Found July 04, 2012 on Walter Football:
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
Previewing the 2012 Detroit Lions.

Lions safety Spievey gets wake-up call

(This is the fourth in a series examining the Detroit Lions highly-scrutinized secondary.) Safety Amari Spievey already knew his lack of consistency was a concern to the Lions' coaching staff. Now he knows it more than ever since the club acquired veteran free agent Sean Jones. Spievey started 24 games in his first two seasons, including 15 last year, but that first-team job...

Justin Durant not happy with teammates off field behavior, blames 2011 season as culprit

“Smart Decisions,” is what linebacker Justin Durant wants his teammates to understand. Durant obviously feels that the Lions tumultuous off-season littered with DUI’s and drug arrests, have marred the breakout season the Lions enjoyed in 2011. Durant participated in a chat at and let his feelings be known: “We just have to be smarter regardless of age right...

Jahvid Best: “I’m a match up nightmare”

You can look at Jahvid Best in one of two ways.  A fast multi-purpose running back or a concussion prone player who will eventually get hurt. With concussions, it’s not “if”, but “when,” so while it’s the truth he can cause match up issues, “You can’t make the club from the tub.” However, Best stated to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press that he agrees...

Eric Wright arrested on drunk driving charges in Los Angeles

Eric Wright on the Detroit Lions in 2011. He signed with the Bucs this off-season (Credit: Associated Press) Last week Tampa Bay’s corner back Aqib Talib claimed new coach Greg Schiano was bringing back order to the team. Apparently, corner back Eric Wright never got the message. According to the Los Angeles Times, “Police responded to a report of an injury accident about 12...

Morning Huddle - all about decision making

This is my suggestion for how the Lions can punish players that get arrested. In a recent online chat at, Justin Durant of the Detroit Lions expressed disappointment with teammates' offseason decision making in regards to the Lions' 6 arrests. While it may seem obvious, leaders within the Lions' locker room need to step up in these situations, and hold themselves...

Ranking NFL Players By Position: Wide Receivers

    #81 Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions QB | RB | WR The 2012 season is about two months away, and it's a perfect time to rank NFL players by position. A combination of factors such as stats, overall performance, etc., determine where players are ranked. Analysis will be added very soon, I just wanted to get these rankings done first. *Player ages are how old they...

League Relaxes Blackout Rule

NFL Roundup: More on the league's Blackout Rule, Daunte Culpepper and Saints have one less problem.
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