9:46 AM EST, Sun February 17, 2019
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Will ole reliable Matt Prater be back in 2019?

Will ole reliable Matt Prater be back in 2019?

Matt Prater has been nothing short of a stud in his time in Detroit, but how much longer will that time last? Today we continue our 2018 roster review with a review of Lions kicker Matt Prater. Matt Prater Outlook before 2018: Matt Prater has long been ole reliable for the Detroit Lions, making the field goal kicking process as close to automatic as it can be in his five years with the team. Entering the fifth, expectations were no different from before: boot that ball through the goalposts an wow us with his cannon for a leg. Actual role in 2018: 2018 Stats: 28/32 field goal attempts,...
1 hour ago
Do you want the Lions to be featured on Hard Knocks?

Do you want the Lions to be featured on Hard Knocks?

Detroit is one of five candidates to be chosen this season. Every season HBO’s Hard Knocks goes behind the scenes into an NFL team’s training camp and documents their journey from the first day of camp until the final preparations for the season opener. Last season the Cleveland Browns were the team featured and we got a few amazing moments, such as defensive lineman Carl Nassib’s investment advice to his fellow linemen. please do not take his advice everything he said is wrong The Detroit Lions are one of five NFL teams eligible to be selected for this years edition because of...
19 hours ago
Christian Miller is the pass rusher the Lions need

Christian Miller is the pass rusher the Lions need

Get to know one of the more underrated and underhyped pass rushers in this year’s class. It’s no secret that the Detroit Lions need pass rushers badly. The big question is how they will address that area of need. If they haven’t gotten a big name edge rusher by the time the draft rolls around and they address a different position with the eighth overall pick, I don’t think Lions fans should panic. There will be plenty of very good EDGE prospects available on Day 2, including one that I’ve come across recently that I believe is severely underrated. Alabama EDGE Christian Miller....
20 hours ago
AAF Week 2 live thread

AAF Week 2 live thread

Come watch the first night of Week 2 of the AAF season with us! The AAF is back this weekend and the Week 2 match ups will have a huge task ahead of them as they try to match the excitement and drama of the opening week. Things kick off at 2 pm EST when the Salt Lake Stallions (0-1) take on the Birmingham Iron (1-0) at Legion Field in Alabama. The Iron put a marker in the ground last week, as they shut out the Memphis Express in a dominant performance to open up their franchises history. Things were less than stellar for the Stallions on the other hand, as they struggled to contain the...
Feb 16, 2019
What was your favorite Glover Quin moment?

What was your favorite Glover Quin moment?

The safety made many memorable plays in his six seasons with Detroit. The Detroit Lions made an unfortunate, yet expected, move on Friday when they released long time safety Glover Quin. Quin had been a star since he arrived in 2013 from Houston and was a key member of a Lions secondary that had its ups and downs over the years. Quin was always heralded for his leadership skills and his role in developing the many younger stars in the Lions secondary, but he was an incredible football player as well. The safety roamed the back line for years and was a star playing the center field role for...
Feb 15, 2019
Detroit Lions players react to release of Glover Quin

Detroit Lions players react to release of Glover Quin

There was an outpour of love from current and former teammates of Glover Quin. The release of Detroit Lions veteran safety Glover Quin will certainly be felt on the football field. But if there’s anything we’ve learned from his six years in Detroit, he’ll be especially missed in the locker room before and after the games. Quin was the ultimate professional with the media—winning the 2018 Detroit Lions Media Friendly Good Guy Award—and he was the ideal teammate. Throughout his entire time in Detroit, Lions players lauded Quin’s effort to teach, mentor and lead by example. So...
Feb 15, 2019
Detroit Lions cut Glover Quin, two others

Detroit Lions cut Glover Quin, two others

The end of a wonderful era. It appears the Glover Quin era is over for the Detroit Lions. The Lions announced Friday afternoon that the veteran safety has been released from the team. The move will end up saving the Lions $6.25 million in cap space, but will put an end to an era in which Quin acted as the leader for a strong secondary over the past six years. Since joining the team in 2013, Quin tallied 19 interceptions, 37 passes defended, two touchdowns and a Pro Bowl season. Quin said his goodbyes to the city of Detroit via Instagram on Friday: View this post on...
Feb 15, 2019
Bob Quinn reflects on Damon Harrison trade: ‘I was definitely freaking out’

Bob Quinn reflects on Damon Harrison trade: ‘I was definitely freaking out’

Bob Quinn explained how the Damon Harrison trade came to be and just how nervous he was. One of the most memorable moments from the Detroit Lions’ 2018 season was when they pulled off the trade for star defensive tackle Damon Harrison Sr. The move was not only extremely cheap for the Lions—it only cost them a fifth-round pick to acquire him—but it transformed Detroit’s defense almost immediately. Damon “Snacks” Harrison Sr. (@snacks) had a big impact on the @Lions run defense when arriving in Week 8Lions run defense grade:Weeks 1-7: 69.0Weeks 8-17: 91.7#OnePride— PFF DET...
Feb 15, 2019
Report: Detroit Lions work out RB Mike Gillislee

Report: Detroit Lions work out RB Mike Gillislee

The search for a backup running back has begun. Though free agency doesn’t officially start for another month, the Detroit Lions are apparently getting a head start on their running back search. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Lions worked out free agent Mike Gillislee on Thursday. The #Lions hosted and worked out FA RB Mike Gillislee yesterday, source said. They were one of the teams that called about signing him last year. He played in four games with the #Saints last year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 15, 2019 Gillislee is a free agent right now that can...
Feb 15, 2019
5 free agent WRs the Detroit Lions should be interested in

5 free agent WRs the Detroit Lions should be interested in

Detroit needs help at receiver and some of these guys may be exactly what they need. The Detroit Lions offense was incredibly disappointing in 2018. They aspired to be one of the best in the league last season, but ended up finishing 22nd in DVOA last season. One of the many contributing factors to their failures was the lack of variety the team had at receiver. Beyond Golden Tate—who was only around for half the season—none of the Lions receivers were exceptionally fast or good enough route runners to regularly get open. The team was in desperate need of a speedy receiver that could...
Feb 15, 2019
Who is your favorite current Detroit Lions player?

Who is your favorite current Detroit Lions player?

Who is your favorite Detroit Lions currently on the roster? I don’t think I’m breaking any news when I say that being a Detroit Lions fan is tough. There are plenty of things that makes this true, but I want to talk specifically about one today. Because the team has so much roster turnover every year, and because—at least in the past—draft picks have been so inconsistent with their success, it’s hard to latch onto a single player as a favorite. Even the easy picks—Barry Sanders or Calvin Johnson—saw their Lions career end before it had to. There’s a running joke that when...
Feb 14, 2019
Notes: Lions players respond to Bears WR Taylor Gabriel’s trash talk

Notes: Lions players respond to Bears WR Taylor Gabriel’s trash talk

It’s on. It all started with a report saying that the Detroit Lions would take on the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving for the second straight season. Bears writer Aaron Leming responded with a frustrated “Again?” on Twitter, apparently not thrilled with the redundant matchup. That’s when Chicago Bears wide receiver made this much bigger news. Responding to Fleming, Gabriel tweeted “Easy W don’t worry” in a now-deleted tweet. The slight was picked up by several news sources—including our expertly-written version here—and the news spread that Gabriel was dissing the...
Feb 14, 2019
Mentoring Lions’ offensive line makes T.J. Lang ‘feel young’ again

Mentoring Lions’ offensive line makes T.J. Lang ‘feel young’ again

T.J. Lang talked about how working alongside young players has revitalized his career. The future of Detroit Lions right guard T.J. Lang has yet to be determined. The veteran offensive lineman has battled through some serious injuries in his two years since joining the Lions in 2017. Though he remains under contract for next season, many have circled his name as a potential cap casualty (Lions would save $8.8 million) or retirement candidate. But this week, Lang took some time to reflect upon his career and talk about some of his favorite moments with the Trench Warfare podcast. One of...
Feb 14, 2019
Transcript: Darrell Bevell explains offensive identity, praises Stafford

Transcript: Darrell Bevell explains offensive identity, praises Stafford

A full transcript of the most interesting questions and answers given by Lions OC Darrell Bevell. Rather than provide you with snippets and potentially out-of-context quotes from Monday’s season ticket fan summit, we decided it’s best for you to just see it all. Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was one of the most anticipated speaker at the event, so here’s a full transcript on the most interesting questions he faced from Tori Petry and Anthony Bellino. On working with Matthew Stafford: “I’ve already had a good conversation with Matthew. Got to talk to him on...
Feb 14, 2019
2019 Detroit Lions Valentine’s Day Cards

2019 Detroit Lions Valentine’s Day Cards

Express yourself with these Detroit Lions-themed Valentine’s Day cards. Valentine’s Day is a time of love. It’s about expressing that you care for someone. Nothing says “Valentine’s Day” like a romantic dinner with a loved one, chocolates, flowers, and a thoughtful card. We at Pride of Detroit cannot offer you a candlelit evening, sweets, or bouquets, since we’re, you know, online. What we can offer, however, is some Detroit Lions-themed Valentine’s Day cards. Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is an romantic icon in the world of stage, the tale of two star-crossed...