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Did the Detroit Lions improve at wide receiver in 2016?

Were the Lions able to mitigate the damage of Calvin Johnson's retirement? "Did the Lions improve?" is our latest series analyzing the Detroit Lions' roster in comparison to their 7-9 2015 season. Next up, we look at the wide receiver position. 2015 WRs: Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, Corey Fuller, TJ Jones, Lance Moore 2016 WRs: Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, Corey Fuller, TJ Jones, Jeremy Kerley, Andre Caldwell, Jace Billingsley, Quinshad Davis, Jay Lee, Ryan Spadola, Corey Washington, Austin Willis The loss of Calvin Johnson was the story of the offseason and leaves the Lions with a...
Steelers Gab May 21, 2016

Will Steelers WR Antonio Brown Earn 2000-Receiving Yards in ’16?

The NFL has yet to have an athlete reach over 2,000 receiving yards in a season. According to several NFL analysts Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will have the best shot at making history. Back in 2012 Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson earned 1,964 yards which is the closest by any player to reach the 2,000-yard mark. Former Patriots defensive player Willie McGinest talked about why he believes Antonio Brown will have the best chance at breaking the record. “If Big Ben is healthy this year for a 16-game span, which if you’re pacing 16 games last year, Antonio...
Pride Of Detroit May 20, 2016

Lions notes: Pro Football Focus, Calvin Johnson and more

Today's notes include another egregious error from Pro Football Focus, rookie quotes and much more. Yeah... I think it's time for Pro Football Focus to find some new editors or just call it quits. Somehow this article was released and included a completely butchered depth chart of the Detroit Lions' defense with the wrong base defense. The image was taken down shortly after Lions fans berated PFF's staff for their lack of research. They also got the list of draft picks wrong (it's fixed now), listing A'Shawn Robinson as a fourth rounder after Graham Glasgow. Since...
Grand Rapids Press May 20, 2016
Matthew Stafford didn't push Calvin Johnson to keep playing, expects WR to stay retired

Matthew Stafford didn't push Calvin Johnson to keep playing, expects WR to stay retired

Stafford is content knowing Johnson made a decision that was best for him this offseason and the Lions quarterback expects his longtime top target to stay retired.
Pride Of Detroit May 11, 2016

Learning from history: Can the Lions offense actually improve without Calvin Johnson?

We dive into past examples of teams losing an all-star receiver to see if offenses can survive without them. If you were to ask a national NFL pundit to describe the Detroit Lions 2016 offseason in one sentence, the expert would likely think for a second and just say the words "Calvin Johnson." But why speculate? Let me show you. ESPN on slotting the Lions' 24th in Power Rankings: In "Transformers," when Megatron is defeated, his mind stays alive inside of his severed head until he gains the strength and opportunity to become reborn as Galvatron. The Lions are replacing Calvin Johnson...
Grand Rapids Press May 11, 2016

Former Lions WR Herman Moore will remember Calvin Johnson as 'dominant'

DETROIT -- When it comes to records for the Detroit Lions, recently retired Calvin Johnson has earned his keep over the years and could go down as the greatest wide receiver in Lions history. When looking at the Lions' all-time...
Pride Of Detroit May 11, 2016

Follow the Lions' 2016 draft picks, undrafted free agents on Twitter

A comprehensive list containing the Twitter profiles for each Lions 2016 draft pick and undrafted free agent. Want to follow the new Detroit Lions draftees on Twitter? Here is a list of the Lions' 2016 draft selections and undrafted free agent Twitter profiles for you to follow: Draft Picks OT Taylor Decker (Ohio State) - @TDeck68 DT A'Shawn Robinson (Alabama) - @AshawnRobinson OC Graham Glasgow (Michigan) - @gglasgow61 S Miles Killebrew (Southern Utah) - @MilesKillebrew OL Joe Dahl (Washington State) - Unknown LB Antwione Williams (Georgia Southern) - @Antwione37 QB Jake Rudock...
Pride Of Detroit May 9, 2016

Lions notes: USA TODAY believes Detroit has 24th-best offseason

Not a lot of national media pundits like what the Detroit Lions have done with their offseason. Loading on top of several national media outlets, Nate Davis of USA Today believes the Detroit Lions had a bad offseason. How bad? He ranks it 24th in the league. No, Calvin Johnson is not coming back.  Mike Rothstein of ESPN has details on Andre Caldwell's contract with the Lions, which includes no guaranteed money: Andre Caldwell's contract with the Lions is a one-year deal worth $885,000 in cash with a cap number of... https://t.co/6YQerO8JDJ — Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) May...
Grand Rapids Press May 9, 2016

You can stop holding your breath on a Calvin Johnson comback

ALLEN PARK -- When word leaked that Calvin Johnson was considering retirement, many fans hoped it wasn't true. Once those reports proved to be true, fans hoped Johnson would choose to return. Once Johnson chose to retire, fans hoped he...

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