Ameer Abdullah has team-first mentality, won't reject RB committee

Most NFL running backs just want their touches -- as many as they can get, however they can get them. There's a natural aversion to a running-back-by-committee approach, as there's limited space for one player to take over as the team's featured back.Lions rookie running back Ameer Abdullah is open to the idea of a committee, though. His unselfish attitude should blend in well with...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Lions Have A Top 10 Offense?

View image | Click to See Full Power Rankings Article The passing game will be the calling card for the Lions this season, as is the case when you have a wide receiver nicknamed after a Transformer and a quarterback with a cannon attached to his right shoulder. Calvin Johnson isn’t the only option Matthew Stafford has though, as Golden Tate returns and Eric...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions season preview: Running Backs

This is part two of the Detroit Lions season preview. In this article the focus will be on the running back position where there are a number of skilled players jockeying for playing time. What we know Joique Bell Detroit returns Joique Bell, a player that has shown he can carry the rock. The Lions know that Bell is a capable back, but it’s the era of the runningback-by-committee...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions release first unofficial depth chart

The Detroit Lions released their first unofficial depth chart on Monday, leading up to the team's preseason opener versus the New York Jets on Thursday. View it in full below, courtesy of Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. With Joique Bell still on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, third-year pro Theo Riddick is listed as the starting running back over second-round...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 5 Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these guys were merely...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Orlovsky remains high on Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky is a big Theo Riddick fan. Last year, Orlovsky incorrectly predicted a breakout season for Riddick. This year, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the bench-warmer is doubling down. "Theo's too good to not put on the field," Orlovsky told the Free Press. "Theo has stuff that you can't coach, that you can't teach, that...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions will draft a running back

Running Back is almost turning into a second option for NFL offenses, after being the focus of the game just a handful of years ago. With much speculation, the Detroit Lions will be looking to draft a runner in this week’s upcoming NFL Draft. In an offseason where the Lions released running back Reggie Bush, in order to save room in cap space, which promoted Joique Bell to the...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Underrated: Theo Riddick

I've been knocking around the idea in my head that Reggie Bush is worthy of being considered underrated going into the season, but then I get distracted. Usually from porn. And bacon. Ah yes, the story of a single man. Is this story so bad? Porn, bacon, a barren wasteland of loneliness and despair... I guess it's not so bad. And then I think, wait, I was thinking about Reggie Bush...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden Tate: Departure of Suh won't pressure Lion's offense

The Detroit Lions will be without mighty defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for the first time in five seasons. However, wide receiver Golden Tate is not too worried. While Suh is off in Miami enjoying his massive payday and strengthening the Dolphins’ defense, the Lions are preparing for a season without Suh. When Tate was approached about how the Lions’ offense could be impacted...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Thinking ahead on Theo Riddick

There are a lot of dominoes left to fall across the NFL this offseason and the Detroit Lions’ offense has yet to come fully into focus, but with Jim Caldwell’s comments at ownership meetings last week its fun to think ahead. When discussing the departure of Reggie Bush after Caldwell’s first season in Detroit, the Lions’ Head Coach noted that things just “didn’t work...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions meet with Georgia RB Todd Gurley

Georgia running back Todd Gurley took a pre-draft visit to the Detroit Lions on Monday, the team announced. The Lions are in the market for a running back this offseason after releasing veteran Reggie Bush. Gurley (6-1, 222) is second in school history with 4,322 all-purpose yards and 3,285 rushing yards, trailing only Herschel Walker.  He ushed for 773 yards with eight...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Draft: Four things the Detroit Lions need

Credit: Mike Loyko With the NFL draft coming up, the Detroit Lions are looking at all different types of position players to fill needs for their team. Despite the fact they just released Reggie Bush, the Lions don’t need to spend their first round pick on a running back. The Lions also have free agency to fill some of these needs but it all depends on what happens. Overall, I...
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Top 5 Draft Needs: Running Backs

The 2015 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching and the Detroit Lions are going to have to make some tough decisions concerning the future of the team. Although the Lions don’t have a top 5 first round pick like they have in many years before, this is still an extremely important draft. After losing in the first round of the playoffs this past season, it will be crucial to add the talent...
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Lions release Reggie Bush

The hits keep coming for the 2006 NFL draft class. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Detroit Lions have released veteran running back Reggie Bush. This can’t be seen as much of a surprise considering he was set to count $5.3 million against the cap in 2015 and only put up 297 rushing yards in 11 games this past season. With Bush now entering the open market, it’s likely...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions GM: Reggie Bush's future is 'up in the air'

There has been some talk that the Detroit Lions are planning to move on from running back Reggie Bush. That talk will likely  continue now that Lions general manager Martin Mayhew left Bush out of this comment regarding the team’s running backs. When you have a guy like Theo Riddick who can make a difference in the passing game, that brings value to your team. Joique Bell...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Three New Year's Resolutions For 2015

There were plenty of bright moments to celebrate in Detroit this past season for the Lions and its head coach Jim Caldwell.And then there were the moments the team would just as soon forget. But the goal from the time he was hired as head coach of the Lions has been to win now, which led to a playoff berth and a loss to the Cowboys in a game the team dominated for the majority of...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions close to playoff berth in NFC race

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions are edging closer to a rare playoff berth with three weeks remaining in the NFL season. More than likely, they will wrap up at least a wildcard bid by winning their next two games against Minnesota (next Sunday at home) and Chicago (Dec. 21 on the road). There's also still the chance of clinching their first division championship in two decades...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Reggie Bush to miss Week 12, Chris Johnson probable

Getty Images Lions running back Reggie Bush will be out of action again this week. Bush’s name will continue to be spelled by Theo Riddick who has performed quite well. Bush would seem to be a better option to play in Week 13. Joique Bell is firmly the starter on the Lions ahead of Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Speaking of Detroit…. When the Jets travel there to take...
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Want to know more about Theo Riddick?

With all the hype surrounding the Lions lead in the NFC North, picking the most notable player is nearly impossible. Yet somehow the sixth round draft pick out of Notre Dame has caught the attention of his teammates, coaches, and the media. Theo Riddick has scored three receiving touchdowns this year while only playing limited reps. Theo Riddick, now #25 Riddick, as with most players...
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins Week 10: Game Balls

The Miami Dolphins fell just short of notching a fourth straight victory on Sunday as Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford found Theo Riddick with 29 seconds to go to lift Detroit to a 20-16 victory. Despite a valiant effort, the Dolphins left the Motor City empty and fell to 5-4 on the season.While Sunday's effort in Detroit, did not result in a victory, there were a number...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions rally in 4th again, beat Dolphins 20-16

DETROIT (AP) The fourth quarter has been a lot friendlier this season to Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. Stafford led Detroit to another victory in the final minutes Sunday, throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to Theo Riddick with 29 seconds remaining to lift the Lions to a 20-16 win over the Miami Dolphins. Detroit has won four games in a row, and the past three victories...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins observations: Chance for 4th straight win slips away late

The Miami Dolphins were close Sunday to securing their fourth consecutive victory, but Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford led his team on a game-winning scoring drive in the final minute to give the Dolphins a 20-16 loss. Detroit (7-2) began the game firing on all cylinders and scored 10 points in the opening quarter, but a strong Dolphins defense held the Lions scoreless...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Matthew Stafford finds Theo Riddick for the game winning TD

It certainly wasn’t Matthew Stafford’s best game, but he did enough on the final drive to lead the Lions to a 20-16 comeback win over the Miami Dolphins Sunday afternoon. Stafford finished 25-40 for 280 yards, 2 touchdowns and an INT but it was the final drive that the Detroit QB really shinned. With the clock ticking away, Stafford avoided pressure to find Theo Riddick in...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions win another one at the wire

DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford's last-minute pass to Theo Riddick gave Detroit its latest comeback victory -- and allowed the Lions to avoid another nerve-wracking field goal with the game on the line. Stafford threw an 11-yard pass to Riddick with 29 seconds remaining to lift the Lions to a 20-16 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Calvin Johnson had seven catches for 113 yards...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Stafford leads Lions past Dolphins for yet another comeback victory

DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford led Detroit to another thrilling victory in the final minutes, throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to Theo Riddick with 29 seconds remaining to lift the Lions to a 20-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Calvin Johnson had seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in his first game back from an ankle injury, and the Lions (7-2) won their...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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