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It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
Lions wide received Calvin Johnson is used to catching footballs thrown from Matthew Stafford’s Jugs machine with NFL linebackers and safeties looking to knock his block off. Recently, he was Bristol, Connecticut at the ESPN headquarters catching passes thrown from SportsCenter anchor Lindsay Czarniak. But Czarniak was not tossing around the pigskin, but rather a carton’s worth of eggs – rapid fire.
And while Stafford’s accuracy has come under fire this past season, he’s Greg Maddux-paint-the-corners compared to Czarniak’s Ricky Vaughn in Major League.
Czarniak mentioned Stafford during the taping and threw the next egg sidearm and way wide of her target – whether that was intentional or a complete coincidence is anyone’s guess.
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The Lions started releasing players and looking forward to the offseason. They need to add some Free Agents but the draft is key.
Here is a look at the first two rounds of the draft.
1 Chiefs - Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
2 Jaguars - Jarvis Jones, DE, Georgia
3 Raiders - Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
4 Eagles - DeMarcus Milliner...
As we continue the Team Needs series for the 2013 NFL Draft, we proceed to the team with the fifth overall pick; the Detroit Lions. After making a playoff run the year before, many were expecting the Lions to become a threat in the NFC North, but they fell back to their familiar place in 2012; the cellar.
In what seemed like a rerun, the Lions lost numerous games in the same fashion...
The Detroit Lions are starting to purge their roster as the league prepares to roll into the free agency portion of the year. The Lions could use some help via free agency, but they are currently trying to clear up some salary cap issues. Last week, the team parted ways with veteran defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and they are hoping to enter talks with quarterback Matthew Stafford...
The Detroit Lions' roster makeover has turned disastrous for a Waukesha, Wisc., supplier of NFL team calendars.
It was bad enough when the Lions' 2013 calendar debuted with the month of January featuring cornerback Aaron Berry.
Berry, you'll recall, was released by the Lions way back in July before training camp even opened following two arrests in less than a month...
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has indicated that they’re going to look to extend quarterback Mathew Stafford’s contract.
Stafford’s contract will reportedly eat up $20 million under the Lions’ cap for next season. If they extend his contract, they’ll create more cap room.
“My thought on that is that we’re going to try to extend him,” said Stafford...
The Detroit Lions suffered through an extremely disappointing 2012 NFL season. After making a playoff appearance in 2011, the Lions went just 4-12 and left many scratching their heads as to why. One of the issues with the team was discipline, and many point the finger at head coach Jim Schwartz for that. But the Lions [...]
Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he remains "cautiously optimistic" Jeff Backus will be back next season.
The veteran left tackle has one year remaining on the two-year deal he signed last offseason.
The Lions are also waiting to hear from Hanson on his future. Mayhew expressed the same cautious optimism his kicker would be back in 2013.
Detroit's lack of leadership was clearly evident during last year's 4-12 season. While quarterback Matthew Stafford and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh are good players, neither have firmly established themselves as tempo-setters. Detroit lacked a player willing to put the Lions on his back and demand excellence from everyone around him, like Ray Lewis, J.J. Watts, Brian Urlacher...
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Lions Notes 2/10/2013:
Schwartz – Don’t call it a comeback
“I wouldn’t call it rebuilding,” Schwartz said Thursday. “There’s been a lot of other words used for it: reloading, whatever you want to call it. But when you say '...
For the second offseason in a row, Detroit Lions assistant Tim Walton is interviewing with the St. Louis Rams. This year, the interview is for the Rams' vacant defensive coordinator job, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas.
Last year, Walton was interviewed by Jeff Fisher to potentially be the Rams' assistant defensive coordinator and to run their...