Found May 17, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
PLAYERS: Shaun Hill
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
The old saying goes like this, “You’re only as good as your backup.” And many teams have found this out, including the Bears and Vikings in recent years who lost their starter and found out the hard way. Fortunately for the Detroit Lions, they have had the luxury of employing one of the leagues best backups for the past few seasons in Shaun Hill. The former Maryland product, has a knack for coming in and performing at an extremely high level. Even though he only saw action in one game during the 2012 season, his brief appearance was a reminder of his talent. He finished that appearance going 10/13 for 172 yards and 2 TD’s with no picks. And almost brought them back to a victory in a game they had no business winning. Luckily for Lions fans, Hill is under contract for 2013 because we still aren’t quite comfortable with Stafford and his health. But speaking of health, Shaun did undergo minor foot surgery during the offseason to repair a nagging injury. He is on track to part...

Lions backup quarterback recovering from minor surgery

credit: getty images Detroit Lions backup quarterback Shaun Hill is recovering from minor surgery on his foot. Hill had the surgery to repair a “nagging injury” on his left foot. The Lions needed Hill for only one game last season. Hill came off the bench to go 10-of-14 for 172 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Tennessee. Hill, 33, is one of the leagues better backup options...

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Titus Young’s girlfriend files for a restraining order after he told her, “I understand why O.J. killed his wife”

Titus Young’s girlfriend has decided to file a restraining order against him following his multiple arrests.  It sounds like he’s had some serious issues with her as well. “He would say things like, ‘I understand why O.J. killed his wife.’ He says, ‘We’re always gonna be a family and I’m always going to be his,’” the restraining order request states, per the...

Detroit Lions are first…at something

The Detroit Lions became the first NFL team to have all of their 2013 draft picks under contract, and they accomplished this feat in time for their Rookie Mini Camp.  That meant that all draft picks, including injured Darius Slay and first rounder Ezekiel Ansah, were present and accounted for on Day One. Now, having all of your rookie contract ducks in a row might not seem like...

Woman gets restraining order against ex-Lions WR

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young's legal problems are only getting worse. According to Riverside County court documents, his son's mother Marjani Maldonado filed for a permanent restraining order against him on Thursday, citing a threat of domestic violence. Maldonado first requested a restraining order May 8, three days after Young was arrested twice in one...

Reggie Bush Compares Lions To Former Saints Team

Lions running back Reggie Bush says the Detroit offense is similar to the Saints team he played with from 2006-10, according to a ProFootballTalk report.Fantasy Spin:Bush is an excellent pass receiver and should fit in well with a team that passed 740 times in 2012 (46.2 per game). He's also was able to stay on the field over the past two season which made him a viable fansty...

Stephen Tulloch Shoots Back at Pro Football Talk’s Criticism of NFL Network’s ‘Top 100′

There have been some odd inclusions on the NFL Network’s annual “Top 100″ players countdown (like Jacoby Jones being on the list at all). Whether or not one of Thursday night’s rankings falls into that category of head-scratchers depends on whom you ask. Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch grabbed the No. 63 spot in the top 100, which is voted on by players around the...

Mean Joe Greene defends Suh

Hall of Famer Mean Joe Greene took the time to defend Ndmukong Suh and the Lions defensive lineman's style of play, which previously has been described by some as dirty.

Nick Fairley: Detroit Lions have so much line talent they can’t be stopped

Nick Fairley picked up his game for the Detroit Lions last season with 35 tackles; 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and improved play against the run and pass, flashing some of the talent that encouraged the Detroit Lions to add him with the 13th overall selection in 2011. Apart from himself, he sees the Lions line as one of the league's most talented. Whether the young line will...

Do the Detroit Lions, NFL owe Titus Young?

The problems he created seemed to escalate with each passing week.  Titus Young had become, in the minds of most Lions’ fans, a first-rate troublemaker.  To the Lions’ management and coaching staff the distractions and diversions were becoming increasingly difficult to deal with and harder to defend.  At some point, Titus Young had to go.  But not before the behavior got...

Bush feels comfortable with Detroit's offense

While Reggie Bush's stint with the Saints wasn't enough for him to stick in New Orleans, it did give him an understanding of a high tempo offense. The Lions run a similar offense, and it's given Bush a sense of comfort in the offense. "As far as from an offensive perspective it's a lot like what we did in New Orleans," Bush said on NFL AM. "It...

Titus Young opened up about Mental Issues to ex-teammate

Titus Young has been the talk of the league this offseason. First, he was released from the Detroit Lions, just two seasons after the team drafted him in the second round. He had a me-first attitude, and it didn’t seem to phase him when they let him go. Shortly after his release, the receiver-needy Rams brought him in to give him a second chance – but that didn’t last longer...
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