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Golden Tate destroys Albert Wilson’s claim he is YAC King

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Last Sunday, during an overtime win over the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson had a day. In the game, Wilson hauled in six receptions for 155 yards and a pair of touchdowns. What made the receiving numbers even more impressive is that 136 of those yards came after the catch. Or as most refer to it, YAC.

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Earlier in the week, Wilson was feeling pretty confident in his abilities and he told reporters that he was the best in the game when it came to YAC.

“I’m the best YAC receiver in the league, for sure,” the Dolphins slot receiver told ESPN this week. “Team is looking for me to make those plays. That’s what I’m here for.”

That comment made many Detroit Lions fans laugh out loud, while others got defensive. That’s because they know that the “King of YAC” resides right here in the Motor City and his name is Golden Tate.

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Ever since coming to the Lions, Tate has consistently been at or near the top of the league when it comes to making opponents miss after he catches the ball. So, when the Lions receiver heard about Wilson’s comment about being the best in the game when it comes to YAC, he felt he needed to remind the young pup who the REAL King is.

From MLive:

“But you don’t get that title after five games, six games,” Tate said with a smirk.

Though Tate put Wilson in check, he also had some kind words to say about the Dolphins receiver.

“I mean, (Wilson’s) really good,” Tate said. “He had a really good game last week, especially yards after the catch. He’s talented. He’s a really, really, really good player.”

Tate knows that being confident in his own abilities has been part of his game since he was a young player and there is nothing wrong with Wilson following that blueprint.

“Is he being cocky or is he being confident? I haven’t read too much into it,” Tate said. “I think he’s a heck of a player. I think he’s a very strong runner. He’s bringing a spark to their offense, for sure.

“When I was younger, I thought I could run through a brick wall. I didn’t think anyone could tackle me. I thought I could run forever. I definitely get that mentality, and that’s something that you want to have.”

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Former Detroit Lions’ CB Nevin Lawson tweets message for Kelly Stafford and her family

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Earlier this week, Kelly Stafford‘s brother posted a photo on Instagram which showed Kelly in the hospital preparing for brain surgery.

Since that post, there have not been any updates on Kelly and all we can do is keep her in our thoughts and prayers that all went well and she has a speedy and successful recovery.

On Saturday night, former Detroit Lions‘ cornerback Nevin Lawson took to Twitter to send his prayers out for Kelly the Stafford family.

Please continue to pray for Kelly Stafford and her family as they go through this difficult time.

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Detroit Lions ‘All-Local’ 2019 NFL Mock Draft

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This coming Thursday, the 2019 NFL Draft will officially begin.

Over the past few months, if you are anything like me, you have read literally hundreds upon hundreds of Detroit Lions’ mock drafts.

So, I figured it would be fun to think outside the box (but inside the state) to come up with what an ‘All-local’ Lions draft could look like.

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Round 1 – Devin Bush Jr. (LB) Michigan or Rashan Gary (DL) Michigan

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Round 2 – Justin Layne (CB) Michigan State or David Long (CB) Michigan

Round 3 – Sean Bunting (CB) Central Michigan or Chase Winovich (DL) Michigan

Round 4 – Maxx Crosby (Edge) Eastern Michigan

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Round 5 – Khari Willis (S) Michigan State

Round 6 – Xavier Crawford (CB) Central Michigan

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Round 6 – Karan Higdon (RB) Michigan

Round 7 – Zach Gentry (TE) Michigan

Round 7 – LJ Scott (RB) Michigan State

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Now, I know there is a .0000001% chance of this actually happening, but those players should be available when the Lions are on the clock in each round.

If you want to read my ‘Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL mock draft’ please click on the link below. It also includes a local player.

Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

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JUST IN: Detroit Lions drop 2019 schedule hype video

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The 2019 NFL Draft is less than a week away and on Friday the team dropped a 2019 schedule hype video.

Check it out!

Nation, what will the Lions record be in 2019?

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