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Detroit Lions: Looking for a Pass-Rusher

The Detroit Lions will keep their base 4-3 defense even with Jim Caldwell stepping in as the head coach. Caldwell says in the 4-3 system there is room for a pass-rushing outside linebacker. Ziggy Ansah was the team's first-round draft pick last year where he came into his own as a pass-rusher. The problem was that he did not fill the void at OLB because he starred at defensive...
Via Pro Football Spot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2009 NFL Draft: Which Team Had the Best Overall Draft?

The NFL Combine has just passed which means it’s officially OK to dive deep into NFL Draft season and gush over prospects and their 40 times and bench press reps. As general managers and coaches look to find the pieces that will put their team over the top, let's take a look back at the 2009 NFL Draft. There were some big names to come out in the draft including LeSean McCoy...
Via Football Nation
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals add Matt Burke as LB coach

Cincinnati Bengals press release: The Bengals today hired Matt Burke as linebackers coach. Burke has 10 seasons of NFL experience, including the last five as linebackers coach for the Detroit Lions. Burke replaces Paul Guenther, who was promoted earlier this week from Bengals linebackers coach to defensive coordinator. "We're fortunate to get a coach of Matt's quality...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Season-defining moments

Now that the Detroit Lions’ season is over, let’s take a look at some of the most season-defining moments; whether they are good or bad, the season definitely proved to have plenty of them. One. Starting from the opening game against the Minnesota Vikings when Ndamukong Suh made an illegal block on DeAndre Levy’s interception return which launched this reoccurring topic into...
Via cover32 - Lions
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

DeAndre Levy Says The Lions Got Caught Looking Ahead

What in the hell is DeAndre Levy talking about. Looking ahead to what. The Lions were eliminated from the playoff hunt at home by a team that seemed to be in a more dire situation than they were. That made five losses in six games for the Lions, so it’s puzzling that talented linebacker DeAndre Levy told MLive that the he thought the Lions got caught looking ahead. “I think...
Via Thacover2
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

DeAndre Levy Says The Lions Got Caught Looking Ahead

What in the hell is DeAndre Levy talking about. Looking ahead to what. The Lions were eliminated from the playoff hunt at home by a team that seemed to be in a more dire situation than they were. That made five losses in six games for the Lions, so it’s puzzling that talented linebacker DeAndre Levy told MLive that the he thought the Lions got caught looking ahead. “I think...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions' Brandon Pettigrew ruled out vs. Giants, DeAndre Levy remains questionable

As expected, the Lions have ruled out tight end Brandon Pettigrew for Sunday with an ankle injury, but there is some hope that linebacker DeAndre Levy will play. “If I am a betting man, then I know who’s playing,” defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said. “Levy will play no matter what. He is a tough guy and is preparing himself. It is too bad he couldn’t get more...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens' Joe Flacco taking it easy with knee injury

Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco is planning on taking it easy the next few days to rest his ailing knee, according to a league source.  During the MNF game against the Detroit Lions, Flacco was hit low on the left knee by linebacker DeAndre Levy and struggled to get back on his feet.  The hit came with 8:52 left in the game with the Lions in the lead.  Flacco limped...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ Toss-up, Week 14: Were Detroit’s Defensive Struggles a Sign of Things to Come?

Every week during the season, we’re debating the biggest talking point from the week before about the Detroit Lions. Lions Toss-up, Week 14: The Lions were gashed by LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense last Sunday in the snow to the tune of 478 yards and four scores, with 299 of those yards coming on the ground. Was that performance to be written off...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Was Detroit's defense 'soft' Sunday?

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Linebacker DeAndre Levy described the Detroit Lions' defense as "mentally and physically soft" during a second-half collapse Sunday in Philadelphia. Coach Jim Schwartz wouldn't go that far Monday during his weekly news conference. "We didn't play our best run defense in that game, but I certainly wouldn't classify our defense...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Was Detroit's defense 'soft' Sunday?

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Linebacker DeAndre Levy described the Detroit Lions' defense as "mentally and physically soft" during a second-half collapse Sunday in Philadelphia. Coach Jim Schwartz wouldn't go that far Monday during his weekly news conference. "We didn't play our best run defense in that game, but I certainly wouldn't classify our defense...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions look to tame Eagles’ offense

The Detroit Lions are coming off of their first Thanksgiving Day victory in a decade and remain in first place in the NFC North. The Lions (7-5) will look to continue its winning ways when they travel to Philadelphia to face off against the Eagles. The Eagles (7-5) are tied with Dallas for first place in the NFC East and will rely heavily on its offense if it hopes to come out on...
Via isportsweb.com
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions Linebacker DeAndre Levy Fined $15,750 for ‘Joke’ Hit

The NFL’s new safety regulations have caused many defenders to open up their checkbooks this season. On Friday, another player was added to that list. Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy was hit with a $15,750 fine by the NFL for his hit on Packers tight end Ryan Taylor on Thanksgiving, according to Pro Football Talk. Levy, who leads the NFL in interceptions (six), was flagged for the...
Via NESN.com
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

DeAndre Levy and his beard are having a breakout season

Every month is "Movember" for Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy. "It's 'No Shave Ever,'" said Levy, whose beard is at about its one-year anniversary. "Just let it go," Levy added of his facial-hair approach. "Don't maintain it. I've trimmed it down like twice, just to get a fresh coat in." A couple months ago, Levy...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

DeAndre Levy and his beard are having a breakout season

Every month is "Movember" for Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy. "It's 'No Shave Ever,'" said Levy, whose beard is at about its one-year anniversary. "Just let it go," Levy added of his facial-hair approach. "Don't maintain it. I've trimmed it down like twice, just to get a fresh coat in." A couple months ago, Levy...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions LB DeAndre Levy Calls The NFL A “Joke” For Their Soft Calls

The Detroit Lions defense is used to getting fined by the NFL, especially Suh. It appears another Lion might be added to the list. Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy hit Taylor with his helmet on Thanksgiving, Taylor left the game with concussion-like symptoms. Levy felt the hit was clean, but he fears he’ll get fined or […]
Via Full Scale Sports
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions LB DeAndre Levy Calls The NFL A “Joke” For Their Soft Calls

The Detroit Lions defense is used to getting fined by the NFL, especially Suh. It appears another Lion might be added to the list. Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy hit Taylor with his helmet on Thanksgiving, Taylor left the game with concussion-like symptoms. Levy felt the hit was clean, but he fears he’ll get fined or possibly face a suspension. If Levy doesn’t get fined for the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions LB DeAndre Levy: The NFL is a joke

The Detroit Lions defense is used to digging into their pockets to pay fines issued by the league for their rough and tumble style of play. Linebacker DeAndre Levy may be next on the list after drawing an unnecessary roughness for a hit on tight end Ryan Taylor in the third quarter of the Lions’ Thanksgiving Day beatdown over the Green Bay Packers. As both the hammer and the...
Via Players View
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

DeAndre Levy calls the NFL a joke after getting fined

Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy was angry that he was flagged for unnecessary roughness for hitting Packers tight end Ryan Taylor as Taylor was catching a pass. Like many defensive players, Levy thinks the league has gone way too far in its player safety rules. “It’s a joke, man,” Levy told the Detroit News. “The NFL’s […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Notes: Lions let their play do the talking

DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions may want to send Green Bay Packers left guard Josh Sitton a thank-you note. Sitton had some very harsh words about the Lions and coach Jim Schwartz this week, calling them "dirtbags" and "scumbags" in an interview with Sports Radio 1250 in Milwaukee. Sitton also said the Lions' defense "takes cheap shots all the time"...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Notes: Lions let their play do the talking

DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions may want to send Green Bay Packers left guard Josh Sitton a thank-you note. Sitton had some very harsh words about the Lions and coach Jim Schwartz this week, calling them "dirtbags" and "scumbags" in an interview with Sports Radio 1250 in Milwaukee. Sitton also said the Lions' defense "takes cheap shots all the time"...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions linebacker says they helped Matt Flynn get a big check

In his last start for the Green Bay Packers in 2011 against the Detroit Lions, quarterback Matt Flynn set franchise single-game records for yards (480) and touchdowns (6). Flynn went on to collect $14.5 million from the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders while starting just one game. “We got him paid,” linebacker DeAndre Levy said, […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions' DeAndre Levy on loss: 'We sort of put it in cruise control'

Former Pistons coach Flip Saunders used to have a saying — the way you start a game is usually the way you are going to finish. The Lions further proved that point Sunday. The defense gave up two touchdowns on the Steelers’ first two series, and two more in the final two series of the game. The result was a crushing 37-27 loss. “We came out flat,” said linebacker DeAndre...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

DeAndre Levy deserves to be in the Pro Bowl for the Lions

Earlier this year I wrote off the Detroit Lions linebackers saying they were horrible.  I have to eat crow, because there is one player on their team that deserves tons of credit.  That is DeAndre Levy!! Levy played college football at Wisconsin from 2005 to 2008. He finished his career with 211 tackles, 21 sacks, […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Why the Lions Can Beat Any Team in the NFL Part 1

In my Can the Lions Finish column I promised to go into why I think the Lions are a team that can not only finish games, but finish this season, the playoffs, and even the Super Bowl. Confident the Lions were a much better team last year than their 4-12 record indicated and watching the moves they made during the offseason, I predicted they would win the Super Bowl while almost everyone...
Via The Majors Detroit
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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