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Kellen Moore is comfortable with Detroit Lions' quarterback situation

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell made Dan Orlovsky the backup to starting quarterback Matthew Stafford last season, relegating former Boise State star Kellen Moore to a third-string role. Moore may vie for Orlovsky's job this year, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, but the QB is comfortable either way. "Like it here. Simple as that," Moore told MLive.com. "We've been here...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford 'fired up' about Detroit's addition of Laken Tomlinson

Quarterbacks hate to be hit, so you'll never hear them complain when teams bolster their protection. Instead, it's far more likely to hear passers praise a big investment in the offensive line, like Detroit's Matthew Stafford is currently doing about first-round selection Laken Tomlinson."Obviously we were a little thin at the position," Stafford told Detroit Lions senior writer...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford is Really Happy with the Lions 2015 Draft

Matthew Stafford finally has some much-needed help. The Detroit Lions drafted some key players in this year’s draft, including first-round guard Laken Tomlinson. Additionally, the team chose some relief for Stafford on the ground by selecting running back Ameer Abdullah and fullback Michael Burton in the second and fifth rounds respectively. Speaking out on the selection of Tomlinson...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Lions 53 Man Roster: Offense

Offensive Line (8) Right Guard Larry Warford The Lions will likely only keep eight Offensive Lineman on their final roster much like they have in the past several seasons. I would say that seven of the eight are locked in right now, with the final spot still up for grabs. There is also a decent possibility that final spot will be occupied by a post cut down signing, as there really...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Advice from David Cutcliffe led former Duke QB Anthony Boone to Detroit

There's no clear path for former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone to make the Detroit Lions after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent. Matt Stafford is one of the NFL's top passers and both of his backups just signed new contracts.Why would Boone choose to go to a place where he has such a high chance of being cut? Well, some advice from his college head coach David Cutcliffe...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Add Another Weapon For Matthew Stafford

The Detroit Lions added another weapon for franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford on Tuesday, signing veteran receiver Lance Moore to a one-year contract. While it’s obviously not a game-changing addition for the Lions, the sure-handed, chain-moving 31-year-old wide out was one of the better remaining free agents and adds depth to the Lions’ impressive receiving core. A former...
Via Gridiron Grit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions sign WR Lance Moore

The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that they have signed wide receiver Lance Moore. The team agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Moore, who spent 2014 with the Pittsburgh Steelers after a nine-year career in New Orleans. Moore caught 4 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games before he was released in March. Moore’s best season came in 2012 with the Saints...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

In Depth 2015: Detroit Lions

The days of woeful football in Detroit are over. The Lions finished 11-5 in 2014, putting forth the second-most wins the team has produced in a season since 1970. The season ended with a disappointing first round playoff loss, but signs are pointing up. Still, there are issues heading into 2015. Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley are gone off of what was a top-notch defensive line. And...
Via Zone Blitz
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that into...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

QB Matthew Stafford 'fired up' to shape Lions' new draftees on offense

  While promoting health and fitness at an elementary school in Cass City (Mi), Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford took some time to answer questions about the team’s 2015 draft class.  According to an M Live article, Stafford is happy the team emphasized offense. "Time will obviously tell how successful it was," Stafford told the website. "But I'm fired up for my new teammates...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions draft RB Ameer Abdullah with the No. 54 pick

The Detroit Lions selected Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah with the No. 54 pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Abdullah was the first running back at Nebraska to record 100-plus yards rushing in his first five starts since 1994.  As a junior, Abdullah ran for 1,690 yards and nine touchdowns while topping 100 yards in 11 of 13 games. Abdullah was a first-team All-Big Ten selection...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions trade down to draft Laken Tomlinson with the No. 28 pick

The Detroit Lions acquired center Manny Ramirez and two fifth round draft picks from the Denver Broncos to move back five picks.  With the No. 28 overall selection, the Lions drafted guard Laken Tomlinson of Duke. Tomlinson, 6-foot-3, 323 pounds, started every game at right guard for Duke following a 2010 redshirt season. In 2014 Tomlinson was selected first-team A.P. All-American...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Lions Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the Lions...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Mock Draft 3.0

Well it’s almost here–the 2015 NFL draft. This Thursday night is one of the most exciting times of the year for NFL fans, but if you are a Detroit Lions fan, it’s that time of the year where you start to get nervous. Martin Mayhew hasn’t exactly dazzled anyone with his draft picks over the years, and the Lions are infamous for taking early round busts. It’s almost impossible...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 2015 Schedule Breakdown

The NFL released all the regular season schedules recently. Here is an in-depth look at the Detroit Lions schedule including: pros and cons, key games, and game-by-game predictions. Lions 2015 Opponents The Pros: The Detroit Lions have 6 nationally televised games this season. This is the NFL recognizing the Lions rising talent. The away game versus Green Bay comes after the bye...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Addressing the Offensive Line Imperative for Detroit Lions

The most rebuked position of the Detroit Lions is the quarterback. For whatever reason, Lions fans feel that they cannot berate Matthew Stafford enough. Turn on any radio station, and it is scolding after scolding about Stafford and his play. Read numerous comments on articles, and all that is displayed are hateful and critical comments about Detroit's signal caller. It is, and will...
Via Pro Football Spot
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Addressing the Offensive Line Imperative for Detroit Lions

The most rebuked position of the Detroit Lions is the quarterback. For whatever reason, Lions fans feel that they cannot berate Matthew Stafford enough. Turn on any radio station, and it is scolding after scolding about Stafford and his play. Read numerous comments on articles, and all that is displayed are hateful and critical comments about Detroit's signal caller. It is, and will...
Via Pro Football Spot
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Stafford would like to take more 'shots' down the field in 2015

Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi has said that he wants to open up the passing game, and the offense in general in the 2015 season.It's no secret that offense was the Lions' biggest weakness in 2014. And with Matthew Stafford entering his second year in Lombardi's system, it's safe to assume that he can get back to throwing the ball far and deep to his stellar receiving targets...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

This alternate Green Bay Packers logo is the funniest thing you will see today

If you have ever wondered what the Green Bay Packers logo would look like if it were a butt, then chances are you have too much free time on your hands. In any case, today is your lucky day because now we finally know… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 most-underrated games on the 2015 NFL schedule Power Rankings: Rating every NFL team from 1-32 based on quality as a home opponent...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees says Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford is better than him

There’s no doubting that Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions is a talented quarterback, but I don’t think many people would rank him ahead of Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. One exception to the rule is Brees himself… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 most-underrated games on the 2015 NFL schedule Power Rankings: Rating every NFL team from 1-32 based on quality as...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford says he 'survived' his honeymoon

Detroit Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford recently married his long-time college girlfriend Kelly Hall. One of the many honeymoon things that Stafford can actually talk about publicly is his first time trying out skydiving. Why not? If New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady can make a terrifying jump off of a cliff in Costa Rica, then Stafford could certainly jump off...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says Matt Stafford is more talented

We all know that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is a nice guy. The only problem with nice guys is they sometimes let their niceness get in the way of fundamental common sense. Apparently Brees is no exception to the rule… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Rating every NFL team from 1-32 based on quality as a home opponent Five Things: These would be great to see when the...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Should the Lions Draft in Round One?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Adding Support Around Megatron Ultra Important for Lions

Last year, Calvin Johnson missed three games and only had 1,077 receiving yards. Knowing nothing about how the Detroit Lions performed overall, just by looking at that one would assume that the Lions probably didn't have a great year, especially offensively. False. The Lions had a great 11-5 campaign, led offensively by Stafford and Golden Tate. Yeah, Golden Tate. The same Golden...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Some Lions fans really want Adrian Peterson to come and play in Detroit

For a division rival, Detroit Lions fans sure seem to have a lot of admiration for Adrian Peterson, who was re-instated today by the NFL. Rumor has it that Peterson desperately wants out of Minnesota. If he moves on his most likely destination will be Dallas, a team which has never shied away from player-friendly contracts. But could Peterson wind up in Detroit? AROUND COVER32 First...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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