Found November 19, 2012 on
It’s been a long time coming for 2nd-year wideout Titus Young.
After two years of immaturity and a lack of discipline from Young, the Lions coaching staff finally made the decision to bench him on Detroit’s upcoming Thanksgiving Day game against the 9-1 Houston Texans.
The coaching staff now has a decision to make: work with Young and try to get his mind right, or cut the cord and see what rookie Ryan Broyles can do.
Either way, we’ll see Broyles get his first NFL start this Thursday. Mike Thomas will be the third wide receiver for the Lions, with Brian Robiske the likely #4.
Also in line to make his first NFL start is OT Riley Reiff, who could fill in for an injured Jeff Backus at LT. Backus left Sunday’s game against the Packers with a hamstring injury and wouldn’t have practiced today had the Lions done so.
Regardless of who plays and who doesn’t on Thanksgiving, the coaching staff in Detroit has to get this team better by the end of the season.
Corrections: Also should have mentioned DT Corey Williams in the key injuries department, and Fairley played in the National championship two years ago in 2010.
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Titus Young was sent home from the Detroit Lions’ facility on Monday for his selfish behavior, and he will not play in the team’s Thanksgiving day game, MLive.com reports.
On Sunday, Lions wide receiver coach Shawn Jefferson could be seen yelling at offensive coordinator Scott Linehan on the sidelines toward the end of Detroit’s loss to Green Bay. He reportedly was yelling...
For the second time this season, Lions wide receiver Titus Young was disciplined for what is only being described as ‘bad behavior’.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, Young was sent home upon arriving at the Lions’ Allen Park training facility Monday morning. He’s expected to be out of practice for the next week and will not play in Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game against...
Jim Scwartz is trying to clean up the image and the locker room of the Detroit Lions. Considering how many problem children this team still employs, it is not going to be a swift process, but he is making it clear that the old attitude will no longer be tolerated in Detroit, as this team looks to build upon last year’s successful turnaround.
The message is being strongly delivered...
Lions second-year receiver Titus Young was benched late in Sunday's game against Green Bay. He was targeted six times, but had just one reception for 24 yards.Fantasy Spin:Young appeared to have an argument with both his receivers coach and the offensive coordinator. We don't know if it was a heat-of-the-battle one-series benching or a permanent change is status. Stay tuned.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Three weeks after having a career-best performance, enigmatic receiver Titus Young is back in the Detroit Lions' doghouse.
Coach Jim Schwartz announced Monday that Young will be inactive for Thursday's game against Houston.
Young also was benched for the final possession of Sunday's 24-20 loss to Green Bay.
"His behavior's going to have...
The Detroit Lions are benching wide receiver Titus Young this week after what coach Jim Schwartz called ''unacceptable'' behavior during Sunday's loss to Green Bay.
While the Detroit Lions have ruled wide receiver Titus Young
out for today’s game against the Houston Texans, they have listed fellow wide
receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh as probable to
Young missed practice all week due to a knee injury and is the
only Lions’ player to be officially ruled out for today’s game. Over 10 games
The Detroit Lions have had a tumultuous season and it is certainly not one that they expected or wanted. They were thought to be a playoff contender before the season started, but now after 11 weeks they sit with a 4-6 record and no chance of making the playoffs. To make matters worse the coaches are now getting into arguments on the sideline.The man yelling is wide receivers...
The Detroit Lions are fed up with wide reciever Titus Young.
The Lions sent Young home from the team's practice facility Monday, and coach Jim Schwartz said he will not play in Thursday's game against the Houston Texans, reports the Detroit Free Press.
Young's selfish behavior and repeated on-field issues have led to the Lions making him inactive for Thursday'...
I know cry baby job protecting scum when I see it and when the blame game comes out like we see in Detroit one doesn't have to look very deep to see where the problems truly lay. Bill Ford couldn't manage his way out of a wet paper bag and the Ford Family has no business owning a NFL football team. If Lions fan really wanted to solve their agony they would united in every...