Found August 11, 2013 on
New York Jets
For the last two seasons, the Detroit Lions backfield has been a carousel of backs as ineffectiveness and injuries took their toll. While Joique Bell finally added a little burst to the backfield last season, Mikel Leshoure continues to disappoint. At the start of free agency, Detroit set out to fix their backfield problem with the addition of free agent back Reggie Bush. The Lions inked a deal with Bush for four years worth a reported $16 million with $4 million guaranteed in March.
Detroit has not had a 1,000 yard back since the 2004 season when rookie Kevin Jones rushed for 1,133 yards. The Lions could use a solid running game to take a little pressure off of QB Matthew Stafford. Stafford’s arm could soon fall off if he continues his torrid passing attack. In the past two seasons, Stafford has attempted 663 and 727 pass attempts respectively.
Detroit thought that they might have solved their running game woes a few seasons ago with the selection of Jahvid Best. Best’s career was ...
BEST OF MAXIM
A lot of folks are going to be talking about a lot of things after the Detroit Lions defeated the New York Jets in both teams’ preseason debuts, but one of the lesser subjects will obviously be Detroit Lions rookie kicker Havard Rugland. I wish to give the young man his due on this page.
Rugland worked the second half, relieving David Akers, and playing in his first organized...
The Lions disappointed their fans again last season. They missed the playoffs but CJ set a receiving record because they were always behind. There are a lot of players that need to step up this season. Here's a three step drop from the first preseason game. Step 1 - The offensive line, especially Reiff, did pretty well. The Jets don't have a great pass rush but they...
Norwegian kicker Havard Rugland, better known as “Kickalicious” got some great English lessons from the likes of Method Man, Raekwon the Chef and Old Dirty Bastard as he prepared for life in the United States.
That little tidbit about Rugland was shared to the Detroit Free Press by teammate Rob Sims:
The first day we’re hanging out in the hot tub, right?” Sims said. “I’m...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Its not easy to keep track of all the defensive backs who have made their way into the Detroit Lions lineup in recent years.
Injuries and mediocre results led to six different cornerbacks and six different safeties getting at least one start just last season.
Cornerback Chris Houston, in his fourth year with the club, has seen it all.
Ive probably played with...
Lions rookie cornerback Darius Slay may need to brush up on his NFL trivia. Like, the most basic of league knowledge.
Green Bay's Lambeau Field is arguably the league's most famous stadium. Housing the Packers, one of the league's all-time greatest franchises, the pigskin cathedral has been standing since 1957. That's a solid 34 years before Slay was born, so maybe...
Who knew they ever had Lions earrings?
I thought the one earring fad was over, but maybe not.
Yes, Nate Burleson is wearing a lion earring. pic.twitter.com/Oi7WfQTTZ7
— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) August 10, 2013
Detroit Lions wide receiver Matt Willis, who is in contention for the final receiver spot, participated in American Ninja Warrior during the NFL Lockout while he was a member of the Denver Broncos.
Despite finishing the course, he swears he is not a ninja.
Yes, it was only the first preseason game but we still learned a few things. Here are the five most important things we learned:5. Rex Ryan doesn't have time to watch the offenseNow, that could explain a whole lot. When asked about the interception Mark Sanchez tossed in the first quarter, the head coach replied "he never saw it"? Does that philosophy apply to...
If you’ve been around Detroit Lions training camp already this summer, you know it’s a make or break season for the Motor City’s NFL team. The NFC North runs through the Green Bay Packers, and both the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings have the potential to be 10 win teams again.
A year after Coach Jim Schwartz and GM Martin Mayhew signed contract extensions, they find themselves...
The PGA season is winding down to an end while the NFL season is getting ready to crank up. For the fourth time in five seasons, a new champion has been crowned in the last major of the PGA tour of the season, the PGA Championship. Jason Dufner experienced a fantastic week at Oak Hill but was it really Jason Dufner or was Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford actually playing...
Ziggy Ansah looked like a natural in his exhibition debut, when the rookie defensive end picked off Mark Sanchez's screen pass and took it back for a touchdown.
Detroit coach Jim Schwartz wasn't at all surprised.
''I know a lot of people were looking at us sideways when we drafted a guy that didn't have a whole lot of experience,'' Schwartz said after...
Detroit, MI The Jets dropped their first preseason game tonight, 26-17, to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. On the Jets first drive Mark Sanchez threw a pick to Detroit's first-round pick, Ziggy Ansah, which the rookie promptly returned for the first score of the game. The Lions never relinquished the lead.But that wasn't the story of the game. In fact, Sanchez regrouped...
DETROIT (AP) -- Mark Sanchez had an interception returned for a touchdown, and Geno Smith left with an apparent ankle injury in the New York Jets' 26-17 loss to the Detroit Lions in an exhibition game Friday night. Lions rookie Ziggy Ansah made an immediate impression, intercepting Sanchez's pass and returning it 14 yards for a touchdown. The 6-foot-5 defensive end from...
When the Dolphins let Reggie Bush walk this off-season it was assumed 2nd year running back Lamar Miller would be given the keys to the running game and put his skill set and quick feet to the test on the field. Miller has had the fan base and fantasy football owners excited by his potential as many has touted him to be the next stud running back in the league. Many assumed that...