Matthew Stafford: ‘Forget about the last game’

As sports fans, we remember everything. We remember when our teams win championships and we remember when they make it to the playoffs, only to come up short in the end. This is exactly what Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions face as they move towards the 2015 regular season. Can they put 2014 behind … Read more

Lions sign safety Taylor Mays

Taylor Mays made a quick turnaround this week. Just days after being released by the Minnesota Vikings, who initially signed him to a one-year, $795,000 deal in March, agent Fadde Mikhail confirms the 27-year-old safety has been picked up by the Detroit Lions. Mays has made 10 career starts for the 49ers and Bengals since being … Read more

Rashean Mathis earns high praises

As a 34-year old cornerback, some might think he’s on his way out of the league. But to all those who have seen him so far throughout OTAs and minicamp, Rashean Mathis has looked as good as ever. Specifically, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell praised Mathis after Thursday’s minicamp. “It’s uncommon. That’s why you don’t … Read more

Lions need Detroit’s grit, passion more than ever this season

There are bigger things in life than professional sports. There are bills to be paid. A vehicle that needs fixed. Budgeted grocery lists. Children to take care of. Jobs and careers to find, sustain, and advance in. Education. Public works. Progress to be made in society. From racial and social turmoil to the ongoing battle … Read more

Calvin Johnson: Still one of the best, or on the decline?

Calvin Johnson, who is approaching the age of 30, wants nothing to do with the idea that his career is on the decline after an injury-plagued season in 2014. He posted 71 catches for 1,077 yards last season, which were the fewest he has recorded since 2009. Although his production was low, Johnson insists that age is … Read more

Despite injury, Joique Bell still making a difference for Lions

Despite recovering from offseason surgery, Detroit Lions’ running back Joique Bell is still making his voice heard at practice. Now that Reggie Bush is no longer part of the equation, Bell is the lone veteran in the backfield, and with young guns like Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick learning under his wing, Bell’s knowledge is … Read more

Detroit Lions release CB Bill Bentley

According to Detroit Lions senior writer Tim Twentyman and other sources, the team has released cornerback Bill Bentley. The #Lions have released CB Bill Bentley. Was trying to come back from ACL surgery. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) June 18, 2015 The Detroit Lions waived CB Bill Bentley after minicamp practice today. Bentley was returning from … Read more

ESPN includes Calvin Johnson on “NFL’s Most Overpaid Veterans” list

Despite missing three games in 2014, there is no question about it that Calvin Johnson is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. Nobody in the league presents the matchup problems that Johnson does for an opposing defense. Yet he is being disrespected. According to ESPN, Johnson ranks No. 4 on their list … Read more

Lions owner Martha Ford tried to get Ndamukong Suh to stay

On Tuesday, Martha Ford spoke to the media for the first time since taking over for her late husband, William Clay Ford, Sr. as the owner of the Detroit Lions. Ford spoke for about four minutes and one of the things she commented on was the departure of Ndamukong Suh for Miami. She even tried to get … Read more

Lots of new faces, plenty of potential on Lions’ defensive line

Just about anybody will say that the strength of the Detroit Lions last year was on the defensive line. This year, take away Ndamukong Suh (Miami Dolphins), Nick Fairley (St. Louis Rams), George Johnson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), C.J. Mosley (Miami), and Andre Fluellen (Buffalo Bills). Add Haloti Ngata, Darryl Tapp, Tyrunn Walker, Larry Webster, Devin Taylor, and Jermelle Cudjo to the mix. What do you have? That is the question most … Read more ranks every backfield in the National Football League

On Monday, Around the NFL’s Marc Sessler of ranked all the backfields in the NFL, from 1-32. Topping the list were the Philadelphia Eagles (No. 1) and the Seattle Seahawks (No. 2). Stuck at the bottom were the two worst teams in the NFL last year, the Tennessee Titans (No. 31) and the Tampa … Read more