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NFL Open Threads

Open thread: What is the biggest concern for the Lions in 2022?

There is a lot of optimism surrounding this team, but let’s take a step back for a second and figure out what still needs the most improvement.

Open thread: Which Lions 2022 opponent QB most worries you?

In 2022, the Detroit Lions face two top-5 quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen. But after them, which signal-caller should fans be most worried about?

Friday open thread: What are some of your Lions game day traditions?

We all have them. What are some of the things you HAVE to do on a Lions game day?

Open thread: How much USFL did you watch?

The league’s inaugural season wraps up this weekend.

Open thread: How few wins would it take for Dan Campbell to get fired in 2022?

Just how much leeway does Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell have in this rebuild?

POLL: Where will the Lions finish in sacks, pressures in 2022?

How big of a jump can the Detroit Lions make in defensive pressure in 2022?

Open thread: Who is your sleeper to make the Lions’ final roster?

We have the obvious starters. We have the sure-fire backups. But after that, the roster becomes murky. Which player could exceed expectations and land themselves on the 53-man roster?

Which team would you like the Lions to get revenge on in 2022?

The Lions will face several rivals in 2022, but which moment against which team would you like to see Detroit get some revenge?

Who is the best GM in Detroit sports right now?

The Detroit Pistons came away with two terrific players in Thursday’s nights NBA draft, but is Troy Weaver the best GM in the city or do Lions’ Brad Holmes or Red Wings’ Steve Yzerman hold that crown?

Friday open thread: Should the NFL adopt a more NBA approach to their jerseys?

The NBA seems to have this jersey thing down. Should the NFL try and follow their blueprint?

Open thread: Which defensive back will you be watching this season?

There are a whole lot of interesting pieces in the Detroit secondary.

Open thread: Will all of last year’s running backs make this year’s roster?

Even without notable new faces, it’s a crowded room.

POLL: How many Pro Bowlers will the Lions have in 2022?

Last year, the Detroit Lions only had one Pro Bowler. We predict how many the Lions will have in 2022.

Will any draft picks miss the initial 53-man roster?

The Detroit Lions added eight rookies in the 2022 NFL Draft. With an improved roster, will all of them make the roster once the regular season rolls around?

Sunday open thread: What NFL team is most likely to go from worst-to-first in 2022?

The Bengals did it last year. Who has the best shot at winning their division this year after finishing last in 2021?

Which Lion will become a fan favorite during HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’?

HBO will have a plethora of personalities to highlight once they arrive in Allen Park. Who will emerge as a national fan-favorite?

POLL: Which side of the ball cannot afford to stagnate for the Lions in 2022?

The two units enter the season in different places, but Detroit needs improvement from both.

Open thread: What will be the Lions’ biggest need heading into 2023?

Let’s peek ahead at the 2023 offseason.

Open thread: Which Lions player surprised the most during OTAs/minicamp?

We take a look at the biggest surprises from the Detroit Lions’ 2022 OTA and minicamp periods.

Which Lions player needs to have a good training camp?

Training camp is important for each and every player, but some players really need a shining performance to keep their role—or their job.

Which player will benefit the most from the retirement of John Penisini?

Next man up. Who will rise to the occasion?

What was your favorite moment of ‘Inside the Den’ Episode 4?

Episode 4 of ‘Inside the Den’ dropped Wednesday night. What was your favorite moment?

Open thread: Will Quintez Cephus have a role in 2022?

It will be another uphill climb for the third-year receiver, especially coming off an injury.

What is the biggest Lions storyline for mandatory minicamp?

The Detroit Lions open up three-day mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. What is the biggest storyline to look forward to?

Open thread: What is the minimum number of games the Lions need to win in 2022?

What is the bare minimum number of games the Detroit Lions need to win to make you feel confident in this team’s direction?

Open thread: What are your expectations for Jeff Okudah in 2022?

Heading into the most pivotal year of his career, Jeff Okudah has a lot to prove.

How can the 2022 Lions prove they’re headed in the right direction?

After another offseason of the new regime putting their imprint on this organization, what do the Lions have to do next season to prove to you they’re on the right track?

Who will emerge as the leader of the Detroit Lions’ defense?

There are a lot of new faces and a lot of youth on the defensive side of the ball. Who steps up and leads for the Lions in 2022?

Open thread: How will the Detroit Lions edge rotation shake out? 

There are a lot of options on the edge, but not a ton of proven talent.

Open thread: Should the Lions extend T.J. Hockenson?

After picking up T.J. Hockenson’s fifth-year option, it’s almost decision time on what’s next for the Detroit Lions.

Which Lions player returning from major injury will have the best 2022 season?

The Lions roster is full of players returning from injury last year. But which will bounce back in a major way?

Open thread: Is 2022 a make-or-break year for D’Andre Swift?

The former second-round running back has had flashes of brilliance, but injuries and inconsistent play leave his future with the team up in the air after 2022.

Which Lions 2021 rookie is primed for a breakout year in 2022?

Who will step it up in Year 2?

Saturday open thread: Do you believe in the Lions’ depth at linebacker?

After spending the "talent acquisition" phase investing heavily in certain spots on the roster, Detroit opted to make smaller moves at the linebacker position.

Which Lions player takes the biggest step in 2022?

There are plenty of players poised to breakout in 2022. Who takes the biggest step?

Open thread: Will the Lions snag a pick six in 2022?

It has somehow been three years for the Detroit secondary.