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PHOTO: Detroit Lions Holder Sam Martin is Overjoyed New Kicker Matt Prater Made a Kick

The Detroit Lions are a good team, but they have one massive problem so far this season--they can't seem to kick a field goal to save their collective lives. Six weeks in to the season the team is working on it's third placekicker, former Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater.Sure enough, his first kick was a miss--but not his second, a 52-yarder.@LIONS/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions kicker Sam Martin not ranked top-20 in the NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With a week of preseason games now in the books, the 2014 NFL season is officially underway. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin Mayhew made the Detroit Lions better, but by how much?

The Detroit Lions 2014 NFL draft is getting mixed views from the so called experts around the country and it is certainly the most important and will be the most scrutinized draft of general manager Martin Mayhew’s career. Tight end Eric Ebron was the 10th overall pick and the Lions made a trade up to secure outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy which upgraded the Lions linebacking core...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Martin Mayhew possibly equal the success of the 2013 NFL Draft?

Martin Mayhew has been around the Detroit Lions long enough to have seem some good and bad days. Without a doubt though, his high point was the 2013 draft. Top to bottom, the Lions got good value out of a draft that at first glance raised some eyebrows. 2013 was Mayhew’s fifth as the Lions general manager. He had served as assistant general manager to Matt Millen before that, so...
Via cover32 - Lions
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lions punter tries to make tackle, hilarity ensues

Can this tackle attempt from Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin on Minnesota Vikings return man Marcus Sherels even be considered a tackle attempt?
Via Gamedayr
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Notes: Martin explains punt and CJ's impressive grab

DETROIT -- Sometimes it's not the average of the punts you make that matters, it's the one punt that doesn't work out that can kill you. Lions rookie Sam Martin found that out the hard way Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Martin blasted his first punt 65 yards, pinning the Bengals at their own 10-yard line. But his last punt is the one people will remember. ...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions rookie punter Martin worth draft pick

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Punters and kickers aren't the most popular picks in the NFL Draft. Every once in a while, however, its necessary for teams to make that investment. They just cant make a mistake and waste the pick. Otherwise, theyre going to look very foolish. The Detroit Lions never regretted taking a kicker, Jason Hanson, in the second round in 1992, and it appears they...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions rookie Sam Martin wins Special Teams Player of the Week

When Sam Martin was drafted people scratched their heads, because not only was Sam Martin a punter, he was also from a small school.  Well Lions fans, I am happy to tell you that your punter was a stud in college and it is rubbing off in the NFL. Martin was named week 3 Special […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Martin lives up to expectations

DETROIT -- Rex Ryan has a way with words, and he had a simple summation about what Friday night's Jets-Lions game meant to the rookies on both teams. "I don't care who you are or what you've done, things changed when the lights came on tonight," Ryan said after Detroit's 26-17 victory. "Whatever you did in college, it doesn't matter. This is the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mayhew: Pressure is always on

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew knows the pressure is on to win now. But he insists its nothing new, not in his profession. I think what happens is, the heat on the seat kind of varies from week to week, Mayhew poetically said Tuesday, in a rare interview session with the media. The guys whose seats are real cool right now, theyre going to be hot...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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