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There are many reasons why Kevin Smith is a former Lions’ RB. One is the fact that he couldn’t stay healthy. Two was he wasn’t very good at playing football. Three can be summed up in the details below:
I spent the 2008 season interning in the sports department of The Detroit News, mainly covering the Tigers (not a bad gig) …and the Lions. I was 19 years old, a college sophomore from a liberal arts school. Throughout my five weeks at training camp and preseason games of that utterly defeated season, I was:
1. Told by Kevin Smith that the team would make the Super Bowl that season.
2. Screamed at by Kevin Smith that he “didn’t want no ******* ********** in his locker room with him.
3. Repeatedly asked by Kevin Smith if I had “ever copped a look” while a player was walking around naked, and when I said no, he took off his towel.
4. Forced to sit down for a most awkward “exclusive interview” with Kevin Smith offered to the paper to smooth over his locker room outbursts.
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Deadspin has the details on how Kevin Smith interacted with a Lions intern in 2008. The details speak for themselves:
I spent the 2008 season interning in the sports department of The Detroit News, mainly covering the Tigers (not a bad gig) …and the Lions.
I was 19 years old, a college sophomore from a liberal arts school. Throughout my five weeks at training camp and preseason...
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Detroit Lions DE Willie Young decided to taunt New England Patriots QB Tom Brady after his pass went for an incompletion during Thursday’s preseason game. I guess Young is unaware of the fact that this was a preseason game. Young was also flagged on the play for taunting, negating the 3rd down incompletion and giving the Patriots a first down. [YouTube]
The Detroit Lions lost one of their three starting linebackers in free agency. His likely replacement will be a familiar face.
Ashlee Palmer, who saw plenty of action on special teams last season, will join Stephen Tulloch and DeAndre Levy in the middle of the defense this season. He replaces starter Justin Durant, who's now battling for a job in Dallas.
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Lions safety Louis Delmas, when discussing an upcoming preseason match-up with the Patriots, likened Tom Brady to some kind of otherworldly deity.
Could someone please let Willie Young and his $1.2 million dollar salary know that it is the preseason and pointing a finger in the face of Tom Brady really isn’t a smart idea. The Lions are continuing their recent history of making poor decisions, and the below is probably just one in a long line of new ones to come this season. Again, I repeat… Preseason.
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It's the third exhibition game, which means more playing time for the starters, the closest the preseason comes to simulating the regular season.
The Detroit Lions take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots Thursday night at Ford Field.
The Lions would like to see the first-team offense come to life and score its first touchdown of the preseason while the defense needs...
The Detroit Lions once again held wide receiver Calvin
Johnson out as they took on the New England Patriots last night in their third
preseason game. Johnson continues to be hampered by a bruised knee, but the
Lions haven’t indicated that the ailment will keep the All-Pro from taking the
field Week 1.
Earlier this week, head coach Jim Schwartz suggested that
Johnson would be...
Lions coach Jim Schwartz was appropriately subdued after his team’s 40-9 exhibition victory over the New England Patriots on Thursday both because it’s the preseason and preseason games really don’t matter and because despite the lopsided score his team had just enough head-scratching moments to counter much of the good it did.
The defense forced four first-half turnovers...
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I’m all about being a fierce competitor, but maybe someone should tell Lions defensive lineman Willie Young to tone it down a little. Grabbing a Hall of Fame quarterback by his jersey and pointing him in the face after a meaningless incomplete pass in a meaningless preseason game isn’t exactly a great look.
That’s exactly what Young did towards the end of the second quarter...
Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas might consider Tom Brady a god, but it was pretty clear that he as in the minority Thursday night. The Lions defense pretty much beat the Patriots--and Brady--to death in every way possible on the field forcing four turnovers in the first half alone.
In spite of the whipping they were putting on the Patriots you would think that maybe the...
Lions defensive end Willie Young must have forgotten that Thursday night’s game didn’t count, since it’s only a preseason game.
Young ended up getting in the face of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the Lions’ convincing win over New England. Once again who cares if the Lions played better, the game didn’t count.
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