Tony Ortiz

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 04: Wide receiver Nate Burleson #13 of the Detroit Lions breaks a tackle by cornerback Jabari Greer #33 of the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz’ NFC Playoff Picture

As the NFL heads into the final four weeks of the regular season, here’s a look at the five contenders for the final three playoff spots in the NFC.

97.1 The Ticket–12/07/2011

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30: Head coach Jim Schwartz leads the Detroit Lions against the Denver Broncos Sports Authority at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz: Schwartz Talks About Suh’s Meeting

“You know, we’re real proud of him for representing our team. He’s a good guy and a really good teammate.”

97.1 The Ticket–11/01/2011

Nick Fairley (L) talks with his teammates(

Nick Fairley Doesn’t Know If He’ll Play Monday

It has been reported that Nick Fairley will play on Monday night. 97.1 The Ticket’s Tony Ortiz spoke with Nick Fairley moments ago and he said he has no idea if he will play Monday.

97.1 The Ticket–10/06/2011

Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions  (File photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz: Overheard From The Lions After The Win Over The Vikings

Center Dominic Raiola, on where this win ranks for him since he was drafted by the Lions back in 2001

97.1 The Ticket–09/26/2011

Brady Hoke. (Getty Images)

Brady Hoke: We Need To Start Better

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, on Thursday’s Stoney and Bill show…….talking about the Wolverines’ offense slow starts in the first three games of the season

97.1 The Ticket–09/22/2011

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 01:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions stands on the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Detroit won 16-6.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz With His 2011 NFL Predictions

With the NFL season set to start on Thursday, it’s time for one more set of predictions on the upcoming year.

97.1 The Ticket–09/07/2011

Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz Predicts The Lions 53-Man Roster

Here’s my guess at what the Lions 53-man roster could look like, when the final roster cut-down takes place on Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–08/30/2011

(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz With Dre Bly

Recently had a chance to catch up with former Lion cornerback Dre Bly and talked to him about a number of topics

97.1 The Ticket–06/07/2011

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tony Oritz: Quotes From Lions Player-Organized Workouts

Three notable quotes from Monday’s first player-organized workouts

97.1 The Ticket–05/17/2011

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 12: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears is pursued by Zack Follett #49 of the Detroit Lions during the NFL season opening game at Soldier Field on September 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 19-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tony Ortiz: Lions Late Round Picks

You’ll see many lists over the next couple of days on the best and worst players drafted by the Lions and the other 31 NFL teams.

97.1 The Ticket–04/25/2011