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Lions release WR Ryan Broyles; former second-round pick thanks fans

Ryan Broyles' run with the Detroit Lions has come to an end. In a Tweet following his release on Monday, the fourth-year wide receiver thanked the organization for the opportunity and the fans for their support. Broyles, 27, was a second-round draft pick out of Oklahoma in 2012. His career with the Lions was plagued by injuries. Broyles' rookie season was cut short by a torn ACL...
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Lions' Jim Caldwell: We expect Joique Bell to be 'bell cow' at RB

Detroit Lions rookie running back Ameer Abdullah has been sensational this summer, but it doesn't sound like he has gained enough ground on Joique Bell to overtake him for the starting job. On Monday, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell provided an update and laid out expectations for Bell, who's still recovering from offseason Achilles and knee surgeries on the physically unable to perform...
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Jim Caldwell considering going for two more often

With the NFL pushing extra-point attempts back to the 15-yard line this season, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell is imagining scenarios in which his team may need to go for more two-point conversions. "When you go on the road with the wind and all those conditions, it may make you think about going for 2 a little bit more often," Caldwell said, via Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell expects Detroit Lions to be a playoff team again

Mediocrity will not be accepted in the Jim Caldwell era. The Detroit Lions have only appeared in two postseason matchups since 2000. Their most recent appearance was last season when they were defeated in the controversial wild card game against the Dallas Cowboys 20-24. Speaking with a positive outlook for the Lions in 2015, head coach Jim Caldwell shared his lofty expectations...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Three problematic takeaways from the preseason

Jim Caldwell and the Detroit Lions will be the first to admit that they still have work to do before becoming a team that can excel through the playoffs. Although the Lions handily beat the Buffalo Bills 23-0 on Thursday, there are still some issues that need to be addressed before the team feels comfortable moving forward. “We have a ways to go, we really do. I’m glad we have...
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Three reasons why Jim Caldwell will succeed

As we head into training camp all eyes are going to be on the players. Questions will be raised from the depth of the tight ends, to the quarterback solidarity, all the way through to the Detroit Lions strength in the secondary. But these perceivable answers will be the result of the real question needing to be addressed during the first few weeks of training camp: how will Jim Caldwell...
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell not named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell would be better suited as a coordinator

Every NFL head coach essentially takes the same path to their job. They work their way through the assistant coaching ranks, starting at the bottom of the totem poll, bouncing from place to place in order to move up the ladder, and finally landing a job as a coordinator. In that spot, they flourish, becoming an integral part of a team’s success. Because of that, a coach becomes...
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June 26, 2014  |  1 Comment

Detroit Lions: Why to watch Cornelius Lucas

The Detroit Lions had Cornelius Lucas on their radar throughout the draft process. First, assistant offensive line coach Bobby Johnson had an in-depth conversation with Lucas at the combine, and later Detroit was on the phone with him during the draft’s third day. After Lucas wasn’t drafted, the Lions made sure to scoop him up as quickly as possible. He agreed to sign with Detroit...
June 03, 2014  |  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...
February 25, 2014  |  1 Comment

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