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If you’ve been around Detroit Lions training camp already this summer, you know it’s a make or break season for the Motor City’s NFL team. The NFC North runs through the Green Bay Packers, and both the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings have the potential to be 10 win teams again.
A year after Coach Jim Schwartz and GM Martin Mayhew signed contract extensions, they find themselves on the hot seat. The entire Detroit Lions regime has their jobs on the line. That’s what winning four games will do to you. Especially a year after making the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
Former Indianapolis Colts GM and current ESPN analyst Bill Polian doesn’t think they’re on the hot seat though.
“They’ve had a plan, and they’re following it. First of all, it’s an extremely talented team in all the places that count. I mean, the defensive front is immensely talented. Reggie Bush adds a dimension to the passing game that they haven’t had before,” Polian.
“Stafford has all the talent and the ge
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After the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy July 18th, the Detroit Lions rolled out a new slogan in an attempt to unify the citizens. “One Detroit,
One Pride” was published as a full page ad in the Detroit Free Press three days later.
Just the text with a city backdrop and the Lions logo in the bottom corner were printed on the page.
The slogan and campaign were not planned...
The Lions disappointed their fans again last season. They missed the playoffs but CJ set a receiving record because they were always behind. There are a lot of players that need to step up this season. Here's a three step drop from the first preseason game. Step 1 - The offensive line, especially Reiff, did pretty well. The Jets don't have a great pass rush but they...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Who are you and what have you done with Ndamukong Suh?
The Detroit Lions notorious bad boy has had a reputation for being introverted and not so social, particularly with the media.
But after opening a post-game news conference last week with a cordial Hello, press greeting, Suh took it a step further Tuesday following practice when he requested a group hug from...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Its not easy to keep track of all the defensive backs who have made their way into the Detroit Lions lineup in recent years.
Injuries and mediocre results led to six different cornerbacks and six different safeties getting at least one start just last season.
Cornerback Chris Houston, in his fourth year with the club, has seen it all.
Ive probably played with...
Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas doesn’t expect to play this preseason as he continues to rehab his knees.
“Is it important for me to get out there? Yes. But is it wise? Right now I don’t think so,” said Delmas, per Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.
Delmas is a heck of a player, but his health has to be a major concern for the Lions.
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For the last two seasons, the Detroit Lions backfield has been a carousel of backs as ineffectiveness and injuries took their toll. While Joique Bell finally added a little burst to the backfield last season, Mikel Leshoure continues to disappoint. At the start of free agency, Detroit set out to fix their backfield problem with the addition of free agent back Reggie Bush. The Lions...
Havard Rugland happy to be in the NFL (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Ziggy” Ansah stops running back Bilal Powell for no gain (Photo Credit: Kirthmon Dozier/Detroit Free Press)
-Two international players with the least amount of football experience, but with the most impressive nicknames delighted Detroit Friday night. Rookie Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah of Ghana showed...
Just another reason to love Kelly Hall: The girlfriend of Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford danced in an amazing low-cut dress during a…
(Eds: Updates.) By SCOTT HELD Associated Press Running back Reggie Bush was one of the bigger free-agent signings in Detroit Lions history.
That doesn't means he will be hogging the carries this season.
Joique Bell and Mikel Leshoure rushed for more than a combined 1,000 yards in Detroit's pass-happy offense last year and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan thinks there...
Detroit Lions wide receiver Matt Willis, who is in contention for the final receiver spot, participated in American Ninja Warrior during the NFL Lockout while he was a member of the Denver Broncos.
Despite finishing the course, he swears he is not a ninja.
So maybe the Detroit Lions haven’t arrived, after all. A year after making the playoffs for the first time since 1999, they found themselves...
The PGA season is winding down to an end while the NFL season is getting ready to crank up. For the fourth time in five seasons, a new champion has been crowned in the last major of the PGA tour of the season, the PGA Championship. Jason Dufner experienced a fantastic week at Oak Hill but was it really Jason Dufner or was Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford actually playing...
Bill Polian was GM of the Indianapolis Colts from 1998 to 2011. Owner Jim Irsay canned Polian when the Indianapolis Colts fell to 2-14 that season. As you know they bounced back really nicely and quite quickly
The Colts had a lot of money to spend and cap space to work with in free agency this offseason and awarded about $140 million in contracts to 11 players. They stayed away from...
Jim Schwartz takes a 13-4 preseason record since becoming the Detroit Lions' coach into Thursday night's game at Cleveland.
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Here are five storylines to follow in the second of four exhibitions:
1. The first-team offense was on the field for two series totaling 11 plays in last week's 26-17 victory over the New York Jets.
All three of...