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What to Expect from Detroit Lions' Offense

Jim Caldwell has always prided an offense's ability to run the football well -- yet, the Detroit Lions only amassed the 28th rank for the 2014 season.The Lions had absolutely no consistency in their running game, relying heavily upon throwing the football. Caldwell's philosophy, while it makes sense, wasn't well executed last season.While the head coach wants to limit the amount...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan And Ohio State Coaches Visit Detroit Lions OTAs

With Detroit Lions OTAs well underway, they had some visitors stop by from Ohio State and Michigan. No word on what they were doing there other than watching practice. I wonder if any of the coaches discussed schemes with Jim Caldwell and his staff while they were there. Field divided. @umichfootball & @OhioStAthletics coaches visited […] The post Michigan And Ohio State...
Via Diehardsport
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions star makes NFL’s top 100

NFL Network is doing their annual list of the “Top 100 players,” and in 2015, Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy made the list, coming in at number 66: I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/CCO9YhjN9S Top 100 Players of 2015: DeAndre Levy — Danny (@DLA816) May 28, 2015   NUMBER 66: @Lions LB DeAndre Levy #NFLTop100 pic.twitter.com/YC0cjLaFjt — NFL Network (@nflnetwork...
Via cover32
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ihedigbo attends Lions' offseason workouts

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) James Ihedigbo was on the field for the Detroit Lions' offseason training activities Wednesday. But it's not clear whether he'll stay there if his demand for a new contract is not met. The free safety asked the team for a new deal and said he would skip OTAs if he did not get one after getting 71 tackles and a career-best four interceptions in 13 games during...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dan Orlovsky remains high on Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky is a big Theo Riddick fan. Last year, Orlovsky incorrectly predicted a breakout season for Riddick. This year, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the bench-warmer is doubling down. "Theo's too good to not put on the field," Orlovsky told the Free Press. "Theo has stuff that you can't coach, that you can't teach, that...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Surprise choice emerges as clear favorite to be Detroit Lions No. 2 QB in 2015

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford could be a Pro Bowler or maybe even an All-Pro in 2015. Should something happen to Stafford, though, who would the Lions turn to? It looks like a new favorite has emerged. Kellen Moore takes step up working with 2s and yes, #Lions QBs are running barefoot. Story: http://t.co/zGfX7h2W3x pic.twitter.com/Hf2AlhMfIZ — Paula Pasche (@paulapasche) May...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Two Detroit Lions Revealed In NFL’s Top 100 Players Rankings

NFL Network has slowly been releasing their top 100 players rankings, and two Detroit Lions cracked the top 90. Safety Glover Quin is at No. 88 and recently acquired DT Haloti Ngata at No. 82. #Lions defensive player on list of @NFLNetwork's top 100 players ranked 61-70 at 9 p.m. Wed. Revealed earlier Quin 88, […] The post Two Detroit Lions Revealed In NFL’s Top 100 Players Rankings...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Joseph Fauria’s Audi, Sam Martin’s Land Rover pimped out at Detroit customs shop

Fauria (left) and Martin (right) via YouTube Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria and punter Sam Martin hit the Detroit version of extinct MTV show “Pimp my Ride” with Xzibit.  The two hit up Dynamic Customs Detroit to get their Audi and Land Rover, respectively, done up nice. Fauria’s Audi A7 L received the following: bright white 22″ rims, gloss black roof, blue...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson still has it, this catch today is insane (photo)

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson doesn’t appear to be losing a step. Based on this photo from Tuesday’s OTAs he’s as healthy as ever. Megatron was back doing Megatron things for the start of #Lions OTAs today. Full gallery: http://t.co/Fgr2m6lcgP pic.twitter.com/d7vut97Ird — Detroit Lions (@Lions) May 26, 2015 Woah. AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Big NFL stories...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Pursuing Another DT Via Trade?

It seems as though one of the NFL insiders thinks that the Lions aren’t done trying to beef up their defensive line in preparation for next season. It will be interesting to see what type of trade they try to work out, since they are already without their 2016 3rd Round pick in order to […] The post Detroit Lions Pursuing Another DT Via Trade? appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Ihedigbo shows up to Detroit Lions OTAs without new contract

Detroit's James Ihedigbo is unhappy with his current contract situation, but Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports that the Lions safety has reported to Allen Park for organized team activities despite his qualms. He did not attend any voluntary workouts this offseason. Ihedigbo is due $1.6 million for the 2015 season, and Meinke admits the defensive back's play last season warrants a...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions safety James Ihedigbo ends hold out and reports to Allen Park

Martin Mayhew finally won something… Lions safety James Ihedigbo made an appearance at Lions headquarters in Allen Park today, appearing to end his offseason holdout in hopes of acquiring a pay bump this season. Heading into the 2015 year Inhedigbo is on course to make $1.6M as part of a 2-year, $3.15M deal he signed with the Lions prior to last season. Inhedigbo also proved...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Defending Eric Ebron

Here we are. In the months of early summer without football. At the halfway point between February’s Super Bowl and the first game of the season in September. Detroit Lions fans will have various players to look forward to when the 2015 season starts. One of those behemoths of hope will be Eric Ebron. The Lions drafted Ebron with their 10th overall pick in last year’s draft....
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Projected 53-Man Roster and Depth Chart

This is the Detroit Lions projected depth chart and 53-man roster.  Right now the Lions have having rookie mini-camps but will soon be heading to training camps.  Here is who I think will fit in at each key position on the depth chart for the 2015-16 Lions season. View image | gettyimages.com QUARTERBACK 1. Matthew Stafford Matthew Stafford has been under scrutiny his...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ Glover Quin voted 88th best in NFL

Glover Quin has given the Detroit Lions two great seasons, and after leading the NFL in interceptions a year ago, his peers have taken notice. The annual NFL Top 100 players countdown is underway and Quin has been voted by fellow players as the 88th best in the league. The list, organized by the NFL and voted on by as many current players as they can get to respond, is currently...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions DT Gabe Wright Showing His Work Ethic

Detroit was lucky to land Auburn defensive tackle Gabe Wright in the fourth round, as he was projected to go no later than round three. Wright is known for his durability, playing in all 52 games of his college career. This is important no matter what his skill level is, because it doesn't matter what he is able to do if he can't play due to injury. "Durability is greater than ability...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Lions Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: When healthy, Megatron is still Elite

Calvin Johnson in his thirties could look like Alshon Jeffery in his prime. For the first time since 2011, its a valid question to ask: who is the best receiver in the NFL? While Calvin Johnson has been the unquestioned king of wideouts since (at least) 2011, he’ll be turning 30 in 2015, and after consecutive injury-plagued seasons, some have begun the process of writing off...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Levy wasn’t scared during plane walk because he’s not ‘chicken-s**t’

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy made some news a few months ago when footage surfaced of him taking a walk out onto a wing of a biplane high above a body of water. When asked how one conjures up the intestinal fortitude to attempt such a risky, death-defying stunt and not be afraid, Levy provided...Read More The post DeAndre Levy wasn’t scared during plane walk because he’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford is Really Happy with the Lions 2015 Draft

Matthew Stafford finally has some much-needed help. The Detroit Lions drafted some key players in this year’s draft, including first-round guard Laken Tomlinson. Additionally, the team chose some relief for Stafford on the ground by selecting running back Ameer Abdullah and fullback Michael Burton in the second and fifth rounds respectively. Speaking out on the selection of Tomlinson...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Lions 53 Man Roster: Offense

Offensive Line (8) Right Guard Larry Warford The Lions will likely only keep eight Offensive Lineman on their final roster much like they have in the past several seasons. I would say that seven of the eight are locked in right now, with the final spot still up for grabs. There is also a decent possibility that final spot will be occupied by a post cut down signing, as there really...
Via The Majors Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Ink Abdullah to Four-Year Deal

Reggie Bush did not end up being what the Detroit Lions hoped he would be, so they parted ways with him in February of this offseason. This made running back one of their needs in the draft, and they decided to fulfill that need in round two by selecting Ameer Abdullah.Abdullah was a good value pick for the Lions in the second round. He rushed for over 1,100 yards his sophomore year...
Via Pro Football Spot
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Titus Young avoids prison, receives probation

Titus Young will not face prison time for felony assault charges, stemming from his strange, violent behavior in 2013. Instead, the Los Angeles County Superior Court has given him a chance to change his ways, giving him five years probation, rather than lock him up. According to David Leon Moore of USA TODAY Sports, a one-year stay at Crosby Center, an inpatient treatment and therapy...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford says he 'survived' his honeymoon

Detroit Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford recently married his long-time college girlfriend Kelly Hall. One of the many honeymoon things that Stafford can actually talk about publicly is his first time trying out skydiving. Why not? If New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady can make a terrifying jump off of a cliff in Costa Rica, then Stafford could certainly jump off...
Via Sportsnaut
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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