Found July 14, 2014 on Down and Distance:
Matthew Stafford is looking forward to training camp to dive into his new playbook (AP Photo/Matt York) According to writer Mike O’Hara, Matthew Stafford is fully embracing the Detroit Lions new offensive system.  Stafford spent his first five seasons in the league under head coach Jim Schwartz and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.  Schwartz is now the defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills and Stafford admits that he spent most of his time with Linehan, now with the Dallas Cowboys as the passing game coordinator, and quarterbacks coach Todd Downing who now works with EJ Manuel in Buffalo. “I spent a lot of time with him – other than with my fiancé, probably more than anybody. In the last five years I’ve had different backups, different receivers, but I’ve been in the meeting room for however many hours a week with that guy and TD (Todd Downing).” Now for the first time in his career Matthew Stafford will be faced with learning a new offensive playbook in the offseason.  He is not alone though since he has Calvin Johnson returning while adding free agent Golden Tate and first round draft pick Eric Ebron as targets.  In a recent conversation with O’Hara, Stafford had this to say, “I think I’ve embraced it. It’s something that is obviously a challenge. I don’t see this as something that I’m on this path by myself, but at the same time, I know the guys on the team are going to look up to me. You never want to see coaches go, or people you’ve been with five-plus years, Shaun Hill included. But sometimes change can be a great thing.  That’s the mindset I’ve taken into this. Frankly, to be successful after the changes, that’s the only mind-set you can have.“ Stafford has proven that he a fully capable of leading a high powered offense but now we will see how he works under new head coach Jim Caldwell and offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi.  We will all find out in less than two short months as the Lions host the N.Y. Giants on September 8th at 7:10pm EDT on ESPN.   Sports-Kings Down and Distance Lead Columnist Kyle Pierce @kylepierce28

Report: Titus Young attacked his attorney

Yesterday we told you that former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young had been arrested again on battery charges—this time for causing serious bodily injury in Los Angeles, California. Details were scarce at the time, but we’ve now find out that the victim was actually Young’s own attorney. The attack reportedly took place at a “medical treatment center,” where Young...

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Rewind: Detroit Lions 2014 playoff odds, Power Rankings, best NFL head coaches

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Report: Titus Young Arrested Again

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested. No, seriously. Details of the incident are scarce at the moment, but Young has reportedly been charged with battery for causing serious bodily in Los Angeles, according to the Detroit Free Press. Young was arrested July 9, just one day before he was scheduled to make a pretrial...

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WAG battle: Matthew Stafford vs. Calvin Johnson vs. Reggie Bush (Gallery)

Matthew Stafford’s fiancee, Kelly Hall, is a site favorite and has become a Detroit princess in her five years here.  Within the last year, Calvin Johnson’s relationship with former Fox Sports Detroit girl Brittney McNorton has been made somewhat public .  Over the weekend, teammate Reggie Bush married professional dancer Lilit Avagyan, who some might say resembles Kim Kardashian...

Former Lions WR Titus Young arrested

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested on yet another felony charge. According to the Detroit Free Press, Young was arrested last week on charges of battery with serious bodily injury. He currently is in the custody of Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, with bail set at $105,000. Young was also charged with four counts of battery of school...

Titus Young charged with felony battery in Los Angeles

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has once again been arrested.  This time for felony battery in Los Angeles, California. Troubled former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested on another felony charge – battery with serious bodily injury – and is in custody in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, with bail set at $105,000, according...

Ex-Lion WR Titus Young arrested on felony charge in Los Angeles

Troubled former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested on another felony charge – battery with serious bodily injury – and is in custody in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, with bail set at $105,000, according to an L.A. district attorney’s office spokesperson and the L.A. sheriff’s department’s website. The L.A. sheriff’s department...

Reggie Bush Wedding Photos, Alba At Beach & Balotelli’s GF At Beach

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Detroit Lions Embrace the Calm Coaching Style of Jim Caldwell

Former Detroit Lions’ head coach Jim Schwartz was emotional and lacked discipline. After struggling with his team for two losing seasons, Schwartz was fired. Enter the calm and collected Jim Caldwell to the scene, who the team has embraced. @KyleHowe1 If u haven't read this yet, u should! RT @NFLonFOX: Lions embrace Jim Caldwell's calm, collected approach:

Titus Young Arrested Again

It looks like Titus Young, the former Detroit Lions receiver, has been arrested yet again. Over the last two years Young’s career and life have spiraled out of control and according to Young’s father it’s all due to a mental disorder. Mental illness is a hot topic currently and it seems Young has an issue. The 24-year-old receiver has reportedly been receiving treatment for...

Position preview: Have the Detroit Lions improved at wide receiver?

The Detroit Lions have featured the best wide receiver in the NFL in Calvin Johnson for many years now. The problem is they have featured little else to go along with him at the position. Far too often, quarterback Matthew Stafford has seemed to force the ball to Johnson, but in reality, there wasn’t much else to work with. Nate Burleson seemed to be on his way to an excellent...

Detroit Sports Podcast Ep. #048

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