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Pride Of Detroit Jul 9, 2014

Lions notes: Dominic Raiola, Calvin Johnson, more

Lions notes looks at Dominic Raiola, Calvin Johnson and much more. The Detroit Lions took "big steps" in learning their new offense during the final month of their offseason training program, according to Dominic Raiola. He said that the expectation going forward "is for everybody to know their stuff and to execute at a high level." In other words, the hope is that most of the growing pains will be gone by the time training camp begins. The Lions' official site assembled a "Detroit Lions Mount Rushmore" that features Barry Sanders, Calvin Johnson, Joe Schmidt and Bobby Layne. The...
Detroit Lions — Three reason Dominic Raiola key to offense

Detroit Lions — Three reason Dominic Raiola key to offense

Dominic Raiola may be 35 but the Detroit Lions center plays like he’s much younger. He made have had his best season in 2013 which earned him a two-year contract. Here are three reasons Raiola is key to the offense. 1. He can snap the ball. Sounds easy? Not really. Early in OTAs, Matthew Stafford had a less experienced guy at center and had several mis-snaps in a row. Raiola and Stafford have a good relationship with mutual respect and it shows on the field. 2. Raiola embraced Travis Swanson, the offensive lineman drafted in May who can play guard or center. He’ll teach him all...

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