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Bill Bentley thought he was just OK in the Detroit Lions' exhibition opener. Coach Jim Schwartz would prefer that his rookie cornerback leave the criticism to him.
''It's not his job to grade his performance, it's his job to go play and he can play better,'' Schwartz said Sunday. ''He left a couple of plays on the field.''
The third-round selection had an interception in Friday's 19-17 loss to Cleveland and broke up another pass Schwartz thought he should have picked off. He broke up two passes in the game and had a tackle after starting opposite six-year veteran Chris Houston.
''I've got to be technically sound and know my assignments,'' Bentley said. ''You learn really quick that you have to play fast.''
He's the likely starter after supplanting veteran Alphonso Smith. Bentley and Houston have seen most of the reps as the starting corners as Detroit works to upgrade a defense that was 22nd ...
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In 2011, the Detroit Lions' stunning reversal of fortune was driven by many unique variables, perhaps the most important of which was an uptick in play and health at the quarterback position. Finally, Matthew Stafford stayed upright and played a full season. In the process, he showed fans how grand football life can be when a team finally finds "their guy" at the...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Despite their playoff run a year ago, the Detroit Lions were labeled as an undisciplined team that takes too many foolish penalties.
Guilty as charged, but they insist they're trying to do something about it.
The Lions were charged with only one penalty in their preseason opener last week, a 19-17 loss to Cleveland.
And that lone personal-foul penalty...
We hare at DJC don’t put a lot of stock in any one pre -season game, or in the score, but look to judge the Detroit Lions on what they do over the four pre-season contests. Of course even that is not a great indicator. The year this team went winless they were 4-0 in the pre-season. What we are saying is pre-season doesn’t mean a whole heck of a lot, and we are kind of glad the...
For better or worse, the Detroit Lions have the attention of their NFC North Division rivals.
The Lions are well aware of what's being said about them, according to offensive lineman Rob Sims, and they apparently plan to address it at the appropriate time on the field.
First it was Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings, who told the NFL Network earlier this summer, Theyre a very...
According to the Detroit Free Press, Jim Schwartz says Jahvid Best is still “weeks” away from practicing. He probably will not return until the 3rd preseason game at the latest. Meanwhile, Mikel Leshoure is still not 100% back from a torn Achilles and will miss the first 2 games with a suspension. Because of this, Kevin Smith will almost definitely be their week 1 starter and...
There’s some jokes in here about the Detroit Lions having half of Detroit Police Department on speed dial. Or knowing them all on a first name basis. Or getting acquainted with future suspects. But I won’t make those jokes cause this was really a nice gesture. The Detroit Lions had the biggest number of arrests this off season and it makes sense to invite the officers that protect...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Keiland Williams was with the Washington Redskins a year ago, believing he had a shot to start after showing signs of promise as a rookie.
The Redskins surprised Williams by cutting him just before last season and he was claimed by the Lions the next day to bolster their depth without then-rookie Mikel Leshoure and with...
Here's the latest news out of Allen Park as the Detroit Lions continue training camp on Aug. 13, 2012:
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The preseason opener is now officially in the rearview mirror, and unlike last year, the Detroit Lions came up on the short end of the stick and tasted adversity right away. The first team offense struggled mightily, and the Browns won the battle of the backups by sneaking in a late field goal for a 19-17 victory at Ford Field. Though this initial exhibition hunt was wildly unsuccessful...
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