Aug 15, 2009; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions helmets in the teams bench area with the new logo during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Stadium. The Lions beat the Falcons 27-26. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Lions Content from SideLion Report Debuts on

Announcement time: I’m now writing a weekly column for the Detroit Free Press. You can read it every Wednesday at

I’m flattered to have been approached for this opportunity and know it only comes because of the success of this site. The credit for that is due to people like you that take time out of your day to peruse our content. I offer my sincerest thanks.

For my debut piece I tackled the topic of expectations and what constitutes a continuation of the Lions’ progress as they rise out of that putrid 0-16 hole. Is a repeat of a 10-6 record and a Wild Card berth progress? History says yes.

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