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Report: Lions, Ndamukong Suh to discuss contract extension after season

The Detorit Lions will not sign defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a contract extension until after the season, reports Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com. The #Lions have tabled contract discussions with Ndamukong Suh until after the season — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 28, 2014 Lions president Tom Lewand remains optimistic that the team and Suh can agree on a deal.  Tom...
Via Sports-Glory
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford ranked 11th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s signal caller not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of QBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s quarterbacks...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson named best fantasy option at WR, Tate is top-35

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. 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 each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who is the top fantasy football sleeper for the Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions training camp kicked off this week, which means that the 2014 NFL season is so close we can almost taste it. That also means that another all-important season is about to begin: fantasy football. I know that some of you may not be fantasy football fanatics, but don’t you think it’s time that you got in on the craze? Over 30 million people play every year and...
Via cover32 - Lions
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions training camp preview: Offense

With the Detroit Lions opening training camp Monday, here are three storylines to follow with the offense: FIRST DOWN Joe Lombardi, in his first stint as a coordinator in the NFL, has so many toys to play with in this potentially high-powered unit. How do you spread it around and make sure everybody is satisfied and doesn't become the odd-man out? It's a good problem to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions rookie Eric Ebron may be early favorite as next team leader

They nudged quiet Calvin Johnson into a more vocal role and got the introverted Ndamukong Suh elected captain, and with the Detroit Lions on the lookout for their next group of leaders, one newcomer seems like an obvious choice. Rookie tight end Eric Ebron, more than any of the Lions’ recent first-round picks, exudes the charisma and personality often found in face-of-the-locker...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johson And The Top 5 WR In Madden 15

Madden 15 released their top 5 WRs in this year’s game, which comes out August 26. Take a look: Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson-99 Overall Chicago Bears Brandon Marshall- 96 Overall Cincinnati Bengals AJ Green- 95 Overall Houston Texans Andre Johnson- 95 Overall Dallas Cowboys Dez Bryant- 94 Overall The post Calvin Johson And The Top 5 WR In Madden 15 appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2014: 5 Pressing Questions Heading Into The Season

 The Detroit Lions ended the 2013 season with four straight losses. A 6-3 start was completely eradicated by losing six of their finals seven games. As has always been the case in Motown, the Lions were marred by an inane lack of discipline (6.9 penalties per game), which put them in the top 10 of most penalized teams in the league.Inconsistent play from Matthew Stafford and and...
Via Football Nation
5 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...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Focus on Calvin Johnson doesn't mean success for Detroit Lions' other receivers

Every receiver is usually “excited” or very excited when he first joins the Lions for one big reason: He believes all the attention on Calvin Johnson will create countless chances for him to catch balls and make plays. Golden Tate recently told ESPN’s “First Take” that he has “a chance to catch a ton more balls” against second-tier cornerbacks. But if you look at the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

4 hopeful headlines: can Calvin Johnson finally win the MVP?

The 2014 NFL season is exactly six weeks away and we’re ramping up our speculation machine to full throttle here at cover32. If you’re curious to find out what will happen this year and don’t want to go through that whole messy business of waiting to find out, we’ve got you covered. So dim the lights, turn your fog machine on and gaze into the crystal ball. Yoda said it best...
Via cover32 - Lions
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson Legacy Is Just In The Beginning

For a man who is 6’5 240 who is a freak of nature, Calvin Johnson is already the best wide receiver in the NFL and is looking to be one of the greatest.  Calvin Johnson has been a receiving machine for the lion, since being in the NFL. He is a four time pro bowler who has over 9,300 receiving in six years while also having over 500 receptions and 66 touchdowns. Just two years...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Yahoo Fantasy Football ADP Mock Draft

Average Draft Position is important to remember when you enter your fantasy football drafts this summer. If you do you homework, you will know which players are being undervalued and who is being overvalued, as well as the same for certain positions. At the end of June, we started our ADP Mock Draft series with High Stakes Fantasy Football.  Now we get to compare the "experts...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Formations Fantasy Football Review: Detroit Lions Edition

The Detroit Lions have had a few of the most dynamic fantasy players in history in Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson. While Megatron should put up huge numbers again, there are other players who will do extremely well this year. Star: Matt Stafford (QB) 13 Stats: 4647 yards, 29 TD, 19 INT Why He’s a […] The post Formations Fantasy Football Review: Detroit Lions Edition appeared...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Position preview: Have the Detroit Lions improved at wide receiver?

The Detroit Lions have featured the best wide receiver in the NFL in Calvin Johnson for many years now. The problem is they have featured little else to go along with him at the position. Far too often, quarterback Matthew Stafford has seemed to force the ball to Johnson, but in reality, there wasn’t much else to work with. Nate Burleson seemed to be on his way to an excellent...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Titus Young attacked his attorney

Yesterday we told you that former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young had been arrested again on battery charges—this time for causing serious bodily injury in Los Angeles, California. Details were scarce at the time, but we’ve now find out that the victim was actually Young’s own attorney. The attack reportedly took place at a “medical treatment center,” where Young...
Via Gridiron Grit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson rated NFL’s best home run hitter

Last night, 10 of the best sluggers in Major League Baseball gathered in Minnesota for the annual Home Run Derby. It was a fun exhibition of power, a showcase for players who can change a game with one swing of the bat. In the NFL, there are similar impact athletes on each roster, guys who can change the complexion of a contest with one electric play. Sometimes, this is a team...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Pro Bowl candidates for the Detroit Lions in 2014

The 2014 NFL season is right around the corner. In just a couple of weeks training camp will get started. After another all-too-familiar mid-season implosion, the Lions will be hungry to finally earn a trip to the playoffs. To help prepare you, we compiled a list of the top five candidates to make the Pro Bowl for the Detroit Lions this year. 1. Calvin Johnson There is no debate...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Titus Young Arrested Again

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested. No, seriously. Details of the incident are scarce at the moment, but Young has reportedly been charged with battery for causing serious bodily in Los Angeles, according to the Detroit Free Press. Young was arrested July 9, just one day before he was scheduled to make a pretrial...
Via Gridiron Grit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ WR Calvin Johnson ranked the best No. 81 in the NFL today

Certain players are simply synonymous with certain numbers. It’s hard to see No. 4 without thinking of Brett Favre. Seven will always be John Elway. A pair of twos right next to each other is Emmitt Smith. And the sight of 56 conjures up memories of Lawrence Taylor. Those are some of the all-time greats, players who have etched their names in the NFL’s history books. But there...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson likes Lions' chances

The Detroit Lions have been a stranger to success, but some members of the 2014 version are bullish on their chances this season, including the team's best player. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who discussed with NFL Network his No. 2 ranking on the network's Top 100 players list this week, said the Lions feel they have what it takes to win a Super Bowl. "We need to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: Calvin is NFL elite, Northern Michigan is Packers country, Riddick is all the hype

Detroit Lions All the hype is about Theo Riddick(READ) How high did NFL players rate Calvin Johnson(READ) Northern Michigan loves the Packers(READ) Catching the ball more consistently is key to Lions success(READ) You may also be interested in:Rewind: Calvin is NFL elite, Northern Michigan is Packers country, Riddick is all the hypeEveryone is talking about Theo RiddickThese 10 sleepers...
Via cover32 - Lions
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: Detroit Lions need to win a Super Bowl

The Detroit Lions are not a team that are typically associated with Super Bowl predictions. Yet wide receiver Calvin Johnson feels that he and his teammates are ready to not only be a competitive playoff contender but be a team that can take it all…now. Johnson told the Detroit Free Press that the Lions are about to shock the world. “We need to win a Super Bowl,” Johnson said...
Via Players View
17 days ago  |  Discuss

These 10 sleepers could challenge the Detroit Lions for a 2014 playoff spot

One of the great things about the NFL is that nearly every team can make a case for the upcoming season being “their year.” That’s because every campaign sees plenty of worst-to-first turnarounds, where non-playoff teams from the year before suddenly find themselves in postseason contention down the stretch. Some of this is nothing more than false hope, summertime bravado that...
Via cover32 - Lions
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: Lions need to win a Super Bowl

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson believes his team can win a championship. “We need to win a Super Bowl,” Johnson said on the NFL Network Wednesday. “That’s the No. 1 thing. That’s the No. 1 thing (and) should be for every team going into the beginning of the year. “We’re definitely in a place where we feel we could do that.” The All-Pro receiver said new...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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