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Lions are the only team allowing less than 200 passing yards a game

This year the Detroit Lions defense could be one of the best defenses in the NFL. Last week defensive tackle Nick Fairley stated he felt the team was the best defense in the league. He is correct on one category. @Lions: #Lions are the only @NFL team to allow less than 200 passing yards per […] The post Lions are the only team allowing less than 200 passing yards a game appeared...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley: “Lions Defense Can Be The Best Ever”

Nick Fairley has lost a few pounds and gotten his swagger back, so I’ll chalk these comment up to successful optimism. The Lions defeated a depleted Vikings team 17-3 on Sunday with a defense that was physically dominant, an able to carry an offense that was without Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush. After racking up eight sacks, and forcing three turnovers as a unit, Fairley believes ...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: News, stats and stars from the Packers game

The Detroit Lions played 60 minutes of dominant defense to defeat the Green Bay Packers 19-7 on Sunday. The defense scooped and scored, recorded a safety and shutdown the Packers’ offense all game long —so much so that the Lions’ defense outscored Green Bay by itself (8-7). Detroit didn’t trail at any point on Sunday, and this pivotal NFC North victory could prove to be huge...
Via isportsweb.com
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley has lost 10 pounds

Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley has had a rough summer.  He lost his starting job after eating himself out of shape. The good news is that Fairley has lost 10 pounds. Fairley is back down to 305 pounds — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 1, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading......
Via Pro Football Zone
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley admits he’s eaten himself out of shape

Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley admits that his eating has gotten out of control. Fairley said his eating habits have gotten in the way the last couple weeks. He says he's at 315 and wants to be 305. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 20, 2014 Fairley has looked out of shape this preseason, which has led to him being demoted to the Lions’ second-team defense.   ...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Fairley could end up being 'trade candidate'

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes that unless former first-round pick DT Nick Fairley shows improvement in the coming weeks, he could end up being a “midseason trade candidate.” Birkett mentions that Fairley is now the last remaining hope for the Lions’ 2011 draft class as he and RB Mikel Leshoure are last remaining players of that group still on the team’s roster...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley may be dead weight on the Detroit Lions roster

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell may be trying to set some new standards with his team. At first glance, it appears Caldwell is holding players accountable for themselves, with Nick Fairley being demoted to second team during this week’s practices. Fairley showed up initially this year 30 pounds lighter than last season. Fairley had offseason sleep apnea surgery and showed...
Via cover32 - Lions
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Apparently Lions’ DT Nick Fairley lost too much weight during the offseason

Looking to supposedly motivate defensive tackle Nick Fairley the Lions declined to pick up the $5.5M team option on his contract once the 2015 season rolls around meaning Fairley will be a free agent. Now whether or not you thought it was going to be pure motivation for Fairley or a ploy to free up money for Suh is up for debate but the fact of the matter is the former first round...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions will not pick up 2015 contract option on their 2011 first round pick

Nick Fairley will be a free agent after the 2014. The Detroit Lions made that official with the announcement that they are declining the 2015 5.5 million dollar option on Fairley’s rookie contract. Fairley has often appeared unmotivated and out of shape during his three years with the Lions. General manager Martin Mayhew has stated that the Lions have tried to encourage Fairley...
Via cover32 - Lions
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley: Lions are going to Super Bowl

After a tremendously disappointing 4-12 season last year, the Detroit Lions are looking to get back on track in 2013 and contend for a playoff spot. Jim Schwartz’s team’s inability to take things one game at a time last season cost them in the long run, which is why it will be important for the Lions to simplify things when training camp begins. For starters, Detroit should not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 09, 2013  |  2 Comments
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