Found June 10, 2013 on WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network:
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Turnovers are very important in the NFL. A team that gives them up runs the risk of killing its prospects, while a defense that comes up with them makes the job of the offense much easier. The difference between the 2011 Detroit Lions and the 2012 Detroit Lions demonstrates this contrast perfectly. 2011: Playoff bound [...]The post Squashing the Detroit Lions turnover bug by Russ Thomas appeared first on WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network.

Louis Delmas still feeling pain in his knees

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Can the Detroit Lions banish the turnover bug?

Yesterday, WCSN’s own Russ Thomas pointed to turnovers as the leading cause for Detroit’s regression from 2011, when the Lions went 10-6 and earned a playoff berth, to 2012, when the Lions finished 4-12, earning themselves a top-five draft pick.  On the surface, the numbers are astounding.  The Detroit Lions went from having a +11 [...]The post Can the Detroit Lions banish...

10 stories to follow heading into Lions' mini-camp

The Detroit Lions begin a three-day mini-camp Tuesday morning, the final phase of their off-season workout program before they break for the summer. They'll still be in shorts - no contact drills - but unlike their recent OTA (Organized Training Activity) workouts, these practices are mandatory. Call it a glorified OTA. While the final evaluations won't start until they...

Delmas sidelined at Lions' minicamp

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Louis Delmas, the Detroit Lions injury-prone safety, made his first off-season appearance at practice Tuesday morning. It was the start of a three-day mandatory minicamp, but Delmas wasnt able to participate because of ongoing knee problems. He also wasnt in much of a mood to talk about his status. I dont know what to tell you, Delmas said, walking off the field...

Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan thinks the Lions will rebound in 2013, ‘If we don't win it, I'll take the Lions winning it next’

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