Found August 20, 2012 on
Fox Sports Detroit:
Kyle Vanden Bosch
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The "Next Man Up" theory runs throughout the NFL.
Injuries are inevitable and someone has to come in to fill those roles to keep a team from falling back.
The Detroit Lions have been weakened at safety because of Louis Delmas' knee surgery and Amari Spievey's on-again, off-again headaches.
John Wendling, known for his strong special-teams play during his five-year NFL career, is one of those players trying to prove he can take on a bigger role if needed.
Wendling has started both of the Lions' preseason games. In Friday's 27-12 victory at Baltimore, he stopped one drive by breaking up a pass deep in Detroit territory and then forced a punt another time with a sack.
He's not flashy by any means, but he's dependable.
It's substance over style.
"John's a solid pro," coach Jim Schwartz said. "He's always in the right spots. He does a good job of executing the scheme. He does a good job of communicat...
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When I first heard that Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas underwent knee surgery early in training camp, my stomach started churning. To hear that one of Detroit’s best defensive players would be shut down for several weeks was disconcerting to say the least.
Delmas, while injury prone, has been one of the Lions’ most valuable players since they drafted him in 2009. His fast...
If there was one weakest link on the Detroit Lions last year, it came from the inability to sustain a consistent running game. Though many pointed the finger at the organization for not addressing the problem and replacement players for not getting the job done, it was hard to seriously play the blame game considering the rash of injuries which plagued the position nearly all of...
Most of the Detroit Lions special teamers came to training camp with decent job security.
But that's not so for the pair a punters. Ryan Donahue earned the job last season as a rookie, but a quadriceps injury midway through the season opened the door for veteran Ben Graham.
The duo has split most of the duty so far in camp and during the Lions' two preseason games and both...
Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh says that to his knowledge he has “never hurt anyone through playing the game of football.”
Before I jump into this, let me just say that GQ does some fantastic work when it comes to sports and sports writing. To mark the upcoming NFL season the magazine’s September issue features nice photo spreads of both Cam Newton and Victor Cruz as well as...
We already know that Ndamukong Suh does not consider himself to be a dirty player. He has been adamant about it several times in the past, as you would expect. Suh plays incredibly hard, which helps explain why he is such an intimidating presence on defense and also why he tends to be penalized more than others for late hits and unnecessary roughness. If it’s not dirty play,...
Detroit running back Mikel Leshoure (hamstring), hopes to play in the Lions' third preseason game.Fantasy Spin:Leshoure will miss the first two games of the season due to suspension, but could be a touchdowns maker in 2012. At 227 pounds, he's a better option than Kevin Smith or Jahvid Best, if the latter ever returns from his concussion problems.
Seven arrests since the start of the 2012 NFL off-season, and a 2011 season that was steeped in its fair share of immature behavior leave no signs of improvement for the rowdy Detroit Lions. Long suffering Lions fans on the outside have much to be excited about as they have a talented team capable of going to the playoffs. Let’s even put aside the fact that the Lions play in...
The NFL suspended former Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
The Lions terminated his contract after he was arrested twice in Harrisburg, Pa., in one month. He was charged with three counts of simple assault for brandishing a firearm.
The amazing recovery of rookie wide receiver Ryan Broyles -- and the unique approach the Lions took with him during the off-season -- might pay immediate dividends for both sides in 2012.
Many people celebrate birthdays with family, cake and a cold beverage. Nate Burleson opted for teammates, a football field and a cold tub.
The Win My Fantasy League team discusses running back sleepers for the 2012 fantasy football season.
Mikel LeShoure – I have been very high on LeShoure since he got drafted last year. Yes, his torn achilles tendon would be a major red flag if not entering a less obstructed backfield picture than last year. Jahvid Best has been dealing with concussion issues and the word...
After a 2011 season in which Lions WR Calvin Johnson cemented himself as the BEST wide-out in the NFL, Megatron as he’s most affectionately known graced the cover of ESPN the Magazine’s NFL preview issue which hit’s newsstands this week.
In addition to the cover, ESPN also did an interview with Johnson which can be seen below.
Luckily I don’t think there’s any “curse”...
Detroit lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh isn’t looking to clean up his reputation. Instead he wants to take down more quarterbacks.
“I love hitting Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler. Ben Roethlisberger, I would like to go against him, because they say he’s one of the hardest to take down,” Suh said, via NFL.com. “I see that as a challenge, so I would love to take him down...
Athlon Sports will preview the upcoming 2012 NFL season with in-depth roundtable debates with our editors and other experts from around the...