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Former Detroit Lions great and Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders was the most enjoyable player to watch during his 10-year career. All eyes were on Barry when the Lions were on offense, because there was a good chance you were about to see something special. All eyes on the field were on Barry too, but that really didn’t matter too often. Barry perfected his unique running style, which has been often imitated but yet to be duplicated, way back as a teenager playing high football in Kansas at Wichita North High School. Checkout Barry doing what we all became accustomed to when he was stll just a kid: The final seven games of his senior year were insane for Barry, as he totaled 1,417 yards. Barry was recently chosen by fans to be on the cover of Madden NFL 25. The first Madden game came out the same year Barry captured the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma State. H/T Freep.com
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Barry Sanders – the newest cover boy for Madden ’25 – shared this awesome video to his official YouTube page yesterday, showing highlights from his playing days back at Wichita North High School in Kansas. It contains a lot of grainy, mid-80′s quality video, but you can still get a sense of just how special Sanders – wearing number 3 – was, even at a young age.
One of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can find diamonds in the rough by combing though their draft boards and finding out who is left. According to DetroitlLions.com, in the everlasting quest for talent, the Lions have signed 10 rookie free agents. Ohio C Skyler Allen Western Michigan QB Alex Carder East Carolina...
After a big shake up to the Detroit Lion’s offensive line this offseason led to uncertainty as to who would play left tackle, through Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions confirmed that last year’s first round pick, Riley Reiff will start at left tackle this season. Birkett mentions guard as another position the Lions considered playing Reiff at. Reiff’s position...
Ronnell Lewis walked into Martin Mayhew’s office and offered up an apology for the foolishness that put him in jail in Norman , Oklahoma two weekends ago.
Everything is good, right? Maybe. Maybe not, but it took a relatively big man to swallow a little pride and stand contritely before the General Manager and state that he was wrong and apologize for his actions.
Former Lions running back Barry Sanders released his high school highlight video on his YouTube channel. As you can see from the video below, Barry was nothing short of spectacular in high school. H/T Yards After the Catch Need NFL Tickets?
While watching last week’s NFL draft, I noticed that Lions defensive lineman Ziggy Ansah was wearing 3-D glasses. I thought it was pretty weird, but it looks like it paid off. According to Next Impulse Sports, IMAX has given Ansah a free pass to see all of the IMAX movies he wants for an entire year. Hey IMAX I can start wearing 3-D glasses too. Need NFL Tickets?
The Detroit Lions selected Ziggy (Ezekiel) Ansah with the fifth pick in the NFL Draft, and as he came to the stage folks started to notice his interesting glasses. After a closer look it was confirmed that Ziggy was wearing 3D glasses with no lenses in them. At the time it may have seem ed like an odd choice to many, including us. However, thanks to his interesting fashion...
The more and more I read and watch film on Darius Slay, the more and more I think the Detroit Lions made a very astute pick in the second round of the NFL draft. The potential here is this, Slay, out of Mississippi State, could fill two needs on this team from day one. He [...]
First down: The Detroit Lions have tried to get bigger -- and longer -- at defensive end.
The result could be more passes getting knocked down at the line of scrimmage this coming season.
J.J. Watt, the leagues most disruptive defensive lineman, knocked down 16 passes last year for the Houston Texans.
The Lions nine defensive linemen, meanwhile, combined for...
First down: The SEC has long been considered the most talented conference in college football, but the Detroit Lions hadnt been taking advantage of it.
That is, until this year.
The Lions had drafted only three SEC players -- cornerback Ramzee Robinson (Alabama) in the seventh round in 2007, quarterback Matthew Stafford (Georgia) with the first pick overall...
Barry Sanders dominated high school competition just like you might expect. This highlight reel of the former Detroit Lions superstar is just silly.