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Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson had a historic 2012 season, setting a new NFL record with 1,964 receiving yards. Perhaps his most impressive feat is that he did this despite going against Richard Sherman and Charles Tillman, the two cornerbacks who made the All-Pro team, in three of his 16 games. In other words, [...]The post A closer look at Calvin Johnson’s historic 2012 season by Jon Vander Woude appeared first on WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network.
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The Detroit Lions really stole the show on the second day of 2013 NFL Free Agency with the re-signing of CB Chris Houston and additions of ex-Seahawks DT Jason Jones, ex-Dolphins RB Reggie Bush and ex-Texans safety Glover Quin.
Albeit Detroit has been very quite on the open market since then (only re-signing center Dylan Gandy and safety Louis Delmas and announcing the retirement...
The search in Detroit for a compliment to Calvin Johnson at wide receiver is in full swing, at the same time interest in former Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is also heating up. DHB met with the Colts earlier this week, and is now scheduled to visit the Lions.
The Lions have Nate Burleson returning, but he’s 32. They still have the promising but...
Some would say that it looks like Lions tough guy Ndamukong Suh plays for blood. On the football field, trainers throw tape a bandage on the wound and the player re-enters the game. When you’re in the pool and equipped with only your swim trunks, it’s a different story.
Suh’s reality television debut on ABC’s “Splash” quickly became his reality television...
To go from the playoffs to 4-12 in one season, some individual performances had to regress significantly.
To go back the other way -- and return to contention in 2013 - the Detroit Lions will need certain players to make a turnaround.
Here are five who could have a major impact if they can take their production to a higher level:
1. Cornerback Bill Bentley
The Lions improved...
Ndamukong Suh was eliminated from the Splash diving competition faster than the Detroit Lions were from playoff contention last season.
After much hype and training, Suh got voted off Tuesday night after his first appearance on the ABC reality TV show that is in its second week on the air.
It came down to a dive-off between Suh, the Lions 6-foot-4, 307-pound defensive tackle, and...
Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz says running backs Joique Bell and Mikel Leshoure will still be part of the Lions offense, according to a report from detroitlions.com, but we don't see how.Fantasy Spin:Bush figures to be the starter and the pass receiver and Leshoure should get the short yardage and goal line work. Barring injury, that obviously would leave Bell, who caught 52...
Over the next week or so I will be looking at each team division by division to see exactly where each of them stands now that the bulk of free agency is completed. There were teams that raised their stock and teams that saw theirs plummet. Today I start with the NFC North.
The Lions made some solid moves during free agency that will certainly raise their expectations...
The Detroit Lions are set to host wide receiver Darius Heyward-Bey
today, according to Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press.
Birkett points out that the Lions are in need of a wide out
that can stretch the field opposite All-Pro Calvin Johnson. Heyward-Bey is
known for his speed, as it’s what had most to do with him being selected
seventh-overall by the Oakland Raiders...
In the continuing search to find a complimentary receiver for Calvin Johnson, a report on Tuesday suggests that the Detroit Lions have scheduled a visit with free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. Nate Burleson is slated to return after re-working his deal but he will be turning 32 prior to the start of the 2013 regular season. The Lions thought they had found a speedy threat...
Dez Bryant is still a young player and believes he can do a lot more than he has so far. He's hoping to crack 2,000 receiving yards.