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Given a couple days to cool down after Detroit's lackluster performance in Cleveland, Lions coach Jim Schwartz was ready to move on and focus on the few bright spots.
Getting All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson back on the practice field and adding three veteran defensive players to the roster helped further brighten the mood on a sunny afternoon at the team's training facility.
Schwartz didn't back off his postgame comments that the Lions played ''poorly in all three phases'' during a 24-6 loss Thursday night in their second exhibition game, but did find good things to say about the team's pass rush and the play of running back Reggie Bush (five receptions, 44 yards) against the Browns.
''It's been said a lot of times that preseason games don't count and don't matter. It matters how you play,'' Schwartz said. ''There were a bunch of situations where we didn't play well enough. ... I don't want to take away f...
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APNewsNow. Jim Schwartz insists that he's not trying to send any of his players a message.
That's not going to stop him from bringing in veteran players, though.
After bringing in four defenders in the wake of a poor performance Thursday in Cleveland, the Lions signed offensive tackle Kevin Haslem, who has played 10 games in a three-year career. Now on his fifth NFL team...
When we think of underrated and overrated players on a football team, we tend to search for the quarterback or the player who just got the new contract after one year of stellar play. We never think of the backup guard or the third-down pass rusher. And we never think of the coach.This might be one of those articles where a case can be made for a coach hanging on too long and doing...
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Detroit Lions have signed former Redskins linebacker Rocky McIntosh to a one-year deal. McIntosh played for the Rams last season and recorded 44 tackles, 1 sack and 1 interception. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Report: Lions sign LB Rocky McIntosh appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
Ronnell Lewis came to Detroit as a fourth-round pick with a cool nickname - "The Hammer" - and a reputation as a special-teams star in college at Oklahoma.
A year later, he's trying to hang on to a job and prove he's really not a wasted draft pick and a total flop.
"Coming in, I didn't really know what to expect," Lewis said. "Now that I do...
The Lions have looked like anything but a solid team this preseason, and it has irked head coach Jim Schwartz. Although some, including yours truly, have criticized the talent that has been assembled in Detroit, the Lions are still trying to better themselves.
Since the Lions were outplayed in every way by the Cleveland Browns, the team has added three veteran defensive players...
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was on the field early Thursday night in Cleveland, getting ready for a preseason game, and couldn't understand why stadium security was practicing chasing down a streaker.
"This one guy would run around like a streaker and they'd chase it down," Stafford said during a postgame news conference. "I was like, 'When...
Detroit running back Joique Bell and not Mikel Leshoure may be the No. 2 man behind oft-injured starter Reggie Bush.Fantasy Spin:Bell is getting more opportunities than Leshoure who was on the field for just seven plays in Thursday's exhibition game against Cleveland. Bell is a better pass receiver and had a better ypc average last season and appears at this time to be the handcuff...
The Detroit Lions are clearly not content with their depth on defense.
In the last couple days, the Lions have added three defensive players a tackle, a linebacker and a cornerback with a combined total of 28 years of NFL experience.
The newcomers include tackle Justin Bannan (6-foot-3, 305 pounds), linebacker Rocky McIntosh (6-2, 235) and cornerback Rashean Mathis (6-1, 200...
An actual, real-life streaker — not the so-called “streakers” who run on to sports fields fully clothed — bared a lot of skin (perhaps too much) as he interrupted the Detroit Lions-Cleveland Browns preseason game during the third quarter on Thursday night. Reports out of Cleveland indicate that Lions running back Joique Bell tried to […]The post Streaker interrupts Browns...
It was another unimpressive outing for the Detroit Lions in the preseason, falling to the Cleveland Browns 24-6 in a sloppy performance.
First Down: Reggie Bush
Bush was brought into the Lions organization as a replacement for Jahvid Best and potential game changer. While he didn’t change the game last night, he was the only serviceable part of the offense. Carrying the ball eight...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Lions will bring in former Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis for visit on Saturday.
Detroit is also bringing in free agent OT Phil Trautwein for a tryout on Saturday. (Aaron Wilson)
Mathis, 32, has found no reported interest this offseason since his contract with the Jaguars expired. He suffered a torn ACL back in 2011, which most likely impacted...
On Thursday night, the Detroit Lions looked like many season-ticket holders throughout the league during the preseason.
They were no-shows.
The Lions starters got off to a terrible start. They were totally lethargic and ineffective in the first half of 24-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.
Heres how coach Jim Schwartz summed up their effort during...