Found September 22, 2013 on The Majors Detroit:
The the simple answer is pedigree because the Lions have none. You need to reflect on this most recent Lions team and go back lets say 10 years. Off the top of my head I can look no further than last week in Arizona with Brandon Pettigrew (a first round pick who is in year five) still out on the field dropping balls which results in the death of drives. So why is he still being counted on time and time again? Simply put, because the Lions have too. Detroit are the kings of justifying draft picks. Titus Young was tolerated longer than he should’ve been while a guy like Mikel Leshoure was allowed to have his off the field problems all because the Lions had no other real options at running back. The front office also doesn’t have the cache nor the clout to send guys packing and to cap it off the Lions still employ a coach that doesn’t run a tight ship while his players freely run around without discipline. The Lions aren’t just battling themselves, Lions personal can say they aren’t al...

Delmas fined for color of his socks

Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas was hit with a fine by the National Football League after violating one of its dubious rules. What was the infraction? Well, it appears as though Delmas landed himself in hot water because he wore the wrong color socks. And his decision cost him a hefty $5,000. Apparently, Delmas opted to go with blue and black socks last Sunday, while the league...

Rashean Mathis is the new starting cornerback in Detroit

Former Bethune-Cookman and HBCU standout cornerback Rashean Mathis is the new starting cornerback in Detroit. Mathis unseated the 2013 draft pick Darius Slay after having a bumpy start to the season.  Head Coach Jim Schwartz had great things to say about Slay but wanted to make sure that he had the best player on the […]

Report: Lions May Rest Reggie Bush Sunday As Injury Precaution

Reggie Bush is a bit injury prone and the Lions knew that when they signed him.  Bush has still been a huge asset to the offense, so his long term health is the most important focus of the team. Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Lions may rest Bush, who is nursing a knee injury. The Lions have listed him as questionable. and reports say they may shut Bush down for a week rather...

Lions' Injury Report: Reggie Bush, Louis Delmas, Nick Fairley

Reggie Bush will not play due to the injury he suffered to his knee in week 2. After missing Wednesday and Thursday, he had a light practice on Friday. However, the Lions felt that it would be in the best interest of Bush's long term health if he remained on the bench Sunday.Safety Louis Delmas, who has a knee injury as well, is listed as probable for the game and is likely to...

Nate Burleson has a terrible haircut

I’m not sure what Nate Burleson was trying to go for with this haircut, but it is not a good look. He’s lucky he wears a helmet for a living. The post Nate Burleson has a terrible haircut appeared first on The Nosebleeds.

Reggie Bush is Inactive

Lions running back Reggie Bush is inactive Sunday against the Redskins due to a knee injury.Fantasy Spin:Bush's injury that isn't overly serious, but the Lions are being cautious with the brittle Bush so he doesn't worsen the ailment. Joique Bell is an RB2 in standard leagues and could even produce RB1 numbers in PPR leagues.

Joseph Fauria accepts Jimmy Fallon's challenge with The Justin Timberlake (from NSYNC) end zone ...

Detroit Lions rookie tight end Joseph Fauria has already established his dance moves in the end zone, but on Sunday vs. the Redskins, he took it to another level:  That's 'Bye Bye Bye' ... by NSYNC.  What you might not have known is that Fauria was accepting a challenge proffered by Jimmy Fallon (via Brad Galli): Fauria was doing "The Justin...

Matt Stafford Does His Best Frightened Michigan Punter Impersonation

Bumbling a snap seems to be the scariest thing an NFL player can do. Watch Matt Stafford freak out. Reminds me of this… [Deadspin, SBNation] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Joique Bell Will Start For Lions

Detroit backup running back Joique Bell will be the workhorse in the Lions backfield with starter Reggie Bush declared inactive for Week 3.Fantasy Spin:Bell has produced 164 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns over the first two weeks, mostly via the pass, and fantasy owners should expected a big day against a weak Washington defense.

Lions rally, drop RGIII, 'Skins

Robert Griffin III went head-first instead of sliding, so when the ball popped out it was a fumble. Aldrick Robinson had a touchdown catch in his hands, but he couldn't quite maintain possession as he hit the ground in the end zone. Thanks to the turf, the Detroit Lions ended 74 years of failure in the nation's capital. The pair of fourth-quarter bobbles sent the Lions...

GIF: Joseph Fauria breaks out N’Sync Bye Bye Bye touchdown dance

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria has been working on his touchdown celebration moves. This week he brings us N'Sync's "Bye Bye Bye" dance.

Lions defeat Redskins for first win in DC… ever

Matthew Stafford threw for 385 yards and 2 touchdowns while Joique Bell had 132 all purpose yards and a touchdown as the Lions held on to beat the Washington Redskins 27-20. And not only did the Lions avoid another fourth quarter meltdown Detroit managed their first win in DC ever which was hopefully their first step in shedding the SOL label. The Detroit Lions defeat the Washington...

Detroit Lions vs. Washington Redskins: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

getty images The Detroit Lions travel to play the Washington Redskins in Week 3 of the NFL season. While the Lions are 1-1 to start the season they are hoping to score their second win of the season on Sunday against a Washington Redskins team which has looked nothing like the team that appeared in the playoffs last season. Fox will have coverage of this game beginning at 1:00 pm...

5 things to know from Lions' 27-20 win over 'Skins

No one has to explain the ''Calvin Johnson rule'' to Calvin Johnson. That 57-yard touchdown pass that would have put the Washington Redskins ahead of the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter on Sunday? Nope. Doesn't count. Check the replay. Aldrick Robinson didn't maintain complete control of the ball after falling to the ground in the end zone. ''...

Lions RB trucks four Redskins defenders

The Washington Redskins have had all sorts of trouble on defense this season. That did not change on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Reggie Bush was not playing for the Lions but same old same old for the Redskins.  Joique Bell took advantage of the situation and trucked over four Redskin defenders. H/T: TheBigLead   Trucked, plowed, ran over. You name it. He did it. Between...
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