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Life Doesn't Suck At All For Detroit Lions QB Mathew Stafford

If there was one person in the NFL most guys wouldn't mind trading places with it would probably be Detroit Lions quarterback Mathew Stafford. Yes, there are guys on better teams that are more likely to make it to the Super Bowl, but the Lions are a pretty good team. As long as they don't lose any of their key pieces they should be in the mix again next season as well.When it comes...
Via FatManWriting
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Levy's snub from Pro Bowl glaring mistake

The Pro Bowl can be considered a farce for many reasons, but this year none more so than the absence of Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy. All Levy did was lead the NFL in solo tackles with 117 -- 16 more than anybody else -- and finish second overall in combined tackles (151), two behind Carolina's Luke Kuechly. A total of six outside linebackers were selected for Sunday's game...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bad Lip Reading spoofs Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell

The bad news is the NFL season is almost over. The good news is that means it’s time for Bad Lip Reading to release their annual spoof of the NFL. This year they got Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, among many others. Check it out: Hilarious. You may also be interested in: VIDEO: Bad Lip Reading spoofs Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell READ: The Detroit Lions explain...
Via cover32 - Lions
2 days ago  |  Discuss

READ: The Detroit Lions explain why they dumped Dominic Raiola after 14 years

When you’ve been with someone for 14 years it’s hard to break it off no matter what they have done. Such is the case for the Detroit Lions and center Dominic Raiola, who will not be back with the team next season. Today Jim Caldwell and Martin Mayhew released statements explaining the decision: Statements from Martin Mayhew & Jim Caldwell on Dominic Raiola: http://t.co/5BvDUxfvuR...
Via cover32 - Lions
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Apologetic Raiola hopes to be remembered for leaving everything on field

Despite what some might think of him, Dominic Raiola wants Detroit Lions' fans to know this: He's sorry. He's sorry the Lions had only two winning seasons in his 14 years with the team. He's sorry they lost about 68 percent of the games since he arrived. "That's one thing, if I could apologize to the people of the city, I'm sorry that we couldn't be more successful, ultimately win...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions inform Dominic Raiola they will not re-sign him

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports After 14 seasons in the middle of the offensive line and countless boneheaded moves, Dominic Raiola has put on a Lions uniform for the last time. The team informed him Monday that they will not re-sign the free agent. Raiola had played in every game of his fourteen-year career, which is actually pretty amazing, until he was suspended for the week 17 game...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things the Detroit Lions need to do this off season

Signing Suh is priority #1 for the Detroit Lions this offseason (Credit: Bleacher Report) Now that the season is over for the Lions, it is time to focus on what to do in this off season. Now, there is still plenty of time before the next season starts, but they need to consider these three things in order to make their team better next year. Find a 3rd wide receiver. It was obvious...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions apparently part ways with Raiola

Dominic Raiola made it clear that he's not ready to retire, but the Detroit Lions apparently plan to go in a different direction. The Lions have informed Raiola that they aren't going to bring him back for the 2015 season, according to the Detroit Free Press. Raiola, 36, a second-round pick by the Lions in 2001 out of Nebraska, started 205 games at center during his 14-year career...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Deny Chicago Bears Request

It’s definitely no secret that the Detroit Lions organization and the Chicago Bears organization are pretty bitter rivals. That’s why it is not surprising that when Chicago came a-knocking on Detroit’s door to interview a potential Offensive Coordinator, the Lions slammed the door. #Bears asked for permission to interview #Lions QB coach Jim Bob Cooter, a fast-riser, for OC...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s 10 Worst Plays of 2014: #8 Brees pick at Lions late

The Lions game definitely ranks as one of the most painful losses of the season, especially since the Lions really had no business escaping with a victory. The Saints completely dominated that game from top to bottom for 3.9 quarters before pissing it all away in the final minutes with a comedy of mistakes. You’ll be seeing more from this game but consider this inexplicable interception...
Via The Saints Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Offseason Musts

The Detroit Lions had an impressive, enjoyable 11-5 2014 season, upgrading from their abysmal 7-9 2013 season. The Lions had a top-three defense, boasted a lot of young talent, and clinched their first playoff berth since 2011.Not so fast; Detroit can't tip their caps just yet -- we all know what happened when they did after their magical 2011 season: collapsed two seasons back-to...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Desmond Howard Believes The NCAA Should Give Reggie Bush His Heisman Back In Light Of PSU Decision

With today’s news that the NCAA would be reinstating the 111 wins previously stripped from Joe Paterno after the Jerry Sandusky scandal, many are looking for USC and 2005 Heisman Trohpy winner Reggie Bush to receive similar lenience. Bush succinctly voiced his displeasure with the situation on Twitter earlier today, and now another Heisman winner, Desmond Howard, believes that...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: The Jim Caldwell Difference

When Jim Schwartz fronted the Detroit Lions and their abysmal second half collapses, he constantly used his infamous mantra: "We were just one play away." Yes, in many of those Lions losses, Detroit lost by a score or less. The Lions were one play away -- but they could never seem to jump that hurdle, could never seem to get out of their own way. Schwartz repeated the phrase; eventually...
Via Pro Football Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Defensive report card

The beloved Detroit Lions defense are getting their report card today and as you can imagine the grades seem to be off the charts compared to their league counterparts. Although the playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys may have lowered the averages some, the Detroit defense of the 2014-2015 season is one to remember. Safeties: A-  Glover Quin Glover Quin had a record 7 interceptions...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions players, other athletes react to Dez Bryant call

  Everyone had something to say about Dez Bryant’s overturned catch, including a handful of professional athletes.   Officials ruled that the Dallas wide receiver’s spectacular catch at Green Bay’s 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ divisional-round matchup with the Packers on Sunday was an incomplete pass. Many people on Twitter, including...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Stafford to Pete Morelli on picked-up flag: ‘That’s unbelievable, and you know it’ (VIDEO)

Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford was every bit as irate as Lions fans were after a penalty flag for defensive pass interference was picked up in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s wild-card matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. Stafford was mic’d up for Showtime’s Inside the NFL, and we now have a firsthand look at his reaction to the bizarre sequence of events. The Lions...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford Mic’d on PI Call: Hey That’s Unbelievable

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had little time to compose himself before he addressed the media after Detroit’s 24-10 loss against Dallas on Sunday. However, Stafford was clearly aggravated on the sidelines right after the pass interference flag incident when he talked to referee Pete Morelli (via NFL.com). Hey, Pete, that’s unbelievable. That’s unbelievable and...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford’s fiancee takes shot at refs on Instagram

The Cowboys eliminated the Lions from the playoffs on Saturday and the hot topic after the game (and Monday) was a play where Lions linebacker Anthony Hitchens was initially called for pass interference. However, the officials picked up the flag after deciding a penalty did not occur. Detroit was forced to punt and Dallas would...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL head official: Cowboys should have been flagged

  Essentially, the NFL admits it made a “whoopsie.”   Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens should have been penalized on an incomplete pass to Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew, NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino told “PFT Live” on Monday. The controversial play, which turned a first down into a fourth down for Detroit, was widely seen as...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee TV station trolls Ndamukong Suh

Milwaukee TV station gets revenge on Suh pic.twitter.com/3CMixAu8PX — Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) January 5, 2015 After the Lions lost to the Cowboys in the Wild Card round of the playoffs (thanks in part to some questionable officiating) there was no shortage of schadenfreude from their local rivals. Ndamukong Suh was tearful in his postgame press conference and the NBC...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The end of Ndamukong Suh as a Detroit Lion

Ndamukong Suh has been one of the best players in football since being drafted second-overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2010 NFL draft. While issues have arisen about his on-field conduct, nobody could argue Suh’s production in the middle of the defensive line, helping Detroit go from afterthoughts to playoff contenders throughout his tenure. Now, after five seasons in the Motor...
Via This Given Sunday
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate Challenges Organization to “Have Best Offseason of Your Life”

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate may be new to the team, but he had some strong words of encouragement for the organization following its disheartening playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday evening (via ESPN.com). I challenged every man in here, coaches, trainers, fan base, players obviously, to go have the best offseason of your life. We see how close we are as a community...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ndamukong Suh cries after loss to Cowboys

The Detroit Lions were well on their way to their first playoff victory since 1991 on Sunday, but the Dallas Cowboys came from behind to advance to the divisional round. Ndamukong Suh did not take it well. Suh teared up while speaking to reporters after the loss. At one point, he had to leave the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Refs reverse crucial call in Cowboys-Lions game

A critical pass interference penalty in the Dallas Cowboys-Detroit Lions playoff game Sunday was changed by the referees, leading the Lions to punt and ultimately lose the game. Detroit had the ball for a 3rd-and-1 at the Cowboys 46 with 8:25 left, leading 20-17. Matt Stafford attempted a pass to tight end Brandon Pettigrew, but...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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