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TEAMS: Detroit Lions
They lost some key members of the offensive line this offseason, but Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford thinks he will have all the protection he needs in 2013, if what he's seeing at the team's OTAs translates to actual games. “I don’t expect a big change,” Stafford said, via “I don’t expect any kind of a drop-off. I think we’re extremely talented up front.” The Lions lost left tackle Jeff Backus, who retired, and right tackle Gosder Cherilus signed with the Colts. Their weak link last year, guard Stephen Peterson was released (fortunatley.) In comes some fresh new faces to hopefully step up and keep Stafford's uniform clean. First rounder Riley Reiff will take Backus' spot, and third-round pick Larry Warford looks to replace Peterson. At right tackle, where the the team faces the most uncertainty, will see a compeition for the starting job with Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard. Stafford thinks they have the talent in front of him to get the job done, and is confident going forward. "Any time you play quarterback, your dream is a perfect pocket every time," he said. "But let's be honest, in the NFL, the defensive guys get paid to rush the passer. That's something we'll focus on, like we do every year, is improving the pocket and me moving in the correct ways -- left, right, up, back, whatever it is -- to avoid pressure. That's something we're constantly working on and something we'll have an emphasis on this spring."

Predicting Reggie Bush’s Production for the Detroit Lions in 2013

Detroit Lion fans and Fantasy owners around the world sat up and took notice when Reggie Bush landed with the Detroit Lions this offseason. An already high-powered Detroit offense now has one of the most explosive and dynamic players in the game in its backfield. Naturally, our initial inclination is to assume Bush will pile up all sorts of yard and fantasy points. After we step...

Jim Schwartz: Rookies aren’t graded on a curve in the NFL; Ziggy Ansah needs to get it, fast

With the losses of Kyle Vanden Bosch and Clint Avril threatening the production of the Detroit Lions pass rush the team drafted BYU end Ziggy Ansah in the first round this year in hopes that he could step in and produce right away. That challenge is big enough for any rookie, but for the inexperienced Ansah the learning curve is steep and his coach knows it...

Running back Reggie Bush says, ‘I came here to win championships’

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush didn’t get much respect in Miami, as their free agency spending spree showed, Bush was a mere afterthought. Before leaving South Florida, Bush proved he wasn’t injury prone putting up two solid seasons for the Dolphins. Bush chose the Lions, a passing offense that requires a good receiving back that operates well in open space, a Bush...

Lions need Ndamukong Suh to be a leader, whether he is suited or not

Detroit Lion’s nose tackle Ndamukong Suh is entering his third year in the NFL after being chosen 1st overall by the team. After a veteran exodus on the defensive side this offseason, the team is expecting Suh to take more of a leadership role. Chris McCosky recently wrote about the team’s desire to see Suh as a leader and why he might not be the leader they desire. I would caution...

Backus rejoins Lions as part-time coaching intern

Jeff Backus has rejoined the Detroit Lions in a new capacity. The team announced Tuesday the retired tackle will be a part-time coaching intern that will assist the offensive line this season. Backus retired in March after missing only one game in his 12-year career. Detroit selected him from Michigan in the first round of the 2001 NFL draft. He started his first 186 games - plus...

Caption the Photo: Reggie Bush and His Boy at the Pool in Vegas

People are getting on Reggie Bush for celebrating Memorial Day Weekend in Vegas, when he has a three week daughter at home, but if his girlfriend was cool with it, who are we to judge? Bush, 28, tweeted a funny photo of himself hanging out poolside at Encore Beach Club in Sin City on Saturday, May 25. “No filter. Vegas. What is he doing?” he wrote, commenting on a man swimming...

Lions Want Ndamukong Suh To Be More Of A Leader

The Detroit Lions are coming off a 4-12 season, but after getting a little healthy, and signing free agent running back Reggie Bush, the Lions are feeling a bit optimistic. The Lions are looking to fill a ton of leadership voids, and head coach Jim Schwartz would like Ndamukong Suh to fill that role immediately according to the Detroit News.  “That’s something he’s embraced...

Titus Young ignores judge in court, family wants him locked up

As we all know, former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been going through a bad stretch lately and things only got worse on Friday. The troubled NFL dropout is currently in jail awaiting trial on 11 separate charges including four felony counts of attempted burglary. During a hearing on Friday, Young ignored the presiding judge and refused to answer any questions directed...

Detroit Lions Claim QB Thaddeus Lewis Off Waivers

The Detroit Lions claimed quarterback Thaddeus Lewis off waivers from the Cleveland Browns. Lewis played collegiately for Duke and played in just one game during the 2012 season. Since the Browns are going to utilize a more vertical style passing game, the regime does not think Lewis has the arm strength to be useful. It was thought that former Browns coach, Pat Shurmur, who is now...
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