Found May 29, 2012 on Detroit Sports 360:
PLAYERS: Jim Schwartz
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
For those expecting Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz (and the organization as a whole) to be more aggressive when issuing statements about certain team members’ recent misbehavior… don’t hold your breath. It would be logical to assume that Schwartz would be more heavy-handed, delivering harsh commentary when discussing, say, sucker punches in practice, or even [...]

Suh, Fairley have plenty to prove in 2012

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions veteran receiver Nate Burleson looks around the locker room and sees the type of talent to make a serious run at a Super Bowl. "It's rare that you're on a team that actually can win the championship," Burleson said. "That is our goal." And it is a realistic goal except for one thing: How is the defense that allowed...

Should the Lions cut their losses with Nick Fairley?

Despite having more arrests than sacks thus far in his young NFL career, Nick Fairley will remain in the Motor City with the Detroit Lions. Per the Detroit Free-Press, Fairley is not in danger of losing his roster spot with the Lions, confirming “of course” the team is far from ready to cut bait with its

The Detroit Lions need to adress off-the-field-issues

Forget about needing players to get healthy, the Detroit Lions need players that can stay in the lineup and out of trouble.  Last years top two picks, defensive tackle Nick Fairley and Mikel Leshoure were arrested for Marijuana possession several months ago, and for Leshoure it was the second time in a month that he was caught. Fairley was also arrested for the second time in less...

Lions, Cliff Avril have an “ongoing dialogue”

Getty Images As Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril continues to hold out in hopes of getting the long-term contract he desires, president Tom Lewand stated that they’ve been communicating with his agent on an ongoing basis. “We’ve had conversations and we continue to have dialogue,” Lewand said. “We’ll leave the dialogue open. I talked to (Avril’s agent) Brian...

Off-field incidents piling up for Detroit Lions

After an offseason that has been tainted by a slew of bad press for the Detroit Lions, it appears as though head coach Jim Schwartz has had enough. After defensive tackle Nick Fairley was once again arrested, this time for DUI and evading police, Schwartz has spoken out. “I’m a lot of things with that; concerned, angry – there’s a lot of different words,” Schwartz told...

Ndamukong Suh ready to step up his leadership

Getty Images Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh told the Detroit Free-Press that he’s ready to step up and help the younger players on the team. “If I see a guy that needs some help and just might need a word here or (there) just to understand a little bit better, as Coach uses some of us as starters or guys that have been here a couple years that are still young that...

Detroit Lions’ Barry Sanders is the greatest running back that ever lived

He’s listed third on the NFL’s list of career rushing leaders but anyone who ever watched Detroit Lions’ running back Barry Sanders play will tell you he is the greatest running back in the history of the game. Nobody ran it like Barry Sanders. Most of the best running backs to have played the game could squeeze another three to four yards out of a busted play but Sanders made...

Nick Fairley, Titus Young back at OTA’s

Getty Images Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young and defensive tackle Nick Fairley both returned to OTA’s on Monday. Young has been missing in action since starting a fight with safety Louis Delmas over a week ago.  Fairley on the other hand was arrested this past weekend for attempting to elude police as well as driving under the influence of alcohol.  Just last month he...

Lions' Young ready to move forward; Fairley back at practice

Even with franchise player Cliff Avril away from the team and unsigned, the absence of second-year wide receiver Titus Young was bigger news last week at Lions organized team activities. Young was back at practice Tuesday and released a statement that didn't clarify the exact reason he wasn't with the team last week. Young reportedly was kept away from the team because...

Titus Young rejoins Lions in OTAs

Titus Young had been absent for Lions’ OTAs for a week or so and he was the only Lions wide receiver not present at Calvin Johnson’s ceremonial 1st pitch at the Tigers game a couple weeks ago. The Lions would not say publicly why Young was not present or even say if it was a team mandated thing or not, but multiple reports said it was for starting a fight with defensive back...

Titus Young issues apology, returns to OTAs

Following his week-long ban for sucker-punching a teammate, Titus Young is ready to return to Lions OTAs, but not without first making a statement. Young reflected back on his behavior Tuesday, indicating he’s “truly sorry” for putting both himself and the team in this position. “My recent actions have not always been up to the standards the Lions expect or the standards...

Getting to know you! 2012 BC Lions training camp

Lions set to battle it out in Kamloops As the BC Lions brief offseason draws to a close, GM Wally Buono has been hard at work trying to fill all the remaining voids on his roster. Recently the BC Lions inked four receivers in Darnell Jenkins, Mike Moore, Juan Nunez, and Correy Earls. In addition, Wally Buono also added Taylor Atwood, Nic Grigsby and Anthony Stewart, who all will...

Is Nick Fairley going from potential Pro Bowler to Potential Bust?

Could this be another in a line of draft busts, as Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley has been arrested twice in the past 54 days for violations, April 3rd for marijuana possession and now May 27th for DUI?  He may not be at the level of QB’s Ryan Leaf (San Diego #2 overall), JaMarcus Russell (Oakland #1 Overall) or OL Tony Mandarich (Green Bay # Overall), but after the 2011 season...
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