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Open thread: Who will score the first Lions touchdown of the season?

Open thread: Who will score the first Lions touchdown of the season?

Which Lion will score first in 2019? The 2019 Detroit Lions will feature a lot of new faces on offense, all in hopes of rejuvenating their offense. The Lions dropped from 410 points scored in 2017 to just 324 in 2018, and that regression cost Jim Bob Cooter his job. Now with Darrell Bevell at the helm, there is optimism all around for this offense. As expected, Matthew Stafford returns as quarterback. 2018 was a down year for him, but Lions fans are hoping that it was an aberration. Joining him will be Kerryon Johnson and Kenny Golladay, both of whom are important members of the Lions’...
SideLion Report Jun 15, 2019

Detroit Lions: This free agent can boost the running game

The Detroit Lions offense has not reached it’s full potential this decade due to it’s inability to run the ball, but this free agent can change that. Detroit Lions fans were thrilled to see rookie running back Kerryon Johnson rushed for 101 yards in the Week 3 win against the New England Patriots, because he […] Detroit Lions: This free agent can boost the running game - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Pride Of Detroit Jun 13, 2019
Notes: Lions running backs could win you your fantasy league

Notes: Lions running backs could win you your fantasy league

Detroit’s new run-first offense could do wonders for your fantasy team. The Detroit Lions made a change at offensive coordinator this offseason, letting go of Jim Bob Cooter and replacing him with former Seattle Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell. Bevell has been known for his power run offenses in the past, and many predict that he will implement his former scheme in Detroit. This means a lot of carries for second-year running back Kerryon Johnson and newly signed C.J. Anderson. More volume means more yards, which makes them valuable targets for your fantasy draft this summer. Danny Heifetz of...
Detroit Free Press Jun 13, 2019
Detroit Lions observations: RB Kerryon Johnson a true receiving threat

Detroit Lions observations: RB Kerryon Johnson a true receiving threat

The Detroit Lions wont practice again until the start of training camp in late July.        
SideLion Report Jun 13, 2019

Detroit Lions: The other Johnson might make his own name in Motown

The Detroit Lions Kerryon Johnson is a rising star in their backfield, but the ‘other’ Johnson could be versatile enough to make noise of his own. The Detroit Lions Matt Patricia has put much more of an emphasis on the ground game than his predecessor. Not that Jim Caldwell didn’t want to run the ball, […] Detroit Lions: The other Johnson might make his own name in Motown - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Pride Of Detroit Jun 5, 2019
Which C.J. Anderson will the Lions get in 2019?

Which C.J. Anderson will the Lions get in 2019?

Beyond Kerryon Johnson, it’s a bit unclear how the running back position stacks up in 2019. In 2018, Kerryon Johnson grabbed all the headlines after the Lions traded up in the second round to pick him. He took over the role of RB1 with ease and began to look the part more and more as he got more carries. The Lions’ running game took a significant step back, however, when Johnson suffered a season-ending injury with a few games to go. They Lions simply didn’t have anyone with the combination of speed and power that Johnson had, and it showed. If Johnson were to be sidelined again in...
Detroit Free Press May 31, 2019
Lions' Zach Zenner aces med school exam with help of running back room

Lions' Zach Zenner aces med school exam with help of running back room

Coming off his best season as a pro, Detroit Lions Zach Zenner will compete for a backup job behind Kerryon Johnson this fall.        
ClutchPoints May 27, 2019
ESPN sees a big season coming for Kerryon Johnson

ESPN sees a big season coming for Kerryon Johnson

The Detroit Lions were perfectly adequate defensively last season. While many expected the Lions to dominate on defense under the tutelage of rookie head coach Matt Patricia, former defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, they instead were solidly average on that side of the ball. Detroit was 15th in overall yards allowed, and ranked […] The post ESPN sees a big season coming for Kerryon Johnson appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pride Of Detroit May 23, 2019
Notes: Detroit Lions’ backfield ranked 22nd in the NFL

Notes: Detroit Lions’ backfield ranked 22nd in the NFL

The Lions’ running backs haven’t commanded much respect yet. Since head coach Matt Patricia came to town, the Detroit Lions have made a concerted effort to make the running game a priority both on offense and defense. The addition of Damon Harrison Sr. made the Lions a formidable run defense last year, and Kerryon Johnson made them look dangerous, at times, running the ball. But not everyone is convinced of their talent on offense yet. Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski ranked every team’s backfield for the 2019 season, and the Lions came in at just 22nd in the league. Sobleski...
ClutchPoints May 23, 2019
3 improvements Kerryon Johnson must make in 2019 for the Lions

3 improvements Kerryon Johnson must make in 2019 for the Lions

The Detroit Lions selected Kerryon Johnson in the second-round of the 2018 NFL Draft, with the 43rd overall pick. Due to that, the expectations were pretty high and it’s safe to say Johnson showed off a ton of potential in limited time. In his rookie year, the running back scampered for 641 yards on 118 […] The post 3 improvements Kerryon Johnson must make in 2019 for the Lions appeared first on ClutchPoints.
SideLion Report May 22, 2019

Detroit Lions: Kerryon Johnson is the key to winning now

The Detroit Lions have had one of the worst rushing attacks for the past two decades. Until it is fixed, they will never be a consistent playoff contender. The Detroit Lions ineptitude in the running game has been astounding over the past twenty seasons. Losing Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders to early retirement […] Detroit Lions: Kerryon Johnson is the key to winning now - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Pride Of Detroit May 21, 2019
Detroit Lions film breakdown: Looking back on Kerryon Johnson’s rookie season

Detroit Lions film breakdown: Looking back on Kerryon Johnson’s rookie season

The running back had a great rookie season, but still has a lot of room to grow. The most exciting move the Detroit Lions made in the 2018 NFL draft was when they traded up in the second round to land Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson. He was a star in the college football world, and a key piece of an Auburn team that played in the SEC Championship. As a rookie, Johnson was met with the impossible task of turning around a miserable Lions running game. A running game which had not produced a 100-yard rusher in four years. Somehow, someway, the rookie was up for the challenge. He...

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