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Former Lions DE Lawrence Jackson doesn’t have a ton of respect for Jim Schwartz

    In wake of Josh Sitton’s comments about the Lions being a dirty team, former Detroit defensive end Lawrence Jackson made it clear that he doesn’t care for head coach Jim Schwartz. I don't disagree with him about Jim, but the other stuff…it's sharks in the water…if you don't want any problems…protect your QB… — Lawrence...
Via Pro Football Zone
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Lion doesn't 'have a ton of respect' for Schwartz

Former Detroit Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson is picking up right where Green Bay offensive lineman Josh Sitton ended. A day after Sitton took shots at Lions coach Jim Schwartz, Jackson threw some more daggers during an exchange on Twitter. Here are a sampling of Jackson's comments about his former coach, whose job could be in jeopardy if the Lions don't make the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Lions DL: I don’t have a ton of respect for Jim Schwartz

Former Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson who played for the team from 2010-2012 before signing with the Minnesota Vikings dropped Twitter bombs on Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz today when asked by a fan what he (Jackson) had against him (Schwartz). The conversation seemed to stem from Green Bay offensive lineman Josh Sitton’s comments calling the Lions “scumbags...
Via The Majors Detroit
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings cut 13 players

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they have released 13 players, cutting their roster down to 75. Lawrence Jackson, a former first-round defensive end selected by the Seattle Seahawks in 2008, was 
Via Sports-Glory
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings waive 13 players in weeks first cuts

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Six-year veteran defensive end Lawrence Jackson was among 13 players waived by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday as the team started its first cuts in a week full of them in the NFL.The deadline to get to 75 players on the roster is Tuesday at 3 p.m. Central time. The final cut deadline to reach the 53-man active roster on Aug. 31.Minnesota started its decision...
Via Fox Sports North
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings Cut 13 Players

Not many surprises in the first round of cuts. Lawerance Jackson and Bradley Randle are the only 2 players out of this group that I would have thought made it at least 1 more game. Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of a few of these guys, a handful of candidates out of the group who could see themselves on the practice squad. Vikings First Round of Cuts WR LaMark Brown...
Via DraftSeason
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackson feels better suited for Vikings 'D'

Lawrence Jackson was aching for a change in schemes and how he will be used. The Vikings offered him that opportunity and he jumped at the chance rather than staying with the familiar.
Via min.scout.com
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings add veteran free agents Lacey, Jackson

The Minnesota Vikings have signed a pair of veteran free agents, cornerback Jacob Lacey and defensive end Lawrence Jackson. The deals were done on Monday. The Vikings also waived punter T.J. Conley. Lacey and Jackson were with Detroit last year. Lacey, who played three prior seasons for Indianapolis after going undrafted out of Oklahoma State, has six career interceptions. Jackson...
Via AP on Fox
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings add Jackson, Lacey for defense depth

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings added one cornerback in last week's draft, picking Florida State's Xavier Rhodes. Now they've added another veteran to the mix. Minnesota signed cornerback Jacob Lacey, who's started 36 of his 54 career games in four seasons between the Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions. The Vikings also officially announced the signing...
Via Fox Sports North
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Players Detroit Lions Should Consider in Round 2 of 2013 NFL Draft

The Detroit Lions used their first-round pick on DE Ziggy Ansah. They’re back on the clock at No. 36 overall on Friday (barring a trade). What might they do there? Here’s a look at five options: • Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State: Sure, the Lions already took a DE in Round 1, but if Carradine is healthy (he tore his ACL in Novemeber) he might be even more productive than...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings will sign Jackson to beef up defensive line

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Shortly after drafting two young pieces for their defense Thursday night, the Minnesota Vikings went the way of a veteran in adding more depth along the defensive line. Minnesota agreed to terms with defensive end Lawrence Jackson, who played the last three seasons for the Detroit Lions, a source told FOXSportsNorth.com. Reports say Jackson and the Vikings agreed...
Via Fox Sports North
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings will sign Jackson to beef up defensive line

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Shortly after drafting two young pieces for their defense Thursday night, the Minnesota Vikings went the way of a veteran in adding more depth along the defensive line. Minnesota agreed to terms with defensive end Lawrence Jackson, who played the last three seasons for the Detroit Lions, a source told FOXSportsNorth.com. Reports say Jackson and the Vikings agreed...
Via Fox Sports North
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

AP source: DE Jackson agrees to deal with Vikings

A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Vikings and defensive end Lawrence Jackson have agreed to a one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the agreement hadn't been announced. Jackson has 19 1/2 career sacks over five seasons with the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks. Seattle drafted the...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

With the No. 5 pick the Lions select...

What happens with the top-4 selections in Thursday night's first round of the NFL Draft could greatly affect what the Detroit Lions end up doing with the No. 5 pick overall. Here's a mini-mock draft to try to sort out what might and should happen with the Lions: 1) Kansas City: The Chiefs are likely locked in on one of the top two offensive tackles. The question is whether...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

With the No. 5 pick the Lions select...

What happens with the top-4 selections in Thursday night's first round of the NFL Draft could greatly affect what the Detroit Lions end up doing with the No. 5 pick overall. Here's a mini-mock draft to try to sort out what might and should happen with the Lions: 1) Kansas City: The Chiefs are likely locked in on one of the top two offensive tackles. The question is whether...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft 4th Round

1-16 17-32 2nd round 3rd round 4th round   98. Jacksonville Jaguars- QB Matt Scott (Arizona) I don’t expect the Jaguars to add a quarterback early, but they’ll have to add another quarterback at some point. They can’t just have Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert compete for the starting job. Scott has a lot of buzz around him right now and could go higher, but he’d make a...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Lions Bring Back LoJack?

With March 12 free-agency period almost upon us, Lions' insider Mike Mady evaluates defensive end Lawrence Jackson. Despite the lack of buzz surrounding a potential re-signing, the 27-year-old’s return could be more valuable than what first impressions might indicate.
Via det.scout.com
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Week 15 NFL Power Rankings (#27)

Last week: 26 (-1) Record: 4-9 Net points per drive: 0.09 (14th) DVOA: 2.3% (13th) Weighted DVOA: -2.4% (12th) Detroit took another step towards being this year’s team that goes from a playoff spot to 5 wins or fewer by losing to the Lions and dropping to 4-9. 1-2 over their final 3 games clinches that and only next week’s game against the Cardinals offers an easy game. I don’t...
Via The Football Fan Spot
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions-Bears Live Blog, Second Half

Well the Lions can’t play offense, suck at defending the pass, but they are doing a pretty good job of containing Matt Forte, so hooray for small triumphs. Even though Detroit is being thoroughly outplayed, they’re still very much in the game, thanks in part to Lawrence Jackson blocking a Robbie Gould field goal attempt. There’s plenty of blame to share for Detroit’s poor...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions weigh in on Green Bay/Seattle controversy

Like many other players around the league including TJ Lang, several different Lions players took to Twitter and voice their opinion on the controversial ending that saw the Seahawks beat the Packers 14-12. Haha!!! I kno GB mad… — Joique Bell (@JoiqueBell) September 25, 2012 Woooooooowwww how could you make that callll? #AMAZING — Stephen Tulloch (@stephentulloch) September...
Via The Majors Detroit
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

First and last line of Lions' defense

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- While Nick Fairley celebrated a sack with his familiar arms-out-to-the-side airplane imitation, Ndamukong Suh took a different approach. Suh, displaying his incredible brute strength, simply threw one arm out and brought down St. Louis Steven Jackson, one of the biggest and strongest running backs in the NFL. These are the types of scenes the Lions need from...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

First and last line of Lions' defense

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- While Nick Fairley celebrated a sack with his familiar arms-out-to-the-side airplane imitation, Ndamukong Suh took a different approach. Suh, displaying his incredible brute strength, simply threw one arm out and brought down St. Louis Steven Jackson, one of the biggest and strongest running backs in the NFL. These are the types of scenes the Lions need from...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Know your enemy: Rams-Lions Pregame Q&A with Ty Schalter of TheLionsInWinter.com

The Rams will be counting on heavy doses of Steven Jackson against a fearsome Lions' front four. The 2012 season kicks off with a rematch of two teams that met in a basement brawl three years ago. A young Matthew Stafford was outdueled by Marc Bulger, 176 passing yards to 168, and Steven Jackson had one of his best games a pro to single-handedly carry the Rams to a...
Via Rams Herd
September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2012 Positional Preview: Defensive Line

The heart and soul of the Detroit Lions is, of course, their defensive line. Also casually known as “Silver Rush,” this unit is one of the most intimidating and tough groups in the NFL. Their physical, aggressive play has come under attack recently, and there’s no doubt elements of discipline need to improve in 2012 for the team to be taken seriously. How good will the Lions’...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2012 Positional Preview: Defensive Line

The heart and soul of the Detroit Lions is, of course, their defensive line. Also casually known as "Silver Rush," this unit is one of the most intimidating and tough groups in the NFL. Their physical, aggressive play has come under attack recently, and there's no doubt elements of discipline need to improve in 2012 for the team to be taken seriously. How good...
Via 60 Max Power O
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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