Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Detroit Lions release Strength Coaches Jason Arapoff and Ted Rath

Sad day for the blog. Two of the favorites of this site have been released. Jason Arapoff and Ted Rath. Being a strength coach myself, I have attended may conferences and programs run by Coach Arapoff and Rath. Very professional and personable. They always had time for for others. Good men.

Here is a tribute:

Ted Rath with Mr.C

Ted Rath and Jason
great Lawrence Jackson

Ted and Jason give some dap to the Blog.
Good luck Men

Friday, January 8, 2016

Detroit Lions hire Bob Quinn as General Manager

Lions hire Patriots man Bob Quinn as General Manager.

Here are his jobs in New England

  • 2000-2001: Player personnel assistant
  • 2002-2003: Pro scout
  • 2004-2007: Regional scout
  • 2008: National scout
  • 2009-2011: Assistant director of pro personnel
  • 2012-2015: Director of pro scouting

He is one of the few people allowed in the draft room with Bill.

Gil Brandt said of Quinn:

"There’s nobody close to this guy as far as knowledge and ability to evaluate. He understands analytics, he understands the salary cap, and this guy, to me, is a superior evaluator of people and players."

Other general Managers who have worked for BIll:

Thomas Dimitroff Falcons
Ozzie Newsome Ravens
Scott Pioli Chiefs
Phil Savage Browns
Mike Tannenbaum Jets, Dolphins

Welcome to Detroit

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson to retire

The story finally leaked today. Sources told me on Sunday that was to happen. I confirmed it on Monday. Calvin is beat up, does not want to released or subject to trade rumors, does not want to start over with a new offense and is getting to Brittany McNorton this summer.

Calvin finishes his career with

Regular Season: 135 games 130 starts. 19 rushes 167 yard 1 td. 731 rec 11619 yards 83 td 10 fumbles lost. 17 tackles.

Playoffs 2 games 17 rec 296 yards 2 td.

Pre season 45 rec 827 yards 7 td

This leaves a hole for the Lions at the # 1 Wr spot. A free agent or early draft pick is possible.

Here is a tribute:

MR. C with Calvin

CJ and Nate

Mr. C with Brittany McNorton

CJ is the Snow at Philly

The Calvin Rule

10 career lost fumbles

Final Thanksgiving game

Only career rushing touchdown

6 pro bowls

2nd pick out GA Tech in 2007

good luck Calvin

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Detroit Lions sign 5 players to future contracts

Detroit Lions sign the following players:

WR Corey Washington
WR Ryan Spadola
OT Tyrus Thompson
LB Khaseem Greene
TE Casey Pierce

They will count to the 90 march roster March 15.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Detroit Lions 2016 Free agents

To celebrate the blog correctly picking the Lions to finish 7-9, here are the 2016 Free agents:

Player College Pos
Abdul-Quddus, Isa Fordham S
Butler, Crezdon Clemson CB
Cudjo, Jermelle Central Oklahoma DT
Ihedigbo, James UMASS S
Jones, Jason EMU DE
Lewis, Travis Oklahoma LB
Moore, Lance Toledo WR
Muhlbach, Don Texas A&M LS
Ngata, Haloti Utah   DT
Orlovsky, Dan UCONN QB
Ramirez, Manny Texas Tech OG
Tapp, Darryl Va Tech DE
Whitehead, Tahir Temple LB
Wooten, Corey Northwestern DE
Walker, Tyrunn Tulsa DT
Wilson, Josh Maryland CB
Pascoe, Bear Fresno State TE
Wright, Tim Rutgers TE

Guys the Lions might cut
Stephen Tulloch could save $ 6 mil
Brandon Pettigrew could save $2.65 mil 
Rashean Mathis could save $1.5 mil