Some might look at Nate Burleson’s statistics and think Detroit’s veteran wide receiver is making too much money. During the 2010 offseason, the Lions signed the free agent to a five-year, $25 million contract, including a reported $11 million in guaranteed money.
To “maraud” means “to rove and raid in search of plunder” or “to raid or pillage for spoils.”
In this case, the “Football Marauders” would plunder the opposition’s backfield in search of the football and/or the quarterback.
“Someone” around the league believes the Detroit Lions, who were the No. 6 seed behind the Falcons for the NFC playoffs this year, cut some corners along the way in their rebirth and stopped just short of contending that the turnaround will be short-lived in the Jan. 15 issue.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.