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Chicago Bears: Special Teams Bloopers By Lions and Vikings

Good news is coming out of week 2 for the Chicago Bears thus far, and it’s highlighted by a series of remarkable gaffes by their division rivals. Detroit Lions kicker Nate Freese has a lot to live up to in the shadow of Jason Hanson.  Thus far his tenure with the team hasn’t gone as planned.  Highlighting that is his inaccuracy.  In just one half of football down in Carolina...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions’ quest for Jason Hanson’s replacement enters second season

The Lions aren’t used to making annual changes at kicker. Of course, the longevity discussion starts with Jason Hanson, who held the job from 1992 through 2012 — a 21-season run. And before Hanson, there was Eddie Murray, who handled the kicking duties for 12 seasons (1980-91). Now, the Lions are in their second season trying to find a long-term replacement for Hanson. The club...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hanson's top kick got him to son's birth on time

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Jason Hanson nevergot the thrill of making the winning field goal in a playoff game. He never felt the pressure of kicking in a Super Bowl. Those moments dont happen when you play on as many lousy teams as Hanson did during his 21 seasons with the Detroit Lions. But Hanson, for personal reasons,felt just as much pressure to make an overtime kick against Chicago...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions kicker Jason Hanson retires from NFL

Jason Hanson has decided to retire. The 42-year-old kicker has chosen to retire rather then accept the league minimum to return to the Detroit Lions. Hanson spent all 21 years of his NFL career with the Lions. During his career Hanson connected with 82.4 percent of his field goals, 18th best in the history of the NFL. He was as reliable as anyone from beyond the 50-yardline. Already...
April 04, 2013  |  1 Comment

Lions' Hanson calls it a career

Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson is retiring after 21 seasons. The 42-year-old Hanson announced his decision Thursday. He said he gave serious consideration to returning, but problems with his heel prompted him to call it a career. Hanson became the first player to play 300 games with one franchise, finishing with 327. He also set an NFL record last year when he played his...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Hanson and Lions having trouble in contract talks

Jason Hanson has kicked for the Detroit Lions for 21 years. Since Hanson was drafted by the Lions in the 1992 draft the team has seen some ups and a lot of downs but there was never a question as to who was the teams kicker. Hanson continued to be a reliable leg last season connecting on 32-of-36 attempts on a Lions team that won just four games during the 2012 season. The Detroit...
March 31, 2013  |  3 Comments

Hanson wants to keep kicking

Kicker Jason Hanson will turn 43 in a couple months, but he's not done yet. Hanson, an unrestricted free agency, has informed the Detroit Lions that he plans to return next season for his 22nd year in the NFL. Contract terms still need to be worked out, but Hanson had previously indicated he realizes he'll need to take a pay cut after having a cap hit of more than 3 million...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Hanson undecided about football future

Some athletes might feel an urge to play another season just to try to solidify their place in a sport's history with hopes of being inducted into the Hall of Fame one day. In the case of Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson, that would appear to be an unrealistic goal. Not because he's undeserving. Hanson should be headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the future based...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Hanson ready for return from decade of oblivion

Jason Hanson has seen the good (five playoff appearances), the bad (0-16) and the mediocre. And though Hanson couldn't be happier that the Lions are back playing meaningful games in December, he doesn't want anyone counting their playoff blessings yet.
Via Lions Blog
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Hanson 50-yard FG is...GOOD

Jason Hanson has 49 career field goals of 50 yards or more. Lions take a 10-3 lead. Last week, I saw Hanson drill a 61-yarder in warm-ups before the Falcons game at Ford Field.
Via Lions Blog
October 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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