Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images Someone’s gotta win the backup job. But who? Yesterday we posed the question: Is Josh Johnson the answer at backup quarterback? You all answered with a resounding “No.” That leaves us with an interesting dilemma because there are only so many options that the Lions have, and none of them may be any good. I don’t think any of … [Read more...] about Open thread: Who should be the Lions’ backup quarterback?
Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images The extension would add another year to Harrison’s contract while also increasing his guaranteed money. With the start of the regular season less than three weeks away, the Detroit Lions were able to accomplish one of their key tasks of the offseason on Wednesday. Per Adam Schefter, the team reached an agreement with defensive tackle Damon … [Read more...] about Report: Lions, Damon Harrison reach contract agreement
Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images Was it the right call? We break it down. It turns out even in the preseason the Detroit Lions find their way in the middle of an officiating controversy. Late in the third quarter of the Lions’ second preseason game against the Houston Texans, offensive guard Oday Aboushi was called for a blindside block on this play: “In #DETvsHOU, DET … [Read more...] about Breaking down the call: What was with that Oday Aboushi blindside block call?
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Lions aren’t getting any love as per the usual After two rough weeks in the preseason, it’s not hard to believe that the Lions aren’t going to rank very high on anyone’s power rankings. So it wasn’t any surprise to me that NFL.com put the Lions at 26 in their latest power ranking. It shouldn’t surprise you either. Author Dan Hanzus’ … [Read more...] about Notes: NFL.com’s power rankings drop Lions to bottom 7
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The former Lions tight end is going through a full rebuild—physically and mentally. It’s been a terribly rough offseason for former Detroit Lions fourth-round pick Michael Roberts. The young tight end was finally hoping to turn around his NFL career after injury and disappointing play tainted his first two years with the Lions. … [Read more...] about Michael Roberts undergoes shoulder surgery, opens up about depression
Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images The Lions fourth quarterback in camp picked apart the Texans defense with ease, but that performance seemed to come out of nowhere. Both 2018 backup quarterback Matt Cassel and former 2016 sixth-round pick Jake Rudock, who spent training camp with the Lions, found themselves out of Detroit to start the 2019 offseason. The team, instead, … [Read more...] about Where did David Fales come from?
Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images Our latest projection for the Lions’ 2019 53-man roster. It’s been three weeks since I’ve made a 53-man roster prediction, and a lot has changed since. We’ve seen two preseason games, a few players have been on and off the injury list, and position battles have shifted drastically. So it’s time to revisit my predictions and take a crack at … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions 53-man roster prediction: Preseason Week 3
Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Lions are in trouble in the receiver depth department. The Detroit Lions had problems on top of problems in 2018 when it comes to wide receiver. Sure, Kenny Golladay had his coming-out party and hit 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his career. But outside of that, they traded Golden Tate, who was their leading receiver at the … [Read more...] about The Lions have failed to fix their receiver problem
Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images Johnson seems great on paper, but a shaky Lions debut has raised questions about whether he’s the answer. Josh Johnson looked like a great signing at backup quarterback for the Lions after Tom Savage went down in the first preseason game. He saw extended meaningful action with the Washington Redskins in 2018 and performed well, especially … [Read more...] about Open thread: Is Josh Johnson the answer at backup quarterback?
Photo by Allan Dranberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Lions new safety has had a stand out training camp. The signing of Andrew Adams went under the radar last spring. The Detroit Lions went on a spending spree that featured the additions of defensive end Trey Flowers and cornerback Justin Coleman, and the addition of the safety managed to slip between the … [Read more...] about Notes: Andrew Adams named Lions’ training camp MVP