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Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson ranked best in NFL, top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 wide receivers in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s pass catcher not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of WRs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s wide...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Smart move not to extend Suh?

The Detroit Lions opened camp on Monday and team president Tom Lewand spoke to the media, he gave his thoughts on Ndamukong Suh‘s contract negotiations.“Well, I’ll tell you, we’ve had a lot of conversations over the offseason and every one of the contract negotiations is different. In light of where we are, and most importantly getting ready for the season (and) keeping...
Via Route4Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson has company on the top this year - 2014 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Tiers

Yes, Calvin Johnson once again heads into a Fantasy Football season as the top player at his position. You know exactly what you’re getting with Megatron, and whatever he’s got you want really, really bad. No position has the separation from number one to the rest of the field as receiver, because he’s just that good, and so heavily relied on in the Lions offense. Going into...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 NFL Teams That Will Regress in 2014

Training camp action is in full swing, and fans are just now getting their first glimpses into what to expect during the 2014 NFL season. The following five teams are more likely to take a step back from where they finished last year. || Detroit Lions On paper, Detroit is a team that should do some damage on both sides of the football. However, their key components are either too...
Via The Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ RB Reggie Bush ranked 14th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of RBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s running backs...
Via cover32 - Lions
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Biggest winners in training camp

With all the hype surrounding the start of training camp, picking the most notable player is nearly impossible. Although practice has been efficient on all spectrums, three players have been able to catch the eye of their teammates, coaches, and the media. Here are the biggest winners from Detroit Lions training camp so far: 1. Theo Riddick: Theo Riddick, as with most players their...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions need Darius Slay to be their breakout defensive player

CThe Detroit Lions know what to expect from their star defensive players Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, and they believe with both them in a contract year, that this should be their best season to date. After that, the team is full of question marks. Last year’s surprises on defense came from rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah and outside linebacker DeAndre Levy. Both put up solid...
Via cover32 - Lions
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Training Camp Highlights

Traning camp is well under way, and the Detroit Lions are working hard on getting back into football form. The will of Coach Caldwell is starting to show through these players, and the drills are perfectly representing the needs of this talented young team. A lot of the young players were seen working on their footwork, and a lot of the veterans were seen doing much of the same....
Via Detroit Sports Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: #1 player to watch this training camp

The Detroit Lions kicked off training camp on Monday and the players will be putting on the pads for the first time later today. In the coming six weeks before the regular season begins, I’ve got my eye on second-year running back Theo Riddick as someone to watch. Everybody knows that Reggie Bush and Joique Bell will be the main tandem in the Lions’ run game, but Riddick...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Detroit Lions Roar Back into the Playoffs

The toughest part about the Lions getting back to the post season as they did a couple of seasons ago for the first time since the days of Barry Sanders will be the division they play in.  Perhaps reason 1A as to whether or not Detroit can be one of the six teams to reach the playoffs is public enemy number one.  Themselves!The Lions seem to beat themselves more than the opposition...
Via Route4Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Apparently Lions’ DT Nick Fairley lost too much weight during the offseason

Looking to supposedly motivate defensive tackle Nick Fairley the Lions declined to pick up the $5.5M team option on his contract once the 2015 season rolls around meaning Fairley will be a free agent. Now whether or not you thought it was going to be pure motivation for Fairley or a ploy to free up money for Suh is up for debate but the fact of the matter is the former first round...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford appears in two new DISH network commercials

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is appearing in two new commercials for DISH network while taking shots at rival DirecTV. One is titled "Day Job" and has Stafford playing a surgeon with his fiance, Kelly Hall, as a nurse, who reminds him that his telescope is on hanging around his neck when he motions for it: The other one includes animated...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: First impressions from training camp

The Detroit Lions training camp officially opened six and a half hours ago but I can’t wait to tell everyone the first impressions, news and information. I know it’s still early, I gave the players one practice before analyzing the situation, but you know what they say about first impressions. Training camp was allowed to start last Wednesday and it did for the Lions’ rookies...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Eric Ebron effect: How will Detroit’s offense look in 2014?

It has been an offseason of change in Detroit, most notably with the hiring of Jim Caldwell and Joe Lombardi to coach the team and its offense in 2014 but also with a number of new pass catching weapons added to the mix as well. We’ve covered the offensive scheme that you can expect to be employed, but in short you’re going to see a West Coast based system that takes chances...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions, Ndamukong Suh to discuss contract extension after season

The Detorit Lions will not sign defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a contract extension until after the season, reports Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com. The #Lions have tabled contract discussions with Ndamukong Suh until after the season — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 28, 2014 Lions president Tom Lewand remains optimistic that the team and Suh can agree on a deal.  Tom...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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