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My friend Lisa Hernandez, who lives in Chicago, has this story to tell about the Joey Harrington jersey below (note: Lisa is coincidently a Detroit Lions fan): “I was over a half a block behind the guy, walking to my daughter’s school & was disappointed that I wouldn’t get close enough to get a picture. Then he stopped at the gate to pick up his kid. I’m not saying I have a Joey Sunshine jersey, but if I did, I’d take it off before going out in public.” Very well said Lisa. I really have no clue what is going through this guys head. The only thing that I could think of is that he is starting the “embarrass your kid” thing early and what better way to show your kid who is in charge then by rocking a Joey Harrington jersey to his school. Don’t worry, it’ll only take 10 years of therapy for that kid to recover.
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Ryan Broyles is the FBS’ all-time leading receiver, but he fell in the draft because he was undersized and because he tore his ACL late last season. The Lions obviously saw he was far enough along in his recovery at his Pro Day, where he ran a 40 in the 4.60 range, that they used their 2nd round pick on him even though they had no clear need for a wide receiver.
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After Jim Schwartz had a mouthful to say about the off field troubles of a few Detroit Lions players, Bill Ford Jr. got in on the act. For those who aren't familiar with Ford Jr. he was the one who basically greased the skids for Matt Millen to be fired since his father (William Clay Ford) was hesitant to do so.
Ford Jr. went on WJR in Detroit to express his disappointment...
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."
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It’s time for the Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley to leave Alabama for good. It may be his home and it may be where he went to college and passed his glory days, but it’s also where his friends live. It’s where dangerous situations call him on the phone and show up at his door [...]
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz isn’t second-guessing his team’s 2011 NFL Draft class… but he’s handling two off-the-field incidents regarding two different players very differently. Titus Young’s sucker punch has seemingly taken the front seat when it comes to disciplinary action, while Nick Fairley’s DUI is a somewhat quiet topic. Young’s good standing with the [...]
Detroit Lions second-year wide receiver Titus Young gets it. And Lions veteran receiver Nate Burleson is happy to see that Young indeed gets it. Young issued a statement Tuesday apologizing for his alleged suckerpunching of teammate Louis Delmas last week. During a time when the Lions’ youth has been criticized for its indiscretions, seeing Young [...]
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...
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...
Herman Moore has a stern, yet compassionate message to the young Detroit Lions whom have had recent legal troubles: Watch your step, think of your teammates, and don’t blow what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — the world is watching and reading every minute of the day. Moore understands today’s NFL. More so, he understands [...]
Lions receiver Ryan Broyles participated fully in Detroits OTA workouts Tuesday. His performance is an encouraging sign that the second-round draft picks ACL rehab is progressing better than originally expected. Broyles didnt wear a protective wrap on his knee during drills and looked solid while catching several deep passes. If Broyles is healthy enough to participate fully...
Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young problems aren't only with the sucker punch he threw a few weeks ago at teammate Louis Delmas and the reported "apathetic attitude" he displayed during OTA's. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, on Feb. 7, Young returned home after two weeks out of town to find his condominium had been broken into. Nothing...
Here are the latest Detroit Lions news and notes on June 1, 2012:
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Bill Striffler, Flickr Detroit Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz remarked yesterday how “the actions of a few have affected the reputations of not just the other guys in the 90, but also the organization as a whole and that’s not … Continue reading →
Assuming the NFLs long arm of the law, Roger Goodell, does not make good on his talks of possibly contracting the Pro Bowl, then history suggests there will be some players receiving their first paid Hawaiian vacation next January.
In the 2011 season, there were 28 first-time Pro Bowlers who got to attend the (not-so) “big game.”
So, with an off-season full of player movement...
The most recent arrest of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley emphasizes how two very talented NFL franchises have moved in opposite directions since their regular season meeting in 2011. One, the San Francisco 49ers, moving in a positive direction; beefing up their offense and keeping their defense in tact, with hopes of fighting for a championship. And two, the Detroit...