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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.


2011 was a great year for the Honolulu Blue and Silver, so let’s look at five of the very best team performances from this season.



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. draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. has the Lions taking North Carolina linebacker Zach Brown with the 23rd pick in his first stab at a mock draft.


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