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Detroit Lions training camp preview: Running game gets total overhaul MLive will review each of the Detroit Lions' position groups heading into the start of training camp on July 27. Today: Running back.
ESPYS 2018: All the winners from the ESPN award show Best Male Athlete: Alex Ovechkin, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP as the Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup. Best Team: Houston Astros, who beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games to win the World Series for the first time.
Detroit Lions pass rush ranked towards the bottom by PFF Considering the lack of investments into pass rushing this year, this might not be a bad ranking for the Lions. General Manager Bob Quinn and Coach Patricia seem to be happy with what players they have along the defensive line. There hasn't been any word they are pursuing free agents, but there might be a reason why.
Former NFL DE Armonty Bryant Retires Former NFL defensive end Armonty Bryant has announced his retirement in an Instagram post. "However hard this may be, and although not the way I wanted to end my career, God has a funny way of timing things out in our lives," Bryant's statement reads.
Lelito Legacy football camp returns to St. Clair CLAIR - Tim Lelito's stint with the Detroit Lions may have been brief, but it had a lasting impact on him. Playing for his hometown team was a dream come true, and for the fifth year in a row, he's hoping to help the next generation of football players in the Blue Water Area achieve theirs.
GMFB's Kay Adams projects RB Kerryon Johnson as Rookie of the year NFL Network's Good Morning Football asked the question, which team is most likely to have the rookie of the year? With options to choose on offense and defense, host Kay Adams landed on the Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson. "I'm going to go with Kerryon Johnson," Adams explained.
Ranking the 5 Detroit Lions uniforms from the 2017 season Though the Lions unveiled four different uniforms during last offseason, they actually wore five combinations last season, pulling out the all-blue uniforms for a Sunday night contest against the Steelers.
Detroit Lions: How much will the offense actually improve? Outside of the draft and free agency, the Detroit Lions got the most help in the form of coaching. One new, another a familiar face. Jim Bob Cooter now has complete control of a unit that was tainted with mediocre play-calling in 2017.
Watch: Lions players try to guess 'What's in the box?' episode 2 After the success of the first episode of "What's in the box?", the Detroit Lions' media department put together a follow-up episode that doubles down on the humor. In the game, Lions' players are asked to identify mystery objects hidden inside a box, and the ensuing fear from grown men is pure comedy.
Projecting the Detroit Lions' running back workload distribution For context, the Lions had team carry totals of 354, 350, and 363 the past three seasons and running back targets of 167, 110, and 110. In summary, the Lions have essentially used three roles:. Each role has a mix of rushing and receiving involved, while the fourth running back is only around in case of emergency.
Steelers' Antonio Brown revealed as 'Madden 19' cover athlete One of the NFL's most electric players is the next in line to be immortalized on the cover of the league's signature video game. Antonio Brown, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, was official announced as the cover athlete for "Madden 19." Quite an honor for the former Central Michigan All-American.
5 games the Lions must win in Matt Patricia's rookie season Only two teams have ever run the table in the regular season in the Super Bowl era and these Detroit Lions are not going to join the '72 Dolphins and '07 Patriots as undefeated regular-season champs. Detroit's new coach is Matt Patricia, who comes from that undefeated New England regime.
NFL future power rankings: ESPN doesn't have much faith in Detroit Lions As if power rankings weren't futile enough, this week ESPN unveiled what they are calling NFL Future Power Rankings. Because we're all so perfect at predicting the upcoming season, ESPN attempted to rank all 32 teams based on how they're currently set up to succeed over the next three years.
PODcast discusses Ezekiel Ansah's future, reacts to Jim Brandstatter firing The full PODcast crew is back and ready to take on a week that actually had some news for the Detroit Lions. Jim Brandstatter is out as the Lions radio color commentator. Lomas Brown is in. Ezekiel Ansah did not reach a long-term agreement with the Lions, and it didn't appear the two sides were ever even close.
Underappreciated Theo Riddick is the ultimate security blanket on passing downs However, you may be hard-pressed to find another running back who can both catch and block at the same level as him, much less one on the Lions roster. The underappreciated Riddick has long been a conduit for Detroit's passing game.
Can the Detroit Lions achieve the "Next Level" in 2018? Coach Patricia does not seem to have the same luxuries afforded most rookie head coaches. There are heavy expectations in 2018, and it is hard to say if they can be met. Let's remember, in Quinn's first two seasons he posted identical 9 and 7 records.
What is the biggest misconception about being a Lions fan? So, today, let's try an educate the football fans out there that have no idea what it's actually like to be a Lions fan. Today's Question of the Day is:. My answer: For me, it's simple. The idea that being a Detroit Lions fan sucks couldn't be further from the truth.
Detroit Lions: 5 Lions who need to stay healthy in 2018 Here the five players that need to stay healthy this year to have a successful season. The injury bug hit the Detroit Lions last year right from the get-go. The worst part about it was it happened to key players. It made the Lions scramble to find suitable replacements in their stead.
Detroit Lions at the bottom of the NFC North tight end power rankings Receptions, catches and touchdowns are the stats that score, but that is not all a tight end brings to the table. A great tight end is one of the greatest mixtures of power, agility, speed, and quickness in professional sports. From Rob Gronkowski to Mike Ditka, the position has always been one that attracted freaks of nature.
2018 MLB All-Star Game: Home Run Derby Part 2? Record 10 HRs in game WASHINGTON - The Home Run Derby was Monday at Nationals Park, but a decent rendition of it broke out Tuesday during the actual All-Star Game. Home Run Derby, Part II saw a record 10 home runs hit in the American League's 8-6 victory over the National League in 10 innings.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh takes in MLB All-Star Game WASHINGTON - Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, attended Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Washington. The District of Columbia appellate court judge is an avid baseball fan and a Washington Nationals season ticket-holder.
No truth to claim that player protests are bringing about NFL's demise Each of the league's 32 teams got a check for $255 million last year, their portion of a national revenue sharing pool that topped $8 billion, according to the Green Bay Packers' annual financial report.
The most glaring problem with the Lions' 0-16 team Pride of Detroit's Kent Lee Platte - also known as MathBomb on Twitter - dove deep into the Detroit Lions' Perfect Season: Looking back on 0-16, 10 years later and illustrated how suffering through that season helped build the team into what it is today.
Detroit Lions: The rookie to watch during training camp All offseason, the 2018 draft hype surround the Detroit Lions was concerning the team's first-round selection and whether or not they would use it on a premier running back. That, following a season where the Motor City's rushing attack ran on empty, posting the worst performance in the NFL on the ground.
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