Found October 02, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
The way Nate Burleson looks at it, the Detroit Lions offense has become a victim of its own success. Since the season-opening kickoff against St. Louis, opponents have been playing the Lions a little different. Its the classic bend-but-dont-break approach, basically from start to finish. Theyre keeping two safeties deep most of the time, not blitzing, just trying to take away the big play and force the Lions to drive the length of the field with razor-sharp execution, without making a mistake. Its the ultimate show of respect for star receiver Calvin Johnson and the best way to contain the Lions high-powered passing game. So far, its been working. The Lions are 1-3 and the offense has been inconsistent, certainly not as explosive as in the past. We changed the way a lot of teams game-plan us, receiver Nate Burleson said. Last year teams were confident enough to give us single high safety (one deep safety) and get Calvin one-on-one coverage. We played them out of that. Now every...

Lions’ Ndamukong Suh is being nurtured by the NFL’s front office

Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh is a decent defensive lineman, but has the NFL had a hand in taking what was once a force of nature in his rookie season and turning him into a lamb? Oh sure, Suh had that rookie season where he accumulated 10 sacks. Which for defensive tackle is impressive, but the league has quickly caught up to his abilities. Going into the 2010 draft, Suh was literally...

Matthew Stafford airbrushed t-shirt available at Ford Field

The t-shirt that Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was so proud of in the ESPN commercial for Monday Night Football is now on sale at Ford Field.  If you remember the commercial, you remember the shirt.  Stafford had a t-shirt made with an airbrushed image of himself on it.  Immediately following, he was eating lobster for dinner and asked the server for a bib to protect said...

NFL First Quarter Report Card: Detroit Lions

To say the Detroit Lions would be one of the biggest disappointments through 4 games would be an understatement. Coming off consecutive losses to the 49ers, Titans and Vikings, there isn’t much going right for Detroit. If things don’t get better quickly, problems could arise in the Lions locker room. Offensively the Lions have come nothing close to the success they had in 2011...

The Detroit Lions are back

A season ago, the Detroit Lions made good on promises of a turnaround by making the playoffs with a 10-6 record. Despite losing in the opening round, they set the bar for 2012 higher than any point in recent history. Unfortunately, they haven't followed through. The Lions are off to a stunning 1-3 start, with their lone win coming against the St. Louis Rams. In their four...

Detroit Lions: Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#23)

Last week: 23 (+0) Record: 1-3 I had the Lions as one of my disappointing teams to start the season and I’m feeling pretty good about that. Their special teams are a mess, having already allowed 4 special teams touchdowns this year, but special teams aside, they still rank 14th in yards per play differential. If they can get their special teams issues cleaned up, they can be better...

Cliff Avril suffers a back injury

According to the Associated Press, Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril suffered a back injury during Sunday’s loss to the Vikings. “Avril slipped awkwardly while rushing the quarterback in the fourth quarter and lost his footing. He remained down for a little while being tended to on the field, but he was able to walk off gingerly,” wrote the AP.

Vikings 20, Lions 13: Good, Bad and Ugly

Another loss, and another poor special teams performance by the Detroit Lions. Mike Mady breaks down the good, bad and ugly in Detroit's 20-13 loss to Minnesota.

Same issues plague the Lions

Ford Field turned into a house of horrors for the Lions on Sunday as they lost their third straight game 20-13 against the Vikings to fall to 1-3 heading into the bye week. It seems like the same problems are facing the Lions in all of the losses, lack of consistent running game, big plays and special teams issues.  Always good to see that a team is struggling in all three parts...

Jim Schwartz Monday Press Conference Recap, Week 4: After the Bye, Digging Out Must Begin

  This piece is also published at The Detroit Lions have defied expectations in 2012 by starting terribly slow. After losing a pivotal early season game to the Minnesota Vikings, Jim Schwartz took to the podium to break down … Continue reading →

Jets sign CB Berry

The New York Jets signed cornerback Aaron Berry to a two-year contract Monday, according to ESPN. Berry, who was waived by the Detroit Lions during the summer following two arrests, served a three-game suspension by the NFL. The Jets need help at corner with Darrelle Revis likely out for the rest of the season with an ACL tear. Running back Joe McKnight had even suited up as...
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