Joseph Fauria will have bigger role in new Lions offense

"Big Joe likey." That was Joseph Fauria's reaction to new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi bringing the Saints' playbook to the Detroit Lions, and the second-year tight end has good reason to like the move. It could hand him an even bigger role in Detroit's plans. "I think so," general manager Martin Mayhew said last week. The 6-foot-7 pass-catching...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions hire Ron Prince as an offensive assistant

Ron Prince working the sidelines at Kansas State (Photo credit: AP) The Detroit Lions have hired another coach to their staff that has previous experience working with Jim Caldwell in Ron Prince. Prince is the first offensive coach to be hired and will serve as the assistant head coach/tight ends coach for the Lions. Bobby Johnson, former tight ends coach who was retained by Caldwell...
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lions TE Joseph Fauria breaks out another TD dance

If you are going to bother catching a football there is no sense in catching 100 or so balls like Calvin Johnson and only scoring like 10 touchdowns. No, you might as well just catch 12 balls on the season and score seven touchdowns like Lions tight end Joseph Fauria!From Bleacher ReportWhen he does score fans can count on something else happening-- a few old school dance moves being...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions have found some great targets in Kris Durham and Joseph Fauria

Kris Durham has filled the shoes of Nate Burelson. After catching three passes for 30 yards against the Packers last week, he had a career-best eight catches for 83 yards Sunday. Stafford’s former Georgia Bulldog teammate is starting to groove. “I’m definitely getting a rhythm,” Durham said. “I’ve been working a lot more with Matthew […]
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Fauria dances way to 3 TD catches

The Lions' 31-17 win over the Browns on Sunday turned into a dance party for tight end Joseph Fauria. The undrafted free agent out of UCLA pulled down three catches, all of them for touchdowns. But it was the way he celebrated those scores that turned heads around the nation. His one-yard grab from Matthew Stafford in the first quarter was topped off by this strange move: ...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joseph Fauria is an end zone dancing machine

After Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden recorded back-to-back pass interference penalties, the Detroit Lions had the ball on the Browns goal line.  Lions quarterback Matt Stafford threw one up for grabs for tight end Joseph Fauria, who used his size and athleticism to make the easy catch.  Fauria then got up and did another hilarious touchdown dance, thought I’m not sure...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Joseph Fauria borrows 'N Sync moves for touchdown dance (GIF)

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria borrowed some classic 'N Sync moves for his touchdown dance during the second quarter of Sunday's game in Washington. Fauria caught a 5-yard TD from Lions QB Matthew Stafford to finish a 92-yard drive when he busted out the dance steps from "Bye Bye Bye". The dance by Fauria is definitely a step up from the silly...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions TE busts out 'N Sync touchdown celebration

Lions undrafted rookie tight end Joe Fauria is quickly becoming one of my favorite Lions.  In Week One, he already provided one of the best touchdown dances of the year.  And Sunday, he dusted off a quick version of N’Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye” after catching a five-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford. Joe Fauria, American hero.
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions tight end Joseph Fauria does the “WOP” when he scores a touchdown (VIDEO)

Rookie Joseph Fauria of the Detroit Lions had an amazing dance after his first career touchdown.  Fauria busted out the “WOP”, which was about as close as you will get when you have a white guy trying to dance.  I thought it was pretty good, but this is what it should have looked like.   […]
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Fauria breaks out silly dance after first career TD (Video / GIF)

Detroit Lions tight end Joe Fauria scored his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday's season opener against the Minnesota Vikings, but that accomplishment has been foreshadowed by the dance moves he broke out during the celebration. We're not sure what Fauria was trying to do here, but he probably didn't try out these moves in front of a mirror...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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