We spent much of the offseason discussing player safety and changes to the rules regarding hits. Recently, the NFL agreed to a $765 million settlement with former players. The bulk of the discussion has been focused on concussions, head trauma and CTE. Week 1 brought a boatload of offense with 63 touchdown passes and thrilling, […]

It’s time to sound the horn on the start of the 2013 Fantasy Football season. Harmon’s First-Take 2013 Fantasy Football WR Rankings are here. As with the Tight End and Running Back positions, there is absolutely zero debate to be had about which players leads this position. Calvin Johnson was tackled eight times inside the […]

The Twitterverse, social media and 24-hour news cycle this week was replete with punchlines about former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young and a trio of arrests. Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press spoke with Young’s father, who advised of a long-running attempt to get the troubled wide receiver help and support at offsite […]

The Lions lost a close game to the Packers on Sunday, but that was hardly the end of that contest. Receiver Titus Young drew two penalties and appeared to prompt a heated discussion with the coaching staff. On Monday, it was announced that Young had been sent home for a week and would miss Thursday’s […]

Over the past week, we’ve heard one million and one takes on the Ndamukong Suh stomp from Thanksgiving Day. Some have taken the outrage to laughable levels. I called for the two or three-game suspension late last week because of Suh’s growing reputation, the Thanksgiving stage and the emphasis being placed on cleaning up the […]

The Lions tried to bolster their running back situation by making a deal with the Eagles for Ronnie Brown. Jahvid Best is unlikely to play in Week 7 after sustaining another concussion against the 49ers, thereby leaving a hold in the Detroit offense. Unfortunately, the Lions have to change those plans after the deal was […]

Harmon jumped on the blower to chat up Week 5 of the NFL season with Bob Haynie and Rob Long on 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore. They start with the hiring of Robin Ventura by Harmon’s hometown team and segue into football from there. Don’t get called for the false start. Listen up now. Harmon […]

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I like bravado. I like swagger … and I have to like what I’ve seen from the Detroit offense. Sure, the Vikings got after Stafford early, but he knows the cure-all. Get the ball in the direction of Calvin and marvel at the effort.

I saw the first Tweets and notes come down the line on Mikel Leshoure Monday morning and shook my head. Longtime readers and listeners to my podcasts ( Inside The Swollen Dome on BlogTalkRadio) or the FOX Sports “Fantasy Freaks” radio show know of my man-crush on Leshoure. You need only pull up the tape […]

Jay Cutler just felt a chill down his spine. The Lions just selected Nick Fairley to team with Ndamukong Suh. The quarterbacks and running games in the NFC North just took a step back. He slipped further than anticipated, but finds himself in a fantastic situation. Suh gets the bull rush up the front and […]

Reports out of Detroit are starting to come in about the status of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. As feared in the immediate aftermath of the hit, Stafford’s shoulder injury appears to be serious. The report from MLive.com indicates that Stafford sustained torn ligaments and shoulder joint damage. Jim Schwartz would not comment on Stafford’s […]

It’s the talk of NFL Week 1. It’s the play that set the Twitter-verse ablaze this afternoon. If you’re unaware, I’ll recap it briefly — Calvin Johnson, who had been held in check by the Chicago secondary all day (the Bears got some pressure & did knock Matthew Stafford out of the game – more […]