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21 Former UConn Football Players in 2014 NFL Camps

STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut currently has 21 former players on NFL rosters as league training camps open across the nation this week. The players range from quarterback Dan Orlovsky, who is entering his tenth NFL season and is back with his original team in the Detroit Lions, to drafted rookies Yawin Smallwood with the Atlanta Falcons and Shamar Stephen with...
Via Sox and Dawgs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Training Camp watch list: New Orleans Saints linebacker Ramon Humber

  Ramon Humber (53) goes airborne to force an incomplete pass from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Dan Orlovsky (6) during their 2011 contest.  Photo credit:  Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune. An undrafted free agent signed by the Colts in 2009, Humber was one of the Saints’ best-kept secrets until the beginning of the 2014 NFL free agency period when both the Minnesota...
Via cover32 - Saints
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Position Preview: Who will be the third quarterback for the Detroit Lions?

There is no quarterback controversy in Detroit as the Lions will continue to rely on their former first overall pick Matthew Stafford to be their starter and leader of their offense. Stafford was plagued by injuries during his first two seasons, but has not missed a game during the last three years while compiling stats at a record pace. Shaun Hill had been the backup for years...
Via cover32 - Lions
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Everyone is talking about Theo Riddick

I keep hearing about Theo Riddick. The other players on the Detroit Lions can’t seem to stop praising him. Joique Bell feels Riddick could end up in the pro bowl this year. Dan Orlovsky sees the Lions making sure eight plays a game are run with the intention of throwing to Riddick. Orlovsky also thinks that no one can cover Riddick and that he could end up in a Darren Sproles type...
Via cover32 - Lions
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions wanted to add a quarterback, but none fell where they wanted

The Lions don’t have a need for a starting quarterback, but General Manager Martin Mayhew said that the team was interested in drafting a quarterback to join Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Moore in the backup mix. That never happened and Mayhew says it’s because any time they would start talking about a quarterback, the player would wind up being selected by another team. Justin Rogers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions final mock draft (Day 3)

Day 3 (Rounds 4-7 ) of the 2014 NFL Draft will begin at noon on Saturday, May 10. The Detroit Lions have three fourth-round picks and one selection in rounds six and seven. Detroit Lions final mock draft (Day 1) Here’s who I have the Lions drafting to this point: Round 1, Pick 10 (10th overall). Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA Round 2, Pick 13 (45th overall). Marcus Martin, C, USC  ...
Via isportsweb.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell, new culture made Dan Orlovsky pursue return to Lions

Backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky understands why he might not receive the warmest welcome in his return to the Lions after being a part of the 0-16 season in 2008. But when he became a free agent this offseason after five years away from Detroit, Orlovsky put the Lions near the top of his wish list because he’s noticed a change in culture and holds coach Jim Caldwell in the highest...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions sign Orlovsky as backup QB

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Quarterback Dan Orlovsky is back with the Detroit Lions after signing a one-year contract.
Via FOXSports.com
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ human end zone marker returns

I suppose stranger things have happened, but the Detroit Lions brought back an infamous piece of their past and with him may come questions about the sanity of Martin Mayhew and Jim Caldwell. QB Dan Orlovsky is back.  Yes, the man who couldn’t help but step out of the back his own end zone during his first stint with the Lions has returned.  With fair warning to Orlovsky, he...
Via The Penalty Flag
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Orlovsky returns to Lions to back up Matthew Stafford

Back in 2005 the Lions thought quarterback Dan Orlovsky could be part of their future. Now the Lions believe he can part of their present. The Lions on Tuesday signed Orlovsky to replace Shaun Hill as the backup to Matthew Stafford. Orlovsky was signed to a one-year deal. Hill signed with the Rams last week. The Lions were also believed to be interested in Luke McCown, who signed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions re-haunted by one of Matt Millen’s mistakes at quarterback

Every time I think we could maybe go a week without rehashing the nightmare days of Matt Millen’s tenure in Detroit, something brings those painful memories back. The most recent addition to the Detroit Lions roster left me speechless, hurt and in denial; had Millen possessed the soul of general manager Martin Mayhew and brought one of his classic mistakes back while laughing maniacally...
Via cover32 - Lions
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions bring back Dan Orlovsky to back up Matthew Stafford

The Lions agreed to a one-year deal with Dan Orlovsky on Wednesday, bringing back the only quarterback in NFL history to unknowingly run out of his own end zone and spackle my brother’s basement. Orlovsky started seven games for the 0-16 Lions, including the game when he rolled out of his own end zone in a 12-10 loss to the Vikings. The FOX announcers that day called Orlovsky...
Via Detroit4lyfe
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions add veteran backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky

The Detroit Lions have signed veteran quarterback Dan Orlovsky to a one-year contract. Murmurs of the 30-year-old’s return to Detroit began this week. With the Lions he will be listed as the teams No. 2 quarterback after the team failed to re-sign Shaun Hill. In addition to his time with the Lions, Orlovsky is familiar with new coach Jim Caldwell who he started five games for while...
Via Tireball.com
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Sign QB Dan Orlovsky

Yes, this Dan Orlovsky…. Good luck with all that. The #Lions have agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with quarterback Dan Orlovsky to be their new backup to @Staff_9 — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) April 2, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlovsky returns to Lions as backup quarterback

Dan Orlovsky is returning to the Detroit Lions after agreeing to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Let the jokes begin. Orlovsky infamously made himself a part of Lions' lore when he stepped on the line in the back of the end zone for a safety six years ago in what turned into a two-point loss to Minnesota. It was an unforgettable moment in the Lions' 0-16 season during which...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions sign QB Dan Orlovsky

Per Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman, the Lions have signed quarterback Dan Orlovsky to backup Matthew Stafford.  If you remember, Orlovsky, or OrLOLvsky to some, was with the Lions from 2005-2008, so at least he knows his way around Metro Detroit.  Unfortunately for him, the Lions and Lions fans, he doesn’t know his way around a football field. Get ready for this to be played...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Lions “Expected” To Sign QB Dan Orlovsky

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Detroit Lions are “expected” to sign QB Dan Orlovsky, per a league source. Orlovsky, 30, spent four seasons with the Lions before moving on to stints in Houston, Indianapolis and Tampa Bay for the last two seasons. The University of Connecticut product has started twelve games in his career, registering 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions “Known To Have Interest” In QB Dan Orlovsky

  Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions are “known to have interest” in free agent QB Dan Orlovsky. According to Birkett, Orlovsky is believed to be at the top of the Lions’ available free agents list. “We keep looking and we could certainly address it a number of different ways, and all options are open at this time,” Lions new HC Jim Caldwell...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

US Patent Office rejects “Washington Redskin” Potatoes on grounds of hate-speech

I wish I could say Im suprised.Im going to call the Federal Goverment “Dan Orlovsky” because its overstepping its bounds by rejecting a patent for “Washington Redskin” potatoes. From something called “Think Progress” aka Stink Progress, the US Patent office had this to say about why it would not approve the name:Given that ‘REDSKIN’ in the mark is a derogatory slang...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Great gaffes from NFL Week 1

Opening Sunday is always full of mishaps and gaffes, and this season’s edition was no different. Let’s get right to it. Titans safety themselves We saw more than one safety today, but this one stands above the rest for one simple reason. It happened three seconds into the Titans’ road game against the Steelers. Let me lay the situation down. On the opening kickoff...
Via This Given Sunday
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez Can’t Catch Footballs Either (GIF)

Mark Sanchez can’t really throw footballs and may not be throwing them anytime soon after injuring his shoulder against the Giants.  Still, nothing like a Sanchez GIF to put a smile on your face: Geno Smith Pulls a Dan Orlovsky (GIF) Rex Ryan Doesn’t Like ‘Who is the Starting QB’ Questions (Video)
Via Juan Elway
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Geno Smith Pulls a Dan Orlovsky (GIF)

Mark Sanchez is already a laughing stock and the butt fumble of just about any joke you can think of.  Well, let’s welcome Dan Orlovsky Geno Smith to the list of Jets that we can rip on this season.  Check out the GIF below: 2 Girls, 1 Dirty Mark Sanchez Mark Sanchez’ License Plate
Via Juan Elway
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Geno Smith Pulls a Dan Orlovsky (GIF)

Mark Sanchez is already a laughing stock and the butt fumble of just about any joke you can think of.  Well, let’s welcome Dan Orlovsky Geno Smith to the list of Jets that we can rip on this season.  Check out the GIF below: 2 Girls, 1 Dirty Mark Sanchez Mark Sanchez’ License Plate
Via Juan Elway
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss
DO IT LIKE ORLOVSKY

Geno Smith runs out the back of end zone

New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has had an absolutely terrible night in his first NFL start. He currently has three interceptions and just did his best Dan Orlovsky impression, running out of the back of the end zone while trying to avoid a sack. The only person happy to see all of this transpire has to be Mark Sanchez.
Via Diehardsport
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Geno Smith Pulls a “Dan Orlovsky” Runs Out of End Zone for Safety (Video)

Geno having a rough night. We call this an Orlovsky for this reason.
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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