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The dog days of the preseason are taking hold, and the Detroit Lions are pressing through. In the meantime, there's been several newsworthy events in the past few days to catch fans up on. Here's the latest from around the web as the Lions prepare for their third preseason game.
The Detroit Free Press's Carlos Monarrez tells the unique story of Lions' rookie fullback James Bryant, who prior to his tryout in Detroit was a boxer that often wore a Hannibal Lecter mask. Yes, that's completely serious, truthful and amazing. —Detroit Free Press
Calvin Johnson is a cover boy once again. This Friday, he'll don the front of ESPN The Magazine's 2012 NFL preview issue, and he told the magazine he wants defenses to "fear him" amongst other things. After his performance last season, that shouldn't be a problem. —Detroit Free Press
As far as discipline issues go, Terry Foster of The Detroit News believes one shouldn't keep coming up. He...
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When I first heard that Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas underwent knee surgery early in training camp, my stomach started churning. To hear that one of Detroit’s best defensive players would be shut down for several weeks was disconcerting to say the least.
Delmas, while injury prone, has been one of the Lions’ most valuable players since they drafted him in 2009. His fast...
If there was one weakest link on the Detroit Lions last year, it came from the inability to sustain a consistent running game. Though many pointed the finger at the organization for not addressing the problem and replacement players for not getting the job done, it was hard to seriously play the blame game considering the rash of injuries which plagued the position nearly all of...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- It takes more than just stars to build a year-in, year-out contender in the NFL.
You also must have those later-round success stories, the overlooked talents who develop into productive role players.
Based on how Willie Young has performed during training camp and early preseason games, many are calling this a breakout year for the third-year defensive end...
My panelists and I liked the Lions chances of success in 2011 provided that QB Matt Stafford could be kept standing. As passing yards go, he didn’t just stay standing — he went soaring finishing with 5,038 yards in the air. Of course it doesn’t hurt that you play alongside of WRs Calvin “Megatron” Johnson, Nate Burleson, and Titus Young. But then again, that WR...
We already know that Ndamukong Suh does not consider himself to be a dirty player. He has been adamant about it several times in the past, as you would expect. Suh plays incredibly hard, which helps explain why he is such an intimidating presence on defense and also why he tends to be penalized more than others for late hits and unnecessary roughness. If it’s not dirty play,...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The third preseason game in the NFL is generally considered a dress rehearsal with the starters getting more playing time.
For that reason, it will be interesting to see who gets the start at right cornerback for the Detroit Lions Saturday night when they face the Raiders in Oakland.
Will it be rookie Bill Bentley, who started the preseason opener?
Seven arrests since the start of the 2012 NFL off-season, and a 2011 season that was steeped in its fair share of immature behavior leave no signs of improvement for the rowdy Detroit Lions. Long suffering Lions fans on the outside have much to be excited about as they have a talented team capable of going to the playoffs. Let’s even put aside the fact that the Lions play in...
The NFL suspended former Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
The Lions terminated his contract after he was arrested twice in Harrisburg, Pa., in one month. He was charged with three counts of simple assault for brandishing a firearm.
The Win My Fantasy League team discusses running back sleepers for the 2012 fantasy football season.
Mikel LeShoure – I have been very high on LeShoure since he got drafted last year. Yes, his torn achilles tendon would be a major red flag if not entering a less obstructed backfield picture than last year. Jahvid Best has been dealing with concussion issues and the word...
After a 2011 season in which Lions WR Calvin Johnson cemented himself as the BEST wide-out in the NFL, Megatron as he’s most affectionately known graced the cover of ESPN the Magazine’s NFL preview issue which hit’s newsstands this week.
In addition to the cover, ESPN also did an interview with Johnson which can be seen below.
Luckily I don’t think there’s any “curse”...
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With the third preseason game viewed as a dress rehearsal, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz offered no guarantee of what the playing time might be for his starters.
Detroit Lions defensive backs Bill Bentley and Alphonso Smith were next to race, with Bentley taking both sprints and even jawing a bit during his second victory, looking over to Smith – mid-flight – exclaiming, “it’s too easy.” Lions' insider Mike Mady discusses the competitive yet sincere camaraderie amongst the defensive backs.