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Tom Riddell

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Have they announced Open Practices  for Camp
I want to come down from Toronto but need a few weeks to plan the trip ?
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I wish they'd announce it it takes me at least two weeks to plan the trip
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mike perkins

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I think we can wait til the 3rd or 4th round  and still pick up quality linemen..guard..tackle..center. How deep do you think the draft is for those positions?
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At ten the bpa would not be a lineman anyway... most definitely should not get a lineman in the first... or second imo...
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mike perkins

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we have a strong front four .. and if we adressed the defensive backs in off season the obvious thing would be linebacker.  I dont really see a need for more offense..last year we scored enough to win had we been able to stop our opponents
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When you take a TE in the top 10 of a draft when you have a team full of them, 1 you just resigned as a FA. That TE (Ebron) now has to be one of the 5 best TE's in the league no ifs ands or buts. I think the guy is a great talent but will he be that good ?
My biggest issue is there was defensive talent like DT - Donald (Who would have been my pick) and LB - Mosley and CB - Dennard. Fairley is most assuredly gone next year, we are week at LB, Houston may be gone soon and no matter what you can never have enough CB's !!! I don't understand it at all but as I said if he is a top 5 TE in the league it will work it's self out and be all good.
Plus we have the rest of the draft still. The way I see it Mayhew better create some magic with what he has left :-)
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Ha ha clinton dix or someone who can immediately contribute to our secondary will have a direct effect on how well our defensive line will be... we are a saftey or corner away from having one of if not the best defense in the nfl... and we all saw how that worked out for the Seahawks. ... I say defense is our key to a superbowl... look at how much talent we have... suh, fairley, taylor, ansah... tully, levy, etc... we need to build on that talent...
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The pick will be a wr or safety imo. Maybe safety then wr in the second rd I'm thinking. Unless an OT drops, then they may be tempted to get a LT & move Reiff inside to rg & trade Sims for a pick. Could happen. Line would be great then.
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Ken Hoekstra

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Three "anonymous" players say Suh uncontrollable in practice. One player, CJ Mosley, comes forth in public saying this is all untrue.  Gee, who to believe?  

Sorry, but if you're not willing to put your name behind your comment...can't really lean towards believing you.
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Just another attempt to put a bad look on Suh with his contract up for renewal! The media is so bad these days when it comes to SUH even though he has put effort in to clean up his game! they still will not get off his back! Caldwell will have a better time with the refs because of his respect in the league! 
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john hinkle

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So Lovie Smith will take the Tampa Bay job. So who is lefted for the Lions to interview ?
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I say Mr. ford open up the purse and get GRuden!!!!
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I have to say that this season has been the most disappointing I have ever witnessed, I am 56 years oldand have been a Lions fan as long as I can remember. DIE HARD Lions fan, I served in the army for 11 years , every where I went I would catch heat from others from . but I do not wavier...Now I'm disabled and can't work, Sundays in the fall is a hoilday for me. I set watch the Lions, always believing someday, But again, another season gone, but not to worry, God willing I have a reserved seat in front of my tv, I will be here next season rooting on my Detroit Lions...but Please win or go to the Superbowl one time before I kick the bucket............signed, the fan that will never waiver.....
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I feel your pain +John Towler, we should be hosting a home playoff game & resting our starters this coming Sunday. What a shame. The NFC is wide open this year, would have had a good opportunity to make the super bowl with this team. They did have the talent. Major letdown this year. Always wait till next year again. Go Lion's.
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Chad Cook

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I flew up to the game on monday to root for my beloved lions, and this is what I saw...FIRST OF ALL, there are things that you just don't see when you watch a game on TV. With that in mind; We arrived at Ford Field 2 hours before game time. OBSERVATION #1-- The first players on the field were the kickers (Akers and Tucker). They are out their kicking FG's for a good 30 minutes, from all distances. Shortly after the kickers came on to the field, John Harbaugh came out to watch the kickers. But  No JIM SCHWARTZ before the game, watching kickers. "hmmmm? well if anything, it shows Harbaugh cares" I said to my buddy next to me. And if you watched the kickers practice, you would have seen Justin Tucker kicking 65-70 yard field goals consistently. We will come back to that shortly...Moving on...We all know how the game went; started off great, crowd into it, and if CALVIN JOHNSON catches that pass on 3rd down, that was thrown perfect, he probably scores, but at the very least we get 3 points, the crowd is EVEN MORE INTO IT, and the Ravens have a much deeper hole to crawl out of. But even with the dropped pass (that changed the whole complexion of the game), we still had our chances. And when our talent doesn't win the game, our COACHING is supposed to kick in and win it for us instead. Well time after time, this coaching staff has shown it will ALWAYS lose if it comes down to that, but lets continue examining what happened that night. So we get the ball back with 2 minutes left in the half. I say to my friend, " ok, obviously if I am the coach, I am getting in a huddle with my players, going over situations, and putting together a quick plan of attack for the final 2 minute drive of the half, reminding them of "common sense" stuff that the players should know,but why chance it? After all, I am the coach and thats what I am paid to do---COACH!" But wait, where is SCHWARTZ? he's not in the huddle, or talking to STAFFORD, or... oh there he is, ON THE OTHER END OF THE BENCH ALL BY HIMSELF TALKING ON HIS HEADSET!! Are you kidding me? Loner Schwartz is all by himself when his team needs him most, and what happens, we fail to score on the final drive of the half. 
   So the game goes on, and time after time I see Schwartz by himself, never talking to the players individually like other coaches do (COACHING DURING THE GAME), and it gets down to the final few minutes of the game. The Defense kept us in the game despite a bad game from our Offense.  Now sure, I consider myself a couch coach at times, but I have a pretty damn good knowledge of the game. I understand there are more people who think they know the game, that really don't, than there are people like me, but if you are a coach in the NFL, you should at least have a football mind that is on my level (should be much higher).If his coaching ability was  only at my level, we have won 3 of the 7 games we lost if not all 7 games. However, we don't want to stray from THIS GAME in particular. Returning to the final drive of the game by the Ravens, we pick things up as the Ravens are backed up in their own end, and it's 3rd and long: The crowd was as loud as it had been all game, its  3rd down, we don't blitz and Flacco makes a great throw over the middle. As time is ticking away, I was running through the scenarios of what could play out in the coming seconds. The Ravens had made it to the 45 yard line (or just around it), and the first thing that came to mind was Justin Tucker's pre-game warm-ups. I did the math in my head of how far a FG would be from the 45, and remembered that Tucker was kicking beyond 62 yards in pre-game, so it was in his range already. The lions made a few great defensive plays on 1st and 2nd down. On third, the ravens ran the ball getting it to the 43 and in the middle of the field with 1:03 on the clock. INSTANTLY, my "football" mind said they were positioning themselves for a fg, But the Ravens lined up as if they would go for it. As the crowd was going crazy, I was the ONLY PERSON in my section that was yelling "CALL TIMEOUT!!! CALL TIMEOUT!!!". EVERYBODY that was in my vicinity looked at me like it was a dumb idea. People actually turned around that were in front of me, and were saying "NO LET THE CLOCK RUN OUT", and I said " OBVIOUSLY HARBAUGH IS LINING UP SO SCHWARTZ DOESN'T CALL A TIME OUT,  THEY AREN'T GOING FOR IT" but they didn't see that at first. I have a feeling, Schwartz and his coaching staff didn't see that either. This is exactly what I mean; if you have a good "FOOTBALL" mind, you are able to make those quick decisions on the fly, in the heat of the moment. Harbaugh then calls a time out with 8 seconds on the play clock probably because it was so loud and he didn't want something dumb to happen i.e. a penalty that would push him out of field goal range. But what made the difference in this game, was what happened before the game had started. Harbaugh knew that Tucker was feeling good today. He watched as he kicked 65-70 yard FG's in warm-ups. Schwartz, who didn't take the time to be as detailed, didn't know that. And so Harbaugh, though he didn't run the play clock all the way down to 1 before he called the timeout, did enough, and ran the clock down to 38 seconds. Schwartz had 3 time-outs at the time, and would have saved his team 25 seconds had he called a timeout after the run on 3rd down, that SPECIFICALLY SPOKE TO positioning themselves for a long FG, had he been a coach with a football mind that equaled or bettered mine (a couch coach from florida).
having 38 seconds, as opposed to 1:03 is a huge difference when it comes to the mindset of the players. There is way less pressure, and they wouldn't have forced the ball as much because they would have had more time to operate. FOOTBALL IS VERY MUCH A PHYSICAL GAME BUT IT IS WON AND LOST BASED ON THE MENTAL ASPECT OF GAME TACTICS. Any game between the lions and another team will be determined on 2 factors: 1-if it comes down to the talent of players, the lions will win 9 of 10 (thats how talented this team is), and 2- if it comes down to coaching (i.e. clock management, knowing when to run or pass and when not too, who to put in at certain times, what to tell players when the pressure is on so they keep their composure and make the play) we loose 10 out of 10. The problem IS THAT most people in this world don't TRULY HAVE A FOOTBALL MIND, and most people in this world ARE NOT INVOLVED in NFL operations. Somehow we continue to find the latter when we hire our coaches. A guy like Martin Meyhew has a mind like my own. But unless he gets total control of the team, we will continue to be mediocre at best, because when it comes down to it, The coaches are the key to winning a SUPERBOWL, not the players. 
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This is for Jim Schwartz, if he wants to really psych up his Lions for the GB game on TGiving, he should have a team meeting and show the entire squad a replay of the 1962 game against the GB Packers. The Packers came into Detroit 10-0 and the Lions were 8-2. They Maulled them in the first have and lead 26-0 at halftime, it was sureal. GB didn't know what hit them let alone who they were playing. Lions won 26-14, the defense was unstoppable and ran over GB and Bart Starr. I would also give them a DVD to take home and watch the game a gain and again at home. Let's burying them on Thanksgiving Day and do it for Detroit our down trotten City.  Good Luck, Jack Reinhart
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Tom Riddell

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My Lions 7 round mock  with a Full 1st round 
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mike perkins

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having Sammy Watkins would be excellant and we should be able to put up  over 24 points a game but thats no good if we cant stop the other team from scoring.  I would rather drop back a few picks and pick up what we need on defense...your thoughts?
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I Rather wait for Moncreif  in 2nd or late 1st 
Faster  Taller Better Jump  With coaching he drop% can be fixed
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mike perkins

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I'd like to know if the coaches are happy with the off season moves and if they feel those moves filled some of the needs..like CB
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Joseph Simard

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Hey Tim would love to know what yr thoughts are on why the lions haven't gone after a center in free agency knowing that they will need to address that situation next year. De La Punte could be possibly picked up to plug that hole up for a couple more years till they can work in the new guys fully.
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So because costa signed then they must feel they need a center makes my point more taken. Not sure if even someone great in the draft at center could step in immediately and do the job at the start Keith.
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if Jadeveon Clowney is still on the board for some odd reason should or do the lions take him?
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if the offense is on the field more which they would with two wr plus CJ! The defense would be off the field! with Watkins and his speed and reliable hands and another great wr for the slot! the other teams will not be able to crowd the line  and the pass would set up the run and we will be much better at it! Especially if durham and leshoure never see the field again! 
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john hinkle

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Lions hire Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator; was QB coach of Saints since 2009 -via SportsCenter http://bit.ly/zzSpRY
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Ken Hoekstra

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I think we're all glad Schwartz is gone, but after viewing all these videos and reading all these article snippets about Stafford, I'm starting to get a little nervous about him as well.
Obviously this is all speculation by me, but it seems like Stafford is getting a little touch of 'Diva' in him.  Brushing off the 'foolish' notion he should work with a QB trainer, constantly brushing off comments on his mechanics, disagreeing with Bush (not that Reggie Bush is the end all, but he has had more success than Stafford has) on a players meeting.  
It's my 'unable to prove theory' that Stafford liked Schwartz, because Schwartz left him alone to do his own thing.  Thus no improvement on his mechanics; his flaws, if anything, getting more pronounced.
I just hope our next coach isn't star struck and has no problem benching those who need to be benched, regardless of how much they are getting paid.
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Afraid I have to agree with the diva comment.
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john hinkle

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See all of you next year. God Bless 
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Like that.....They need someone that will take contol when the team is out of control. Who isn't afraid to bench someone when they suck
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Elliott M

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Good afternoon Front office and coaching staff may WE (The fans/supporters) have your attention! We can point fingers and say a lot of different things about what we believe is the best results to get to where we want to be. I'm pretty sure some of you were couch coaches and owners at some point in your life before you accepted the job at Ford Field, so i know you can understand were we're coming from! So since none of us are qualified or have the power to make any changes I'll tell you what we want...

I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We're made to grow.You either evolve or you disappear. Tupac Shakur


Owner and Chairman William Clay Ford
Vice Chairman William Clay Ford, Jr.
President Tom Lewand
EVP of Football Operations and General Manager Martin Mayhew
Head Coach Jim Schwartz
Senior Personnel Executive James Harris
Senior Personnel Executive Brian Xanders
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Gunther Cunningham
Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan
Special Teams Coordinator John Bonamego
Coordinator of Physical Development Jason Arapoff
Assistant Linebackers Bradford Banta
Linebackers Matt Burke
Quarterbacks Todd Downing
Tight Ends Bobby Johnson
Assistant Offensive Line Terry Heffernan
Defensive Line Kris Kocurek
Wide Receivers Tim Lappano
Running Backs/Run Game Coordinator Curtis Modkins
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Ted Rath
Secondary Marcus Robertson
Quality Control/Special Teams Evan Rothstein
Quality Control Kyle Valero
Offensive Line Jeremiah Washburn
Assistant Defensive Line/Pass Rush Specialist Jim Washburn
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Elliott M

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Win or lose #onepride
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