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USA Today prediction: Lions headed for last in NFC North

The worst record since 2012, if one writer's prediction is correct.<p>That's probably not the way Matt Patricia would like to start his Detroit Lions …


5 games the Lions must win in Matt Patricia's rookie season

The goal is to win every game, but the reality for every NFL team is there will be some losses along the way. Only two teams have ever run the table in the regular season in the Super Bowl era and (spoiler alert!) these Detroit Lions are not going to join the ’72 Dolphins and ’07 Patriots as …


Matt Patricia runs a much different practice than Jim Caldwell

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Matt Patricia’s practices at the helm of the Detroit Lions are a bit different than Jim Caldwell’s. After watching five of them …


Detroit Lions minicamp was brought to us by the word ‘intensity’

The Detroit Lions first mandatory minicamp this past week was different then in seasons past. But was it a good difference? After having completed …


Minicamp showed Matt Patricia is going to be a much different coach for the Lions than Jim Caldwell.

Minicamp showed Matt Patricia is going to be a much different coach for the Lions than Jim Caldwell.<p>Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer41d ago

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POLL: Should the Lions coaches be more composed or animated?

What kind of head coach do you prefer for the Lions?On Wednesday, we noted that Matt Patricia was tearing into the team a little bit during Day 2 of …

St. Cornelius School In Pennsylvania Gives Out Backpack Shields As Graduation Presents

The shields resist many types of bullets, shotgun blasts, shrapnel and knives.<p>CHADDS FORD, Pa. — Graduating eighth graders have received a parting …


Pennsylvania students get ballistic shield inserts as graduation gift

Pennsylvania students received an ominous graduation gift on Monday after a local business gave the departing 8th graders ballistic shield inserts for backpacks.<p>In the wake of deadly school shootings over the past year, President of Unequal Technologies Rob Vito gifted the "Safeshield," a 10-by-12 …

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Inside the Lions podcast: Observations from Matt Patricia's first open practice

MLive's Nate Atkins and WJR Radio's Michael Stets spent two hours at practice and have observations to share, plus an interview with LeGarrette …


Embarrassing Situation For The Lions

The offseason had been relatively quiet for the Detroit Lions outside of one major move. After a lengthy search, the Lions hired former Patriots …


Lions coach Matt Patricia denies 1996 assault allegation

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia is maintaining his innocence after a 1996 sexual assault allegation against him resurfaced …

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Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia denies 1996 assault allegation

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said Thursday he was “falsely accused” in a 1996 sexual assault allegation that resurfaced this week, and he indicated that the matter has not been an issue as he has climbed from job to job in the years since then.<p>Patricia held a brief news conference one day …

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Over/under on Lions wins in Matt Patricia's first season? The usual mediocrity

The Las Vegas Superbook released totals Sunday.


Detroit Lions: Matt Patricia is on the same hot seat as past coaches

The Detroit Lions believe Matt Patricia is the man to lead them to a championship, but he will still need to prove himself. The semi-biannual …


Something learned about Matt Patricia from his time at the owner's meetings -- he's not a good golfer but does enjoy reading. And that has given him something in common with former Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell. When Patricia was asked by reporters at the owner's meeting the last good book he's read, he discussed "Legacy," by James Kerr, about the New Zealand All-Blacks rugby team. In 2016, then-Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata told me he was turned on to "Legacy" by Caldwell, who had discussed the book with his team that year. Patricia said he also likes reading military books and books about the history of football, particularly referencing Paul Brown.

Something learned about Matt Patricia from his time at the owner's meetings -- he's not a good golfer but does enjoy reading. And that has given him …

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Here's what Drew Brees would look like in a Broncos uniform

We can dream, right?<p>The New Orleans Saints haven’t given quarterback Drew Brees an extension, which means other NFL teams are allowed to negotiate with him.<p>The Denver Broncos are probably a longshot to land the Super Bowl-winning quarterback, but it’s still fun to imagine him in orange and …


Detroit Lions: Matt Patricia’s defensive approach to offense

One of the biggest questions surrounding the Detroit Lions right now is what will be defensive-minded head coach Matt Patricia’s offensive approach. …


Detroit Lions Black History Month Profile: Jim Caldwell

A member of Tony Dungy’s coaching tree, Jim Caldwell helped to bring dignity and respectability back to the Detroit Lions’ organization. The first …


This is Jim Caldwell's $2.499M mansion in Franklin

Jim Caldwell's home in Franklin, Mich. is listed for $2.499 million.


Detroit Lions ex-coach Jim Caldwell is selling his Franklin home for $2.5M

Want to live like a Lions coach (or a former one, at least)? Here's your chance.<p>Six weeks after he was fired as Lions coach, Jim Caldwell is selling …


Ex-Lions coach Jim Caldwell lists Metro Detroit mansion for $2.49 million

The 8,566 square-foot estate includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two half bathrooms, a pair of offices and even an indoor basketball court.


ESPN: Ameer Abdullah needs change of scenery from Detroit Lions

The Lions' struggles in the run game have been heavily chronicled over the years.<p>They haven't had a 100-yard rusher since Reggie Bush ran for 117 …


Former Detroit Lions Coach Jim Caldwell Lists Michigan Home for $2.5M

Jim Caldwell, recently dismissed as head coach of the Detroit Lions, is also departing his Michigan home. The estate is on the market for $2.5 million.<p><b>Jim Caldwell</b>, recently dismissed as head coach of the <b>Detroit Lions</b>, is also departing his Michigan home. The custom estate in Oakland County is on …

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Calvin Johnson will always be big fan of former Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell

Receiver doesn't know much about new coach Matt Patricia, but he defended his former coach as someone who treated "everyone on the team like a man."

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WWE wrestler friend hints at Gronk retirement

FOXBORO - Dont'a Hightower was among the missing during Tuesday's OTA that was open to reporters. He was prominently featured on the team's website …


NFL News Story - Colts hire Frank Reich as new head coach | NBC Sports Boston

Colts hire Frank Reich as new head coach<p>(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)<p>By MICHAEL MAROT<p>AP Sports Writer<p>INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts' second …


Lions have set a window on Matt Patricia, Bob Quinn and Matthew Stafford

Detroit's coach, GM and franchise QB will all have their deals end at the same time. This isn't coincidence but a clear statement from owner Martha …


Lions extend Quinn's deal to match length of Patricia's deal

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have extended general manager Bob Quinn's contract to match the length of the deal they gave coach Matt Patricia .<p>Detroit announced the agreement with Quinn on Friday, four days after hiring Patricia. The Lions have not provided details on the length of …


Lions hanging onto special teams staff

Getty Images<p>Lions coach Matt Patricia has penciled in a few more holdovers for his first staff.<p>According to Alex Marvez of the <i>Sporting News</i>, Detroit …


Inside the Lions podcast: How should Matt Patricia go about creating Lions Way?

In this week's episode, MLive's Nate Atkins and WJR's Michael Stets give first impressions of the new Lions coach and break down the specifics of how …

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