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Dan Orlovsky emerging as frontrunner for backup job

Detroit Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky's peformance in preseason action against Washington has him almost a shoe-in (at least this week) for the backup role behind starter Matthew Stafford, per the Detroit Free Press. Orlovsky, in camp compeition with Kellen Moore, completed 13 of 17 passes for 118 yards, including two touchdown drives in just two quarters of action Thursday...
Via 60 Max Power O
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington Redskins DL Ricky Jean-Francois Breaks Out The Peanut Butter Jelly Dance After Sack

As much trouble as the Washington Redskins offensive line had Thursday night, their defensive line had a pretty decent night with four sacks on the Lions quarterbacks. Ricky Jean-Francois had one of them on Dan Orlovsky which he celebrated afterwards in a way that is near and dear to his heart......with the Peanut Butter Jelly Dance!Read more »
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 5 things to watch for during second preseason game

The Detroit Lions are without question one of the more intriguing teams heading into Week 2 of the 2015 NFL preseason. There are still quite a few question marks surrounding many positions on their roster, and they need some players to step up in a big way throughout preseason action in order to figure out how to fill those holes. Jim Caldwell helped turn the Lions around last season...
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 5 things to watch for during second preseason game

The Detroit Lions are without question one of the more intriguing teams heading into Week 2 of the 2015 NFL preseason. There are still quite a few question marks surrounding many positions on their roster, and they need some players to step up in a big way throughout preseason action in order to figure out how to fill those holes. Jim Caldwell helped turn the Lions around last season...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things to watch for in the Detroit Lions’ second preseason game

The Lions were in control from start to finish against the Jets in their first preseason game last week. Stafford led the Lions down the field for a touchdown in his only series of the game and Kellen Moore along with Dan Orlovsky and Garret Gilbert filled in just nicely afterwards. Even as the rest of the backups were shuffled in the game the Lions seemed to never lose control...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions season preview: Quarterbacks

This is part one of the Detroit Lions season preview series. This article will examine the team’s quarterback position, breaking down everyone from starter Matthew Stafford to the players competing for the team’s second string job. What we know Stafford has been the Lion’s signal caller for the last seven years. He has broken his early reputation as a player made out of glass...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: five players on the bubble

Professional athletes fight for roster spots everyday in practice because there is always someone on the bubble of making the game day roster or being on the practice squad.  The Detroit Lions are no different, especially during training camp, which starts in a few weeks.  There will be various players on the cusp of making the roster and here are a few of the names to keep an...
Via EndZoneScore
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Early Predictions for Lions Biggest Positional Battles

The Lions draft and off-seasons brought many new players to the Detroit Lions team for this upcoming season.  Since the NFL never rests, NFL camps have already started with new looks at the new additions for the Lions.  Jim Caldwell, the second year Lions head coach, will have to determine who will be where for the first game of the season.  Of course there are still preseason...
Via TopSportsReport
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit's Golden Tate can't rely on typical wide receiver traits

Only 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate can't rely on his size to create coverage mismatches like teammate Calvin Johnson can. Also, unlike many other pass-catchers his size, Tate isn't the fastest player on the field either. Yet, Tate racked up 99 receptions for 1,331 yards and four touchdowns last season. His explosive production was more a result...
Via Fox Sports
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

What if the Colts had Drafted RGIII?

Jacksonville, Fla., January 1, 2012. The hometown Jaguars (4-11) faced the visiting Indianapolis Colts (2-13) in a game featuring truly elite quarterbacks in Dan Orlovsky and the immortal Blaine Gabbert.Though the game was watched by practically no one, it would end up being the most important game of the league’s final week of the regular season. The reason? After winning the...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions QB Kellen Moore finally takes second-team reps

Kellen Moore has been with the Detroit Lions since the 2012 season, but he has never played a game. Last season, Moore was the third-stringer behind backup Dan Orlovsky and starter Matthew Stafford. Although Orlovsky is still around, Moore has cut into his second-team reps during OTA workouts, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. With an impressive summer, Moore could...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Orlovsky remains high on Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky is a big Theo Riddick fan. Last year, Orlovsky incorrectly predicted a breakout season for Riddick. This year, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the bench-warmer is doubling down. "Theo's too good to not put on the field," Orlovsky told the Free Press. "Theo has stuff that you can't coach, that you can't teach, that...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Kellen Moore is comfortable with Detroit Lions' quarterback situation

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell made Dan Orlovsky the backup to starting quarterback Matthew Stafford last season, relegating former Boise State star Kellen Moore to a third-string role. Moore may vie for Orlovsky's job this year, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, but the QB is comfortable either way. "Like it here. Simple as that," Moore told MLive.com. "We've been here...
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Re-Signed QB Dan Orlovsky

The Detroit Lions announced Monday that they’ve re-signed veteran QB Dan Orlovsky. There was talk in recent weeks that the Lions were interested in bringing Orlovsky back for another year. Orlovsky, 31, is a former fifth-round pick of the Lions back in 2005. He spent the first three years of his career in Detroit before later joining ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Interested In Re-Signing RFA QB Kellen Moore

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have told people around the league that they’re hoping to re-sign restricted free agent QB Kellen Moore this offseason. However, Detroit’s plans for backup QB Dan Orlovsky are “less clear.” Birkett mentions that the Lions would like to find a young quarterback to develop this offseason and possibly pair...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Working Out QB Tajh Boyd

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports, citing a league source, reports that the Lions will be working out former Clemson QB Tajh Boyd on Tuesday. Both Lions backup quarterback, Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Moore, will be an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks, so it won’t be surprising to see them kick the tires on a few options this offseason. Boyd was taken the sixth round of this...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Detroit Lions consider a QB in the 2015 NFL Draft?

Right now, the Detroit Lions are set at quarterback. Matthew Stafford is a bona fide star, a clutch player who makes the franchise a viable Super Bowl contender. And he’s coming off a season in which he grew by leaps and bounds, eliminating a lot of the mistakes that plagued him earlier in his career. But behind Stafford, things are pretty thin for the Lions. At season’s end...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions mock the Dallas Cowboys after reversed call

The Detroit Lions might be bitter. After losing 24-20 in the NFC Wild Card playoffs to the Dallas Cowboys after an extremely controversial pass-interference-turned-non-pass-interference call, Detroit felt jilted. On Sunday afternoon, the Cowboys visited the Green Bay Packers and were trailing 26-21 in the fourth quarter. On 4th and 2 from Green Bay’s 32-yard line with 4:42 remaining...
Via Awful Announcing
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions turn to Twitter to 'empathize' with Cowboys

The Detroit Lions did a little trolling Sunday at the expense of the Dallas Cowboys. Shortly after a game-turning call went against the Cowboys, the Lions' official Twitter account sent out a message that read: "Sorry @dallascowboys. We know the feeling. #CompletingTheProcess." It was in reference to Dez Bryant's apparent catch near the Green Bay 1-yard line in the final minutes...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2015 Cap Situation: Offense

All this information is from OverTheCap.com. The Lions currently have $69,132,556 committed to 20 players on the offensive side of the ball. QB: #9 Matthew Stafford 2015 Cap Number: $17,721,250 Pre-June 1st Cut Dead Money: $27,221,250 Cap Savings: ($9,500,000) Post-June 1st Cut Dead Money: $16,221,250 Cap Savings: $1,500,000 Free Agents: #8 Dan Orlovsky and #17 Kellen...
Via The Majors Detroit
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

All-Purpose Playbook: Week 15 NFL underdog picks, fantasy lesson, DraftKings & more

Welcome to the All-Purpose Playbook, a Buzzer column that is (1) either a guide to many things NFL and wagering, such as underdogs and totals and daily fantasy football or (2) a road map to hell. Check back here on Thursdays for more football picks, a smattering of GIFs and occasional nonsense. Follow me @brettsmiley on Twitter, and you can email me with any questions or comments...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweeting to College Athletes: Should You Do it?

Ah, the age-old question: Is it okay to tweet at a college athlete? Well, maybe it’s not that old. Twitter has become prominent as a social network for the media and various digital platforms over the last few years, making those with higher “celeb” status’ thoughts as justified, newsworthy bits. That is cool. But it can also be kind of a weird thing when you dig deeper...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UConn QB Dan Orlovsky Says Recruiting is Key to Program’s Future

There are highs and lows of all college football programs. For UConn (1-4, 0-2 AAC), it doesn’t get much higher than the days of Dan Orlovsky as its quarterback. Photo used courtesy of toledoblade.com. The Shelton, CT native could have accepted offers from bigger programs at Purdue or Michigan State, but he decided to play for his local Huskies. In his junior year, Orlovsky...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills offense gets last preseason test vs Lions

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills defense can take a break. Quarterback EJ Manuel and Buffalo's sputtering starting offense isn't expected to get much rest in the preseason finale against the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Coach Doug Marrone's concerns on offense come after Manuel and company were booed off the field while trailing 24-0 at halftime of an eventual 27-14...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints will improve to 7-0 after tough game in Detroit

Next up on my looks on regular season opponents of the Saints focuses on one of the pass-happiest teams in the NFL – the Detroit Lions. In this piece, I intend to grade (out of 5) the positional units of the Bucs to give you a better idea of the opponent. It’s important to note that this isn’t a preview, as many things can change between now and gameday.  Also, the grades...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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