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Lions Gab Aug 29, 2016

Lions Trim Roster Cutting 10 Players; Placing Long Snapper Jimmy Landes on IR

The Lions have cleared 11 players from their roster, leaving them three moves shy of the 75-man limit that will be imposed by the NFL at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Kyle Meinke of Mlive reports. Tight end Matthew Mulligan and cornerback Crezdon Butler were among the notable players who were cut. Mulligan was Detroit’s top blocking […]
Pride Of Detroit Aug 22, 2016

Lions release WR Andre Caldwell from injured reserve

The former Detroit Lions receiver is now a free agent after a broken hand landed him on injured reserve last week. Last week, the Detroit Lions placed Andre Caldwell on the injured reserve list after he broke his hand. In his roster spot, the Lions added some depth to their tight end position by signing Andrew Quarless. A week later the Lions have released Caldwell from the injured reserve list and from the team altogether. Typically, you wouldn’t be able to release a player on the injured reserve list, but the Lions utilized a lesser-known stipulation of the injured reserve rules. A team...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 21, 2016

Lions notes: Fans split on who should win Detroit’s backup QB battle

Fans are almost evenly split between Dan Orlovsky and Jake Rudock. Kyle Meinke of MLive.com created a poll on who the Detroit Lions should keep to backup Matthew Stafford: Dan Orlovsky or Jake Rudock. The poll was extremely close: 38.2% of @mlive readers say Rudock should be the backup QB. 37.9% say Orlovsky. And 23.8% say keep all 3. Parity! https://t.co/4aTYY1lbVv— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) August 21, 2016 Cincinnati Bengals players, and former teammates of Marvin Jones, believe Marvin could certainly take over No. 1 receiver duties. Speaking of Marvin Jones, he made quite the...
Acme Packing Company Aug 15, 2016

Former Packers TE Andrew Quarless signs with Lions

The veteran tight end goes from one NFC North squad to another. After not receiving an offer from the Green Bay Packers, veteran tight end Andrew Quarless spent nearly six months without an NFL job. That wait came to an end Monday when he signed with the Detroit Lions. Quarless, a fifth-round pick in 2010, joins a Lions offense that could find itself without starting tight end Eric Ebron and top backup Brandon Pettigrew for the season opener. Quarless doesn’t possess the field-stretching abilities of Ebron and struggles as a blocker, but he provides Detroit with a reliable weapon over the...

Steelers Film Room: CB Doran Grant displays solid tackling fundamentals vs. Detroit Lions

The Pittsburgh Steelers saw a young cornerback make multiple solid tackles in the secondary that showed promise of further development. We take a closer look at just what he did right. The Pittsburgh Steelers have had questions at the cornerback position for years and have drafted players in the top two rounds at the position in the past two seasons. However it was a fourth round pick from the 2015 NFL draft that shined the brightest of the youngest group last Friday night against the Detroit Lions. Doran Grant came onto the Steelers' roster last season looking to be a potential...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 13, 2016

Lions notes: NFL quarterback runs out of end zone, does his best Dan Orlovsky impression

Welcome to the Dan Orlovsky club, Cody Kessler. Dan Orlovsky had problems of his own on Friday, but he caught a bit of relief when Browns quarterback Cody Kessler ran out of the end zone in the exact same way that Orlovsky did in 2008. Oh dear. Cody Kessler drops back... And goes out of the back of the end zone. That's a safety. #CLEvsGB https://t.co/MfHUEEkHNy— NFL (@NFL) August 13, 2016 Detroit Lions tight end Tim Wright, who is on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL during OTAs, looks like he’s doing well in recovery: As my team @detroitlionsnfl prepares for...

Pittsburgh Steelers defense gets plenty of work in 30-17 preseason loss to the Detroit Lions

Despite losing the game, the Steelers' defense will have plenty of film to study after their most recent performance at Heinz Field. When coaches approach a meaningless preseason game, they likely want to see quality fundamentals, good situational football awareness and even some mistakes. No one benefits from a perfect performance in an exhibition, and the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly made their share of mistakes in their recent loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 1 of the 2016 preseason. The Steelers, and their coaches, will have plenty of film to analyze and dissect between now and their...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 13, 2016

Lions Saturday open thread: Has your view on the Lions changed after Friday?

Today's question of the day: After the Lions' preseason game, has your opinion on the team changed? The Detroit Lions won their preseason opener pretty handily on Friday, sending the Pittsburgh Steelers to their locker room as 30-17 losers. Though the Lions certainly had troubles along the way, they carried the play for the entire game and ended up outgaining the Steelers by nearly 200 yards. So here is today's Question of the Day: After the Lions' preseason opener, has your opinion on the 2016 Lions changed? My answer: No. While I'm glad the Lions managed to play a solid game all around,...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 12, 2016

Lions vs. Steelers: What just happened?

Thoughts and analysis on the Lions first game of the year. Football is finally back. Sort of. After a grueling summer of only baseball to enjoy after basketball went away, we can finally say that there is some variation of Lions football on our television screens. In true preseason form, this was the kind of game that put some fans to sleep early on in the contest. If you were hoping to have some questions answered about the first team offense or defense, you probably didn't get any answers from Friday nights game. We did, however, get to see a lot of other players that are fighting for...

Detroit Lions dominate Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 in preseason opener

The Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers squared off in Week 1 of the NFL preseason, and it was Detroit flexing their proverbial muscle on their way to victory. Friday night started with severe thunderstorms scattered around Heinz Field, almost delaying kickoff, but that wasn't the only surprise throughout the first preseason game of 2016. When the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions took to the field, there were a lot of starters missing from the lineup. For the Steelers, superstars Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams and Le'Veon Bell did not suit up for the black and...

Behind Enemy Lines: What to expect from the Lions vs. the Steelers in Week 1 of the NFL preseason

In preparation for the Steelers vs. Lions preseason game at Heinz Field, we spent some time with Pride of Detroit's editor Jeremy Reisman to talk about the matchup from the other side of the fence. It's the first preseason game. Not much to see here, but in reality there are players fighting for their professional lives throughout the preseason. With that said, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions will square off in Week 1 of the NFL Preseason at Heinz Field Friday night, and while most fans are familiar with the Steelers' lineup, what can you expect from the other side of the...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 11, 2016

PODcast #47: Preseason preview, camp wrap-up and updates on Ebron

A lot of heavy stuff to chew through on the latest edition of the PODcast. NFL football is almost back to the television screens in its preseason form. Pride Of Detroit is champing at the bit to get back to more Lions content. We feel it on the PODcast and we're ready to go. Just a few more days now. We got to get you ready, which is what this PODcast is here to do! We're putting the final bow on training camp, we're talking about Eric Ebron and where he might be, and most of all we're here for talking preseason. Let's go. Download and subscribe to the PODcast on iTunes, or check us out...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 11, 2016

Power ranking every Detroit Lions regular season opponent

Analyzing the importance, entertainment value and difficulty of every Detroit Lions regular season opponent. Let's start this off by saying this is not your average power ranking. Your average run of the mill power ranking will rank each team by strength of opponent or strength of a team in general. Today's power ranking will rank each Lions opponent based on a few different guidelines. Entertainment value, importance of game and difficulty of opponent. Lastly there will be a 1-10 point system attached to each team that shows the win ability of each game. One being a sure loss and ten...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 11, 2016

Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, announcers, depths charts, more

Everything you need to know about the Lions-Steelers preseason matchup. The Detroit Lions open up their 2016 preseason schedule with a matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. This marks the first time the two teams have played in the preseason since 2010 (Steelers won 23-7). Though the Steelers appear to be benching some of their best players, this is still the first opportunity to see the 2016 Lions against a real opponent in a game-like environment. Here are all of the details you need to get ready for Friday’s game. Game time: Friday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m. ET Location: Heinz Field,...

Steelers 2016 Training Camp Day 14 Recap: Steelers and Lions get chippy, and Antonio Brown goes off

The boys are back in town, and see what happened on Day 14 of work at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA as the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for the 2016 NFL season. The term "going off" has multiple meanings in today's society. If a player has a tremendous game with ridiculous statistics, someone might say, "Man, he just went off." Then, there is the more traditional meaning of the term, which is to flip out and lose their cool. For instance, "The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown went off on that referee in that joint practice with the Detroit Lions." Well, to be honest, that...

Mike Tomlin wise to rest several starters heading into Steelers preseason game Friday against the Lions

As the Steelers prepare for the Lions to invade Heinz Field this Friday, Mike Tomlin listed several players who won't be suiting up for the first exhibition game. Football will officially be back on Friday night at Heinz Field when the Detroit Lions invade Heinz Field for the first preseason game for both teams, but fans who plan on attending the game won't be seeing some of the Steelers stars even dressed for the game. Mike Tomlin spoke with media Wednesday and said the following players will not be playing in the exhibition game Friday night: QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le'Veon Bell, RB...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 10, 2016

Detroit Lions won’t see several of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ best players on Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already decided to sit some of their best offensive players. Although the Detroit Lions open their preseason against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday, they won’t be facing off against some of their best players. According to head coach Mike Tomlin, he will be resting a handful of his starters: Mike Tomlin said Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell among those who probably won't play in Friday's preseason opener vs Lions— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 10, 2016 Tomlin is well within his right to bench these players, and probably should in...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 10, 2016

Lions notes: Jim Caldwell has the hottest seat in NFL

Not only does Jim Caldwell have the longest odds to win Coach of the Year, but he’s also the safe bet for the first head coach fired in 2016. About a week ago, we revealed that Detroit Lions head coach had the longest odds to win NFL Coach of the Year. Now, it appears Caldwell also has the honor of having the shortest odds to be the first head coach fired this season. According to Bookmaker.eu, Caldwell stands alone at a moneyline of +370 (meaning a $10 bet would result in a $37 profit). According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions had a much quicker pace on offense...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 10, 2016

Leaked practice video reveals Darius Slay wasn’t completely torched by Antonio Brown

Thanks to Darius Slay’s Snapchat, we can see the battle between the two wasn't as one-sided as reports suggested on Tuesday. Snapchat is a wonderful thing. Aside from the dirty things those dang kids use it for these days, it can actually provide a unique insight into the lives of people we don’t know personally. It can also be a good news source, as we learned when we saw Eric Ebron in a joyous mood on Snapchat, suggesting (accurately) that his injury wasn’t as serious as originally reported. This time, Snapchat has provided us with a unique look inside of camp. Yesterday, reports...
Pride Of Detroit Aug 10, 2016

Ask POD: Preseason previewing mailbag

Get ready for the Steelers preseason game by asking us what you want to know. We're recording early on Wednesday so we can have everything you need for Friday together. This is your chance to make history; or rather, just a podcast. But podcasts are recorded and records are history. It's the same thing, if you don't think about it too much. PODcast is our weekly podcast, hence the name and the fact that branding this thing is kind of tricky. Nevertheless, PODcast mailbag is your chance to make a mark on the proceedings and ask the staff of Pride Of Detroit anything you want. Yes, anything....

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