Detroit Lions

3Q Interview
‘In Seattle we might have thrown 15-20 times… I prefer what we have in Detroit’
‘In Seattle we might have thrown 15-20 times… I prefer what we have in Detroit’
New Lions WR Golden Tate discusses Calvin Johnson, new coach Jim Caldwell and the reason he prefers Detroit to Seattle
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
The MMQB’s 2014 Predictions Extravaganza
The MMQB’s 2014 Predictions Extravaganza
Training Camp 2014
Lions Report: Tall Order
Lions Report: Tall Order
Detroit is showing off its corps of towering pass-catchers, but little Golden Tate may end up being the key to survival in the rough NFC North
Deep Dive
Lions Preview: Is This Just Fantasy?
Lions Preview: Is This Just Fantasy?
The Lions have piled up gaudy individual statistics in recent seasons. Can a new coaching staff make that translate to wins?
By Andy Benoit
Behind the Face Mask
A Father’s Life Lessons
A Father’s Life Lessons
We asked a dozen men in the NFL—players, coaches and executives—to share the best thing they’ve learned from their dad or an influential father figure. Here’s the wisdom that’s been passed on by mail carriers, businessmen, high school coaches, Hall of Famers, construction workers, educators and military veterans
By Robert Klemko
Business of Football
The New Age of Rookie Contract Negotiations
The New Age of Rookie Contract Negotiations
Gone are the days of $40 million contracts being handed out to unproven players. When the NFL and NFLPA reworked the CBA three years ago, rookies lost leverage and the result has been first-year players hitting the field faster
By Andrew Brandt
Open Field
Life of a Paper Lion
Life of a Paper Lion
An exclusive preview from the upcoming PBS documentary on George Plimpton, the man who lived out every fan’s dream of playing in the NFL—and barely survived to tell the tale
By Emily Kaplan
Deep Dive
What It All Means: NFC Draft Breakdowns
What It All Means: NFC Draft Breakdowns
The 2014 NFL draft went down in unpredictable fashion. Now it’s time to look at what each team’s haul means going forward
By Andy Benoit
On Further Review
Blake Bortles: Made for Minnesota?
The Tuesday Mailbag
The Vikings would be a perfect fit for the quarterback who needs at least one redshirt year in the NFL before getting his shot. But Houston and Cleveland could complicate matters. Checking in with Blake Bortles, plus answering email
By Peter King
Open Field
Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal
On the eve of free agency, the Dolphins made former Lions safety Louis Delmas an offer that, quite truthfully, he could refuse. The South Florida native had just two hours to give Miami his answer
By Robert Klemko