Lions lose Hilliard in Monday Night Game

Opening Monday Night Football is always a great thing.  Opening with a  victory is even sweeter. But for the Detroit Lions, that sweetness has a tinge of sour after learning that OL Corey Hilliard will be out for probably the rest of the year after suffering a Lisfranc injury along with torn ligaments in his foot.  The team also place CB Bill Bentley on IR after he suffered a torn ACL.

The Lions embarassed the New York Giants Monday night 14-35 and next face the Carolina Panthers on the road.  Great seats and cheap tickets are still available so be sure to get yours now and support your Detroit Lions!

 

Lions Cut 7, keep Freese

The Detroit Lions have made another round of cuts that brings their team total down to 75 before Tuesday’s mandatory deadline.  Those waived include Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio, Cornerbacks Jonte Green & Aaron Hester, Fullback Chad Abram and Quarterback James Franklin.

In game three of the preseason, the Lions defeated the Jaguars bringing their preseason record to 2-1 with a victory over the Browns and a one point loss to the Raiders.

The Lions fourth preseason game will be this Thursday on the road against the Buffalo Bills.  Great seats and cheap tickets are still available so get yours now!

Suh ready to take the field

According the Ndamukong Suh’s personal trainer Mike Barwis, when Suh hits the field for training camp, he will be a “physical specimen.”

“Ndamukong is a stud,” said Barwis, “… He trains very, very hard. Guys finish up the workouts, and he’s the guy in there who stays extra to condition beyond what’s demanded of him, and these workouts are pretty hellacious. A guy like that is a pretty unique guy. … He knows what he has to do to be ready, and I think he’s proven that every year he’s been ready.”

The Lions open the Preseason against the Cleveland Browns on August 9th.  Plenty of great seats and cheap tickets still remain! Get yours today!!

Lions working through injuries in OTA’s

With only two OTA’s left, the Detroit Lions are hoping to get through them without any further injury to the squad.  With eight OTA’s under their belts and two left, a number of players have had to observe due to injury.  To date injuries include:

  • WR Golden Tate
  • LB Kyle Van Noy
  • TE Joseph Fauria
  • RB Joique Bell
  • WR Chris Durham
  • DE Ziggy Ansah
  • DE Jason Jones
  • LB Kyle Van Noy
  •   S James Ihedigbo

Be sure to get your tickets to the Lions upcoming season as they will go quickly!

 

 

Bush frustrated with Lions lack of discipline

As the Detroit Lions prepare to host the New York Giants, running back Reggie Bush is speaking out about the team’s lack of focus and discipline as it applies to every day game activities.

“It could be from penalties or it could be from turnovers or it could be from how we finished the games in fourth quarters,” the running back said. “It’s not one specific play or moment in a game. It’s the total game. It’s how we play.”

Bush says this after the team has lost control of its playoff destiny by losing four out of the last five games.

“It’s not a coaches’ thing. It’s a players’ thing. We can do a better job all across the board,” Bush said. “As far as an offense standpoint, turn the ball over and that’s the discipline issue, and that’s something we have to correct, because obviously, as you see, it’ll lose you games.”

Let’s see if Bush’s words have lit a fire under his teammates this weekend.  Great tickets and seats are still available!

Lions expect C. Johnson to play Sunday against Steelers

Calvin Johnson has been working on maintaining his body this season and has held back from the Lions last two practices.

“Body feeling good,” Johnson said. “Just got some maintenance issues that we’re just taking care of.”

The Lions will need Johnson as they face a still dangerous Pittsburgh Steelers who are coming off a home win against Buffalo.

Great seats and tickets are still available for Sunday’s game!

Lions fall to Bengals, face Cowboys next

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.

Lions look to gain respectablity with win over Bengals

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.

Lions travel to Arizona to face Cardinals

The Detroit Lions, fresh off their 10-point victory over the Minnesota Vikings, now travel to Arizona to face the 0-1 Cardinals.  The Cards fell to the Rams in a close 24-27 loss to the Rams.

Reggie Bush looked like the Bush of yesteryear with an effective running game that produce 25 touches for 191 yards and the coaching staff expects more of the same this week.

“Reggie’s a tough guy,” coach Jim Schwartz said. “You’re a running back in the NFL, there’s going to be some Mondays where you’re not going to be feeling great. Feel a little bit better when you get the win and when you make the plays that he made. That’s what we’re looking for from him.”

Tickets are still available for Sundays match up.

Bush is the key to Lions Super Bowl goals

When the Detroit Lions went after running back Reggie Bush in the Spring, it was a full court press that found Bush sitting in a private plane across from Head Coach Jim Schwartz, Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan and most importantly Quarterback Matthew Stafford.  It was an offer  hard to turn down but more than that, it was an opportunity to return to greatness.

“We talked the whole plane ride,” Bush said Wednesday as the Lions prepare for the season-opener against Minnesota. “They just kind of showed me how wide open some of these running lanes are because of the way they have to play Calvin and because of the way defenses are so worried about the passing offense.

The addition of Bush to the backfield will force opposing defenses to play honest and not blitz Stafford so much.

“I just feel like this is maybe my best opportunity yet,” Bush said

“He can take a short pass and make a big play out of it,” Schwartz said. “I like what he can provide in the run game but also in the pass game. He’s a weapon … he has the ability to take it to the house every time he touches the ball.”

The Lions take on the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets are still available