Our look around the NFC North this week continues this morning with a glance at the Detroit Lions…
Celebrating a Hall of Famer
When current football fans hear the name “Dick LeBeau” they likely think of the well-respected Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator. But when Detroit Lions fans hear his name, they think of a former Lions CB who tallied 62 career INTs from 1959 to 1972.
Lions fans heard LeBeau’s named quite a bit on the Saturday before the Super Bowl because he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010 along with 6 others, including Vikings DT John Randle.
ESPN.com’s NFC North blogger (and former Star Tribune Vikings beat writer) Kevin Seifert had an interesting piece on his blog regarding LeBeau and his election into the Pro Football HOF. Check it out by clicking on this link. By the way, I’m on record as saying he’s a Hall of Famer.
We noted on Monday that much of the change over in the Bears organization was coming on the coaching staff. The same cannot be said of the Lions, whose coaching staff will enter its 2nd year together.
But there are some additions being made and rumors of possible additions that could be made. For starters, the Lions have signed former Cincinnati Bengals RB DeDe Dorsey, according to the Detroit Free Press. Also, this report mentions that the Lions might be interested in WR Donte Stallworth, who was immediately released after being re-instated from a 1-year NFL suspension.
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