While we wait for the New England Patriots' season to end, so the Detroit Lions can officially hire their next head coach, let's knock out a mailbag. Can I vote neither? OK, fine. If I had to choose, I'd lean toward Eric Ebron. After Ziggy Ansah's injury-riddled past two seasons, I'd be surprised if the two sides come to terms on a multi-year deal this offseason.
It’s the beginning of mock draft season and ESPN’s Mel Kiper has released first. In a sight that should become somewhat familiar until free agency, at the very least, he has the Detroit Lions addressing the defensive line with the No. 20 selection. Kiper slots Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard to the Lions in that spot. “Ezekiel Ansah had a bounce-back year with 12 sacks, but he’s a free agent,” Kiper writes. “Will the Lions give him a long-term deal? Detroit’s No.
Allen Park — After finishing last in the NFL in rushing last season, it’s putting it mildly to suggest the Detroit Lions need to invest in their ground game this offseason. General manager Bob Quinn already has said he plans to add a running back, and ESPN analyst Mel Kiper, on a Thursday conference call, said the position is the team’s biggest need. But Kiper doesn’t believe Detroit needs to address the position in the first round, where they’d struggle to get value picking No. 20 overall.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".