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Michael Florek
Michael Florek is the creator and managing editor of The Detroit Hustle ( As the packs of journalists focus on the same four stories about Detroit's biggest stars, the Hustle explores the players in the margins, handing out what the third-most prestigious fake award on the internet, the James Mungro Memorial Award.

Entries by Michael Florek

Could This Be the End of the Kellen Moore Experiment?

(3) Comments | Posted May 17, 2014 | 5:35 PM

A few months ago, Kellen Moore's career took one step forward. By the start of minicamp, it took two steps back -- possibly off the edge of a cliff.

It started a few months ago. Backup quarterback Shaun Hill left the Lions for the Rams. Moore instantly moved up a...

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The Improbable Rise of Don Carey

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 12:39 PM

Back in 2012, Don Carey was one of the many on the Lions roster competing at cornerback.

He played both cornerback and safety in college but stuck mostly to safety in the NFL. Even though there were no expectations he would start, it quickly became clear that Carey's cornerback...

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Why You Should Be Following the Detroit Tigers During Spring Training

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 2:23 PM

When a team plays a 162-game season, it's hard to care about a 39-game preseason that means nothing. It's hard to watch a game when you know most of the players you're watching will be banished to places like Erie and Toledo and Lakeland when the games that matter start....

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The Lions' Resurgence Falls Short

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 6:09 PM

The Saints didn't need it; they just did it because Drew Brees could.

Brees hit Robert Meachem on a deep pass to the right down to the Detroit 1-yard line. New Orleans was up 10 with four minutes left. Two first downs won the game. All the Saints had to...

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