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Jan 26, 2015
Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford shows he belongs in Pro Bowl

Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford shows he belongs in Pro Bowl

It had been a long time since a Detroit Lions quarterback had played in the Pro Bowl. Matthew Stafford made up for lost time in Sunday night’s Pro Bowl when he finished with a pair of touchdowns and 316 passing yards, second-most in Pro Bowl history. For his efforts he won the Offensive MVP.  Afterward he said it was a blast and gave credit to his Pro Bowl teammates. He connected with wide receiver Golden Tate on a 60-yard pass play that set up the first touchdown. Tate had two catches for 98 yards. His touchdown passes were caught by Emmanuel Sanders and Odell Beckham...
Jan 22, 2015
Detroit Lions — Rookie class offered a few gems, a few disappointments

Detroit Lions — Rookie class offered a few gems, a few disappointments

With steady development in recent seasons, the Detroit Lions didn’t have as many vital roles to fill through the draft and rookie free agent signings for the 2014 season. Among the draft class and two rookie free agents, there were a few gems along with a few disappointments. Much is expected from all of them when they start the preparation for their second seasons. Here’s a look at the 2014 draft class and the rookie free agents: Eric Ebron (first round) — Much was made of the possibilities that Ebron brought to the offense — how he could create mismatches for the opposing...
Jan 21, 2015
Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. Thursday

Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. Thursday

Join me at 3 p.m. on Thursday for the weekly live chat discussing the Detroit Lions. Plenty to discuss with this week's departure of Dominic Raiola, other possible roster moves, Saturday's Senior Bowl, Sunday's Pro Bowl and whatever you would like to discuss.
Jan 21, 2015
Detroit Lions 'in good hands' with Travis Swanson

Detroit Lions 'in good hands' with Travis Swanson

Dominic Raiola is thankful he got a year to work with Travis Swanson who is expected to be his replacement at center for the Detroit Lions. Raiola has been told he will not be back for a 15th season. Swanson was drafted in the third round in May to eventually become the starter at center. “He’s going to do great. He’s tough, his track record, he’s a proven guy who can play, he’s durable,’’ Raiola said in a conference call on Tuesday. “I’m just thankful that I got the year to work with him and just get to know him. He’s a tough dude. He’s smart. I mean, you’ve...
Jan 20, 2015
Detroit Lions — Dominic Raiola had an amazing run

Detroit Lions — Dominic Raiola had an amazing run

Dominic Raiola will be missed. Inexplicably, there are many Detroit Lions fans who don’t like the guy who has been the Lions center for 14 years, the starter for 13 seasons. He is from Hawaii, but he is more like Detroiters than some will ever know. He worked hard, wanted to win and was all about the team. Yes, he could be prickly that’s just who he was. Don’t think for a moment he didn’t appreciate the fans, he did.  He loves Detroit and is a big fan of the Tigers and Red Wings, not to mention Kid Rock. DOMINIC RAIOLA'S CAREER IN PHOTOS Really through the...
Jan 19, 2015
Detroit Lions hold onto Jim Bob Cooter

Detroit Lions hold onto Jim Bob Cooter

A year ago, Jim Bob Cooter was the final piece put in place for the new coaching staff. The Detroit Lions had to wait because he was busy preparing for the Super Bowl as an offensive assistant for the Denver Broncos. Cooter has proven to be a hot commodity. The Lions have turned down a request by the Chicago Bears to interview Cooter for the offensive coordinator opening, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. With the Broncos he was an offensive assistant who worked with Peyton Manning. They wanted to keep him but he couldn’t promote him at the time. So he took the...
Jan 18, 2015
Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford will play in Pro Bowl

Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford will play in Pro Bowl

Matthew Stafford will become the first Detroit Lions quarterback to play in the Pro Bowl since Greg Landry in 1972. Stafford has been announced as an addition to the 2014 Pro Bowl, taking the place of Denver’s Peyton Manning. The Pro Bowl will be played Sunday, Jan. 25 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.  It’s the same site as the Super Bowl which will be played on Feb. 1. Stafford finished the regular season with 4,257 passing yards which is the fifth-most single-season yardage output in franchise history. He now holds four of the Lions’ top five spots on the...
Jan 18, 2015
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate added to Pro Bowl

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate added to Pro Bowl

Lions wide receiver Golden Tate has been added to the Pro Bowl roster replacing Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin who is out for personal reasons. Tate had 99 catches for 1,331 yards in his first season in Detroit.  This marks the first time in Lions’ history that two wide receivers — Tate and Calvin Johnson — have been named to the game. It's the first time since 1966 that two players at the same position — defensive tackles Roger Brown and Alex Karras — were named. Safety Glover Quin and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh were also selected to the Pro Bowl. Johnson and Suh...
Jan 16, 2015
Report: Lions' Teryl Austin withdraws as Broncos coaching candidate

Report: Lions' Teryl Austin withdraws as Broncos coaching candidate

Teryl Austin, the Lions’ defensive coordinator, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Denver Broncos head coaching vacancy according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Austin has interviewed twice for the Atlanta Falcons head coaching position. He also interviewed with the Chicago Bears where John Fox appears to be the leading candidate. Austin, 49, found success in his first season as a coordinator with the Lions under Jim Caldwell. The defense finished the season ranked second in the NFL and first against the run. Caldwell was happy to see Austin get the opportunities to...
Jan 15, 2015
Detroit Lions Joique Bell, LaAdrian Waddle undergo surgery

Detroit Lions Joique Bell, LaAdrian Waddle undergo surgery

With the Lions’ season over, it’s time to heal. Lions running back Joique Bell posted a photo on Instagram in a hospital bed on Thursday. It was tagged with the message “Surgery was a success, be right back like I left something. #Concrete.'' It’s uncertain which body part was surgically repaired. He missed one game in 2014 and that was back on Oct. 5. He didn’t play like he was injured. Right tackle LaAdrian Waddle announced his surgery on Twitter and also that he started his last two classes to graduate from Texas Tech. Waddle missed a half-dozen games in 2014 with a...
Jan 15, 2015
Detroit Lions — Jim Caldwell one year later

Detroit Lions — Jim Caldwell one year later

One year ago today, Jim Caldwell was introduced at Ford Field as the 26th coach of the Detroit Lions. Here are three key items from his speech on Jan. 15, 2014: — “We’re going to be smart. We’re going to be a football team that takes the field that’s not going to shoot itself in the foot. We’re going to be a team that is disciplined, that’s focused, that understands situational football.’’ — “It’s going to be drilled and drilled and drilled and not just given lip service, but what you should see on the field is obviously a product of our coaching, our...
Jan 14, 2015
Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join me at 3 p.m. on Thursday for a weekly chat discussing the Detroit Lions. After an 11-5 season and a loss in the playoffs, the Lions have plenty of roster decisions to make. Also they say they want Ndamukong Suh to return but now they have to find a way to make it work. Bring all of your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. It's always a fun time.  — Paula Pasche
Jan 9, 2015
Detroit Lions Tahir Whitehead fined for hit on Cowboys' Beasley

Detroit Lions Tahir Whitehead fined for hit on Cowboys' Beasley

Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead has been fined $22,050 for hitting Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley in the head in Sunday’s wild-card game according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. VIDEO OF THE PLAY The Lions’ linebacker expected the fine which accounted for his whole paycheck for the game. (In the first round in the playoffs each player makes $22,000.) It was a tough situation for the 6-foot-4 Whitehead against Beasley who is  Cowboys’ Dez Bryant was fined $8,268 for taunting, a penalty he was flagged for during the third quarter. One 10-year-old fan got the...
Jan 9, 2015
Texas kid learns ugly truth about being a Detroit Lions fan

Texas kid learns ugly truth about being a Detroit Lions fan

At times it doesn’t pay to be a Detroit Lions fan. One of those times was Sunday in Dallas.  Go figure. According to a story from kissfm969.com., a boy from Amarilllo got tickets to the Lions’ playoff game at Dallas on Sunday. He’s a big Lions fan so wore a Lions jersey. From the web site: Roman and his family made the trip from Amarillo to Arlington, TX. Before the game started Roman participated in a contest that was being held on one of the stages outside of the stadium. The game was musical chairs and the last person to get a chair would win a brand new PS4 Madden game....
Jan 8, 2015
Lions Mayhew says Ndamukong Suh wants to return to Detroit

Lions Mayhew says Ndamukong Suh wants to return to Detroit

ALLEN PARK — Make no mistake the Lions want Ndamukong Suh to return to Detroit. Apparently the feeling is mutual. “He wants to be here and we want him to be here,’’ general manager Martin Mayhew said at a Thursday press conference. “As I said before that’s a pretty good combination, we’ll see how it all turns out.’’ NDAMUKONG SUH’S 2014 SEASON IN PHOTOS Mayhew said that they are keeping all options on the table. The preference is to sign Suh to a long-term deal, but he would also consider a franchise tag which would cost $26.7 million for one year. “He...