Note: This is an opinion piece by MLive.com's Nate Atkins. DETROIT -- They were flashes, lighting up certain third- and fourth-down plays, but in them lied a spark. Miles Killebrew's 2016 season was short on volume and limited on role, but it was intriguing for a fourth-round rookie making the jump from Southern Utah to the pass-happy NFL. Coming up with a breakout candidate for the Detroit Lions isn't as easy on defense as it is on offense.
Note: This is an opinion piece by MLive.com's Nate AtkinsDETROIT -- When you think of a breakout candidate, you're trying to find the player ready to do something big that he hasn't yet gotten the chance to do. When it comes to the Detroit Lions offense, those thoughts drift quickly to the player you might have picked the year before. Ameer Abdullah was an easy choice for the Lions' best candidate to break out on offense.
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions haven't had a lot of opportunities to shore up their wide receiving corps since last offseason, but chances have come. They were already paying healthy amounts for their current group, even with the losses of touchdowns leader Anquan Boldin and speedster Andre Roberts from a thin room. They picked well out of trade range for the top three receivers in the draft, who all went in the top 10 picks.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".