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Former Gophers standout Charlie Sanders dies at age 68

DETROIT -- Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders, who attended the University of Minnesota, epitomized Detroit's blue-collar roots. Fans adored his gritty work ethic. Teammates embraced his leadership. Coaches found him to be a prized pupil and a talented teacher. And when Detroit's booming economy became the American standard, Sanders was rewriting football history with a trend...
Via Fox Sports North
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders dies at 68

Charlie Sanders, the gregarious Hall of Famer for the Detroit Lions, died Thursday following a battle with cancer. Sanders, 68, will always be remembered by coach Jim Caldwell for the way he could be heard laughing as he was walking down the halls of the Lions' offices in Allen Park. Earlier this month during a golf outing for Sanders' foundation, Caldwell called him "one of those...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Six most incredible Instagrams posted by Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s wife, Kelly

Things are going pretty well right now for Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford. His team was jobbed last year in the NFL playoffs, but with Golden Tate and Calvin Johnson returning in 2015 Detroit’s offense should once again be among the most explosive in the NFL. Off the field Stafford lives the American Dream. He recently got married to Kelly Hall (now Kelly Stafford) who he...
Via cover32
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate says it’s time for the Lions to take that next step

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate proved to be a good free agent pickup as many believed he was the team’s best player by the end of the season. Even though the Lions lost Ndamukong Suh in free agency, Tate still believes that this team is one of the NFC’s best. While many believe that Green Bay Packers are considered the favorite to win the NFC North, Tate says it’s time for the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions aim for Super Bowl, not mediocrity, coming off 11-5 season

The Detroit Lions will return for the start of training camp in one month and then try to do something they've never done in the franchise history. The Lions have never had double-digit victories in back-to-back seasons. Just three years ago, they plummeted to four wins after finishing 10-6 and going to the playoffs the previous season. There are other similar examples of crashing...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Detroit Lions for real?

After a controversial loss in last season’s divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Detroit Lions look to prove that they are no one-trick pony and they can be a perennial playoff team. When you look up and down their roster, it is easy to see why the Detroit Lions were able to have the kind of season they did in 2014, and if healthy they have a right to feel that...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joique Bell: 'I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards'

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell has some pretty lofty goals for the 2015 season. Bell has been sidelined this offseason with a knee injury, and also has a Achilles issue to think about, but it hasn't diminished his confidence. "I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards," he told MLive.com. "That's the minimum. If I do less than that, I'll be surprised. I'll be disappointed...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions fan fined for pointing laser at former Bills quarterback Kyle Orton

The next time you go to a football game, make sure to leave all laser pointers behind. No, seriously. That is a legitimate piece of advice. A Detroit Lions fan has been fined $235 and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service after Marko Beslach, 18, of Bloomfield, MI infamously pointed a laser pointer in the eyes of then Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton during the Bills 17...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joique Bell is on a mission to become great

Joique Bell has his sights set on becoming a 1200 yard back in 2015, and that would certainly be welcomed by the Detroit Lions. Barry Sanders is long gone but the Detroit Lions have yet to find a running back that can consistently put up at least 1,000 yards on the ground and be a key member of the offense. In fact before Reggie Bush rushed for just over 1,000 yards (1,006) in...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions fan who pointed laser during game pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge

An 18-year-old Detroit Lions fan pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for pointing a laser at Buffalo Bills players during a game last October, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. His license was suspended by the court for a year, and he was ordered to do 80 hours of community service and pay a $235 fine.Marko Belsach, the guilty party, had...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell expects to rush for 1,200 yards in 2015

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell has set a lofty goal of 1,200 rushing yards for the 2015 season, according to Kyle Meinke of Mlive.com. This, after sitting out all spring as he recovers from knee and Achilles' injuries."I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards," Bell told MLive.com. "That's the minimum. If I do less than that, I'll be surprised. I'll be disappointed."Anything...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

THREE AND OUT: Lions have 'great synergy' between rookies, vets

FIRST DOWN In a competitive environment like an NFL locker room, where million-dollar jobs are on the line, it would be understandable if a veteran didn't want to share his knowledge with an up-and-coming young player. Why help the guy who could then take your starting position or even roster spot? Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell believes his team doesn't take that approach. He...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three ridiculously-long streaks the Detroit Lions need to end in 2015

The Detroit Lions are one of the league’s longest-lasting NFL teams, but they surely aren’t one of the most storied, at least since the Super Bowl era. The Lions may have their most talented team ever in 2015, and now is one of their best chances to try and reach the Super Bowl. But if they want to get there, they’ll have to overcome at least one long-lasting streak. Here are...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford plans to work out with Detroit Lions teammates in Atlanta

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has plans to take the field with a few of his favorite receivers in Atlanta before training camp, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson, a Georgia Tech product, is one who's sure to be there. "I think it's big," Stafford said about the importance of these workouts, via the Free Press. "I'm obviously...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

3 best moves by the Detroit Lions in the offseason

The Detroit Lions lost a key player in Ndamukong Suh, plus Nick Fairley. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re no longer a playoff contender and will miss the playoffs next season. Detroit will easily be in contention for a playoff spot year round, and it’s thanks in big part to the work done by Martin Mayhew. With another season nearing us, let’s reflect on the best...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC Notes: Lions, Panthers, Redskins, & Vikings

Lions Mike Rothstein writes that the health issues Calvin Johnson has dealt with in recent years has opened the door for other receivers around the NFL to enter the discussion for the best receiver in the game. As long as TE Joseph Fauria is healthy, Rothstein expects him to have a role in the team’s offense. ...The post NFC Notes: Lions, Panthers, Redskins, & Vikings appeared...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Lions QB Mathew Stafford and Kelly Hall's Wedding Video

During the off-season Detroit Lions quarterback Mathew Stafford and his lovely, longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall finally decided to make it official and got married. We have already seen pictures of the couples happy day featuring the air-brushed trucker hats everyone in attendance got. From everything we have seen online it looks like the day was something else.Want to watch the wedding...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Matthew Stafford Have What it Takes to Lead the Detroit Lions?

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws during drills at NFL football minicamp, in Allen Park, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) It has seemed like the Detroit Lions have been on the verge of putting it all together for the past couple of years. They have had a relatively solid defense with some good players, and their offense has had the weapons it needed to be successful...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Lions DB Quandre Diggs Working on His Golf Swing; Asks Jordan Spieth for Help

For the next few weeks he news coming out of the NFL world is going to involve guys getting arrested, taking vacations, and/or participating in some sort of charity event. One of the most common charity events is a golf tournament.In order to be better prepared the next time he gets invited to participate in one Detroit Lions defensive back Quandre Diggs decided to take some lessons...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Megatron sends Jordan Spieth autographed football, jersey

After Jordan Spieth recently sent some flattering praise his way, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson responded by sending some autographed gear to the U.S. Open champ. When asked last week ahead of the U.S. Open and during LeBron James’ remarkable efforts to single-handedly lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory in the NBA Finals, Spieth...Read More The post Calvin Johnson...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rocky Boiman: Is The Up-Tempo NFL Offense Becoming Obsolete?

The up-tempo offensive attack in the NFL is far from a secret, but it’s still used as a way slow defenses down. But for how much longer will that be the case? Former NFL linebacker Rocky Boiman became a college football color commentator around the same time that schools were embracing lightning-speed, no-huddle offenses. And Boiman said in his latest...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tate thinks camera operators should be subject to fines

Millions of folks witnessed Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James go crashing into a cameraman positioned on the baseline, and it resulted in a nasty gash to his head during the Game 4 of the NBA Finals. James’ incident was unfortunate, but Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden State took a little more seriously. According to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, Tate thinks those...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton is not happy that Demaryius has no contract

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is not happy that star wide receiver does not have a new contract. Additionally, Rapoport reported that he doesn’t think Thomas will show up to training camp if no deal is done by the July 15 deadline, which marks the day that players who received the franchise tag must sign off on the tender...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Urinal autographed by Barry Sanders sells for $3,000

Someone just acquired an awesome addition to their restroom. According to eBay, this Barry Sanders-signed urinal sold for $3,000. Courtesy: Mike Kozan The urinal originally came from a locker room at the Silverdome where Sanders played during his career with the Detroit Lions. It was reported there were 46 total bids placed by 17 people for this wonderful piece of Lions...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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