Posts Tagged ‘Detroit Lions’

Matt Patricia’s network of coaching colleagues coming in handy for Lions amid unusual camp

Friday, August 14th, 2020

Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions were supposed to face the New England Patriots in the preseason opener on Thursday. Instead of studying film while preparing for another week of practice, Patricia reflected on the virtual offseason and unusual training camp to come on Friday morning. After months filled with Zoom sessions while quarantined in separate parts of the country, Detroit has its first padded practice on Aug. 17.

Breaking down Day 2 of Lions practice photos: Joe Dahl starting at left guard?

Friday, August 14th, 2020

On Thursday, we posted some very, very basic observations from training camp based entirely on a photo gallery posted by the Detroit Lions after their first practice of the offseason on Wednesday. You all seemed to like it, as you clearly are as starved for news as I currently am. So...

Nobody knows what Detroit’s Jeff Okudah is about to go through, although Desmond Trufant comes close

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Nobody quite knows what Jeff Okudah is about to go through, although new Lions cornerback Desmond Trufant comes closer than most. Trufant was one of the best cornerbacks in the country in his final season at Washington, and the Atlanta Falcons took him in the first round of the 2013 draft. He wasn’t quite a top-five pick -- going 22nd overall -- but much like Okudah, was expected to step into an immediate starting role.

Detroit Lions training camp profile: CB Darryl Roberts

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

This also means that entire training camp battles will take place without fans getting any knowledge of where the players stand or even getting a chance to see some players before they get released at the final cuts before the 53-man roster. One of the more interesting stories to watch in preseason, if we were allowed to do so, would have been that of cornerback Darryl Roberts.

Notes: ESPN analyst believes Lions have 13th-best roster in NFL

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Continuing this week of oddly-optimistic takes from national outlets, last week, ESPN’s Mike Clay provided some interesting projections that painted the Detroit Lions in a somewhat promising light. Clay ranked every NFL roster by every position, then gave his thoughts on each team’s overall roster. Notable rankings by position include the Lions in ninth at wide receiver, 25th at defensive tackle, and sixth at cornerback.

Todd McShay 2020 NFL mock: Detroit Lions add another offensive weapon

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Enter 2021 NFL mock draft season. A couple of college football conferences may have called it quits, but that didn’t stop ESPN’s Todd McShay from dropping his way-way-way-too-early 2021 mock draft. And because I know y’all are going to get mad over this, let’s be clear about his methods.

Duron Harmon on a mission to create chemistry among new Lions secondary

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

We’ve got some new faces in the secondary, so it’s going to take some time,” Harmon told reporters on a Zoom call Tuesday. The good thing about this group that I’m learning just being around these guys for the past two weeks is that we’ve got a lot of grinders. We’ve got a lot of people who will put the work in to get to where we need to be a good secondary.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford: Selling house ‘has nothing to do with’ wanting out of Detroit

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

But Stafford, in his first media appearance since the day before he listed his house for sale in May, insisted Tuesday that his real estate dealings have no correlation with his desire to stay in Detroit. "It has nothing to do with my tenure here or how long I’ve been here, how long I want to be here," Stafford said. "I don’t know how many times I got to tell you guys I want to be here as long as I can.

Which Lions player benefits the most from a shortened offseason?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Thanks to COVID-19, things are anything but the same this season. Most teams have already cut down their rosters to 80 players, and that’s just the beginning. With less time on the field for scrimmages and live action, fringe players are gonna have even fewer opportunities than normal to shine.

Duron Harmon sees progress as Detroit Lions continue work on social-justice issues

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez break down the top Detroit Lions story lines just before padded practices begin before the 2020 season. Detroit Lions safety Duron Harmon said Tuesday the conversations the team is having about racial equality and social justice continues to move forward. Progress has been made,” he said in a conference call with reporters.