Until the Lions defense brings the heat Patricia should feel the heat

On Monday’s during the mid 1990s Detroit Lions defensive line coach John Teerlinck placed glue and tape on paper cut outs of NFL quarterbacks and had clubhouse attendants paste mug shots over the dressing stall of any player that recorded a sack during the previous day’s game. Teerlinck might have done it himself but itContinue reading “Until the Lions defense brings the heat Patricia should feel the heat”

Shameful Lions need a house cleaning

During his final years with The Detroit Lions I often stopped by the dressing stall of defensive end Robert Porcher to talk. We did not talk football. We talked escape. Porcher is one of the best defensive players in Lions history. He is the team’s all-time leader in sacks (95.5) and made three Pro Bowls.Continue reading “Shameful Lions need a house cleaning”

No cheering in the press box still applies in retirement

What do you do now when you are watching a Tigers or Lions game with your friends and the home team does something well? Do you hug now during Covid-19 like you used to? Do you dish out high fives like you used to? Or do you do something else? We are supposed to socialContinue reading “No cheering in the press box still applies in retirement”

Can we show compassion for Lions RB D’Andre Swift?

When Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift dropped that potentially game-winning pass in the end zone during Sunday’s stunning 27-23 loss to the Chicago Bears I immediately felt badly for the young man. My mistake that day was writing about it on Twitter. I was immediately attacked for showing compassion for a professional athlete. WhatContinue reading “Can we show compassion for Lions RB D’Andre Swift?”

Toxic atmosphere prevented success for Ebron in Detroit

Tight end Eric Ebron was never going to work out in Detroit and we are all to blame for that. The Detroit Lions, Lion fans, Ebron. Everybody. You name it. For those of you who remain Detroit Lion fans, you often turn an angry eye south to grumble over the success Ebron is having with theContinue reading “Toxic atmosphere prevented success for Ebron in Detroit”

Lomas Brown prepared to rip Lions offense

Lomas Brown knows his relationship with Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter won’t be as friendly because he is prepared to criticize the offense, if need be, as the new color man on WJR’s Lions broadcast. “I know it’s going to be tricky with Matthew Stafford,” Brown said Tuesday night. “IContinue reading “Lomas Brown prepared to rip Lions offense”

WJR fumbles another broadcast firing

Jim Brandstatter  is one of us. And I thought someone should stand up for him. He is a Detroit sports fan. He wore the maize and blue of Michigan football and he is every bit a key fabric of Detroit as anybody. He is so Detroit that I used to go to my local superContinue reading “WJR fumbles another broadcast firing”

The Lions claimed Randy Moss had alligator arms

There was a kitchen that the media and Lions coaches and staff shared in the Pontiac Silverdome executive offices that became busy around meal time. It was a spring day in 1998 when I stepped into the kitchen and ran into the Lions Director of Pro Personnel Ron Hughes. Outback Steakhouse was grilling burgers andContinue reading “The Lions claimed Randy Moss had alligator arms”