After strong season, aging Mathis believes he has more to give

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew admittedly didn't initially see this reemergence of cornerback Rashean Mathis' career coming a couple years ago. Mayhew had to be talked into even giving Mathis a tryout by Sheldon White, the Lions' vice president of pro personnel. Who can blame Mayhew? In 2012, Mathis started only four of the 12 games he played in for the lowly Jacksonville...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Bill Elliott recorded seven wins at MIS

When Bill Elliott climbed into his Ford on a late-winter afternoon in 1976, little did fans at North Carolina Motor Speedway know they were witnessing the birth of a NASCAR Hall of Fame career. Elliott won seven times at Michigan International Speedway, the third most in track history trailing only fellow NASCAR Hall of Famers David Pearson’s nine wins and Cale Yarborough’s eight...
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Tuck: Suh to Oakland would be a good move, 'He's Raider-ish'

Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck thinks Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh would look great in black and silver once he becomes a free agent on March 10th. "(He's) Raider-ish," Tuck said, via the Detroit Free Press at the Super Bowl's 'radio row.' "And that's one of the reasons why I know Raider Nation would applaud that move, beyond the fact that he's an awesome football...
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Detroit Lions: Stafford and Tate shine in Pro Bowl

It seemed that all the Detroit Lions players took advantage of playing in this year’s Pro Bowl as Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, and Glover Quinn all had good games. Stafford won the offensive MVP of the game and Golden and Glover had their moments in the game. Now, even though this game was equivalent to a casual pickup game, it still has Lions fans looking forward to next year...
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Burned by bad call, Lions push for expanded replay for officials

  The Detroit Lions, feeling burned by a non-interference call in a playoff loss to Dallas, already have proposed expanding the use of instant replay for coaches' challenges. Dean Blandino, the NFL's officiating director, said Thursday the competition committee will look into adding to what calls are reviewable, as it does each year. That committee, which makes recommendations to...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions already propose expanded replay for officiating

PHOENIX (AP) The Detroit Lions, feeling burned by a non-interference call in a playoff loss to Dallas, already have proposed expanding the use of instant replay for coaches' challenges. Dean Blandino, the NFL's officiating director, said Thursday the competition committee will look into adding to what calls are reviewable, as it does each year. That committee, which makes recommendations...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck on Ndamukong Suh: He’s “Raider-ish”

There will be a lot of talk in the coming months about where Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh might end up next season. The three-time All-Pro is set to become a free agent in March, and it’s a near certainty that the Lions are going to let him test the market. Known as a passionate player to some and as a dirty player to others, Suh is going to receive a tremendous...
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Ndamukong Suh Wants To Come To Chicago

A few months ago it was reported that Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stood a really good chance of testing the free agent market.  He even went so far as to say that his agent would tell him where to sign. However, more recent reports have clarified the situation a bit more.  While the Detroit Lions remain adament that Suh is a top priority for them, NFL insider Adam Schefter...
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Ndamukong Suh Would Reportedly Like To Play In New York, Dallas Or Chicago

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that people close to impending free agent Ndamukong Suh believe that playing in New York, Dallas or Chicago always has appealed to him. Schefter mentions that any team could use a player of Suh’s caliber, but you could easily see him fitting in with the Giants, Jets, Cowboys and Bears. There has been a lot of talk in recent days as to whether or...
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Norwegian kicker Havard "Kickalicious" Rugland Cuts Another Trick Shot Video!

Last off-season a gentleman in Norway decided he would do what he could to get a hot to live the dream of playing in the NFL. To do so, the gentleman, Havard Rugland, made a fantastic trick shot kicking video that at least caught the eye of the Detroit Lions who gave him a shot. After going 3-3 in he post season they let him go.Rumor had him heading to Green Bay at one time, but...
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Kickalicious gives us more trick kicks in new video

Former Lions preseason kicker Havard Rugland, better known as ‘Kickalicous” released another video demonstrating more impressive kicking prowess probably in hopes of landing another shot in the NFL. I’m sure most of these attempts took more than one take but you can’t deny the guy has tremendous skill. As far as the NFL goes I wouldn’t be surprised if he got another try...
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Kickalicious back with another trick-kick video

You wanted more "Kickalicious," you got it. Havard Rugland, the lovable Norwegian trick-kick specialist who became a fan favorite during his tryout with the Detroit Lions in 2013, has released another video with his zany antics. Call it Kickalicious the Sequel. His first video released a couple years ago went viral and led to both his nickname and an opportunity with the Lions during...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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Stafford donates $1M to help renovate Detroit's Lipke Recreation Center

A couple days after being named the Pro Bowl's offensive MVP, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford announced that he's become part of a revitalization project to help Detroit youngsters. Stafford is donating $1 million through his Score 7 Charitable Fund to help renovate the shutdown Lipke Recreation Center on the city's east side and turn it into a fledgling academic/athletic...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans have opportunity to interact with Barry Sanders through IfOnly

The Detroit Lions and its fans experienced a long period of dark days throughout the 90s where losing had pretty much become commonplace, winning only one playoff game in the entire decade. However, if there was one saving grace for the Motor City during football season back in those times, it was being able to watch and enjoy the greatness that was legendary running back Barry Sanders...
Via Detroit4lyfe
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford to donate $1 million for football facility at Lipke Rec Center

@Lions On Tuesday, the Lions and Matthew Stafford announced that the franchise quarterback is donating $1 million to build a football facility in the Lipke Recreation Center in Detroit.  The center has been closed, but Stafford was on hand for the announcement in conjunction with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom. The plan will cost a total...
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Detroit Lions: Grading the offense

One of the best words to describe the Detroit Lions offense of this season would have to be ambitious. While they struggled throughout the year, they maintained just enough talent to keep the team alive and propel them into the playoffs, at which point they had one of their better games this season. For those of you who want to hear all about the offensive grades, here is the report...
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Lewand explains battle with alcoholism in testimonial

Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand recently gave a six-minute testimonial in which he explained his battle with alcoholism. Lewand shared his story at the Kensington Church's Orion campus. He's close friends with the church's teaching pastor Dave Wilson, who is also Lions' team chaplain. The video of Lewand's talk was posted on the church's website (beginning at the 38:43 mark...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

How far away are the Detroit Lions from getting to the Super Bowl?

It was a rough year for the Detroit Lions, who showed massive improvement only to fail in the playoffs in heartbreaking fashion. Still, it feels that they’re a team on the rise that might be competing for bigger things some day soon. Meanwhile, this weekend the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will play in the Super Bowl. They’re the top two seeds from their respective...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions QB Mathew Stafford Becomes Second Player to Throw for 300+ Yards in the Pro Bowl

Fans of the Detroit Lions are going to need some time to get over how the season ended in Dallas and can only hope that the team stays relatively intact so it can have a good chance of getting back to the post season next year. While it is only a small consolation they can be proud of their quarterback for doing something only one other player, Peyton Manning, has done before in...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The 4 best moments of the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl will never be perfect, but there were still plenty of moments to look back and smile at as a football fan. The post The Best Moments Of The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions: 2014 Final Report Card

OffenseThe Lions were well-known for having one of the most productive offenses, at least in terms of yardage, but they took a step back. The Lions ranked just 12th in passing while Matthew Stafford recorded his lowest yardage total (4,257) since 2010. He also threw just 22 touchdowns, as opposed to 29 in 2013 and 41 in 2011. On the bright side, he threw just 12 picks after throwing...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Detroit Lions

With the NFL season winding down it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
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Detroit Lions: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

  The Detroit Lions have the look of a team ready to contend after having made the 2014 playoffs. They are at a major crossroads though with a number of starters set to test the open market. The Lions have to make some tough decisions. With Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley both unrestricted free agents it’s doubtful they will keep both. This is the most crucial decision to be made...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Not Expected To Franchise DT Ndamukong Suh

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the belief around the NFL is that the Lions will not use their franchise tag on impending free agent DT Ndamukong Suh in the coming weeks. Schefter suggested that the Lions could consider using their transition tag on him, which gives Detroit the right of first refusal to match any offer Suh would receive on the open market. The transition tag...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Broyles Could Be Entering His Final Season With Lions

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes that former second-round pick WR Ryan Broyles is likely down to his final opportunity with the Lions. Lions GM Martin Mayhew mentioned a few weeks ago that he’s looking forward to seeing Broyles develops in the coming months after he was relegated to the bench for much of the 2014 season. “I would have loved to have seen him get...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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