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Matthew Stafford – Detroit’s offense was anamolyously bad last year. With all those pass attemps (and yards) the team should have scored many more touchdowns. Of course, when it is system-wide that fact is likely indicative of a larger problem, but Matthew Stafford simply can’t put the ball in the air upwards of 700 times again without throwing for more than 20 scores. With Calvin Johnson returning, Ryan Broyles turning in a strong camp and Reggie Bush representing a far more versatile option at Tailback than anyone on the roster last year, the passing numbers should look good in Detroit again. Stafford has led the league in pass attempts in consecutive seasons and has averaged more than 5000 yards over that same span, if the TDs climb to the 30ish range you’ll be happy to own Stafford at his current ADP...
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Less than a year ago, Harvard Rugland was a Norwegian YouTube sensation. He showed to the world his uncanny accuracy as a kicker. He was so good, that even NFL QBs couldn’t duplicate his crazy placement while throwing the ball, instead. The fame he received from it earned him a contract and training camp invite from the Detroit Lions. But, like 40 other players attempting to make...
The Detroit Lions claimed two spots in Greg Bedard’s preseason Week 3 “10 Things I Think” on Sports Illustrated’s The MMQB. Bedard served up high praise for Lions’ third-string QB Kellen Moore … and railed on the team’s overall mentality in a 40-9 win over the Patriots.
Of Moore, Bedard wrote in part:
I think Lions backup quarterback Kellen Moore is going to play for...
Receiver Calvin Johnson, hampered by a bruised knee, will miss his third straight exhibition game Thursday night when the Detroit Lions play their preseason finale in Buffalo.
Johnson has missed most of practice for the last couple weeks, too, but he did work out on the field before the game.
Other key players who wont play include running back Reggie Bush, defensive tackle Ndamukong...
The Lions have high hopes for Ezekiel Ansah, whom they took
with the fifth overall pick in the draft. Unfortunately, after being blindside
by Leroy Harris during a non-padded practice on Saturday, he may miss some
Ansah finished the Saturday practice, but unable to work on Sunday and was taken
to the locker room during team stretches. When ask about the injury Head Coach...
The Detroit Lions are leaning on their defensive line to help the franchise bounce back from a poor season that made its recent playoff appearance look like it might've been a fluke.
Defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley should be crashing pockets. And the new defensive ends, first-round pick Ezekiel ''Ziggy'' Ansah, Jason Jones and Israel Idonije...
The Detroit Lions cut “Kickalicious,” aka Havard Rugland, from their roster today, ending the legend of the Norwegian trick kicker and all but guaranteeing David Akers wins the job.
A surprise addition to the Lions’ roster in April, after he was discovered by the front office through a YouTube video, Rugland was surprisingly good in the preseason. With a long of 50-yards in...
In part seven of our NFL Divisional Preview series, we take a look at the NFC North. All teams are listed in the order of their projected finish.
Detroit Lions – Yep, I’m calling it. I think this is the year it all comes together for these guys. The rest of the division is banged up or going through serious changes and the Lions are the only team that I truly feel got better...
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young is expected in court for a pre-trial hearing related to an 11-count criminal case filed earlier this year.
The hearing Tuesday in an attempted burglary case comes after Young was a no-show at an earlier hearing.
The 24-year-old former NFL player faces four felonies and seven misdemeanors stemming from a May 10 attempted burglary in...
Eleven days until the Detroit Lions open the regular season at home against the Minnesota Vikings.
But first, one final exhibition - Thursday night at Buffalo.
Here are five storylines to follow:
1. The top three priorities in this game are pretty simple - Don't get injured, don't get injured, don't get injured.
Several starters who have been missing practice time...
The Detroit Lions have cut Havard 'Kickalicious™' Rugland. Which gives us plenty of reason to replay his Kickalickious YouTube video.
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Come on Lions, how are you going to cut Kickalicious?
The #Lions have released K Havard "Kickalicious" Rugland and CB DeQuan Menzie. They have three more cuts to make before 4 pm.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 27, 2013
An arrest warrant has been issued for Titus Young after the former Detroit Lions wide receiver missed his fourth court hearing on attempted burglary charges.
An Orange County judge issued the warrant on Tuesday and revoked bail after a meeting in chambers with Young's attorney Altus Hudson.
The lawyer says he doesn't expect his client to be arrested anytime soon, however...
Yeah, it happened almost a week ago, but for posterity sake, here's Willie Young taunting Tom Brady after a quarterback hurry:
Young was flagged and subsequently benched for this, but I freakin' love it. I'm sure that Slick Willie was telling Brady the Lions are for real, the "swag" is back, and they're coming for him. Seriously, I don't mind...