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Notes: ‘Hard Knocks’ hype—are people too high on the Lions?

Has the excitement of Hard Knocks caused folks to expect too much from Detroit?

Notes: Detroit Lions among unluckiest teams in 2021

Not that we needed much of a reminder, but the Lions were not one of the luckier teams in 2021. Just how unlucky were they? Ty Schalter of FiveThirtyEight breaks it down.

Notes: Lions drop surprise ‘Inside the Den’ video, including full Jamaal Williams speech

The Lions dropped their own training camp documentary series, giving a behind-the-scenes look at Hard Knocks, and even more on-field moments. .

Notes: Jared Goff wants to be remembered as a leader who made others better

In an appearance on The Pivot podcast, the Lions quarterback discussed personal growth, his drive to get back to the Super Bowl, and putting in hard work.

Notes: Ifeatu Melifonwu’s switch to safety smoother than he thought

He attributes the ease to his size and physicality.

Notes: Lions center Frank Ragnow back to normal after ‘survivor’s guilt’ of 2021

With his 2021 season cut short, Frank Ragnow is chomping at the bit to once again lead the Lions’ offensive line.

Aidan Hutchinson earns respect with ‘Billie Jean’ performance

He’s done his rookie duty.

Notes: Chase Young could miss Week 2 vs. Detroit Lions

The Lions may have already caught a break for their Week 2 matchup against the Commanders.

Notes: WR DJ Chark impressed by Detroit Lions’ ‘professionalism’

Lions WR DJ Chark told one reporter it’s "night and day" compared to his experiences with the Jaguars.

Notes: Lions’ legend Calvin Johnson is open to mentoring rookie Jameson Williams

Despite lingering tension between he and the organization, Johnson is willing to mentor rookie receiver Jameson Williams. ESPN’s Eric Woodyard has more on the possible pairing.

Notes: No Detroit Lions make PFF’s top 50 NFL players of 2022

No Lions made the backup list either.

Notes: Frank Ragnow raises over $50,000 with ‘Dine with the Pride’ charity event

The Lions’ star center continues to give us more reasons to love and cheer him on.

Notes: Lions jump 14 spots in offensive skill position rankings

"The Lions are on the right track," ESPN’s Bill Barnwell says.

Notes: Ben Johnson talks scheme, DJ Chark with The Athletic

The Athletic’s Chris Burke and Nick Baumgardner sat down with Johnson to watch film, and learn more on how the Lions can take the next step in 2022.

Notes: Alim McNeill poised for Year 2 breakout season, per PFF

Detroit Lions 2021 third-round pick Alim McNeill showed enough in his rookie season—and has enough working in his favor this year—that he could have a breakout season in 2022.

Notes: Peter King notices Brad Holmes’ unique relationship with players

Peter King came away impressed with the Detroit Lions GM and how he relates to his players.

Notes: Alim McNeill released a new album

The Detroit Lions big man knows how to make you move and groove.

Notes: Lions historian shares hilarious anecdotes, insight into team history

Detroit Lions’ team historian and former VP of communications Bill Keenist joined the Detroit Lions Podcast to take listeners on an awesome trip down memory lane.

Notes: Lions’ new weapons should make life easier for tight end T.J. Hockenson.

Ben Raven of Mlive hopped on the latest episode of "A Good Football Show" and talked about how Hockenson should benefit from less attention being devoted to stopping him.

Notes: Advanced statistic confirms T.J. Hockenson needs to improve his YAC

It’s not a surprise, but statistics support the eye test that Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson needs to do more with the ball after his catches.

Notes: NFC North ranks 2nd best division in running back talent

The division boasts some the leagues best backs.

Notes: Where do the Detroit Lions fall in ‘dynasty rankings’?

Once upon a time, the Detroit Lions were a dynasty. How does their history rank among all NFL franchises?

Lions coach wants to put Jameson Williams’ special teams skills to use

"He’s in every one of our special teams meetings, locked in." Detroit Lions assistant special teams coach Jett Modkins said of Jameson Williams.

Notes: Taylor Decker describes evolving preparation process in Detroit News interview

It doesn’t feel like it, but it’s been more than six years since Decker first arrived in Detroit. Heading into his seventh season, Decker shares some of what goes into his preparation.

Notes: Detroit Lions media gets a new beat writer

The folks over at The Athletic have made a new hire for Detroit Lions beat writer.

Notes: Penei Sewell, Amon-Ra St. Brown listed as potential 2022 first-time Pro Bowlers

Both seem like a sure thing tbh.

Notes: Lions legend Herman Moore names Quintez Cephus a sleeper for 2022

In what is now a crowded wide receiver room, most believe Quintez Cephus is likely going to have to work for a roster spot. Former All-Pro Herman Moore doesn’t see it that way.

Notes: AFL’s first Black starting QB—and former Lion—Marlin Briscoe, passes away at 76

The trailblazer made a brief stop in Detroit along his incredible journey.

Notes: Hall of Famer Hugh McElhenny passes away at 93

Superstar halfback finished his career in Detroit, but was already a familiar name throughout the 1950s.

Notes: T.J. Hockenson ranked 8th among top TEs of 2022

"His best football is ahead of him," one CBS Sports analyst says.

Notes: Don’t forget about St. Brown in Lions’ improved WR room

The Lions added talent to the wide receiver room this offseason. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press explains why that won’t slow down St. Brown.

Notes: Behind-the-scenes video at Detroit Lions media day

The Lions media staff has done it again.

Notes: DeShon Elliott is a culinary master in the making

Can you smell what chef DeShon is cooking?

NFLN predicts only slight improvement for Lions in game-by-game picks

Record predictions are always fun. Let’s party.

Notes: Lions scaling back James Houston’s roles hoping to highlight his athleticism on edge

The Lions sixth round pick is putting his off-the-ball linebacker duties on hold so he can focus on his edge rushing.

Notes: PFF ranks Detroit Lions offensive line in top tier

The expectations for the Detroit Lions’ offensive line is through the roof in 2022.