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TGS 2015 Preview: Detroit Lions

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Detroit Lions. 2014 in a nutshell: A traditionally offensive-oriented team is carried mainly by a surprisingly strong defense (they rank behind only Seattle on that side of the ball) to 11 wins and a playoff berth, but they lose a wild-card weekend...
Via This Given Sunday
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Three sweet videos of Calvin Johnson

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has taken the league by storm as the most dangerous player at his position over the last five seasons. Megatron’s overall size, speed and athleticism have made him a player that few cornerbacks can match up against, and Johnson is making a case for himself as the best wide receiver ever. Let’s take a look at three videos that’ll amp...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Despite Suh's departure, Lions hoping to build on 2014

DETROIT (AP) -- Ndamukong Suh was as emotional as anyone after the Detroit Lions lost a hard-fought, controversial playoff opener against Dallas last season. As Suh addressed reporters after that game against the Cowboys, it was fair to wonder if that was the end of an era in Detroit, and sure enough, the star defensive tackle left via free agency in the offseason, signing with Miami...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Megatron wears a scary-looking mask while working out (PHOTO)

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson posted some eerie photographs to Twitter on Tuesday morning. Is that a gas mask? And a bullet-proof vest? Is Megatron on his way to a bank robbery? Nope, Johnson is just working out. Before speculation could get completely out of hand, the receiver posted a follow-up tweet explaining the spooky gear he's sporting. That's relieving. Johnson...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Lions LB DeAndre Levy sled down active volcano

Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy doesn’t just play with reckless abandon on the field.  He’s a madman off of it too.  On Saturday, he posted a picture to Instagram of him sledding down an active volcano in Leon, Nicaragua.  He captioned the photo: “I don’t always go sledding, but when I do, it’s down an active volcano. Leon, Nicaragua. #BigFootHostel #CerroNegro.” His...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good Will the Lions Defense be Without Suh?

Below is an excerpt from Jake Schyvinck’s NFL Defensive Power Rankings article.  Detroit Lions Power Ranking: 18 Click here to see full rankings The Lions take a serious tumble because they are really going to miss Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley.  No matter how optimistic the Detroit staff is, Haloti Ngata cannot be both of them, and probably won’t even replicate what either...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate 'excited' by offensive continuity

A certain electricity is taking over the Detroit Lions' offense heading into training camp, and wide receiver Golden Tate can feel it. "This year, hopefully, we don't have to go through that (wild-card route) again," Tate told Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. "But this year you've got to think, [quarterback Matthew] Stafford's had several offenses since he's been in the...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy shares photo of himself sledding down active volcano

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy is known for his death-defying offseasons. During a 2013 trip to the Amazon rainforest, Levy slept with a machete and survived by eating frogs, rats and piranha fish. Earlier this offseason, the linebacker walked on the wings of a biplane. He has also hiked Machu Picchu in Peru and swam with sharks in South Africa. Over the weekend, Levy felt...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit CB: Lions defense not too different than Seahawks

Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay just compared his team’s defense with the very best in the NFL today. The defensive back showed off all the confidence and cocky assuredness of Richard Sherman or Neon Deion Sanders in a recent phone interview with Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press: “We’ve got the same kind of talent they got,” he said. “They ain’t too...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Three epic Detroit Lions memes that’ll make your day

The Detroit Lions are great, and so are memes. Put the two together and you get one of the best things that a human could ever ask for. Mondays are the most non-fun day of the week, and it takes a lot to pull through the day. If you are able to take a moment, have a look through these memes for the Lions that’ll make your day. You may also be interested in: Look: Three memes...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss feels bad for Detroit Lions fans published their “Pain Rankings” for the seven NFL franchises whose fans have been going through the worst heartbreak, and of course the Detroit Lions made the list. Writer Dan Hanzus ranked the Lions fourth overall, and it’s easy to understand why: “Lions fans are still waiting. The Super Bowl will celebrate its 50th anniversary next February, and you can safely...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2015 Preview

At the close of the 2014 NFL Season, we provided a review of each team with an eye toward the 2015 campaign. While still relevant it has become clear through free agency, and the 2015 NFL Draft that rosters are taking a different shape heading into the season. Much more will change through the summer, into training camp, and finally Week 1 but with the draft now in the rearview we...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Joique Bell

Joique BellADP: 52.9 RB: 20 Joique Bell has led Detroit in rushing the last two seasons. With Reggie Bush moving on it looked like Bell might finally claim the main job for himself, until Ameer Abdullah was drafted in the second round. Some say Abdullah was drafted to take over the starting job as soon as possible. But Bell has been a solid contributor now for three years running...
Via Zone Blitz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate Says He’s Not ‘Second to Anyone’ Including Calvin Johnson

Golden Tate of the Detroit Lions has always played with a huge chip on his shoulders, and the receiver has never lacked confidence. Never afraid to utter brash statements, Tate may have outdone himself this time. As we know, Tate has a certain teammate who is widely considered the best player in the league at his position. Yet a recent interview revealed Tate doesn’t consider...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: five players on the bubble

Professional athletes fight for roster spots everyday in practice because there is always someone on the bubble of making the game day roster or being on the practice squad.  The Detroit Lions are no different, especially during training camp, which starts in a few weeks.  There will be various players on the cusp of making the roster and here are a few of the names to keep an...
Via EndZoneScore
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: five keys to a successful 2015 season

The Detroit Lions took a step forward in 2014, making the playoffs for just the second time since 1999.  The season ended in disappointment however, when they lost in heartbreaking fashion on a controversial call to the Dallas Cowboys in the Wildcard Round. The off-season was mostly quiet, minus one major loss.  Ndamukong Suh left for the Miami Dolphins, and left a big hole…both...
Via EndZoneScore
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions preseason what to look for

The Detroit Lions’ preseason is less than a month away which means get ready for a bunch of no-name players trying to keep a job. Whether it’s a special teams spot or practice squad spot, I’m not going to bore you with a bunch of names that you’re never going to hear playing for the Lions on Sundays. What I am going to do though is preview some players that you may not...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2015 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback The Lions underachieved in terms of wins and losses in both 2012 and 2013, going 11-21. However, that was largely as a result of a 6-14 record in games decided by a touchdown or less, a -25 turnover margin, and a -10 return touchdown margin. Those things tend to be inconsistent from year-to-year and, in 2014, everything swung the other way with the Lions. They went 6...
Via The Football Fan Spot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

No more excuses for Matthew Stafford and the Lions offense?

I would say that this off-season and the 2015 NFL draft could have been a better one for the Lions which seems to be the case just about every season, especially when we’re talking later round picks. Taking a look at what happened this past May in Chicago though drafting a starting left guard with their first round pick in Laken Tomlinson will definitely help an offensive line...
Via The Majors Detroit
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Megatron sends Jordan Spieth autographed football, jersey

After Jordan Spieth recently sent some flattering praise his way, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson responded by sending some autographed gear to the U.S. Open champ. When asked last week ahead of the U.S. Open and during LeBron James’ remarkable efforts to single-handedly lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory in the NBA Finals, Spieth...Read More The post Calvin Johnson...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Urinal autographed by Barry Sanders sells for $3,000

Someone just acquired an awesome addition to their restroom. According to eBay, this Barry Sanders-signed urinal sold for $3,000. Courtesy: Mike Kozan The urinal originally came from a locker room at the Silverdome where Sanders played during his career with the Detroit Lions. It was reported there were 46 total bids placed by 17 people for this wonderful piece of Lions...
Via Sportsnaut
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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