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Detroit Lions positional battle: Linebackers

Heading into the third week of preseason, the Detroit Lions are going to begin simulating games to look more like the regular season. Jim Caldwell stated, “we have to adjust to give them as much (of a simulation) as we possibly can of what it’s going to look like.” The Lions’ defense, particularly the secondary, has been criticized for their inability to become an integral...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Linebackers Showing Blitz

The Detroit Lions looked a lot different in their second preseason game on defense. When they played the Oakland Raiders, the Lions were doing something very different with their linebackers. Teryl Austin was blitzing consistently, and the linebackers were often getting pressure on the quarterbacks. Stephen Tulloch and the Detroit Lions linebackers only blitzed on about 18% of opponents’...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Begin Preseason August 9th Hosting Cleveland Browns

It is not quite the beginning of the Detroit Lions quest to get back on top of the NFC North division, but the beginning of the preseason is a significant marker in the beginning of the Jim Caldwell era as Lions’ head coach. Many fans believe that he can be the guy that really holds this talented group of players up to the same standards that they will. Easier said than done. The...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Training Camp Highlights

Traning camp is well under way, and the Detroit Lions are working hard on getting back into football form. The will of Coach Caldwell is starting to show through these players, and the drills are perfectly representing the needs of this talented young team. A lot of the young players were seen working on their footwork, and a lot of the veterans were seen doing much of the same....
Via Detroit Sports Nation
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll: Who do you think will be the Detroit Lions breakout offensive player in 2014?

Every season there is a breakout player, for nearly every team. For the Detroit Lions last year, their unexpected surprises were Joseph Fauria and DeAndre Levy. While Levy was a starter going into the season, no one really expected what the Lions got from him and he was a big part of their 6-3 start in 2013. There are plenty of candidates on this team to be that breakout player of...
Via cover32 - Lions
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions' DeAndre Levy selected 59th-best NFL player in poll

Breakout seasons aren't always immediately recognized. It often takes time for reflection, if not another year of performance to prove to others that a player is for real. Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy was deserving of a Pro Bowl invite last season, but he didn't get it. However, his fellow players rewarded him this offseason when they selected Levy as the 59th-best...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy adjusts to changing role in defense

Gunther Cunningham was dead right last year about outside linebacker DeAndre Levy. As the Lions’ defensive coordinator last year, Cunningham said in September that he expected Levy to have a breakout year in his fifth season based on what the wisdom of late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. “Al Davis used to tell me, ‘Gun, don’t be so damn impatient,’ ” said Cunningham...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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
April 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

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

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
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