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2016 Detroit Lions training camp battles: Who will win the backup quarterback job?

Will the Lions go with youth or experience to back up Matthew Stafford? For the first time in seven years, the Detroit Lions drafted a quarterback in the NFL Draft. Former Wolverine Jake Rudock was selected with the Lions’ first of three sixth-round picks. The move was hardly a surprise as general manager Bob Quinn teased a quarterback selection several times leading up to the...
Via Pride of Detroit
5 days ago

New Lions GM seems interested in drafting a QB

New Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn spent 16 seasons with a New England Patriots team that has been among the best in the NFL when it comes to strategizing for the draft. Among the things New England has done better than most teams is stockpiling young quarterback talent behind Tom Brady. This has led to the organization to being able to trade these young players for draft...
Via Sportsnaut
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions re-sign backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky

The Detroit Lions announced Friday that they re-signed veteran backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky with the contract terms not being disclosed according to the Detroit Free Press. Orlovsky, a former fifth round pick back in 2005 out of UConn for the Lions has spent 11 total years in the NFL with six of those seasons in Detroit. After the 2008 season, Orlovsky was signed by the Houston...
Via The Majors Detroit
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Dan Orlovksy mocks himself to salute Jared Allen on retirement

Dan Orlovsky’s NFL career arguably — and unfortunately — can be summed up in one boneheaded play involving newly retired Jared Allen. And in a sign of class and a demonstration of a fine sense of humor, Orlovsky used self-deprecation to salute the sackmaster on his phenomenal NFL career. The current Detroit Lions backup quarterback was under center — during the team’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford wants to play for the Lions ‘a long time’

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford hopes to play with his team for years to come. However, will the team still want him come season’s end? “Listen, that’s not up to me. It’s not,” Stafford said on FOX2 (h/t “I love playing here. I’ve enjoyed it. We’ll see what happens. Hopefully I’m here for a long time.” Stafford has been under much...
Via Sportsnaut
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford’s wife rails against criticism of husband

The wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford again has taken to social media to defend her husband amid reports related to recently ousted Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. “So I guess I’m a little behind the time since I have been enjoying myself on the beach,” Kelly Stafford wrote on Instagram. “Heard that one of the coaches, who got fired, came...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions final mock draft (Day 3)

Day 3 (Rounds 4-7 ) of the 2014 NFL Draft will begin at noon on Saturday, May 10. The Detroit Lions have three fourth-round picks and one selection in rounds six and seven. Detroit Lions final mock draft (Day 1) Here’s who I have the Lions drafting to this point: Round 1, Pick 10 (10th overall). Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA Round 2, Pick 13 (45th overall). Marcus Martin, C, USC  ...
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions bring back Dan Orlovsky to back up Matthew Stafford

The Lions agreed to a one-year deal with Dan Orlovsky on Wednesday, bringing back the only quarterback in NFL history to unknowingly run out of his own end zone and spackle my brother’s basement. Orlovsky started seven games for the 0-16 Lions, including the game when he rolled out of his own end zone in a 12-10 loss to the Vikings. The FOX announcers that day called Orlovsky...
Via Detroit4lyfe
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlovsky returns to Lions as backup quarterback

Dan Orlovsky is returning to the Detroit Lions after agreeing to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Let the jokes begin. Orlovsky infamously made himself a part of Lions' lore when he stepped on the line in the back of the end zone for a safety six years ago in what turned into a two-point loss to Minnesota. It was an unforgettable moment in the Lions' 0-16 season during which he played...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions “Known To Have Interest” In QB Dan Orlovsky

  Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions are “known to have interest” in free agent QB Dan Orlovsky. According to Birkett, Orlovsky is believed to be at the top of the Lions’ available free agents list. “We keep looking and we could certainly address it a number of different ways, and all options are open at this time,” Lions new HC Jim Caldwell...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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