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Dolphins hire former Colts QB coach Clyde Christensen as offensive coordinator

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase continues to fill in the slots on his staff, as Clyde Christensen will leave the Indianapolis Colts to become the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins after 14 seasons with the Colts.Christensen, 59, was formerly the QB coach for the Colts from 2012 to 2015. He worked with Andrew Luck from his rookie season on, and he managed to help make an...
Via PhinManiacs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford wants to play for the Lions ‘a long time’

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford hopes to play with his team for years to come. However, will the team still want him come season’s end? “Listen, that’s not up to me. It’s not,” Stafford said on FOX2 (h/t ESPN.com). “I love playing here. I’ve enjoyed it. We’ll see what happens. Hopefully I’m here for a long time.” Stafford has been under much...
Via Sportsnaut
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford’s wife rails against criticism of husband

The wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford again has taken to social media to defend her husband amid reports related to recently ousted Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. “So I guess I’m a little behind the time since I have been enjoying myself on the beach,” Kelly Stafford wrote on Instagram. “Heard that one of the coaches, who got fired, came...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Stafford's wife, Kelly, hits back at coach who questioned QB's intelligence

Kelli Stafford will not sit back and allow anyone to knock here man's intelligence.Matt Stafford's wife was not happy Thursday about a Lions coach allegedly taking a shot at the quarterback.After hearing about a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who stated that new Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter "had to simplify things for Stafford," Kelli took time away from hanging...
Via Fox Sports
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Orlovsky and Sam Martin have Matthew Stafford’s back on Twitter

Getty Images Matthew Stafford has been under fire for a lot of the changes happening in Allen Park. Following Martha Ford’s executive housecleaning Thursday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that 2015 could be Matthew Stafford’s last year in Detroit.  The Lions will have paid Stafford all of his guaranteed money on his current contract by the end of this year.  Rapoport...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Every Detroit Lions starting quarterback since 2000

Since 2000, the Detroit Lions have started 12 different quarterbacks under center. How many can you name?
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions' backup QB describes new OC Jim Bob Cooter as a pessimist

The Detroit Lions have fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter, who will takeover the play-calling and try to get the 1-6 team back on track for the remainder of the season.Expecting an immediate turnaround might be wishful thinking, though, and that doesn't seem to be Cooter's style. At least that's how Lions backup quarterback...
Via Fox Sports
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions' backup QB describes new OC Jim Bob Cooter as a pessimist

The Detroit Lions have fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter, who will takeover the play-calling and try to get the 1-6 team back on track for the remainder of the season. Expecting an immediate turnaround might be wishful thinking, though, and that doesn't seem to be Cooter's style. At least that's how Lions backup quarterback...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions' backup QB describes new OC Jim Bob Cooter as a pessimist

The Detroit Lions have fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter, who will takeover the play-calling and try to get the 1-6 team back on track for the remainder of the season. Expecting an immediate turnaround might be wishful thinking, though, and that doesn't seem to be Cooter's style. At least that's how Lions backup quarterback...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Turned Backs on Fans in Loss Against Cardinals

I looked over at a fellow Lions fan and saw him playing Magic: The Gathering on Sunday. And this was not after the Lions game had ended. It was during the game. Long before the final whistle would blow. There were so many things wrong with that picture, it’s hard to know where to start. There were many, many more minutes left in the game, you can’t see what’s happening when...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s happened to Matthew Stafford?

Matthew Stafford started playing for the Detroit Lions in 2009. Jay Cutler started playing for the Chicago Bears in 2009. Stafford was the first overall pick in 2009, while Cutler was selected 11th overall in 2006 by the Denver Broncos. In Stafford’s six-plus seasons in Detroit—year seven only being five weeks old— so far Calvin Johnson has led the team in receiving six...
Via The Sports Post
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Lions and Texans QB carousels are very different

Two of the recent coach hirings in the NFL were done with quarterback development in mind. They were the Houston Texans' grabbing Bill O'Brien from Penn State and the Detroit Lions' bringing in Jim Caldwell to work with Matthew Stafford. In Houston, O'Brien doesn't seem to have a firm feel for whether he thinks Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett is the best option for his team over the...
Via Fox Sports
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Larry Fitzgerald even catches passes from Lions quarterbacks

It was a really, really rough day for the Detroit Lions. They were absolutely crushed by the Arizona Cardinals on their home field 42-17. Matthew Stafford was benched in favor of Dan Orlovsky, and it didn’t make much of a difference. Stafford and Orlovsky combined for 279 passing yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. They completed 41-of-70 passes and pretty much acknowledged...
Via Gamedayr
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Shake off the rough start for the Indianapolis Colts because they still play in the AFC South

Everyone and their mother knows that the AFC South is the worst division in football. Most of that can be attributed to Houston, Tennessee’s and Jacksonville’s inability to find a franchise quarterback. Heading into the first division game of the year against Tennessee I wondered just how many different quarterbacks have the Titans had since they became the Titans in 1999. Keep...
Via cover32
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 22, 2015  |  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
August 21, 2015  |  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
August 19, 2015  |  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
August 19, 2015  |  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...
Via cover32
August 19, 2015  |  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
August 07, 2015  |  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
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