Posted June 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
Ndamukong Suh says he wants to lead the Detroit Lions with his actions and mouth. Suh seems to be doing that, going to the front of the line for drills and shouting words of encouragement to his fellow defensive linemen. In Suh's first three seasons, he deferred leadership roles to veterans Kyle Vanden Bosch, Corey Williams and Cliff Avril. Those three defensive linemen are gone, leaving Suh with a chance to lead. Detroit defensive end Willie Young has seen Suh take advantage of the opportunity during this week's minicamp. Suh says his path to leadership at Nebraska followed a similar path. He spoke up rarely in his first two years before becoming a vocal leader as a junior and senior for the Cornhuskers. --- Online: and

Louis Delmas still feeling pain in his knees

When Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas can stay on the field, he is a difference maker in the secondary. The thing is, Delmas hasn’t been able to stay on the field. He lost 8 games last year and 13 combined over the last two seasons due to pain in his knees. According the, the start of this year is no different. Delmas was present at the team’s mandatory mini-camp, but...

Detroit Lions 2013: 10 Things We Learned From OTAs

With training camp quickly approaching, the Detroit Lions are winding down their last OTA’s before mini- camp begins. This season is extremely interesting for this Lions and yet with very little to take from OTA’s, there are some things we can learn.#10. Reggie Bush likes to talk.With the signing of running back Reggie Bush, there is no doubt that the Lions offense has added...

Reggie Bush hurt his ankle in practice

According to Anwar Richardson of, Lions running back Reggie Bush suffered an ankle injury during today’s practice.  He said he’s fine. #Lions RB Reggie Bush slipped and hurt his ankle today, but said he was fine after #NFL minicamp practice. — Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) June 12, 2013 Bush’s injury likely isn’t serious, but worth keeping an eye on. Need...

Lions QB Stafford plans to focus on only football

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford says it would be impossible for him to avoid hearing people point out that he took a step back last season. Stafford threw more interceptions and had less than half as many touchdown passes last year as he did in 2011. Still, the No. 1 overall pick from the 2009 NFL draft says he's trying to become a great quarterback and help his...

Bush's role with Lions like his was with Saints

The Detroit Lions plan to put Reggie Bush in the backfield to take toss sweeps around the outside and to hit holes between the tackles. They also want to line up Bush as a wide receiver at times and to send him in motion, hoping to keep defenses guessing about how Matthew Stafford might get him the ball. Bush can't wait for the opportunity to play early and often each time...

Cunningham gauges the new additions to his defense

ALLEN PARK, Mich. The Detroit Lions defense was in need of a makeover, and it got one. The Lions ranked 27th in the NFL in points allowed last season, 13th in total defense, 16th in run defense and 14th in pass defense. Defensive ends Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch are gone. So is linebacker Justin Durant. The secondary will also have a new look. With the team currently in...

Ryan Broyles Participating in Team Drills

Lions receiver Ryan Broyles, recovering from a torn ACL, took part in team drills on Tuesday, according to the team's site.Fantasy Spin:The receiver tore his ACL on Dec. 2 last season, so he's more likely to be starting the season un the PUP list, but Adrian Peterson and Robert Griffin III are proving that it's not impossible to be ready for Week 1. Broyles was just starting...

Joey Part Two: How Harrington Keeps Winning

First, he's smart. Joey Harrington's NFL education included classes in Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Eight years in the grinder of pro ball is long enough to qualify him for every NFL pension plan on the books. He passed that test. His career was one part merry-go-round, one part yo-yo with so many cuts and signings on bad teams circling the...

Can the Detroit Lions banish the turnover bug?

Yesterday, WCSN’s own Russ Thomas pointed to turnovers as the leading cause for Detroit’s regression from 2011, when the Lions went 10-6 and earned a playoff berth, to 2012, when the Lions finished 4-12, earning themselves a top-five draft pick.  On the surface, the numbers are astounding.  The Detroit Lions went from having a +11 [...]The post Can the Detroit Lions banish...

Reggie Bush Hurts His Ankle During Practice

Anwar Richardson of is reporting that Lions running back Reggie Bush has suffered an apparent ankle injury during today’s practice. He went on to say that he looks to be okay, but still this is something to keep an eye on going forward. #Lions RB Reggie Bush slipped and hurt his ankle today, but said he was fine after #NFL minicamp practice. — Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson...

Delmas sidelined at Lions' minicamp

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Louis Delmas, the Detroit Lions injury-prone safety, made his first off-season appearance at practice Tuesday morning. It was the start of a three-day mandatory minicamp, but Delmas wasnt able to participate because of ongoing knee problems. He also wasnt in much of a mood to talk about his status. I dont know what to tell you, Delmas said, walking off the field...

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In a recent article illustrating why the Detroit Lions plummeted from a 10-6 record and a playoff berth in 2011 to a 4-12 record and a top-five draft pick in 2012, I introduced a metric I refer to as turnover point differential. Turnover point differential is the difference between the points a team scores off [...]The post Turnover point differential: How the 2012 NFC North stacked...
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