TGS 2015 Preview: Detroit Lions

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Detroit Lions. 2014 in a nutshell: A traditionally offensive-oriented team is carried mainly by a surprisingly strong defense (they rank behind only Seattle on that side of the ball) to 11 wins and a playoff berth, but they lose a wild-card weekend...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Detroit Lions

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Detroit Lions. 2014 in a nutshell: A traditionally offensive-oriented team is carried mainly by a surprisingly strong defense (they rank behind only Seattle on that side of the ball) to 11 wins and a playoff berth, but they lose a wild-card weekend...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good Will the Lions Defense be Without Suh?

Below is an excerpt from Jake Schyvinck’s NFL Defensive Power Rankings article.  Detroit Lions Power Ranking: 18 Click here to see full rankings The Lions take a serious tumble because they are really going to miss Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley.  No matter how optimistic the Detroit staff is, Haloti Ngata cannot be both of them, and probably won’t even replicate what either...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Capsules

DETROIT LIONS (11-6) OPEN CAMP: Aug. 2, Allen Park, Michigan. LAST YEAR: Made playoffs in coach Jim Caldwell's first season and had chance to win NFC North before losing at Green Bay in Week 17. Defense shut down opposing running games, and Detroit allowed only 282 points, second fewest in NFC. Matthew Stafford and offense didn't quite live up to expectations, but he threw only 12...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit CB: Lions defense not too different than Seahawks

Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay just compared his team’s defense with the very best in the NFL today. The defensive back showed off all the confidence and cocky assuredness of Richard Sherman or Neon Deion Sanders in a recent phone interview with Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press: “We’ve got the same kind of talent they got,” he said. “They ain’t too...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the three best Lions defensive players for 2015

The Detroit Lions’ 2014 season that led to an 11-5 record and playoff berth was bent on an elite and physical defense that finished second overall in the league, including the league’s top rushing defense. Aside from replacing the departed Ndamukong Suh with Haloti Ngata, the defense remains in tact from last year to have another strong year in 2015. Let’s take a look at the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Three videos that’ll get Lions fans pumped for 2015 season

An 11 game season that ended on a sour note; an awful officiating mistake and a turnover by Matthew Stafford that ensured the Detroit Lions went 20 years without a playoff win. The Lions look ready for another playoff year. Aside from replacing Ndamukong Suh with Haloti Ngata, the Lions core remains in tact and ready to challenge the Green Bay Packers once again for the NFC North...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

All Rests on Detroit Lions' Offense

Much of the Detroit Lions' offseason has consisted revolved around the loss of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Suh, the former anchor of the Detroit's defensive line, has left many in disarray with his departure. Many believe the Lions' defense will regress, inhibiting the entire team. But that isn't as big of a deal as the worried believe. Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, who...
Via Pro Football Spot
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions preseason what to look for

The Detroit Lions’ preseason is less than a month away which means get ready for a bunch of no-name players trying to keep a job. Whether it’s a special teams spot or practice squad spot, I’m not going to bore you with a bunch of names that you’re never going to hear playing for the Lions on Sundays. What I am going to do though is preview some players that you may not...
Via The Majors Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Offseason Stories: The Baltimore Ravens

Note: A big part of the Cleveland Browns’ chances in any season is the outlook on teams they play two times each in their own division. This week, we will be going over the Top 5 stories from each of the Browns’ divisional rivals as we head closer to training camp and the 2015 NFL season. The Baltimore Ravens finished third in the AFC North in 2014 with 10 wins. I’m sure that...
Via Waiting For Next Year
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Haloti Ngata: Never been on a defense like Detroit

Haloti Ngata was traded to the Detroit Lions during the off-season. Ngata has recently come out saying:- “I have never been on a defense like this.” A comment that has sent Lions fans hearts a flutter. When asked by the Detroit free press, his thoughts on the upcoming season he said: “I’m excited man.” Ngata was an animal during his time in Baltimore, breaking through...
Via EndZoneScore
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions DT Haloti Ngata: 'I've never been a part of a defense like this'

Haloti Ngata has been a part of some scary-good defensive units during his nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. However, nothing the defensive tackle experienced in Baltimore compares to what he's now taking in as a member of the Detroit Lions defense. "It's exciting, man," Ngata told Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. "I've never been a part of a defense like this. You...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Williams is the best Ravens defensive tackle you never heard of…

One of the nicer consequences of the Ravens’ trade of their veteran all-star defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions this offseason is that fans will get to appreciate Brandon Williams a whole lot more. Williams is really good. He anchored the defensive line rotation last season. He was so stout in the middle that other DT’s and DE’s could free-lance a bit in their...
Via Ravens Football Machine
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Caraun Reid start for Detroit Lions at defensive tackle?

To help weather the loss of star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, as well as supplementary pieces Nick Fairley and C.J. Mosley, the Detroit Lions traded for former Baltimore Raven Haloti Ngata and picked up former New Orleans Saint Tyrunn Walker in free agency. While Ngata is a virtual lock to start, Justin Rogers of MLive.com believes Caraun Reid can overtake Walker as the favorite...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Detroit Lions for real?

After a controversial loss in last season’s divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Detroit Lions look to prove that they are no one-trick pony and they can be a perennial playoff team. When you look up and down their roster, it is easy to see why the Detroit Lions were able to have the kind of season they did in 2014, and if healthy they have a right to feel that...
Via EndZoneScore
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL.com expects Ravens' Jernigan to make big leap

Ravens defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan showed enough promise in his rookie season that general manager Ozzie Newsome was comfortable parting with Haloti Ngata. Now primed to start in his second season, Jernigan is expected to take a big step forward in 2015. As long as he can handle the added workload, NFL.com believes Jernigan can be a Pro Bowl player.  Jernigan recorded four...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions DT Haloti Ngata: Ndamukong Suh and I are 'totally different players'

All offseason, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has been talked about as the team's replacement for Ndamukong Suh, who signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent this spring. Although Ngata and Suh both play the same position—defensive tackle—it's not as simple as plug-and-play, Ngata told Jenny Vrentas of the MMQB in a recent interview."That’s what people are...
Via Fox Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: How Good are the Lions?

Once a month, TopSportsReport releases an NFL power rankings article.  Our power rankings serve as a way to measure where each NFL team’s talent level is in relation to the others.  We have just released the June edition of our NFL power rankings article. To find out where Devereaux Frazier ranks Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Haloti Ngata and the Detroit Lions, click the...
Via TopSportsReport
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions DT Haloti Ngata chose family time over voluntary OTAs

Haloti Ngata's absence was noticeable at Detroit Lions OTA workouts. He was a huge trade acquisition and projects to play an integral role in Detroit's attempt to replace Ndamukong Suh's impact at defensive tackle this year. However, Ngata chose to spend time with his family over voluntary team workouts, according to Justin Rogers of MLive.com. "We haven't been able to get much quality...
Via Fox Sports
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Buy This Detroit Lions Tailgate Bus — $5,500

It’s been a big offseason for the Detroit Lions: Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley are out, Haloti Ngata’s in, and of course, Matthew Stafford and Kelly Hall had an epic wedding. But what about you, Lions fan? Have you made any big moves? If the answer is no, your chance has arisen with this newly available 1972 F300 Lions tailgate bus. More information from the seller: Tailgate...
Via Busted Coverage
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens' DT Jernigan loses weight to help fill Ngata's shoes

Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan is more than 50 pounds lighter than Haloti Ngata, but he feels ready to fill the large gap created by Ngata's departure.  Jernigan showed he was up to the task down the stretch last season when Ngata served a four-game PED suspension. Knowing that more snaps were in his future, he trained hard this offseason with former Florida State teammate...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens' Jernigan Gearing Up For Big Season in 2015

The Baltimore Ravens are facing life after Haloti Ngata, as the perennial Pro Bowler was traded to the Detroit Lions in the offseason. It may be a blessing in disguise however, as the Ravens have a solid core of young and talented defensive linemen to step up. One man who may benefit the most is 2nd-year player Timmy Jernigan, who will see more time on the field and, in his rookie...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Key to the Detroit Lions' Defense

The Detroit Lions lost defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. Suh, a dominant force up the middle, will leave a gaping hole for Detroit to fill. The Lions traded for defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who is expected to be a solid solution. Ngata is a relentless run-stopper, and he has the mass to plug the middle.Still, losing Suh isn't exactly an easy pill to swallow. The...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Players Listed in the "NFL Top 100" Thus Far

At number 88 we have safety Glover Quin. Coming off of a season where he was selected to All-NFL second team and his first career Pro Bowl, it is no surprise to see him make the top 100. He had an impressive career high seven interceptions in his second year with the Lions last year, making him a big contributor to their great defensive play.At number 85 is wide receiver Golden Tate...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Lions Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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