Film Review: What’s wrong with Lions’ offense?

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A version of this article was published by the Detroit Free Press.

Entering this season, there were high expectations for a Lions’ offense that was far too inconsistent last season.

Detroit’s priority in the off-season was to improve the offensive line and, by extension, the league’s 28th-ranked rushing attack, which averaged a paltry 3.6 yards-per-carry (29th). They traded for veteran guard/center Manny Ramirez, drafted guard Laken Tomlinson in the first round and added running back Ameer Abdullah in the second round. Continue reading


Film Review: Ameer Abdullah’s impressive debut

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Look, I’ve been championing Lions rookie running back Ameer Abdullah ever since I sat down to watch his college tape last March ahead of the 2015 NFL Draft. Continue reading

Film Review: Can Ngata fill crater-sized hole left by Suh?

Haloti Ngata warms up before preseason action on Sept. 3, 2015 at Ford Field in Detroit. (Photo Credit: Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press).

Haloti Ngata, 2015 (Photo Credit: Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press).

This article was published by the Detroit Free Press.

The Detroit Lions wasted little time looking to fill the crater-sized hole left by star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who signed a record deal in free agency with the Miami Dolphins last March.

Just two days after Suh was set to leave the Lions, the team aggressively traded for Baltimore Ravens five-time All Pro and five-time Pro Bowler Haloti Ngata. Continue reading