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In the four years Martin Mayhew has been general manager of the Detroit Lions, the team has finished in the bottom 10 in opposing quarterback completion percentage and passer ranking three times, including 2012.
The NFL released the 2013-14 regular season schedule on Thursday exclusively on NFL.com and the NFL Network. For NFL fans, seeing the schedule for the upcoming season is like an early Christmas that drums up excitement and allows you to plan out trips to nearby stadiums to watch your favorite teams in action.
The Detroit Pistons have fired Lawrence Frank after two seasons as head coach. Frank was 54-94 as Pistons coach, including 29-53 this season. The dismissal leaves the Pistons seeking a new head coach for the 12th time in 22 years, a pattern that has dogged the franchise through good times and bad. Frank’s job had been the target of speculation for weeks.
Ex-NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, oft-floated as a potential coaching option for the Pistons, has slammed Detroit’s front office on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio. In an interview with host Chris Russo, Van Gundy addressed Detroit’s coaching carousel and the blame game played by Detroit’s management.
Justin Verlander has been quite good to start the 2013 season. You don’t need me to tell you this. Through four starts he’s accumulated a 2.13 ERA and a matching 2.25 FIP. His strikeout rate is currently higher than it’s ever been in his career, he’s only allowed one home run, and he’s issuing walks at a lower-than-league-average rate.
The Detroit Tigers did not surrender a run in the first inning in any of their first 16 games this season. Rick Porcello surrendered nine runs in the first inning in this one.
Red Wings: NHL Death Watch via Yahoo Sports
Fare thee well, Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers …The New York Rangers’ win over the Sabres ended the playoff hopes for both clubs. It’s the first time the Flyers have missed the playoffs since 2007, and just the second time since 1994-95 they’ve been out of the postseason.
It’s well documented, the Detroit Lions rarely trade down when the NFL draft rolls around. In fact, under general manager Martin Mayhew, the Lions have yet to trade back in any draft….
Best of DJC: Could Pistons Hire Phil Jackson by Tony Fischer
Could the Detroit Pistons Hire Phil Jackson? I know what you are thinking: “There is no way Phil Jackson will come to Detroit you moron!” You may be right about the moron part but Phil Jackson to Detroit is a real possibility.
This Week on DJC
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