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Matthew Stafford to donate $1 million for football facility at Lipke Rec Center

@Lions On Tuesday, the Lions and Matthew Stafford announced that the franchise quarterback is donating $1 million to build a football facility in the Lipke Recreation Center in Detroit.  The center has been closed, but Stafford was on hand for the announcement in conjunction with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom. The plan will cost a total...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
54 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Grading the offense

One of the best words to describe the Detroit Lions offense of this season would have to be ambitious. While they struggled throughout the year, they maintained just enough talent to keep the team alive and propel them into the playoffs, at which point they had one of their better games this season. For those of you who want to hear all about the offensive grades, here is the report...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

How far away are the Detroit Lions from getting to the Super Bowl?

It was a rough year for the Detroit Lions, who showed massive improvement only to fail in the playoffs in heartbreaking fashion. Still, it feels that they’re a team on the rise that might be competing for bigger things some day soon. Meanwhile, this weekend the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will play in the Super Bowl. They’re the top two seeds from their respective...
Via cover32 - Lions
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions QB Mathew Stafford Becomes Second Player to Throw for 300+ Yards in the Pro Bowl

Fans of the Detroit Lions are going to need some time to get over how the season ended in Dallas and can only hope that the team stays relatively intact so it can have a good chance of getting back to the post season next year. While it is only a small consolation they can be proud of their quarterback for doing something only one other player, Peyton Manning, has done before in...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions: 2014 Final Report Card

OffenseThe Lions were well-known for having one of the most productive offenses, at least in terms of yardage, but they took a step back. The Lions ranked just 12th in passing while Matthew Stafford recorded his lowest yardage total (4,257) since 2010. He also threw just 22 touchdowns, as opposed to 29 in 2013 and 41 in 2011. On the bright side, he threw just 12 picks after throwing...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Detroit Lions

With the NFL season winding down it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
Via DraftSeason
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

  The Detroit Lions have the look of a team ready to contend after having made the 2014 playoffs. They are at a major crossroads though with a number of starters set to test the open market. The Lions have to make some tough decisions. With Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley both unrestricted free agents it’s doubtful they will keep both. This is the most crucial decision to be made...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions Not Expected To Franchise DT Ndamukong Suh

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the belief around the NFL is that the Lions will not use their franchise tag on impending free agent DT Ndamukong Suh in the coming weeks. Schefter suggested that the Lions could consider using their transition tag on him, which gives Detroit the right of first refusal to match any offer Suh would receive on the open market. The transition tag...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Broyles Could Be Entering His Final Season With Lions

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes that former second-round pick WR Ryan Broyles is likely down to his final opportunity with the Lions. Lions GM Martin Mayhew mentioned a few weeks ago that he’s looking forward to seeing Broyles develops in the coming months after he was relegated to the bench for much of the 2014 season. “I would have loved to have seen him get...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lions Should Not Re-Sign Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh, who will easily be one of the most coveted targets in free agency, stood upon the podium after the Detroit Lions' playoff loss against the Dallas Cowboys, with tear-filled eyes and a muffled voice. Suh asked the media to shy away from questions upon his future with the team. Though his tears seemed sincere, his attitude in many other regards didn't. It appears Suh...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Life Doesn't Suck At All For Detroit Lions QB Mathew Stafford

If there was one person in the NFL most guys wouldn't mind trading places with it would probably be Detroit Lions quarterback Mathew Stafford. Yes, there are guys on better teams that are more likely to make it to the Super Bowl, but the Lions are a pretty good team. As long as they don't lose any of their key pieces they should be in the mix again next season as well.When it comes...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Levy's snub from Pro Bowl glaring mistake

The Pro Bowl can be considered a farce for many reasons, but this year none more so than the absence of Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy. All Levy did was lead the NFL in solo tackles with 117 -- 16 more than anybody else -- and finish second overall in combined tackles (151), two behind Carolina's Luke Kuechly. A total of six outside linebackers were selected for Sunday's game...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bad Lip Reading spoofs Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell

The bad news is the NFL season is almost over. The good news is that means it’s time for Bad Lip Reading to release their annual spoof of the NFL. This year they got Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, among many others. Check it out: Hilarious. You may also be interested in: VIDEO: Bad Lip Reading spoofs Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell READ: The Detroit Lions explain...
Via cover32 - Lions
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Five Most Surprising Defensive Players of 2014

The Detroit Lions, fronted by their second-ranked defense, made it to an 11-5 record and their first playoff berth since 2011.The Lions' defense was a hard-nosed, rugged entity that slammed the door shut on many opposing teams. Detroit's stingy defense ranked first against the run, while accumulating 42 sacks.First-year defensive coordinator Teryl Austin did a marvelous job with...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

READ: The Detroit Lions explain why they dumped Dominic Raiola after 14 years

When you’ve been with someone for 14 years it’s hard to break it off no matter what they have done. Such is the case for the Detroit Lions and center Dominic Raiola, who will not be back with the team next season. Today Jim Caldwell and Martin Mayhew released statements explaining the decision: Statements from Martin Mayhew & Jim Caldwell on Dominic Raiola: http://t.co/5BvDUxfvuR...
Via cover32 - Lions
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions inform Dominic Raiola they will not re-sign him

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports After 14 seasons in the middle of the offensive line and countless boneheaded moves, Dominic Raiola has put on a Lions uniform for the last time. The team informed him Monday that they will not re-sign the free agent. Raiola had played in every game of his fourteen-year career, which is actually pretty amazing, until he was suspended for the week 17 game...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things the Detroit Lions need to do this off season

Signing Suh is priority #1 for the Detroit Lions this offseason (Credit: Bleacher Report) Now that the season is over for the Lions, it is time to focus on what to do in this off season. Now, there is still plenty of time before the next season starts, but they need to consider these three things in order to make their team better next year. Find a 3rd wide receiver. It was obvious...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Offseason Musts

The Detroit Lions had an impressive, enjoyable 11-5 2014 season, upgrading from their abysmal 7-9 2013 season. The Lions had a top-three defense, boasted a lot of young talent, and clinched their first playoff berth since 2011.Not so fast; Detroit can't tip their caps just yet -- we all know what happened when they did after their magical 2011 season: collapsed two seasons back-to...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Desmond Howard Believes The NCAA Should Give Reggie Bush His Heisman Back In Light Of PSU Decision

With today’s news that the NCAA would be reinstating the 111 wins previously stripped from Joe Paterno after the Jerry Sandusky scandal, many are looking for USC and 2005 Heisman Trohpy winner Reggie Bush to receive similar lenience. Bush succinctly voiced his displeasure with the situation on Twitter earlier today, and now another Heisman winner, Desmond Howard, believes that...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford’s fiancee takes shot at refs on Instagram

The Cowboys eliminated the Lions from the playoffs on Saturday and the hot topic after the game (and Monday) was a play where Lions linebacker Anthony Hitchens was initially called for pass interference. However, the officials picked up the flag after deciding a penalty did not occur. Detroit was forced to punt and Dallas would...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The end of Ndamukong Suh as a Detroit Lion

Ndamukong Suh has been one of the best players in football since being drafted second-overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2010 NFL draft. While issues have arisen about his on-field conduct, nobody could argue Suh’s production in the middle of the defensive line, helping Detroit go from afterthoughts to playoff contenders throughout his tenure. Now, after five seasons in the Motor...
Via This Given Sunday
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate Challenges Organization to “Have Best Offseason of Your Life”

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate may be new to the team, but he had some strong words of encouragement for the organization following its disheartening playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday evening (via ESPN.com). I challenged every man in here, coaches, trainers, fan base, players obviously, to go have the best offseason of your life. We see how close we are as a community...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ndamukong Suh cries after loss to Cowboys

The Detroit Lions were well on their way to their first playoff victory since 1991 on Sunday, but the Dallas Cowboys came from behind to advance to the divisional round. Ndamukong Suh did not take it well. Suh teared up while speaking to reporters after the loss. At one point, he had to leave the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Refs reverse crucial call in Cowboys-Lions game

A critical pass interference penalty in the Dallas Cowboys-Detroit Lions playoff game Sunday was changed by the referees, leading the Lions to punt and ultimately lose the game. Detroit had the ball for a 3rd-and-1 at the Cowboys 46 with 8:25 left, leading 20-17. Matt Stafford attempted a pass to tight end Brandon Pettigrew, but...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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