Scanning The Savanna: Detroit Lions News From Around The Web

Scanning the Savanna is a daily feature that brings fresh Detroit Lions and NFL related content to your fingertips each morning. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s scan the savanna together.

Cliff Avril has benefited from good timing the moment he came to the Lions as a third-round draft pick in 2008, but it has not been a one-sided proposition.

The Lions have gotten a payoff from Avril being in the right place at the right time — often in the vicinity of the opposing quarterback.

A Michigan man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge he phoned in a bomb threat to the Superdome during the New Orleans Saints’ playoff win over the Detroit Lions in January.

Draft Tek is a site dedicated to simulating online mock drafts, and their newest 2012 consensus NFL mock draft brings it all together like an aggregate, though trades are not allowed or considered in their system. They toss a new name into the Lions draft pool, though it’s another offensive lineman, Iowa State guard/tackle Kelechi Osemele.

So where’s the uproar for Kevin Love’s deliberate stomp of Luis Scola?

Where are the daily replays, the daily bashings from national talking heads and the Minnesota Timberwolves star being considered among the nation’s dirtiest athletes?

You’re not going to see it.

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