Found August 23, 2013 on
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The Lions are in desperate need of a quick start to being the 2013 regular season, and right now, they’re not set up to pull that off. Their biggest problem revolves around Calvin Johnson’s absence from the lineup and the extended problems that causes.
There’s no doubt that Johnson is the Lions single biggest offensive threat. Johnson sets up the Lions’ passing game by pulling coverage off everyone else on the field. Teams are simply paranoid that he’ll beat them deep, and even when he’s blanketed, he still often finds ways to get the ball.
Johnson missed his second consecutive game last night due to the effects of a bruised knee. Had the game been a regular season affair, it’s likely he would have played, but the Lions are being cautious, and that’s understandable. Still, they need him to get playing time with the offense, and that hasn’t happened much this preseason.
The Lions open the season by hosting the Vikings; then they go on the road to play the Cardinals and Re...
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Today Adam Caplan reported that recently signed Wide Receiver Chaz Schilens has been released with four other players. According to Kyle Meinke those players are listed below: @kmeinke: Lions have released Domonique Johnson, Chaz Schilens, Derek Hardman, John Drew and Ross Weaver. Must get down to 75 by 4 pm Tuesday @caplannfl: Lions released five […]
As a Detroit Lions fan I am very familiar with the personnel and the offensive scheme.
The Lions have one legit WR, he just happens to be the best in the game. They cannot run the ball, period. Their offense consists of Stafford taking the snap in the shotgun position, looking for CJ down field and then dumping off to the RB.
This gameplan could result in Reggie breaking...
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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]
Jason La Canfora reports that the Detroit Lions are in the process of making calls to acquire a starting-caliber wide receiver.
Many expected second-year receiver Ryan Broyles to setup and be the team’s No. 2 wideout this season, but he was running with the second-team offense during Thursday’s preseason game.
Detroit still has veteran Nate Burleson and second-year WR Patrick...
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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ALLEN PARK, Mich. Willie Young Mr. August taunting a future Hall of Fame quarterback.
Whats wrong with that picture?
Young, a defensive end for the Detroit Lions who was a star in the preseason last year but a flop in the regular season, wouldnt disclose what he said late in the first half of Thursdays exhibition game to draw a personal-foul penalty or why he did it.
Detroit defensive end Willie Young says he'll avoid penalties that hurt his team after taunting New England quarterback Tom Brady.
Young's taunt resulted in a 15-yard penalty in the Lions' 40-9 win against the Patriots in a preseason game on Thursday night.
After hurrying Brady into an incompletion in the New England end zone, Young grabbed Brady by the collar and said...
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...
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...
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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The answer: fumble, punt, fumble, interception, fumble. The question, of course: how did the Patriots’ first five drives end Thursday night in Detroit? This from a team tied for the second fewest giveaways in the league in 2012. The Pats couldn’t get out of their own way in the first half and turnovers weren’t the only issue. The Lions’ defensive line ran roughshod over the...
After the Detroit Lions went a disappointing 4-12 last season, they will need to step up as a team to bounce back this season. Of course, we all know it’s a given that Calvin Johnson will have another great season barring any injuries. I also expect Reggie Bush to have a great season in his first year as a Lion. He’s going to be a big threat coming out of the backfield both as...