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Pride Of Detroit Aug 24, 2015

Lions quotes: Haloti Ngata playing with chip on shoulder

Jim Caldwell and Lions players were available to the media Monday afternoon and provided some information on injuries. Earlier Monday, the Lions players and Jim Caldwell were available to speak with media and dropped several important tidbits. Matthew Stafford: Matthew Stafford doesn't like the current setup of the NFL Preseason: Matt Stafford on preseason: I don't know what the answer is. Do we need 4 games? Probably not. — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 24, 2015 I think we're all in agreement there, Matt. He also had some nice things to say about some teammates: Stafford...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 24, 2015
Lions QB Matthew Stafford prefers shortened preseason; Glover Quin disagrees

Lions QB Matthew Stafford prefers shortened preseason; Glover Quin disagrees

ALLEN PARK -- Matthew Stafford doesn't know what the answer is. But he does know the question everyone's talking about after the Packers lost Jordy Nelson for the season. "Do we need four games to get ready?" Stafford asked during...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 18, 2015

Lions' Calvin Johnson among favorites to lead NFL in receiving yards, according to online gaming site

Bovada.lv also posted odds on Matthew Stafford leading the NFL in passing yards, Joique Bell leading the league in rushing yards and the Lions on winning their first Super Bowl.
Pride Of Detroit Aug 18, 2015

Lions 53-man roster prediction: Post-Jets game edition

With one preseason game in the books, it's time for another Detroit Lions 53-man roster prediction. The Detroit Lions downed the New York Jets last week in their preseason opener in fairly dominant fashion. How did that game change the outlook of their 53-man roster? Here's my latest 53-man roster prediction (my picks to make the team are in bold and underlined): QB Matthew StaffordQB Dan OrlovskyQB Kellen MooreQB Garrett GilbertRB Joique BellRB Ameer AbdullahRB Theo RiddickRB George WinnRB Zach ZennerRB Desmond MartinFB Michael BurtonFB Emil IgwenaguWR Calvin JohnsonWR Golden TateWR...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 14, 2015

Lions players comment on win over Jets

Quotes from various players after Thursday's Detroit Lions preseason game. Below is a look at what various Detroit Lions players had to say after Thursday's win over the New York Jets. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) LIONS QB MATTHEW STAFFORD Opening statement: "It was a good start. I thought the tempo was good. We were able to run the ball pretty well tonight, which was good to see, all groups. I thought the offensive line played well. Quarterbacks were making good decisions, throwing the ball in right spots, so it was good. Had some big plays early on. Golden (Tate) did a good job...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 13, 2015

Lions-Jets final score: Detroit cruises to 23-3 win in preseason opener

The Detroit Lions dominated the New York Jets on Thursday night en route to a 23-3 victory. If there's one thing the Detroit Lions know how to consistently do, it's win in the preseason. The Lions cruised to a 23-3 victory over the New York Jets in their preseason opener on Thursday night, giving them an overall record of 23-6 in the preseason since 2008. Obviously these games don't really count for anything, but it's always nice to see the Lions come out on top. Thursday's game was all Lions from the start, as Matthew Stafford led the offense down the field for a five-play touchdown drive...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 13, 2015
Matthew Stafford's day over after one crisp drive against Jets

Matthew Stafford's day over after one crisp drive against Jets

DETROIT -- There is a lot of anticipation building for what the Detroit Lions' offense will look like in Year 2 of the scheme. So far, so good. Quarterback Matthew Stafford led Detroit on a five-play, 71-yard touchdown drive to...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 12, 2015

Joe Lombardi: Michael Williams might be Detroit Lions' most improved player

ALLEN PARK -- Caraun Reid? Eric Ebron? Maybe Matthew Stafford? Who, exactly, is the Detroit Lions' most improved player since last season. None of the above, according to offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. "If I was going to pick a most...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 11, 2015

Lions training camp: Joe Lombardi's quotes from Tuesday

On Tuesday, Joe Lombardi spoke about Matthew Stafford, his hopes for the running game, the offensive line and much more. Below is a look at what Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi had to say on Tuesday. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) On QB Matthew Stafford's progression during Training Camp: "He just keeps working hard to get better every day. You can feel the improvement, even in the spring. When I say improvement, we're talking just half a count quicker, recognizing where he wants to go with the ball, and that's everything in this game. I thought he picked up things...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 8, 2015
Combining lookaways with arm strength, Matthew Stafford breezes through Lions' defense in scrimmage

Combining lookaways with arm strength, Matthew Stafford breezes through Lions' defense in scrimmage

Stafford's best stretch came on his third drive, when several penalties should have derailed the possession -- except, Stafford simply wouldn't miss. He completed 9-of-10 passes on the drive, four of which went to Ebron, including a 7-yard score over the middle.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 4, 2015

Detroit Lions' Jim Caldwell believes QB Matthew Stafford will eventually silence his doubters

A recent ESPN poll of 35 NFL coaches and front office decision-makers ranked Stafford 12th among the league's QBs with some of the panelist questioning the Detroit signal-caller's passion and leadership.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 3, 2015

Detroit Lions training camp notes: Eric Ebron makes spectacular grab, Matthew Stafford sharp

Ebron's leaping, twisting grab on a back shoulder throw in tight coverage drew the loudest cheer from season-ticket holders attending the first practice of training camp.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 3, 2015
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford, several receivers knock off rust with 3-day pre-camp workout

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford, several receivers knock off rust with 3-day pre-camp workout

Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson hosted several teammates for workouts at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta.
Pride Of Detroit Jul 30, 2015

Putting pressure on defenses with 21 personnel

The Detroit Lions will use 21 personnel to put pressure on opposing defenses this season, and they need Eric Ebron and Ameer Abdullah to make it happen. There are a lot of players on the Detroit Lions who can have an effect this season. Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford, etc. are all key players, but none may affect the team as much this year as Eric Ebron and Ameer Abdullah. These two players will be the X-factors for the Lions this season, and if they do not perform up to par, Detroit will have a hard time making the playoffs in 2015. With the defense most likely taking a step backward...

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