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Laken Tomlinson: Lions are 'at the brink of greatness'

Detroit Lions guard Laken Tomlinson, a first-round pick out of Duke in this year's draft, has no shortage of confidence in his new team."We're at the brink of greatness, you know?" Tomlinson said, per Carlos Monarrez and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. "We've just got to keep working every week and obviously on some stuff -- like penalties and stuff like that -- we've got...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Yeldon gets truck-sticked by LB after receiving goal-line carry (video)

Welcome to the NFL, T.J. Yeldon. The game is fast and everyone—in all three levels of the defense—hits hard. Yeldon now knows that after the vicious hit he took during the second quarter of Friday’s preseason matchup against the Detroit Lions. The Alabama product received the ball at the one-yard line and dove for the end zone, but was met by linebacker Stephen Tulloch. Tulloch...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jaguars QB Chad Henne Flattened By Lions Defensive Tackles

When the Detroit Lions lost Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley there were many that were concerned about the state of the Lions defensive front. Well-after three preseason games it is safe to say the guys they have are not half bad. Will they replace Suh? No-you can't replace a player of his caliber. You just figure out how to move.From the looks of it they are moving along rather well...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah Trucks Over Jaguars Defender During Screen Play

Word coming out of Detroit is that the team is going to use a running back by committee approach when the regular season starts. Most expect rookie Ameer Abdullah to be the main man, but the team is making it sound like that is not the case. However. after he makes a few plays like the screen play he had against Jacksonville Friday night we'll see a bit more of Abdullah than the...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions season preview: Defensive backs

This is part seven of the Detroit Lions season preview. The defensive backs will be the focus of this piece, as a group that improved drastically a year ago looks to continue progressing this season. What we know Rashean Mathis. For years, the Lions’ defensive backs were terrible at tackling and prone to giving up big plays. Whoever was playing corner seemed to be inept regardless...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate Makes It Look So Easy Against Jacksonville'e Defense

The Detroit Lions have to be real happy the Seattle Seahawks didn't try real hard to hold on to Golden Tate a couple years ago. He caught 99 balls for over 1300 yards last season, and after being in the system for over a year there is no reason to think he will not do better this season. It will be fun to watch teams try to cover him and Calvin Johnson this season.Tate alone was...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: TJ Yeldon gets crushed in brutal goal-line collision

    The good news is TJ Yeldon scored the first preseason touchdown of his NFL career. The bad news is he paid a huge price. The former Alabama running back scored on a 1-yard dive in the second quarter of Jacksonville’s preseason contest with the Detroit Lions Friday. The rookie dove over a pile at the goal line and was met by a vicious hit from linebacker Stephen Tulloch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What to watch for from the Detroit Lions tonight in Jacksonville

The Detroit Lions are in Jacksonville tonight to square off against the Jaguars. This should be the last significant playing time the starters will get before the Lions open up against the Chargers. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier fan bases Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen this week in the preseason First and 10: Contenders that won’t even make the...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions ahead of Detroit Lions versus Jacksonville Jaguars

On the eve of NFL preseason week three, there are many questions that will be answered across the league. The third week of the preseason is usually when the starters end up playing three quarters of the game. What can fans expect when the Detroit Lions and the Jacksonville Jaguars square off Friday night? The Lions wide receiver situation is questionable after roster locks Calvin...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Madden NFL 16 glitch features invisible Lions cornerback (GIF)

The long-awaited EA Sports Madden NFL 16 video game was released on Tuesday. As has been the case in past Madden releases, there are a few glitches that need to be worked out, but the odd nature of the glitches makes for some hilarious videos.This year's edition of Madden glitches features an invisible Detroit Lions cornerback. Watch him take advantage of the situation for a pick...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions RB Zenner puts med school on hold to pursue NFL career

Detroit Lions running back Zach Zenner has what many other NFL hopefuls do not -- options.While Zenner's primary focus is to make the Lions' final roster, the undrafted rookie has med school as a contingency plan. He has been accepted to the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein.Zenner's enrollment has been deferred until...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC North QB Rankings: Where Does Stafford Rank?

NFC North QB Ranking: 2 Click to See Full Rankings Matthew Stafford had one of his best years yet in 2014 with 4,257 yards, 22 TDs, and 12 INTs earning him a trip to the pro-bowl. Stafford has a cannon arm and takes advantage of it by stretching the field with WRs Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. That being said, Stafford’s biggest challenge is consistency and turnovers. Some...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Suh: 2015 Dolphins defense has more talent than 2014 Lions

Ndamukong Suh was a pivotal piece of the Detroit Lions’ No. 1 ranked defense last season, and the All-Pro defensive tackle believes the Miami Dolphins have even greater potential than his previous team. According to ESPN’s James Walker, Suh conceded that he cannot predict the Miami defense will indeed finish atop the league but said his new teammates have the talent to reach...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven Detroit Lions players who still have lingering injuries as the preseason wraps up

Overall the Detroit Lions had seven players not practice this week due to new or lingering injuries. None of these are season ending injuries, but it’s still just a rough way to start of the season. It will be interesting to see if any of these guys play against the Jaguars this Thursday night. Here are a look at seven guys battling different ailments. 1. Caraun Reid is a starting...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson wants to play in preseason but probably won't

The Detroit Lions will travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars in preseason action on Friday, but don't expect to see the team's biggest star take the field. Although All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson is fully healthy, the Lions don't want to risk an injury by playing him in a meaningless exhibition game. "You may expect it, but you will not get it," Lions head coach Jim...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Glover Quin clarifies ‘God’ comment about Nelson injury

Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin found himself of a media firestorm Monday by speculating it was the will of God that caused Jordy Nelson to suffer what turned out to be a season-ending knee injury during the Green Bay Packers’ preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. On Tuesday, while acknowledging what he said “upset a whole bunch of people,” Quin attempted...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven Photos of the Detroit Lions flying through the air like Superman on Monday

On Monday afternoon the Detroit Lions practiced some reach blocking drills that required them to stretch out and dive through a tackling dummy. This superman like technique makes for some pretty cool looking action shots, below are an assortment of poses from different players via Mike Mulholland of MLive.com. Check out seven slick photos of the Detroit Lions flying through the air...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions DB Glover Quin thinks ‘God meant for Jordy to get hurt’

Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin has an interesting take on why Jordy Nelson was injured during Week 2 of the NFL’s preseason schedule. He’s attributing the knee injury to a higher power. Speaking with media about the injury, Quin said he thinks “God meant” for Nelson to be hurt. “I hated Jordy got hurt, but in my beliefs, and the way I believe, it was — God meant...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: RG3 destroyed by Lions in preseason game

    Robert Griffin III may fancy himself the best quarterback in the NFL, but he sure as heck didn’t look like it on Thursday night while constantly peeling himself off the turf at FedEx Field. Griffin looked gun shy as he was consistently battered by the Detroit Lions in Washington’s second preseason game. He was hit six times on eight dropbacks, sacked three times and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 5 things to watch for during second preseason game

The Detroit Lions are without question one of the more intriguing teams heading into Week 2 of the 2015 NFL preseason. There are still quite a few question marks surrounding many positions on their roster, and they need some players to step up in a big way throughout preseason action in order to figure out how to fill those holes. Jim Caldwell helped turn the Lions around last season...
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Questions: Expectations for the Lions in 2015

After an impressive preseason opener against the Jets, what are the realistic expectations for the Lions heading into the 2015 regular season? Who’s the most important player coming out of camp and can the defense offset the loss of Ndamukong Suh? Or what about Ameer Abdullah? After an outstanding debut last Thursday, the rookie back out of Nebraska has the rest of the NFL buzzing...
Via The Majors Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Geno Smith mocked with song choice at Ford Field

    As if Geno Smith didn’t already have enough embarrassment to endure after an ex-teammate punched him in the face and broke his jaw, now he has opposing teams mocking him. The Detroit Lions whooped the New York Jets 23-3 in a preseason game on Thursday, and their greatest play may have come during introductions. According to the Detroit News’ Josh Katzenstein, the person...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Ameer Abdullah breaks ankles on 46 yard run

Detroit Lions rookie Ameer Abdullah is having a great camp and now he’s showing off in the pre-season. Check out this cut from the former Nebraska Husker… Oh hey there Ameer Abdullah. #Lions http://t.co/HxSU7WWvIy — Freep Sports (@freepsports) August 14, 2015 Fancy footwork. Cuts on dime. And can pick up 46 yards in a blink. Football fans.. meet Ameer Abdullah. #NYJvsDET...
Via This Given Sunday
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions charging media $150/game to use Ford Field's ethernet

As the NFL prepares for the first preseason games of the 2015 season, strange news has surfaced in the Motor City. Apparently, the Detroit Lions are now charging media members $150 to use their ethernet system. Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group dropped this bit of insane knowledge on the general public just hours before kickoff. Cost for using an ethernet cable at Lions games...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions rookie RB Ameer Abdullah making strong impression

The Detroit Lions are without question one of the more intriguing teams in the NFC, and there is no telling what should be expected from them at this point in time. One of the biggest question marks on their roster right now is at the running back position, as they don’t have anyone who is head and shoulders above the rest. Rookie running back Ameer Abdullah has been making a...
Via This Given Sunday
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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