Stafford, Lions will benefit from Patricia’s long-term approach

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The Detroit Lions have experienced only sporadic success since drafting quarterback Matthew Stafford with the top pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. While a lot has changed since then, many of the team's biggest problems have largely remained. That was one of the reasons Lions GM...

Lombardi: The More Things Change in the NFC North …

In 1969, when Tom Dowling set out to write a book about Vince Lombardi’s first year coaching the NFL’s Washington franchise, he nailed an interview with the team’s new coach. The interview took place in Lombardi’s office, and by this time, Lombardi knew his...

Matchup Breakdown: Detroit Lions vs Oakland Raiders

The Detroit Lions traveled over 2,000 miles to kick off their preseason schedule as they take on the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum tonight at 10:30 pm ET. The Lions finished 2nd in the NFC North with a 9-7 record. But that was a...

Behind Enemy Lines: Talking with Full Press Raiders

Raiders HC Jon Gruden and Derek Carr
I was fortunate enough to catch up with Terry Biggs, the editor of our Raiders section here at Full Press Coverage, in anticipation of Friday's preseason opener between the Lions and Raiders. Check out what Biggs had to say about Raiders head coach Jon Gruden,...

NFC North Roundtable: Expectations for a Topsy-Turvy Division

The NFC North should be one of the better divisions in the league this year. Expectations for all four teams seem to be up, with a few eyeing the Super Bowl. Full Press Coverage editors Matt Urben, Jake Schyvinck, Eduardo Monk Jr. and Sam...

Detroit Lions World: Training Camp News Roundup

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After months of boring lists, Twitter stories and general speculation, the Detroit Lions are back on the field, meaning there is actual football news to report on. Since it's Friday, we are going to catch you up on the top Lions news from the...

Detroit Lions World: Friday news recap

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It's Friday and we are another week closer to the start of the NFL preseason. While it hasn't exactly been a busy news week for the Detriot Lions, there was still plenty of good reading material published by the usual suspects. Let's recap the week,...

National writer lists reasons why Detroit Lions will make the playoffs

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Things could finally be on the upswing for the Detroit Lions, and even those in the national media are seeing why. After posting back-to-back winning seasons, hiring a highly-touted coaching prospect and seeing quarterback Matthew Stafford establish himself as one of top ten quarterbacks in...

LeGarrette Blount picked as Lions player most likely to disappoint

The Lions have invested quite a few resources into revamping arguably the worst rushing attack of the past decade. Last offseason, they added big-name free agents such as T.J. Lang and Rick Wagner and this year, they drafted Frank Ragnow, Kerryon Johnson and signed LeGarrette Blount. The work...

Full Press Coverage: Detroit Lions News and Notes Roundup

With organized team activities and mandatory minicamp in the rearview mirror, we have officially entered the "dead period" of the offseason. No worries, though, there is still plenty going on with the Lions. Let's recap the events of the past week or so, shall...

WATCH: Matt Stafford and Darius Slay NFL Top 100 segments

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Only two Lions players -- Matthew Stafford and Darius Slay -- have cracked NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2018 countdown. With only ten spots remaining on the weekly series, Stafford and Slay will likely be Detroit's only representation on the list. Others were arguably deserving,...

WATCH: Matt Patricia speaks about start of minicamp

Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia
It's back to football for the Lions and head coach Matt Patricia after a dramatic couple of weeks. This morning, Patricia met with the press to discuss the start of the Lions' 2018 minicamp practices. Patricia, a first-year head coach, spoke a little bit about...

Detroit Lions 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

Sep 10, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones (11) and wide receiver Golden Tate (15) celebrate during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
The Detroit Lions have been a pass-first offense for going on fifteen years and it hasn't exactly worked out great, as I'm sure you recall. But nonetheless, it's helped them become relevant in the growing world of fantasy football. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has been a...

3 Lions offseason acquisitions that will stand out in 2018

Each year, NFL rosters experience significant makeovers and it brings excitement to fanbases as they imagine which new players acquired in the draft or free agency will stand out during the upcoming season. Bob Quinn, in his third year as Lions general manager, has acquired...

WATCH: Darius Slay makes NFL’s Top 100, plus Twitter’s reaction

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It's been a long time coming, but Lions' star defensive back Darius Slay, whose nickname "Big Play Slay" encapsulates both his swagger and big-play ability, finally made the NFL's Top 100 list, which is voted on solely by current NFL players. In Slay's first appearance on...

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Matt Ryan’s Near Perfect Performance Guides Atlanta to Victory

In the prime time setting, Monday Night lights, Matt Ryan and the Falcons did not disappoint their home crowd. With the dome open and...

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MVP and Cy Young picks

The MLB playoffs have reached its second round, The National and American League Championship Series. It is almost that time where us the fans...

Red Sox Punch Ticket to the World Series

Six scoreless innings from David Price and Rafael Dever's three run home run in the sixth launched the Red Sox into the World Series.

Cheating in Baseball: The MLB needs to Keep the Integrity of the Sport

The ALCS has been marred by controversy through three games, with both the Red Sox and Astros being accused of cheating, albeit very different...

Can The MLB Give Us The Ending We Deserve?

The 2018 MLB season has been incredible and it is not over yet. With both championship series finely poised can the MLB deliver on a grandstand finish?

ALCS Preview: Boston Red Sox Battle the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are looking to make a return trip to the World Series. The only problem is the 108-win Boston Red Sox stand in their way.