) Replies - 4 :: Views - 59
Mohamed to Mallett
Put that in your pipe & smoke it Mr Mallett.

At the end of last season I begged you to give me another year, but you were too keen to bring in new & shiny players instead of putting some faith in my ability.

I look forward to showing you just what I can do in this league.
Forum Discussion (by B_Richmond on 01/11/2012) Replies - 2 :: Views - 52
Lions PC
As the Lions prepare for their season opener against the Eagles, the coaching staff are working tirelessly to get backup guard Terrence Metcalf as many reps with the starting lineup as possible.

Metcalf was signed as free agent during the offseason to backup Donlad Thomas, but in the final preseason game against the Ravens, Thomas was injured and will miss at least 6 weeks.

During the preseason the Lions also lost electric kick returner Stefan Logan for 8 weeks and will sorely miss his return abilities.

Most starting spots are set for the week 1 clash with the Eagles and whilst the coaching staff are relatively happy with the 2-2 record in the 4 games, had hoped to see better results from some of the younger players.

The Lions will need a good start to compete in a tough NFC North this year and with both the Bears & Packers boasting to of the best rosters in the league, it is widely predicted that the Lions will be fighting to stay out of the cellar in the division.
Forum Discussion (by B_Richmond on 01/05/2012) Replies - 0 :: Views - 18
Lions Training Camp


With such a hectic offseason bestowed upon the Lions franchise and its fans still in a head spin over what has transpired lets take a quick look at what has happened this offseason for the Lions.
Incumbent GM Jason Arnold steps down after a bitter power struggle with within the organisation.
Jay Hall comes aboard as new GM but relinquishes the position after finding out business ventures outside of football will not allow him to devote enough time to the position.
Brett Richmond comes aboard just weeks before the draft period.

Since GM Richmond's arrival the following player movement has taken place:

Trades:
With no 1st round pick the Lions were keen trade for a 1st rounder and came to the following agreement with the Saints:
Lions send
MLB D.Levy
DP #2
DP #5

Saints send
DP #1 (1.9)

In the second trade recently acquired veteran Steven Jackson got traded to the Seattle Seahawks:
Lions send:
HB Steven Jackson
DP #5

Seattle sends:
DP #3 (3.4)

With uncertainty surrounding the resigning of No 2 wide out Nate Burleson the Lions then completed a trade with the Browns.

Lions send
DP #3
DP #7

Browns send
WR Mohamed Massaquoi
DP #5

Player Spotlight:

Massaquoi.


Coach staff have all agreed that the player who has been most impressive in training cam is recently acquired wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi.

Massaquoi has been in the league a number of seasons but has yet to make a name for himself as the classy possesion receiver scouts had believed he would become when he nominated for the draft.

The Browns who had seen Massaquoi's production drop over the past two seasons decided it was time to move in a different direction and placed him on the trade block, where a deal was eventually brokered for him to become a Lion.

Since joining the Lions Massaquoi has spent a lot of his time following star wide receiver Calvin Johnson's lead and spent extra time in the film room learning the Lions playbook and discussing man of the plays with Matt Stafford & Calvin Johnson.

Outside of the film room the coaching staff were to see if Massaquoi could improve his speed slightly and have spent many long hours on the track doing and strengthening work.

Players battling for starting spots:.
The two most fiercely contested position battles in training camp have been at tight end & wide receiver.
After many predicted veteran TE Tony Scheffler to leave via free agency, the front office managed to convince him to resign for 3 years and battle up & coming Brandon Pettigrew. Pettigrew is considered the heavily backed favourite to win the starters role, but should he slip in anyway or get injured, the coaching staff will have no hesitation in handing the starting role to Scheffler.

The second key position battle for the Lions is at wide receiver and is very similar to that of the tight end position. Veteran Nate Burleson who has put up very solid numbers playing second fiddle to Calvin Johnson, also resigned after not garnering much interest in the free agent market.

With the Lions convinced Burleson would leave via free agency, GM Richmond traded for emerging ex Cleveland Brown Mohamed Massaquio. Massaquio has impressed the coaching staff enough to unseat Burleson as the 2nd wide receiver, which will also help free up Burleson to return kicks.
Forum Discussion (by B_Richmond on 12/18/2011) Replies - 0 :: Views - 18
Lions Draft PC


1.9 LE Allen Bailey - many scouts had Robert Quinn pegged as the first defensive end to go in this years draft. With both Quinn & Bailey available, the Lions went with the big bodied Bailey.

GM Richmond has this to say:

" Both players will be comapred often during their professional careers and I am sure both players will be quality picks for the prospective franchises. In this situation we liked the extra strength & size Bailey brought to the defensive line. His size allows us to consider running a 3-4 defense in the coming seasons. If need be the scouting staff also believe Bailey with his athletic ability could line up at OLB or even DT"




More to come.
Forum Discussion (by B_Richmond on 12/11/2011) Replies - 2 :: Views - 39
CJ
I bet you opened this post expecting to read CJ had been traded Smile

What the Lions have actually done is traded a 3rd and 7th round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns for WR Mohamed Massaquoi & a 5th round draft pick.

Nate Burleson still may be resigned depending on if or any free agent offers he may receive, but Massaquoi should provided CJ with an excellent partner to help carry some of the load.
Forum Discussion (by B_Richmond on 12/06/2011) Replies - 2 :: Views - 29
Motor City Madness
Lions fans are still scratching the heads after a tumultuous start to the off season, which has seen the 3 rd GM reside in the front office since the season ended.

The current whipping boy is Aussie Brett Richmond who had this to say:

" There is no doubt this franchise is in serious turmoil. We have a good young core nucleus of players to build from, but in such a tough division and with no 1st round draft pick in this strong up & coming draft we are getting even further behind the rest of the division.

Over the coming days we will access the roster, but I would ask Lions fans to stay patient as we try & turn team around."
Forum Discussion (by B_Richmond on 12/05/2011) Replies - 10 :: Views - 116
The Lions finish strong
Detroit, MI --



The Lions did what they needed to do. Beat the bad teams and finish strong.

Over their last 9 games, the Lions won 7 and barely skipped out on a playoff performance. Not bad for a team who was without Calvin Johnson for two of those games.

Not bad.

Even more impressive, without starting place Kicker Olindo Mare and without All-World WR Calvin Johnson, the Lions beat a playoff team in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They out totaled them in yards, 361 to 258. Again, not bad at all.

The Lions have a lot of building blocks going forward. Don Carey, brought in via trade looks like the nickel CB of the future. Jimmy Smith was a great draftee for them and will be a starter for a long, long time. They found gems in the late rounds at OLB and one in particular, Brett Lewis has a very bright future ahead of him and will probably make the All-Rookie team.

The Lions' brass did it again. They drafted well and have a firm foundation for the future moving ahead.

Did I mention Matthew Stafford improved like is rarely seen? He went from throwing 30 INTs last year and 30 TDs to throwing only 15 INTs with 26 TDs. He also increased his completion % by 8 points. Stafford looks to be a Pro Bowl QB going forward and that will give the Lions a chance every week.


Forum Discussion (by J_Arnold on 11/01/2011) Replies - 0 :: Views - 19
Detroit Lions PC
Detroit, MI. -- Same Face, New Results


With the return of GM Jason Arnold, the Detroit Lions seem rejuvinated and are playing better ball. "We just have more confidence knowing leadership at the top knows what to do. Stability is important on and off the field." Coach Jim Schwartz said.

The proof is in the pudding.

The Lions are 4-1 under the watchful eye of Jason Arnold. They have reeled off two straight wins without their second best defensive player, DeAndre Levy. Their drafting has yielded two young studs that have been playing significant minutes despite not being taken until the 6th and 7th Round: LBs Arthur Cook and Brett Lewis. More testament to the stability and leadership.

Lewis has been the starter from week 1. Cook has jumped into the role of OLB to fill in for Martez Wilson who had to move to ILB with Levy out. They haven't skipped a beat. The Lions have allowed a combination of 16 and 10 points while limiting stud HBs Beanie Wells and Adrian Peterson.


There's definitely a feeling that this team is moving into the right direction for once. With Matthew Stafford succeeding and the defense getting better and the Management team finding gems in the late rounds -- the aura around Motown is much different. Can it translate to playoffs? We'll see.
Forum Discussion (by J_Arnold on 08/31/2011) Replies - 0 :: Views - 14
Lions PC - Thank God it's almost over
Detroit, MI. - To say this season has been a bust wouldn't do the trick. Matthew Stafford broke the record for most INTs in a season, the offensive line still stinks, and the defensive backfield is outdone by about 3-4 big time college programs.

The bright side? The seasons almost over.

Matthew Stafford and the defense can finally rest. Help is on the way. How much help? No one knows.

But, GM Jason Arnold had this to say about the off-season period coming up, "we will be active in FA, trades, and the NFL draft. We will not 'sit tight' and hope things get better, we will make sure we get better."

It's not all bad news though. Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson have been rock solid all year long and both could top 1,000 yards. Calvin has lead the NFL in receptions all year long, despite shakey QB play. Matthew Stafford has shown he can take a hit and get back up, so that's a plus, too.

But, the reality is the Lions are a long ways away from where they want and need to be. That will change.
Forum Discussion (by J_Arnold on 05/02/2011) Replies - 3 :: Views - 30
Lions Update
Detroit, MI. --

Not much has changed around the Lions over the last few weeks. Injuries continue to pile up, our passing game has been very inconsistent and our secondary couldn't cover my Grandma ... and she's dead.

GM Jason Arnold had this to say about the season so far, "We will continue to practice hard and try to compete in every single game. We are not in 'tank' mode by any means and will not lay down for an easy victory. We have some special young talent on this roster we just need to piece it all together."


The question is, can they? Matthew Stafford was one of the brightest young QB in the league, but -- he has struggled mightily this season. Poor decisions, inaccurate throws, taking needless sacks, all have become the norm this year. The Detroit Lions and their die hard fans better hope he can turn the corner ... otherwise, their season just may be over and maybe the future of this franchise in doubt.
Forum Discussion (by J_Arnold on 04/01/2011) Replies - 1 :: Views - 22
Lions Report


Detroit, MI. - In a short and sweet news conference GM Jason Arnold alienated his defensive backfield and made for a damn funny Youtube video. You can bet the GZL management staff will be giving him a call this week, too.

GM Jason Arnold, "We suck. We have like 2 defensive backs that are worth a damn. Is it draft time yet?"


When continually pressed to talk about their 0-3 record, Arnold responded again, very vividly, "What the [expletive] do you want me to say? We have a young QB learning the game. No running game at this point. Our best Cornerback is injured and the rest of the guys, save Delmas have really just played like [expletive]."

A news reported tried to give Arnold a break stating, "Well, in your defense ... the opposing teams you've played are a combined 6-3. Your schedule hasn't done you any favors." We weren't done with the colorful quotes from Arnold quite yet, "Does that [expletive] matter? We could be playing the blind, deaf, and amputated team and still lose - convincingly. We're just not a good team. I'll probably be fined by the GZL for my comments so I may as well go all out. We will be lucky to win a [expletive] game all year long. Oh yeah, and Obama sucks."

He walked off the stage and the snickers and laughing began. One thing you can for sure say ... this will be a press conference none of us will forget.
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Detroit Lions Hire GM Jason Arnold.


Detroit, MI. - With the season about to begin, the Lions have hired a new head man to run the show. General Manager Jason Arnold. Little is known about this guy, but - for the Lions, anything is an improvement over the stain Matt Millen left on this franchise. A lot of questions are going to be answered over the next few seasons, the main one .... where does this franchise go from here?

"Time will tell. We have some serious talent in place and I'm always working the phones to bring in more talent. "


He wasn't lying. Just 6 hours after the press conference concluded word was out that he had traded newly acquired CB Tye Hill and young DT Sammie Lee Hill for veteran DT, former Pro Bowler and Detroit Lion Shaun Rogers
Forum Discussion (by J_Arnold on 12/28/2010) Replies - 0 :: Views - 19

All Team News Stories

At A Glance

LIONS FRONT OFFICE
GM T_Riddell
Head Coach Mike Martz
Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan
Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell
Special Teams P.Ferraro
Salary $150.1M
Cap Penalty $23.14M
Cap Room $760K

INJURY REPORT
PLAYER POS OVR LENGTH

NFC North
RNK TEAM W-L-T PCT DIV
#17 Packers Packers 1-1-0 0.50 1-0
#18 Bears Bears 1-1-0 0.50 0-0
#25 Lions Lions 1-1-0 0.50 0-0
#12 Vikings Vikings 1-1-0 0.50 0-1

LIONS SCHEDULE
WK DATE OPPONENT TIME/RESULT
1 Sun vs Texans Texans #31
Won 37-34
2 Sun at Buccaneers Buccaneers #8
Lost 11-27
3 Sun at Jaguars Jaguars #16 1:00pm
4 Sun at Titans Titans #6 4:00pm
6 Sun at Vikings Vikings #12 1:00pm
7 Sun at Redskins Redskins #22 1:00pm
8 Sun vs 49ers 49ers #29 1:00pm
9 Sun vs Colts Colts #7 1:00pm
10 Mon at Packers Packers #17 9:00pm
11 Sun vs Bears Bears #18 1:00pm
12 Thu vs Vikings Vikings #12 12:30pm
13 Sun at Falcons Falcons #2 1:00pm
14 Sun vs Saints Saints #27 4:15pm
15 Sun at Bears Bears #18 1:00pm
16 Sat vs Packers Packers #17 1:00pm
17 Sun vs Panthers Panthers #5 1:00pm

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