Position Battles Rage on
There are a number of positions still up for grabs. The quarterback position is still under consideration as far as keeping one or two backups so the battle between Dan Orlovsky and Rookie Jake Rudock will have meaning this week. Orlovsky went 16-25 for 164 yards and a 79.4 rating while Rudock went 8-11 for 72 yards and a rating of 120.3
The third and fourth string running back position is still up for grabs with Joique Bell the starter, Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner continue to battle. Zenner led the way last week with seven rushes for 24 yards, Riddick rushed for 20 yards on four carries.
Ticket for this weekends game as well as the remainder of preseason and regular season games are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Detroit Lions!!
First round draft pick Taylor Decker has been slotted as the starting left tackle,
the only rookie to be so listed as all others are third and fourth string options.
Beginning today, the Lions will be joining the Pittsburgh Steelers in joint practices. The two teams meet this Friday in the first preseason match up between the two teams. This will be the first game under new (began last season in week 8) offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. Expect this new offense to no longer lead the league in turnovers as they did for most of last season.
Tickets for Friday’s game against the Steelers are still available as well as the home preseason kickoff next Thursday against the Bengals. So make sure to grab yours and be a part of Detroit Lions history!
The Detroit lions played a great game against the Bengals but came up on the short end of a 27-24 loss. The setback puts the Lions at 4-3.
Next up for Detroit are the Dallas Cowboys and the key matchup in that contest will be rookie center Travis Frederick against defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
One player Lions Coach Jim Schwartz will be keeping his eyes on is Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant.
“And I think that Dez Bryant in particular has really improved over the course of his career. We saw him as a really young player a few years ago. He’s playing like a veteran player now. He’s taken the load of the No. 1 receiver. That’s a big burden to be the No. 1 receiver. You’re going to see attention every week. You’re going to see double teams. You’re going to see corners rolled to your side and it’s a big mental adjustment to go through that and I think that Dez Bryant has done that. He’s made big plays for them. He’s always been a really strong player, but you just see him maturing as a player and I think that’s good for the NFL when you see young players improve like he has.
Great seats/tickets are still available for this NFC Matchup.
Home win would push record to 5-2/Suh fined again
Coming off a win over the Cleveland Browns, the Detroit Lions are looking to get back to business as usual as they take on a talented Cincinnati Bengals team who won a thrilling 27-24 overtime game in Buffalo.
Meanwhile, DT Ndamukong Suh was fined by the NFL a whopping $31,500 for a two hard hits on Bengals QB Brandon Weeden.
“We’re going to aggressively enforce player safety fouls,” Blandino said. “When I looked at the play, I felt that he did make contact with the forehead-hairline. Lowered the head and made contact with the forehead-hairline. Not to the head or neck, but the rule does prohibit that contact to the body.”
Great tickets and seats are still available for this huge match up.
The Detroit News
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is used to hitting quarterbacks. Wednesday, he apparently was hit by the NFL with a $20,000 fine.
In Friday’s exhibition game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Suh slammed quarterback Andy Dalton to the turf after Dalton released a pass in the first quarter.
Suh posted on Twitter Wednesday: “$20,000REALLY??? #NFL #BIGFAIL”
Last season, Suh got a $7,500 fine for a hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme during an exhibition matchup and $15,000 for hitting the Chicago Bears’ Jay Cutler during the regular season.