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Trouble is brewing on the Detroit Lions defensive line

There is trouble brewing on the Detroit Lions defensive line already this year. We all know that the lack of a contract extension for Ndamukong Suh has been a major distraction this offseason and may have caused the Lions trouble in signing potential free agents, but there are more pressing concerns now. Two of the Lions key players on the defensive line are causing the concern...
Via cover32 - Lions
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley Rolled To Lions Facilities In The Coolest Car

Nick Fairley, the defensive tackle, who will be a free agent after this season, was spotted riding into the Detroit Lions facilities this afternoon in this hot mobile. [Mike Rothstein] The post Nick Fairley Rolled To Lions Facilities In The Coolest Car appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Position Preview: Detroit Lions need production from Suh and Fairley this year

The Detroit Lions defensive line is built upon their strength up the middle. The Lions have two first round picks at defensive tackle, and another at right defensive end, and when it clicks it consumes opponents in a brutal fashion. Ndamukong Suh is the best defensive tackle in the NFL. He is the most intimidating player in the league, his hits are violent, his work ethic is undeniable...
Via cover32 - Lions
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Detroit Lions

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Philadelphia Eagles draft. That article can be found here:  http://utnsports.com/2014/07/19/analyzing-the-2011-draft-philadelphia-eagles/ Next up is the Detroit Lions. The Motor City Kitties were on starting to look like a decent squad heading into...

Are expectations too lofty for Nick Fairley?

The bar for Nick Fairley has been drastically high since being drafted 13th overall in 2011 by the Detroit Lions. Though he has improved a bit each year since, the Lions have opted not to pick up his fifth year option. GM Martin Mayhew has said he “doesn’t believe [Fairley] is a $5.5 million player right now.” The team is trying to send a clear message Nick’s way by potentially...
Via The Penalty Flag
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions' Fairley finally fit, but will he stay that way?

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- In another week, the Detroit Lions' offseason program will end with most of the players leaving town until training camp opens in late July. For Nick Fairley, that will be a serious test. Can he keep the 25-30 pounds he claims to have shed off or does he revert to his old, bad habits? "He looks good," defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said following...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley appears to be motivated towards consistency in 2014

Nick Fairley seems to be reacting in a positive manner to general manager Martin Mayhew’s decision to not pick up the 5th year option on Fairley’s rookie contract. The question is, is he motivated to improve his play and become a more consistent force for the Detroit Lions or is he just auditioning for his next contract elsewhere. Fairley has all the potential in the world and...
Via cover32 - Lions
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions take a proactive risk with defensive tackle Nick Fairley

For three years, Auburn football coaches poked and prodded, coaxed and cajoled, begged and pleaded with Nick Fairley, first to get his academics in order so he could play and then to apply himself, to put in the work, both on his body and on his understanding of the game, so he could reach his enormous potential. Nothing much happened in those three years. It took him two years...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions won’t be picking up Nick Fairley’s fifth year option

Lions general manager Martin Mayhew told reporters that they won’t be picking up Nick Fairley’s fifth-year option. #Lions GM Martin Mayhew said the team will not be picking up Nick Fairley's 5th year option — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 24, 2014 The option was for about $5.5M. Mayhew said he doesn't see Fairley as a $5M player right now. Needs to be more consistent...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 24, 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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