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Jacob’s QB Countdown: 20. Matthew Stafford

Bruce Kluckhohn – USA SPORTS Today Finishing off with the orange tier of my NFL QB Countdown is a player that has never really been able to lead his team to much success. Thanks to issues with accuracy and finding a second receiver, this passer has had trouble winning in his career. He was a former first overall pick, and he gave his franchise hope after they suffered the worst...
Via The Sideline
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

No Timetable For Return Of Ziggy Ansah « CBS Detroit

The Lions placed him on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list for training camp, which begins Monday, and head coach Jim Caldwell said there is no timetable on Ansah’s return. Limited by his injury, Ansah has not gotten to practice the new defense like his teammates have, but Caldwell said that he cannot fret about how far behind Ansah may have fallen. “I coach who shows...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Defensive position by position review and Tony Dungy gets misunderstood

Detroit Lions Lions safeties are solid, but can not afford and injury(READ) Darius Slay is one starter, who else will play cornerback for the Lions?(READ) The Lions linebackers are improved, but by how much?(READ) The Lions stellar defensive line most produce in 2014(READ) Tony Dungy ends up in unwarranted controversy(READ) You may also be interested in:Weekly Rewind: Defensive position...
Via cover32 - Lions
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions have two guys named to projected 2014 All-NFL team

The offseason is officially complete, as training camps across the league started this week. Thus, it’s a good time to assess what each team has on their roster; things are pretty much set, especially in terms of starting lineups. During a four-week period this summer, the editors at cover32 determined the All-Division team for each of the NFL’s eight divisions. Today, it...
Via cover32 - Lions
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions training camp preview: Offense

With the Detroit Lions opening training camp Monday, here are three storylines to follow with the offense: FIRST DOWN Joe Lombardi, in his first stint as a coordinator in the NFL, has so many toys to play with in this potentially high-powered unit. How do you spread it around and make sure everybody is satisfied and doesn't become the odd-man out? It's a good problem to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mort: Lions not optimistic they’ll be able to re-sign Suh

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen,  the Detroit Lions aren’t optimistic that they’ll be able to sign defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh to an extension. https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/492401534744154114 Suh has only two years left on his current deal.  He’ll hit free agency in 2016. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: '...
Via Pro Football Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ndamukong Suh mulls options in Detroit

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is not just a beast on the field.  He and his agents are apparently a handful at the negotiating table as well. Sources told ESPN that the club has taken the stance that the nefarious defender may find work elsewhere in 2015. Suh’s contract negotiations have been one of the biggest issues for the Lions this offseason. Due to restructuring on his...
Via Players View
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions Aren’t Optimistic About Signing DT Ndamukong Suh To An Extension

  Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Lions are not optimistic about signing DT Ndamukong Suh to a new contract. Mortensen mentions that if the Lions are unable to work out an agreement before next season, it would cost them a staggering $26.7 million to franchise him. Suh, 27, entering the final year of his rookie deal and is in a great position to secure a huge contract...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Detroit Lions have any of the top-10 most overrated players in the NFL?

Yesterday, the fine folks at Grantland released the second half of their annual NFL trade value list, which ranks each player in the league based on how much interest they would garner on the open market. It’s an interesting list, one that is fun to compare with a similar piece cover32 posted earlier in the offseason. While there were plenty of similarities between the two...
Via cover32 - Lions
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joseph Fauria in 'The History of the Touchdown Dance'

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria is a dancing machine. The 24-year-old spent his rookie season celebrating his seven touchdowns with some serious moves in the end zone. Fauria became a fan favorite for his entertaining little numbers with his tribute to NSYNC’s “Bye, Bye, Bye” ranking as one of his top celebrations. Fauria has a lot to live up to this season — in the...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Three reasons why Jim Caldwell will succeed

As we head into training camp all eyes are going to be on the players. Questions will be raised from the depth of the tight ends, to the quarterback solidarity, all the way through to the Detroit Lions strength in the secondary. But these perceivable answers will be the result of the real question needing to be addressed during the first few weeks of training camp: how will Jim Caldwell...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Eric Ebron learning new 'move' role, already showing leadership as training camp opens

Detroit Lions first-round pick TE Eric Ebron has made a good impression with his teammates since arriving and going into his first NFL training camp, he's already looking like a leader on the team. Ebron has a lot on his plate as he learns three separate tight end positions (Y, F, and Z). His skill set which is more of a wide receiver's, allow Ebron to be the 'move...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Position battles to watch

Tate The Detroit Lions start training camp on July 28 and there are a few positions battles to keep an eye on. Detroit’s offense will largely feature the same cast as last season, with the additions of Golden Tate and Eric Ebron. The defensive side of the ball is where most of the question marks remain heading into training camp. The roster is 90-men strong right now, and that...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions open two more training camp practices to fans

The Detroit Lions have added two more opportunities for fans to watch their training camp practices, including one at Wayne State University in Detroit. The team will practice next Wednesday night on Tom Adams Field at Wayne State Stadium. Practice begins at 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but fans must pick up a ticket from either Ford Field or Wayne State...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Titus Young attacked his attorney

Yesterday we told you that former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young had been arrested again on battery charges—this time for causing serious bodily injury in Los Angeles, California. Details were scarce at the time, but we’ve now find out that the victim was actually Young’s own attorney. The attack reportedly took place at a “medical treatment center,” where Young...
Via Gridiron Grit
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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