Golden Tate ‘excited’ to join Detroit, go from ‘run-heavy’ to ‘pass-happy’ offense

by 7 Comments

One of the top priorities for the Detroit Lions this offseason was to bolster the wide receiver position. The team took a big step towards accomplishing that goal by signing former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate to a five-year, $31 million deal with $13.25 million guaranteed. Tate was considered one of the top options […]

Five potential changes to expect from Lions new coaching staff

by 13 Comments

When a NFL team hires a new coaching staff change is expected.  Everything from personnel to schemes could be re-evaluated, adjusted or completely altered. These changes are generally cloaked in mystery during the first few months of the new regime’s tenure but conversations with the new coordinators can hint to some of the coming contrasts […]

New Lions head coach Jim Caldwell expected to be ‘hands on’ with quarterback Matthew Stafford

by 4 Comments

One of the many reasons the Detroit Lions opted to hire Jim Caldwell to the team’s head coaching vacancy is because of his extensive history working with quarterbacks. With his most recent spots being with the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens, Caldwell has won Super Bowls working with the likes of Joe Flacco and Peyton […]

Opinion: Success of Lions new coach will hinge on Matthew Stafford’s development

by 21 Comments

As of noon on Monday the Detroit Lions have moved on from the five-season-spanning Jim Schwartz era. The decision was greeted with a largely positive fan reaction after two second-half collapses and a combined 11-19 record directly followed the team’s only playoff berth during Schwartz stewardship (2011). A new coach will inspire hope to a […]

5 things to know about the Lions’ search for a new coach

by 21 Comments

The Detroit Lions officially parted ways with former head coach Jim Schwartz today and have already begun the process of finding his replacement. As speculation about the process and possible replacement begin to build, here are some key pieces of information to keep in mind regarding the search for – and the profile of – […]