Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports With minimal time to prepare, the Lions head coach is exhausting his resources. Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia always warns against ugly football in September. In the past, we’ve seen him turn up the intensity in training camp to get the team ready for the regular season, because there isn’t a lot that can completely prepare you for the … [Read more...] about Matt Patricia sought help from NCAA coaches to prepare without preseason games
Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images Two players will be rejoining the team soon. The Detroit Lions made three moves on Friday as they shape up their roster a few weeks away from Week 1. Defensive end Romeo Okwara was activated from the Non-Football Injury (NFI) list, where he was placed last week, and he can now return to action. The team also activated safety … [Read more...] about Lions activate Romeo Okwara, Jalen Elliott, Reserve/COVID list now clear
Photo by George Gelatly/Getty Images New rules for selecting coaches could make it happen. Talk of Fame Network’s Clark Judge, who is himself a Hall of Fame voter and writer with a longstanding interest in head coaches, believes a Lions head coach who won multiple NFL titles deserves a better look at getting into Canton. Changes approved last Friday to Hall of Fame bylaws … [Read more...] about Notes: Should former Lions coach Buddy Parker be in the Hall of Fame?
Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images It’s only been a couple of weeks, but Desmond Trufant already sees something special in the Lions’ rookie CB. Desmond Trufant knows what it’s like to be a rookie cornerback with high, immediate expectations. It was just seven years ago when the Atlanta Falcons took him with their first-round pick and put him in the … [Read more...] about Trufant on Lions rookie CB Jeff Okudah: ‘I can already tell he’s a technician’
Photo by Allan Dranberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Did the Lions tip their hand on who will be starting at left guard? On Thursday, we posted some very, very basic observations from training camp based entirely on a photo gallery posted by the Detroit Lions after their first practice of the offseason on Wednesday. You all seemed to like it, as you clearly are as … [Read more...] about Breaking down Day 2 of Lions practice photos: Joe Dahl starting at left guard?
Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images The Stafford’s join the current Georgia coach in setting up the program in Athens. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, his wife Kelly, have joined current Georgia Bulldogs football coach Kirby Smart, and his wife Mary Beth, in creating a new social justice program for the University of Georgia athletic department. An official … [Read more...] about Matthew, Kelly Stafford donate $350,000 to UGA social justice program
Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images The Lions had three players opt out before the deadline. The Detroit Lions had three players opt out of the 2020 NFL season before last Thursday’s opt-out deadline. Those are wide receiver Geronimo Allison, offensive lineman Russell Bodine, and defensive lineman John Atkins. Question of the day: Which opt out was the biggest loss for … [Read more...] about Open thread: Which opt out was the biggest loss for the Lions?
One of the best video series the Detroit Lions have been producing over the past few years is their “Inside the Den” documentary. In year’s past, the video series has done their best to mimic popular HBO series “Hard Knocks” to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at training camp and the personal lives of certain Lions players. Despite all of the disruptions this offseason from … [Read more...] about Lions’ training camp documentary gives unique look at COVID preparation
Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Detroit worked out the veteran running back. The Detroit Lions worked out former Seattle Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise, among six others on Thursday, as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Prosise is a wide receiver turned running back that was heralded for his speed and elusiveness coming out of Notre Dame. He is … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions work out running back C.J. Prosise, 6 others