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Pride Of Detroit Jun 22, 2016

Former NFL quarterback David Carr calls Matthew Stafford most underrated quarterback

One NFL analysts believes Matthew Stafford is drastically underrated, but is he really? We are deep into the NFL’s offseason, which means one thing: lists. But it’s not just our PODcast that is starting to rank players, and it isn’t all a Detroit Lions slam-fest by Pro Football Focus. No, some outlets are actually paying the Lions compliments. Take, for example, former NFL quarterback David Carr. Carr had a small segment for "NFL Now" on who he believed were the three most underrated quarterbacks in the league. He chose his brother, Derek Carr, at No. 3 and placed Philip Rivers at 2....
Pride Of Detroit Jun 21, 2016

Lions notes: Making sense of Matthew Stafford's second half turnaround

Today's notes looks at Matthew Stafford's drastic turnaround, checks in on a retired Pro Bowler and debates which Lions player would make the best coach. The Playbook looked at three quarterbacks who drastically improved in the second half of the 2015 season. Obviously, Matthew Stafford was one of those quarterbacks and The Playbook used stats to make sense of the marked improvement. Speaking of Stafford, he joined SiriusXM on Tuesday to talk about life without Calvin Johnson: Which current Detroit Lions player would be the best NFL coach after retiring from the league? ESPN's...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 21, 2016

2016 Detroit Lions Name Bracket tournament: The elite eight

We are down to the elite eight of the 2016 Name Bracket tournament. Vote now. I’m proud of you all. Seriously, I’m proud of you. The Sweet 16 of the Detroit Lions Name Bracket tournament was the most entertaining round in the two-year history of the event. Ezekiel Ansah and Quandre Diggs were within 10 votes of each other for nearly the entire weekend, and in the end, you made the right choice. Ansah has been eliminated, meaning we will have a new champion this year (and subsequently, this hasn’t been a complete waste of time). Now eight teams remain, and I couldn’t be happier with...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 21, 2016

Detroit Lions release offensive tackle Dominick Jackson

After less than a month with the team, Dominick Jackson was let go on Tuesday morning. Although Detroit Lions players are essentially on vacation until late July, the team is still hard at work tinkering with the roster among other duties. On Tuesday morning, the team announced a small move, waiving offensive tackle Dominick Jackson: The Lions waived T Dominick Jackson. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) June 21, 2016 Jackson was an undrafted free agent this year out of Alabama. With the Crimson Tide, Jackson had been the starting right tackle for 2015. Detroit swooped him up on June 1,...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 21, 2016

Report: Rumored Lions red Color Rush jerseys ‘not in the works’

It doesn’t look like the Lions will be wearing red anytime soon. But black and silver jerseys look like realistic options. Last Friday, the twitter account @NFL_Leaks released a photo of what they suggested was the "final color sheet" for NFL’s Color Rush promotion. The photo showed the Detroit Lions were preparing to wear red for their Thanksgiving game against the Minnesota Vikings. The same twitter account "leaked" a picture in April showing the Lions would be wearing black Color Rush jerseys. That leak was quickly confirmed as fake, yet for whatever reason the most recent leak...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 13, 2016

Three Lions players primed to make their first Pro Bowl in 2016

The Detroit Lions have several talented players who have yet to make a Pro Bowl. Here are three that may end that streak in 2016. Last month, FOX Sports’ Cameron DaSilva compiled a list of what he thought were 11 players set to make their first Pro Bowl in 2016. No Detroit Lions players made the list, but the team is full of young talent ready to break out. Detroit does already have a handful of players that have already made the Pro Bowl, including Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, Ezekiel Ansah and Glover Quin. But their talent goes well those players. Here are three players that may...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 11, 2016
Are Matthew Stafford's gunslinging days behind him?

Are Matthew Stafford's gunslinging days behind him?

ALLEN PARK -- Matthew Stafford has long heldthe reputation of a gunslinger, but the Detroit Lions quarterback was anything but last season. In one of the finestcampaigns of his seven-year career, Stafford holstered his big arm in favor of efficiency....
Matt Moore looks to deliver Rays a fifth straight victory

Matt Moore looks to deliver Rays a fifth straight victory

FOX Sports Sun's Rich Hollenberg and Orestes Destrade review the Tampa Bay Rays' 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks and look ahead to Tuesday's matchup.
Plain Dealer Jun 7, 2016

Spirited voting for May Person of the Month winner: Vote through Wednesday at 5 p.m.

It's a spirited race for the May Person of the Month - with three of the nine candidates capturing 64 percent of the votes cast in the last 24 hours.
Pride Of Detroit Jun 7, 2016

Has Jim Caldwell made Matthew Stafford better?

Is Matthew Stafford a better quarterback with Jim Caldwell? Last week we played around with the thought that Matthew Stafford's best year was 2015 as opposed to 2011. The response was quite mixed. But you still saw a decent amount of Lions fans switch their opinion to the 2015 side of things. Ultimately the argument was all about Stafford's overall play, from improved decision making to consistent footwork. Now the question is why did his play indeed improve? Is it because Stafford matured as a player on his own? Or was it coaching? More importantly, was it Jim Caldwell? As with the 2011...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 4, 2016

Lions notes: Marvin Jones throws out first pitch for Tigers

The new Detroit Lions wide receiver made an appearance at Friday's Detroit Tigers game. Detroit Lions new star wide receiver Marvin Jones threw out the first pitch at Friday's Detroit Tigers game. .@MarvinJonesJr first pitch pic.twitter.com/vik8ZQWDqZ — #VoteTigers (@tigers) June 3, 2016 He looks like he has a pretty strong arm, but has control issues. I think Matthew Stafford's job is safe. Stefan Charles spoke with the Toronto Sun about why he picked the Lions in free agency and the first thing he bought when he signed the contract with the team. USA Today compiled the worst...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 1, 2016

Matthew Stafford's best year: 2011 vs 2015

What was Matthew Stafford's best year? You be the judge. Most times ideas for article are reflections of what's going on in the now. But sometimes the best ideas come from arguments around a fire on a Saturday night. This is one of those times. As I mentioned, the setting of this argument was around a fire pit. The argument was about which season was Matthew Stafford's best. It should seem as though it's a no brainer. 2011 is more than likely the season of choice for just about everyone. A Twitter poll I ran over the weekend shows that 2011 wins in a landslide. May seem like a no brainier....
Grand Rapids Press May 27, 2016

Matthew Stafford in 'complete control' of Lions offense during OTAs

Platitudes of all shapes and sizes are thrown around like Stafford fastballs this time of year, but this one stands out.
Pride Of Detroit May 27, 2016

Lions notes: Player interviews, quotes and observations from Thursday's OTAs

Today's notes gathers all the remaining news tidbits from the Lions' organized team activities from Thursday. Aside from the practice, several Detroit Lions players were available to the media. You can watch press conferences from Jim Caldwell (here), Haloti Ngata (here), Matthew Stafford (here), DeAndre Levy (here) and Marvin Jones (here).  In the middle of Stafford's interview, Matthew lays down one of the sickest presser burns in recent memory: Matthew Stafford, when asked how long it took him to turn the page after Calvin's retirement: "Apparently, a lot quicker than you guys." —...
Pride Of Detroit May 26, 2016

Did the Detroit Lions improve at quarterback this offseason?

With the addition of Jake Rudock, are the Lions improved at the quarterback position? "Did the Lions improve?" is our latest series analyzing the Detroit Lions' roster in comparison to their 7-9 2015 season. To start things off, we look at the quarterback position. 2015 QBs: Matthew Stafford, Dan Orlovsky2016 QBs: Matthew Stafford, Dan Orlovsky, Jake Rudock For the third straight year, the Lions will be entering the season with the same presumed starter and backup quarterbacks. After moving on from Shaun Hill in 2013, the Lions have been rolling with the duo of Matthew Stafford and Dan...

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