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Detroit Lions still not totally clicking on offense

usatoday.com - Dec 9, 2015

With 4 games to play in disappointing season, Detroit Lions still not clicking on offense        

matthew stafford "It's not over yet, So I have to keep playing, keep plugging away week to week and you can ask me that question at the end of the season. I probably still wouldn't answer it."
calvin johnson "The big topic is finishing this quarter well — as we did last quarter, if not better, We did a pretty good job going 3-1 in that last quarter with all those games in a short amount of time. So definitely trying to start this quarter fast and finish it the same way."

Former Lions DT Nick Fairley still has weight issue in St. Louis but this time in a good way

mlive.com - Dec 9, 2015

Fairley says he weights 281 pounds these days after hitting as much as 320 in Detroit.

nick fairley "My eating habits now, it's not even a diet, just ... changed my way of eating and have been able to stick to it and I'm sticking to it,"
nick fairley "It's doing me real well."
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Lions' Ameer Abdullah, Isa Abdul-Quddus blast 'ignorant' Donald Trump

mlive.com - Dec 9, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- Donald Trump has said he'd like to block all Muslims from entering this country. He has said he would like to register all Muslims who are already in it. That would affect two Detroit Lions starters. Safety...

isa abdul-quddus "That's the scary part, I just pray that Americans have a better mindset than to think all Muslims are evil. Because, you know, there's a lot of Muslims doing great things out there, and a lot of Muslims doing great things for America. It's tough to see that, because we're all getting alienated when just a small percentage of people are doing bad (things)."
isa abdul-quddus "This is a tough thing to deal with -- just being alienated, There's a lot of people that is struggling with this. I can say it's easier for me, because I'm of African-American descent. But someone who is of Middle Eastern descent, being Muslim, now people are a little more nervous (around them) because they feel like those guys are doing the dirt -- when in reality, it's just a group of evil people. It's tough."

7 Detroit Lions players limited during Wednesday's practice

mlive.com - Dec 9, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- The good news is everyone is practicing for the Detroit Lions. The bad news is not everyone was full-go for the Wednesday session.  Seven Lions players were limited with various ailments, including six starters. Wide receivers Calvin Johnson...

Detroit Lions WRs weigh in as NFL forms committee to reshape definition of a catch

mlive.com - Dec 9, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- More than five years after Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson failed to "complete the process," the NFL has failed to satisfactorily define what is and what isn't a catch. The league has attempted to simplify its definition in...

Rams' Jeff Fisher: Jim Schwartz deserves another head coaching gig

mlive.com - Dec 9, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- Two years after he was fired by the Detroit Lions, Jim Schwartz is a man without a team. He spent the 2014 season as the Buffalo Bills' defensive coordinator and did good work there, but was let...

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Tardy Lacy: Packers don't need to worry about me

espn.go.com - Dec 9, 2015

Tardy Lacy: Packers don&apost need to worry about me

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Detroit Lions at full strength for practice, including Travis Swanson, Michael Ola

mlive.com - Dec 9, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions got back Travis Swanson for Wednesday's practice. Michael Ola was there too. So was everybody else. Detroit's entire 53-man roster was accounted for when it reconvened Wednesday to begin preparations for Sunday's game against...

Lions' Calvin Johnson mum on coaches not putting him on field for Hail Mary

mlive.com - Dec 9, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- Calvin Johnson declined to take questions about the Hail Mary on Monday, saying he would do so on Wednesday. On Wednesday? "Man, that's all old news now," he said. Johnson decided to shoot down all questions about...

calvin johnson "Like I said, guys, focused on the Rams,"

Detroit Lions Twitter Talk: More on Jim Caldwell's job security and a time frame to hire a GM

mlive.com - Dec 9, 2015

Welcome back to our regularly scheduled Twitter Talk feature. The concept is simple. You ask me questions via Twitter and I answer those inquiries here. Refuse to sign up for Twitter? That's fine. No hard feelings. Colleague Kyle Meinke will...

Lions safety James Ihedigbo probably not coming off bench anytime soon

mlive.com - Dec 9, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- The St. Louis Rams fired their offensive coordinator this week. That tosses a wrench into the Detroit Lions' defensive preparations for Sunday's game. But here is one thing you can expect: Whatever St. Louis does, expect James...

Detroit Lions face another test in handling adversity

mlive.com - Dec 8, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions are no strangers to adversity. At 4-8, they've taken some blows. And they haven't always handled it well, despite Jim Caldwell's insistence to the contrary. After coming up on the short end of a...

james ihedigbo "We're done with it, It's an unfortunate play, but it happened. If we could do it all over again, we'd love to change it. Unfortunately in this league, you can't, so we're just moving on."

Column: NFL must embrace comprehensive replay review this offseason

mlive.com - Dec 8, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- Each offseason, the NFL makes tweaks to its rule book and officiating processes. This year, a tweak isn't good enough. It's time for an overhaul. The Detroit Lions should arguably be 6-6 through 12 games, in the...

Lions captain: Jim Caldwell not at fault for Hail Mary, should return in 2016

mlive.com - Dec 8, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions were prepared to defend a lateral. They got a Hail Mary. If you don't live under a rock, you already know how this one ends. With Detroit's defense out of position, Green Bay's Aaron...

darryl tapp "Apologize for what? For what? If that's the case, every coach in the league has to apologize every day. There's no such thing as a perfect call, or a perfect defense. Players got to make those plays. Sometimes you got to do something out of the ordinary to make the play."
darryl tapp "That (Hail Mary) will never happen again, That's one of those things that goes to what I said before -- you have to have some situations like that, that don't go your way. You got to know how to bounce back, and how to grow -- and like I said, store that in your memory bank so when it happens again, you know how to attack that."

A look ahead for the Rams

stltoday.com - Dec 8, 2015

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Examining Willie Young's Improvement at Outside Linebacker for the Chicago Bears

bleacherreport.com - Dec 8, 2015

Willie Young led the Chicago Bears in sacks last season, but he struggled earlier this year to adapt to his new role as an outside linebacker. After a slow start to 2015, Young is showing improvement on a weekly basis in Chicago's 3-4 defense. In March 2014, the Bears signed Young to a three-year deal to play defensive end in Chicago's 4-3 scheme, and then-general manager Phil Emery was excited ab

willie young "I don't know anything about playing linebacker, So obviously I study day in and day out now. There's never a day off."

Detroit Lions' Defensive Line Foundation for Revival, Gives Hope for Future

bleacherreport.com - Dec 7, 2015

Lost in the falling crowd of Green Bay Packers in the end zone and the Detroit Lions' 45-point explosion on Thanksgiving has been the defensive line. Everyone remembers Ezekiel Ansah's 3.5-sack act against Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson, but the focus quickly shifts back to Matthew Stafford's five scoring tosses and Calvin Johnson's touchdown trifecta. It's understandable. Fantasy football s

Detroit Lions offensive linemen Michael Ola, Travis Swanson tight-lipped on injuries

mlive.com - Dec 7, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- Travis Swanson missed the Green Bay game with an ankle injury. Michael Ola started the contest, but had to be helped off the field in the third quarter after suffering a knee injury. The injuries aren't considered...

Using Joique Bell at end of Packers game not a sign Lions lack faith in Ameer Abdullah

mlive.com - Dec 7, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- After a short stint in the doghouse, Ameer Abdullah is starting to put it all together. The Detroit Lions rookie running back has topped his season-high for rushing yards in back-to-back games, going for 67 yards on...

Lions coach Jim Caldwell refuses to answer for Hail Mary

mlive.com - Dec 7, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- Four days later, many are still trying to understand what happened on the Hail Mary. Those looking for answers from the Detroit Lions shouldn't hold their breath. Coach Jim Caldwell addressed reporters for the first time since...

Live updates: Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell's press conference following loss to Green Bay Packers

mlive.com - Dec 7, 2015

Please note, all statements from Jim Caldwell in this post will be paraphrased, unless quotation marks are used. Refresh often for updates once the press conference begins. Newest updates will be at the top.   -- That's a wrap.  -- Caldwell...

Replacing Chris Ash Will Be Urban Meyer's Biggest Challenge Yet at Ohio State

bleacherreport.com - Dec 7, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Ohio State closes the chapter on its national championship defense and looks ahead toward the consolation prize that will be the No. 7 Buckeyes' New Year's Day Fiesta Bowl matchup with No. 8 Notre Dame, Urban Meyer's greatest challenge won't be finding a way to neutralize Fighting Irish star linebacker Jaylon Smith or containing breakout quarterback DeShone Kizer. Ra

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Don't miss the best betting value with these NFL Week 14 odds

covers.com - Dec 7, 2015

Each week during the pro football season, Covers Expert Art Aronson of AAA Sports looks at the NFL odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later and and which total to watch as the week plays out.

Column: Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter has done enough to warrant consideration for return in 2016

mlive.com - Dec 7, 2015

ALLEN PARK -- What's going to happen to Jim Caldwell? What's going to happen to Matthew Stafford? Calvin Johnson? Sheldon White? These questions have swirled around the Detroit Lions for weeks now, ever since owner Martha Firestone Ford blew up...

Regardless of Final Record, Detroit Lions Should Not Keep Jim Caldwell

bleacherreport.com - Dec 6, 2015

Life is cruel. The Detroit Lions and their head coach Jim Caldwell surely know this. Three shaky (at best) calls in the last calendar year have gone against the Lions and had a direct impact on the outcome. Lions got hosed by officials in Seattle. And now this. Feel your pain, Jim Caldwell. — Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) December 4, 2015 Let's not forget one prematurely ended the 2014 seas

Golden Tate says he needs to be a bit better after communication issues with QB Matthew Stafford

mlive.com - Dec 6, 2015

DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford rarely shows frustration with teammates publicly, but after getting sacked on a third-down play during the second quarter of the team's loss to Green Bay on Thursday, the Detroit Lions quarterback was as angry as you'll see him....

golden tate "I want the ball as much as I can because I feel that gives us a better shot at winning, but I need to be more consistent being where he expects me to be, We just have to make a few more plays, man, a few more plays."
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After another unbelievable loss, what is breaking point for Lions fans?

espn.go.com - Dec 6, 2015

After another unbelievable loss, what is breaking point for Lions fans?

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Calvin Johnson Sets Record with 15th Touchdown Against Packers

bleacherreport.com - Dec 5, 2015

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson recorded his 15th touchdown reception against the Green Bay Packers during Thursday's 27-23 loss, breaking Randy Moss' old record of 14 career touchdown catches in games against Green Bay, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info). Coming off a three-score performance against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving, the 30-year-old Johnson got o

2016 NFL Mock Draft: 1st-Round Predictions for Top Prospects

bleacherreport.com - Dec 5, 2015

Brace yourself for a lot of Ohio State talk during the 2016 NFL draft.  Joey Bosa and Ezekiel Elliott have dominated the draft conversation among the Buckeyes, but they're far from the only Ohio State products who will have an impact in this year's draft. The latest update to the mock draft features six Ohio State players, and even one former Buckeye. The draft order below is the unofficial u

Now the Lions must figure out how to pick up the pieces

mlive.com - Dec 5, 2015

DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions played 60 minutes of winning football against one of their biggest rivals, with whatever was left of their slim playoff hopes on the line. They lost anyway. Detroit will have the next few days to...

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