The Detroit Lions added some depth at the Wide Receiver position this week when they inked a member of the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos receiving corp, 31-year old Andre Caldwell to a one year deal. It’s possible Caldwell was brought in to compete for the spot left by Calvin Johnson, who retired in the offseason.
The Lions will kick off the preseason with a road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers before opening the preseason at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. Tickets for all games are already on sale. Be sure to secure yours today and help your Detroit Lions get back into the playoffs this season!
While Manny Ramirez is currently slotted to be the starting Left Guard but with the draft and signing of Laken Tomlinson he will most likely compete for a starting center spot. Either way, the Lions added more than just the man, they added experience that the young Lions offensive line need desperately.
Head Coach Jim Caldwell recently spoke about the O-line and the running back by committee they will be opening holes for. Already on the roster at RB were Joique Bell and Theo Riddick before management pulled the trigger on second round draft pick Ameer Abdullah. Caldwell plans to utilize all three of them in 2015.
“The thing about it, we don’t have two guys the same for the most part. They all have a little different sort of strength and we can utilize that. You know, Joique is a power back who also can get on the edge and he can catch the ball out of the backfield. Theo (Riddick) is probably a little bit more of an edge guy. I’m not saying he can’t run inside, but he’s along the edge a little bit more. So, you know, those are different players. I think when you get a chance to see Ameer (Abdullah), you’ll kind of see what his style is as well. He’s pretty versatile.”
The Lions open the preseason against the New York Jets on August 13th. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today!
There are very few teams in the NFL with a rivalry as rich as the Lions and Bears. They have been playing each other since 1930 when the Lions were known as The Spartans. The Bears won that first match up, 7-6 and have a lead in the all time series, 83-62-5.
The Lions are hoping to break a two game losing streak, the most recent loss last week in a 9-34 drubbing by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
This year, the Lions (7-4) are the favorites going into the game on Turkey day with the over/under at 47.5 points but will have to get back on track offensively.
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After only being able to muster six points against the NFL’s top team, the Arizona Cardinals, last week, the coaching staff are looking to modify the playbook some. The Lions are the only team in the NFL with a winning record yet ranking in the bottom ten in scoring in the league.
Offensive Coordinator Joe Lombardi is looking to simplify the play calling.
“You have a certain number of calls or maybe you get this one play repped against one or maybe two defenses, so if you have less calls you can kind of show more situations and you’re not just talking about them,” Lombardi told the Detroit Free Press. “It’s just a matter of practicing fewer plays and then they’re able to handle all the different looks that come up.”
After losing to the Cardinals 6-14, the Lions will now face the hard-charging New England Patriots in Foxborough. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours now!
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!
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.
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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