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Detroit Lions season preview: Linebackers

This is part six of the Detroit Lions season preview. The linebacking unit with be the subject of this piece. Led by star DeAndre Levy, the linebackers of the Lions are the heart and soul of the team’s defense. What we know Stephen Tulloch (Photo Credit: U.S. Presswire) Detroit’s linebackers are arguably the strongest position on the team’s defensive side. A year ago,...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions LB Stephen Tulloch: 'I'm back, I'm healthy'

The Detroit Lions took a major hit on defense in Week 3 of last season, when starting middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch suffered a season-ending ACL injury while celebrating a sack. Despite the loss of Tulloch, the Lions still fielded one of the NFL's stingiest defensive units in 2014.However, now that All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has joined the Miami Dolphins, the Lions...
Via Fox Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead: 'I like being on the field'

Through his first two NFL seasons, Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead didn't start a single game. Then, in 2014, the former fifth-round pick out of Temple started 15 of 16 games at middle linebacker, racking up 91 tackles and two interceptions in his breakout campaign.After savoring special teams reps for so long, Whitehead is enjoying his time in Detroit's defensive plans...
Via Fox Sports
June 08, 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

Detroit Lions: Five Most Surprising Defensive Players of 2014

The Detroit Lions, fronted by their second-ranked defense, made it to an 11-5 record and their first playoff berth since 2011.The Lions' defense was a hard-nosed, rugged entity that slammed the door shut on many opposing teams. Detroit's stingy defense ranked first against the run, while accumulating 42 sacks.First-year defensive coordinator Teryl Austin did a marvelous job with...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

READ: Referee explains controversial call that helped Dallas Cowboys beat Lions

Don’t expect this controversy to go away anytime soon. Two big calls went the Dallas Cowboys’ way yesterday in their win over the Detroit Lions and a lot of people are hopping mad about it (and that doesn’t just mean Lions fans.) The big one came when the refs picked up a pass interference flag that was originally called against Dallas. Here’s how Pete Morelli explained what...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley Gets Destroyed By Lions LB Tahir Whitehead

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley is not a big man. The dude is just 5'8" and 180 pounds. To say he is small is an understatement. Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead is not small (6'2" and 242 pounds. When the two collided during the second half of Sunday's wildcard game there was little doubt as to what the outcome would be.Whitehead destroyed Beasley, but Beasley...
Via FatManWriting
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dallas Cowboys wideout Cole Beasley gets drilled by Tahir Whitehead

If you ever feel like complaining about how the NFL rules favor wide receivers over defenders too much, try to keep this play in mind. That’s Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley getting drilled by Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead, and yes, that is penalty whether you like it or not. After a (successful!) field goal by Dan Bailey the Cowboys trail 17-20 early in the...
Via cover32
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Steady, division-leading Lions look toward Chicago

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions players are not ready to talk about a possible playoff berth, though they can clinch a spot this weekend with a win in Chicago. Linebacker Tahir Whitehead says the Lions are simply trying to take care of business against a team they beat 34-17 on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit. That win over the Bears (5-9) was one of Detroit's nine victories this...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions defense comes up big in road win over Vikings

Tahir Whitehead intercepted Teddy Bridgewater twice, Joique Bell put the game away with a fourth-quarter touchdown run, and the Detroit Lions beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-3 on Sunday. With Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush missing, the Lions played a low-risk game and punted nearly as often as the Vikings did. But their defense made another case for top billing in the league. Ziggy...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings dominated by Lions in home loss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tahir Whitehead intercepted Teddy Bridgewater twice, Joique Bell put the game away with a fourth-quarter touchdown run, and the Detroit Lions beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-3 on Sunday. With Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush missing, the Lions played a low-risk game and punted nearly as often as the Vikings did. But their defense made another case for top billing...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Big D: Lions dominate Bridgewater, Vikings 17-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Tahir Whitehead intercepted Teddy Bridgewater twice, Joique Bell put the game away with a fourth-quarter touchdown run, and the Detroit Lions beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-3 on Sunday. With Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush missing, the Lions played a low-risk game and punted nearly as often as the Vikings did. But their defense made another case for top billing in...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings dominated by Lions in home loss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tahir Whitehead intercepted Teddy Bridgewater twice, Joique Bell put the game away with a fourth-quarter touchdown run, and the Detroit Lions beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-3 on Sunday. With Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush missing, the Lions played a low-risk game and punted nearly as often as the Vikings did. But their defense made another case for top billing...
Via Fox Sports North
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Double fouls, double change of possession ... what's the call?

A play in Sunday’s Detroit-Minnesota game on FOX was so confusing that I almost asked somebody on my crew to place a call to a neuroscientist here in the “Ice Cube” at the FOX Network Center.   A neuroscientist, you ask?  Well, neuroscientists have determined that drinking or eating something too cold too fast will cause a brain freeze. And though I didn’t eat or drink...
Via Fox Sports
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: Week 4 IDP Waiver Wire

Andre BranchSource: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America We’re fast approaching Week 4 of the 2014 NFL season, and once again we’re met with injuries across the board.  The IDP world saw a few linebackers and defensive backs go down and all possibly will be out for a long period of time.  Those IDPs who joined the injury club in Week 3 where Deangelo Hall (CB, torn achilles...
Via The Fantasy Fix
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Three storylines to follow in Lions' final preseason game

Just one more exhibition before they start to count. The Detroit Lions will be in Buffalo Thursday night for their final preseason game. It can't end soon enough. Here are three storylines to follow: --- The NFL schedule-maker set up two chances for Jim Schwartz to try to take down his former team. Schwartz, fired last January after five years as the Lions' coach, is now Buffalo...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Cowboys, Jets, Lions, Packers, & Raiders

  Bears S Chris Conte sustained a concussion during Friday’s third preseason game.  Cowboys Todd Archer doesn’t see RB Ryan Williams making the Cowboys final roster. Jets CB Antonio Allen sustained a concussion during Friday night’s game. (Jane McManus) Lions Tahir Whitehead may have shown enough last night to have worked his way into the mix for the starting strong...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions LIVE on the Web: 8.22.14

Video and photos from Friday's Lions-Jaguars game at Ford Field, including receiver Calvin Johnson and linebacker Tahir Whitehead. ***If multimedia does not appear right away, please click refresh***
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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