12th Man Report: Lombardi named new Lions offensive coordinator

January 21, 2014
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12th Man Report: Lombardi named new Lions offensive coordinator

Well, Detroit’s new offensive coordinator isn’t Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi — though it is a close second. ESPN is reporting that New Orleans Saints quarterback coach Joe Lombardi, grandson of the legendary Packers coach, will be Detroit’s next offensive coordinator. While Joe Lombardi has never been an offensive coordinator in the league, he has...
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12th Man Report: Caldwell; right or wrong?

January 17, 2014
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12th Man Report: Caldwell; right or wrong?

The one thing we know about new Lions’ head coach Jim Caldwell is that he’s not former Chargers offensive coordinator and now Tennessee Titans’ head coach Ken Whisenhunt — obviously. While fans seemed disappointed (and a bit angry) that the Lions seemed to settle for Caldwell so quickly after Whisenhunt disappeared, the hiring isn’t...
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12th Man Report: Lions miss out on Whisenhunt

January 14, 2014
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12th Man Report: Lions miss out on Whisenhunt

But why?????? Do you remember in high school, when you’d finally summon the courage to ask a girl to prom, and then only to find out she wasn’t interested or already had a date? You’d go home, recollect on your thoughts, and try to figure out what happened; what did somebody else have that...
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12th Man Report: The demise of Jim Schwartz

January 10, 2014
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And the Death of a Salesman… Lions head coach Jim Schwartz arrived in Detroit in 2009 following the tumultuous, loss-riddled era of general manager Matt Millen. Schwartz was young and fiery and full of promise, but also inexperienced — he’d never been a NFL head coach. A day after the final game of this...
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12th Man Report: Lions’ loss improves draft prospects

December 30, 2013
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12th Man Report: Lions’ loss improves draft prospects

With the conclusion of the 2013 NFL regular season, the first 20 spots in the 2014 draft have now been decided. The Lions, who are all too familiar with a pick inside the top 10, again, find themselves one of the lucky (though actually unlucky) teams with an early pick. Coming into this past...
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12th Man Report: Lions “lose” hope

December 24, 2013
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12th Man Report: Lions “lose” hope

Two weeks ago, the stage was set on Monday night for the Lions to defeat the Baltimore Ravens and move one win closer to a spot in the 2013 playoffs. Of course, they didn’t do that. But their hopes for the playoffs weren’t over yet. With a win this past weekend and a loss...
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12th Man Report: Lions players publicly back Schwartz

December 19, 2013
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12th Man Report: Lions players publicly back Schwartz

Over the past three or four weeks, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has been under fire. Whether from fans or the media, questions have obviously been directed at the team’s leadership during this recent collapse. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press this past week, Ndamukong Suh rhetorically asked, “Am I playing for...
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12th Man Report: Lions?

December 17, 2013
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12th Man Report: Lions?

Somebody lost this game… It had been 798 days before the Monday Night Football crew had graced Ford Field with their presence. And the last time — the Lions handled the Chicago Bears 24-13, en route to a 10-6 record and their first playoff appearance in…well, in that long. And Detroit’s playoff situation prior...
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12th Man Report: Lions get signature win

November 12, 2013
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12th Man Report: Lions get signature win

It had been the difference all of these years. Every time the Lions were in a position to win, they never won. Even when Detroit was a solid team, they were always just bad enough to screw up any post-season hopes. Losing the close games. Getting manhandled on the road. And lo and behold...
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12th Man Report: Chi-Town Showdown

November 7, 2013
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12th Man Report: Chi-Town Showdown

This weekend the Lions can take control of the NFC North. What’s that? Lions? NFC North? First place? You heard me. Detroit will be playing the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field and with a victory and a Packers loss, they can gain first place in the division. Granted the Lions aren’t necessarily known for...
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