Suh a no-show at Lions' voluntary workouts

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- New Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell and his staff are starting to install their system this week without one of the star players and team captains around. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, as he's done in past years, has chosen not to attend the beginning of the Lions' voluntary offseason workout program. It didn't come as a surprise to him, but Caldwell...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell, new culture made Dan Orlovsky pursue return to Lions

Backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky understands why he might not receive the warmest welcome in his return to the Lions after being a part of the 0-16 season in 2008. But when he became a free agent this offseason after five years away from Detroit, Orlovsky put the Lions near the top of his wish list because he’s noticed a change in culture and holds coach Jim Caldwell in the highest...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Looking for a Pass-Rusher

The Detroit Lions will keep their base 4-3 defense even with Jim Caldwell stepping in as the head coach. Caldwell says in the 4-3 system there is room for a pass-rushing outside linebacker. Ziggy Ansah was the team's first-round draft pick last year where he came into his own as a pass-rusher. The problem was that he did not fill the void at OLB because he starred at defensive...
Via Pro Football Spot
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Could one of these college coaches be a part of the Detroit Lions future?

The Detroit Lions felt a need to go with an experienced NFL coach this year and chose Jim Caldwell to be their head guy. That being said, this is a make it or break it year for Caldwell, general manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand. Who knows what Bill Ford Jr will do if the Lions don’t reach the playoffs or further this year, but his patience will certainly be thin....
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions HC Jim Caldwell on DeSean Jackson: “Never say Never”

With most everybody speculating on DeSean Jackson’s past and whether or not he’s involved in gangs, NFL teams around the league have to be interested in the playmaker who just had his best season in his career in Philadelphia. Some of the teams mentioned in connection to DeSean include Washington, Oakland and New England. The Lions added Golden Tate in free agency but by all...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

New Lions head coach Jim Caldwell scores with inspiring attitude

There are five months until the Detroit Lions’ new season, and I can’t wait. It’s not just because my NCAA men’s basketball bracket is now a coaster on my desk. It is because of the palpable excitement surrounding the new head coach, Jim Caldwell. The coach means business. Nowhere was it plainer than at a recent reception in his honor to meet some of Detroit’s most prominent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions not expected to reach for Greg Robinson or Jake Matthews

The Detroit Lions are in a nice position to pick up a top prospect for Jim Caldwell to kick off his tenure as head coach with, but we shouldn’t expect the Lions to be reaching for need or reaching for names. While there will undoubedtly be some intriguing names on the board when the Lions go on the clock, Mike Rothstein of ESPN.com states that Detroit will be looking other places...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Assessing Monday’s combine workouts

Detroit Lions: Assessing Monday’s combine workoutsSouth Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney NFL scouts around the league watched the linebacker and defensive line prospects complete their combine workouts on Monday. The most notable prospect being South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney, who reasserted himself as one of the most explosive athletes that NFL scouts have ever laid their eyes...
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February 25, 2014  |  1 Comment

Detroit Lions add Vikings former DC to their staff

Teryl Austin may be a first-time defensive coordinator, but he’s certainly going to have some experienced positional coaches to lend him some advice if needed. The Lions have hired former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Alan Williams to be their new secondary coach. Williams joins new linebackers coach Bill Sheridanas defensive position coaches under Austin who has...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential candidates to join Jim Caldwell in Detroit

The hiring of Jim Caldwell gives the Detroit Lions a rare place in NFL history. While there are still concerns about the number of minorities being hired to top positions throughout the league, the Lions will have a black coach and a black general manager in 2014. Martin Mayhew has been the club's GM for the last five years. One decade ago, the Arizona Cardinals hired Dennis...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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