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Notes: Rams safety on Jared Goff: ‘He helped me along tremendously’

Notes: Rams safety on Jared Goff: ‘He helped me along tremendously’

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Fuller praised his former teammate in a brief interview on “Good Morning Football.” While many of us are still struggling to say goodbye to Matthew Stafford—the Detroit Lions quarterback of the past dozen years—the blockbuster trade also comes the welcoming of a new quarterback. Jared Goff has his own set of accolades and accomplishments, and while his time in Los Angeles came to an abrupt and unceremonious end, his reputation is not completely squandered. Earlier this week, Rams safety Jordan Fuller joined NFL Network’s...
Pride Of Detroit Feb 22, 2021
8 Detroit Lions cap casualty candidates

8 Detroit Lions cap casualty candidates

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports The Lions need to create a significant amount of cap space before the 2021 season begins. The NFL announced last week that the 2021 salary cap will be, at the very least, $180 million, giving teams a general idea of where they need to be at financially. For the Detroit Lions, it likely means they have some work to do before free agency starts. Including the $12.8 million in cap space the Detroit Lions will be carrying over from 2020 and the cap ramifications once the Matthew Stafford trade becomes official, the Lions will have around $199...
SideLion Report Feb 21, 2021

Detroit Lions: Could Jared Goff be more than a stopgap?

The Detroit Lions will have a new signal-caller under center next season. But could Jared Goff be more than just a stopgap on the way to Motown’s next franchise quarterback? There isn’t a Detroit Lions fan alive that doesn’t know their Motor City cats have agreed to trade Matthew Stafford, the franchises all-time leader in […] Detroit Lions: Could Jared Goff be more than a stopgap? - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - Detroit Lions News and Fan Community
SideLion Report Feb 20, 2021

3 burning questions about the Detroit Lions roster

The Detroit Lions are a team very much in flux. Most notably, under center. Following the pending trade of Matthew Stafford, the Lions will head into the new season with someone else at quarterback for the first time in more than a decade. Detroit also hired a new general manager in Brad Holmes, a new […] 3 burning questions about the Detroit Lions roster - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - Detroit Lions News and Fan Community
Detroit Free Press Feb 20, 2021
Why Jared Goff may be closer to Blake Bortles than to Matthew Stafford for Detroit Lions

Why Jared Goff may be closer to Blake Bortles than to Matthew Stafford for Detroit Lions

New Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff has a Super Bowl appearance and two Pro Bowl nods, but some of his stats resemble those of a first-round bust.       
ClutchPoints Feb 19, 2021
The impact the Carson Wentz, Matthew Stafford trades have on Deshaun Watson

The impact the Carson Wentz, Matthew Stafford trades have on Deshaun Watson

The quarterback carousel is starting to gain momentum. The Detroit Lions traded longtime quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for Jared Goff, a pair of first-round picks, and a third-round pick. Just recently, a trade between the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts took place that exchanged quarterback Carson Wentz for a conditional second-round pick and a third-round […] The post The impact the Carson Wentz, Matthew Stafford trades have on Deshaun Watson appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pride Of Detroit Feb 19, 2021
Notes: Lions will carry over 10th most 2020 cap space in NFL

Notes: Lions will carry over 10th most 2020 cap space in NFL

Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Maybe the cap situation is not as bad as we thought When the Detroit Lions traded quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams (and acquired quarterback Jared Goff in return), the team accelerated Stafford’s bonus cap hits into 2021 and put themselves in a payroll bind that needs to be solved. Spotrac’s 2021 Lions salary cap table (which includes Goff’s contract) shows $199.4 million on the books due to $179.1 million in actual roster salaries and $20.3 million in dead money. The league-wide salary cap for next season has...
SideLion Report Feb 18, 2021

Lions 2020 draft class graded one of the NFL’s worst

The Detroit Lions entered the 2020 NFL regular season with a sliver of hope. But the Pride would end the season without a head coach or a general manager as both Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn would be fired in late November. It would also be the team’s final year with quarterback Matthew Stafford under […] Lions 2020 draft class graded one of the NFL’s worst - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - Detroit Lions News and Fan Community
Pride Of Detroit Feb 18, 2021
Free agent profile: Re-signing Don Muhlbach seems inevitable

Free agent profile: Re-signing Don Muhlbach seems inevitable

Photo by Rey Del Rio/ Year 18, coming up? With the trade of Matthew Stafford to become official in just under a month, the Detroit Lions will be losing one of their longest-tenured players. However, there has been one player that’s been around longer... in fact, significantly longer. Long snapper Don Muhlbach has been with the Lions since 2004, serving as the team’s most stable, underappreciated player. For nearly the past decade, Muhlbach has been getting by on one-year contracts, living his life and his career season-to-season. He’s quickly become a fan...
Pride Of Detroit Feb 18, 2021
Open thread: Should the Detroit Lions draft a quarterback in 2021?

Open thread: Should the Detroit Lions draft a quarterback in 2021?

Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/ With Goff on the roster, do the Lions draft their future starter this year? The Lions have already had a whirlwind offseason and the new league year hasn’t even started yet. They agreed to trade Matthew Stafford, got Jared Goff in return, and could still add another quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft. With Goff entrenched at least for 2021 (and probably 2022), what does the future look like for the Lions’ quarterback position? Today’s Question of the Day is: Should the Lions draft a quarterback at any point in the 2021 NFL Draft? My...
Pride Of Detroit Feb 17, 2021
Notes: Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down Lions’ options with 7th overall pick

Notes: Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down Lions’ options with 7th overall pick

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ What does the ESPN draft expert think Detroit should do? The Detroit Lions have a ton of options with their first-round pick this year. Currently holding the seventh overall selection, Detroit could go in a number of directions, many of which we discussed this week on the PODcast. On Wednesday, ESPN’s Michael Rothstein published a chat with draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. about what the Lions may do at that spot in the draft. Kiper believes that because of the addition of Jared Goff via the Matthew Stafford trade, he expects the Lions to punt on...
Pride Of Detroit Feb 16, 2021
Frank Ragnow hyping Matthew Stafford will make you miss him already

Frank Ragnow hyping Matthew Stafford will make you miss him already

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports “I just look at him like a superhero.” There’s not much in the NFL like the relationship between center and quarterback. Not only is the center largely responsible for protecting the quarterback, but those two share the literal same space on the field on every single down. So when Detroit Lions center Frank Ragnow talks about Matthew Stafford, you know everything he is saying is coming with the kind of in-depth knowledge that not many can offer. In the aftermath of the trade that will send Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams once the...
Detroit Free Press Feb 16, 2021
Matthew Stafford: Detroit Lions getting 'a really good' QB in Jared Goff

Matthew Stafford: Detroit Lions getting 'a really good' QB in Jared Goff

The Detroit Lions traded Matthew Stafford to the Rams for Jared Goff and three draft picks in a deal that will not become official until next month        
NESN.com Feb 15, 2021

This Matthew Stafford Quote Doesn’t Paint Patriots In Positive Light

Matthew Stafford didn’t necessarily handpick his next team, but he did have a say where he’d ultimately land. In the process, he might have given us an inside look at how NFL players currently view the New England Patriots. The Detroit Lions agreed to send Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams, a move that will […] The post This Matthew Stafford Quote Doesn’t Paint Patriots In Positive Light appeared first on NESN.com.
Pride Of Detroit Feb 15, 2021
Open thread: Will the Lions retire Matthew Stafford’s number?

Open thread: Will the Lions retire Matthew Stafford’s number?

Photo by Leon Halip/ Will the number 9 get retired in Detroit? Matthew Stafford leaves behind a very interesting legacy as a Detroit Lion. One of the top quarterbacks in franchise history, Stafford obliterated the record books in Detroit. He totaled 45,109 passing yards and 282 touchdown passes, a staggering 29,399 more yards and 164 more touchdowns than the next passer, Bobby Layne. Stafford certainly benefitted from a different era, a league where passing offenses have exploded, but he belongs among the upper echelon of Lions players. But how high does will he...

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