Found July 19, 2013 on
WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network:
The Detroit Lions opened their training camp yesterday, July 18th, earlier than any other team other than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (July 17th). As the team prepares for a successful 2013 campaign, letâs take a few minutes to get acquainted with the new personnel and address the issues facing this organization. Key changes Coming off [...]The post Training Camp Primer: Detroit Lions by Russ Thomas appeared first on WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, free agent defensive lineman Justin Bannan will visit the Lions on Monday. Itâs interesting that Bannan is still a free agent after starting 16 games last season for the Broncos. Bannan had 43 tackles and 1 forced fumble in 2o12. Â Need NFL Tickets? Loading... The post Justin Bannan will visit the Lions on Monday appeared...
After an explosive start in 2011, the Lionâs run game has lacked a certain pizzaz that caused defensive coordinators nightmares every week. Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell gave a valiant effort but could not hit the afterburners to create big plays and take pressure off Stafford and the receiving core. There is a silver lining in bringing Leshoure and Bell back for another season...
Three years ago the Detroit Lions traded up for the sparkplug they had been lacking since Barry Sanders.Â California Golden Bear Jahvid Best dropped to pick 30 in the 2010 NFL draft because of durability concerns.Â Concussions had plagued the tiny track star in his collegiate career, but his skill was salivating enough for the Lions to take a chance.
After gaining over a thousand...
Here are three under-the-radar players to watch when the Detroit Lions open training camp next week. All three could play key roles:
Cornerback Ron Bartell
The assumption is that rookie Darius Slay or one of the team's 2012 draft picks, probably Bill Bentley, will win the vacant starting job at corner.
But what if the youngsters aren't ready?
Don't overlook the 6...
With training camp opening in just a couple of weeks, the Detroit Lions have a glaring opening in their secondary. This season the Lions will be feeling the pressure from fans to make a playoff run, but that wonât happen if they canât stop teams on the defensive side of the ball.Now that the NFL has solidified the movement to a passing league, the Lions secondary will be facing...
Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford (Photo Credit:AP)
An injury here and an injury there.Â A breakout season and a busted one.Â Four seasons flew by, and just like that the Detroit Lions were quickly approaching a crossroads with the inconsistent but stat-studded franchise quarterback who is Matthew Stafford.Â Would they let him walk or keep him for life?Â The team, rightfully...
Former NFL quarterback Daunte Culpepper has reportedly lost his house in foreclosure. According to CBS Sports, Culpepper bought a 9,867 square foot home in South Florida after he signed a deal to play for the Miami Dolphins after coming off a serious knee injury. Culpepper has made his way around the league, playing for various team, but I feel no sympathy for him.
You are an average...
In December, Lions coach Jim Schwartz strongly denied a Sports Illustrated report that claimed tension had developed between him and general manager Martin Mayhew for taking chances on troublesome players last season.
But Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com wrote in a story posted Wednesday that âone will likely have to goâ based on the talk that there is friction between Schwartz...
The Detroit Lions released Javhid Best on Wednesday, ending the concussion-plagued running back's time with the team, and, perhaps his days as a professional football player. But really, it felt like a move that was four years in the making.
After suffering one of the most startling concussions you'll ever see in what turned out to be his final game at Cal, in 2009, Best...
When the Detroit Lions made running back Jahvid Best their
first-round draft pick in 2010, the team had high hopes for the talented ball
carrier. Unfortunately, those plans were stalled by a concussion Best suffered
in 2011 and continued to feel the effects of last year. Detroit ultimately
decided to part ways with Best yesterday, cutting the running back, according
to Gregg Rosenthal...
Yes, yes, yes.
I know thatâs not The Giant Ass. Thanks to all of you who told me that on Twitter. YouâŚ
Matthew Staffordâs Big Ass 4th of July
Fantasy Profile: Reggie Bush